Giancarlo Schito

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BACKGROUND Uncomplicated cystitis in females is among the most frequent infections in community. OBJECTIVE To determine clinical aspects, epidemiology, and antimicrobial susceptibility of uropathogens. INTERVENTION Patients were investigated clinically and with urinalysis and urine culture. MEASUREMENTS This survey started in 2003 and ended in 2006(More)
OBJECTIVE Uncomplicated cystitis is one of the most frequent community infections. We report the French results of the international ARESC study on the clinical aspects, epidemiology, and antimicrobial susceptibility of uropathogens. PATIENT AND METHODS Female patients between 18 and 65 years of age, with symptoms of uncomplicated cystitis, were(More)
BACKGROUND The interactions between nasopharyngeal flora and the individual entities covered by the broad term otitis media have not been completely elucidated. We investigated in infants and children ages 6 months to 7 years with nonsevere recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM) or with chronic otitis media with effusion (cOME): (1) the nasopharyngeal carriage(More)
UNLABELLED The Polish results of the international ARESC study are reported concerning clinical aspects, epidemiology, and antimicrobial susceptibility of uropathogens. METHODS Patients between 18 and 65 years with symptoms of uncomplicated cystitis were consecutively enrolled and investigated clinically including urinalysis and urine culture.(More)
Die unkomplizierte Zystitis bei der Frau gehört zu den häufigsten ambulant erworbenen Infektionen. Hier wird über die deutschen Ergebnisse der internationalen ARESC-Studie hinsichtlich Klinik, Epidemiologie und Antibiotikaempfindlichkeit der Erreger berichtet. Es wurden Patientinnen im Alter von 18–65 Jahren mit den Symptomen einer unkomplizierten Zystitis(More)
The suitability of collecting whole blood specimens on filter paper disks for HIV antibody assay was evaluated. ELISA and Western blot assay results were in complete agreement for serum and blood spot disk samples. Sensitivity of the two methods was tested using diluted whole blood and sera from HIV-seropositive individuals. Results demonstrate that ELISA(More)
The aim of this multicenter, open, randomized study was to compare the efficacy and tolerability of a 5-day treatment course with oral moxifloxacin (MXF) vs a 7-day course with i.m. ceftriaxone (CRO) in 476 patients with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB), and to conduct a cost minimization analysis of the two treatments from the perspectives(More)
Several observations indicate that a retrovirus might be involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS). We report that the sera from 40 Italian MS patients did not contain antibodies to the human T-lymphotropic type I (HTLV-I) and type III viruses (HTLV-III) at levels detectable by commercial ELISA kits. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that a(More)
Acute otitis media (AOM) and pharyngitis are very frequent diseases in pediatric parients. However, it is not always agreed which are the diagnostic criteria and empiric antibacterial treatment. It is often difficult to follow the different guidelines and not always can you choose between the different classes of antibiotics available. Furthermore, there's(More)
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