CDC Warns of Person-to-Person Transmission of Resistant Fungus
In a first, patients who hadn’t been treated with antifungals were found to carry Candida auris impervious to all three available classes of the drugs. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

C.D.C. Warns of Superbug Fungus Outbreaks in 2 Cities
For the first time, the C.D.C. identified several cases of Candida auris that were resistant to all drugs, in two health facilities in Texas and a long-term care center in Washington, D.C. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Infections Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Texas Washington (DC) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 Candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Transmission of Pan-Resistant and Echinocandin-Resistant Candida auris in Health Care Facilities - Texas and the District of Columbia, January-April 2021
This report describes transmission of the multi-drug-resistant yeast, Candida auris, in health care facilities. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 22, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Healthcare MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Candida auris Source Type: news

Eminent doctor: COVID vaccine is 'bioterrorism by injection' and has likely caused at least 50K deaths in the US
(Natural News) In a candid interview with German international trial attorney, Reiner Fuellmich, eminent physician Dr. Peter McCullough reflected upon what he called “propagandized bioterrorism by injection,” expressing concern that the current experimental COVID-19 vaccines may sterilize the young, foster cancer, and could have likely caused 50,000 to (currently) 70,000 deaths already in the United States. (Article... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus a common pathogen in ventilation-associated pneumonia?: The experience of a tertiary teaching hospital in Jordan
Abstract: Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a life threatening device related infection in intensive care units. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is considered a common contagious pathogen causing pneumonia and sepsis. To assess the prevalence of S aureus in comparison to other pathogens, and their antibacterial sensitivity profile in ventilator-associated pneumonia. Data regarding ventilator-associated pneumonia of adults admitted to the intensive care unit, at the Jordan University of Science and Technology Hospital, between 2012 and 2018 were extracted from the computerized system. Microorganisms and their s...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Threads Embedded in Pads and Tampons Can Diagnose Yeast Infection
The material turns bright pink when it comes in contact with an enzyme produced by the fungus Candida albicans. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

COVID-19 creates conditions for emergence of 'superfungus' in Brazil
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The presence of Candida auris in a hospital in Salvador, Bahia, was confirmed at end-2020 and reported in an article in the Journal of Fungi. The fungus can cause a lethal invasive disease and is ringing alarm bells because of the speed with which it develops drug resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study shows how fungi and bacteria can activate genes associated with head and neck cancer
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A research group at S ã o Paulo State University (UNESP) analyzed how Candida albicans fungi and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria influence gene expression and tumor cell survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Alarm over white fungus: All you need to know about causes, symptoms and treatment plans
Though no case of white fungal infection in Covid patients has been reported in Patna, white fungus (Candida and Aspergillus) reaching the lungs could pose a new challenge. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alarm over white fungus: Here's all you need to know about causes, symptoms and treatment plans
Though no case of white fungal infection in Covid patients has been reported in Patna, white fungus (Candida and Aspergillus) reaching the lungs could pose a new challenge. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New formulation of existing medicines prove highly effective against drug-resistant fungus
(Case Western Reserve University) Spread of Candida auris on skin--a source of deadly infections--can be effectively stopped, according to new Case Western Reserve University research (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Montreal health agency says communications with family were 'incomplete' after woman found dead in ER
After nearly a month of silence, the health agency for Montreal's West Island says it has apologized to the family of Candida Macarine, who died in a room at Lakeshore General Hospital on Feb. 27. Her family says it's not enough. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Fungal species causing candidiasis use distinct infection strategies
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) - Vaginal candidiasis (commonly known as vaginal thrush) affects 138 million women worldwide each year.- Researchers have studied four Candida species (which account for 90% of candidiasis cases), the pathways they use to infect the vaginal epithelium and the defence mechanisms of this epithelium.- The results of this international collaboration between the group headed by Dr. Toni Gabaldon (IRB Barcelona/BSC) and Dr. Bernhard Hube's laboratory (Hans Knoell Institute/ University of Jena) have been published in the journal Nature Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Candida auris Outbreak in a COVID-19 Specialty Care Unit Candida auris Outbreak in a COVID-19 Specialty Care Unit
This report highlight the importance of facilities adhering to recommended infection control and PPE practices and continuing surveillance for pathogens like C. auris during the COVID-19 pandemic.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

APT ™ Formulation Combats Multi-Drug Resistant Candida auris: An...
Candida auris is a multi-drug resistant fungus which can be fatal. There is up to a 55% mortality rate if C. auris enters a patients’ bloodstream. Recent studies conducted at Case Western Reserve...(PRWeb February 25, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/apt_formulation_combats_multi_drug_resistant_candida_auris_an_emerging_global_healthcare_threat/prweb17744919.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

With All Eyes on Covid-19, Drug-Resistant Infections Crept In
The spread of other dangerous germs is surging — a result, in part, of the chaotic response to the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Drug Resistance (Microbial) Candida Auris (Fungus) Hygiene and Cleanliness Bacteria Nursing Homes Infections Hospitals Elder Care Fungi Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Peru Source Type: news

Candida auris Outbreak in a COVID-19 Specialty Care Unit - Florida, July-August 2020
This report describes a Candida auris outbreak in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who received care in the same dedicated COVID-19 unit of an acute care hospital. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 14, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Candida auris COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Breast Surgery?
Discussion Common reasons for seeing a breast surgeon would include management of benign or malignant masses with or without breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and other reasons can be infection or trauma that need surgical treatment. The breast is formed starting around the 6th week of gestation by breast buds along the mammary line. Breasts then develop from the downgrowth of epithelia into the mesenchymal tissue, which continues to grow. Around 8-9 months a pit forms as entry into the lactiferous ducts. “Nipple inversion is caused either by failure of the lactiferous ducts to develop and grow during matur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A marine microbiome antifungal targets urgent-threat drug-resistant fungi
New antifungal drugs are urgently needed to address the emergence and transcontinental spread of fungal infectious diseases, such as pandrug-resistant Candida auris. Leveraging the microbiomes of marine animals and cutting-edge metabolomics and genomic tools, we identified encouraging lead antifungal molecules with in vivo efficacy. The most promising lead, turbinmicin, displays potent in vitro and mouse-model efficacy toward multiple-drug–resistant fungal pathogens, exhibits a wide safety index, and functions through a fungal-specific mode of action, targeting Sec14 of the vesicular trafficking pathway. The efficacy...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, F., Zhao, M., Braun, D. R., Ericksen, S. S., Piotrowski, J. S., Nelson, J., Peng, J., Ananiev, G. E., Chanana, S., Barns, K., Fossen, J., Sanchez, H., Chevrette, M. G., Guzei, I. A., Zhao, C., Guo, L., Tang, W., Currie, C. R., Rajski, S. R., Audhya Tags: Chemistry, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

In troubled times, a ritual walk can clear the mind and soothe the soul
A pilgrimage is healing because it encourages you to savour the momentCome autumn, as a way of defying the back-to-school doldrums brought on by a rapid shortening of the days, and to mark what feels like the true start of a year, I go on a pilgrimage. This year, more than ever, I crave the slow and steady rhythm of a walking pace, big skies, and cleansing wind and rain to shake off the cobwebs of a long confinement and to break the domestic routines of daily life. I want to connect to my own pumping heart and the natural world around me, re-oxygenate stale lungs and feel the muscles in my legs stretch and work.Since I &rs...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Catherine Fairweather Tags: Walking Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Fitness Source Type: news

Oral thrush symptoms: Cracked corners of the mouth may be a sign of the fungal infection
ORAL THRUSH occurs when the fungus, Candida albicans - a normal yeast organism found in your mouth - overgrows. What are the signs of this infection? And how do you treat it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New RefSeq annotations for mouse, maize, sunflower and more!
In August and September, the NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline released new annotations in RefSeq for the following organisms: Amphiprion ocellaris (clown anemonefish) Anopheles stephensi (Asian malaria mosquito) Aplysia californica (California sea hare) Bactrocera oleae (olive fruit fly) Branchiostoma floridae (Florida lancelet) Egretta garzetta (little egret) Folsomia candida (springtail) Fundulus heteroclitus (mummichog) Halichoerus grypus (gray seal) Helianthus … Continue reading New RefSeq annotations for mouse, maize, sunflower and more! → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - October 22, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New eukaryotic genome annotation RefSeq Source Type: news

Live Well By Eating Green Foods
Naturopaths have recommended the use of green foods to enhance the treatment of diseases such asthma candida lupus and HIV (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 1, 2020 Category: Disability Tags: Fruit - Vegetables Source Type: news

International screening of the effects of a pathogenic fungus
(Radboud University Medical Center) The pathogenic fungus Candida auris, which first surfaced in 2009, is proving challenging to control. It is resistant to many fungicides and not easy to diagnose. Researchers from Radboud university medical center, Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital (CWZ) and international colleagues have discovered that the human immune system recognizes the fungus well. The study has been able to pin-point the fungus' Achilles heel for new, effective drugs. Meanwhile, the threat posed by this emerging public health pathogen should not be underestimated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Candida auris and Carbapenemase-Producing Organism Prevalence in a Pediatric Hospital Providing Long-Term Transitional Care - Chicago, Illinois, 2019
This report describes the prevalence of the emerging fungal pathogen Candida auris in a Chicago pediatric hospital that provides long-term care. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pediatric Patients Candida auris Source Type: news

Postdoctoral research assistant - antifungal resistance in Candida auris
(Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Genetically similar fungi cause severe infections in different hospitals
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Present in the human digestive tract, species of Candida can cause bloodstream infections in patients treated in hospital intensive care units. An international study involving 16 hospitals found isolates with high levels of virulence (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthy international travelers not likely to acquire Candida auris
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers have shown that there is a low risk for healthy people to acquire Candida auris during travel. The research is presented at ASM Microbe Online, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ANI Pharmaceuticals Announces Acquisition of Fluconazole Tablets
BAUDETTE, Minn., July 6, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (Nasdaq: ANIP) today announced the acquisition of Fluconazole Tablets USP, 50mg, 100mg, 150mg, and 200mg from a private company for $3.0... Biopharmaceuticals, Acquisitions ANI Pharmaceuticals, Fluconazole, candidiasis, candida (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Expands Executive Leadership Team
Appoints Chris LeMasters as Chief Operating Officer and Carlos Sattler, M.D., as Senior Vice President, Clinical Development SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, fosmanogepix, Candida, Aspergillus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Amplyx Pharmaceuticals Adds Pfizer and Adage to Series C Financing, Bringing Total to over 90 Million
Financing advances clinical development of two innovative product candidates for the treatment of life-threatening diseases affecting patients with compromised immune systems SAN DIEGO, May 19, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Amplyx P... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, fosmanogepix, Candida, Aspergillus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outcomes of Patients Treated for Candida auris Infections Outcomes of Patients Treated for Candida auris Infections
How do patients with C. auris infections fare after treatment with antifungal agents?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Shed and spread: Study finds drug-resistant superbug Candida auris can spread through skin shedding
(Natural News) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been warning the public about an emerging and potentially deadly superbug for years. Candida auris, a pathogenic fungus that belongs to the same family that causes candidiasis, has recently been causing severe illness in hospitalized patients in many countries, including the United States. According to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug formulation could treat Candida infections
With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) increasing around the world, new research led by the University of Bristol has shown a new drug formulation could possibly be used in antifungal treatments against Candida infections. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

Fennel oil found to have antifungal activity against Candida albicans
(Natural News) Vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), or vaginal thrush, refers to vaginal and vulval symptoms caused by the yeast Candida albicans. These include vaginal discharge, a burning sensation in the affected parts and an itchy rash on the vulva and surrounding skin. VVC is said to affect 75 percent of women at least once in their lifetime. Many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Ranks Two More Drug-Resistant Microbes as ‘Urgent Threat’ to Americans; Clinical Laboratories Are Advised to Increase Awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance
In a separate study, HHS finds a 40% increase in sepsis cases, as more patients succumb to infections without effective antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs Given the drastic steps being taken to slow the spread of the Coronavirus in America, it’s easy to forget that significant numbers of patients die each year due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 20, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology antibiotic resistance c. auris C. difficile Candida au Source Type: news

Revealed: Meet the Puget Sound Business Journal's CFOs of the Year
Whether they are guiding their companies through multibillion-dollar deals or navigating massive growth, a chief financial officer's impact goes beyond the bottom line. The Business Journal has named eight such executive standouts to this year's CFO of the Year class. These individuals were chosen for their pivotal roles in their company’s overall success, bolstering massive expansion and making headlines last year. The Business Journal reviewed the candida tes submitted to determine the eight… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Revealed: Meet the Puget Sound Business Journal's CFOs of the Year
Whether they are guiding their companies through multibillion-dollar deals or navigating massive growth, a chief financial officer's impact goes beyond the bottom line. The Business Journal has named eight such executive standouts to this year's CFO of the Year class. These individuals were chosen for their pivotal roles in their company’s overall success, bolstering massive expansion and making headlines last year. The Business Journal reviewed the candida tes submitted to determine the eight… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Science - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Future Epidemics
A previously unknown strain of coronavirus has dominated headlines in recent weeks, and alarmed public health officials with its rapid spread and virulent nature. But it’s really no surprise to the scientists who study infectious disease: it’s just one of several pathogens that have the potential to reach calamitous status. I have no evidence that climate change triggered this particular virus to jump from animals to humans at this particular time, or that a warmer planet has helped it spread. That said, it’s pretty clear that, broadly speaking, climate change is likely to lead to an uptick in future epid...
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV climate change Source Type: news

FDA Warns Purell To Stop Making Unproven Claims About Hand Sanitizers
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration is giving the maker of Purell products a stern warning: Stop making unproven claims that over-the-counter hand sanitizers help eliminate Ebola, MRSA or the flu. In a “warning letter” to Purell’s parent, Gojo Industries, the agency called out the company for making numerous marketing claims that potentially position its sanitizing products as a pharmaceutical drug rather than an over-the-counter topical antiseptic. The letter from the agency’s director of compliance cited numerous examples of what the FDA says are unproven claims for Purell products m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Hand Sanitizer Source Type: news

Candida auris outbreak: Mortality, interventions and cost of sustaining control
Candida auris has recently emerged as a global cause of multidrug resistant fungal outbreaks. An outbreak occurred at a tertiary care center in London in 2016. Transmission characteristics, interventions, patient outcomes and cost of resources are described. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pan-resistant C auris Identified in New York Pan-resistant C auris Identified in New York
A candida isolate resistant to three major antifungal classes has been identified in New York, according to a report from the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Candida auris Isolates Resistant to Three Classes of Antifungal Medications --- New York, 2019
Although rare, Candida auris resistant to all three classes of commonly used antifungal drugs was identified in three patients in New York. CDC considers C. auris an urgent threat, the highest category of concern. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance Emerging Infectious Diseases MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Candida auris Source Type: news

Systematic Review The effect of overnight storage conditions on complete denture colonization by Candida albicans and dimensional stability: A systematic review
ConclusionsCleaning of dentures before overnight storage helps reduceC. albicans colonization. If the dentures are not cleaned, the use of an alkaline peroxide –based cleaning tablet should be considered. Alternately, overnight dry storage is an option for reducingC. albicans colonization, with clinically insignificant changes to the dimensions of the complete denture. Storing dentures in water alone may promoteC. albicans colonization. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Treating drug-resistant Candida albicans with 2 natural molecules
(Natural News) Lung moss (Lobaria pulmonaria) contains plant-based compounds with antibiotic and anti-fungal properties. A study from the Shandong University (SDU) tested their efficacy on drug-resistant Candida albicans to identify the most active molecules. The researchers received funding from the National Natural Science Foundation and the SDU’s Young Scholars Program. They published their findings in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Breakthrough Medical Device Reduce the Risk of Hospital-Associated  Infections?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently identified medical devices used in the ICU as a major source of antibiotic-resistant infections. N8 Medical’s CeraShield technology may help reduce such infections by preventing fouling and formation of bacterial and fungal biofilms on device surfaces. FDA has designated the company’s CeraShield Endotracheal Tube (ETT) as a “breakthrough” device, pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act based on its potential life-saving properties. And N8 reported that ...
Source: MDDI - December 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Deadly drug-resistant fungus infects 140 in New Jersey
A total of 141 people have been infected with the drug-resistant Candida auris and 22 other patients probably have it, the state's department of health confirmed today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news