What is the most recent evidence on the prevention and early treatment of invasive fungal infections in nonneutropenic critically ill patients?

Antonino Giarratano, Andrea Cortegiani, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Pasquale Iozzo, Vincenzo Russotto

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Abstract

Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are associated with high morbidity and mortality in intensive care units. Candida species are the most important fungal pathogens and among the most frequent causes of infection in critically ill patients. Studies have evaluated the correlation between the onset of antifungal treatment and survival. However, definitive diagnosis of IFI is time-consuming in clinical practice. Antifungal prophylaxis and preemptive or empirical treatments are among therapeutic strategies to prevent or treat early fungal infections in selected patients. Recently, new evidence from randomized controlled trials and systematic reviews has been published. Moreover,newclinical practice guidelines from international communities are available. The aimof this review was to present updated evidence on this topic.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Clinical Infectious Diseases
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Toxicology
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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