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The event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited by nociceptive stimuli are largely influenced by vigilance, emotion, alertness, and attention. Studies that specifically investigated the effects of cognition on nociceptive ERPs support the idea that most of these ERP components can be regarded as the neurophysiological indexes of the processes underlying(More)
The role of migratory birds in circulation tick-borne viruses needs to be better defined. In order to assess the potential role of migratory birds in exotic virus spread, we conducted a study to identify ticks collected from migratory birds in the Central Region of Italy, and performed molecular investigation for Crimea-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHFV), West(More)
eras C, et al. Molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus from outpatients in the Caribbean reveals the presence of pandemic clones. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011; Epub ahead of print. http:// dx.cillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain ST398 is present in mid-western U.S. swine and swine workers. al. Contribution of genetically(More)
Phospholipases are produced from bacterial pathogens causing very different diseases. One of the most intriguing aspects of phospholipases is their potential to interfere with cellular signaling cascades and to modulate the host-immune response. Here, we investigated the role of the innate and acquired immune responses elicited by Chlamydophila pneumoniae(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are the leading cause of pediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide. Information about etiological agents of ARI in developing countries is still limited. METHODOLOGY Throat swabs collected from children hospitalized with ARI between December 2009 and May 2010 were investigated for Chlamydophila pneumoniae,(More)
Treatment of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection has been hampered by the absence of a specific combination antiretroviral treatment (ART). Integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) are emerging as a promising new drug class for HIV-1 treatment, and we evaluated the possibility of inhibiting FIV replication using INSTIs. Phylogenetic analysis(More)
The feline AIDS model for HIV-1 treatment failed in the 1990s, due to structural features resembling protease inhibitor (PI) resistant HIV-1 variants. Widespread drug-resistance to PIs now invokes the possibility of rescuing feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) as a model for PI treatment. We here analyzed susceptibility of FIV to second generation PIs,(More)
We report here the case of Whipple's disease in a 60-year-old man with severe arthralgia and systemic disorders but without gastrointestinal manifestations. The patient had different clinical diagnoses over a period of 14 years. We identified Tropheryma whipplei by real-time PCR. Molecular typing was also performed by sequencing the 16S-23S rRNA intergenic(More)