Daniela de Florentiis

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BACKGROUND Candida is an important cause of bloodstream infections (BSI) in nosocomial settings causing significant mortality and morbidity. This study was performed to evaluate contemporary epidemiology, species distribution, antifungal susceptibility and outcome of candida BSI in an Italian hospital. METHODS All consecutive patients who developed(More)
INTRODUCTION Following the observation that 1 or 2 pandemic peak due to the circulation ofAHINlv had occurred in most countries and in most World Health Organization (WHO) Regions, WHO declared on August 10"h, 2010 that the world was moving into the post-pandemic period, whose surveillance presents considerable interest both from epidemiological and(More)
The exact magnitude of the benefit of influenza vaccine among elderly individuals is subject of considerable debated. Existing vaccine effectiveness estimates come mostly from observational studies, which may be biased because of difficulties in identifying and adjusting for confounders. In this paper, we examine the potential sources of bias in(More)
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