Review: Vaginal signs and symptoms perform poorly in diagnosing vaginal candidiasis
- Candiden Vaginal Tablet. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p133
This article provides information on Candiden Vaginal Tablet, a proprietary, non-prescription preparation of the antifungal drug clotrimazole. It can be used particularly to treat vaginal thrush. It is available as a vaginal tablet, and is not given to children, except on medical advice.
- Interference of confounding factors on the use of (1,3)-beta-D-glucan in the diagnosis of invasive candidiasis in the intensive care unit. Lo Cascio, G.; Koncan, R.; Stringari, G.; Russo, A.; Azzini, A.; Ugolini, A.; Ligozzi, M.; Polati, E.; Cornaglia, G.; Concia, E.; Schweiger, V. // European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases;Feb2015, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p357
Invasive fungal infections (IFIs) are an increasing problem in intensive care units (ICUs), and conventional diagnostic methods are not always reliable or timely enough to deliver appropriate antimicrobial therapy. The dosage of fungal antigens in serum is a promising diagnostic technique, but...
- Treatment of Vaginal Infections with Intravaginal Pentamycin in Clinical Practice. Balmer, Joseph A. // Internet Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics;2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p20
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of intravaginal pentamycin, a polyene antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, for the treatment of vaginal infections in clinical practice. Methods: This study was conducted on 159 women (aged 17-65 years) with vaginal infections...
- Candidaemia associated with decreased in vitro fluconazole susceptibility: is Candida speciation predictive of the susceptibility pattern? Oxman, David A.; Chow, Jennifer K.; Frendl, Gyorgy; Hadley, Susan; Hershkovitz, Shay; Ireland, Peter; McDermott, Laura A.; Tsai, Katy; Marty, Francisco M.; Kontoyiannis, Dimitrios P.; Golan, Yoav // Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);Jul2010, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p1460
Background: Candidaemia is often treated with fluconazole in the absence of susceptibility testing. We examined factors associated with candidaemia caused by Candida isolates with reduced susceptibility to fluconazole.
- Systematic review and meta-analysis of the tolerability and hepatotoxicity of antifungals in empirical and definitive therapy for invasive fungal infection. Wang, J. L.; Chang, C. H.; Young-Xu, Y. // Journal of Invasive Fungal Infections;2010, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p152
In this meta-analysis, the authors evaluated the hepatotoxicity of antifungal agents in the treatment of invasive fungal infections, and examined whether hepatotoxicity was the cause of treatment discontinuation and study withdrawal. The risk of hepatotoxicity was higher in patients with...
- clotrimazole. Peters, Michael // BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p180
An encyclopedia entry for the term "clotrimazole" is presented. It refers to an antifungal drug that is used for the treatment of candidiasis, and other types of yeast and fungal infections.
- Antifungals in Systemic Neonatal Candidiasis. Frattarelli, Daniel A.C.; Reed, Michael D.; Giacoia, George P.; Aranda, Jacob V. // Drugs;2004, Vol. 64 Issue 9, p949
Fungal infections are common in the newborn period, especially among premature neonates, and are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality. Currently, three classes of antifungals are commonly used in the treatment of systemic fungal infections in neonates: the polyene macrolides...
- Topical antiseptics as an alternative in the treatment of acute vulvovaginal candidosis. Friese, K.; Neumann, G.; Siebert, J. // Archives of Gynecology & Obstetrics;Aug2003, Vol. 268 Issue 3, p194
The aim of this prospective, multicenter, randomized, case-control study was to investigate the efficacy of a nonspecific mucosal antiseptic (octenidine dihydrochloride, phenoxyethanol) with proven antifungal effects, in patients with acute symptomatic vaginal candidosis, in comparison with a...
- Classification Of Fungal Infections And General Applications Of Anti Fungal Agents. Priyanka K.; Rani, V. Saritha // Golden Research Thoughts;Oct2012, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p1
Fungal infections are common in human beings and animals. The recent development of novel antifungal agents as significantly contributed to the successful treatment of fungal dieases. Most of these agents are fungistatic and do not kill the fungal cell. Thus facilitating the emergency of...