Massimo Meli

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The volatile oil of the bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum was extracted by means of supercritical CO2 fluid extraction in different conditions of pressure and temperature. Its chemical composition was characterized by GC-MS analysis. Nineteen compounds, which in the supercritical extract represented >95% of the oil, were identified. (E)-Cinnamaldehyde (77.1%),(More)
We present a case of a 60-year-old Caucasian woman carrying a 2-year-old hip prosthesis infected by Candida glabrata dose-dependent susceptible to fluconazole and voriconazole. Resection arthroplasty was performed. Six weeks of caspofungin plus liposomal amphotericin combination therapy achieved joint sterilization and allowed a successfully reimplantation(More)
Two strains of the newly proposed species "Mycobacterium genavense" have been isolated, using the radiometric system (Bactec, Becton Dickinson), from the blood of two HIV-infected patients. Disseminated infections due to the new organism closely resemble those of the Mycobacterium avium complex, with prevalently intestinal symptomatology. We report here on(More)
We present the case of two Australian tourists aged 25 and 26  years who, after immersion in a canal in Venice, developed severe leptospirosis. After a 1-week history of fever, headache, myalgia, and vomiting they developed jaundice and renal failure. Complete remission was achieved by antibiotic therapy and hemodialysis.
AIMS To investigate changes in morphology of the developmental stages of Enterocytozoon bieneusi and symptomatic relief observed in AIDS patients after treatment with furazolidone. METHODS Six AIDS patients with symptomatic E bieneusi infection of the small intestine were treated with a course of furazolidone. All patients had a weekly monitoring of(More)
The efficacy of furazolidone for treatment of intestinal microsporidiosis due to Enterocytozoon bieneusi was studied in three patients with AIDS. All patients had chronic diarrhoea and weight loss. Mean CD4 cell count was 34.6/mm3. A course of furazolidone (100 mg orally four times a day) was given for 20 days. The drug was well tolerated and neither side(More)
Digestive apparatus is a common target of atypical mycobacteriosis in AIDS patients (at least 50% of patients with CD4+ lymphocytes < 50/mm3). We describe the clinical-histological features of two cases of Whipple-like syndrome likely caused by Mycobacterium avium (MAI) (study performed by light and electron microscopy), of one case of infection caused by(More)
AIMS To investigate the effectiveness of long term, low dose azithromycin treatment for chronic cryptosporidiosis in patients with AIDS. METHODS Azithromycin was administered as initial daily treatment to 13 patients with AIDS: 6 patients received 500 mg for 30 to 40 days (mean 35); 3 patients received 1000 mg for 21 to 50 days (mean 37); and 4 patients(More)
This report focuses on epidemiological and clinical features of dengue fever (DF) in Tuscany (Italy) between 2006 and 2012. Sixty-one DF cases were diagnosed, 32 of which were in the period of Aedes albopictus activity. Some clinical (arthralgia/myalgia, nausea/vomiting, and skin rash), laboratory (leukopenia and thrombocytopenia), and epidemiological(More)