Evaluating predictors of invasive candidiasis in patients with and without candidemia on micafungin.

Evaluating predictors of invasive candidiasis in patients with and without candidemia on micafungin. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 Jan;31(1):30-34 Authors: Carr A, Colley P, Berhe M, Nguyen HL Abstract Numerous risk factors have been linked to invasive candidiasis; however, they are nonspecific and often trigger empiric antifungal therapy in a large number of patients. Identification of more precise predictors could promote judicious use of empiric echinocandins. In this retrospective review, 127 patients with blood cultures positive for Candida spp. were compared to a randomly selected cohort of 134 patients on empiric micafungin for ≥3 days and with blood cultures negative for Candida spp. Factors associated with candidemia included total parenteral nutrition (TPN; 26.0% vs 15.7%, P = 0.040), multifocal Candida colonization (23.6% vs 3.0%, P
Source: Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) Source Type: research

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