Maria Dąbkowska

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The most frequent etiological factors of fungal infections in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) belong to Candida genus of the yeastlike fungi. In the TPN patients the several infectious complications can develop: venous catheter infection, catheter candidemia (fungemia), fungal endocarditis or fungal ophtalmitis. The capability of(More)
Fungal infections constitute a serious clinical problem in the group of patients receiving total parenteral nutrition. The majority of species isolated from infections of the total parenteral nutrition patients belong to Candida genus. The most important factors of Candida spp. virulence are the phenomenon of "phenotypic switching," adhesins, dimorphism of(More)
Solid organ transplant recipients are at high risk of fungal infections, because of ongoing immunosuppressive treatment. There are three post organ transplant phases: early, intermediate, and late, all of them at risk of Candida infections. Since conventional tests are insufficient, specific secondary diagnostic tests are still being explored. Serological(More)
The aim of the study was to describe a diagnostic protocol to lower the risk of a mycotic invasive infection among allotransplant recipients and to suggest the use of preoperative prophylaxis and/or empiric therapy. We chose a group of 268 allograft recipients with transient or constant yeast colonization or confirmed yeast infection. Among 7744 clinical(More)
UNLABELLED In recent years substantial progress has been seen in the development of approaches and methods for serological diagnosis of the mycosis. The aim of our study was to assess the clinical usefulness of serological tests for fungal infection in pts who underwent prolonged antibiotic therapy after valve replacement. MATERIAL AND METHODS The group(More)
Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a severe infection with a 70% mortality rate. Aspergillus fumigatus is responsible for over 90% of those infections. The diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis is based on clinical sample culture and detection of fungal hyphae in histopathological examination. Additional tests may include the detection of the galactomannan(More)