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Title: Recommendations for the diagnosis of candidemia in Latin America
Authors: Colombo, Arnaldo Lopes [UNIFESP]
Alberto Cortes, Jorge
Zurita, Jeannete
Guzman-Blanco, Manuel
Alvarado Matute, Tito
Telles, Flavio de Queiroz
Santolaya, Maria E.
Nora Tiraboschi, Iris
Echevarria, Juan
Sifuentes, Jose
Thompson-Moya, Luis
Nucci, Marcio
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Nacl Colombia
Pontificia Univ Catolica Ecuador
Hosp Privado Ctr Med Caracas
Hosp Escuela Tegucigalpa
Univ Fed Parana
Univ Chile
Univ Buenos Aires
Univ Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Natl Inst Med Sci & Nutr
Univ Desarrollo
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Keywords: Recommendations
Latin America
Issue Date: 31-Jul-2013
Publisher: Asociacion Espanola Micologia-aem
Citation: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia. Bilbao: Asociacion Espanola Micologia-aem, v. 30, n. 3, p. 150-157, 2013.
Abstract: Candidemia is one of the most frequent opportunistic mycoses worldwide. Limited epidemiological studies in Latin America indicate that incidence rates are higher in this region than in the Northern Hemisphere. Diagnosis is often made late in the infection, affecting the initiation of antifungal therapy. A more scientific approach, based on specific parameters, for diagnosis and management of candidemia in Latin America is warranted.'Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of candidemia' are a series of manuscripts that have been developed by members of the Latin America Invasive Mycosis Network. They aim to provide a set of best-evidence recommendations for the diagnosis and management of candidemia.This publication, 'Recommendations for the diagnosis of candidemia in Latin America', was written to provide guidance to healthcare professionals on the diagnosis of candidemia, as well as on the usefulness and application of susceptibility testing in patients who have a confirmed diagnosis of candidemia. Computerized searches of existing literature were performed by PubMed. the data were extensively reviewed and analyzed by members of the group. the group also met on two occasions to pose questions, discuss conflicting views, and deliberate on a series of management recommendations.'Recommendations for the diagnosis of candidemia in Latin America' includes diagnostic methods used to detect candidemia, Candida species identification, and susceptibility testing. the availability of methods, their costs and treatment settings are considered.This manuscript is the first of this series that deals with diagnosis and treatment of invasive candidiasis. Other publications in this series include: 'Recommendations for the management of candidemia in adults in Latin America', 'Recommendations for the management of candidemia in children in Latin America', and 'Recommendations for the management of candidemia in neonates in Latin America'.This article is also published in Spanish in this issue. It can be found in 2013 Revista lberoamericana de Micologia. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 1130-1406
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