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Rule of Paphitou et al for Risk-Stratified Prophylaxis Against Candida Infections of a Patient in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Purpose:

To identify a patient in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU) who may benefit from prophylactic therapy to prevent invasive candidiasis.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, options

ICD-10:

B37

Description:

Paphitou et al developed a prediction rule to help identify a patient in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who may be at increased risk for invasive candidiasis. Such a patient may benefit from more aggressive monitoring and prophylactic antifungal therapy. The authors are from the University of Texas at Houston.

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