RESEARCH SUPPORT, NON-U.S. GOV'T
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Epidemiology and clinical outcomes of invasive mould infections in Indian intensive care units (FISF study).

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Due to limited data on invasive mould infections (IMIs) in the intensive care units (ICUs) of developing countries, we ascertain epidemiology and management of IMIs at 11 ICUs across India.

METHODS: Consecutive patients with proven or probable/putative IMIs were enrolled during the study period. Subjects were categorized into classical (neutropenia, malignancy, transplant recipients on immunosuppression) and non-classical (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, liver disease and glucocorticoids) risk groups. We analyzed the demographic, laboratory variables and outcomes of these patients.

RESULTS: 398 patients with IMIs (96 proven, 302 probable) were identified, amounting to a prevalence of 9.5 cases/1000 ICU admissions. The mean ± SD age of the participants was 45.6 ± 21.9 years. The mean ± SD APACHE II score was 14.3 ± 11.4. The IMIs were diagnosed at a median of 4 days after ICU admission. There were 145 and 253 subjects with classical and non-classical risk groups, respectively. Although Aspergillus spp. were the commonest (82.1%) isolates, Mucorales were detected in 14.4% subjects. A high APACHE II score and IMI due to mucormycosis were significant predictors of mortality.

CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights the distinct epidemiology of IMIs in India ICUs with high burden, new susceptible patient groups and considerable number of non-Aspergillus mould infections. [clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02683642].

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app