Mario D'Ambrosio

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BACKGROUND Bloodstream infections (BSIs) from multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria cause morbidity and mortality in intensive care unit (ICU) patients worldwide. This study investigated the incidence of BSIs in 5 adult general ICUs in Rome, Italy, and evaluated the mortality rate and risk factors associated with these infections. METHODS Over a 12-month(More)
Intracranial tuberculosis accounts for less than 0.2% of intracranial space-occupying lesions diagnosed and treated in western countries, while it still represents a major neurosurgical finding in underdeveloped countries. The introduction of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of tubercular infection, as well as the general improvement in the(More)
We describe, for the first time, a cluster of lethal fulminant health-care associated Clostridium difficile (CD) colitis in Italy, observed in the intensive care unit (ICU) of an Italian tertiary care hospital in Rome. For all cases the cause of ICU admission was CD-related septic shock. Three out of seven patients were residents in a long-term care(More)
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