Fungicides used to keep apples fresh may be driving drug-resistant strains of deadly bug
Indian and US researchers found fungicides used to keep fruit fresh are boosting levels of deadly candida auris by improving the fungus' survival rate compared to other types of yeasts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Literature review on the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens in neonatal sepsis
Purpose: Neonatal sepsis (NS) has no specific clinical manifestations and blood culture analysis requires a long period of time. Knowledge of prevalent bacterial isolates and their antibiotic susceptibility is crucial when choosing an empirical therapy to decrease morbidity and mortality. This literature review summarizes the distribution characteristics and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial pathogens associated with bloodstream infections in Chinese neonates, and thus serves as a reference for pediatricians. Methods: The full-text journal database, CNKI, was searched using the key words " neonatal " , " sepsis " , and...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most of your internal organs are comfortably well protected from the outside world. But the gastrointestinal tract—or more precisely, the inside of the gastrointestinal tract—comes in contact with items from the outside world every day. The foods you eat enter the body via the mouth, travel to the stomach, where they’re partially digested, and move on to the intestines, where the real work of extracting the nutrients and energy we need to live and thrive takes place. The system usually works quite well, but for some folks, it can spring leaks—just as any well-used plumbing system might. These tiny l...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Machine-learning based prediction of prognostic risk factors in patients with invasive candidiasis infection and bacterial bloodstream infection: a singled centered retrospective study.
Conclusion: Our results showed that the most common candida and bacteria infections were caused by Candida parapsilosis and Acinetobacter baumannii, respectively. The main predictors of death prognosis are serum creatinine level, age, length of stay, stay in ICU during hospitalisation, serum albumin level, CRP, leukocyte count, neutrophil count, PCT and total bilirubin level. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Outbreak of C auris Has Been Reported in Brazil A New Outbreak of C auris Has Been Reported in Brazil
A recent outbreak of the fungal infection Candida auris has Brazilian specialists warning clinicians to be on the lookout for infections, which they believe are underdiagnosed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Antifungal Medications Are Sorely Needed New Antifungal Medications Are Sorely Needed
Better treatment for Candida auris, Aspergillus and other dangerous fungal pathogens is slow to come, even as rates of drug resistance rise. New therapies are in the pipeline, and hospital practices can help.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Candida Cleanses: Are Anti-Yeast Diets Just a Fad? Candida Cleanses: Are Anti-Yeast Diets Just a Fad?
Despite uncertain health claims, diets set on eliminating Candida from our guts are seemingly everywhere.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - December 17, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Effectiveness and real-world materials compatibility of a novel hydrogen peroxide disinfectant cleaner.
A novel 4% hydrogen peroxide disinfectant was effective against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridioides difficile spores, carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli, and 2 strains of Candida auris. In laboratory testing, a sodium hypochlorite disinfectant caused fading and loss of pliability of a hospital mattress, but the hydrogen peroxide disinfectant did not. These findings suggest that the hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectant may be a useful addition to the sporicidal disinfectant products available for use in healthcare settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between a Paronychia and a Felon?
Discussion The hands are one of the most important parts of the body for interacting with the world. They are remarkably adapted having sensitive sensory receptors as well as feedback receptors for grasping, holding, and manipulating objects. Hands, especially with an opposable thumb, multiple joints within the hand, along with the wrist and elbow, allow the hand to move in multiple positions to manipulate the world. Hands also symbolize an emotional caring and sharing between individuals as hands are used to provide a true “human touch” in personal and social situations. Due to their important interactions in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 6, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Are the Symptoms of Candida in the Gut?
Title: What Are the Symptoms of Candida in the Gut?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/23/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - November 23, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA Grants Profounda Orphan Drug Designation Approval for Treatment of Invasive Candidiasis with Miltefosine
Invasive candidiasis is an infection caused by a yeast (a type of fungus) called Candida. and is a serious infection that can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, bones, or other parts of the body In the United States, candidemia is one of the most com... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Profounda, Impavido, miltefosine, leishmaniasis, candidiasis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection
CDC advises clinical laboratories and microbiologists encountering C. auris to follow their own protocols before adopting federal agency guidelines In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned healthcare facilities and clinical laboratories to be on the alert for Candida auris (C. auris) infections in their patients. An outbreak of the drug resistant […] The post CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 29, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing anatomic pathology Annals o Source Type: news

C auris Transmission Can be Contained in Postacute Care Settings C auris Transmission Can be Contained in Postacute Care Settings
Careful infection control and hand hygiene controlled an outbreak of Candida auris in Orange County, California.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Rapid Intervention Can Contain Multidrug-Resistant Candida Auris
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The multidrug-resistant yeast, Candida auris, can be identified and contained with enhanced laboratory surveillance and prompt investigation with infection prevention and control (IPC) support, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Untreatable, Drug-Resistant Fungus Found in Texas and DC Untreatable, Drug-Resistant Fungus Found in Texas and DC
Two clusters of pan-resistant Candida auris have been found in long-term-care facilities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news