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Identify ICU Patient At Risk for Invasive Candidiasis | Clinical Prediction Rule

Purpose:

To identify a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) with about 10% incidence of invasive candidiasis using the rule of Ostrosky-Zeichner et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, selection

ICD-10:

Y95, B37.9

Description:

Ostrosky-Zeichner et al developed a clinical rule to identify a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) at increased risk for invasive candidiasis. This can help to select patients for clinical trials of antifungal prophylaxis. The authors are from the University of Texas at Houston and multiple other institutions in the United States.

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