ISHAM NEWS! (07-11-2014)

Dear , With sadness we announce that our long standing member Dr. Anna Goldschmied-Reouven has past away at the age of 71. An obituary can be found here.

On 29 December, 2012 the Israel Society of Medical Mycology will organize a meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel. Information is available here.

On 25 April 2014, Dr. Amir Seyedmousavi defended his Thesis on treatment strategies of azole-resistant Aspergillus at the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The book is freely accessible in the member area of the ISHAM website.

Last October a meeting “100 Years of Chromoblastomycosis” was organized in Sao Luis, Brazil. A short report of this workshop can be found here. One of the outcomes of this meeting was a plan for the analysis of global distribution and burden of disease for main agents of chromoblastomycosis. We need your cooperation for this; a detailed message will follow in due course.

The conveners of the Chromoblastomycosis working group are now Daniel Wagner (Brazil), Alexandro Bonifaz (Mexico) and Peiying Feng (China). We thank our previous conveners Flavio Queiroz Telles, Roxana Vitale and Liyan Xi for their efforts over the years.

The Second International Conference on Basic and Applied Mycology will be held in Assiut, Egypt, 14-15 March, 2015. You may find information here. The meeting will be followed by the 18th Workshop on "Yeast fungi: Biodiversity and their Role in Biotechnology and in Human, Animal and Plant Diseases”, during 16-18 March, 2015. Click here for information.

A clinical mycology masterclass on diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal diseases will be given in Izmir, Turkey, on 10 and 11 April, 2015. Full information can be found here.

The 12th International Meeting on Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM2014) was held in Brasilia, Brazil, 21-24 September, 2014 and was with 240 participants very successful. A short report can be found here.

The CBS Symposium, to be organized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 April, 2015, is focused around the Second International Workshop on Ascomycete Systematics. For program and registration, click here. The workshop is preceded by a workshop on Genomics of Neglected Pathogens, see here on 20-21 April in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and a concomitant Yeasts Taxonomy Workshop, click here.

The First Latin American Course on Diagnosis, Molecular Identification and Epidemiology of Human Pathogenic Fungi will be held in Bogotá, Colombia, 8-12 November, 2014, organized by the Instituto Nacional de Salud and Sydney University, and sponsored by ISHAM. For general information, click here.

An updated Guideline for the Management of Cryptococcosis can be found in your member area of the ISHAM website, click 'Guidelines'.

Medical Mycology, vol. 52-7 and 8 have appeared and are freely available via your ISHAM login at For your convenience, we list the contents below.

Patrizia Danesi, Carmelo Furnari, Anna Granato, Alice Schivo, Domenico Otranto, Gioia Capelli, and Claudia Cafarchia
Molecular identity and prevalence of Cryptococcus spp. nasal carriage in asymptomatic feral cats in Italy.
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 667-673

Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Hossein Mirhendi, Koichi Makimura, G. Sybren de Hoog, Kazuo Satoh, Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh, and Mohammad Reza Shidfar
Nucleotide sequence analysis of beta tubulin gene in a wide range of dermatophytesMed Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 674-688

Sarah A. Ahmed, David A. Stevens, Wendy W. J. van de Sande, Jacques F. Meis, and G. S. de Hoog
Roussoella percutanea, a novel opportunistic pathogen causing subcutaneous mycoses
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 689-698

Robert J. van de Peppel, Olaf M. Dekkers, Peter A. von dem Borne, and Mark G. J. de Boer
Relapsed and secondary disease drive the risk profile for invasive aspergillosis prior to stem cell transplantation in patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 699-705

Rishi Mani Srivastava, Rijuneeta, Ashok K Gupta, Sourabha K Patro, and Ajit Avasthi
Quality of life, disability scores, and distress index in fungal rhinosinusitis
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 706-714

Maria Noni, Anna Katelari, George Dimopoulos, Georgia Kourlaba, Vana Spoulou, Helen Alexandrou - Athanassoulis, Stavros-Eleftherios Doudounakis,and Chryssa Tzoumaka - Bakoula
Inhaled corticosteroids and Aspergillus fumigatus isolation in cystic fibrosis

Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 715-722

Magdalena Skóra, Anna B. Macura, and MaƂgorzata Bulanda
In vitro antifungal susceptibility of Scopulariopsis brevicaulis isolates
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 723-727

Magali Bourdelin, Frédéric Grenouillet, Etienne Daguindau, Patrice Muret, Yohan Desbrosses, Jonathan Dubut, Eric Deconinck, Samuel Limat, and Fabrice Larosa
Posaconazole prophylaxis in neutropenic patients with hematological malignancies: limits in clinical practice
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 728-735

Chi-Ching Tsang, Jasper F. W. Chan, Nigel J. Trendell-Smith, Antonio H. Y. Ngan, Ian W. H. Ling, Susanna K. P. Lauz and Patrick C. Y. Woo
Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in a patient with IgG4-related sclerosing disease caused by a novel ascomycete, Hongkongmyces pedis gen. et sp. nov.: first report of human infection associated with the family Lindgomycetaceae
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 736-747

Keith Cássia da Cunha, Deanna A. Sutton, Josepa Gené, Josep Cano, Javier Capilla, Hugo Madrid, Cony Decock, Nathan P. Wiederhold, and Josep Guarro
Pithomyces species (Montagnulaceae) from clinical specimens: identification and antifungal susceptibility profiles
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 748-757

E. Tyczkowska-Sieron, W. Gaszynski, J. Tyczkowski,and A. Glowacka
Analysis of the relationship between fluconazole consumption and non–C. albicans Candida infections
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 758-765

Elizabeth M. Brown, Lisa R. McTaggart, Donald E. Low, and Susan E. Richardson
Effective method for the heat inactivation of Blastomyces dermatitidis
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 766-769

Débora Alves Nunes Mario, Laura Bedin Denardi, Daniela Isabel Brayer Pereira, Janio Morais Santurio, and Sydney Hartz Alves
In vitro photodynamic inactivation of Sporothrix schenckii complex species
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 770-773

Jennifer L. Anderson, Jordan L. Dieckman, Kurt D. Reed, and Jennifer K. Meece
Canine Blastomycosis in Wisconsin: A Survey of Small-Animal Veterinary Practices
Med Mycol (October 2014) 52 (7): 774-779

G. C. Ainsworth
Raimond Sabouraud (1864–1938)
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 781

Anuradha Chowdhary, Shallu Kathuria, Kshitij Agarwal, and Jacques F. Meis
Recognizing filamentous basidiomycetes as agents of human disease: A review
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 782-797

Peipei Sun and Zhaohui Tong
Efficacy of caspofungin, a 1,3-β-D-glucan synthase inhibitor, on Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in rats
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 798-803

Robson M. Pereira, André L. Müller, Ricardo A. Zimerman, Denise B. Antunes, Vitor F. Zinn, Vicente Friaza, Carmen de la Horra Enrique J. Calderón, and Gustavo Wissmann
High prevalence of Pneumocystis jirovecii colonization among HIV-positive patients in southern Brazil
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 804-809

Kiatichai Faksri, Wanlop Kaewkes, Kunyaluk Chaicumpar, Prajuab Chaimanee, and Suwin Wongwajana
Epidemiology and identification of potential fungal pathogens causing invasive fungal infections in a tertiary care hospital in northeast Thailand
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 810-818

Paul R. Ingram, Arul E. Suthananthan, Ruben Rajan, Todd M. Pryce, Kishore Sieunarine, Dianne J. Gardam, and Christopher H. Heath
Cutaneous mucormycosis and motor vehicle accidents: Findings from an Australian case series
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 819-825

Pierre T. Becker, Annelies de Bel, Delphine Martiny, Stéphane Ranque, Renaud Piarroux, Carole Cassagne, Monique Detandt,
and Marijke Hendrickx
Identification of filamentous fungi isolates by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry: clinical evaluation of an extended reference spectra library
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 826-834

Masahiro Abe, Muneyoshi Kimura, Hideki Araoka, Shuichi Taniguchi, and Akiko Yoneyama
Serum (1,3)-beta-D-glucan is an inefficient marker of breakthrough candidemia
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 835-840

Magali Chabé, Sara Khalife, Nausicaa Gantois, Gaël Even, and Christophe Audebert
An improved single-round PCR leads to rapid and highly sensitive detection of Pneumocystis spp.
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 841-846

Christopher Sirivoranankul, Marife Martinez, Vicky Chen, Karl V. Clemons, and David A. Stevens
Vitamin D and experimental invasive aspergillosis
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 847-852

Santhanam Shanmughapriya, Haridevvenkatesan Sornakumari, Arumugam Lency, Senthil Kavitha, and Kalimuthusamy Natarajaseenivasan
Synergistic effect of amphotericin B and tyrosol on biofilm formed by Candida krusei and Candida tropicalis from intrauterine device users
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 853-861

Yolanda Romo-Lozano, Francisca Hernández-Hernández, and Eva Salinas
Sporothrix schenckii yeasts induce ERK pathway activation and secretion of IL-6 and TNF-α in rat mast cells, but no degranulation
Med Mycol (November 2014) 52 (8): 862-868

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