[Inhibitory effect of diethylstilbestrol on clinical strains of Candida albicans susceptible and resistant to azoles].
CONCLUSIONS: DES showed antifungal activity on all clinical C. albicans strains isolated from patients with dental and medical diseases. It showed the highest potency on the FLZ-resistant isolate. PMID: 31300300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - July 9, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Muthular M, Passero P, Bálsamo F, Jewtuchowicz V, Miozza V, Brusca MI, Pérez C Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

In vitro inhibitory activity of sertraline against clinical isolates of Sporothrix schenckii.
CONCLUSIONS: The MIC values with SRT for the isolates studied show the potential role of this drug as an adjuvant in the treatment of sporotrichosis, especially in disseminated or complicated cases. PMID: 31171430 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - June 3, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Villanueva-Lozano H, Treviño-Rangel RJ, Téllez-Marroquín R, Bonifaz A, Rojas OC, Hernández-Rodríguez PA, González GM Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Evaluation of the usefulness of nail biopsy in the diagnosis of onychomycosis].
CONCLUSIONS: The overall usefulness of the biopsy was moderate for patients with more severe symptomatology, which makes its use advisable in cases of extensive onycholysis, and when discriminating colonisation from invasion is required. PMID: 31153723 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - May 29, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Velásquez Agudelo V, de Bedout Gómez C, Cardona Arias JA, Cano Restrepo LE Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Osteomyelitis of the rib cage by Aspergillus flavus.
CONCLUSIONS: Our case highlights the relevance of microbiological studies in patients with osteomyelitis and the involvement of soft tissue. The FDG-PET/CT scan was found to be a useful tool for revealing the extent of the disease and evaluating the response to the antifungal therapy. PMID: 31128846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - May 22, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Landaburu MF, López Daneri G, Ploszaj F, Kruss M, Vinante A, Veciño CH, Mujica MT Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Diagnostic performance of mycologic and serologic methods in a cohort of patients with suspected sporotrichosis.
CONCLUSIONS: These two techniques are complementary in the diagnosis of sporotrichosis, making diagnosis and clinical decision more precise. PMID: 31078386 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - May 8, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Oliveira LC, Almeida-Paes R, Pizzini CV, Gutierrez-Galhardo MC, Freitas DFS, Zancopé-Oliveira RM Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

A 12-year study of fungal infections in Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil.
go RR Abstract BACKGROUND: The number of fungal infections has increased in recent years in Rio Grande do Sul (RS), Brazil. Epidemiological studies are important for proper control of infections. AIMS: To evaluate the etiology of fungal infections in patients in RS, from 2003 to 2015. METHODS: This is a retrospective and longitudinal study carried out at Mycology Department of Central Laboratory of RS; 13,707 samples were evaluated. The variables sex, age, site of infection, and etiologic agent were analyzed. Susceptibility of Candida to fluconazole was tested in isolates from samples collected in 2015 f...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - April 20, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Fay VDS, Gregianini TS, Veiga ABGD, Gonçalves SMB, Rodrigues DM, Bonamigo RR Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Molecular detection of Histoplasma capsulatum indoors: A public health approach.
CONCLUSIONS: The rapid identification and monitoring of sites where the fungus is present may contribute to make a more reliable database of H. capsulatum distribution. PMID: 30862390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 9, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Amorim-Conselheiro J, Orico LD, Galvão-Dias MA, Grigorio IM, Neto HM, Da Rosa AR, Oliveira DC, Taborda CP, Reis-Menezes AA Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Clinical problems in medical mycology: problem number 53].
Abstract A 21 year-old man, HIV infected, and with poor adherence to antiretroviral treatment, consulted us due to a papular rash on trunk and extremities, showing simultaneously hypochromic stains on his back. He was afebrile and hemodynamically stable. In the mycological study of the clinical samples taken from different lesions, yeasts compatible with Malassezia were observed. Oral itraconazole was prescribed, with an excellent clinical response. Finding the same etiolologic agent in 2different clinical pictures on a single patient is extremely rare. PMID: 30862391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Sour...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 9, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Messina F, Romero M, Marin E, Depardo R, Negroni R, Arechavala A, Masini D, Corti M, Walker L, Santiso G Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Cutaneous infection by Phaeoacremonium parasiticum.
CONCLUSIONS: The diagnosis of this infection is difficult and usually affects kidney transplant patients, but the reasons of this association are still unknown. PMID: 30853370 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 7, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Fernandez-Pittol MJ, Alejo-Cancho I, Rubio E, López M, García A, Mascaro JM, Marco F, Vila J, Puig de la Bellacasa J Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Squamous cell carcinoma subsequent to scarring caused by sporotrichosis: A case report.
CONCLUSIONS: The chronic sporotrichosis injury was probably the cause of the tumor developed on the scar. PMID: 30846316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 4, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Aparecida Grazziotin N, Gonçalves IL, Todeschini D, Grazziotin Vedana L, Canello Todeschini CM, Grazziotin C Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Killing kinetics of anidulafungin, caspofungin and micafungin against Candida parapsilosis species complex: Evaluation of the fungicidal activity.
CONCLUSIONS: C. metapsilosis was the most susceptible species to echinocandins, followed by C. orthopsilosis and C. parapsilosis. Anidulafungin was the most active echinocandin against C. parapsilosis complex. PMID: 30837186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 2, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Gil-Alonso S, Quindós G, Cantón E, Eraso E, Jauregizar N Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Scedosporium apiospermum infection in a kidney transplant recipient].
CONCLUSIONS: S. apiospermum infections carry a high risk of complications, and are a frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in immunosuppressed/transplant patients. Therefore, the adequate knowledge of this type of mycosis, as well as the making of an adequate differential diagnosis, become fundamental for the prevention of the complications arising from them. PMID: 30833046 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 1, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Centellas Pérez FJ, Martínez Antolinos C, Piqueras Sánchez S, Lorenzo González I, Llamas Fuentes F, Gómez Roldán C Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Identification of proteins in Sporothrixschenckiisensu stricto in response to oxidative stress induced by hydrogen peroxide.
CONCLUSIONS: Based on these results, it is proposed that these proteins may be involved in the resistance of S. schenckii to oxidative stress, and play an important role in the fungus survival in the host. PMID: 30799196 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - February 21, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Ruiz-Baca E, Leyva-Sánchez H, Calderón-Barraza B, Esquivel-Naranjo U, López-Romero E, López-Rodríguez A, Cuéllar-Cruz M Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Antifungal susceptibility of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and therapy in a murine model of disseminated infection.
CONCLUSIONS: All treatments reduced the fungal load in comparison to the control group, being liposomal amphotericin B the most effective drug followed by anidulafungin and finally voriconazole. PMID: 30765275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - February 11, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Pérez-Cantero A, Thomson P, Paredes K, Guarro J, Capilla J Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Simvastatin and other inhibitors of the enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase of Ustilago maydis (Um-Hmgr) affect the viability of the fungus, its synthesis of sterols and mating.
CONCLUSIONS: Given our results we believe U. maydis is a valid model for studying synthetic inhibitors with lipid-lowering or antifungal activity. Additionally, we propose the Hmgr enzyme as an alternative molecular target to develop compounds for treating both phytopathogenic and pathogenic human fungi. PMID: 30745018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - February 7, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Rosales-Acosta B, Mendieta A, Zúñiga C, Tamariz J, Hernández Rodríguez C, Ibarra-García JA, Villa-Tanaca L Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

False-positive results in the galactomannan Platelia ™ Aspergillus assay with generic piperacillin/tazobactam.
False-positive results in the galactomannan Platelia™ Aspergillus assay with generic piperacillin/tazobactam. Rev Iberoam Micol. 2019 Jan 28;: Authors: Ortiz-Brizuela E, Rangel-Cordero A, Ponce-de-León A, Sierra-Madero J PMID: 30704831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - January 28, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Ortiz-Brizuela E, Rangel-Cordero A, Ponce-de-León A, Sierra-Madero J Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Dermatophytosis caused by Nannizzia nana in two siblings.
CONCLUSIONS: N. nana dermatophytosis, although being rare in humans, can be treated as other cases of dermatophytosis. PMID: 30691951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - January 25, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Bonifaz A, Córdoba-García B, Simancas-Llanos T, Hernández MA, Martínez-Herrera E, Tirado-Sánchez A Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Activity of antifungal agents alone and in combination against echinocandin-susceptible and -resistant Candida parapsilosis strains.
CONCLUSIONS: Most combinations showed indifferent interactions. The use of monotherapy still seems to be the best option. As resistance to echinocandins is an emergent phenomenon, further studies are required to provide clearer information on the susceptibility differences between strains to these antifungal agents. PMID: 30691952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - January 25, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Chassot F, Venturini TP, Piasentin FB, Santurio JM, Svidzinski TIE, Alves SH Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Uncommon mycoses].
CONCLUSIONS: Early aggressive surgery, antifungal therapy and, above all, frequent debridement of necrotic tissue, are the tools against filamentous fungi infections. Antifungal sensitivity of any mould involved in an infection has to be determined, in order to a better understanding of these rare pathogens whose incidence is increasing. PMID: 30686746 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Viñuela L, Domínguez-Gil M, de Frutos M, López-Urrutia L, Ramos C, Eiros JM Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Anti-Candidaalbicans germ tube antibodies reduce in vitro growth and biofilm formation of C. albicans.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first report showing that CAGTA reduce C. albicans growth, and impair its metabolic activity and ability to form biofilm in vitro. The antigens recognized by CAGTA could be the basis for the development of immunization protocols that might protect against Candida infections. PMID: 30686747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Carrano G, Paulone S, Lainz L, Sevilla MJ, Blasi E, Moragues MD Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Obstructive tracheobronchitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in an immunocompetent patient].
CONCLUSIONS: Obstructive ATB is characterised by the excessive production of thick, hyphae-laden mucus, which can obstruct the airway lumen and generate relapsing post-obstructive pneumonias. It is important to consider this diagnosis in immunocompetent patients with recurrent respiratory infections and who show repeated isolation of Aspergillus colonies in the sputum, even in small quantities. PMID: 30503225 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - November 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Romero-Palacios A, Mera Gallardo O, Jiménez Aguilar P, Borrallo Torrejón JJ, Maza Ortega C, Rodriguez-Iglesias MA Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Pharmacological profile of isavuconazole].
z de Rada B Abstract Isavuconazole is a new azole, structurally related to fluconazole and voriconazole, that presents a very high oral absorption with no first-pass effect which is not interfered by the presence of food, gastric pH modifications, or mucositis. Its distribution volume is very high, probably also to cerebrospinal fluid, in spite of the fact that it circulates highly bound to plasma proteins. It is extensively metabolized through the CYP3A4 isoenzyme. Due to this reason, it is recommended to avoid co-administration with strong CYP3A4 inducers. In addition, isavuconazole may inhibit CYP3A4. Moreover,...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - November 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Azanza Perea JR, Sádaba Díaz de Rada B Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Microbiological diagnosis of invasive mycosis].
án J Abstract The prognosis of invasive fungal infections (IFI) depends on the speed of diagnosis and treatment. Conventional diagnostic methods are of low sensitivity, laborious and too slow, leading to the need for new, faster, and more efficient diagnostic strategies. There are several techniques for diagnosing a candidemia that are faster than the conventional blood culture (BC). Once yeast growth in BC is detected, species identification can be speeded up by mass spectrometry (30minutes), commercialised molecular techniques (60-80minutes) or fluorescent in situ hybridization (90minutes). The combined d...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - November 21, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: García J, Pemán J Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[The treatment of mucormycosis (zygomycosis) in the 21st century].
te; M Abstract Infections due to zygomycetes, caused by mucorales and entomophthorales, are characterized by angioinvasion and invasion of neighboring organs or structures. Mucorales most commonly cause rhinocerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous or disseminated infection and its spread is favored by several diseases (such as diabetes or chronic kidney disease) and risk factors (neutropenia, immunosuppression, iron overload). They have a high mortality rate, and the key to success in their treatment are early diagnosis, prompt administration of antifungal treatment, and extensive surgical debridement. Currently, isavucona...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - November 21, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ruiz Camps I, Salavert Lletí M Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Epidemiology of invasive mycoses: A landscape in continuous change].
e;s G Abstract The landscape of invasive mycoses is in a continuous evolution with important implications for their diagnosis and treatment. The overall burden remains high, particularly in neonates and the elderly, patients admitted to intensive care units, using prostheses, catheters or other intravenous devices, those receiving different immunosuppressant treatments or antineoplastic chemotherapy, or transplant recipients. In addition, opportunistic mycoses can be associated with HIV infection. Many fungal infections are acquired by inhalation, direct contact or ingestion, but fungi can also enter into the bloo...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - November 19, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Quindós G Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Invasive aspergillosis in solid organ transplantation].
Abstract Solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients have a high risk for developing invasive fungal infections (IFI). Treatment is difficult due to the interaction between the antifungal and immunosuppressant drugs, as well as the risk of hepatotoxicity and kidney failure associated with voriconazole and amphotericinB, respectively. Isavuconazole is a new antifungal triazole agent with excellent oral bioavailability, predictable and linear pharmacokinetics, good tolerance and low adverse effects. It has been approved for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis. A review is presented of the reported e...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - November 19, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Silva JT, Torre-Cisneros J, Aguado JM Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Current therapeutic options in invasive mycosis and potential therapeutic role of isavuconazole].
Abstract The treatment of invasive fungal infections has deeply evolved in recent years with the inclusion of new antifungals to the therapeutic treatment arsenal. A new azole, isavuconazole, has been recently approved. This review focuses on the role of isavuconazole for treating the most important invasive fungal infections: invasive candidiasis, aspergillosis, mucormicosis, infections caused by other filamentous fungi and those caused by dimorphic fungi. PMID: 30455108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - November 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Garcia-Vidal C Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Nested PCR for the detection of Aspergillus species in maxillary sinus samples of patients with chronic sinusitis.
CONCLUSIONS: Nested PCR assay is a promising diagnostic tool to evaluate the presence of Aspergillus in the tissue of maxillary sinus from patients with suspicion of sinus aspergillosis. PMID: 30274951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - September 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Małek M, Bogusz B, Mrowiec P, Szuta M, Opach M, Skiba-Kurek I, Nowak P, Klesiewicz K, Budak A, Karczewska E Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

First isolation and molecular characterization of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii in excreta of birds in the urban perimeter of the Municipality of Popay án, Colombia.
CONCLUSIONS: C. livia excreta is a key environmental niche for C. neoformans var. grubii, type VNI, supporting growth and reproduction, and serving as a major source of infection for susceptible populations in Popayán. This represents the first report on the isolation of the agent of cryptococcosis from the environment in this region, with a significant prevalence in bird excreta. PMID: 30274952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - September 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Anacona C, González C FE, Vásquez-A LR, Escandón P Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Isolation of Hanseniaspora opuntiae from blood cultures of an immunosuppressed patient: An infrequent and difficult to assess finding].
anz M PMID: 30274953 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - September 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: González-Abad MJ, Alonso Sanz M Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[First report of a case of fungal keratitis due to Curvularia hominis in Spain].
CONCLUSIONS: C.hominis should be considered a causal agent of keratitis and sequencing techniques are now necessary for species-level identification of Curvularia isolates. This is the first case report in Spain caused by this species. PMID: 30274954 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - September 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Miqueleiz Zapatero A, Hernando C, Barba J, Buendía B Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Clinical features and outcome in patients with mucormycosis in a tertiary hospital (2012-2016)].
CONCLUSIONS: Mucormycosis has a high mortality rate, especially the pulmonary forms. Musculoskeletal involvement had a better prognosis. The main group at risk was that of patients with haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Combination therapy had better results than monotherapy, although more experience is needed to define the most appropriate treatment. PMID: 30274955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - September 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Xipell M, Losno RA, Garcia-Vidal C, Rovira M, Alejo-Cancho I, Puig de la Bellacasa J, López M, Cardozo C, Bodro M, Mensa J, Soriano A Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Identification of Candida yeasts: Conventional methods and MALDI-TOF MS].
CONCLUSIONS: The direct concordance between the conventional identification method and MALDI-TOF MS was 92.5% (186/201). PMID: 30078526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - August 3, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Maldonado I, Cataldi S, Garbasz C, Relloso S, Striebeck P, Guelfand L, López Moral L, Red de Micología de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (RMCABA), Argentina, Red de Micología de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires: Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Oral Candida colonization in patients with chronic periodontitis. Is there any relationship?
ar JM Abstract BACKGROUND: Candida can be implicated in the pathology of chronic periodontitis. AIMS: To analyze the oral Candida carriage in patients suffering from chronic periodontitis (CP) and its correlation with the severity of this condition. METHODS: Microbiological samples were taken from 155 patients using the oral rinse (OR) technique and by using paper points in the periodontal pockets (GPP). These patients were divided into 3 groups: 89 patients without CP (control), 47 with moderate CP, and 19 with severe CP. Samples were cultured in a Candida chromogenic agar for Candida. Species were iden...
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - August 3, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: De-La-Torre J, Quindós G, Marcos-Arias C, Marichalar-Mendia X, Gainza ML, Eraso E, Acha-Sagredo A, Aguirre-Urizar JM Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Diagnosis of invasive fungal disease in hospitalized patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
CONCLUSIONS: In COPD patients at risk for IFD the assayed techniques are especially useful to rule out the presence of IFD. PMID: 30078525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - August 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Mohedano Del Pozo RB, Rubio Alonso M, Cuétara García MS Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Species distribution and antifungal susceptibility among clinical isolates of Candida parapsilosis complex from India.
CONCLUSIONS: C. parapsilosis sensu stricto was the most commonly isolated member of the C. parapsilosis complex and it showed high resistance to fluconazole. A high prevalence of C. orthopsilosis (40.2%) was also noted. PMID: 29997030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - July 8, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Maria S, Barnwal G, Kumar A, Mohan K, Vinod V, Varghese A, Biswas R Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Use of lignocellulosic wastes of pecan (Carya illinoinensis) in the cultivation of Ganoderma lucidum.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study is leading the way in attempting the cultivation of G. lucidum on lignocellulosic pecan waste. These results show an environmentally friendly alternative that increases the benefits for the global pecan industry, especially in rural areas, and transforms biomass into mushrooms with nutraceutical properties and biotechnological applications. PMID: 29731312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - May 3, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ozcariz-Fermoselle MV, Fraile-Fabero R, Girbés-Juan T, Arce-Cervantes O, Oria de Rueda-Salgueiro JA, Azul AM Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Endophthalmitis caused by Fusarium: An emerging problem in patients with corneal trauma. A case series.
CONCLUSIONS: It is essential to rapidly instigate multidisciplinary measures to combat suspected endophthalmitis due to Fusarium given the poor prognosis of this type of infection. PMID: 29724456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Barrios Andrés JL, López-Soria LM, Alastruey Izquierdo A, Echevarría Ecenarro J, Feijoó Lera R, Garrido Fierro J, Cabrerizo Nuñez FJ, Canut Blasco A Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Drug susceptibility profile of Candida glabrata clinical isolates from Iran and genetic resistant mechanisms to caspofungin.
CONCLUSIONS: The silent mutations in the hotspot areas of FKS genes and inconsiderable changes in gene expression were not associated with increased MIC (0.25μg/ml). Other mechanisms of resistance which include mutations outside the hotspot area of FKS genes could be involved in a slight increase of MIC, and they should be identified through complete FKS gene sequencing. PMID: 29685375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Amanloo S, Shams-Ghahfarokhi M, Ghahri M, Razzaghi-Abyaneh M Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Single-tube classical PCR for Candida auris and Candida haemulonii identification.
CONCLUSIONS: We present a PCR method able to unequivocally identify C. auris and differentiate it from C. haemulonii. It is inexpensive, fast and it could be a useful tool to reduce the chances of a C. auris outbreak. PMID: 29685376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Theill L, Dudiuk C, Morales-Lopez S, Berrio I, Rodríguez JY, Marin A, Gamarra S, Garcia-Effron G Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Restriction fragment length polymorphism of ITS1-ITS2 region to identify Candida auris].
a-Flórez J PMID: 29625793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - April 3, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Pino-Calm B, García Martínez de Artola D, Gil-Campesino H, Alcoba-Flórez J Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[In vitro susceptibility of cryptic species of Aspergillus fumigatus to isavuconazole, itraconazole and voriconazole by means of E-test].
cute;guez J PMID: 29622510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - April 2, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Falces-Romero I, Quiles-Melero I, García-Rodríguez J Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Epidemiology of dermatophytoses in 31 municipalities of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina: A 6-year study.
CONCLUSIONS: Results from the MNPBA survey provide valuable information that should enable further interventions to be designed in order to prevent and control the disease. PMID: 29606407 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 29, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Mazza M, Refojo N, Davel G, Lima N, Dias N, Passos da Silva CMF, Canteros CE, Mycology Network of the Province of Buenos Aires (MNPBA) Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Frequency of Candida in root canals of teeth with primary and persistent endodontic infections].
CONCLUSIONS: Yeasts frequency was higher in teeth with primary infections compared to teeth with persistent infections. The predominant yeast species was Candida albicans. The aspirating sampling method was more efficient in the recovery of Candida isolates than the traditional absorption method. PMID: 29605495 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Bernal-Treviño A, González-Amaro AM, Méndez González V, Pozos-Guillen A Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of posaconazole in private and public Brazilian hospitals.
CONCLUSIONS: In Brazil posaconazole is cost-effective, and should be considered for the prophylaxis of patients with AMD/myelodysplasia (AML/MDS) undergoing chemotherapy. PMID: 29605496 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 28, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Tuon FFB, Lino Florencio K, da Cunha CA, Lopes Rocha JL Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Evaluation of two commercial methods for the susceptibility testing of Candida species: Vitek 2 ® and Sensititre YeastOne®.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the limited isolates tested, we concluded that both methods have good performance and are reliable for antifungal susceptibility testing. However, caspofungin activity against C. krusei and C. glabrata should be interpreted carefully when using Sensititre YeastOne® because we observed a low CA. PMID: 29580699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Siqueira RA, Doi AM, de Petrus Crossara PP, Koga PCM, Marques AG, Nunes FG, Pasternak J, Martino MDV Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

A study on Candida biofilm growth characteristics and its susceptibility to aureobasidin A.
CONCLUSIONS: The variability in the growth characteristics of Candida biofilm cultures affects susceptibility to AbA, with higher susceptibility noted in biofilm cultures exhibiting filamentous form and high biomass/metabolic activity. PMID: 29544734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - March 12, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Munusamy K, Vadivelu J, Tay ST Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Molecular identification of Candida species from urinary infections in Honduras.
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows, for the first time in Honduras, the frequency of the Candida species isolated from urine using PCR-RFLP for their identification. This approach could be applied in future epidemiological studies at local and national level. PMID: 29395833 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - January 30, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Ortiz B, Pérez-Alemán E, Galo C, Fontecha G Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Use of ITS and ISSR markers in the molecular characterisation of Pleurotus djamor hybrid strains].
CONCLUSIONS: Wild type strains were identified as P. djamor, and were clearly grouped with Mexican strains from other states of Mexico. ISSR markers allowed the generation of polymorphic bands in monokaryotic and dikaryotic strains, splitting both types of strains. The high degree of polymorphism indicates the genetic diversity of P. djamor, an advantage in mushroom production and in the improving of the species. PMID: 29361378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - January 17, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: Aguilar Doroteo L, Zárate Segura PB, Villanueva Arce R, Yáñez Fernández J, Garín Aguilar ME, Guadarrama Mendoza PC, Valencia Del Toro G Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

Biofilm formation and antifungal susceptibility of Trichosporon asahii isolates from Mexican patients.
CONCLUSIONS: All clinical isolates tested were able to produce biofilm. No association could be established between biofilm formation and genotype or clinical source. PMID: 29287630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - December 26, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: Montoya AM, Elizondo-Zertuche M, Treviño-Rangel RJ, Becerril-García M, González GM Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research