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Minimum inhibitory concentrations of penicillin, ceftriaxone, ciprofloxacin, and moxifloxacin (BAY 12-8039), a new 8-methoxyquinolone, were determined for 60 cerebrospinal fluid isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae collected during January 1997-April 1998 at Italian medical centres. Three reference isolates with predetermined MIC values (two penicillin- and(More)
We recently observed (February 1999) a 68-year old patient with endocarditis on a prosthetic biologic valve caused by a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis. Broth dilution tests showed susceptibility to ampicillin (MIC=0.5 microg/ml), no high resistance to aminoglycosides (MIC for gentamicin <500 microg/ml) and resistance to vancomycin (MIC >256(More)
The Baker's cyst is a distension of the bursa subtendinea and is caused by noninfectious knee effusion secondary to arthrosis, meniscal tears, trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or any other form of sinovitis, like rheumatoid arthritis. An infected popliteal cyst is much less common; tuberculous arthritis is exceptional, in fact only four cases are(More)
The ability of trimetazidine (2,3,4, trimethoxybenzylpiperazine dihydrochloride, TMZ) to protect the myocardium against anthracycline (ANT)-induced cardiotoxicity during chemotherapy has been evaluated in female patients with breast cancer. A clinical trial was conducted in 61 patients subdivided into three groups: group 1 (n = 15, G1 ) treated with(More)
Mobbing constitutes a phenomenon not yet clearly defined. The activity, located in the II Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, is specifically dedicated to such phenomenon, which is the outcome of cooperation. The examined population is composed by a light prevalence of men (51.3%) respect to women (48.6%), aged around 42 years and employees (71.6%), workers(More)
Systemic infections induced by Salmonella arizonae have been described in patients with underlying cell-mediated immunodeficiencies, usually resident in southern countries of U.S. and in Mexico. This peculiar geographic distribution is probably due to the ingestion of meat or drugs from rattlesnakes, that Salmonella arizonae colonize in the intestinal tract(More)
Disk-space infection caused by organisms other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Brucella species seems to be an emerging disease due to an increase of the population at risk. However, few data are presently available from Italian institutions. In this article we report our "tot" month prospective experience on etiology and clinical presentation of(More)
Fourteen patients (11 men and 3 women) with Streptococcus bovis infective endocarditis have been observed by the Infectious Disease Section of our Department of Clinical Medicine between the years 1988-1998. The mean age was 63.2 years (range 35-85 years); 5 patients previously suffered valvular disease or had a valvular prosthesis, the infection involved(More)
A case of Laurence-Moon-Biedl-Bardet syndrome in a patient undergoing hemodialysis is reported. The principal characteristics of this congenital syndrome are described. A possible pathogenetic mechanism of the atypical form of retinitis pigmentosa (sine pigmento) is discussed.