The occurrence of vulvovaginal Candida species and their antifungal susceptibility pattern in HIV seropositive women in Ahvaz, Southwest Iran

Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global HealthAuthor(s): Mehran Varnasiri, Shokrolah Salmanzadeh, Ali Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Marzieh Halvaeezadeh, Simin Taghipour, Shahla Molavi, Seyed Mohammad Alavi, Khojasteh Hoseiny Nezhad, Parastoo Moradi Choghakabodi
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Medical Mycology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Bryant Koh, Catriona Halliday, Raymond Chan
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 April 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Weidong Qian, Min Yang, Xinchen Li, Zhaohuan Sun, Yongdong Li, Xuejun Wang, Ting Wang
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results reported here for the first time, in particular for the biofilm state of C. albicans, imply that curcumin a natural product could be used as a therapeutic alternative to conventional antifungals although further investigations are required to evaluate its potential.
Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Laurence Vergison, Alexander Schepens, Koen Liekens, Renata De Kesel, Hans Van der Bracht, Jan Victor
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Although obtaining fungal cultures from bronchoscopy samples rarely changed therapy, the study by Shah et  al1 did not show whether such patients would benefit from antifungal drug treatment. Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines2 state that "[g]rowth of Candida from respiratory secretions usually indicates colonization and rarely requires treatment with antifungal therapy." Following those guidelines, therapy will not be given. In my experience, Candida sometimes causes chronic bronchitis, which improves with antifungal drug therapy,3 and Candida can contribute to mucus plugging and atelectasis.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
We thank Dr Johnson for his feedback.1 We agree that change of therapy vs benefit of therapy could not be assessed by our retrospective design. Regarding the comments on bronchiectasis, the role of antifungal agents in this population has not been thoroughly studied. Some retrospective studies, such as the letter writer's own, suggest that there may be benefit of researching this further in a prospective manner, but the preponderance of evidence is insufficient to recommend routinely treating Candida in respiratory infections outside of an appropriately monitored clinical trial.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
Microbial survival in blood is an essential step toward the development of disseminated diseases and blood stream infections. For poultry, however, little is known about the interactions of host cells and pathogens in blood. We established an ex vivo chicken whole-blood infection assay as a tool to analyze interactions between host cells and three model pathogens, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans. Following a systems biology approach, we complemented the experimental measurements with functional and quantitative immune characteristics by virtual infection modeling. All three pathogens were kill...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Authors: Cortés JA, Ruiz JF, Melgarejo-Moreno LN, Lemos EV Abstract En Colombia, especialmente en las unidades de cuidados intensivos, la candidemia es una causa frecuente de infección del torrente sanguíneo y representa el 88 % de las infecciones fúngicas en pacientes hospitalizados, con una mortalidad entre 36 y 78 %. Su incidencia en Colombia es mayor a la reportada en los países desarrollados e, incluso, en otros países de Latinoamérica. Para su manejo deben considerarse los factores de riesgo del paciente, luego valorar las características clínicas...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
[Análisis cuantitativo de la expresión de genes de resistencia a fluconazol en cepas de Candida albicans aisladas al ingreso de adultos mayores a una unidad de cuidados intensivos de Manizales, Colombia]. Biomedica. 2020 Mar 01;40(1):153-165 Authors: Rojas AE, Pérez JE, Hernández JS, Zapata Y Abstract Introducción. Las infecciones oportunistas asociadas con Candida albicans han tenido gran repercusión en la salud pública por la mortalidad que generan en determinados grupos poblacionales. Aunque existen tratamientos farmacológicos disponibles, es e...
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
Authors: Zuluaga-Rodríguez A PMID: 32220157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Biomedica : Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Biomedica Source Type: research
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