[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The agar diffusion method Neo-Sensitabs for sensitivity testing, was evaluated with 33 reference strains by fourteen laboratories. Tablets with 5-fluorocytosine, amphotericin B, nystatin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole and tioconazole were used on Shadomy modified medium. These tests classify each strain as susceptible, intermediate or resistant to all tested antifungals by measuring the inhibition zone diameters. Intra and interlaboratory reproducibility was studied. Neo-Sensitabs sensitivity for fungi was easy to perform and reliable method with a reproducibility of 97.1% and superior to other commercialized methods, being specially interesting for antifungal susceptibility in vitro testing of triazole derivatives fluconazole and itraconazole.
Revista Iberoamericana de Micología 07/1999; 16(2):92-6. · 1.31 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Twelve Spanish laboratories collected 325 yeast clinical isolates during a 30 day's period, among them 224 Candida albicans, 30 Candida glabrata, and 27 Candida parapsilosis. In vitro antifungal susceptibility to amphotericin B, ketoconazole, fluconazole and itraconazole was determined by an agar diffusion test (Neo-Sensitabs, Rosco, Denmark). All the isolates tested were susceptible in vitroto amphotericin B and nearly all (97.2%) to itraconazole. In vitrosusceptibility to fluconazole and ketoconazole was high (90.2% and 91.4% of isolates, respectively) but showed variations depending on the species tested. Resistance to fluconazole and ketoconazole was low in C. albicans (4% and 3%, respectively), but 30% of Candida guilliermondii and 36% of C. glabrata isolates were resistant to fluconazole. Ketoconazole resistance was observed in 40% of C. glabrata, and 17% of Candida tropicalis. Resistance to antifungal drugs is very low in Spain and it is related to non-C. albicans isolates.
Revista Iberoamericana de Micología 07/1999; 16(2):97-100. · 1.31 Impact Factor