Why MIC matters? Microbiologists vs. clinicians

Reviews in Health Care

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Title Why MIC matters? Microbiologists vs. clinicians
 
Creator Girmenia, Corrado
 
Subject
Fungal infections; Resistance; Sensitivity; Clinical cut-off; Epidemiological cut-off
 
Description Several mechanisms of resistance may interfere with the patients’ healing from a fungal infection. However, in premature children fungi are generally susceptible to antifungal agents, except in case of vertical transmission from the mother. In vitro sensitivity tests have been recently harmonized between American and European standards, after years of unhomogeneity: to date, the interpretation of epidemiological cut-off of wild-type population and clinical cut-off are common, and are often updated. Sensitivity tests are difficult to perform, but luckily new commercial tests approvedby FDA are available. Sometimes, knowing the intrinsic sensitivities and resistances of every fungal species and subspecies may be enough in the clinical practice, since few resistances are acquired.
 
Publisher SEEd
 
Contributor Il presente Congress Report è stato supportato da Astellas Pharma SpA
 
Date 2013-07-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


 
Format text/html
application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/863
10.7175/rhc.v4i1S.863
 
Source Reviews in Health Care; Vol 4, No 1S (2013); 39-43
2038-6702
2038-6699
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/863/956
https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/863/957
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Seed
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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