Shamanta Grosso

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Quantitative urine culture is one of the most frequently requested tests in microbiology laboratories. An automated system for screening purposes is strongly needed to save technical staff time and obtain rapid results. Our study investigated 1.047 urine samples collected from inpatients and outpatients with a commercial vacutainer system (Becton Dickinson,(More)
La logica del Lean Thinking, anche quando applicata al pianeta sanità, è quella di “creare valore”, ottimizzando le risorse in rapporto all’obiettivo da raggiungere, implementando al tempo stesso il livello di qualità e sicurezza dei processi, rispondendo in modo efficace ed efficiente ai bisogni del paziente [1]. Partendo dal presupposto che tutto ciò che(More)
Invasive candidiasis is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Differences in the virulence and susceptibility of the various Candida spp. to antifungal drugs make the identification and rapid MIC determination very important for clinical management. The aim of this study was to improve the turnaround time (TAT) for antimicrobial test generation by(More)
The rapid detection of pathogens in blood is critical for a favorable outcome of patients with suspected sepsis. Although blood culture (BC) is considered the criterion standard for diagnosis of bloodstream infection, it often takes several days to detect the causative organism. In this study, we compared BC with a commercially available multiplex real-time(More)
BACKGROUND Urine culture is one of the most frequently requested tests in microbiology, and it represents the gold standard for the diagnosis of UTIs. Considering the high prevalence of negative results and the long TAT of the culture test, the use of a rapid and reliable screening method is becoming more and more important, as it reduces the workload, the(More)
We compared, in terms of microorganisms recovery, the discard of specimen collection swab, after swirling into its medium, directly at point of care, with its placing into the medium and vortexing on arrival in the laboratory. Our results show that these two procedures are overlapped in terms of bacterial recovery.
Acute nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) is one of the commonest sexually transmitted infections affecting men and women. The diagnosis of NGU has traditionally required microscopic evidence of urethritis. However, a significant proportion of patients with urethral symptoms do not have microscopic evidence of urethritis. The purpose of the present study was to(More)
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