Candida growth in urine cultures: a contemporary analysis of species and antifungal susceptibility profiles
L Toner, N Papa, SH Aliyu, H Dev, N Lawrentschuk, Samih Al-Hayek
QJM-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICINE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Recent publications suggest the distribution of Candida species causing candiduria may vary geographically, which has implications for the continued efficacy of antifungal therapy and emerging resistance. AIM: To investigate the incidence of Candiduria at a university hospital in the UK. Further, to assess the distribution of species and the accompanying antifungal susceptibility profile, in order to monitor the clinical utility of current antifungal treatment guidelines for candiduria so that patients receive the best possible outcomes from the most up to date care. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. METHODS: From 1st January 2005 to 31st October 2014, we retrospectively reviewed 37 5..View full abstract
This research was not supported by any funding and was completed in the spare time of everyone involved. Dr Aliyu has received sponsorship to attend international conferences from Merck Sharpe and Dohme and Gilead Pharmaceuticals.