Oral Abstract Session:
173. Fungal Pathogenesis, Virulence, and Anti-fungal Therapy
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 1:45 PM-3:15 PM
Room: 151AB

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Target Audience: Academicians

Topical Category: M. Mycology including clinical and basic studies of fungal infections

Tracks: Adult ID, Investigative ID

Moderators:  Michail Lionakis, MD, ScD, NIH and Marta Feldmesser, MD, FIDSA, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases


1:45 PM
Elevated Serum Beta-D-Glucan (BDG) As A Marker For Chemotherapy-induced Mucosal Barrier Injury (MBI) In Adults With Hematologic Malignancies: A Retrospective Analysis.  
Zainab Shahid, M.D. ; Naveen Sanath kumar, M.D ; Alejandro Restrepo, M.D. ; Sajjad Haider, M.D. ; Jameel Muzaffar ; Monica Grazziutti, MD ; Marcio Nucci, MD ; Elias Anaissie, MD

2:00 PM

2:15 PM
The Cell Wall Integrity Regulator Irs4p Maintains Candida albicans Fitness within Mouse Kidneys without Impacting Neutrophil (PMN) or Cytokine (CK) Responses
Suresh Raman, PhD ; M. Hong Nguyen, MD ; Hassan Badrane, PhD ; Shaoji Cheng, PhD ; Cornelius Clancy, MD

2:45 PM
Cryptococcus neoformans cell wall integrity provides defense to superoxide and photo generated ROS but not hydrogen peroxide
Beth Fuchs, Ph.D. ; George Tegos, Ph.D. ; Michael Hamblin, Ph.D. ; Eleftherios Mylonakis, M.D., Ph. D.

3:00 PM
Intravenous Voriconazole Administration is Not Associated with a Decline in Renal Function in Patients with Moderate to Severe Renal Impairment
Joanna Schaenman, MD PhD ; Chanu Rhee, MD ; Marisa Holubar, MD ; Richard Lafayette, MD ; Janice M. Brown, MD

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M. Lionakis, None

M. Feldmesser, None

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