C Contini

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Affiliation: University of Ferrara
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Chlamydophila pneumoniae Infection and Its Role in Neurological Disorders
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara, 23, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis 2010:273573. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of chronic hepatitis B infection in a cohort of immigrant and Italian patients from Ferrara, Italy
    Carlo Contini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Ann Hepatol 11:862-9. 2012
  3. pmc Molecular evidence of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum colonization in preterm infants during respiratory distress syndrome
    Rosario Cultrera
    Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 6:166. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in patients with arthritis: significance and diagnostic value
    Carlo Contini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 23, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 31:1307-13. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical and diagnostic management of toxoplasmosis in the immunocompromised patient
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 23, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Parassitologia 50:45-50. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Chlamydophila pneumoniae DNA and mRNA transcript levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Neurosci Res 62:58-61. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular detection of Parachlamydia-like organisms in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Mult Scler 14:564-6. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint International conference on chlamydial and Mycoplasma human infections
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Future Microbiol 2:373-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Evidence of cerebrospinal fluid free kappa light chains in AIDS patients with Toxoplasma gondii encephalitis
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, via Fossato di Mortara 23, University of Ferrara, I 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    J Neuroimmunol 108:221-6. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid molecular demonstration of Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA is associated to clinical and brain magnetic resonance imaging activity in a subset of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara, 23, 1 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Mult Scler 10:360-9. 2004

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  1. pmc Chlamydophila pneumoniae Infection and Its Role in Neurological Disorders
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara, 23, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis 2010:273573. 2010
    ..The role of Chlamydia in the pathogenesis of mental or neurobehavioral disorders including schizophrenia and autism is uncertain and fragmentary and will require further confirmation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Epidemiological, clinical and laboratory features of chronic hepatitis B infection in a cohort of immigrant and Italian patients from Ferrara, Italy
    Carlo Contini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Ann Hepatol 11:862-9. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Molecular evidence of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum colonization in preterm infants during respiratory distress syndrome
    Rosario Cultrera
    Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    BMC Infect Dis 6:166. 2006
    ..urealyticum or U. parvum infection. The influence of chemotherapy on the clinical course was also evaluated...
  4. doi request reprint Detection of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in patients with arthritis: significance and diagnostic value
    Carlo Contini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 23, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    Rheumatol Int 31:1307-13. 2011
    ..pneumoniae. The different kinetics of bacterial DNA at both peripheral and synovial levels should be taken into consideration when monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical and diagnostic management of toxoplasmosis in the immunocompromised patient
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 23, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Parassitologia 50:45-50. 2008
    ..Molecular diagnosis of toxoplasmosis can be improved by performing real-time PCR protocols. This article summarises the clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures and management strategies for this condition...
  6. doi request reprint Chlamydophila pneumoniae DNA and mRNA transcript levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Neurosci Res 62:58-61. 2008
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that C. pneumoniae may occur in a persistent and metabolically active state at both peripheral and intrathecal levels in MS, but not in OIND and NIND...
  7. ncbi request reprint Molecular detection of Parachlamydia-like organisms in cerebrospinal fluid of patients with multiple sclerosis
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Mult Scler 14:564-6. 2008
    ..These findings suggest a possible association between C. pneumoniae and Chlamydia-like organism brain infections as a cofactor in MS development...
  8. ncbi request reprint International conference on chlamydial and Mycoplasma human infections
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Future Microbiol 2:373-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Evidence of cerebrospinal fluid free kappa light chains in AIDS patients with Toxoplasma gondii encephalitis
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, via Fossato di Mortara 23, University of Ferrara, I 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    J Neuroimmunol 108:221-6. 2000
    ..These findings suggest that the increased production of T. gondii-specific FkappaLC could provide insights into pathogenesis of reactivated TE in immunocompromised patients and may have important diagnostic usefulness...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid molecular demonstration of Chlamydia pneumoniae DNA is associated to clinical and brain magnetic resonance imaging activity in a subset of patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara, 23, 1 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Mult Scler 10:360-9. 2004
    ..pneumoniae-specific DNA detection can occur in a subset of MS patients with clinical and MRI active RR form in whom a C. pneumoniae brain chronic persistent infection may play a significant role in the development of disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a novel reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detecting Toxoplasma gondii bradyzoite gene expression in human clinical specimens
    R Cultrera
    Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy
    Mol Cell Probes 16:31-9. 2002
    ..These findings suggest that RT-PCR method is able to identify the bradyzoite stage of T. gondii especially in patients who are at risk for TE relapse...
  12. ncbi request reprint Investigation of the simian polyomavirus SV40 as a potential causative agent of human neurological disorders in AIDS patients
    M Tognon
    Department of Morphology and Embryology, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 50:165-72. 2001
    ..These results suggest that SV40 may be involved in the aetiology of PML in AIDS patients, and raise the possibility that SV40 and JCV may act synergically in vivo to enhance their pathogenicity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Assessment of HIV-intrathecal humoral immune response in AIDS-related neurological disorders
    E Fainardi
    Section of Neurology, University of Ferrara, Arcispedale S Anna, Corso della Giovecca 203, 1 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    J Neuroimmunol 119:278-86. 2001
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Detection of parvovirus B19 and Chlamydophila pneumoniae in a patient with atypical sarcoidosis
    C Contini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 23, 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    Infection 37:52-5. 2009
    ..The present case highlights the potential difficulty to diagnose sarcoidosis in the presence of unusual infections which may complicate the course of this disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiological, social and public health aspects of tuberculosis in Ferrara in the 19th century]
    E Guidi
    Sezione di Igiene e Medicina del Lavoro, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Universita di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Infez Med 19:266-77. 2011
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Structural changes in rat Pneumocystis carinii surface antigens after terbinafine administration in experimental P. carinii pneumonia
    C Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 23, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Antimicrob Chemother 43:301-4. 1999
    ..These surface antigen modifications could be related to disease severity and could provide additional information for monitoring the efficacy of this treatment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae in cholesteatoma tissue: any pathogenetic role?
    Francesco Ronchetti
    Departments of Neurology and Otorhinolaryngology, University La Sapienza I, Rome, Italy
    Otol Neurotol 24:353-7. 2003
    ..The results were compared with those relative to other two common middle-ear pathogens, Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a Real-time PCR-based assay using the lightcycler system for detection of Toxoplasma gondii bradyzoite genes in blood specimens from patients with toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Via Fossato di Mortara, 23, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Int J Parasitol 35:275-83. 2005
    ..gondii loads, varied with respect to specific antitoxoplasmic treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Detection of clinical-stage specific molecular Toxoplasma gondii gene patterns in patients with toxoplasmic lymphadenitis
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, via Fossato di Mortara 23, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 55:771-4. 2006
    ..The real-time PCR assay with new alternative targets to the B1 gene may have potential for monitoring the clinical outcome of disease and for providing molecular information regarding the actual state of infection...
  20. ncbi request reprint Intrathecal production of Chlamydia pneumoniae-specific high-affinity antibodies is significantly associated to a subset of multiple sclerosis patients with progressive forms
    Enrico Fainardi
    Multiple Sclerosis Center, Department of Neurology, University of Ferrara, Arcispedale S Anna, Corso della Giovecca 203, I 44100, Ferrara, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 217:181-8. 2004
    ..pneumoniae-specific high-affinity IgG can occur in a subset of patients with MS progressive forms in which a C. pneumoniae brain chronic persistent infection may play an important pathogenetic role...
  21. ncbi request reprint The role of stage-specific oligonucleotide primers in providing effective laboratory support for the molecular diagnosis of reactivated Toxoplasma gondii encephalitis in patients with AIDS
    Carlo Contini
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 51:879-90. 2002
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular identification and antibody testing of Chlamydophila pneumoniae in a subgroup of patients with HIV-associated dementia complex. Preliminary results
    Carlo Contini
    Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Via Fossato di Mortara, 23, University of Ferrara, Italy
    J Neuroimmunol 136:172-7. 2003
    ..The results suggest a hypothetical role of C. pneumoniae in the pathogenesis or progression of HADC...
  23. ncbi request reprint Simian virus 40 sequences in an AIDS patient with a cerebral lesion: a case report
    Fernanda Martini
    Department of Morphology and Embryology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Scand J Infect Dis 38:731-3. 2006
    ..This case illustrates the need to consider the SV40 polyomavirus among viral agents potentially responsible of encephalitis and neurological disorders in AIDS patients...
  24. ncbi request reprint Urokinase plasminogen activator and TGF-beta production in immunosuppressed patients with and without P. Jiroveci infection
    Elena Angelici
    Department of Clinical Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Microb Pathog 41:1-9. 2006
    ..Further studies are warranted to elucidate whether the decrease in uPA and TGF-beta activity impairs a host's defence against P. jiroveci infection...