Marianna Di Martino

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Colonization of hospitalized patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is of increasing concern. To evaluate this problem in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in Brazil, we studied 100 patients admitted to two ICUs from April to June, 1997. Of the 100 patients, 70 were male, 53 were age 60 years or older, 55 were previously hospitalized, 78(More)
Factors associated with reduced adherence to antihypertensive drug treatment (AHT) were identified analysing 7626 Italian patients with blood pressure values recorded in the General Practitioners database. About 25% of patients taking antihypertensive drugs were not adherent to treatment; factors associated with poor adherence were younger age and female(More)
The purpose of this study is to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of MSCT in the identification of para-aortic lymph node metastases from gastric cancer. A total of 92 consecutive patients with primary gastric cancer were prospectively submitted to preoperative MSCT staging according to a standard protocol in the period 2003–2010. All diagnostic procedures(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate stay-on-therapy patterns over 3 years among patients prescribed different classes of antihypertensive drugs for the first time. A retrospective analysis of information recorded in the drugs database of the Local Health Unit of Ravenna (Italy) was carried out on 7312 subjects receiving a first prescription for(More)
Oncological patients are particularly prone to the onset of septic complications such as abdominal abscesses. The aim of our study was to analyze clinical and microbiological data in a population of oncological patients, submitted to percutaneous ultrasound-guided drainage (PUD) for postoperative abdominal abscesses. Data from 24 patients operated on for(More)
To identify factors related to poor control of blood pressure in primary care, we designed a retrospective case–control analysis of clinical and demographic data recorded in the General Practitioners (GP) database. Study data were provided on a voluntary basis by 21 GPs from a practice-based network in primary care. The study included 2519 hypertensive(More)
The monobactam aztreonam was used to treat 22 young patients with meningitis caused by gram-negative bacilli. Haemophilus influenzae was isolated from the CSF of 21 patients and Salmonella heidelberg from the CSF of 1. Dosages ranged from 100 to 200 mg/kg/day in 4 doses at 6-hour intervals. Minimal inhibitory concentrations were determined by the broth(More)
The objective of the study was to analyse the treatment of high blood pressure (BP) and hypercholesterolaemia, as well as the effect of individual or combined antihypertensive-hypocholesterolaemic therapy on BP control and on circulating cholesterol. A retrospective study was performed using clinical data recorded in the general practitioner's database. The(More)
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