Lovesh Saini

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Strains of the Burkholderia cepacia complex have emerged as a serious threat to patients with cystic fibrosis due to their ability to infect the lung and cause, in some patients, a necrotizing pneumonia that is often lethal. It has recently been shown that several strains of the B. cepacia complex can escape intracellular killing by free-living amoebae(More)
In Italy no national data have been available on tuberculosis (TB) treatment results. In 1995 the AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pneumologists) TB Study Group, in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (technical branch of the Ministry of Health) started a prospective monitoring activity based on the recommendations of the World Health(More)
In Italy, no national data on tuberculosis (TB) treatment results were available. In 1995, the AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pneumologists) TB Study Group, in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (technical branch of the Ministry of Health), started a prospective monitoring activity based on World Health Organization (WHO) and(More)
Although in developing countries the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) cases is among the most cost-effective health interventions, few studies have evaluated the cost-effectiveness of TB control in low-prevalence countries. The aim of the present study was to carry out an economic analysis in Italy that takes into account both the perspective of the(More)
In Italy, no national data on tuberculosis (TB) treatment results were available. In 1995, the AIPO (Italian Association of Hospital Pneumologists) TB Study Group, in collaboration with the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (technical branch of the Ministry of Health), started a prospective monitoring activity based on World Health Organization (WHO) and(More)
The frequent occurrence of epidemics even after the launching of the Integrated Diseases Surveillance Programme (IDSP) was an indication toward inadequacy of the control system. These epidemics/outbreaks may be identified if disease status analysis is done properly. The aim of the this study was to find out status of some of major diseases included in the(More)
Microbiological findings at diagnosis and at the end of treatment are relevant for evaluating tuberculosis (TB) treatment programmes. The objectives of this study were to describe the microbiological findings at diagnosis and at the end of treatment in pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB patients treated under programme conditions in Italy. The study was a(More)
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