Experts and Doctors on escherichia coli infections in Italy


Locale: Italy
Topic: escherichia coli infections

Top Publications

  1. Morabito S, Dell Omo G, Agrimi U, Schmidt H, Karch H, Cheasty T, et al. Detection and characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in feral pigeons. Vet Microbiol. 2001;82:275-83 pubmed
    ..Further work is needed to clarify whether these STEC may represent a cause of avian disease or even a potential health hazard for humans. ..
  2. Albertini M, Clement M, Lafortuna C, Caniatti M, Magder S, Abdulmalek K, et al. Role of poly-(ADP-ribose) synthetase in lipopolysaccharide-induced vascular failure and acute lung injury in pigs. J Crit Care. 2000;15:73-83 pubmed
    ..We concluded that PARS activation plays an important role in the changes of lung mechanics associated with LPS-induced acute lung injury but had no role in vascular failure. ..
  3. Galiero G, Conedera G, Alfano D, Caprioli A. Isolation of verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 from water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) in southern Italy. Vet Rec. 2005;156:382-3 pubmed
  4. Piatti G, Mannini A, Balistreri M, Schito A. Virulence factors in urinary Escherichia coli strains: phylogenetic background and quinolone and fluoroquinolone resistance. J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46:480-7 pubmed
    ..More interestingly, the mutational event itself can affect the expression of type 1 fimbriae, at least in the prevalent and complex B2 strains. ..
  5. Drago L, Nicola L, Mattina R, De Vecchi E. In vitro selection of resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. at in vivo fluoroquinolone concentrations. BMC Microbiol. 2010;10:119 pubmed publisher
    ..Among the tested fluoroquinolones, levofloxacin was the most capable of limiting the occurrence of resistance. ..
  6. Bonardi S, Maggi E, Pizzin G, Morabito S, Caprioli A. Faecal carriage of Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 and carcass contamination in cattle at slaughter in northern Italy. Int J Food Microbiol. 2001;66:47-53 pubmed
    ..Phage typing and PFGE analysis of VTEC O157 isolated from samples collected at the same visit suggested that both auto- and cross-contamination occurred. ..
  7. Sisti M, Benedetti C, Lonzi A, Schiavano G, Pianetti A, Romanini I, et al. Isolation of Escherichia coli O157 from human and bovine faeces in the Urbino area, Italy. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2004;207:577-83 pubmed
    ..64%) from a weaned calf. Both isolates carried the adhesin eae gene, but only the bovine strain was VT2+. The study shows a low diffusion of E. coli O157 in the Urbino area, confirming the epidemiological data on the national territory. ..
  8. Conedera G, Chapman P, Marangon S, Tisato E, Dalvit P, Zuin A. A field survey of Escherichia coli O157 ecology on a cattle farm in Italy. Int J Food Microbiol. 2001;66:85-93 pubmed
    ..E. coli O157 was also isolated from 6 of 16 samples of bedding, two of two samples of slurry and one of five samples from water troughs collected during survey 2. ..
  9. Bonardi S, Maggi E, Bottarelli A, Pacciarini M, Ansuini A, Vellini G, et al. Isolation of Verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 from cattle at slaughter in Italy. Vet Microbiol. 1999;67:203-11 pubmed
    ..coli strains carried the VT2 gene. Atypical biochemical features were observed in some VTEC O157: two strains (3.3%) showed beta-glucuronidase activity, and seven (11.7%) produced urease. ..

More Information


  1. Michelacci V, Prosseda G, Maugliani A, Tozzoli R, Sanchez S, Herrera León S, et al. Characterization of an emergent clone of enteroinvasive Escherichia coli circulating in Europe. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016;22:287.e11-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our observations suggested that the O96:H19 strains belong to an emerging EIEC clone, which could be the result of a recent event of acquisition of the invasion plasmid by commensal E. coli. ..
  2. Prosseda G, Latella M, Casalino M, Nicoletti M, Michienzi S, Colonna B. Plasticity of the P junc promoter of ISEc11, a new insertion sequence of the IS1111 family. J Bacteriol. 2006;188:4681-9 pubmed
    ..These observations suggest that the 39-bp duplication might host cis-acting elements that facilitate the binding of RNA polymerase to the promoter. ..
  3. Pellati D, Mylonakis I, Bertoloni G, Fiore C, Andrisani A, Ambrosini G, et al. Genital tract infections and infertility. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2008;140:3-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Tropical diseases necessitate monitoring as for their diffusion or re-diffusion in the western world. ..
  4. Ardissino G, Salardi S, Colombo E, Testa S, Borsa Ghiringhelli N, Paglialonga F, et al. Epidemiology of haemolytic uremic syndrome in children. Data from the North Italian HUS network. Eur J Pediatr. 2016;175:465-73 pubmed publisher
    ..What is New: • Comprehensive, population-based epidemiological data concerning both typical and atypical HUS based on a long observational period. ..
  5. Trevisi P, Latorre R, Priori D, Luise D, Archetti I, Mazzoni M, et al. Effect of feed supplementation with live yeast on the intestinal transcriptome profile of weaning pigs orally challenged with Escherichia coli F4. Animal. 2017;11:33-44 pubmed publisher
  6. Costanzo M, Cesi V, Prete E, Negroni A, Palone F, Cucchiara S, et al. Krill oil reduces intestinal inflammation by improving epithelial integrity and impairing adherent-invasive Escherichia coli pathogenicity. Dig Liver Dis. 2016;48:34-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, krill oil may represent an innovative tool to reduce intestinal inflammation. ..
  7. Jaillon S, Moalli F, Ragnarsdottir B, Bonavita E, Puthia M, Riva F, et al. The humoral pattern recognition molecule PTX3 is a key component of innate immunity against urinary tract infection. Immunity. 2014;40:621-32 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that PTX3 is an essential component of innate resistance against UTIs. Thus, the cellular and humoral arms of innate immunity exert complementary functions in mediating resistance against UTIs. ..
  8. Schito G, Gualco L, Naber K, Botto H, Palou J, Mazzei T, et al. Do different susceptibility breakpoints affect the selection of antimicrobials for treatment of uncomplicated cystitis?. J Chemother. 2010;22:345-54 pubmed
    ..The use of different interpretative criteria for E. coli responsible for UTIs therefore has no influence on the decision to be taken by the physicians managing the patients...
  9. Saverino D, Schito A, Mannini A, Penco S, Bassi A, Piatti G. Quinolone/fluoroquinolone susceptibility in Escherichia coli correlates with human polymicrobial bacteriuria and with in vitro interleukine-8 suppression. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2011;61:84-93 pubmed publisher
    ..coli isolates and their enhanced capability to suppress interleukin-8 urothelial production when compared with the patterns induced by the resistant strains...
  10. Castagnetti C, Rossi M, Parmeggiani F, Zanoni R, Pirrone A, Mariella J. Facial cellulitis due to Actinobacillus equuli infection in a neonatal foal. Vet Rec. 2008;162:347-9 pubmed
  11. Polito M, Giannubilo W, d Anzeo G, Muzzonigro G. Hematospermia: diagnosis and treatment. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2006;78:82-5 pubmed
    ..Understanding the pathophysiology and prevalence in populations of different ages helps minimize the likelihood of problems. When in doubt, performing a TRUS, cystoscopy, and basic laboratory analyses limits exposure. ..