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Two deaths following hospital infection with Cryptococcus   Two patients have died in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, after contracting cryptococcosis, an opportunistic airborne fungal infection caused by the Cryptococcus species. The fact that the cases are being linked to pigeon droppings contaminating a room in the hospital indicates...

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Ceragenins are active against drug-resistant Candida auris clinical isolates in planktonic and biofilm forms. Background: Candida auris has emerged as a serious threat to human health. Of particular concern are the resistance profiles of many clinical isolates, with some being resistant to multiple classes of antifungals. Objectives: Measure susceptibilities of C. auris isolates, in planktonic and biofilm...

Approach to the investigation and management of patients with Candida auris, an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast. Candida auris is an emerging, multidrug-resistant yeast that can spread in healthcare settings. It can cause invasive infections with high mortality and is difficult to identify using traditional yeast identification methods. Candida auris has been reported in more than a dozen countries, and as of...

Invasive infections with multidrug-resistant yeast Candida auris, Colombia. Candida auris is an emerging multidrug-resistant fungus that causes a wide range of symptoms. We report finding 17 cases of C. auris infection that were originally misclassified but correctly identified 27.5 days later on average. Patients with a delayed diagnosis of C. auris had a 30-day mortality...

Development of seasoning soup Hypsizygus marmoreus. Using Hypsizygus marmoreus as raw material, a seasoning soup was developed using single factor and orthogonal experiments to determine optimal formula and processing parameters. Overall results indicated that the optimal formulation and processing conditions for the seasoning soup were as follows:...


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