Pier Giorgio Scotton

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OBJECTIVE To verify if, in the last two decades, there have been any changes in epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic and prognostic aspects of patients with brain abscess. METHOD We studied retrospectively 100 patients discharged over a 17-year period from Ca' Foncello Regional Hospital, Treviso, Italy with a diagnosis of brain abscess. (More)
PURPOSE Clinical data on patients with intra-abdominal candidiasis (IAC) is still scarce. METHODS We collected data from 13 hospitals in Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Greece over a 3-year period (2011-2013) including patients from ICU, medical, and surgical wards. RESULTS A total of 481 patients were included in the study. Of these, 27% were hospitalized in(More)
Ocular involvement, mainly as optic neuropathy or retinopathy, in the course of interferon therapy is clinically rare, while the subclinical retinal toxicity is quite frequent. We present a case of retinal toxicity during treatment with PEG-INF alpha 2b and ribavirin for HCV hepatitis. We suggest that all patients receive an ophthalmological examination at(More)
Brief Reports 223 tained during echography-driven liver biopsy. The patient was given different combinations of in vitro active antibiotics at high doses (vancomycin, rifampin, netilmicin, ciprofloxacin, teicoplanin, trimethoprim, doxycycline), IFN-g 3 days a week, and a 5-day cycle of infusions of to poly-9 9 6.7 ϫ 10 11 ϫ 10 morphonuclear leukocytes(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinical description of laryngeal tuberculosis. METHODS Clinical case review. RESULTS The authors report three cases of laryngeal tuberculosis with lung involvement in HIV-negative patients; symptoms were mostly laryngeal. Diagnosis was made in all cases through laryngeal biopsy and examination of the sputum. Patients fully recovered after(More)
BACKGROUND The characteristics of patients with infective endocarditis (IE) vary significantly by region of the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the contemporary epidemiology, characteristics, and outcome of IE in a large, nationwide cohort of Italian patients. METHODS We conducted a prospective, observational study at 24 medical centers in(More)
We have assessed levofloxacin penetration in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and the liquor-to-plasma ratio (C(L)/C(P)) at 2 hours after dosing in 5 patients with spontaneous acute bacterial meningitis. CSF levofloxacin concentration at 2 hours after dosing was 1.99+/-0.67 microg/mL, and the C(L)/C(P) at 2 hours after dosing was 0.34+/-0.09.
Brucellosis is one of the most common zoonoses in the world. Its distribution has changed in recent years due to socioeconomic factors and international travel. In Italy its trend has followed the international pattern, albeit with major differences between the north and south of the country. In northern Italy brucellosis is import-related and rarely(More)
BACKGROUND We report our experience with quinupristin/ dalfopristin in combination with a glycopeptide in the treatment of severe staphylococcal infections failing previous glycopeptide regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five patients, affected by persistent bacteremia (n = 2), post-cardiothoracic surgery infection (n = 2) and post-traumatic bone infection (n(More)