Giorgia Belluco

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After 30 years of therapeutic use, thiamphenicol glycinate acetylcysteinate (CAS 20192-91-0) is still widely employed in the treatment of upper and lower respiratory tract infections. This is due to its particular characteristic to exert at pulmonary level, either the antibacterial activity of thiamphenicol (CAS 15318-45-3) and the mucolytic activity of(More)
An in vitro study was made of the bactericidal activity against Escherichia coli of fosfomycin trometamol, a new fosfomycin salt characterized by high bioavailability in relation to the pH, inoculum and culture medium, the latter being nutrient broth or human urine. Cotrimoxazole and norfloxacin were used for comparison. The results obtained show that both(More)
Escherichia coli (E. coli) is the most commonly isolated microorganism in uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (UTI). Due to the increased isolation of E. coli strains resistant to quinolones, it is important to have available alternative drugs to this class of antibiotics as therapy for UTIs caused by this pathogen. Among the large number of(More)
Thiamphenicol glycinate acetylcysteinate (TGA, CAS 20192-91-0) is a water soluble ester of thiamphenicol (TAP) that allows a rapid utilization by the systemic route but also a direct local action when used as aerosol. To assess the efficacy of aerosolized TGA in the treatment of experimental pneumonia in mice, we compared its in vivo activity with that of(More)
The bactericidal properties of normal serum are an important feature in host defence; it has been suggested that they are depressed by cigarette smoke. The aim of the present study was to investigate the in vitro depressant effect of cigarette smoke on antibacterial activity of rabbit serum and its interaction with the well-known antioxidant agent,(More)
The study was designed to compare the information priorities of Italian early-stage prostate cancer patients to those of their health-care professionals. Doctors (urologists and oncologists), nurses, radiation therapy technologist (RTs), and patients treated with radiotherapy in Northern Italy were surveyed. Respondents rated the importance of addressing(More)
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