Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nephrotic syndrome reported with everolimus, voriconazole

(HealthDay)—In a case report published online June 29 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, nephrotic syndrome is diagnosed in a 32-year-old female with relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma who was on everolimus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Voriconazole exposure may affect SCC after lung transplant

(HealthDay)—For lung transplant (LTx) recipients, prolonged exposure to voriconazole may be associated with the development or recurrence of skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a study published online May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ice pops interfered with hospital patient's lab tests: report

(HealthDay)—Physicians should be aware that frozen ice pops—a common treat in hospitals—can fool tests designed to detect a fungal infection that threatens people with an weakened immune system, researchers report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Man relapsed after treatment for meningitis tied to tainted injections

(HealthDay)—Since the start of last year's outbreak of fungal meningitis cases linked to tainted steroid injections, federal health officials have recommended three to six months of antifungal therapy to combat potentially ...

Inflammatory disorders

Nearly 5 million asthmatics could benefit from antifungal therapy

An estimated 4,837,000 asthmatics with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) could benefit substantially from antifungal treatment, say researchers from The University of Manchester and the University of Toronto.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early clinical observations in the fungal meningitis outbreak

A new article being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the diagnosis and treatment protocol established in a Roanoke, Va. hospital to care for dozens of patients presenting with suspected fungal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New insight on managing fungal meningitis

As the number of fungal meningitis cases continues to rise, physicians across the country are faced with how best to provide the early treatment that can save lives.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What we know and don't know about fungal meningitis outbreak

In a new perspective piece being published Online First tonight in Annals of Internal Medicine, a physician recalls lessons learned from treating patients affected by the 2002 outbreak of Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug resistance fears over killer fungal disease

(PhysOrg.com) -- Treatments for the most common airborne fungal disease are proving less effective due to increased resistance to the anti-fungal drugs used to combat infections.

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