Volume 17, Issue 4, 2009

Review

Surgical site infections in Italy
De Carlo, Schiavone Daniela, Di Micco Rosa, Triassi Maria

Original article

An active microbiological surveillance project at an Italian teaching Hospital: microbial isolates, recent epidemiological trends, major clinical concerns, and antimicrobial susceptibility rates during a four-year period
Manfredi Roberto, Nanetti Anna

Efficacy and safety of a salvage regimen based on tipranavir, enfuvirtide and three nucleoside analogues in HIV-1 infected patients with clinical progression: 96-week evaluation
Sozio Federica, Polilli Ennio, D’Annunzio Marco, Falconi Luigi, Mazzotta Elena, Di Masi Francesco, Tontodonati Monica, Cosentino Luana, Consorte Augusta, Di Giammartino Dante, Parruti Giustino

In vitro activity of tigecycline against multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates
Ricciardi Rosanna, Ricciardi Anna Maria, Danzi Gaetano

Case report

Antibiotic regimen including linezolid for treating prosthetic valve endocarditis with cerebral embolism due to methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus after failure with oxacillin and teicoplanin
Brugnaro Pierluigi, Eseme Franklyn, Morelli Erika, Fiscon Marta, Rosini Giorgio, Belussi Fabio, Ebo Francesca, Petrucci Andrea, Tenderini Pierluigi, Raise Enzo

A case of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) sepsis complicated by meningoencephalitis and cerebral abscess, successfully treated with linezolid
Gattuso Gianni, Palvarini Loredana, Tomasoni Donatella, Ferri Ferdinando, Scalzini Alfredo

Squamous cell carcinoma arising from long-term (50-year) Lupus vulgaris: is there a need for a close medical follow-up in such chronic diseases?
Leocata Pietro, Crisman Giuliana, Vitale Anna Rita, Siniscalchi Giovanni, Biondi Paolo, Colella Giuseppe

Infant botulism mimicking an acute abdomen
Pisanti Roberta, Vitiello Renato, Formicola Stefania, Pisanti Antonello

The Infections in the History of Medicine

The Antonine Plague and the decline of the Roman Empire
Sabbatani Sergio, Fiorino Sirio

Letters to the editor

Community–acquired streptococcal toxic shock syndrome
Sanchez-Porto Antonio, Casanova-Roman Manuel, Casas-Ciria Javier, Diaz de Sousa Pedro

First enteric Escherichia fergusonii from Italy
Savini Vincenzo, Catavitello Chiara, Bianco Azaira, Masciarelli Gioviana, Astolfi Daniela, Balbinot Andrea, Dantonio Domenico