About my research

Antimicrobial stewardship; Clostridioides difficile; Acinetobacter; bacterial toxins; human serum albumin and infections; ICU infections; MDR infections; infection in the critically ill; fosfomycin; antibiotic synergism; vancomycin-resistant enterococci; oritavancin.

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  1. Article
    Human serum albumin binds SARS-CoV-2 spike protein competing with ACE2
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  2. Article
    Human Campylobacter infections in Italy
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  3. Article
    Synergistic Activity of Temocillin and Fosfomycin Combination against KPC-Producing <em>Klebsiella pneumoniae </em>Clinical Isolates
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  4. Article
    Comprehensive review on Clostridioides difficile infection in humans
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  5. Article
    The antiretroviral cabotegravir inhibits melanoma cell growth and invasion
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  6. Article
    Antibiotics Usage in Special Clinical Situations
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  7. Article
    Microbiological, Clinical, and PK/PD Features of the New  Anti-Gram-Negative Antibiotics: β-Lactam/β-Lactamase  Inhibitors in Combination and Cefiderocol—An All-Inclusive  Guide for Clinicians
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  8. Article
    Reactivation of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) Detected  on Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid (BALF) Samples in Critically  Ill COVID-19 Patients Undergoing Invasive Mechanical  Ventilation: Preliminary Results from Two Italian Centers    
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  9. Article
    Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma antimicrobial resistances
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  10. Article
    Enterococcal meningitis associated with Strongyloides infection
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  11. Article
    Dracunculiasis' distribution
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  12. Article
    Intravenous fosfomycin for Pseudomonas infections
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  13. Article
    New Antimicrobials for Gram-Positive Sustained Infections: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  14. Article
    Enterobius vermicularis spleen abscess
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  15. Article
    Oritavancin + fosfomycin for VRE BSI
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  16. Article
    Ralstonia mannitololytica outbreak
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  17. Article
    Endemic Systemic Mycoses in Italy: A Systematic Review of Literature and a Practical Update
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  18. Article
    New polyimidazole ligands against MBL
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  19. Article
    Ceftriaxone for methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteremia: a matter of dosages?
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  20. Article
    Candida lipolytica Bloodstream Infection in an Adult Patient with COVID-19 and Alcohol Use Disorder: A Unique Case and a Systematic Review of the Literature
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  21. Article
    Diverticular Disease and Rifaximin
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  22. Article
    Infective portal vein thrombosis (pylephlebitis). A clinical review
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  23. Article
    The in vitro inhibitory activity of polypyridine ligands towards subclass B1 metallo-β-lactamases
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  24. Article
    Acinetobacter resistance to sulbactam/durlobactam
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  25. Article
    Prolonged higher dose methylprednisoloneversusconventional dexamethasone in COVID-19 pneumonia: a randomised controlled trial (MEDEAS)
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  26. Article
    Oritavancin + fosfomycin against VRE
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  27. Article
    Sulbactam/durlobactam activity against Acinetobacter in Italy
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  28. Article
    Moxifloxacin vs anaerobes
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  29. Article
    HSV reactivation in COVID-19
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  30. Article
    Steroids in COVID-19 outpatients
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  31. Article
    Cutaneous nocardiosis
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  32. Article
    Bloodstream infections by anaerobes and antibiotic resistances
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  33. Article
    Editorial for the Special Issue: “Antibiotic Use in Clinical Infection: How to Reinvent Old Molecules and How to Squeeze out New Ones”
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  34. Article
    Adiponectin and leptin in COVID-19
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  35. Article
    Low albumin and COVID-19 mortality
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  36. Article
    Microbiological, clinical, and PK/PD features of the new BL/BLI and cefiderocol
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  37. Article
    Temocillin: a carbapenem-sparing option
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  38. Article
    Correction: Morroni et al. Antimicrobial Activity of Aztreonam in Combination with Old and New β-Lactamase Inhibitors against MBL and ESBL Co-Producing Gram-Negative Clinical Isolates: Possible Options for the Treatment of Complicated Infections. Antib...
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  39. Article
    It is time to define an organizational model for the prevention and management of infections along the surgical pathway: a worldwide cross-sectional survey
  40. Article
    Low vitamin D and low albumin are associated with threefold COVID-19 mortality.
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  41. Article
    HSV-1 in BAL of COVID-19 patients
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  42. Article
    PCSK9 in Infectious Diseases
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  43. Article
    Cytosorb removal of antibacterials and antifungals
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  44. Article
    Aspirin and infection
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  45. Article
    WSES/GAIS/WSIS/SIS-E/AAST global clinical pathways for patients with skin and soft tissue infections
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  46. Article
    New bronchiectasis in COVID-19 may suggest aspergillosis
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  47. Article
    Antibiotics in Liver Cirrhosis: Choosing the Right Treatment
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  48. Article
    Large neck = higher COVID-19 mortality
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  49. Article
    Zidovudine/azidothymidine (AZT) unexpressed clinical potential against multidrug-resistant Gram negatives
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  50. Article
    HCV and nervous system disorders
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  51. Article
    Aztreonam + (clavulanate, sulbactam, tazobactam, vaborbactam, avibactam, zidebactam) vs ESBL and MBL
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  52. Article
    WSES/GAIS/SIS-E/WSIS/AAST global clinical pathways for patients with intra-abdominal infections
    Francesco Di MarzoProfessor Stefano Di Bella
  53. Article
    Aztreonam against MBL-producing bacteria
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  54. Article
    Profiling of Oral Microbiota and Cytokines in COVID-19 Patients
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  55. Article
    Fecal and serum calprotectin in COVID-19
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  56. Article
    Pica (Allotriophagy): An Underestimated Risk Factor for Severe Leptospirosis (Weil’s Diseases)? Report of a Leptospira Septic Shock Successfully Managed with ECMO
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  57. Article
    Zidovudine + fosfomycin vs MDR Enterobacterales
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  58. Article
    Ceftazidime/avibactam resistance
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  59. Article
    Psoas haematoma in COVID-19 (case series)
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  60. Article
    Impaired Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain Without Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients Who Have Recovered From COVID-19
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  61. Article
    How to treat vanB VRE
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  62. Article
    Enterococcus BSI in Italy. Incidence and antibiotic resistance
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  63. Article
    Prospective Study on Incidence, Risk Factors and Outcome of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infections
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  64. Article
    Intravenous fosfomycin dosing regimens
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  65. Article
    Incidence and Prognosis of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19: A Multicenter Study
    Professor Stefano Di BellaMD Massimo Girardis
  66. Article
    BCG infection (BCGitis)
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  67. Article
    Polypyridine ligands as potential metallo-β-lactamase inhibitors
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  68. Article
    Profiling of oral microbiota and cytokines in COVID-19 patients
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  69. Article
    Albumin binds streptolysin O (produced by S. pyogenes)
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  70. Article
    Extra-intestinal effects of Clostridioides difficile in zebrafish
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  71. Article
    Bacterial colonization of explanted non-endocarditis cardiac valves: evidence and characterization of the valvular microbiome
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  72. Article
    Gut microbes interaction with the enteric nervous system
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  73. Article
    Spontaneous rectal perforation in COVID-19
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  74. Article
    Fosfomycin + chloramphenicol vs VRE
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  75. Article
    COVID-19-Induced Thrombosis in Patients without Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Elevated Fecal Calprotectin: Hypothesis Regarding Mechanism of Intestinal Damage Associated with COVID-19
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  76. Article
    Painful thoracic swelling in a refugee teenager
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  77. Article
    The Model for Early COvid-19 Recognition (MECOR) Score: A Proof-of-Concept for a Simple and Low-Cost Tool to Recognize a Possible Viral Etiology in Community-Acquired Pneumonia Patients during COVID-19 Outbreak
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  78. Article
    With which antibiotics does fosfomycin synergize?
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  79. Article
    Interferon: The invisible link in the physiopathology of COVID‐19 and BCGitis?
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  80. Article
    Antimicrobial stewardship examples
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  81. Article
    Bezlotoxumab for Preventing Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: A Narrative Review from Pathophysiology to Clinical Studies
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  82. Article
    COVID-19 patients with "large neck" are more frequently intubated
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  83. Article
    Zinc chelators restore meropenem activity against MBL-producing bacteria
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  84. Article
    Community pharmacists' exposure to COVID-19
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  85. Article
    Use of colistin in adult patients: A cross-sectional study
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  86. Article
    Dengue vaccines
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  87. Article
    Measles pathophysiology
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  88. Article
    A proposal for a comprehensive approach to infections across the surgical pathway
    Francesco Di MarzoProfessor Stefano Di Bella
  89. Article
    Clinical Features and Mortality of Nosocomial Candidemia in Very Old Patients: A Multicentre Italian Study
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  90. Article
    CSF pentraxin 3 in meningitis/encephalitis
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  91. Article
    Mycobacterium chimaera infections
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  92. Article
    Tuberculosis screening in outpatient healthcare workers: lessons from a high-income, low TB burden country
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  93. Article
    Management of aortic prosthesis infections.
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  94. Article
    Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE)
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  95. Article
    2019 update of the WSES guidelines for management of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection in surgical patients
    Professor Stefano Di BellaDr Salomone Di Saverio
  96. Article
    Septic Cardiomyopathy and Bacterial Exotoxins
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  97. Article
    Colistin-associated acute kidney injury is higher in patients with low albumin
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  98. Article
    History of schistosomiasis
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  99. Article
    Human albumin neutralizes Clostridioides difficile toxins
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  100. Article
    Role of fecal microbiota transplantation in inflammatory bowel disease
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  101. Article
    Emergence of quinolone-resistant Shigella flexneri in Italy (March 2017)
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  102. Article
    Clinical management of non-faecium non-faecalis VRE
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  103. Article
    Evaluation and Management of Lower-Extremity Ulcers
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  104. Article
    Nosocomial Infections During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  105. Article
    Janeway lesions
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  106. Article
    Infections during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis and prevention
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  107. Article
    Fever and Vision Loss in an Immunocompetent 20-Year-Old Male
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  108. Article
    Question: Fever and Vision Loss in an Immunocompetent 20-Year-Old Male
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  109. Article
    Extraintestinal effects of Clostridioides difficile toxins
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  110. Article
    Hertoghe sign: a hallmark of lepromatous leprosy
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  111. Article
    Re: The challenge of Clostridium difficile infection: Overview of clinical manifestations, diagnostic tools and therapeutic options
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  112. Article
    Lock therapy with tigecycline for Klebsiella pneumoniae KPC
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  113. Article
    Albumin prevents death in enterocytes exposed to Clostridioides difficile toxin B
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  114. Article
    WSES guidelines for management of Clostridium difficile infection in surgical patients
  115. Article
    The impact of Clostridium difficile infection on resource use and costs in hospitals in Spain and Italy: a matched cohort study
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  116. Article
    Is tigecycline a suitable option for Clostridium difficile infection? Evidence from the literature
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  117. Article
    Painful Lesions In An HIV-1 Seropositive African Woman.
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  118. Article
    Clostridium difficile infection among hospitalized HIV-infected individuals: epidemiology and risk factors: results from a case-control study (2002-2013)
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  119. Article
    Uterus-God in the Michealngelo's painting "Creation of Adam"
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  120. Article
    Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for Clostridium difficile infection: Focus on immunocompromised patients
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  121. Article
    Could chloramphenicol be used against ESKAPE pathogens? A review ofin vitrodata in the literature from the 21st century
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  122. Article
    Acinetobacter Infections
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  123. Article
    Management of antibiotic resistance in the intensive care unit setting from an international perspective
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  124. Article
    Holoinspiratory Wheezing in a 46-Year-Old HIV-Seropositive Man
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  125. Article
    Fecal microbiota transplantation: the state of the art
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  126. Article
    Are There Reasons To Prefer Tetracyclines to Macrolides in Older Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia?
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  127. Article
    Carbapenemase-producingKlebsiella pneumoniae-related mortality among solid organ-transplanted patients: do we know enough?
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  128. Article
    Telavancin and daptomycin activity against meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains after vancomycin-resistance selection in vitro
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  129. Article
    Multiple Bilateral Pulmonary “Fungus Balls” in an Immunocompetent Patient Unsuitable for Surgical Treatment: Efficacy of Azoles Treatment
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  130. Article
    Clostridium difficile infection in Italian urban hospitals: data from 2006 through 2011
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  131. Article
    P231: Risk factors for Acinetobacter baumannii colonization and infection among patients admitted to intensive care units
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  132. Article
    Clostridium difficile 027 infection in Central Italy
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  133. Article
    When an Infection Prompts Removal of an Unnecessary Device
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  134. Article
    Kaposi’s sarcoma symmetric mucosal lesions
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  135. Article
    Cases of cryptosporidiosis co-infections in AIDS patients: a correlation between clinical presentation and GP60 subgenotype lineages from aged formalin-fixed stool samples
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  136. Article
    Vertebral Lesions from AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  137. Article
    Salmonella enterica ssp. arizonae infection in a 43-year-old Italian man with hypoglobulinemia: a case report and review of the literature
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  138. Article
    Selenium deficiency and HIV infection
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  139. Article
    Management of antibiotic resistance in the intensive care unit setting
    Professor Stefano Di Bella
  140. Article
    The novel influenza A (H1N1) virus pandemic: An update
    Professor Stefano Di Bella