Enrico Salvatore Pistoia

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Reliable automated identification and susceptibility testing of clinically relevant bacteria is an essential routine for microbiology laboratories, thus improving patient care. Examples of automated identification systems include the Phoenix (Becton Dickinson) and the VITEK 2 (bioMerieux). However, more and more frequently, microbiologists must isolate(More)
The recognition of the role of Helicobacter pylori in gastric diseases has led to the widespread use of antibiotics in the eradication of this pathogen. The most advocated therapy, triple therapy, often includes clarithromycin. It is well known that clarithromycin resistance is one of the major causes of eradication failure. The development of a rapid(More)
In order to correctly identify a new biovar ofStaphylococcus aureus subsp.aureus, (NBSA) a simple, rapid, and reliable enzymatic assay was developed. The assay was based on the detection of the production of three enzymes: α-glucosidase, β-glucosidase and β-N-acetyl-glucosaminidase. Of a total of 46 isolates ofStaphylococcus aureus subsp.aureus from(More)
This study is a critical analysis of certain amplification assays for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections which have demonstrated that the plasmid-free variant of C. trachomatis is frequently responsible for infection in our patients. Specifically, we evaluated the performance of the strand displacement amplification (SDA)(More)
2. Taylor PE, Stevens CE, de Cordoba SR, Rubinstein P: Hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus: possible interactions. In: Zuckerman AJ (ed): Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease. Alan R. Liss, New York (1988) pp 198–200 3. Bodsworth NJ, Cooper DA, Donovan B: The influence of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection on the development of the(More)
Computer-assisted surgery is based on computerized tomography (CT) scan technology to plan the placement of dental implants and a computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology to create a custom surgical template. It provides guidance for insertion implants after analysis of existing alveolar bone and planning of implant position,(More)
Trauma of maxillary teeth is a common accident. In most cases, the result is a root or crown fracture requiring tooth extraction and implant placement. Immediate postextraction implants are considered an effective option for restoring missing teeth in order to achieve successful aesthetic and functional outcomes. The aim of this article is to describe a(More)
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