Caspofungin for the treatment of fungal infections: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

Citation

(2008), "Caspofungin for the treatment of fungal infections: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 13 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/cgij.2008.24813bae.011

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited


Caspofungin for the treatment of fungal infections: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 13, Issue 2.

M.E. Falagas, F. Ntziora, G.I. Betsi and G. SamonisInternational Journal of Antimicrobial Agents2007Vol. 29pp. 136-43

This review evaluated the effectiveness and safety of caspofungin in the treatment of patients with fungal, mainly Candida, infections. The authors concluded that caspofungin is associated with a higher cure rate and fewer adverse effects in comparison with amphotericin B. These conclusions have to be viewed with caution since they are based on few studies with few participants.