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First report of sporadic cases of Candida auris in Colombia

International Journal of Infectious Diseases April 2018 V.69 P.63-67

Claudia M. Parra-Giraldo, Sandra L. Valderrama, Gloria Cortes-Fraile, Javier R. Garzón, Beatriz E. Ariza, Florent Morio, Melva Y. Linares-Linares, Andrés Ceballos-Garzón, Alejandro de la Hoz, Catalina Hernandez, Carlos Alvarez-Moreno, Patrice Le Pape

  • El hongo emergente Candida auris es una amenaza global seria. A menudo es resistente a múltiples fármacos, es un problema de salud pública.
  • La levadura Candida auris es difícil de identificar con herramientas de laboratorio estándar, y puede identificarse erróneamente en laboratorios sin tecnología específica.
  • Candida auris se ha diseminado rápidamente y ha causado infecciones en más de una docena de países, este es el primer caso reportado con Candida auris en Colombia.

Background

Candida auris is a recently reported Candida species that is phenotypically similar to Candida haemulonii and related to hospital outbreaks. This organism can be misidentified as Candida haemulonii, Candida famata, Candida catenulata, or Rhodotorula glutinis by phenotypic approaches. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and DNA sequence analysis using internal transcribed spacer rDNA bar-coding provide an accurate identification.

Case reports

Three cases of C. auris infection in patients with risk factors for fungal infection (one admitted to the intensive care unit, one with lymphoma, and one with HIV; all three with previous antibiotic use) are reported; these infections were not epidemiologically related. Yeast isolates were recovered from blood, ocular secretion, and bronchoalveolar lavage and were misidentified as C. catenulata and Candida albicans by the phenotypic MicroScan method. The isolates were confirmed to be C. auris by means of MALDI-TOF MS and DNA sequence analysis. Antifungal susceptibility testing was performed on these C. auris isolates, which exhibited high minimum inhibitory concentrations to triazoles and amphotericin B. One patient survived and the other two died. Only one of these deaths was related to fungemia.

Conclusions

C auris is an emerging and opportunistic multidrug-resistant human pathogen. It is necessary to strengthen measures to achieve an accurate and quick identification and also to avoid its dissemination. This will require improvements in health and infection control measures, as well as the promotion of antifungal stewardship in healthcare facilities.

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https://www.ijidonline.com/article/S1201-9712(18)30035-3/pdf

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July 14, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Pharmacokinetics of anidulafungin in critically ill patients with candidemia/invasive candidiasis.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Apr;57(4):1672-6.

Liu P1, Ruhnke M, Meersseman W, Paiva JA, Kantecki M, Damle B.

Author information

1 Clinical Pharmacology, Specialty Care, Pfizer Inc, Groton, Connecticut, USA.

Abstract

The pharmacokinetics of intravenous anidulafungin in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients were assessed in this study and compared with historical data from a general patient population and healthy subjects. Intensive plasma sampling was performed over a dosing interval at steady state from 21 ICU patients with candidemia/invasive candidiasis. All patients received the recommended dosing regimen (a 200-mg loading dose on day 1, followed by a daily 100-mg maintenance dose), except for a 54-year-old 240-kg female patient (who received a daily 150-mg maintenance dose instead). Plasma samples were assayed for anidulafungin using a validated liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method. Pharmacokinetic parameters in ICU patients were calculated by a noncompartmental method. With the exclusion of the 240-kg patient, the median (minimum, maximum) age, weight, and body mass index (BMI) of 20 ICU patients were 57 (39, 78) years, 65 (48, 106) kg, and 23.3 (16.2, 33.8) kg/m(2), respectively. The average anidulafungin area under the curve over the 24-hour dosing interval (AUC(0-24)), maximum concentration (C(max)), and clearance (CL) in 20 ICU patients were 92.7 mg · h/liter, 7.7 mg/liter, and 1.3 liters/h, respectively. The exposure in the 240-kg patient at a daily 150-mg dose was within the range observed in ICU patients overall. The average AUC(0-24) and Cmax in the general patient population and healthy subjects were 110.3 and 105.9 mg · h/liter and 7.2 and 7.0 mg/liter, respectively. The pharmacokinetics of anidulafungin in ICU patients appeared to be comparable to those in the general patient population and healthy subjects at the same dosing regimen.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3623353/pdf/zac1672.pdf

July 7, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Clinical practice guidelines for the management of candidiasis: 2009 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Clinical Infectious Diseases  March 1, 2009 V.48 N.5 P. 503-35.

Pappas PG1, Kauffman CA, Andes D, Benjamin DK Jr, Calandra TF, Edwards JE Jr, Filler SG, Fisher JF, Kullberg BJ, Ostrosky-Zeichner L, Reboli AC, Rex JH, Walsh TJ, Sobel JD; Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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1 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0006, USA. pappas@uab.edu

Abstract

Guidelines for the management of patients with invasive candidiasis and mucosal candidiasis were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. These updated guidelines replace the previous guidelines published in the 15 January 2004 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and are intended for use by health care providers who care for patients who either have or are at risk of these infections. Since 2004, several new antifungal agents have become available, and several new studies have been published relating to the treatment of candidemia, other forms of invasive candidiasis, and mucosal disease, including oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis. There are also recent prospective data on the prevention of invasive candidiasis in high-risk neonates and adults and on the empiric treatment of suspected invasive candidiasis in adults. This new information is incorporated into this revised document.

abstract

https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/48/5/503/382619

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July 7, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Anidulafungin versus fluconazole for invasive candidiasis.

N Engl J Med. June 14, 2007 V.356 N.24 P.2472-82.

Reboli AC1, Rotstein C, Pappas PG, Chapman SW, Kett DH, Kumar D, Betts R, Wible M, Goldstein BP, Schranz J, Krause DS, Walsh TJ; Anidulafungin Study Group.

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1 University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ 08103, USA. reboli-annette@cooperhealth.edu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Anidulafungin, a new echinocandin, has potent activity against candida species. We compared anidulafungin with fluconazole in a randomized, double-blind, noninferiority trial of treatment for invasive candidiasis.

METHODS:

Adults with invasive candidiasis were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous anidulafungin or intravenous fluconazole. All patients could receive oral fluconazole after 10 days of intravenous therapy. The primary efficacy analysis assessed the global response (clinical and microbiologic) at the end of intravenous therapy in patients who had a positive baseline culture. Efficacy was also assessed at other time points.

RESULTS:

Eighty-nine percent of the 245 patients in the primary analysis had candidemia only. Candida albicans was isolated in 62% of the 245 patients. In vitro fluconazole resistance was infrequent. Most of the patients (97%) did not have neutropenia. At the end of intravenous therapy, treatment was successful in 75.6% of patients treated with anidulafungin, as compared with 60.2% of those treated with fluconazole (difference, 15.4 percentage points; 95% confidence interval [CI], 3.9 to 27.0). The results were similar for other efficacy end points. The statistical analyses failed to show a “center effect”; when data from the site enrolling the largest number of patients were removed, success rates at the end of intravenous therapy were 73.2% in the anidulafungin group and 61.1% in the fluconazole group (difference, 12.1 percentage points; 95% CI, -1.1 to 25.3). The frequency and types of adverse events were similar in the two groups. The rate of death from all causes was 31% in the fluconazole group and 23% in the anidulafungin group (P=0.13).

CONCLUSIONS:

Anidulafungin was shown to be noninferior to fluconazole in the treatment of invasive candidiasis. (ClinicalTrials.gov number, NCT00056368 [ClinicalTrials.gov]).

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https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa066906?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dwww.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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https://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMoa066906

July 7, 2018 at 3:31 pm

Diagnostic Performance of a Molecular Test versus Clinician Assessment of Vaginitis

Clin. Microbiol. June 2018 56:13 e00252-18

Jane R. Schwebke, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Paul Nyirjesy, Sonia Paradis, Salma Kodsi, and Charles K. Cooper

Vaginitis is a common complaint, diagnosed either empirically or using Amsel’s criteria and wet mount microscopy. This study sought to determine characteristics of an investigational test (a molecular test for vaginitis), compared to reference, for detection of bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis. Vaginal specimens from a cross-sectional study were obtained from 1,740 women (≥18 years old), with vaginitis symptoms, during routine clinic visits (across 10 sites in the United States).

Specimens were analyzed using a commercial PCR/fluorogenic probe-based investigational test that detects bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis. Clinician diagnosis and in-clinic testing (Amsel’s test, potassium hydroxide preparation, and wet mount) were also employed to detect the three vaginitis causes.

All testing methods were compared to the respective reference methods (Nugent Gram stain for bacterial vaginosis, detection of the Candida gene its2, and Trichomonas vaginalis culture). The investigational test, clinician diagnosis, and in-clinic testing were compared to reference methods for bacterial vaginosis, Candida spp., and Trichomonas vaginalis.

The investigational test resulted in significantly higher sensitivity and negative predictive value than clinician diagnosis or in-clinic testing. In addition, the investigational test showed a statistically higher overall percent agreement with each of the three reference methods than did clinician diagnosis or in-clinic testing.

The investigational test showed significantly higher sensitivity for detecting vaginitis, involving more than one cause, than did clinician diagnosis. Taken together, these results suggest that a molecular investigational test can facilitate accurate detection of vaginitis.

abstract

http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/6/e00252-18.abstract

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http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/6/e00252-18.full.pdf+html

June 12, 2018 at 7:34 am

Fungemia Surveillance in Denmark Demonstrates Emergence of Non-albicans Candida Species and Higher Antifungal Usage and Resistance Rates than in Other Nations

Journal of Clinical Microbiology April 2018 V.56  N.4

Commentaries

Mariana Castanheira

Los cambios recientes en la ocurrencia de especies fúngicas y las dificultades para realizar pruebas de susceptibilidad antifúngica de referencia resaltan la importancia de la vigilancia de los organismos fúngicos y las tasas de resistencia a los hongos.

M. T. Astvad y col. informar los resultados de la vigilancia de fungemia reciente (2012 a 2015) en Dinamarca y compararon los resultados con datos previos (2004 a 2011), que muestran una disminución de las infecciones por Candida albicans acompañada de un aumento de infecciones por C. glabrata y C. dubliniensis.

La resistencia a los azoles entre los aislamientos de C. tropicalis y C. parapsilosis y la resistencia a la equinocandina en los aislados de C. krusei fue mayor en Dinamarca que en otras regiones. Curiosamente, el uso de antifúngicos es mayor en Dinamarca que en otros países nórdicos.

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http://jcm.asm.org/content/56/4/e01907-17.full.pdf+html

 

March 27, 2018 at 8:22 am

Gentamicin synergises with azoles against drug-resistant Candida albicans

International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents January 2018 V.51 N.1 P.107–114

Mengjiao Lu, Cuixiang Yu, Xueyan Cui, Jinyi Shi, Lei Yuan, Shujuan Sun

Highlights

  • Gentamicin (GM) synergises with azoles against planktonic cells of resistant Candida albicans.
  • GM synergises with fluconazole (FLC) against pre-formed biofilms of C. albicans.
  • GM enhanced the in vivo efficacy of FLC against resistant C. albicans.
  • GM suppresses the efflux pump of resistant C. albicans.
  • GM?+?FLC reduces phospholipase activity of resistant C. albicans.

Candida spp. are the primary opportunistic pathogens of nosocomial fungal infections, causing both superficial and life-threatening systemic infections. Combination therapy for fungal infections has attracted considerable attention, especially for those caused by drug-resistant fungi. Gentamicin (GM), an aminoglycoside antibiotic, has weak antifungal activity against Fusarium spp. The aim of this study was to investigate the interactions of GM with azoles against Candida spp. and the underlying mechanisms. In a chequerboard assay, GM was found not only to work synergistically with azoles against planktonic cells of drug-resistant Candida albicans with a fractional inhibitory concentration index (FICI) of 0.13–0.14, but also synergised with fluconazole (FLC) against C. albicans biofilms pre-formed in <12?h. Synergism of GM with FLC was also confirmed in vivo in a Galleria mellonella infection model. In addition, mechanism studies showed that GM not only suppressed the efflux pump of resistant C. albicans in a dose-dependent manner but also inhibited extracellular phospholipase activity of resistant C. albicans when combined with FLC. These findings suggest that GM enhances the efficacy of azoles against resistant C. albicans via efflux inhibition and decreased activity of extracellular phospholipase.

abstract

http://www.ijaaonline.com/article/S0924-8579(17)30352-7/fulltext

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http://www.ijaaonline.com/article/S0924-8579(17)30352-7/pdf

February 5, 2018 at 6:10 pm

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