GAFFI: Report on Global Fungal Infection Forum III

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Conclusion: Patterns of invasive fungal infections are changing in many ways. In the midst of these evolving trends, IFI of the respiratory tractcontinue to remain important causes of morbidity and mortality. Diagnostic tools can be adequately used only if the treating physician is aware of the propensity of patients to acquire a fungal infection. Thus, continuous awareness and education is crucial for successful management of patients. Judicious use of antifungal medications as prophylactic measures must be employed, particularly in the critically ill and patients of HIV.
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2018Source: Food ControlAuthor(s): Kwabena Asare Bediako, Kwadwo Ofori, Samuel Kwame Offei, Daniel Dzidzienyo, James Yaw Asibuo, Richard Adu AmoahAbstractGroundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the most important oilseed crops in world agricultural trade. It is considered an important crop by virtue of its contribution to satisfying the protein needs of many households who cannot afford animal protein. Production and consumption of groundnuts are hampered among others, by Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus infection which subsequently contaminate groundnuts with ...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Genetic mutations that reduce intracellular superoxide production by granulocytes causes chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). These patients suffer from frequent and severe bacterial and fungal infections thro...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Analyst, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8AN01591K, PaperGorkem Bakir, Benoit E. Girouard, Robert W. Johns, Catherine Rui-Jin Findlay, Hans A. Bechtel, Max Eisele, Susan G Kaminskyj, Tanya E. S. Dahms, Kathleen Margaret Gough With lethal opportunistic fungal infections on the rise, it is imperative to explore new methods to examine virulence mechanisms. The fungal cell wall is crucial for both the virulence and... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Analyst latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study suggests that amphotericin B additives in Optisol-GS reduce the growth of F. solani and A. fumigatus.
Source: Eye and Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 October 2018Source: Medical Mycology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Ana María Garcia-Giraldo, Barbara Lucia Mora, Jorge Mario Loaiza-Castaño, Jorge Andrés Cedano, Fernando RossoAbstractInvasive aspergillosis usually affects immunocompromised hosts with variable manifestations depending on the site of infection. In this article, we present two cases of invasive Aspergillosis in two non-immunocompromised patients; both cases had a paranasal sinuses infection, with intraorbital and intracranial extension, requiring surgery and antifungal treatment with Voriconazole. These cas...
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
A patient at Hai Duong Hospital near Hanoi, Vietnam, developed an infection from the fungus aspergillus niger, which caused spores of mould to grow in his ear.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract Invasive fungal infections due to Aspergillus calidoustus with decreased azole susceptibility are emerging in the setting of azole prophylaxis and are associated with poor outcomes. We assessed the in vitro activity of antifungal drugs used alone or in combinations against A. calidoustus and found a synergistic effect between voriconazole and terbinafine at concentrations within the therapeutic range. An invertebrate Galleria mellonella model of A. calidoustus infection tended to support the potential benefit of this combination. PMID: 30323034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
Abstract Aspergillus galactomannan immunoassay is a main diagnostic and monitoring tool in medical mycology. However, the specificity of the method can be skewered by the presence of several other fungi. Trying to diagnose a possible fungal infection of the lower respiratory tract in a haematology patient, it appeared that the fungus Trichoderma longibrachiatum is an additional probable cause of positive galactomannan results. Although, that Trichoderma is a rare but emerging pathogen in immunocompromised patients, the above information could be a caution point in the clinical evaluation of diagnostic results. ...
Source: Current Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Curr Microbiol Source Type: research
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is characterised by chronic airway infection with bacteria and fungi. Infections caused by Scedosporium/Lomentospora species can occur and are difficult to treat. Moulds belonging to the genus Scedosporium/Lomentospora are detected most frequently in respiratory samples of patients with CF, next to Aspergillus spp. Our aim was to define pulmonary fungal infections due to Scedosporium/Lomentospora in CF and to study the antimycotic treatment.In this multicentre study (12 centres; duration January 2008 to December 2014) 31 patients with a lung infection caused by moulds of the genus Scedosporium/Lomentospora were included.
Source: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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