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Disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera infection after open heart surgery in an Italian woman: a case report and a review of the literature.
We report the first Italian case of Mycobacterium chimaera disseminated infection in a patient with a history of cardiac surgery. The patient was initially diagnosed with sarcoidosis and started onExpand
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Comparing imported malaria in adults and children presenting to an Italian teaching hospital: A 10-year retrospective study.
BACKGROUND Malaria is not endemic in Italy, but it still represents an important threat to the travelers' health. With this study we wanted to compare the characteristics of imported malaria betweenExpand
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Variation of effect estimates in the analysis of mortality and length of hospital stay in patients with infections caused by bacteria-producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases: a systematic review
Objective To assess the variation of effect estimates in the analysis of mortality and length of stay (LOS) in patients with infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producingExpand
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Effects of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in pediatrics
PurposeThis study aims to determine the effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program based on a Clinical Pathway (CP) to improve appropriateness in perioperative antibiotic prophylaxisExpand
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Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Are All Countries Treating Children in the Same Way? A Literature Review
Background Pneumonia represents an important threat to children's health in both developed and developing countries. In the last 10 years, many national and international guidelines on the treatmentExpand
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Prevention of Invasive Candidiasis in Premature Neonates: Administering Fluconazole or Not?
Purpose of the ReviewFluconazole prophylaxis (FP) for invasive candidiasis (IC) in preterm newborns is still a debated topic. In this review, we describe the most important papers on the topic, andExpand
Impact of HIV-1 Infection and Antiretroviral Therapy on Bone Homeostasis and Mineral Density in Vertically Infected Patients
Daily assumption of antiretroviral drugs and HIV-related immune activation lead to important side effects, which are particularly evident in vertically infected patients. Bone homeostasis impairmentExpand
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‘High’ antiretroviral deintensification strategy and cellular HIV DNA levels
HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) has dramatically changed the management and evolution of HIV disease, decreasing morbidity and mortality in the HIV-1-infected population. The advent ofExpand