Simone Bramati

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A retrospective analysis of susceptibility data available for Group A streptococcal isolates collected between January 1990 and January 1996 at the Hospital Microbiology Laboratory of Monza (North Italy), showed a sharp rise in the erythromycin resistance rates during the last 3 years. Streptococcus pyogenes resistant to erythromycin accounted for(More)
Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram-negative organism reported worldwide as a cause of health-care-associated infections, particularly in intensive care units (ICUs). The aim of this study is to describe the emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) isolates in hospitalized patients. From March to November 2009, multidrug-resistant CRAB(More)
Five sporadic cases of nosocomial Legionnaires' disease were documented from 1989 to 1997 in a hospital in northern Italy. Two of them, which occurred in a 75-year-old man suffering from ischemic cardiopathy and in an 8-year-old girl suffering from acute leukemia, had fatal outcomes. Legionella pneumophila serogroup 6 was isolated from both patients and(More)
Coated medical devices have been shown to reduce catheter-related infections. We coated endotracheal tubes (ETT) with silver sulfadiazine (SSD), and tested them in a clinical study to assess the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of preventing bacterial colonization. A prospective, randomized clinical trial, phase I–II. Academic intensive care unit (ICU).(More)
OBJECTIVE : We evaluated a new device designed to clean the endotracheal tube in mechanically ventilated patients, the Mucus Shaver. DESIGN : Prospective, randomized trial. SETTING : University hospital intensive care unit. PATIENTS : We enrolled 24 patients expected to remain ventilated for >72 hrs. INTERVENTIONS : The Mucus Shaver is a concentric(More)
A retrospective study was conducted to determine the prevalence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) determinants in uropathogenic Escherichia coli isolated from inpatients and outpatients in a teaching hospital of northern Italy. The presence of qnrA, qnrB, qnrS, aac(6')-Ib-cr, and qepA was evaluated in 76 and 72 nalidixic acid-resistant E.(More)
1. World Health Organization. Global alert and response: pandemic (H1N1) 2009⎯update 60 [cited 2009 Aug 11]. Available from http://www.who.int/csr/ don/2009_08_04/en/index.html 2. National Pandemic Flu Service. Welcome to the National Pandemic Flu Service [cited 2009 Aug 17]. Available from https:// www.pandemicfl u.direct.gov.uk 3. Kitching A, Roche A,(More)
BACKGROUND Biofilm accumulates within the endotracheal tube (ETT) early after intubation. Contaminated secretions in the ETT are associated with increased risk for microbial dissemination in the distal airways and increased resistance to airflow. We evaluated the effectiveness of micro computed tomography (MicroCT) for the quantification of ETT inner volume(More)
A case of unilateral naevoid syringoma is reported. Syringoma is an adnexal benign neoplasia originating from the ducts of eccrine sweat glands. Localized (neck, anterior portion of the chest, genitalia, fingers) and generalized forms are known, but unilateral naevoid syringoma is quite uncommon. The existence of this variety can be explained with reference(More)