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Different seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology patterns of hepatitis C virus infection in Italy
The epidemiological picture of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the general population is largely unknown, even in developed countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and… Expand
A multicenter multinational study of abdominal candidiasis: epidemiology, outcomes and predictors of mortality
PurposeClinical data on patients with intra-abdominal candidiasis (IAC) is still scarce.MethodsWe collected data from 13 hospitals in Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Greece over a 3-year period (2011–2013)… Expand
A multicenter study of septic shock due to candidemia: outcomes and predictors of mortality
PurposeCandida is the most common cause of severe yeast infections worldwide, especially in critically ill patients. In this setting, septic shock attributable to Candida is characterized by high… Expand
Changing molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in Northeast Italy
To assess HCV genotype distribution and its determinants, 318 consecutive HCV RNA positive patients were examined. Subtype 1b infection was the most prevalent (35.5%), followed by subtype 1a (22%),… Expand
Previous hepatitis B virus infection is associated with worse disease stage and occult hepatitis B virus infection has low prevalence and pathogenicity in hepatitis C virus‐positive patients
- E. Giannini, P. Ceppa, +8 authors R. Testa
- Liver international : official journal of the…
- 1 February 2003
Abstract: Background: Anti‐hepatitis C virus (anti‐HCV) patients with chronic liver disease (CLD) frequently show markers of previous hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Moreover, they may carry… Expand
Hepatitis C virus in the new era: perspectives in epidemiology, prevention, diagnostics and predictors of response to therapy.
- F. Ansaldi, A. Orsi, L. Sticchi, B. Bruzzone, G. Icardi
- World journal of gastroenterology
- 7 August 2014
Despite the great successes achieved in the fields of virology and diagnostics, several difficulties affect improvements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection control and eradication in the new era.… Expand
Incidence of candidaemia and relationship with fluconazole use in an intensive care unit.
- M. Bassetti, F. Ansaldi, +7 authors C. Viscoli
- The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy
- 1 September 2009
OBJECTIVES Candida spp. are the most important non-bacterial pathogens in critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate trends in the incidence of candidaemia and the distribution of… Expand
Clinical and Therapeutic Aspects of Candidemia: A Five Year Single Centre Study
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… Expand
Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: current views upon safety and immunogenicity.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory multisystem disease. The onset of viral and bacterial infections may favor the exacerbation of the disease, amplify… Expand
Burden of rotavirus disease and cost-effectiveness of universal vaccination in the Province of Genoa (Northern Italy).
Rotavirus is acknowledged to be a major cause of acute gastroenteritis in infants and young children. As gastroenteritis due to rotavirus is a public health problem and two new vaccines are currently… Expand