Antifungal therapy: current concepts and evidence-based management.

Journal Article

Program overview The clinical care of seriously ill patients can often be complicated by invasive fungal infections that substantially increase morbidity and mortality. Early identification of these infections is paramount to successful clinical outcomes. Effective management of invasive fungal infections also requires individualized therapy that optimizes efficacy and safety. The clinician must be knowledgeable about fungal epidemiology and the antifungal spectrum of activity, as well as key pharmacokinetic and toxicologic characteristics of these agents, to direct successful treatment. In this educational activity, the healthcare professional will be instructed on the current diagnostic methods and antifungal therapies, as well as how to best integrate them into patient care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perfect, JR; Andes, D

Published Date

  • January 22, 2013

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 23336606

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-4877

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1185/03007995.2012.761136

Language

  • ENG