Diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in hematological malignancy patients: Performance of cytokines, Asp LFD, and Aspergillus PCR in same day blood and bronchoalveolar lavage samples
Date | 10-07-2018

Aspergillus spp. induce elevated levels of several cytokines. It remains unknown whether these cytokines hold value for clinical routine and enhance diagnostic performances of established and novel biomarkers/tests for invasive aspergillosis (IA). This cohort study included 106 prospectively enrolled (2014–2017) …

EQUAL Aspergillosis Score 2018: An ECMM score derived from current guidelines to measure QUALity of the clinical management of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis
Date | 09-07-2018

Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is a serious threat to immunocompromised and critical care patients. Recent detailed guidelines and treatment algorithms lead microbiologists and clinicians in diagnosis and treatment of invasive aspergillosis. Currently, there is no tool available that allows to measure guideline …

EQUAL Candida Score: An ECMM score derived from current guidelines to measure QUAlity of Clinical Candidaemia Management
Date | 04-07-2018

Candida species frequently cause blood stream infections and are reported to be the third to tenth most commonly isolated pathogens. Guidelines and standardised treatment algorithms provided by professional organisations aim to facilitate decision-making regarding diagnosis, management and treatment of candidaemia. In routine clinical practise, …

Analyzing candidemia guideline adherence identifies opportunities for antifungal stewardship
Date | 04-07-2018

Candidemia epidemiology varies significantly by region; thus, local data are essential for evidence-based decisionmaking in prophylaxis and treatment. Current management strategies are derived from large randomized controlled trials mostly executed in large high-volume tertiary care centers. Results may not be entirely transferable …

Antifungal Resistance in Candida and Aspergillus: from Clinic to Clinical Laboratory, Delhi, India, 19 – 21 September 2018
Date | 01-06-2018

The course will consist of three days, of which two days are dedicated to hands-on training of antifungal susceptibility testing, screening of azole resistance in Aspergillus, detection of underlying resistance mechanism of azole- and echinocandin-resistant Aspergillus, Candida auris and Candida …