Giuseppe Ferrea

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The pharmacokinetics of teicoplanin have been studied in 13 pediatric male patients from 2 to 12 years of age. Patients were given a single 3-mg/kg intravenous dose of teicoplanin for prophylaxis. Blood and urine samples were collected for 8 days after administration, and teicoplanin levels were determined by microbiological assay. Pharmacokinetic(More)
Computed Tomography (CT) scans were obtained from nine infants with herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSE). The early CT findings were generalized or localized edematous change and a mass effect was also seen in two cases. In the follow-up study two patients showed bilateral gyriform calcification, a rare occurrence in association with intracranial(More)
The authors demonstrate in vitro antiviral activity of a methanolic extract of Combretum micranthum leaves against HSV-1 and HSV-2. This activity is present only in the extract dissolved 7 days before the assay, but not in the freshly prepared extract, thus indicating the presence of inactive precursors which undergo spontaneous transformations into active(More)
The serum concentrations and safety of single daily dosing of amikacin were studied in 16 episodes of fever and granulocytopenia in children undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Amikacin (20 mg/kg) was administered as a 20 min iv infusion once daily for 7 to 19 days; all patients received concomitant therapy with ceftazidime. Peak amikacin concentrations(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, Highly-Active Anti-Retroviral Therapies (HAARTs) have modified the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) life-cycle and the disease is now considered chronic. Consequently, a longitudinal and complex follow-up is now required for HIV positive patients during their lifetime. Moreover, patients often encounter various complications(More)
A case of Listeria monocytogenes bacteraemia and meningitis with intracerebral abscesses in a girl with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in relapse is reported. The clinical features included subacute onset with fever and marked irritability followed by seizures, meningism and confusion. The pathogen was isolated from blood and cerebrospinal fluid.(More)
The population pharmacokinetics of teicoplanin in plasma and tonsillar tissue in children was determined following intramuscular administration. Thirty seven patients in all received either a single 5 mg/kg dose; 2 doses of 5 mg/kg, 12 h apart; 3 doses of 5 mg/kg, 12 h apart; or, a single 10 mg/kg dose. Limited data, comprising a maximum of 2 blood samples(More)
METHOD Analysis of virological, immunological, and clinical data over 24 weeks of treatment of drug-experienced patients administered didanosine (ddI) and tenofovir (TDF) plus either PI or NNRTI (17 patients) compared to 14 patients on ddI plus lamivudine and to 19 patients on ddI plus stavudine. RESULTS Patients treated with TDF and ddI do not have a(More)
Anti-retroviral treatment (ART) usually results in efficient control of virus replication and in immune reconstitution. Among potential adverse effects, impairment of immune responses in terms of CD4(+) T cell counts has been attributed to some ART regimens, as with didanosine-tenofovir. We studied the functional integrity of adaptive and innate immunity(More)
We report on a 8-month-old boy with AIDS, born of an asymptomatic mother with positive HTLV-III serology. He was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit because of anemia, fever and hepatosplenomegaly. Chest X-ray showed pneumonia and subsequent blood cultures were positive for Candida albicans. After 3 days of Amphotericine B treatment, the patient was(More)