Laura Martinelli

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Oral mucositis (OM) is a common side effect experienced during haematopoietic SCT (HSCT), and it can have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients. A descriptive nurse-led study was undertaken in 19-member centres of the Italian national transplant group (GITMO) evaluating incidence, severity and duration of OM in patients undergoing HSCT.(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an increasing concern for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, and risk assessment is recommended in routine HIV care. The absolute cardiovascular risk in an individual is determined by several factors, and various algorithms may be applied. To date, few comparisons of HIV patients with persons of the same(More)
Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and enfuvirtide are ineffective against HIV-2 replication. These considerations may have particular significance in the formulation of second-line or salvage regimens for HIV-2 infection when resistance or toxicity precludes the use of protease inhibitors (PIs) or specific nucleoside analogues. We describe a(More)
OBJECTIVE Recently, much attention has been focused on the possibility that the post-prandial state may be a cardiovascular risk factor in diabetes. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the post-prandial state is associated with endothelial dysfunction in patients with diabetes and to explore the effect on this aspect of managing(More)
Non-infectious inflammatory diseases of the canine central nervous system (CNS) are common idiopathic disorders grouped under the term meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin (MUO). Ante mortem diagnosis is achieved via assessment of clinical signs, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis, but the definitive diagnosis(More)
We describe the case of a 15-y-old boy with a post-surgical osteoarticular infection, who developed a severe neutropenia after 24 days of treatment with cefepime. Our report suggests that, although rare, severe neutropenia should be considered by clinicians when prescribing cefepime, especially if long-term therapy is expected.
Methods We reviewed the medical records of all consecutive HIV+ patients with CD4 cell count < 200/ mmc3 at presentation, who had attended our clinic between 1996-2006, and had achieved a persistent virological suppression for at least 1 year. Demographic, clinical, virological and immunological data at baseline and at follow up visits were collected. The(More)
To the Editor—We read with interest the article by Letendre et al. [1], which showed that lopinavir-ritonavir therapy reduced autonomous human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) RNA levels in CSF. We recently observed a case of symptomatic acute neurological syndrome in a patient with chronic HIV infection and exceedingly high CSF HIV levels; the neurological(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 232 cases of infective endocarditis (IE), admitted to the Clinica delle Malattie Infettive of Perugia Italy from 1973 to 2012. The analysis was retrospective until 2004. After this year, all the consecutive IE cases were included by utilizing the same prospective(More)
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