Franco Pirali

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Rufloxacin (MF-934) is a new quinolone which shows in vitro antibacterial activity against E. coli, Salmonella, Klebsiella, Proteus and Staphylococcus spp. Lower in vitro activity was observed with Pseudomonas, Serratia, Enterobacter and the streptococci group D. The antimicrobial activity of MF-934 in vitro is higher than that of nalidixic acid but lower(More)
The in vitro antibacterial activity of the new carbapenem antibiotic meropenem (SM-7338) against 567 clinical isolates was evaluated. SM-7338 exhibited activity against a broad spectrum of organisms, including aerobes and anaerobes, and was superior to the other beta-lactam drugs tested (piperacillin, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, cefoxitin).(More)
Mycosis fungoides (MF) is a rare form of cutaneous T cell lymphoma suspected of having a viral etiology. As in adult T cell leukemia, the virus involved may be human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). We cultured the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of 29 patients with MF HTLV-1 seronegative by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western blot.(More)
We present the clinical, virological and haematochemical data of a 22 year old patient from Romania with Adult T Cell Leukaemia (ATL). Viral isolation in peripheral mononuclear blood cells (PMBC), detection of DNA sequences of HTLV-1 by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and of antibodies by Elisa and Western blot were performed. The patient does not belong to(More)
We compared urine culturing performed by the calibrated loop method with a screening system (BACTEC). A total of 852 urine specimens were examined by both the conventional loop method and the BACTEC system. With the loop method, 193 (22.6%) urine samples were positive, whereas with the BACTEC system, 185 (21.7%) were positive (sensitivity, 96.01%). At a(More)
The in vitro antibacterial activity of the new fluoroquinolone Bay y3118 against 609 clinical isolates was evaluated. Bay y3118 exhibited activity against a broad spectrum of organisms, including Gram-negative bacilli, Gram-positive cocci, mycobacteria. The activity of Bay y3118 was often superior to that of other quinolones. Against Gram-negative bacilli(More)
The authors studied the microorganisms found in urocultures of three groups of elderly patients giving an exact map of the microbiology and epidemiology of the urinary tract infections of elderly patients. They shown also the calibrated loop seeding method as the most efficient to evaluate low bacterial concentration in urines which in these patients are(More)