Chromatographic methods for echinocandin antifungal drugs determination in bioanalysis.

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Chromatographic methods for echinocandin antifungal drugs determination in bioanalysis.

Bioanalysis. 2019 Jun 17;:

Authors: Uribe B, González O, Ba BB, Gaudin K, Alonso RM

Abstract
The increase of fungal resistance to drugs, such as azole family, gave rise to the development of new antifungals. In this context, echinocandins emerged as a promising alternative for antifungal therapies. Following the commercialization of caspofungin in 2001, echinocandins became the first-line therapy for invasive candidiasis in different patient populations. The quantification of these drugs has gained importance since pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic and resistance studies are a paramount concern. This fact has led us to exhaustively examine the methodologies used for the analysis of echinocandins in biological fluids, which are mainly based on LC coupled to different detection techniques. In this review, we summarize the analytical methods for the quantification of echinocandins focusing on sample treatment, chromatographic separation and detection methods.

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