Exploring the epidemiology and diversity of fungal infections in a tertiary renal unit in London, UK
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

The diagnosis and management of invasive fungal infection in haemato-oncology patients – reviewing departmental guidance
The diagnosis and management of invasive fungal infection in haemato-oncology patients – reviewing departmental guidanceConference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Probiotic yeast may offer an effective treatment for drug-resistant fungal infections
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)& the Central Food Technological Research Institute in India are studying the effect of probiotic yeast in preventing fungal infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Antifungal Prophylaxis Era: Compliance of AML Centers, Invasive Fungal Infection (IFI) Classification, IFI Incidence and AML Outcomes from ALFA 2007- 02 Study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Single Arm, Single Centre Prospective Study to Assess the Effect of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Based Dosage Adjustment of Posaconazole on the Incidence of Invasive Fungal Infections (IFIs) in AML Patients on Induction Chemotherapy on Posa prophylax
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Fungal Infections in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia before and after Treatment
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 5, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

More than 35,000 people die every year in the US from antibiotic resistance – and the government is worried about vapes?
(Natural News) A new study by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that more than 2.8 million people contract antibiotic-resistant bacterial and/or fungal infections every year in America – and of these cases, a shocking 35,000 end in death. On average, one new person living in the U.S. contracts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Dual login' mechanism found to resist fungal infection in cells
(Indiana University) Indiana University researchers have identified how two immune receptors coordinate closely to trigger a powerful response against fungal invaders, which could help advance research on cancer therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

North Carolina woman says she was left with fungal infection and bloody fingers after manicure 
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Bethany, from North Carolina, says she contacted a fungal infection from a nail salon that was using the same dip powder for several customers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How $6 million could help a small Peninsula company spot deadly infections
Inflammatix's tests could quickly determine if the cause of sepsis or fevers is due to a bacterial, viral or fungal infection. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Chitin-binding proteins override host plant's resistance to fungal infection
(American Phytopathological Society) A recent Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions article studies chitin-binding proteins from a soilborne fungus (Verticillium nonalfalfae) that causes vascular wilt in plants. This fungus binds a particular protein (VnaChtBP) to chitin in order to abolish the host plant's chitin-triggered burst of reactive oxygen species and shield the fungus from being digested by the plant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Retrospective analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on TLR-4, PTX-3, Dectin-1 genes and the association with the development of invasive fungal infections among hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients with oncohematological conditions
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 12, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ringworm: How long is it contagious?
Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin. Here, find out how ringworm spreads, how long it remains contagious, and how to treat the infection. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Tuberculosis and Fungal Co-infection of Fungal Infections, University Hospital Center Zagreb, Croatia, During Past Two Years
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Burden of fungal infections in Morocco
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Prospective comparison of colometric and turbidimetric assays for diagnosing invasive fungal infection in a routine laboratory
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 9, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Hair loss in children: What to know
Hair loss is not uncommon in children. Common causes include fungal infections, stress, and hair pulling. Learn about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Toenail Fungus
-- A toenail fungal infection typically occurs beneath the surface of the nail, says the American Podiatric Medical Association. Damp areas from swimming pools to locker rooms heighten the risk of getting a toenail fungal infection. Typically after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fungal Infection Trust and University of Manchester ’s Microfungi.net makes essential fungal pathology skills accessible across the globe
Fungal Infection Trust and University of Manchester ’s Microfungi.net makes essential fungal pathology skills accessible across the globeMon, 11/04/2019 - 10:25News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: helenfindon Source Type: news

Pathogen-induced activation of disease-suppressive functions in the endophytic root microbiome
Microorganisms living inside plants can promote plant growth and health, but their genomic and functional diversity remain largely elusive. Here, metagenomics and network inference show that fungal infection of plant roots enriched for Chitinophagaceae and Flavobacteriaceae in the root endosphere and for chitinase genes and various unknown biosynthetic gene clusters encoding the production of nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) and polyketide synthases (PKSs). After strain-level genome reconstruction, a consortium of Chitinophaga and Flavobacterium was designed that consistently suppressed fungal root disease. Site-di...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Carrion, V. J., Perez-Jaramillo, J., Cordovez, V., Tracanna, V., de Hollander, M., Ruiz-Buck, D., Mendes, L. W., van Ijcken, W. F. J., Gomez-Exposito, R., Elsayed, S. S., Mohanraju, P., Arifah, A., van der Oost, J., Paulson, J. N., Mendes, R., van Wezel, Tags: Botany, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic analyses of dose selection for rezafungin prophylaxis against invasive fungal infections in blood and marrow transplantation
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 25, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Invasive fungal infection after peripheral blood nonmanipulated haploidentical SCT with post-transplant cyclophosphamide
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Strategies for monitoring, prophylaxis and treatment of fungal infection in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, in light of azole resistance: Leiden experience
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about tinea capitis
Tinea capitis, also called scalp ringworm, is a fungal infection. People may sometimes confuse it with other scalp conditions. Learn about its causes, symptoms, and treatments here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Invasive Fungal Infection in the Setting of Peripheral Blood Non-Manipulated Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation with Postransplant Cyclophosphamide
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Risk of Invasive Fungal Infections in Patients with High-Risk MDS and AML Receiving Hypomethylating Agents
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 8, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Invasive Fungal Infection in the Setting of Peripheral Blood Non-Manipulated Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplantation with Postransplant Cyclophosphamide
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Incidence of Breakthrough Invasive Fungal Infections after Posaconazole Prophylaxis in Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Patients
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Central Nervous System Fungal Infections in Children with Leukemia, Risk Factors and Outcome: A Multicentric Study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 7, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

The Incidence of Invasive Fungal Infections in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia/Lymphoma Treated with the UKALL2011 Protocol: a Multicentre Retrospective Study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 6, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Dexamethasone Promotes Fungal Infection By Inhibition of APC Activation with Beta-Glucans Via STAT-3 and NF- κb
Dexamethasone Promotes Fungal Infection By Inhibition of APC Activation with Beta-Glucans Via STAT-3 and NF- κbConference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Posaconazole in Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia (Aml) Patients Receiving Posaconazole Prophylaxis during Induction: Experience from a Center with High Invasive Fungal Infection (IFI)Burden
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Novel Risk Factors for Predicting the Development of Invasive Fungal Infections in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Patients Undergoing Induction and Re-Induction Chemotherapy
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 4, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Specialist Care Crucial for Hospital Patients With Fungal Infections
THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 -- Among hospitalized patients, infections with the fungus Candida are common and deadly. In the United States, 25,000 cases occur each year, and nearly 45% of infected patients die. But a new study reports that the death... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 3, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Invasive Fungal Infections Among 795 Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia from the Padua University
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 22, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Prophylactic Use of Voriconazole for Invasive Fungal Infection in Children and Adolescents with Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Randomized Trial of Micafungin Versus Fluconazole in Prophylaxis Against Invasive Fungal Infections in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - September 20, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

ATS Guideline Outlines Lab Tests for Diagnosis of Fungal Infections
FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 -- Rapid and accurate diagnosis of fungal infections relies on appropriate use of diagnostic testing, according to the official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline published in the Sept. 1 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The use of aerosolized amphotericin B for fungal infection prophylaxis post-lung transplantation
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

The management of invasive fungal disease prior to haematopoietic stem-cell transplant and its effects on post-allogeneic fungal infections
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Breakthrough invasive fungal infection among patients with haematologic malignancies: a prospective multi-centre study
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 16, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns that prescribing of Nizoral (ketoconazole) oral tablets for unapproved uses including skin and nail infections continues; linked to patient death
[05-19-2016] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health care professionals to avoid prescribing the antifungal medicine ketoconazole oral tablets to treat skin and nail fungal infections. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Candida auris: Hospitals mobilize to fight the deadly infection
A highly contagious fungal infection that may not respond to medication could put hospital and nursing home patients at risk. The CDC says Candida auris has been detected on six continents since it was first identified a decade ago. There are 715 confirmed or suspected cases in the U.S. Meg Oliver reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Very sick, very quickly': Superbug C. auris thwarts hospital efforts to control its spread
Canada has had just 20 cases of the C. auris fungal infection so far, but experts expect that number to rise, fuelling the global race for answers to its spread. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Deadly Fungal Infection Emerged Because of Global Warming, Study Says
A new study on the mysterious origins of a deadly fungal infection that seemed to have simultaneously emerged in far-flung corners of the globe finds that global warming may be to blame. Candida auris, a fungus that can kill anyone who comes into close contact with a carrier, was first identified in 2009 in a Japanese patient with an ear infection. It then started showing up in hospitals in Asia, Africa and South America in patients without a clear link — and no one could figure out why. “The greatest mystery is how you end up with the same fungal species emerging in three different continents at roughly the sa...
Source: TIME: Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Disease health onetime Source Type: news

Deadly Fungal Infection Emerged Because of Global Warming, Study Says
A new study on the mysterious origins of a deadly fungal infection that seemed to have simultaneously emerged in far-flung corners of the globe finds that global warming may be to blame. Candida auris, a fungus that can kill anyone who comes into close contact with a carrier, was first identified in 2009 in a Japanese patient with an ear infection. It then started showing up in hospitals in Asia, Africa and South America in patients without a clear link — and no one could figure out why. “The greatest mystery is how you end up with the same fungal species emerging in three different continents at roughly the sa...
Source: TIME: Science - July 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized Disease health onetime Source Type: news

Could Climate Change Help Spread Dangerous Fungal Infection?
WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- Scary new life-threatening fungal infections could soon menace mankind, thanks to climate change, a new report argues. In general, humans are incredibly resistant to fungal infections because these organisms don't thrive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Athlete's Foot
-- Athlete's foot is a contagious fungal infection that commonly occurs in people whose feet become sweaty in tight-fitting shoes. The infection typically begins as a scaly rash between the toes. To treat mild athlete's foot, Mayo Clinic suggests... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Scientists blame global warming for the spread of a deadly drug-resistant fungal infection
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, said Candida auris has evolved to be able to withstand higher heats than other similar fungi thanks to slowly rising temperatures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news