First Case of COVID-19 Positive Candida auris Fungemia in Turkey
Candida auris is a species of fungus that has gained importance in recent years owing to its ability to cause hospital infections and epidemics, resistant to antifungal agents and disinfection processes and frequently misidentified by commercial systems. Hospital outbreaks caused by C.auris have been reported from some countries. It has been determined that C.auris has lower virulence than Candida albicans; however, it is associated with high mortality rates in immunocompromised individuals. An...
20 October 2021 12:00:00>
A case of Peritonitis Caused by Wickerhamomyces anomalus (Candida pelliculosa) Related to Peritoneal Dialysis
Fungal peritonitis is less commonly seen than bacterial peritonitis in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD), but it is a serious complication with high morbidity and mortality. It often results in catheter loss and modifying therapy from PD to hemodialysis. The causative organisms are often Candida species. In this report, a PD-associated peritonitis caused by Wickerhamomyces anomalus (Candida pelliculosa), a rare fungal infection agent with increasing clinical importance by causing...
20 October 2021 12:00:00>
Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of caspofungin in plasma and peritoneal fluid of liver transplant recipients
Background: The weaker diffusion of echinocandins in the peritoneal fluid (PF) could promote Candida resistant isolates. The aim of this study was to analyse the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of caspofungin in plasma and PF of liver transplant recipients.Methods: Liver transplant patients received caspofungin as postoperative prophylaxis. Caspofungin concentrations were quantified in plasma and in PF on Days 1, 3 and 8. Data were analysed using non-linear mixed-effect modelling and...
18 October 2021 12:00:00>
Transcriptional and translational landscape of Candida auris in response to caspofungin
Candida auris has emerged as a serious worldwide threat by causing opportunistic infections that are frequently resistant to one or more conventional antifungal medications resulting in high mortality rates. Against this backdrop, health warnings around the world have focused efforts on understanding C. auris fungal biology and effective prevention and treatment approaches to combat this fungus. To date, there is little information about the differentially expressed genes when this fungus is...
11 October 2021 12:00:00>
Caspofungin-resistance in Candida auris is cell wall-dependent phenotype and potential prevention by zinc oxide nanoparticles
Candida auris is an emergent nosocomial multi-drug-resistant yeast that represents a global health threat. Recently, C. auris clinical isolates with caspofungin resistance were identified. Mutation in FKS1 gene was determined as a mechanism of resistance. However, the ability of C. auris to develop acquired and cross-resistance has never been investigated. Herein, this resistance ability due to caspofungin and associate mechanisms were investigated. C. auris clinical isolate was successively...
6 October 2021 12:00:00>