Maria Luisa Moro

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Affiliation: Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in long-term care settings
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Infectious Risk Unit, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Future Microbiol 8:1011-25. 2013
  2. pmc Concordance between European and US case definitions of healthcare-associated infections
    Sonja Hansen
    Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, D 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:28. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Long-term chikungunya infection clinical manifestations after an outbreak in Italy: a prognostic cohort study
    M L Moro
    Area Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regione Emilia Romagna, Viale Aldo Moro 21, Bologna, Italy
    J Infect 65:165-72. 2012
  4. pmc Surgical site infections in Italian Hospitals: a prospective multicenter study
    Nicola Petrosillo
    2nd Infectious Diseases Division, National Institute for Infectious Diseases L, Spallanzani, Via Portuense, 292 00149 Rome, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 8:34. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Progress in infection prevention and control in Italy: a nationwide survey
    M L Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Area Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 77:52-7. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Healthcare-related infections outside the hospital: a new frontier for infection control
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italia
    New Microbiol 30:350-4. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of long-term care acquired infections in nursing and residential homes in the Emilia-Romagna Region
    M L Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regione Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Viale Aldo Moro 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Infection 35:250-5. 2007
  8. pmc Chikungunya virus in North-Eastern Italy: a seroprevalence survey
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:508-11. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Barriers to effective tuberculosis control: a qualitative study
    M L Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regione Emilia Romagna, Area Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:1355-60. 2005
  10. pmc Why do paediatricians prescribe antibiotics? Results of an Italian regional project
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Viale Aldo Moro, 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    BMC Pediatr 9:69. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in long-term care settings
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Infectious Risk Unit, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Future Microbiol 8:1011-25. 2013
    ..This paper reviews the most recent epidemiological information on this issue, providing references to valuable intervention programs. ..
  2. pmc Concordance between European and US case definitions of healthcare-associated infections
    Sonja Hansen
    Institute for Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charite University Medicine Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Hindenburgdamm 27, D 12203, Berlin, Germany
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 1:28. 2012
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  3. doi request reprint Long-term chikungunya infection clinical manifestations after an outbreak in Italy: a prognostic cohort study
    M L Moro
    Area Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regione Emilia Romagna, Viale Aldo Moro 21, Bologna, Italy
    J Infect 65:165-72. 2012
    ..Following a Chikungunya (CHIKV) outbreak in Italy, a cohort study was conducted to describe the infection long-term clinical course and outcome...
  4. pmc Surgical site infections in Italian Hospitals: a prospective multicenter study
    Nicola Petrosillo
    2nd Infectious Diseases Division, National Institute for Infectious Diseases L, Spallanzani, Via Portuense, 292 00149 Rome, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 8:34. 2008
    ..A national prospective multicenter study was conducted with the aim of assessing the incidence of both in-hospital and postdisharge SSI, and the associated risk factors...
  5. doi request reprint Progress in infection prevention and control in Italy: a nationwide survey
    M L Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Area Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 77:52-7. 2011
    ..Despite the noteworthy improvement observed over time, the situation in Italy is still unsatisfactory, due to significant variation in the development of IC organisations and initiatives by region and by type of hospital...
  6. ncbi request reprint Healthcare-related infections outside the hospital: a new frontier for infection control
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italia
    New Microbiol 30:350-4. 2007
    ..An intervention study aimed at reducing the healthcare associated infections in 22 residential facilities in Emilia-Romagna region is described...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of long-term care acquired infections in nursing and residential homes in the Emilia-Romagna Region
    M L Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regione Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Viale Aldo Moro 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Infection 35:250-5. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the frequency of infections in a sample of Italian nursing homes...
  8. pmc Chikungunya virus in North-Eastern Italy: a seroprevalence survey
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Dipartimento di Sanita Pubblica, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:508-11. 2010
    ..This study provides basic parameters for modeling the transmission potential of outbreaks and planning control measures for Chikungunya infection in temperate settings...
  9. ncbi request reprint Barriers to effective tuberculosis control: a qualitative study
    M L Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regione Emilia Romagna, Area Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 9:1355-60. 2005
    ..Emilia Romagna region, Italy...
  10. pmc Why do paediatricians prescribe antibiotics? Results of an Italian regional project
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Viale Aldo Moro, 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    BMC Pediatr 9:69. 2009
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Laboratory procedures for the diagnosis of tuberculosis: a survey in ten Italian Regions
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia sanitaria e sociale regionale, Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 46:178-84. 2010
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Can hospital discharge diagnoses be used for surveillance of surgical-site infections?
    M L Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale, Regione Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 56:239-41. 2004
    ..At present, the hospital discharge registry is not suited for surveillance of hospital-acquired infection...
  13. ncbi request reprint A three-year population-based study of antibiotic treatments for children
    Carlo Gagliotti
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale Emilia Romagna, Area Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 94:1502-4. 2005
    ..To describe the use of systemic antibiotics in the paediatric population of the Emilia-Romagna region (Italy) during the period 2000-2002...
  14. doi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus in a northern Italian region: phenotypic and molecular characterization
    Carlo Gagliotti
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Scand J Infect Dis 44:24-8. 2012
    ..Epidemiological data are useful for understanding the dynamics of the diffusion of this pathogen, and to plan control activities and monitor their efficacy...
  15. ncbi request reprint Rates of surgical-site infection: an international comparison
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regione Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:442-8. 2005
    ..To quantify the occurrence of surgical-site infections (SSIs) in an Italian region and to estimate the proportion of potentially avoidable infections through benchmarking comparison...
  16. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of automated and manual systems for susceptibility testing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to piperacillin and piperacillin-tazobactam
    Carlo Gagliotti
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    New Microbiol 34:97-9. 2011
    ..Vitek2 (card AST-N022) showed the worst performance; the other three methods (Vitek2 card AST-N026, Kirby-Bauer and E-test) performed comparably but never fulfilled the minimal standard proposed by FDA...
  17. doi request reprint Comparison of sales and reimbursement data regarding outpatient antibiotic use in a northern Italian Region
    Carlo Gagliotti
    Area Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 18:1115-8. 2009
    ..To evaluate the accuracy of systemic antibiotic use statistics, based on the reimbursement data of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy), focusing on agents prescribed for urinary tract infections...
  18. doi request reprint Resistance to fluoroquinolones and treatment failure/short-term relapse of community-acquired urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli
    Carlo Gagliotti
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Viale Aldo Moro 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    J Infect 57:179-84. 2008
    ..This study aims to evaluate the impact of resistance to fluoroquinolones on the short-term outcome of community-acquired urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by Escherichia coli...
  19. ncbi request reprint Quality of local guidelines for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis
    C Gagliotti
    Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale Emilia Romagna, Viale Aldo Moro, 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 56:67-70. 2004
    ..This survey showed that having written protocols at local level does not necessarily mean they comply with available scientific evidence. Thus, the quality of local guidelines needs to be improved...
  20. ncbi request reprint Infection control programs in Italian hospitals
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regione Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Bologna, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:36-40. 2004
    ..To quantify the frequency and features of infection control programs implemented in Italian public hospitals...
  21. ncbi request reprint Laboratory detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase by an automated system
    Carlo Gagliotti
    Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale Emilia Romagna, Viale Aldo Moro, 21 40127 Bologna, Italy
    New Microbiol 31:561-4. 2008
    ..Vitek2 appears to be an accurate tool to detect ESBL phenotypes of E. coli isolates; some concern remains about its performance with the other bacterial species, especially P. mirabilis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated infections
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Responsabile Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale, Bologna, Italy
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 7:S21-3. 2006
    ..In recent years, several governments and scientific institutions have launched initiatives aimed at improving the safety of surgery, a key component of which is the availability of surveillance data...
  23. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic policies in Italian hospitals: still a lot to achieve
    M L Moro
    Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Rome, Italy
    Microb Drug Resist 9:219-22. 2003
    ..Our data demonstrates that intensive efforts are necessary to understand barriers better to change and to identify solutions to adopt uniform, comprehensive policies for antimicrobial resistance in Italy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescriptions in children
    D Resi
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale Emilia Romagna, Area Rischio Infettivo, Viale Aldo Moro 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    J Antimicrob Chemother 52:282-6. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate antibiotic prescription for children in Emilia Romagna, a Northern Italian region with 414 880 people aged 1-14 years...
  25. ncbi request reprint Emergence of ciprofloxacin resistance in Escherichia coli isolates from outpatient urine samples
    C Gagliotti
    Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 13:328-31. 2007
    ..Prescription of fluoroquinolones during the previous 6 months was associated independently with the emergence of ciprofloxacin resistance; the strength of the association varied according to individual fluoroquinolone agents...
  26. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatments for children ages 0-23 months in a northern Italy region: a cohort study
    C Gagliotti
    Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale Emilia Romagna, Viale Aldo Moro 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Infection 34:155-7. 2006
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Delay in the treatment of pulmonary TB in a changing demographic scenario
    C Gagliotti
    Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:305-9. 2006
    ..To quantify patient and health care delays in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Emilia-Romagna region, Italy, and to study the association between migration status and delay...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Surgical chemoprophylaxis in the Emilia Romagna region]
    M L Moro
    Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale, Regione Emilia Romagna
    Ann Ig 16:173-8. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint A population based cohort study to assess the safety of pandemic influenza vaccine Focetria in Emilia-Romagna region, Italy - part two
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria e Sociale Regionale dell Emilia Romagna, Area di Programma Rischio Infettivo, Viale A Moro 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Vaccine 31:1438-46. 2013
    ..The second phase study aim was to detect short- and long-term adverse events of special interest (AESIs) following vaccination, and to measure vaccine effectiveness in term of hospital admissions...
  30. ncbi request reprint Macrolide prescriptions and erythromycin resistance of Streptococcus pyogenes
    Carlo Gagliotti
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale Emilia Romagna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Infect Dis 42:1153-6. 2006
    ..Recent prescription of a macrolide (especially azithromycin) is a predictor of erythromycin resistance, as well as a possible risk factor for resistance at a community level...
  31. doi request reprint Feasibility and effectiveness of a low cost campaign on antibiotic prescribing in Italy: community level, controlled, non-randomised trial
    Giulio Formoso
    Emilia Romagna Regional Agency for Health and Social Care, Viale Aldo Moro 21, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    BMJ 347:f5391. 2013
    ..To test the hypothesis that a multifaceted, local public campaign could be feasible and influence antibiotic prescribing for outpatients...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Diagnostic delay in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis]
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Agenzia Sanitaria Regionale, Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna
    Recenti Prog Med 94:157-62. 2003
    ..This study points out the need of improving physicians' awareness of tuberculosis disease especially when they care for elderly people and foreign-born patients...
  33. doi request reprint Building a continuous multicenter infection surveillance system in the intensive care unit: findings from the initial data set of 9,493 patients from 71 Italian intensive care units
    Paolo Malacarne
    Servizio di Anestesia, Rianimazione e Pronto Soccorso, Ospedale di S Chiara, Pisa, Italy
    Crit Care Med 36:1105-13. 2008
    ..To describe the epidemiology of infections in intensive care units (ICUs), whether present at admission or acquired during the stay...
  34. pmc Interleukin 18 gene polymorphisms predict risk and outcome of Alzheimer's disease
    Paola Bossù
    IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:807-11. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of two polymorphisms of the human IL-18 gene promoter at positions -607 (C/A) and -137 (G/C) on both susceptibility to and progression of AD...
  35. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections in children: the role of parental expectations
    Milena Milandri
    J Pediatr 147:714; author reply 714-5. 2005
  36. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic use: the crystal ball for predicting antibiotic resistance
    Annalisa Pantosti
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1298-300. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Inferring the potential success of pneumococcal vaccination in Italy: serotypes and antibiotic resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from invasive diseases
    Annalisa Pantosti
    Laboratory of Bacteriology and Medical Mycology, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Microb Drug Resist 9:S61-8. 2003
    ..Erythromycin-resistant isolates (29%) belonged to several serogroups, more frequently to serogroups 14, 6, and 19. Both vaccines are potentially able to prevent the majority of resistant infections in the respective age groups in Italy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Intercenter variability and time of onset: two crucial issues in the analysis of risk factors for nosocomial sepsis
    Maria Patrizia Carrieri
    INSERM U379, Epidémiologie et Sciences Sociales Appliquées à l Innovation Médicale, Marseilles, France
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:599-609. 2003
    ..Nosocomial sepsis is one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Patient-to-patient transmission of nosocomial malaria in Italy
    Maria Luisa Moro
    Laboratorio di Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 23:338-41. 2002
    ..To describe nosocomial transmission of malaria from patient to patient via blood exposure...