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enero 3, 2021

Rapid and Simple Reversed-Phase High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC) Method for Simultaneous Quantifications of Triazole Antifungals in Human Serum

CONCLUSION: We developed a rapid and simple HPLC method to quantify common triazoles in a single chromatographic run allowing simultaneous measurement of different antifungals in a small volume of serum/plasma. Thus, therapeutic drug monitoring requests can be processed in one run without changing the protocol parameters, column or column conditioning thereby improving turnaround time.

Successful Treatment of Breakthrough Trichosporon asahii Fungemia by the Combination Therapy of Fluconazole and Liposomal Amphotericin B in a Patient with Follicular Lymphoma

Invasive trichosporonosis is a rare and lethal fungal infection that occurs in immunocompromised patients. Breakthrough trichosporonosis can occur in patients treated with echinocandins since Trichosporon spp. are resistant to these antifungal agents. We report a case of breakthrough Trichosporon asahii fungemia. A 62-year-old Japanese woman with relapsed follicular lymphoma was treated empirically with broad-spectrum antibiotics and micafungin due to an intermittent fever during reinduction…

Dalbavancin and its use in the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus – induced upper limb phlegmon

The article discusses dalbavancin, a relatively new lipoglycopeptide antibiotic brought to market. It briefly describes the spectrum and mechanism of its antibacterial effect and dosing regimens that can be used in the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections. The authors present a case of a patient with shoulder phlegmon caused by MRSA who was successfully treated with this antibiotic.

Treatment of chromoblastomycosis and phaeohyphomycosis

Cases of chromoblastomycosis are frequent in certain parts of the world, especially in some developing countries. Clinical manifestations of chromoblastomycosis are typical. To a certain extent, pathogens causing chromoblastomycosis overlap with those causing phaeohyphomycosis. Although cases of phaeohyphomycosis are not very common, they may end fatally. Therefore early management of these life-threatening infections is rather important. Targeted antifungal therapy and surgery are effective in…