A practical critique of antifungal treatment guidelines for haemato-oncologists

Agrawal, S. et al. (2012) A practical critique of antifungal treatment guidelines for haemato-oncologists. Critical Reviews in Microbiology, 38(3), pp. 203-216. (doi: 10.3109/1040841X.2011.645521)

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The management of invasive fungal disease (IFD) in the haemato-oncology setting remains a challenge. This article reviews recent guidelines relating to IFD for their similarities and differences, as well as applying the Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE) criteria. The guidelines’ recommendations on antifungal prophylaxis, empirical and definitive treatment of candidiasis and aspergillosis are summarized; also, minimum standards for diagnosis and follow-up are discussed. This critique of the reviewed guidelines is a practical guide to physicians and commissioners in making local policies for IFD management.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jones, Dr Brian
Authors: Agrawal, S., Jones, B., Barnes, R., Kibbler, C., Millen, M., Ashcroft, M., Jain, S., Last, A., Lewis, D., Lewis, T., Patel, M., and Pagliuca, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Critical Reviews in Microbiology

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