Antonella Agodi

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Affiliation: University of Catania
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Role of the TNFA -308G > A polymorphism in the genetic susceptibility to acne vulgaris in a Sicilian population
    A Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Italy
    Ann Ig 24:351-7. 2012
  2. pmc Neutrophil counts distinguish between malignancy and arthritis in children with musculoskeletal pain: a case-control study
    Antonella Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 87, Catania 95123, Italy
    BMC Pediatr 13:15. 2013
  3. pmc Prevalence of urinary colonization by extended spectrum-beta-lactamase Enterobacteriaceae among catheterised inpatients in Italian long term care facilities
    Luca Arnoldo
    Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:124. 2013
  4. pmc Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: an international online survey
    Marie Laurence Lambert
    Healthcare associated Infections Unit, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Rue Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, Brussels, 1050, Belgium
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2:9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Trends, risk factors and outcomes of healthcare-associated infections within the Italian network SPIN-UTI
    A Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 87, Catania, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 84:52-8. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Increase in the prevalence of the MTHFR 677 TT polymorphism in women born since 1959: potential implications for folate requirements
    A Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:1302-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Building a benchmark through active surveillance of intensive care unit-acquired infections: the Italian network SPIN-UTI
    A Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia n 87e95123 Catania, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 74:258-65. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus infection: low-risk and high-risk genotypes in women in Catania, Sicily
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 87, Catania, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 19:1094-8. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Distribution of p53, GST, and MTHFR polymorphisms and risk of cervical intraepithelial lesions in sicily
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, Via S Sofia n 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 20:141-6. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas aeruginosa carriage, colonization, and infection in ICU patients
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 87, 95123, Catania, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 33:1155-61. 2007

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Role of the TNFA -308G > A polymorphism in the genetic susceptibility to acne vulgaris in a Sicilian population
    A Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Italy
    Ann Ig 24:351-7. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether TNFA -308 G > A polymorphism might be involved in the pathogenesis of acne in a population from Sicily...
  2. pmc Neutrophil counts distinguish between malignancy and arthritis in children with musculoskeletal pain: a case-control study
    Antonella Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 87, Catania 95123, Italy
    BMC Pediatr 13:15. 2013
    ..To identify the predictive factors for malignancies using basic clinical and laboratory information in children presenting with musculoskeletal pain and eventually diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) or malignancy...
  3. pmc Prevalence of urinary colonization by extended spectrum-beta-lactamase Enterobacteriaceae among catheterised inpatients in Italian long term care facilities
    Luca Arnoldo
    Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 13:124. 2013
    ..These patterns bring about new challenges regarding infection control, especially healthcare associated infections...
  4. pmc Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: an international online survey
    Marie Laurence Lambert
    Healthcare associated Infections Unit, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Rue Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14, Brussels, 1050, Belgium
    Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2:9. 2013
    ..Our objective was to survey attitudes and practices of ICUs doctors in the field of VAP prevention...
  5. doi request reprint Trends, risk factors and outcomes of healthcare-associated infections within the Italian network SPIN-UTI
    A Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 87, Catania, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 84:52-8. 2013
    ..Surveillance has been associated with a reduction of HAI in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, though the reasons for this improvement remain unclear...
  6. doi request reprint Increase in the prevalence of the MTHFR 677 TT polymorphism in women born since 1959: potential implications for folate requirements
    A Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:1302-8. 2011
    ..The main focus of our survey was to investigate the distribution of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism in relation to women's year of birth and to assess their folate intake and folic acid supplementation...
  7. doi request reprint Building a benchmark through active surveillance of intensive care unit-acquired infections: the Italian network SPIN-UTI
    A Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia n 87e95123 Catania, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 74:258-65. 2010
    ..The study provided the opportunity to participate in the HELICS project using benchmark data for comparison and for better understanding of factors influencing risks...
  8. doi request reprint Human papillomavirus infection: low-risk and high-risk genotypes in women in Catania, Sicily
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 87, Catania, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 19:1094-8. 2009
    ..A cross-sectional survey was conducted with the aim of estimating the prevalence of cervical HPV infection in women attending a service of colposcopy in Catania, Eastern Sicily, Italy...
  9. doi request reprint Distribution of p53, GST, and MTHFR polymorphisms and risk of cervical intraepithelial lesions in sicily
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, Via S Sofia n 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Int J Gynecol Cancer 20:141-6. 2010
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  10. ncbi request reprint Pseudomonas aeruginosa carriage, colonization, and infection in ICU patients
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia 87, 95123, Catania, Italy
    Intensive Care Med 33:1155-61. 2007
    ..We evaluated whether Pseudomonas aeruginosa associated nosocomial infections in our ICU originate mainly from patients' endogenous flora or from exogenous cross-transmission...
  11. ncbi request reprint Active surveillance of nosocomial infections in urologic patients
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Eur Urol 51:247-53; discussion 253-4. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Alert surveillance of intensive care unit-acquired Acinetobacter infections in a Sicilian hospital
    A Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:241-7. 2006
    ..Even in an endemic setting with low infection rates, spread of A. baumannii was caused mainly by infection control shortcomings that require appropriate surveillance and control policies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Detection of genetically modified DNA sequences in milk from the Italian market
    Antonella Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia n 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 209:81-8. 2006
    ..Further studies, performed on a larger number of milk samples, are needed to understand the likely source of contamination of milk collected from the Italian market...
  14. ncbi request reprint Non compliance to therapeutic prescriptions in paediatric patients: role of social communication
    A Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    Ann Ig 16:157-62. 2004
    ..Non-compliance was also associated with perceived characteristics of doctor-parents communication, particularly, with parents' perceived understanding of prescribed therapy...
  15. doi request reprint Acquisition and spread of Acinetobacter baumannii and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in intensive care patients
    Martina Barchitta
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Via S Sofia n 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 212:330-7. 2009
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  16. pmc Containment of an outbreak of KPC-3-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Italy
    Antonella Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 49:3986-9. 2011
    ..pneumoniae clone was ultimately controlled without closing the ICU to new admissions. Reinforced infection control measures and strict monitoring of the staff adherence were necessary for the control of the outbreak...
  17. ncbi request reprint D1S80 VNTR locus genotypes in a population of Southeastern Sicily: distribution and genetic disequilibrium
    Giuseppe Sciacca
    Department of Anatomy, Diagnostic Pathology, Legal Medicine, Hygiene and Public Health G F Ingrassia, Catania, Italy
    Am J Hum Biol 16:91-4. 2004
    ..This scenario deserves further investigation, i.e., by performing a short tandem repeat (STR) units analysis on a greater number of loci in the same population sample...
  18. doi request reprint Dietary folate intake and blood biomarkers reveal high-risk groups in a mediterranean population of healthy women of childbearing potential
    Antonella Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ann Nutr Metab 63:179-85. 2013
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate associations between folate intake, red blood cell (RBC) folate, total homocysteine (tHcy) and the MTHFR 677T allele...
  19. doi request reprint Prevalence of surgical site infections before and after the implementation of a multimodal infection control programme
    Martina Barchitta
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:749-55. 2012
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  20. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of antibiotic resistance
    S Stefani
    Section of Microbiology of the Department of Microbiological and Gynaecological Sciences, Catania I, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 13:143-53. 2000
    ..Studies on the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic-resistance in micro-organisms should make it easier to distinguish clonality with respect to horizontal transfer of the determinants of resistance...
  21. doi request reprint Folate deficiency is not associated with increased mitochondrial genomic instability: results from dietary intake and lymphocytic mtDNA 4977-bp deletion in healthy young women in Italy
    Antonella Agodi
    Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Via S Sofia, 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
    Mutagenesis 29:101-6. 2014
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  22. doi request reprint Caffeine intake reduces sleep duration in adolescents
    Francesca Lodato
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Predictive Medicine and Public Health, University of Porto Medical School, Porto, Portugal Department GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Nutr Res 33:726-32. 2013
    ..5 hours or less was 1.12 (95% confidence interval, 1.06-1.19). Our results support the hypothesis that caffeine intake was inversely associated with sleep duration in adolescents. ..
  23. ncbi request reprint Burkholderia cepacia complex in cystic fibrosis and non-cystic fibrosis patients: identification of a cluster of epidemic lineages
    A Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
    J Hosp Infect 50:188-95. 2002
    ..A key role is shown for both segregation measures and careful surveillance of infection, based on selective culture, molecular identification and epidemiological characterization of individual isolates...
  24. pmc Burkholderia cepacia complex infection in Italian patients with cystic fibrosis: prevalence, epidemiology, and genomovar status
    A Agodi
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Policlinico, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 39:2891-6. 2001
    ..cepacia complex. A combination of genetic identification and molecular typing analysis is recommended to fully define specific risks posed by the genomovar status of strains within the B. cepacia complex...