Affiliation: University of Bologna
- Microbial contamination in dental unit waterlines: comparison between Er:YAG laser and turbine linesRossella Sacchetti
Dipartimento di Medicina e Sanita Pubblica, Sez di Igiene, Via S Giacomo, 12 40126 Bologna, Italy
Ann Agric Environ Med 13:275-9. 2006..Attention should be paid to the control of the water leaving laser devices, given the increasingly wide use of such instruments in dental treatment exposed to risk of infection...
- Influence of material and tube size on DUWLs contamination in a pilot plantRossella Sacchetti
Department of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Hygiene, University of Bologna, Italy
New Microbiol 30:29-34. 2007..In order to control bacterial contamination the results suggest the use of waterlines made of PTFE on account of their ability to inhibit the colonization and growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
- Control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia contamination of microfiltered water dispensers with peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxideRossella Sacchetti
Department of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Hygiene, University of Bologna, Via S Giacomo, 12 40126 Bologna, Italy
Int J Food Microbiol 132:162-6. 2009..In the case of disinfection with HP for 40 min, P. aeruginosa was not detected in most of the samples (73.7%). Numbers of S. maltophilia decreased with increasing time after treatment...
- Control of bacterial contamination in microfiltered water dispensers (MWDs) by disinfectionFranca Zanetti
Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Bologna, Via S Giacomo, 12 40126 Bologna, Italy
Int J Food Microbiol 128:446-52. 2009..In conclusion, hydrogen peroxide at 3% can be proposed as a suitable product for periodic disinfection of domestic MWDs, taking into consideration also its low cost and easy availability...
- Comparative study on the efficiency of peracetic acid and chlorine dioxide at low doses in the disinfection of urban wastewatersGiovanna De Luca
Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Bologna, Via S Giacomo 12, Bologna, Italy
Ann Agric Environ Med 15:217-24. 2008..Around 65 % of the samples, however, presented concentrations of E. coli lower than the limit of 5,000/100 ml established by Italian norms for discharge into surface waters...
- Detection of Escherichia coli O157 in bovine meat products in northern ItalySerena Stampi
Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Bologna, Via S Giacomo, 12, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Int J Food Microbiol 90:257-62. 2004..Chromogenic E. coli O157 agar was found to be more selective and differential, allowing easier identification of suspected colonies with mixed flora and producing less false-positive colonies...
- Active surveillance of legionnaires disease during a prospective observational study of community- and hospital-acquired pneumoniaErica Leoni
Department of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Hygiene, University of Bologna, Via S Giacomo 12, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:1085-8. 2007..If no cases are present, monitoring of hospital water systems is of little significance; clinical surveillance is much more important...
- Performance of a full-scale membrane bioreactor system in treating municipal wastewater for reuse purposesFranca Zanetti
Department of Medicine and Public Health, Division of Hygiene, University of Bologna, Via S Giacomo, 12, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Bioresour Technol 101:3768-71. 2010..The quality of the MBR permeate conforms largely with the microbiological standards for urban (e.g. street cleaning, vehicle washing) and agricultural reuse...
- Rapid and sensitive detection of MS2 coliphages in wastewater samples by quantitative reverse transcriptase PCRGiovanna Angela Gentilomi
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Microbiology, University of Bologna, Ozzano Emilia, Italy
New Microbiol 31:273-80. 2008..5 orders of magnitude higher. The entire detection method, including sample processing and real-time PCR amplification, was completed within 4 hours, making it a rapid single-day method...
- Physical fitness of primary school children in relation to overweight prevalence and physical activity habitsRossella Sacchetti
Department of Medicine and Public Health, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
J Sports Sci 30:633-40. 2012..Thanks to their limited number and ease of measurement, they can be used in any school context to classify children and for monitoring the effects of targeted interventions promoting physical activity...
- Relationship between mineral content of domestic hot water and microbial contaminationPaola Borella
Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Biostatistics, University of Modena, Modena, Italy
J Trace Elem Med Biol 17:37-43. 2003..A specific action of Cu as decontamination factor is suggested and the consideration of Mn as a risk indicator for bacterial colonisation and biofilm presence is proposed...