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epidemiology of candidemia in qatar, the middle east: performance of maldi-tof ms for the identification of candida species, species distribution, outcome, and susceptibility pattern.bloodstream infections (bsis) due to candida spp. constitute the predominant group of hospital-based fungal infections worldwide. a retrospective study evaluated the performance of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (maldi-tof ms) for the identification of bsi candida isolates. the epidemiology, risk factors, demographic features, species distribution, and clinical outcome associated with candidemia in patients admitted to a single tertiary-care hospital ...201424352810
hospital-acquired candidaemia: experience from a developing country.thirty-seven episodes of hospital-acquired candidaemia, which occurred over a two-year period, were reviewed. the predominant risk factors were previous antibiotic therapy (100%), indwelling central venous catheter (94.6%), parenteral hyperalimentation (78.3%) and preceding surgery (51.4%). eighty-nine percent of the patients had three or more risk factors. candida albicans (56.8%), and candida tropicalis (13.5%) were the most common isolates. mortality was 48.6%. no significant difference was o ...19979049818
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