Candida spp

Biofilm formation by Candida spp. isolated from blood culture in patients with or without hematological malignancies

Objective. To evaluate the biofilm formation by isolates of Candida spp. obtained from blood culture in patients with or without hematological malignancies. Materials and Methods. Biofilm formation by Candida spp. was determined by the method of Pierce C. and Tumbarello M. Isolates with optical density (OD) >0.1 were considered as biofilm-forming. Results. A total of 109 isolates of Candida spp. (C. albicans [n=22], C. parapsilosis [n=22], C. tropicalis [n=22], C.

Prognostic rules for invasive candidiasis risk assessment in ICU patients

nvasive candidiasis is an extremely important problem for severe patients in intensive care units. The high rates of attributive mortality are associated not only with the severity of the patient’s condition, but also with a delayed therapy due to …

In Vitro Activity of Fluconazole and Voriconazole Against More Than 10000 Yeast Strains: Results of 5-years Prospective ARTEMIS Disk Study in Russia

Purpose of the study. From 2003 till 2008 eight research centers in Russia from Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Smolensk took part in ARTEMIS Disk study, the main purpose of which was the monitoring of epidemiology of candidiasis causative agents and resistance of the clinically significant Results. A total of 10,652 strains were tested during the period of 5 years. The main sources of clinical material were: genital (36.

Risk Factors for Development of Candidemia in Neonates with Gestational Age Less Than 32 Weeks

The presend study is a retrospective case–control study included 218 infants with gestation age less than 32 weeks hospitalised in the neonatal ICU during 1999–2002. Frequency of the candidemia was 5%. Mortality in newborns with candidemia was 91%. …

Epidemiology of Candidiasis Causative Agents and Their Susceptibility to Azoles: Results of ARTEMIS Disk Study in Russia

In 2003 8 research centers in Russia from Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Smolensk took part in ARTEMIS Disk study 2003, the main purpose of which was the monitoring of resistance of the clinically …

Criteria Used When Initiating Antifungal Therapy Against Candida spp. in the Intensive Care Unit

Translated and reprinted with permission from «International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents» 2000; 15:83-90.

Invasive candidiasis is a life threatening complication for intensive care unit (ICU) patients. The infection is difficult to …