Rosario Cunsolo

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In Italy no nosocomial infection surveillance database has been established despite the fact that a decrease of nosocomial infection rates was one of the priorities of the Italian National Health Plan 1998--2000. Heart surgery operations are the most frequent high risk procedures in western countries. Active surveillance was performed at the heart surgery(More)
This study evaluated the presence and extent of contamination with Legionella spp. in the hot water distribution systems of three hospitals in Catania (Italy). In total, 291 hot water samples were collected between September 2002 and August 2005 and these were examined in order to monitor the hospital distribution systems and evaluate the efficacy of(More)
Gastrointestinal lymphomas represent up to 10% of gastrointestinal malignancies and about one third of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. The most prominent histologies are mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. However, the gastrointestinal tract can be the site of rarer lymphoma subtypes as a primary or secondary localization.(More)
Breast cancer is a clinically heterogeneous and complex disease that can affect differently individuals with seemingly identical clinicopathologic parameters. This heterogeneity is strictly linked to individuals and tumors genetic variability. Currently, the development of high-throughput technologies are proving novel tools to tackle this complexity. By(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination campaigns on HBV epidemiology needs to be evaluated, in order to assess the long-term immunity offered by vaccines against HBV. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the current status of anti-HBV vaccine coverage among healthcare workers (HCWs) in Southern Italy, and to determine the long-term persistence of(More)
During normal nervous system development, physiologically appropriate neuronal apoptosis contributes to a sculpting process that removes approximately one-half of all neurons born during neurogenesis. However, neuronal apoptosis subsequent to this developmental window is physiologically inappropriate for most systems and can contribute to neurodegenerative(More)
OBJECTIVES In vitro studies have shown synergistic anti-myeloma effects of bortezomib combined with alkylating agents or anthracycline. We tested safety and efficacy of the combination of bortezomib, doxorubicin cyclophosphamide, and dexamethasone (ABCD) in the treatment of relapsed/refractory myeloma. METHODS ABCD consisted of bortezomib given(More)
Synchronous or metachronous brain metastases (BMs) occur in about 33% of patients affected by non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). To date, no reliable biological marker is able to identify patients who will develop BMs. In the present study, using a quantitative double-labeling immunofluorescence analysis, we evaluated the expression of chemokine CXCL12 and(More)
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