E Tortoli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Florence
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Comparison of Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibility testing performed with BACTEC 460TB (Becton Dickinson) and MB/BacT (Organon Teknika) systems
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Firenze, Italy
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 38:83-6. 2000
  2. pmc Performance assessment of new multiplex probe assay for identification of mycobacteria
    E Tortoli
    Centro Regionale di Riferimento per la Diagnostica delle Micobatteriosi, Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Piastra del servizi, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 39:1079-84. 2001
  3. ncbi Mycobacterium tusciae sp. nov
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:1839-44. 1999
  4. pmc Use of BACTEC MGIT 960 for recovery of mycobacteria from clinical specimens: multicenter study
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 37:3578-82. 1999
  5. pmc Early detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in BACTEC cultures by ligase chain reaction
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, 50139 Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2791-2. 1998
  6. ncbi Mycobacterium genavense in AIDS patients, report of 24 cases in Italy and review of the literature
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 14:219-24. 1998
  7. pmc Multicenter comparison of ESP Culture System II with BACTEC 460TB and with Lowenstein-Jensen medium for recovery of mycobacteria from different clinical specimens, including blood
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 36:1378-81. 1998
  8. pmc Evaluation of a commercial ligase chain reaction kit (Abbott LCx) for direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pulmonary and extrapulmonary specimens
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 35:2424-6. 1997
  9. ncbi Mycobacterium malmoense in Italy: the modern Norman invasion?
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 13:341-6. 1997
  10. pmc Characterization of mycobacterial isolates phylogenetically related to, but different from Mycobacterium simiae
    E Tortoli
    Laboratory of Microbiology and Virology, Careggi Hospital, Firenze, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 35:697-702. 1997

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi Comparison of Mycobacterium tuberculosis susceptibility testing performed with BACTEC 460TB (Becton Dickinson) and MB/BacT (Organon Teknika) systems
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Firenze, Italy
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 38:83-6. 2000
    ..Despite the delay in the completion of the test, the excellent reliability along with the elimination of radioactivity and full automation make MB/BacT an attractive alternative for susceptibility testing of M. tuberculosis...
  2. pmc Performance assessment of new multiplex probe assay for identification of mycobacteria
    E Tortoli
    Centro Regionale di Riferimento per la Diagnostica delle Micobatteriosi, Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Piastra del servizi, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 39:1079-84. 2001
    ..The turnaround time of the method is approximately 6 h, including a preliminary PCR amplification...
  3. ncbi Mycobacterium tusciae sp. nov
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Int J Syst Bacteriol 49:1839-44. 1999
    ..nov. is proposed. The type strain is strain FI-25796T; a culture of this strain has been deposited in the DSMZ as strain DSM 44338T...
  4. pmc Use of BACTEC MGIT 960 for recovery of mycobacteria from clinical specimens: multicenter study
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 37:3578-82. 1999
    ..The contamination rate was higher than that for the radiometric BACTEC 460 system and needs to be improved...
  5. pmc Early detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in BACTEC cultures by ligase chain reaction
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, 50139 Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 36:2791-2. 1998
    ..tuberculosis isolates were detected without centrifugation from bottles presenting very low GIs (average, 70; median, 33). No false-positive result was obtained from nontuberculous mycobacteria or from isolates with contaminants...
  6. ncbi Mycobacterium genavense in AIDS patients, report of 24 cases in Italy and review of the literature
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 14:219-24. 1998
    ..A review of literature reports revealed a wide overlapping of clinical and microbiological features...
  7. pmc Multicenter comparison of ESP Culture System II with BACTEC 460TB and with Lowenstein-Jensen medium for recovery of mycobacteria from different clinical specimens, including blood
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 36:1378-81. 1998
    ..We conclude, therefore, that the ESP system, when used in combination with a solid medium, performs as well as the thoroughly validated radiometric BACTEC system and offers the advantages of full automation and absence of radioisotopes...
  8. pmc Evaluation of a commercial ligase chain reaction kit (Abbott LCx) for direct detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pulmonary and extrapulmonary specimens
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 35:2424-6. 1997
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  9. ncbi Mycobacterium malmoense in Italy: the modern Norman invasion?
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 13:341-6. 1997
    ..The susceptibility of the strains and the role of high performance liquid chromatography of cell wall mycolic acids for a reliable identification are discussed...
  10. pmc Characterization of mycobacterial isolates phylogenetically related to, but different from Mycobacterium simiae
    E Tortoli
    Laboratory of Microbiology and Virology, Careggi Hospital, Firenze, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 35:697-702. 1997
    ..Sophisticated techniques, like genetic sequencing or HPLC, by now seem indispensable for differentiating unusual and new mycobacteria from well-established ones...
  11. pmc Evaluation of reformulated chemiluminescent DNA probe (AccuProbe) for culture identification of Mycobacterium kansasii
    E Tortoli
    Microbiological and Virological Laboratory, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 34:2838-40. 1996
    ..kansasii isolates reacted), the new one was 100% sensitive. Only two non-M. kansasii strains, both M. gastri isolates, gave false-positive hybridization results...
  12. pmc Isolation of an unusual mycobacterium from an AIDS patient
    E Tortoli
    Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 34:2316-9. 1996
    ..High-performance liquid chromatography, however, revealed a mycolic acid pattern which was different from the one shared by the previously analyzed strains of this species...
  13. pmc Burden of unidentifiable mycobacteria in a reference laboratory
    E Tortoli
    Regional Mycobacteria Reference Center, Microbiology and Virology Laboratory, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Clin Microbiol 39:4058-65. 2001
    ..Our report also shows the usefulness of the integration of novel technology to routine diagnosis, especially in cases involving slow-growing microorganisms such as mycobacteria...
  14. ncbi Isolation of a novel sequevar of Mycobacterium flavescens from the synovial fluid of an AIDS patient
    E Tortoli
    Regional Reference Centre for Mycobacteria, Microbiology and Virology Laboratory, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 10:1017-9. 2004
    ..However, the isolate's 16S rDNA sequence differed by five nucleotides from the two known sequevars of M. flavescens, thus indicating that this isolate belonged to a new 16S rDNA sequevar...
  15. ncbi Mycobacterium doricum sp. nov
    E Tortoli
    Regional Mycobacteria Reference Centre, Microbiology and Virology Laboratory, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:2007-12. 2001
    ..The name Mycobacterium doricum sp. nov. is proposed for the novel mycobacterium; the type strain is strain FI-13295T (= DSM 44339T = CIP 106867T)...
  16. ncbi Infection due to a novel mycobacterium, mimicking multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    E Tortoli
    Regional Reference Centre for Mycobacteria, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1130-4. 2010
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  17. ncbi Use of the INNO LiPA Rif.TB for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis DNA directly in clinical specimens and for simultaneous determination of rifampin susceptibility
    E Tortoli
    Regional Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Microbiology Laboratory, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:51-5. 2007
    ..7%. As expected, the ability of the system to predict rifampin resistance was not influenced by its direct use on clinical specimens and confirmed the favorable results repeatedly reported in the literature...
  18. ncbi Mycobacterium elephantis: not an exceptional finding in clinical specimens
    E Tortoli
    Regional Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Microbiology and Virology Laboratory, Piastra dei Servizi, Careggi Hospital, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:427-30. 2003
    ..Antimicrobial susceptibility was also determined. The findings confirmed recent data concerning human isolates of this new mycobacterium and identified a new 16S rDNA sequevar for this species...
  19. ncbi Radiometric susceptibility testing of Mycobacterium xenopi
    E Tortoli
    Microbiological and Virological Laboratory, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Chemother 7:114-7. 1995
    ..The majority of the strains were resistant to ethambutol and susceptible to amikacin, ciprofloxacin, rifampin, rifabutin and streptomycin...
  20. ncbi Evaluation of moxifloxacin activity in vitro against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including resistant and multidrug-resistant strains
    E Tortoli
    Centro Regionale di Riferimento per la Diagnostica dei Micobatteri, Laboratorio di Microbiologia e Virologia, Ospedale di Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Chemother 16:334-6. 2004
    ..Our data confirm the high antitubercular in vitro activity of moxifloxacin...
  21. ncbi HPLC does not differentiate Mycobacterium paratuberculosis from Mycobacterium avium
    R Dei
    Istituto di Microbiologia, Universita di Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Vet Microbiol 65:209-13. 1999
    ..paratuberculosis. Therefore, the present study confirmed that M. avium and M. paratuberculosis could not be distinguished by HPLC, raising doubts of a straightforward use of HPLC to identify M. paratuberculosis...
  22. ncbi Clinical manifestations of nontuberculous mycobacteria infections
    E Tortoli
    Regional Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Microbiology and Virology Laboratory, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:906-10. 2009
    ..The problems concerning the assessment of the clinical significance of NTM, along with a consideration of the more frequent NTM pathologies, are the major objectives of this review...
  23. ncbi First case of Mycobacterium haemophilum infection in an AIDS patient in Italy
    C Martinelli
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Microbiology Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Viale Pieraccini 17, 50139 Florence, Italy
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 18:83-5. 2004
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  24. ncbi QuantiFERON-TB Gold and the TST are both useful for latent tuberculosis infection screening in autoimmune diseases
    F Bartalesi
    Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Eur Respir J 33:586-93. 2009
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