publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Ongoing Challenges with Healthcare-Associated Candida auris Outbreaks in Oman

Al Maani A; Paul H; Azza Al-Rashdi; Wahaibi Aa; Amina Al-Jardani; Al Abri Ama; AlBalushi Mah; Seif Al-Abri; Al Reesi M; Al Maqbali A; ...
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  • Published: 23 Oct 2019 Journal: Journal of Fungi, volume 5, issue 4 (issn: 2309-608X, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Candida auris has emerged in the past decade as a multi-drug resistant public health threat causing health care outbreaks. Here we report epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological investigations of a C. auris outbreak in a regional Omani hospital between April 2018 and April 2019. The outbreak started in the intensive care areas (intensive care unit (ICU), coronary care unit (CCU), and high dependency unit) but cases were subsequently diagnosed in other medical and surgical units. In addition to the patients&rsquo
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free text keywords: Candida auris, infection, outbreak, Sohar Hospital, Oman, Article, Mortality rate, Coronary care unit, Intensive care unit, law.invention, law, Infection control, Intensive care, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Epidemiology, Outbreak, business.industry, business, Candida auris
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Van Schalkwyk, E., Mpembe, R.S., Thomas, J., Shuping, L., Ismail, H., Lowman, W., Karstaedt, A.S., Chibabhai, V., Wadula, J., Avenant, T.. Epidemiologic shift in candidemia driven by Candida auris, South Africa, 2016–2017. Emerg. Infect. Dis.. 2019; 25: 1698-1707 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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Mohsin, J., Hagen, F., Al-Balushi, Z., de Hoog, G.S., Chowdhary, A., Meis, J.F., Al-Hatmi, A.M.S.. The first cases of Candida auris candidaemia in Oman. Mycoses. 2017; 60: 569-575 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Chakrabarti, A., Sood, P., Rudramurthy, SM., Chen, S., Kaur, H., Capoor, M., Chhina, D., Rao, R., Eshwara, V.K., Xess, I.. Incidence, characteristics and outcome of ICU-acquired candidemia in India. Intensive Care. Med.. 2015; 4: 285-295 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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45 references, page 1 of 3
Abstract
Candida auris has emerged in the past decade as a multi-drug resistant public health threat causing health care outbreaks. Here we report epidemiological, clinical, and microbiological investigations of a C. auris outbreak in a regional Omani hospital between April 2018 and April 2019. The outbreak started in the intensive care areas (intensive care unit (ICU), coronary care unit (CCU), and high dependency unit) but cases were subsequently diagnosed in other medical and surgical units. In addition to the patients&rsquo
Subjects
free text keywords: Candida auris, infection, outbreak, Sohar Hospital, Oman, Article, Mortality rate, Coronary care unit, Intensive care unit, law.invention, law, Infection control, Intensive care, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Epidemiology, Outbreak, business.industry, business, Candida auris
Related Organizations
45 references, page 1 of 3

Jeffery-Smith, A., Taori, S.K., Schelenz, S., Jeffery, K., Johnson, E.M., Borman, A., Manuel, R., Brown, C.S.. Candida auris: A Review of the Literature. . Clin. Microbiol. Rev.. 2017; 31 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed]

Lone, S.A., Ahmad, A.. Candida auris—The growing menace to global health. Mycoses. 2019; 62: 620-637 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Cortegiani, A., Misseri, G., Fasciana, T., Giammanco, A., Giarratano, A., Chowdhary, A.. Epidemiology, clinical characteristics, resistance, and treatment of infections by Candida auris. J. Inten. Care. 2018; 6: 69 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Lockhart, S.R., Etienne, K.A., Vallabhaneni, S., Farooqi, J., Chowdhary, A., Govender, N.P., Colombo, A.L., Calvo, B., Cuomo, C.A., Desjardins, C.A.. Simultaneous emergence of multidrug-resistant Candida auris on 3 continents confirmed by whole-genome sequencing and epidemiological analyses. Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2016; 64: 134-140 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Khan, Z., Ahma, S., Al-Sweih, N., Joseph, L., Alfouzan, W., Asadzadeh, M.. Increasing prevalence, molecular characterization and antifungal drug susceptibility of serial Candida auris isolates in Kuwait. PLoS ONE. 2018; 13 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Van Schalkwyk, E., Mpembe, R.S., Thomas, J., Shuping, L., Ismail, H., Lowman, W., Karstaedt, A.S., Chibabhai, V., Wadula, J., Avenant, T.. Epidemiologic shift in candidemia driven by Candida auris, South Africa, 2016–2017. Emerg. Infect. Dis.. 2019; 25: 1698-1707 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Calvo, B., Melo, A.S., Perozo-Mena, A., Hernandez, M., Francisco, E.C., Hagen, F., Meis, J.F., Colombo, A.L.. First report of Candida auris in America: Clinical and microbiological aspects of 18 episodes of candidemia. J. Infect.. 2016; 73: 369-374 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Ben-Ami, R., Berman, J., Novikov, A., Bash, E., Shachor-Meyouhas, Y., Zakin, S., Maor, Y., Tarabia, J., Schechner, V., Adler, A.. Multidrug-resistant Candida haemulonii and C. auris, Tel Aviv, Israel. Emerg. Infect. Dis.. 2017; 23: 195-203 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Al-Siyabi, T., Al Busaidi, I., Balkhair, A., Al-Muharrmi, Z., Al-Salti, M., Al’Adawi, B.. First report of Candida auris in Oman: Clinical and microbiological description of five candidemia cases. J. Infect.. 2017; 75: 373-376 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Abastabar, M., Haghani, I., Ahangarkani, F., Rezai, M.S., Taghizadeh-Armaki, M., Roodgari, S., Kiakojuri, K., Al-Hatmi, A.M.S., Meis, J.F.. Candida auris otomycosis in Iran and review of recent literature. Mycoses. 2019; 62: 101-105 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Mohsin, J., Hagen, F., Al-Balushi, Z., de Hoog, G.S., Chowdhary, A., Meis, J.F., Al-Hatmi, A.M.S.. The first cases of Candida auris candidaemia in Oman. Mycoses. 2017; 60: 569-575 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Chakrabarti, A., Sood, P., Rudramurthy, SM., Chen, S., Kaur, H., Capoor, M., Chhina, D., Rao, R., Eshwara, V.K., Xess, I.. Incidence, characteristics and outcome of ICU-acquired candidemia in India. Intensive Care. Med.. 2015; 4: 285-295 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Tsay, S., Kallen, A., Jackson, B.R., Chiller, T.M., Vallabhaneni, S.. Approach to the investigation and management of patients with Candida auris, an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast. Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2018; 66: 306-311 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Chowdhary, A., Sharma, C., Meis, J.F.. Candida auris: A rapidly emerging cause of hospital-acquired multidrug-resistant fungal infections globally. PLoS Pathog.. 2017; 13 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Saris, K., Meis, J.F., Voss, A.. Candida auris. Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis.. 2018; 31: 334-340 [PubMed] [DOI]

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