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A Laboratory-based Surveillance Study of Candida Bloodstream Infections (MK-0991-093)

Information source: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Condition(s) targeted: Candidemia

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.


This study will evaluate the incidence rate of Candida blood stream infection (candidemia) among people hospitalized in participating medical centers in Brazil, and will assess the antifungal drug susceptibility patterns of Candida clinical isolates. No hypotheses will be tested in the study. Candida blood stream isolates collected from people hospitalized for any reason during the study period will be sent to a core mycology laboratory for antifungal drug susceptibility testing. All people who develop candidemia while hospitalized will be considered participants in the study.

Clinical Details

Official title: Brazilian Network of Candidemia: a Laboratory-based Surveillance Study on Candida Bloodstream Infections in 10 Medical Centers

Study design: Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Primary outcome:

Number of participants with Candidemia per 1000 hospital admissions

Number of participants with Candidemia per 1000 patient-Days in hospital

Percentage of Specific Candida Isolates Susceptible to Amphotericin B, Fluconazole, Voriconazole, Anidulafungin, and Caspofungin


Minimum age: N/A. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Hospitalized in a participating medical center

- Developed candidemia blood stream infection (confirmed by isolation of Candida

species from blood culture)

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Additional Information

Starting date: April 2010
Last updated: October 30, 2014

Page last updated: August 20, 2015

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