Fungemia Related to Parenteral Nutrition

Fungemia Related to Parenteral Nutrition Curr Trop Med Rep (2017) 4:172–177 DOI 10.1007/s40475-017-0120-8 NUTRITION (K SCHLOSSER MONTES, SECTION EDITOR) 1 2 2 2 Cecilia Quesada & Jorge Aceituno & Ronaldo Suárez & Celso Mazariegos Published online: 20 July 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 Abstract Introduction Purpose of Review Lipid emulsions in parenteral nutrition are commonly associated with fungal infections, and this assump- The infectious diseases are important causes of morbidity and tion may cause parenteral nutrition administration to be mortality in intensive care units. There are many risk factors discontinued in patients who are benefiting from it. Our pur- that increase the probability of contracting infections, includ- pose was to describe the multiple factors associated to ing central catheters, mechanical ventilation, bladder cathe- fungemia in patients with parenteral nutrition and to describe ters, abdominal surgeries, parenteral nutrition, immunosup- the management of this condition. So, it is of utmost impor- pressive conditions such as chronic kidney disease, and dia- tance to review current information in order to be able to either betes mellitus [1]. recommend or suspend lipid emulsion in patients with infec- Administering lipid emulsion as part of the parenteral tion risk. nutrition has been accepted as increasing the risk for Recent Findings Current Tropical Medicine Reports Springer Journals

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