Review - Document Details


Review - Reviewer's Assessment

1. Short summary / abstract
Guidelines produced by the Infectious Diseases Society of America for the treatment of candidiasis. Four areas are covered: 1) Role of the microbiology laboratory; 2) Treatment of invasive candidiasis; 3) Treatment of mucocutaneous candidiasis; 4) Prevention of invasive candidiasis

2. What question is the document addressing?
What is the best treatment for each manifestation of candidiasis?

3. Type of study
Clinical guideline.

4. Methods valid & appropriate?

It is not clear whether a systematic search of the literature was performed and no methodology is given.

5. Results / recommendations reliable?
All recommendations are referenced and graded according to the IDSA scale.

6. Any major problems and biases?
None apparent.

7. Any other important / relevant studies which confirm or contradict?
No other guidelines specifically and comprehensively cover candidiasis. A previous IDSA publication, by many of the same authors, (Practice guidelines for the treatment of candidiasis. Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Apr;30(4):662-78.) has been superseded.

8. Keywords

Reviewer's Details:

Name:Tim Weller
Post:Consultant Microbiologist
(Society / Organisation / Advisory Committee):
City Hospital, Birmingham, and a member of BSAC

*** Note: These are the views of a professional expert rather than an official statement from his or her society, organisation or advisory committee.

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