Journal article

Implementation of Effective Antifungal Stewardship in Cancer Patients-A Review of Current Evidence

Anna Khanina, Abby P Douglas, Karin A Thursky

CURRENT FUNGAL INFECTION REPORTS | SPRINGER | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose of Review: This review summarizes the literature around antifungal stewardship (AFS) with a focus on the cancer setting. We include a review of identified challenges to the implementation of AFS, summarize studies evaluating quality of prescribing and interventions to optimize invasive fungal disease management. We also provide a review of metrics for AFS programs and advances in fungal diagnostics which can be harnessed by the AFS team. Recent Findings: In recent times, there has been an increase in targeted research assessing the quality of antifungal prescribing and the impact of AFS interventions, largely within single centers and observational in nature. Summary: Several challen..

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