ISHAM NEWS! (27-04-2010)
Dear ISHAM member, We are happy to announce a major facility
for our members: freely accessible literature on the ISHAM website!
Login to the member area, and you will find the areas “Guidelines and
Recommendations”, and “Literature databases”. To enter these areas you have to
agree with the terms. The first reference base made available here is on Scedosporium:
all literature published since 1890, collected by Regine Horré. Other topics
will follow. The Guideline area is meant to help the clinician with management
of mycoses. ISHAM members are requested to donate articles when they spot any
omissions. Material can be sent to the area editors: Hector Mora Montes firstname.lastname@example.org or Sybren de Hoog email@example.com.
Following the previous three successful conferences of the Pan-African Medical Mycology Society (PAMMS) in Hartenbosch and Cape Town, South Africa and Abuja, Nigeria,
the forth conference of the PAMMS planned for 5-9 March, 2011 in Assiut,
Egypt. In addition a 3-day workshop on Medical Mycology is scheduled.
More information will be available in due course.
Gordon Conference on Immunology
of Fungal Infections, to be held in Galveston, U.S.A., 16-21
January, 2011, has a list of confirmed speakers, see here. Deadline for
registration is 26 December, 2010, but earlier subscription is recommended.
University College London and the British Society for Medical Mycology offer
distant learning MSc
in medical mycology for professional health workers. The course
allows a flexible approach to learning, enabling
students to complete in two to five years. For information, click here.
ISHAM Working Group Fungiscope announces that the FungiScope database explorer,
FungiQuest, has finally gone live. This tool allows clinicians to search the
FungiScope database for cases and pathogens of interest. In turn a brief
vignette of the case is given and further information can be
requested on a more individual basis in order to help choosing an initial
treatment. View the database at www.fungiscope.net.
Belgian Society for Human and Animal Mycology announces that the meeting of 29
May, 2010 has been cancelled. You will be informed soon about an alternative date.
of your ISHAM membership has now been made much easier through the ISHAM
webshop, see http://shop.isham.org. Credit card payments are free of charge. A further discount of 5 $ is
granted for those who pay their membership for three years in advance.
The latest issue of Medical Mycology, Vol. 48 No. 3 is now
freely available in your membership area. For your convenience, we list the
Spatio-temporal and healthcare
trends of non-endemic, invasive fungal infections in the United States,
National Hospital Discharge Survey – 1996 to 2006. Anil A. Panackal:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 449-457.
Deep, respiratory tract and ear
infections caused by Pseudallescheria (Scedosporium) and Microascus (Scopulariopsis) in Finland. A 10-year retrospective multi-center study. J. Issakainen, J. H. Salonen, V-J. Anttila, P. Koukila-Kähkölä, M. Castrén, O. Liimatainen, R. Vuento, T. Ojanen, I. Koivula, M. Koskela, O. Meurman:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 458-465.
Development of a rapid,
cost-effective TaqMan Real-Time PCR Assay for identification and
differentiation of Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii. Kelly W. Sheff, Emily R. York, Elizabeth M.
Driebe, Bridget M. Barker, Steven D. Rounsley, Victor G. Waddell, Stephen M.
Beckstrom-Sternberg, James S.
Beckstrom-Sternberg, Paul S. Keim, David M. Engelthaler.
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 466-469.
TLR4-defective C3H/HeJ mice to Coccidioides posadasii infection. Shanjana Awasthi : Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 470-475.
Dynamics of dermatophytosis
frequency in Mexico: an analysis of 2084 cases. R. López-Martínez, P. Manzano-Gayosso, F.
Hernández-Hernández, E. Bazán-Mora, L. J. Méndez-Tovar:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 476-479.
Clonal outbreak of Trichophyton
tonsurans tinea capitis gladiatorum among wrestlers in Adana, Turkey. Macit Ilkit, Mehmet Ali Saracli, Hatice Kurdak, Aygul Turac-Bicer, Tuba Yuksel, Mehmet Karakas, Eric Schuenemann, Susan M.
Abdel-Rahman: Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages
Diagnostic PCR tests for Microsporum
audouinii, M. canis and Trichophyton infections. Anna Brillowska-DaąBrowska, Aleksandra
Świerkowska, Ditte Marie
Lindhardt Saunte, Maiken Cavling
Arendrup: Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 486-490.
Efficacy of terbinafine
compared to lanoconazole and luliconazole in the topical treatment of
dermatophytosis in a guinea pig model. M.A. Ghannoum, L. Long, H. G. Kim, A.J. Cirino, A. R. Miller, P. Mallefet:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 491-497.
Analysis of the response of Candida
albicans cells to Silver(I). Raymond Rowan, Malachy Mccann, Kevin Kavanagh:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 498-505.
Exploring the concordance of Aspergillus
fumigatus pathogenicity in mice and Toll-deficient flies. Georgios Chamilos, Elaine M. Bignell, Markus Schrettl, Russell E. Lewis, Konstantinos
Leventakos, Gregory S. May, Hubertus Haas, Dimitrios P.
Kontoyiannis: Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages
Primary treatment of zygomycosis
with liposomal amphotericin B: analysis of 28 cases. Shmuel Shoham, Shelley S. Magill, William G. Merz, Corina Gonzalez, Nita Seibel, Wendy L. Buchanan, Tena A. Knudsen, Tatyana A.
Sarkisova, Thomas J. Walsh:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 511-517.
Disseminated dermatophytosis in
a patient with hereditary hemochromatosis and hepatic cirrhosis: case report and
review of the literature. Vincent C. Marconi, Richard Kradin, Francisco M. Marty, Duane R.
Hospenthal, Camille N. Kotton:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 518-527.
Activated dormant Cryptococcus
gattii infection in a Dutch tourist who visited Vancouver Island (Canada):
a molecular epidemiological approach. Ferry Hagen, Sander van Assen, Gert Jan Luijckx, Teun Boekhout, Greetje A.
Kampinga: Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 528-531.
Voriconazole use and
pharmacokinetics in combination with interferon-γ for refractory cryptococcal
meningitis in a patient receiving low-dose ritonavir. Natalie E.
Nierenberg, George R. Thompson
III, James S. Lewis II, Brian K. Hogan, Thomas F.
Patterson: Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages
Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Aspergillus
fumigatus in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease successfully
treated with antifungal agents and interferon-gamma. Jaffar A.
Al-Tawfiq, Hail M. Al-Abdely:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 537-541.
Fatal acute respiratory
distress syndrome in a patient with paracoccidioidomycosis: first case report. Gil Benard, André Nathan Costa, Juliana Ravanini, Silvia Goulart, Elisabeth Lima
Sílviavalente Barbas, Luiz Fernando
Ferraz da Silva: Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages
Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis due
to Rhinocladiella mackenziei (formerly Ramichloridium mackenziei):
a taxonomic update and review of the literature. Saad J. Taj-Aldeen, Muna Almaslamani, Abdullatif Alkhalf, Issam Al Bozom, Anna M. Romanelli, Brian L. Wickes, Annette W.
Fothergill, Deanna A. Sutton:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 546-556.
Loss of in vitro resistance in Candida glabrata following discontinuation of fluconazole
prophylaxis in a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patient. Steven D.
Westbrook, Nathan P.
Wiederhold, Ana C. Vallor, Susann Kotara, Stella Bernardo, Samuel A. Lee, William R.
Kirkpatrick, Juan J. Toro, Cesaro. Freytes, Thomas F.
Patterson, Spencer W. Redding:
Medical Mycology, May 2010, Vol. 48, No. 3, Pages 557-560.
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