Franco Egidio Viganò

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Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative organism reported worldwide as a cause of health-care-associated infections, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of this study is to describe the emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) isolates in hospitalized patients. From March to November 2009, multidrug-resistant CRAB(More)
A retrospective study was conducted to determine the prevalence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants in uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from inpatients and outpatients in a teaching hospital of northern Italy. The presence of qnrA, qnrB, qnrS, aac(6')-Ib-cr, and qepA was evaluated in 76 and 72 nalidixic acid-resistant E.(More)
1. World Health Organization. Global alert and response: pandemic (H1N1) 2009⎯update 60 [cited 2009 Aug 11]. Available from http://www.who.int/csr/ don/2009_08_04/en/index.html 2. National Pandemic Flu Service. Welcome to the National Pandemic Flu Service [cited 2009 Aug 17]. Available from https:// www.pandemicfl u.direct.gov.uk 3. Kitching A, Roche A,(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of amikacine and ceftazidime as an empirical antibiotic therapy for neutropenic patients affected by haematological neoplasms and to investigate the presence of prognostic features suggesting a poor outcome with this antibiotic combination at the onset of infection. This could allow the identification of subgroups(More)
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