Echinocandins for candidemia: a rational choice

Reviews in Health Care

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Title Echinocandins for candidemia: a rational choice
 
Creator Menichetti, Francesco
Tagliaferri, Enrico
 
Subject Clinical Medicine
Echinocandins; Candidemia; Invasive candidiasis
 
Description Among antifungal drugs, echinocandins (micafungin, caspofungin and anidulafungin) represent a rational choice for the first-line therapy of candidemia/invasive candidiasis in critically ill patients. Among other properties characterizing echinocandins, it’s important to emphasize the broad spectrum of activity, the fungicidal activity against the majority of Candida spp., and the activity against the biofilm. Furthermore, echinocandins show greater efficacy than conventional amphotericin B and fluconazole, and similar efficacy to liposomal amphotericin B (but they are less toxic). Finally, echinocandins are recommended at the highest level of evidence (AI) for the treatment of invasive candidiasis by IDSA and ESCMID guidelines.
 
Publisher SEEd
 
Contributor
 
Date 2013-08-15
 
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/872
10.7175/rhc.v4i2S.872
 
Source Reviews in Health Care; Vol 4, No 2S (2013); 5-12
2038-6702
2038-6699
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/872/977
https://journals.edizioniseed.it/index.php/rhc/article/view/872/978
 
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Rights Copyright (c) 2013 Seed
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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