Candida auris: laboratory investigation,management andinfection prevention and control


Infection complicates aortic graft and endograft deployment in approximately 1-4% of cases. In the absence of good evidence-based guidance, approaches to diagnosis and treatment are inconsistent. Corresponding outcomes are variable but often poor. In response to this, several English NHSTrusts with large vascular services came together in 2012 to form the Management of Aortic Graft Infection Collaboration (MAGIC). Underpinning the range of specialist expertise which is essential to manage these complex cases, it comprises vascular surgeons, infection specialists and radiologists.

Supported by the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland, the MAGIC service evaluation database has been developed to collect high-quality, prospective data on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcome from aortic graft infection. The database complies with NHS patient data security standards and is hosted by the Guy’s& St Thomas’ Biomedical Research Centre. The MAGIC aortic graft infection definition is the first derived by multi-disciplinary expert consensus and is used to determine eligible cases for database entry.

Any vascular unit with a multi-disciplinary approach to managing aortic graft infection is now welcome to join the MAGIC database. Complete the enrolment form and/or for more information emailgst-tr.magicadministrator@nhs.net


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