Claudio Viscoli

Matteo Bassetti7
Valerio Del Bono4
7Matteo Bassetti
4Valerio Del Bono
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BACKGROUND Infection represents a frequent complication among patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and mortality is high. In particular, the incidence of fungal infections, especially due to Candida spp., has been increasing during the last years. METHODS In a retrospective study we studied the etiology of candidemia in critically ill patients over a(More)
Candida is an important cause of bloodstream infections (BSI), causing significant mortality and morbidity in health care settings. From January 2008 to December 2010 all consecutive patients who developed candidemia at San Martino University Hospital, Italy were enrolled in the study. A total of 348 episodes of candidaemia were identified during the study(More)
INTRODUCTION Since the mid-1990s, highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has modified the clinical course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, reducing the rate of disease progression, the incidence of opportunistic infections, and mortality. The authors of this paper performed an economic analysis to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the(More)
BACKGROUND The screening of both healthcare workers and students attending teaching hospitals for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is recommended in hospitals of many countries with a low-incidence of TB, including Italy, as a fundamental tool of tuberculosis (TB) control programs. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of LTBI and evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Tigecycline is a novel antibiotic with activity against multidrug resistant bacteria. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of tigecycline use in serious hospital-acquired infections (HAI) CASE PRESENTATION: Prospective observational study of tigecycline use was conducted in a 1500 beds university hospital. From January 1, 2007 and(More)
Invasive candidiasis (IC) is an important infection in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting given its association with poor clinical outcomes. The epidemiology of IC is complex and, although incompletely elucidated, is characterized by considerable regional and temporal variability. Overall, there appears to be an increase in the incidence of IC and a(More)
INTRODUCTION Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread((R))) is the only nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor currently approved for the treatment of HIV. It is frequently prescribed not only for its efficacy but also for its decreased side effect profile compared with other nucleotide analogs. In addition, it is now increasingly recognized as a cause of(More)
HIV treatment is based on combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) which has substantially improved survival, thus resulting in an increase in patient life expectancy as well as in the cost of HIV-related medical care. Therefore, several cost effectiveness studies were implemented worldwide, with one specifically in the Liguria region (Italy), to compare the(More)
Candida is one of the most frequent pathogens isolated in bloodstream infections, and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In addition to haematological patients, there are several other populations with a substantial risk of developing invasive candidiasis (IC). These include patients undergoing prolonged hospitalisation with the use of(More)
  • Johan Maertens, Gerlinde Egerer, Wan Shik Shin, Dietmar Reichert, Michael Stek, Sheenu Chandwani +2 others
  • 2010
BACKGROUND A prospective observational registry assessed real world experience with caspofungin monotherapy or combination therapy for the initial or salvage treatment of proven or probable invasive aspergillosis (IA). METHODS Data were collected from April 2006 to September 2007 for patients treated with caspofungin for a single episode of IA. Clinical(More)