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One of the risk factors for mortality of patients with candidemia is inadequate antifungal therapy. The first days in the intensive care unit (ICU), patients are unstable and it can be questioned whether therapeutic levels of anidulafungin are reached after a standard loading scheme. At this moment there are several clues that the PK of anidulafungin in critically ill patients is different, but an overall picture is lacking.
For the investigation of the correlation of the pharmacokinetics of anidulafungin and the disease severity a full pharmacokinetic profile will be obtained. Predictive scoring systems will be used to assess disease severity.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
University Medical Center Groningen
Not yet recruiting
University Medical Centre Groningen
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:45-0400
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An important nosocomial fungal infection with species of the genus CANDIDA, most frequently CANDIDA ALBICANS. Invasive candidiasis occurs when candidiasis goes beyond a superficial infection and manifests as CANDIDEMIA, deep tissue infection, or disseminated disease with deep organ involvement.
A form of invasive candidiasis where species of CANDIDA are present in the blood.
A genus of yeast-like mitosporic Saccharomycetales fungi characterized by producing yeast cells, mycelia, pseudomycelia, and blastophores. It is commonly part of the normal flora of the skin, mouth, intestinal tract, and vagina, but can cause a variety of infections, including CANDIDIASIS; ONYCHOMYCOSIS; vulvovaginal candidiasis (CANDIDIASIS, VULVOVAGINAL), and thrush (see CANDIDIASIS, ORAL). (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Candidiasis of the skin manifested as eczema-like lesions of the interdigital spaces, perleche, or chronic paronychia. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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