Risk factors, characteristics, and outcomes of candidemia in an adult intensive care unit in Turkey

TİGEN E., Bilgin H., Gurun H. P. , Dogru A., ÖZBEN SADIÇ B., ÇERİKÇİOĞLU N., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.45, no.6, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.022
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus


Thirty-six patients with candidemia and 37 control patients were included consecutively to determine the characteristics of candidemia episodes. The patients with candidemia had higher mortality with higher Sequential Organ Failure Assessment scores and frequency of use of a central venous catheter, total parenteral nutrition, and broad-spectrum antibiotics; chronic renal failure with replacement therapy; and longer stay in an intensive care unit. Candida albicans was the predominant species followed by Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, and Candida parapsilosis. All isolates of C glabrata were itraconazole-resistant. (C) 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.