Fabio Rumpianesi

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BACKGROUND Two commercial blood assays for the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection--T-SPOT.TB and QuantiFERON-TB Gold--have been separately compared with the tuberculin skin test. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of all three tests in the same population sample. METHODS We did a prospective study in 393 consecutively enrolled patients who were(More)
Bloodstream infections due to Staphylococcus aureus (BSI) are serious infections both in hospitals and in the community, possibly leading to infective endocarditis (IE). The use of glycopeptides has been recently challenged by various forms of low-level resistance. This study evaluated the distribution of MSSA and MRSA isolates from BSI and IE in 4 Italian(More)
BACKGROUND Prompt identification of bloodstream pathogens is essential for optimal management of patients. Significant changes in analytical methods have improved the turnaround time for laboratory diagnosis. Less attention has been paid to the time elapsing from blood collection to incubation and to its potential effect on recovery of pathogens. We(More)
The optimal treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in subjects exposed to multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) remains unclear, and the change in response of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QTB-IT) test during and after treatment is unknown. Between May 2010 and August 2010, 39 prisoners at the 'Casa Circondariale' of Modena, Italy, were(More)
genomic analysis of bacterial pathogens repertoire reveals genome reduction rather than virulence factors.caluso KR. Isolation of a rickettsial pathogen from a non-hematophagous arthro-pod. To the Editor: Mycobacterium marseillense was recently described as a new species belonging to the Myco-bacterium avium complex (MAC) (1). We describe a case of(More)
et al. Colonization of healthy children by Moraxella catarrhalis is characterized by genotype heterogeneity, virulence gene diversity and co-colonization with Haemophilus infl uenzae. of multiresistant non-encapsulated Haemophilus infl uenzae infections in a pulmonary rehabilitation centre. cold shock increases adherence of Moraxella catarrhalis to and(More)
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