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In vitro activity of ceftazidime/avibactam against clinical isolates of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Italy.

Viaggi V, Pini B, Tonolo S, Luzzaro F, Principe L.

J Chemother. 2019 Jul;31(4):195-201. doi: 10.1080/1120009X.2019.1620406. Epub 2019 May 27.


Simplified Testing Method for Direct Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Organisms from Positive Blood Cultures Using the NG-Test Carba 5 Assay.

Giordano L, Fiori B, D'Inzeo T, Parisi G, Liotti FM, Menchinelli G, De Angelis G, De Maio F, Luzzaro F, Sanguinetti M, Posteraro B, Spanu T.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 Jun 24;63(7). pii: e00550-19. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00550-19. Print 2019 Jul.


Role of place of acquisition and inappropriate empirical antibiotic therapy on the outcome of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections.

Tacconelli E, Cataldo MA, Mutters NT, Carrara E, Bartoloni A, Raglio A, Cauda R, Mantengoli E, Luzzaro F, Pan A, Beccara LA, Pecile P, Tinelli M, Rossolini GM.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Jul;54(1):49-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.04.007. Epub 2019 Apr 12.


Novel vanA-carrying plasmid in a clinical isolate of Enterococcus avium.

Bernasconi OJ, Principe L, Viaggi V, Luzzaro F, Endimiani A.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Jun;53(6):876-877. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2019.04.006. Epub 2019 Apr 11. No abstract available.


Characterisation of the first extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Shigella sonnei clinical isolate in Italy.

Luzzaro F, Clément M, Principe L, Viaggi V, Bernasconi OJ, Endimiani A.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2019 Jun;17:58-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2019.03.004. Epub 2019 Mar 12. No abstract available.


Whole-Genome Sequence of the First Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Strain of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Napoli.

Clément M, Ramette A, Bernasconi OJ, Principe L, Luzzaro F, Endimiani A.

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2018 Sep 13;7(10). pii: e00973-18. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00973-18. eCollection 2018 Sep.


Evaluation of EDTA- and DPA-Based Microdilution Phenotypic Tests for the Detection of MCR-Mediated Colistin Resistance in Enterobacteriaceae.

Büdel T, Clément M, Bernasconi OJ, Principe L, Perreten V, Luzzaro F, Endimiani A.

Microb Drug Resist. 2019 May;25(4):494-500. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2018.0275. Epub 2018 Nov 15.


Emergence of CTX-M-1-producing Salmonella enterica serovar Napoli: A novel 'enzyme-pathogen association' in the Italian extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) endemic context.

Principe L, Viaggi V, Clément M, Meroni E, Pini B, Endimiani A, Luzzaro F.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Dec;15:101-102. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.08.023. Epub 2018 Aug 30. No abstract available.


The EDTA-based disk-combination tests are unreliable for the detection of MCR-mediated colistin-resistance in Enterobacteriaceae.

Clément M, Büdel T, Bernasconi OJ, Principe L, Perreten V, Luzzaro F, Endimiani A.

J Microbiol Methods. 2018 Oct;153:31-34. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2018.08.008. Epub 2018 Aug 20.


Multicenter prospective study on the prevalence of colistin resistance in Escherichia coli: relevance of mcr-1-positive clinical isolates in Lombardy, Northern Italy.

Principe L, Piazza A, Mauri C, Anesi A, Bracco S, Brigante G, Casari E, Agrappi C, Caltagirone M, Novazzi F, Migliavacca R, Pagani L, Luzzaro F.

Infect Drug Resist. 2018 Mar 9;11:377-385. doi: 10.2147/IDR.S160489. eCollection 2018.


Mother-to-child transmission of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: potential relevance of a low microbial urinary load for screening purposes.

Principe L, Meroni E, Conte V, Mauri C, Di Pilato V, Giani T, Bonfanti P, Rossolini GM, Luzzaro F.

J Hosp Infect. 2018 Mar;98(3):314-316. doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.10.008. Epub 2017 Oct 16. No abstract available.


Deciphering the complete deletion of the mgrB locus in an unusual colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate colonising the gut of a traveller returning from India.

Bernasconi OJ, Donà V, Pires J, Kuenzli E, Hatz C, Luzzaro F, Perreten V, Endimiani A.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2018 Mar;51(3):529-531. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2017.09.014. Epub 2017 Oct 9. No abstract available.


Evolving beta-lactamase epidemiology in Enterobacteriaceae from Italian nationwide surveillance, October 2013: KPC-carbapenemase spreading among outpatients.

Giani T, Antonelli A, Caltagirone M, Mauri C, Nicchi J, Arena F, Nucleo E, Bracco S, Pantosti A; AMCLI-CoSA survey participants, Luzzaro F, Pagani L, Rossolini GM.

Euro Surveill. 2017 Aug 3;22(31). pii: 30583. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.31.30583. Erratum in: Euro Surveill. 2017 Aug 24;22(34):.


Evaluation of a New Commercial Microarray Platform for the Simultaneous Detection of β-Lactamase and mcr-1 and mcr-2 Genes in Enterobacteriaceae.

Bernasconi OJ, Principe L, Tinguely R, Karczmarek A, Perreten V, Luzzaro F, Endimiani A.

J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Oct;55(10):3138-3141. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01056-17. Epub 2017 Aug 2. No abstract available.


An allelic variant of the PmrB sensor kinase responsible for colistin resistance in an Escherichia coli strain of clinical origin.

Cannatelli A, Giani T, Aiezza N, Di Pilato V, Principe L, Luzzaro F, Galeotti CL, Rossolini GM.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 11;7(1):5071. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-05167-6.


First report of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae imported from Africa to Italy: Evidence of the need for continuous surveillance.

Principe L, Mauri C, Conte V, Pini B, Giani T, Rossolini GM, Luzzaro F.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2017 Mar;8:23-27. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2016.10.004. Epub 2016 Dec 5.


Mother-To-Child Transmission of KPC Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae at Birth.

Bonfanti P, Bellù R, Principe L, Caramma I, Condò M, Giani T, Rossolini GM, Luzzaro F.

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Feb;36(2):228-229. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001403.


Review on colonization of residents and staff in Italian long-term care facilities by multidrug-resistant bacteria compared with other European countries.

Aschbacher R, Pagani E, Confalonieri M, Farina C, Fazii P, Luzzaro F, Montanera PG, Piazza A, Pagani L.

Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2016 Oct 11;5:33. eCollection 2016. Review.


Erysipelothrix Rhusiopathiae Bacteremia without Endocarditis: Rapid Identification from Positive Blood Culture by MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry. A Case Report and Literature Review.

Principe L, Bracco S, Mauri C, Tonolo S, Pini B, Luzzaro F.

Infect Dis Rep. 2016 Mar 21;8(1):6368. doi: 10.4081/idr.2016.6368. eCollection 2016 Mar 21.


First Detection of the mcr-1 Colistin Resistance Gene in Escherichia coli in Italy.

Cannatelli A, Giani T, Antonelli A, Principe L, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Apr 22;60(5):3257-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00246-16. Print 2016 May. No abstract available.


Comparison of the in-house made Carba-NP and Blue-Carba tests: Considerations for better detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Pires J, Tinguely R, Thomas B, Luzzaro F, Endimiani A.

J Microbiol Methods. 2016 Mar;122:33-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2016.01.002. Epub 2016 Jan 7.


In Vitro Activity of the Novel Antimicrobial Peptide Dendrimer G3KL against Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Pires J, Siriwardena TN, Stach M, Tinguely R, Kasraian S, Luzzaro F, Leib SL, Darbre T, Reymond JL, Endimiani A.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Dec;59(12):7915-8. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01853-15. Epub 2015 Oct 12.


Direct identification of microorganisms from positive blood cultures using the lysis-filtration technique and matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS): a multicentre study.

Farina C, Arena F, Casprini P, Cichero P, Clementi M, Cosentino M, Degl'Innocenti R, Giani T, Luzzaro F, Mattei R, Mauri C, Nardone M, Rossolini GM, Serna Ortega PA, Vailati F.

New Microbiol. 2015 Apr;38(2):245-50. Epub 2015 Apr 29.


Management of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infections in stem cell transplant recipients: an Italian multidisciplinary consensus statement.

Girmenia C, Viscoli C, Piciocchi A, Cudillo L, Botti S, Errico A, Sarmati L, Ciceri F, Locatelli F, Giannella M, Bassetti M, Tascini C, Lombardini L, Majolino I, Farina C, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM, Rambaldi A.

Haematologica. 2015 Sep;100(9):e373-6. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2015.125484. Epub 2015 Apr 10. No abstract available.


Epidemic diffusion of OXA-23-producing Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in Italy: results of the first cross-sectional countrywide survey.

Principe L, Piazza A, Giani T, Bracco S, Caltagirone MS, Arena F, Nucleo E, Tammaro F, Rossolini GM, Pagani L, Luzzaro F; AMCLI-CRAb Survey Participants.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Aug;52(8):3004-10. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00291-14. Epub 2014 Jun 11.


Cross-infection of solid organ transplant recipients by a multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate producing the OXA-48 carbapenemase, likely derived from a multiorgan donor.

Giani T, Conte V, Mandalà S, D'Andrea MM, Luzzaro F, Conaldi PG, Grossi P, Rossolini GM.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul;52(7):2702-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00511-14. Epub 2014 Apr 23.


Candidemia in intensive care unit: a nationwide prospective observational survey (GISIA-3 study) and review of the European literature from 2000 through 2013.

Montagna MT, Lovero G, Borghi E, Amato G, Andreoni S, Campion L, Lo Cascio G, Lombardi G, Luzzaro F, Manso E, Mussap M, Pecile P, Perin S, Tangorra E, Tronci M, Iatta R, Morace G.

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2014;18(5):661-74. Review.


Epidemic diffusion of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Italy: results of the first countrywide survey, 15 May to 30 June 2011.

Giani T, Pini B, Arena F, Conte V, Bracco S, Migliavacca R; AMCLI-CRE Survey Participants, Pantosti A, Pagani L, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM.

Euro Surveill. 2013 May 30;18(22). pii: 20489.


Evaluation of brilliance CRE agar for the detection of carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria.

Bracco S, Migliavacca R, Pini B, Corbo N, Nucleo E, Brigante G, Piazza A, Micheletti P, Luzzaro F.

New Microbiol. 2013 Apr;36(2):181-6. Epub 2013 Mar 31.


Characterization of resistance mechanisms and genetic relatedness of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from blood, Italy.

Migliavacca R, Espinal P, Principe L, Drago M, Fugazza G, Roca I, Nucleo E, Bracco S, Vila J, Pagani L, Luzzaro F.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Feb;75(2):180-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2012.11.002. Epub 2012 Dec 21.


Acquisition of plasmid-borne blaIMP-19 gene by a VIM-1-positive Pseudomonas aeruginosa of the sequence type 235 epidemic lineage.

Pollini S, Antonelli A, Venturelli C, Maradei S, Veggetti A, Bracco S, Rumpianesi F, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013 Mar;68(3):722-4. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks440. Epub 2012 Nov 14. No abstract available.


FIM-1, a new acquired metallo-β-lactamase from a Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate from Italy.

Pollini S, Maradei S, Pecile P, Olivo G, Luzzaro F, Docquier JD, Rossolini GM.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan;57(1):410-6. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01953-12. Epub 2012 Oct 31.


Epidemiology and genetic characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria causing urinary tract infections in long-term care facilities.

Tinelli M, Cataldo MA, Mantengoli E, Cadeddu C, Cunietti E, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM, Tacconelli E.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Dec;67(12):2982-7. doi: 10.1093/jac/dks300. Epub 2012 Aug 3.


Emergence and spread of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clone producing both the carbapenemase OXA-23 and the 16S rRNA methylase ArmA.

Brigante G, Migliavacca R, Bramati S, Motta E, Nucleo E, Manenti M, Migliorino G, Pagani L, Luzzaro F, Viganò FE.

J Med Microbiol. 2012 May;61(Pt 5):653-61. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.040980-0. Epub 2012 Jan 26.


Microarray technology for yeast identification directly from positive blood cultures. A multicenter Italian experience.

Farina C, Russello G, Andreoni S, Bonetti C, Conte M, Fazi P, Lombardi G, Luzzaro F, Manso E, Marone P, Passera M, Rocchetti A, Sanna S, Viganò EF; Medical Mycology Committee (CoSM), Italian Society of Clinical Microbiology (AMCLI).

Med Mycol. 2012 Jul;50(5):549-55. doi: 10.3109/13693786.2011.648216. Epub 2012 Jan 4.


Persistence of TEM-52/TEM-92 and SHV-12 extended-spectrum β-lactamases in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae in Italy.

Perilli M, Segatore B, Mugnaioli C, Celenza G, Rossolini GM, Stefani S, Luzzaro F, Pini B, Amicosante G.

Microb Drug Resist. 2011 Dec;17(4):521-4. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2011.0059. Epub 2011 Oct 4.


Prevalence and epidemiology of microbial pathogens causing bloodstream infections: results of the OASIS multicenter study.

Luzzaro F, Ortisi G, Larosa M, Drago M, Brigante G, Gesu G.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2011 Apr;69(4):363-9. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.10.016.


Escherichia coli ST131 producing extended-spectrum β-lactamases plus VIM-1 carbapenemase: further narrowing of treatment options.

Mantengoli E, Luzzaro F, Pecile P, Cecconi D, Cavallo A, Attala L, Bartoloni A, Rossolini GM.

Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Mar 1;52(5):690-1. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciq194. Epub 2011 Jan 10. No abstract available.


Characterization of pABVA01, a plasmid encoding the OXA-24 carbapenemase from Italian isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii.

D'Andrea MM, Giani T, D'Arezzo S, Capone A, Petrosillo N, Visca P, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Aug;53(8):3528-33. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00178-09. Epub 2009 Jun 1.


Spread of multidrug-resistant Proteus mirabilis isolates producing an AmpC-type beta-lactamase: epidemiology and clinical management.

Luzzaro F, Brigante G, D'Andrea MM, Pini B, Giani T, Mantengoli E, Rossolini GM, Toniolo A.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2009 Apr;33(4):328-33. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2008.09.007. Epub 2008 Dec 17.


First countrywide survey of acquired metallo-beta-lactamases in gram-negative pathogens in Italy.

Rossolini GM, Luzzaro F, Migliavacca R, Mugnaioli C, Pini B, De Luca F, Perilli M, Pollini S, Spalla M, Amicosante G, Toniolo A, Pagani L.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Nov;52(11):4023-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00707-08. Epub 2008 Sep 22.


Biochemical analysis of TEM-134, a new TEM-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase variant produced in a Citrobacter koseri clinical isolate from an Italian hospital.

Perilli M, Celenza G, Fiore M, Segatore B, Pellegrini C, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM, Amicosante G.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Oct;60(4):877-80. Epub 2007 Aug 2.


Characterization of the IncA/C plasmid pCC416 encoding VIM-4 and CMY-4 beta-lactamases.

Colinon C, Miriagou V, Carattoli A, Luzzaro F, Rossolini GM.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Aug;60(2):258-62. Epub 2007 May 31.


Drug susceptibility testing of clinical isolates of streptococci and enterococci by the Phoenix automated microbiology system.

Brigante GR, Luzzaro FA, Pini B, Lombardi G, Sokeng G, Toniolo AQ.

BMC Microbiol. 2007 May 23;7:46.


Spread in an Italian hospital of a clonal Acinetobacter baumannii strain producing the TEM-92 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase.

Endimiani A, Luzzaro F, Migliavacca R, Mantengoli E, Hujer AM, Hujer KM, Pagani L, Bonomo RA, Rossolini GM, Toniolo A.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Jun;51(6):2211-4. Epub 2007 Apr 2.


Metallo-beta-lactamases as emerging resistance determinants in Gram-negative pathogens: open issues.

Cornaglia G, Akova M, Amicosante G, Cantón R, Cauda R, Docquier JD, Edelstein M, Frère JM, Fuzi M, Galleni M, Giamarellou H, Gniadkowski M, Koncan R, Libisch B, Luzzaro F, Miriagou V, Navarro F, Nordmann P, Pagani L, Peixe L, Poirel L, Souli M, Tacconelli E, Vatopoulos A, Rossolini GM; ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (ESGARS).

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2007 Apr;29(4):380-8. Epub 2007 Jan 16.


Spread of Enterobacteriaceae carrying the PER-1 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase gene as a chromosomal insert: a report from Italy.

Perilli M, De Santis F, Mugnaioli C, Rossolini GM, Luzzaro F, Stefani S, Mezzatesta ML, Toniolo A, Amicosante G.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Feb;59(2):323-4. Epub 2007 Jan 4. No abstract available.


CTX-M: changing the face of ESBLs in Europe.

Livermore DM, Canton R, Gniadkowski M, Nordmann P, Rossolini GM, Arlet G, Ayala J, Coque TM, Kern-Zdanowicz I, Luzzaro F, Poirel L, Woodford N.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2007 Feb;59(2):165-74. Epub 2006 Dec 6. Review.


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