Antifungal utilization and outcome evaluation in a tertiary hospital

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Objective: The risk of fungal infection is one of the many concerns of patients admitted for chronic illness. The increase in fungal infection causes excessive morbidity and mortality. Despite the use of antifungals, the outcome of patients remains challenging. The study was performed to identify factors affecting the outcome of antifungal use. Methods: A retrospective study was carried out in a local tertiary hospital for the past 1 year. Patients prescribed antifungals were included. Results: A total of 145 patients who had been prescribed with antifungal agents within the past year were included in the study. It was noted that patients infected with fungi were mostly elderly patients (n=83, 57.2%). A majority of the patients (n=67, 46.2%, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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Tertiary Care Centers
Mycoses
Antifungal Agents
Chronic Disease
Fungi
Retrospective Studies
Morbidity
Mortality

Keywords

  • Antifungal
  • Fungal infection
  • Outcome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Antifungal utilization and outcome evaluation in a tertiary hospital. / Islahudin, Farida Hanim; Yip, Lee Ann.

In: Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, 01.03.2016, p. 223-226.

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