Monica Zacconi

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Influenza vaccination is a fundamental tool for the prevention of influenza in healthcare settings and its administration to healthcare workers (HCWs) is recommended in more than 40 countries including United States of America and many countries of the European Union. Despite these recommendations, the compliance of HCWs to influenza vaccination is largely(More)
BACKGROUND In September 2011 the European Medical Agency authorized the use of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in adults aged ≥50 years. The same occurred in the US in December 2011 when the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of PCV13 in the same target age-group with indication for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal(More)
Methods We performed a retrospective study at IRCCS AOU San Martino – IST, a 1,300-beds tertiary adult acute-care teaching hospital in Genoa, Italy. Between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2014, true numbers of hospital patientdays were obtained from the hospital digital archives of patients’ clinical charts. Numbers of CDI were identified through the(More)
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