Alessandra Paolini

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In the summer of 2009, high levels of mortality among white clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes were observed in 3 watercourses of central Italy. PCR and culture methods were used to detect the causative agent of the disease. Two strains of Aphanomyces spp. were isolated and identified by PCR and DNA sequencing as Aphanomyces astaci and A. repetans.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety, feasibility, and effectiveness of cutting balloon angioplasty in the management of infrapopliteal bifurcation disease. METHODS Between November 2010 and March 2013, 23 patients (mean age 69.6±9.01 years, range 56-89; 16 men) suffering from critical limb ischemia were treated using cutting balloon angioplasty (single cutting(More)
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