Risk factors of invasive aspergillosis after heart transplantation: protective role of oral itraconazole prophylaxis.

@article{Muoz2004RiskFO,
  title={Risk factors of invasive aspergillosis after heart transplantation: protective role of oral itraconazole prophylaxis.},
  author={Patricia Mu{\~n}oz and Claudia E Rodr{\'i}guez and Emilio Bouza and Jes{\'u}s Palomo and Juan F Y{\'a}{\~n}ez and Mar{\'i}a Jes{\'u}s Dom{\'i}nguez and Manuel Desco},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={636-43}
}
The study was designed to identify a subset of heart transplant (HT) recipients who could benefit from the administration of targeted antifungal prophylaxis and to evaluate the efficacy of oral itraconazole as the preventive drug. We have analyzed the risk factors for invasive aspergillosis (IA) in our entire population of HT recipients (1988-2002) and also the role of oral itraconazole prophylaxis that was provided to all patients since 1995 [400 mg q.d. of itraconazole oral (PO) for 3-6… CONTINUE READING

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