Alessandra Menichella

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C. difficile (C. d.) is the main cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis. It is shown in literature a high asymptomatic carriage rate of C. d. in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), though C. d.-related colitis is an uncommon complication in these patients, despite the use of multiple high-dose antibiotic regimes and the frequency of hospital(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) the effect of Lactobacillus reuteri (LR) on the rate of respiratory exacerbations and of the infections of both upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts. METHODS Prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolling 61 patients with CF with(More)
In many contexts is often underestimated the biological risk and schools can be an example. Proof of this is the exclusion of work in the school from the example of the work activities of biohazard included in Annex XLIV of Legislative Decree 81/08. Our work proposes a protocol for risk management meningitis contagious in the specific environment of the(More)
Rasmussen’s syndrome (RS) is a rare acquired progressive inflammatory encephalopathy characterized by drug-resistant partial seizures and cognitive deterioration resulting from a gradual impairment and a subsequent atrophy of a single brain hemisphere. It was firstly described by Theodore Rasmussen in 1958. The original etiopathogenic hypothesis of a(More)
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