Cristina E Cicogna

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Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among transplant recipients and patients receiving cancer chemotherapy. The lipid-associated formulation of amphotericin B (AmB), AmB lipid complex (ABLC), was evaluated for its prophylactic efficacy when it was administered as an aerosol in a rat model of pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and examine the past, present, and potential future treatment options for Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD). DATA SOURCES A PubMed search, restricted to English-language articles concerning CDAD, was conducted (1965-October 2006) using the key words Clostridium difficile, diarrhea, vancomycin, metronidazole,(More)
We report on an analysis of sequential isolates of Staphylococcus epidermidis from cultures of blood obtained from a patient with acute myeloid leukemia while the patient was receiving linezolid treatment. All 12 isolates had a linezolid MIC of 32 microg/ml. A 420-bp domain V region of the 23S rRNA gene from all isolates was amplified, and their nucleotide(More)
Blood and marrow transplantation, a curative treatment for a variety of serious diseases, induces a period of sustained immunosuppression predisposing recipients to opportunistic infections. Both for the protection of the individual transplant recipient and as a matter of public health policy, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has(More)
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