Dr. Riccardo Scotto

Dr. Riccardo Scotto

Specialista in Malattie infettive

Medico Ospedaliero
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Specialista in Malattie Infettive e Tropicali. Dottorando di ricerca presso l'Università degli Studi di Napoli. Esperto di antibioticoterapia ed infezioni complicate, nel paziente complesso o immunodepresso. Epatiti virali. Malattie sessualmente trasmissibili. Tubercolosi. Impegnato nei programmi di Antimicrobial Stewardship ed ottimizzazione delle terapie antibiotiche
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Malattie infettive
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Citomegalovirus, Broncopolmonite, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Infezione acuta, Infezione cronica, Malattie Trasmesse Sessualmente (MTS), Sifilide, Tubercolosi, HBV, HCV, Virus, Funghi, Sepsi, Riacutizzazioni (o crisi o esacerbazioni) asmatiche e di BPCO, Vedi tutti Antibiotici
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Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Federico II
Via Sergio Pansini, 5, Napoli, NA
80131 - Napoli (NA)
email: riccardo.scotto@unina.it
Curriculum
  POSITION   Ph. D. Student – University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy   PREFERRED JOB   Assistant Professor in Infectious and Tropical Diseases Staff Physician in Infectious and Tropical Diseases or Paediatrics Wards               WORK EXPERIENCE December 2014-December 2018 Residency Program in Infectious and Tropical Diseases  University of Naples “Federico II”, Via S. Pansini 5, Naples, Italy ▪  Ward and day hospital activities ▪  Consultant team  ▪  Clinical research ▪  Antimicrobial Stewardship   Research fields: - HCV infection - HIV infection - Cirrhosis - Tuberculosis - New Antimicrobial Agents January 2018 – July 2018                                 Medical Internship Infectious Diseases Unit (Prof. P. Viale), A.O.S.P. Policlinico Sant’Orsola- Malpighi, Bologna, Italy   ▪  Antimicrobial Stewardship ▪  Bacterial Infections ▪  Fungal Infections ▪  Opportunistic Infections ▪  Septic Shock and Multiorgan Failure   Research fields: - Antimicrobial Stewardship - Management of Blood Stream Infections - Diagnostic tools for Invasive Fungal Infections (IFI) - Multidrug resistant bacteria colonizations   Public Health April 2010 – December 2014 Medical Apprenticeship  Department of Translational Medical Science - Section of Pediatrics - Unit of Paediatric Infectious Diseases,University “Federico II” of Naples ▪  Ward and day hospital assistant ▪  Laboratory activities ▪  Clinical and pre-clinical research   Research fields: - Cystic Fibrosis - Pediatric Gastroenteritis - Pediatric Tuberculosis - Pediatric HIV/AIDS   Public Health     EDUCATION AND TRAINING   Volunteer Operator in the Support for Young Adults with HIV Infection Training Course performed at the 6th Annual National Meeting for Young Adults and Children with HIV infection, Eremo dei Camaldoli, Naples, Italy ▪  HIV Infection ▪  Sociology and Psychology of the Chronically ill Young Adult   September 2007 – July 2013  Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery                      110/110 (magna cum laude) ▪  Pre-clinical subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Statistics  ▪  Clinical Subjects: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Paediatrics, Surgery, Dermatology, Oncology December 6th 2012  Paediatric Laic Rescuer  Training course for Paediatric Early Cardiac Defibrillation (PBLS-D) according to the Guidelines of American Heart Association and I.L.C.O.R. 2010, performed at University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy   ▪  Paediatric Emergencies ▪  Cardiovascular Resuscitation ▪  Semi-automatic Defibrillator ▪  Unblocking respiratory maneuvers    September 2003 – July 2007 Science High School Diploma                                                                               80/100                                                                    Liceo Scientifico Statale “A. Labriola”, Naples, Italy      PERSONAL SKILLS      Mother tongue(s) Italian English B2 C2 C1 C1 C2   Trinity Certificate in Integrated Skills in English   Levels: A1/2: Basic user - B1/2: Independent user - C1/2 Proficient user Common European Framework of Reference for Languages     Job-related skills ▪  Very good command of use of antibiotic drugs and of management of patients with multidrug-resistant bacteria infections ▪  Very good command of antimicrobial stewardship ▪  Very good command of management of patients with Tuberculosis ▪  Very good command of management of patients with liver cirrhosis and of complications related to cirrhosis ▪  Very good command of management of patients with chronic Hepatitis C Virus and Hepatitis B Virus infections  ▪  Very good command of management of patients with HIV infection ▪  Very good command of writing, reading and reviewing scientific papers ▪  Good command of statistics, especially when applied in processing results in clinical trial or other clinical studies   All the skills were acquired in professional settings and in spare time   PUBLICATIONS   Buonomo AR, Scotto R, Zappulo E, Nerilli M, Pinchera B, Perruolo G, Formisano P, Nappa S, Gentile I. Severe Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Mortality Among Patients With Liver Cirrhosis Regardless of the Presence of HCC. In Vivo. 2019 Jan-Feb;33(1):177-182. doi: 10.21873/invivo.11456 Gentile I, Scotto R, Coppola C, Staiano L, Amoruso DC, De Simone T, Portunato F, De Pascalis S, Martini S, Macera M, Viceconte G, Tosone G, Buonomo AR, Borgia G, Coppola N. Treatment with direct-acting antivirals improves the clinical outcome in patients with HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis: results from an Italian real-life cohort (Liver Network Activity – LINA cohort). Hepatol Int. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12072-018-9914-6 Buonomo AR, Arcopinto M, Scotto R, Zappulo E, Pinchera B, Sanguedolce S, Perruolo G, Formisano P, Cittadini A, Vespasiani Gentilucc U, Borgia G, Gentile I.  The serum-ascites vitamin D gradient (SADG): A novel index in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.  Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2018 Oct 24. pii: S2210-7401(18)30214-6. doi: 10.1016/j.clinre.2018.10.001. [Epub ahead of print]. Maraolo AE, Buonomo AR, Zappulo E, Scotto R, Pinchera B, Gentile I.  Unsolved issues in the treatment of spontaneous peritonitis in patients with cirrhosis: nosocomial versus community-acquired infections and the role of fungi.  Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2018 Dec 3. doi: 10.2174/1574887114666181204102516. [Epub ahead of print] Paternoster M, Scotto R, Saleem FUR, Buonomo AR, Moriello NS, Casella C, Capasso E, Nappa S, Gentile I, Borgia G, Graziano V. Does compulsory vaccination limit personal freedom? Ethical issues. AMJ. 2018 11:459-464 Gentile I, Fusco F, Buonomo AR, Scotto R, Zappulo E, Pinchera B, Persico F, Califano G, Borgia G, Longo N. Prevalence and risk factors of erectile dysfunction in patients with hepatitis B virus or hepatitis C virus or chronic liver disease: results from a prospective study.  Sex Health. 2018 Jul 26. doi: 10.1071/SH17168. [Epub ahead of print] Buonomo AR, Zappulo E, Viceconte G, Scotto R, Borgia G, Gentile I. Risk of opportunistic infections in patients treated with alemtuzumab for multiple sclerosis. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2018 Jun 11:1-9. doi: 10.1080/14740338.2018.1483330. Bruzzese E, Raia V, Ruberto E, Scotto R, Giannattasio A, Bruzzese D, Cavicchi MC, Francalanci M, Colombo C, Faelli N, Daccò V, Magazzù G, Costa S, Lucidi V, Majo F, Guarino A. Lack of efficacy of Lactobacillus GG in reducing pulmonary exacerbations and hospital admissions in children with cystic fibrosis: A randomised placebo controlled trial. J Cyst Fibros. 2018 May;17(3):375-382. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2017.10.014. Epub 2017 Nov 8 Buonomo AR, Scotto R, Pinchera B, Coppola N, Monari C, Macera M, Borgia G, Gentile I. Epidemiology and risk factors for hepatitis C virus genotypes in a high prevalence region in Italy. New Microbiol. 2018 Jan;41(1):26-29. Epub 2017 Nov 7. Gentile I, Buonomo AR, Scotto R, Zappulo E, Borgia G. Infections worsen prognosis of patients with cirrhosis irrespective of the liver disease stage.Eur J Intern Med. 2017 Dec;46:e45-e47. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2017.09.014. Epub 2017 Sep 14. Buonomo AR, Zappulo E, Scotto R, Pinchera B, Perruolo G, Formisano P, Borgia G, Gentile I. Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for infections in patients affected by HCV-related liver cirrhosis. Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 10;63:23-29. Gentile I, Buonomo AR, Scotto R, Zappulo E, Carriero C, Piccirillo M, Izzo F, Rizzo M, Cerasuolo D, Borgia G, Cavalcanti E. Diagnostic Accuracy of PIVKA-II, Alpha-Fetoprotein and a Combination of both in Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients Affected by Chronic HCV Infection. In Vivo. 2017 Jul-Aug;31(4):695-700. Gentile I, Buonomo AR, Maraolo AE, Scotto R, De Zottis F, Di Renzo G, Borgia G. Successful treatment of post-surgical osteomyelitis caused by XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa with ceftolozane/tazobactam monotherapy. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Jun 1. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx172 Nicastro E, Scotto R, Cerullo D, Fedele MC, Bruzzese E, Giacomet V, Spagnuolo MI, Guarino A, Lo Vecchio A. Factors Affecting Outcome of Tuberculosis in Children in Italy: An Ecological Study.  Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016. Borgia G, Maraolo AE, Buonomo AR, Scotto R, Gentile I. The therapeutic potential of new investigational hepatitis C virus translation inhibitors. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2016 Oct;25(10):1209-14 Gentile I, Scotto R, Zappulo E, Buonomo AR, Pinchera B, Borgia G. Investigational direct-acting antivirals in hepatitis C treatment: the latest drugs in clinical development. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2016 May;25(5):557-72 Montagnani C, Esposito S, Galli L […] Scotto R,. Recommendations for pediatric tuberculosis vaccination in Italy. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2016 Mar 3;12(3):644-50. Principi N, Galli L, Lancella L […], Scotto R et al. Recommendations Concerning the First-Line Treatment of Children with Tuberculosis. Pediatric Drugs. 2016 Feb;18(1):13-23 Lo Vecchio A, Bocchino M, Lancella L, Gabiano C, Garazzino S, Scotto R, Raffaldi I, Assante LR, Villani A, Esposito S, Guarino A. Indications to Hospital Admission and Isolation of Children with Possible or Defined Tuberculosis: Systematic Review and Proposed Recommendations for Pediatric Patients Leaving in Developed Countries. Medicine. 2015 Dec;94(50):e2045 Lancella, L, Vecchio AL, Chiappini, E […] Scotto R et al. How to manage children who have come into contact with patients affected by tuberculosis. Journal of Clinical Tuberculosis and Other Mycobacterial Diseases. 2015 Nov 1:1-12 Gentile I, Zappulo E, Buonomo AR, Scotto R, Borgia G. Asunaprevir for hepatitis C: a safety evaluation. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2015 Sep 2:1-16 Di Comite A, Esposito S, Villani A, Stronati M; Italian Pediatric TB Study Group. How to manage neonatal tuberculosis.  J Perinatol. 2015 Aug 13 (as member of the Italian Pediatric TB Study Group) Asensio A, Di Bella S, Lo Vecchio A, Grau S, Hart WM, Isidoro B, Scotto R, Petrosillo N, Watt M, Nazir J.The impact of Clostridium difficile infection on resource use and costs in hospitals in Spain and Italy: a matched cohort study.  Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Jul Asensio A, Di Bella S, Lo Vecchio A, Grau S, Hart WM, Isidoro B, Scotto R, Petrosillo N, Watt M, Nazir J. Monoclonal antibodies against Clostridium Difficile infection in the pipeline. Drugs of the Future 2014 39(10): 693-700 Lo Vecchio A, Liguoro I, Bruzzese D, Scotto R, Parola L, Gargantini G, Guarino A, Accreditation and Quality Improvement Working Group of Italian Society of Pediatrics. Adherence to guidelines for management of children hospitalized for acute diarrhea. Pediatr Infect Dis J.2014 Nov;33(11):1103-8 Bruzzese E, Callegari ML, Raia V, Viscovo S, Scotto R, Ferrari S, Morelli L, Buccigrossi V, Lo Vecchio A, Ruberto E, Guarino A. Disrupted intestinal microbiota and intestinal inflammation in children with cystic fibrosis and its restoration with Lactobacillus GG: a randomised clinical trial. PLoS One. 2014 Feb 19;9(2):e8779                                                                                                            Scientific Collaborations ▪  Referee for the following international scientific journals: - Infectious Disorders – Drug Targets (1 Original Article) - European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology (2 Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis) - BMC infectious diseases (1 Original Article) Meetings and Conferences ▪  Speaker at the SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 16thAnnual Meeting, October 15-18, 2017, Salerno, Italy. Presentation title: Dati di efficacia in real-life in una coorte di pazienti affetti da infezione da HCV genotipo 2 trattati con antivirali ad azione diretta (Real-life efficacy results of a cohort of patients with HCV genotype 2 infection treated with direact acting antivirals) ▪  Speaker at the SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 15thAnnual Meeting, October 16-19, 2016, Baveno (VB), Italy. Presentation title: Ruolo delle infezioni nella storia naturale della cirrosi (Role of the infections on the natural course of cirrhosis) Honours and Awards ▪  Award: Best Poster Award: Rischio infettivo in pazienti con sclerosi multipla trattati con anticorpi monoclonali diretti contro gli antigeni linfocitari CD20/CD52 - Abstract presented at the SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tripical Diseases) 17th Annual Meeting, December 2-5, 2018, Turin, Italy ▪  Award: SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) Scholarship Program for the participation to ICAR (Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research) 9thAnnual Meeting, June 12-14, 2017, Siena, Italy ▪  Award: Gilead Fellowship Program 2016 as co-researcher. Project Title: “Strategia innovative digital-based per una maggiore self-consciousness dei fattori di rischio e per una migliore valutazione della epidemiologia delle epatiti corniche virali”.  Presentations                                                                               ▪  Interferon-free regimens improve renal function in patients with chronic hepatitis C – Poster presented at the CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections) annual meeting 2019, March 4-7, 2019, Seattle, USA. ▪  Correlazione tra la terapia con antivirali diretti (DAAs) nell’epatite cronica HCV e il miglioramento della funzionalità renale - Abstract presented at the SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tripical Diseases) 17th Annual Meeting, December 2-5, 2018, Turin, Italy ▪  Il trattamento con antivirali ad azione diretta migliora l’outcome clinico nei pazienti con cirrosi epatica scompensata HCV-correlata: i risultati della coorte LINA (Liver Network Actitivy) - Abstract presented at the SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tripical Diseases) 17th Annual Meeting, December 2-5, 2018, Turin, Italy ▪  Rischio infettivo in pazienti con sclerosi multipla trattati con anticorpi monoclonali diretti contro gli antigeni linfocitari CD20/CD52 - Abstract presented at the SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tripical Diseases) 17th Annual Meeting, December 2-5, 2018, Turin, Italy (This poster received the Best Poster award) ▪  Raro caso di infezione di protesi articolare sostenuta da Candida lipolytica – Abstract presented at the SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tripical Diseases) 17th Annual Meeting, December 2-5, 2018, Turin, Italy ▪  Treatment with direct-acting antivirals improves the clinical outcome in patients with HCV-related decompensated cirrhosis: results from an Italian real-life cohort (Liver Network Activity - LINA cohort) – Poster presented at the AASLD (American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases) Liver Meeting 2018, November 09 -13, 2018, San Francisco, U.S.A. ▪  Ritardo diagnostico dell’endocardite infettiva: analisi retrospettiva condotta presso l’AOU OO.RR. San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi D’Aragona (SA) - Oral communication presented at SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 16thAnnual Meeting, October 15-18, 2017, Salerno, Italy  ▪  Dati di efficacia in real-life in una coorte di pazienti affetti da infezione da HCV genotipo 2 trattati con antivirali ad azione diretta - Oral communication presented at SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 16thAnnual Meeting, October 15-18, 2017, Salerno, Italy ▪  Un nuovo indice nella peritonite batterica spontanea: il gradiente siero-ascite di vitamina D - Poster presented at SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 16thAnnual Meeting, October 15-18, 2017, Salerno, Italy ▪  Epidemiology and risk factors for HCV genotypes in a high prevalence region – Poster presented at ICAR (Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research) 9thAnnual Meeting, June 12-14, 2017, Siena, Italy. ▪  Safety of Direct acting antivirals for treatment of chronic HCV: A case series of adverse drug reactions in course of treatment with DAAs – Poster presented at ICAR (Italian Conference on AIDS and Antiviral Research) 9thAnnual Meeting, June 12-14, 2017, Siena, Italy. ▪  Ruolo delle infezioni nella storia natural e della cirrosi (Role of the infections on the natural course of cirrhosis) – Oral communication presented at SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 15thAnnual Meeting, October 16-19, 2016, Baveno (VB), Italy. ▪  Vitamin D Deficiency and Risk of infections in Patients with HCV-related Liver Cirrhosis: Preliminary Results of a Prospective Observational Study – Poster presented at SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 15thAnnual Meeting, October 16-19, 2016, Baveno (VB), Italy. ▪  Prevalenza di Mutazioni per Inibitori delle Proteasi di HCV in una Coorte di Pazienti Affetti da Epatite Cronica HCV-correlata Naive ed Experienced ad Inibitori delle Proteasi (Prevalence of Mutations for HCV Protease Inhibitors in a Cohort of Patients Affected by Chronic Hepatitis HCV-related Naive and Experienced to Protease Inhibitors) - Poster presented at SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 15thAnnual Meeting, October 16-19, 2016, Baveno (VB), Italy ▪  Effetti Collaterali Psichiatrici dei Nuovi Farmaci Direct Acting Antivirals dell’Epatite C: Studio Pilota su un Campione di Pazienti Affetti da Epatite Cronica e Cirrosi da Virus C (Psichiatric Adverse Events Related tothe New Direct Acting Antivirals against HCV: Pilot study on Patients Affected by Chronic Hepatitis e Hepatic Cirrhosis HCV-related) - Poster presented at SIMIT (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases) 15thAnnual Meeting, October 16-19 2016, Baveno (VB), Italy. ▪  Comparative Efficacy of Probiotics for Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children and Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Poster presented at ESPGHAN (European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) 47thAnnual Meeting, June 9-12, 2014, Jerusalem, Israel ▪  Adherence to the Guidelines for the Management of Children Admitted for Acute Gastroenteritis: A Prospective Multicentre Study – Poster presented at SIGENP (Italian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) 20thAnnual Meeting, October 10-12, 2013, Ancona, Italy ▪  Intervention of Quality Care Improvement in the Management of Tuberculosis in a Referral Centre of Paediatrics Infectious Diseases – Poster presented at SITIP (Italian Society of Paediatric Infectious Disease) 13thAnnual Meeting, September 27-28, 2013, Rome, Italy ▪  Influence of Socioeconomics Factors in the Management of Children with Tuberculosis in a Low-Prevalence Country – Poster presented at SITIP (Italian Society of Paediatric Infectious Disease) 13thAnnual Meeting, September 27-28, 2013, Rome, Italy ▪  Excess of Medical Interventions in Children Admitted for Acute Gastroenteritis: A Prospective Multicentre Study - Poster presented at SITIP (Italian Society of Paediatric Infectious Disease) 13thAnnual Meeting, September 27-28, 2013, Rome, Italy ▪  Risk of Mismanagement of Tuberculosis in Immigrants And In Families With Low Social And Cultural Background” – Poster presented at ESPID (European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) 31stAnnual Meeting, May 28- June 01, 2013, Milan, Italy ▪  Pattern of Drug Resistance on Vertically HIV Infected Children and Adolescents – Poster presented at ESPID (European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) 31stAnnual Meeting, May 28- June 01, 2013, Milan, Italy ▪  Structural Abnormalities of Intestinal Microecology In Cystic Fibrosis and Effects of Probiotics and Antibiotic Administration – Poster presented at ESPGHAN (European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) 46thAnnual Meeting, May 8-11, 2013, London, England ▪  Autophagy in The Immune Response to Rotavirus in Human Enterocytes – Poster presented at ESPGHAN (European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) 46thAnnual Meeting, May 8-11, 2013, London, England ▪  Family Group Psychotherapy for Healthy Management and Guided Disclosure of The Diagnosis in Children ond Adolescents With HIV” – Poster presented at ESPID (European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases) 30thAnnual Meeting, May 8-12, 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece ▪  Structural Abnormalities of Intestinal Microecology In Cystic Fibrosis and Effects of Probiotics and Antibiotic Administration – Poster presented at 2nd Update Course on Paediatric Specialities, Young Investigators Congress, March 22-23,2013, Vietri Sul Mare (SA), Italy ▪  Pattern of Drug Resistance on Vertically HIV Infected Children and Adolescents – Poster presented at 2ndUpdate Course on Pediatric Specialities, Young Investigators Congress, March 22-23,2013, Vietri Sul Mare (SA), Italy ▪   Alterations of Glucidic Metabolism in A Population of Severely Obese – Poster presented at 2ndUpdate Course on Paediatric Specialities, Young Investigators Congress, March 22-23,2013, Vietri Sul Mare (SA), Italy ▪  The Possible Prevention of Food Allergies in Children with Short Bowel Syndrome: Retrospective Paediatric Study – Poster presented at 2ndUpdate Course on Paediatric Specialities, Young Investigators Congress, March 22-23,2013, Vietri Sul Mare (SA), Italy ▪  Social and Economic Factors Implicated in The Management of Paediatric Tubercolosis: A Single Centre Experience – Poster presented at 2nd Update Course On Paediatric Specialities, Young Investigators Congress, March 22-23,2013, Vietri Sul Mare (SA), Italy ▪  Violations to ESPGHAN Guidelines for Acute Gastroenteritis: A Multicenter Prospective Trial in Children Admitted to Hospital – Poster presented at 20thUnited European Gastroenterology Week, Amsterdam, 2012. Also published on “Gut Vol 61 Supplement 3, October 2012” ▪  1,25-Dihydroxy-Vitamin D Induces Expression of The Cathelicidin LL-37 From Enterocytes Reducing the Citotoxic Effect of Rotavirus Infection – Poster presented at SITIP (Italian Society of Paediatric Infectious Disease) 12thAnnual Meeting, March 22-24, 2012, Florence, Italy ▪  Effect of Lactobacillus GG on Intestinal, Respiratory and Systemic Inflammation in Children with Cystic Fibrosis – Poster presented at SIGENP (Italian Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) 18thAnnual Meeting, October 13-15, 2011, Padua, Italy. Also published on “Digestive and Liver DiseaseVol 43 Supplement 5 October 2011”   ▪  Age-Related Pattern of Intestinal Microflora in Children with Cystic Fibrosis – Poster presented at ESPGHAN (European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) 44thAnnual Meeting, May 25-28, 2011, Sorrento, Italy ▪  A Case of Tuberculosis: Diagnostic Difficulties and Therapeutic Implications – Poster presented at SIP (Italian Society of Paediatrics) 66thAnnual Meeting, October 20-23, 2010, Rome, Italy ▪  The Pandemic Flu as Seen from The Primary Care Pediatrician Ambulatory – Poster presented at SIP (Italian Society of Pediatrics) 66thAnnual Meeting, October 20-23, 2010, Rome, Italy ▪  Organization of An Emergency Vaccination Campaign Versus Influenza A/H1N1 in Children with Chronic Diseases – Poster presented at SIP (Italian Society of Paediatrics) 66thAnnual Meeting, October 20-23, 2010, Rome, Italy