Obstetrics & gynaecology

No link found between oral antifungal drug and stillbirth

New research from a Swedish and Norwegian team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet does not support a suggested link between treatment with the oral antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy and an increased ...

Medications

Anti-fungal drug not tied to most birth defects, study says

(HealthDay)—Although some reports have shown that high doses of the anti-fungal drug fluconazole (Diflucan) may raise the risk of birth defects, a new Danish review finds that more commonly prescribed lower doses of the ...

Medications

Canada, Uganda test drug to treat brain disease

Canada is funding testing in Uganda of a popular off-patent antidepressant drug to fight a fungal brain disease that claims more than half a million lives in sub-Saharan Africa every year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Combo therapy helps knock out fungal meningitis

(HealthDay)— A drug regimen containing two powerful antifungal medicines—amphotericin B and flucytosine—reduced the risk of dying from cryptococcal meningitis by 40 percent compared to treatment with amphotericin B ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Change in treatment regime for cryptococcal meningitis may be needed

The most cost-effective treatment for cryptococcal meningitis (a serious infection of the brain membranes, usually in people with AIDS or other immune system deficiencies) is different to that currently recommended by the ...