Andrea Neville Cracchiolo

Learn More
PURPOSE We aimed to investigate clinical features of patients with descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) in order to improve management and outcome. METHODS We prospectively examined all patients with DNM admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during the period from April 2007 to December 2013. Demographics, clinical features, microbiology,(More)
Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, initially considered as having a poor clinical relevance, is frequently isolated from infection cases in intensive care units. We describe the epidemiology of carbapenem resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) in a general ICU in Palermo, Italy, from October 2010 to March 2011. 58 of 61 isolates exhibited MICs for(More)
OBJECTIVES This investigation was conducted to study co-colonization by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) and Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients in Palermo, Sicily, a geographic area where both organisms are endemic in the healthcare setting. Risk factors at admission(More)
UNLABELLED The cannulation technique of the subclavian vein by the external jugular vein is described. OBJECTIVE To point out this simple and safe method without complications deriving from the direct needle-prick of the subclavian vein. METHODS Experimental plan. The comparative study includes 30 patients in the resuscitation department during the(More)
pies remains to be established. Eventually, we recommended a prolonged therapy including PPI (40 mg of omeprazole three times daily) and amoxicillin (1 g three times daily) for 4 weeks, which turned out to be successful, as shown by negative [C]urea breath test, rapid urease test, histopathology, culture and molecular genetic testing 6 weeks after therapy.(More)
  • 1