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Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of pediatric gastroenteritis associated with new viral agents
A 22-month study (2008-2009) was carried out on 273 patients (average age 40 months), admitted with gastroenteritis to the Pediatric Unit of L. Sacco University Hospital in Milan, Italy. FecalExpand
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First Report of an ST410 OXA-181 and CTX-M-15 Coproducing Escherichia coli Clone in Italy: A Whole-Genome Sequence Characterization.
We investigated an Italian OXA-181-producing Escherichia coli clinical isolate (ECS1_14) by whole-genome sequencing. The strain coharbored blaCTX-M-15, blaCMY-2, and qnrS1 genes; it belonged toExpand
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P. aeruginosa bloodstream infections among hematological patients: an old or new question?
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a well-known cause of severe and potentially life-threatening infections among hematological patients. A prospective epidemiological surveillance program ongoing at ourExpand
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Presence and infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 virus in wastewaters and rivers
Abstract The presence of SARS-CoV-2 in raw wastewaters has been demonstrated in many countries affected by this pandemic. Nevertheless, virus presence and infectivity in treated wastewaters, butExpand
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Whole genome sequencing for the molecular characterization of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated at the Italian ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco Hospital, 2012–2014
BackgroundThe emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains is threatening antimicrobial treatment.MethodsSixty-eight carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae strains isolated at LuigiExpand
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Comparative evaluation of the new xTAG GPP multiplex assay in the laboratory diagnosis of acute gastroenteritis. Clinical assessment and potential application from a multicentre Italian study.
OBJECTIVE Gastroenteritis caused by a single pathogen or multiple pathogens remains a major diagnostic challenge for the laboratory. The treatment of diarrhoea is based on microbiological results.Expand
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Eradication of a multi-drug resistant, carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate following oral and intra-rectal therapy with a custom-made, lytic bacteriophage preparation.
In July 2017, a patient presented colonization with a multi-drug resistant, carbapenemase (KPC-3)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate. A custom-made, lytic bacteriophage preparation wasExpand
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Diffusion and transmission of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the medical and surgical wards of a university hospital in Milan, Italy.
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is emerging as a public health problem worldwide. In Italy, a remarkable increase in CRKP cases has been reported since 2010. In this study, CRKPExpand
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Remitting infections due to community-acquired Panton-Valentine leukocidin-producing Staphylococcus aureus in the Milan area.
One of the most important Staphylococcus aureus virulence factors is Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL). We describe an outbreak of recurrent cutaneous PVL infections in different members of threeExpand
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