Esther Manso

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BACKGROUND Infections remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among liver transplant (LT) recipients. The aim of our study was to define the factors associated with outcome of early bacterial and fungal infections in a cohort of patients who underwent LT at the University Hospital of Ancona over a nine year period. METHODS All consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Although Candida albicans is the most common cause of fungal blood stream infections (BSIs), infections due to Candida species other than C. albicans are rising. Candida parapsilosis complex has emerged as an important fungal pathogen and became one of the main causes of fungemia in specific geographical areas. We analyzed the factors related to(More)
The objective of this investigation was to analyze the effectiveness of a quality improvement initiative in limiting the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in the hospital setting. During the period 2011–2013, a multimodal intervention was activated at a tertiary care center in Italy. The intervention included: laboratory-based surveillance,(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile (CD) is a leading cause of diarrhoea among hospitalized patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the rate, the optimal diagnostic work-up, and outcome of CD infections (CDI) in Internal Medicine (IM) wards in Italy. METHODS PRACTICE is an observational prospective study, involving 40 IM Units and evaluating(More)
Preparing students to handle the most important techniques of System Analysis and Design is one of the main goals of the Software Engineering courses. The aim of this goal is to make them capable of building a new system that satisfies the requirements of a user. This paper describes a new method for determining, in a very precise way, the desired system(More)
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