Pier Giorgio Balboni

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The authors report 20 patients in whom a large number of dead or severely damaged yeast cells, supposedly Candida albicans yeasts, were the possible cause of chronic recurrent diarrhea and abdominal cramps. It is suggested that the presence of large numbers of these microorganisms in stools may be considered among the possible etiologies of diarrhea in the(More)
The guinea pig model of recurrent genital herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection was used to test the immunotherapeutic activity of a glycoprotein subunit vaccine. Vaccine formulation consisted of three recombinant herpes simplex virus (HSV) glycoproteins, namely gB1s, gD2t and gE1t, plus aluminium hydroxide [Al(OH)3)] adjuvant. One month after viral(More)
The impact of polymicrobial bacterial infection on chronic wounds has been studied extensively, but standard bacteriological analysis is not always sensitive enough. Molecular approaches represent a promising alternative to the standard bacteriological analysis. This work aimed to assess the usefulness of a panbacterial quantitative real-time PCR reaction(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are one of the most frequent complications occurring in healthcare facilities. Contaminated environmental surfaces provide an important potential source for transmission of many healthcare-associated pathogens, thus indicating the need for new and sustainable strategies. AIM This study aims to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Contamination of hospital surfaces by clinically-relevant pathogens represents a major concern in healthcare facilities, due to its impact on transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and to the growing drug resistance of HAI-associated pathogens. Routinely used chemical disinfectants show limitations in controlling pathogen(More)
Postoperative infections are an outstanding problem in a surgical department. We have been studying them from a clinical and experimental point of view has a long time. In this study we present a method standardisation of postoperative peritoneal lavage as prevention of surgical infections. Winstar mice, infected with intra peritoneal E. coli cultures,(More)
This work describes the synthesis and characterization of new apatite phases co-doped with gallium, magnesium and carbonate, exhibiting osteogenic and antibacterial ability. The apatites are synthesized at low temperature to retain nanocrystallinity and controlled doping with the various bioactive foreign ions, as assessed by physico-chemical and(More)
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