Centro di Referenza Nazionale (CRN) per l’Antibioticoresistenza

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana M. Aleandri
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana M. Aleandri

Elenco articoli scientifici

  1. Diaconu EL, Carfora V, Alba P, Di Matteo P, Stravino F, Buccella C, Dell’Aira E, Onorati R, Sorbara L, Battisti A, Franco A. Novel IncFII plasmid harbouring blaNDM-4 in a carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli of pig origin, Italy. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 Aug 24:dkaa374. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa374. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32835381.
  2. Nieuwenhuijse DF, Oude Munnink BB, Phan MVT; Global Sewage Surveillance project consortium, Munk P, Venkatakrishnan S, Aarestrup FM, Cotten M, Koopmans MPG. Setting a baseline for global urban virome surveillance in sewage. Sci Rep. 2020 Aug 13;10(1):13748. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-69869-0. PMID: 32792677; PMCID: PMC7426863
  3. Alba P, Leekitcharoenphon P, Carfora V, Amoruso R, Cordaro G, Di Matteo P, Ianzano A, Iurescia M, Diaconu EL, Study Group EN, Pedersen SK, Guerra B, Hendriksen RS, Franco A, Battisti A. Molecular epidemiology of Salmonella Infantis in Europe: insights into the success of the bacterial host and its parasitic pESI-like megaplasmid. Microb Genom. 2020 Apr 9. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000365. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32271142.
  4. Tomao P, Pirolo M, Agnoletti F, Pantosti A, Battisti A, Di Martino G, Visaggio D, Monaco M, Franco A, Pimentel de Araujo F, Palei M, Benini N, Motta C, Bovo C, Di Renzi S, Vonesch N, Visca P. Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from dairy farms in North-eastern Italy. Int J Food Microbiol. 2020 Nov 2;332:108817. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2020.108817. Epub 2020 Aug 6. PMID: 32777624..
  5. Ceccarelli D, Hesp A, van der Goot J, Joosten P, Sarrazin S, Wagenaar JA, Dewulf J, Mevius DJ, Effort Consortium OBOT (A. Caprioli, A. Battisti). Antimicrobial resistance prevalence in commensal Escherichia coli from broilers, fattening turkeys, fattening pigs and veal calves in European countries and association with antimicrobial usage at country level. J Med Microbiol. 2020 Apr;69(4):537-547. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.001176. PMID: 32186483.
  6. Joosten P, Ceccarelli D, Odent E, Sarrazin S, Graveland H, Van Gompel L, Battisti A, Caprioli A, Franco A, Wagenaar JA, Mevius D, Dewulf J. Antimicrobial Usage and Resistance in Companion Animals: A Cross-Sectional Study in Three European Countries. Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Feb 16;9(2).
  7. Pozza, G., Pinto, A., Crovato, S., Mascarello, G., Bano, L., Dacasto, M., Battisti, A., Bartoli, B., Ravarotto, L., Marangon, S. Antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance: standpoint and prescribing behaviour of Italian cattle and pig veterinarians. Italian Journal of Animal Science, 2020, 19(1), pp. 905-916
  8. Merialdi G, Feltrin F, Gaetarelli B, Lombardi G, Iurescia M, Alba P, Luppi A, Martinelli N, Ramini M, Carfora V, Franco A, Battisti A, 2019. Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) spa type t127, Sequence Type (ST)1, quickly spreads and persists among young pigs. Pathog Dis. Apr 1;77(3). pii: ftz033. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftz033
  9. Hendriksen RS, Munk P, Njage P, van Bunnik B, McNally L, Lukjancenko O, Röder T, Nieuwenhuijse D, Pedersen SK, Kjeldgaard J, Kaas RS, Clausen PTLC, Vogt JK, Leekitcharoenphon P, van de Schans MGM, Zuidema T, de Roda Husman AM, Rasmussen S, Petersen B; Global Sewage Surveillance project consortium (Alba P, Battisti A), Amid C, Cochrane G, Sicheritz-Ponten T, Schmitt H, Alvarez JRM, Aidara-Kane A, Pamp SJ, Lund O, Hald T, Woolhouse M, Koopmans MP, Vigre H, Petersen TN, Aarestrup FM. Global monitoring of antimicrobial resistance based on metagenomics analyses of urban sewage. Nat Commun. 2019 Mar 8;10(1):1124. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08853-3.
  10. Luiken REC, Van Gompel L, Munk P, Sarrazin S, Joosten P, Dorado-García A, Borup Hansen R, Knudsen BE, Bossers A, Wagenaar JA, Aarestrup FM, Dewulf J, Mevius DJ, Heederik DJJ, Smit LAM, Schmitt H; EFFORT consortium (A. Caprioli, A. Battisti). Associations between antimicrobial use and the faecal resistome on broiler farms from nine European countries. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Sep 1;74(9):2596-2604. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz235.
  11. Nicastri Emanuele, Vairo Francesco, Mencarini Paola, Battisti Antonio, Agrati Chiara, Cimini Eleonora, Carrara Stefania, D’Arezzo Silvia, Adone Rosanna, Vulcano Antonella, Iannetta Marco, Capone Alessandro, Petrosillo Nicola, Fasanella Antonio, Ippolito Giuseppe, Italian Anthrax Team members. Unexpected human cases of cutaneous anthrax in Latium region, Italy, August 2017: integrated human–animal investigation of epidemiological, clinical, microbiological and ecological factors. Euro Surveill. 2019;24(24):pii=1800685. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.24.1800685.
  12. Arancia S, Iurescia M, Lorenzetti S, Stravino F, Buccella C, Caprioli A, Franco A, Battisti A, Morabito S, Tozzoli R. Detection and isolation of Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains in caecal samples from pigs at slaughter in Italy. Vet Med Sci. 2019 May 23. doi: 10.1002/vms3.175.
  13. Leekitcharoenphon P, Sørensen G, Löfström C, Battisti A, Szabo I, Wasyl D, Slowey R, Zhao S, Brisabois A, Kornschober C, Kärssin A, Szilárd J, Černý T, Svendsen CA, Pedersen K, Aarestrup FM and Hendriksen RS Cross-Border Transmission of Salmonella Choleraesuis var. Kunzendorf in European Pigs and Wild Boar: Infection, Genetics, and Evolution. Front. Microbiol. 2019 Feb 6;10:179. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00179.
  14. Van Gompel L, Luiken REC, Sarrazin S, Munk P, Knudsen BE, Hansen RB, Bossers, A, Aarestrup FM, Dewulf J, Wagenaar JA, Mevius DJ, Schmitt H, Heederik DJJ, Dorado-García A, Smit LAM; EFFORT consortium (A. Caprioli, A. Battisti) . The antimicrobial resistome in relation to antimicrobial use and biosecurity in pig farming, a metagenome-wide association study in nine European countries. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Apr 1;74(4):865-876. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky518.
  15. Joosten P, Sarrazin S, Van Gompel L, Luiken REC, Mevius DJ, Wagenaar JA, Heederik DJJ, Dewulf J; EFFORT consortium (A. Caprioli, A. Battisti). Quantitative and qualitative analysis of antimicrobial usage at farm and flock level on 181 broiler farms in nine European countries. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Mar 1;74(3):798-806. doi: 10.1093/jac/dky498.
  16. Sarrazin S, Joosten P, Van Gompel L, Luiken REC, Mevius DJ, Wagenaar JA, Heederik DJJ, Dewulf J; EFFORT consortium (A. Caprioli, A. Battisti). Quantitative and qualitative analysis, of antimicrobial usage patterns in 180 selected farrow-to-finish pig farms from, nine European countries based on single batch and purchase data. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Mar 1; 74(3):807-816. doi:10.1093/jac/dky503.
  17. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Aerts M, Battisti A, Hendriksen R,Kempf I, Teale C, Tenhagen B-A, Veldman K, Wasyl D, Guerra B, Liebana E, Thomas-Lopez D andBelœil P-A, 2019. Scientific report on the technical specifications on harmonised monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from food-producing animals and food. EFSA Journal 2019;17(6):5709, 122 pp.https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5709
  18. Eleni C, Neri B, Giannetti L, Grifoni G, Meoli R, Stravino F, Friedrich KG, Scholl F, Di Cerbo P, Battisti A. Death of captive-bred vultures caused by flunixin poisoning in Italy. Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2019 May;68:91-93. doi:10.1016/j.etap.2019.03.011. Epub 2019 Mar 11.
  19. Fico R, Mariacher A, Franco A, Eleni C, Ciarrocca E, Pacciarini ML, Battisti A (2019). Systemic tuberculosis by Mycobacterium bovis in a free-ranging Marsican Brown Bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus): a case report (BVET-D-19-00153R1). BMC Veterinary Research 2019, May 17;15(1):152. doi: 10.1186/s12917-019-1910-0.
  20. Jensen J, Kyvsgaard NC, Battisti A, Baptiste KE. Environmental and public health related risk of veterinary zinc in pig production – Using Denmark as an example. Environ Int. 2018 May;114:181-190. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.02.007. Epub 2018 Mar 5. Review.
  21. Carfora V, Alba P, Leekitcharoenphon P, Ballarò D, Cordaro G, Di Matteo P, Donati V,Ianzano A, Iurescia M, Stravino F, Tagliaferri T, Battisti A and Franco A (2018). Colistin Resistance Mediated by mcr-1 in ESBL-Producing, Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Infantis in Broiler Chicken Industry, Italy (2016–2017). Front. Microbiol. 9:1880. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01880
  22.  Munk P, Knudsen BE, Lukjacenko O, Duarte ASR, Van Gompel L, Luiken REC, Smit LAM, Schmitt H, Garcia AD, Hansen RB, Petersen TN, Bossers A, Ruppé E; EFFORT group (Graveland H, van Essen A, Gonzalez-Zorn B, Moyano G, Sanders P, Chauvin C, David J, Battisti A, Caprioli A, Dewulf J, Blaha T, Wadepohl K, Brandt M, Wasyl D, Skarzyńska M, Zajac M, Daskalov H, Saatkamp HW, Stärk KDC), Lund O, Hald T, Pamp SJ, Vigre H, Heederik D, Wagenaar JA, Mevius D, Aarestrup FM. Abundance and diversity of the faecal resistome in slaughter pigs and broilers in nine European countries. Nat Microbiol. 2018 Aug;3(8):898-908. doi: 10.1038/s41564-018-0192-9. Epub 2018 Jul 23.
  23. Rene S. Hendriksen, Susanne Karlsmose Pedersen, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Burkhard Malorny, Maria Borowiak, Antonio Battisti, Alessia Franco, Patricia Alba, Virginia Carfora, Antonia Ricci, Eleonora Mastrorilli, Carmen Losasso, Alessandra Longo, Sara Petrin, Lisa Barco, Tomasz Wołkowicz, Rafał Gierczyński, Katarzyna Zacharczuk, Natalia Wolaniuk, Dariusz Wasyl, Magdalena Zajac, Kinga Wieczorek, Katarzyna Pόłtorak, Liljana Petrovska‐Holmes, Rob Davies, Yue Tang, Kathie Grant, Anthony Underwood, Timothy Dallman, Anaïs Painset, Hassan Hartman, Ali Al‐Shabib, Lauren Cowley. Final report of ENGAGE ‐ Establishing Next Generation sequencing Ability for Genomic analysis in Europe. EFSA Supporting publication 2018:EN-1431 APPROVED: 8 June 2018. https://doi.org/10.2903/sp.efsa.2018.EN-1431
  24. Janowicz A, De Massis F, Ancora M, Cammà C, Patavino C, Battisti A, Prior K, Harmsen D, Scholz H, Zilli K, Sacchini L, Di Giannatale E, Garofolo G. Core Genome Multi Locus Sequence Typing and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Analyses in the Epidemiology of Brucella melitensis Infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jun 20. pii: JCM.00517-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00517-18. [Epub ahead of print]
  25. Di Domenico M, Curini V, Di Lollo V, Massimini M, Di Gialleonardo L, Franco A, Caprioli A, Battisti A, Cammà C. Genetic diversity of Coxiella burnetii in domestic ruminants in central Italy. BMC Vet Res. 2018 May 29;14(1):171. doi: 10.1186/s12917-018-1499-8.
  26. Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Cristina Garcia-Graells, Nadine Botteldoorn, Katelijne Dierick, Isabelle Kempf, Satu Olkkola, Mirko Rossi, Suvi Nykäsenoja, Burkhard Malorny, Kerstin Stingl, Antonio Battisti, Alessia Franco, Joël Mossong, Kees Veldman, Dik Mevius, Dariusz Wasyl, Kinga Wieczorek, Jacek Osek, Lurdes Clemente, Angela Lacatus, Isabela Nicorescu, Monserrat Agüero García, Cristina De Frutos Escobar, Manuel Duran Ferrer, María Ugarte-Ruiz, Muna F Anjum, Christopher Teale, Joakim Ågren, Rene S. Hendriksen, Frank M. Aarestrup. Comparative genomics of quinolone-resistant and susceptible Campylobacter jejuni of poultry origin from major poultry producing European countries (GENCAMP). EFSA Supporting publication 2018:EN-1398. Approved: 12 March 2018. doi:10.2903/sp.efsa.2018.EN-1398
  27. Alba P, Leekitcharoenphon P, Franco A, Feltrin F, Ianzano A, Caprioli A, Stravino F, Hendriksen RS, Bortolaia V and Battisti A. Molecular epidemiology of mcr-encoded colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae from food-producing animals in Italy revealed through the EU harmonized antimicrobial resistance monitoring. Front Microbiol. 2018; June: Volume 9, Article 1217. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.01217
  28. Rebelo AR, Bortolaia V, Kjeldgaard JS, Pedersen SK, Leekitcharoenphon P, Hansen IM, Guerra B, Malorny B, Borowiak M, Hammerl JA, Battisti A, Franco A, Alba P, Perrin-Guyomard A, Granier SA, De Frutos Escobar C, Malhotra-Kumar S, Villa L, Carattoli A, Hendriksen RS. Multiplex PCR for detection of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance determinants, mcr-1, mcr-2, mcr-3, mcr-4 and mcr-5 for surveillance purposes. Euro Surveill. 2018, Feb;23(6). doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.6.17-00672.
  29. Carfora V., Scarampella F., Iurescia M., Donati V., Stravino F., Lorenzetti S., Menichini E., Franco A., Caprioli A., Battisti A. Non-toxigenic Corynebacterium ulcerans sequence types 325 and 339 isolated from two dogs with ulcerative lesions in Italy. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2018  Mar 1:1040638718764786. doi: 10.1177/1040638718764786. [Epub ahead of print]
  30. Giacinti G, Carfora V, Caprioli A, Sagrafoli D, Marri N, Giangolini G, Amoruso, R, Iurescia M, Stravino F, Dottarelli S, Feltrin F, Franco A, Amatiste S,, Battisti A. Prevalence and characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying mecA or mecC and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in dairy sheep farms in central Italy. J Dairy Sci. 2017, 100(10):7857-7863. doi: 10.3168/jds.2017-12940. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
  31. Locatelli C, Cremonesi P, Caprioli A, Carfora V, Ianzano A, Barberio A, Morandi S, Casula A, Castiglioni B, Bronzo V, Moroni P. Occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in dairy cattle herds, related swine farms, and humans in contact with herds. J Dairy Sci. 2017 Jan;100(1):608-619. doi: 10.3168/jds.2016-11797.
  32. Pimentel de Araujo F, Tinelli M, Battisti A, Ercoli A, Anesi A, Pantosti A,Monaco M. An outbreak of skin infections in neonates due to a Staphylococcus aureus strain producing the exfoliative toxin A. Infection. 2017 Nov 6. doi:10.1007/s15010-017-1084-2.
  33. Carfora V, Noris G, Caprioli A, Iurescia M, Stravino F, Franco A. Evidence of a Prototheca Zopfii Genotype 2 Disseminated Infection in a Dog with Cutaneous Lesions. Mycopathologia. 2017 Jun;182(5-6):603-608. doi: 10.1007/s11046-016-0108-2. Epub 2016 Dec 26.
  34. Alba P, Caprioli A, Cocumelli C, Ianzano A, Donati V, Scholl F, Sorbara L, Terracciano G, Fichi G, Di Nocera F, Franco A, Battisti A. A New Multilocus Sequence Typing Scheme and Its Application for the Characterization of Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae Associated with Mortality in Cetaceans. Front Microbiol. 2016 Oct 21;7:1656.
  35. Argudín MA, Lauzat B, Kraushaar B, Alba P, Agerso Y, Cavaco L, Butaye P, Porrero MC, Battisti A, Tenhagen BA, Fetsch A, Guerra B. Heavy metal and disinfectant resistance genes among livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Vet Microbiol. 2016 Aug 15;191:88-95. doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2016.06.004.
  36. Carfora V, Caprioli A, Grossi I, Pepe M, Alba P, Lorenzetti S, Amoruso R,Sorbara L, Franco A, Battisti A. A methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Sequence Type 8, spa type t11469 causing infection and colonizing horses in Italy. Pathog Dis. 2016 Jun;74(4).
  37. Carfora V, Giacinti G, Sagrafoli D, Marri N, Giangolini G, Alba P, Feltrin F, Sorbara L, Amoruso R, Caprioli A, Amatiste S, Battisti A. Methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in dairy sheep and in-contact humans: An intra-farm study. J Dairy Sci. 2016 Jun;99(6):4251-8.35.
  38. Cortimiglia C, Luini M, Bianchini V, Marzagalli L, Vezzoli F, Avisani D, Bertoletti M, Ianzano A, Franco A, Battisti A. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and of methicillin-resistant S. aureus clonal complexes in bulk tank milk from dairy cattle herds in Lombardy Region (Northern Italy). Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Oct;144(14):3046-3051.
  39. Larsen J, Stegger M, Andersen PS, Petersen A, Larsen AR, Westh H, Agersø Y, Fetsch A, Kraushaar B, Käsbohrer A, Feβler AT, Schwarz S, Cuny C, Witte W, Butaye P, Denis O, Haenni M, Madec JY, Jouy E, Laurent F, Battisti A, Franco A, Alba P, Mammina C, Pantosti A, Monaco M, Wagenaar JA, de Boer E, van Duijkeren E, Heck M, Domínguez L, Torres C, Zarazaga M, Price LB, Skov RL. Evidence for Human, Adaptation and Foodborne Transmission of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Nov, 15;63(10):1349-1352.
  40. Alba P, Feltrin F, Cordaro G, Porrero MC, Kraushaar B, Argudín MA, Nykäsenoja S, Monaco M, Stegger M, Aarestrup FM, Butaye P, Franco A, Battisti A. 2015. Livestock-associated methicillin resistant and methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Sequence Type (CC)1 in European farmed animals: high genetic relatedness of isolates from Italian cattle herds and humans. PloS One 10(8):e0137143. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone0137143.
  41. Barlozzari G, Franco A, Macrì G, Lorenzetti S, Maggiori F, Dottarelli S, Maurelli M, Di Giannatale E, Tittarelli M, Battisti A, Gamberale F. First report of Brucella suis biovar 2 in a semi free-range pig farm, Italy. Vet Ital. 2015 Apr-Jun;51(2):151-4. doi: 10.12834/VetIt.50.3384.1.
  42. Carfora V, Caprioli A, Marrri N, Sagrafoli D, Borselli C, Giacinti G, Giangolini G, Sorbara L., Dottarelli S.,Battisti A, Amatiste S. 2015. Enterotoxin genes, enterotoxin production, and methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolated from milk and dairy products in Central Italy. International Dairy Journal 11/2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2014.10.009.
  43. Cortimiglia C, Bianchini V, Franco A, Caprioli A, Battisti A, Colombo L, Stradiotto K, Vezzoli F, Luini M., 2015. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus in bulk tank milk from dairy goat farms in Northern Italy. J Dairy Sci. 2015 Apr;98(4):2307-11. doi:10.3168/jds.2014-8923. Epub 2015 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 25648812.
  44. Feltrin F, Alba P, Kraushaar B, Ianzano A, Argudín MA, Di Matteo P, Porrero, MC, Aarestrup FM, Butaye P, Franco A, Battisti A., 2015. A livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clonal Complex 97 lineage spreading in dairy cattle and pigs in Italy. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2015 Nov 20. pii: AEM.02854-15. [Epub ahead of print].
  45. Franco A, Leekitcharoenphon P, Feltrin F, Alba P, Cordaro G, Iurescia M, Tolli R, D’Incau M, Staffolani M, Di Giannatale E, Hendriksen RS, Battisti A. Emergence of a Clonal Lineage of Multidrug-Resistant ESBL-Producing Salmonella Infantis Transmitted from Broilers and Broiler Meat to Humans in Italy between 2011 and 2014. PloSone 2015 Dec 30;10(12):e0144802. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144802. eCollection 2015.
  46. Savini V, Gherardi G, Marrollo R, Franco A, Pimentel De Araujo F, Dottarelli S, Fazii P, Battisti A, Carretto E. Could β-hemolytic, group B Enterococcus faecalis be mistaken for Streptococcus agalactiae? Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Dec 30. pii: S0732-8893(14)00515-X. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2014.12.005. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25766004.
  47. Savini V, Franco A, Gherardi G, Marrollo R, Argentieri AV, de Aurajo FP, Amoruso R, Battisti A, Fazii P, Carretto E., 2014. Beta-Hemolytic, Multi-Lancefield Antigen-Agglutinating Enterococcus durans from a Pregnant Woman, Mimicking Streptococcus agalactiae. J Clin Microbiol. 52:2181-2182. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00296-14. Epub 2014 Mar 26.
  48. Donati V, Feltrin F, Hendriksen RS, Aaby Svendsen C, Cordaro G, García-Fernández A, Lorenzetti S, Lorenzetti R, Battisti A, Franco A. Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases, AmpC Beta-Lactamases and Plasmid Mediated Quinolone Resistance in Klebsiella spp. from Companion Animals in Italy. PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(3):e90564
  49. Luzzago C, Locatelli C, Franco A, Scaccabarozzi L, Gualdi V, Viganò R, Sironi R, Besozzi M, Castiglioni B, Lanfranchi P, Cremonesi P, Battisti A., 2014. Clonal diversity, virulence-associated genes and antimicrobial resistance profile of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from nasal cavities and soft tissue infections in wild ruminants in Italian Alps. Vet Microbiol. 14;170):157-61. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2014.01.016. Epub 2014 Feb 3.
  50. Haenni M, Châtre P, Keck N, Franco A, Battisti A, Madec JY, 2013. Hospital-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in a French veterinary hospital.
  51. Guardabassi L., Larsen J., Weese J.S., Butaye P., Battisti A. ,Kluytmans J. Lloyd D.H.,Skov R.L., 2013. Public health impact and antimicrobial selection of meticillin-resistant staphylococci in animals. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 1: 55–62, 2013. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213716513000404.
  52. Alba P., Terracciano G., Franco A., Lorenzetti S., Cocumelli C,, Fichi G., Eleni C., Zygmunt M S, Cloeckaert A, and Battisti A. The presence of Brucella ceti ST26 in a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) with meningoencephalitis from the Mediterranean Sea. Veterinary Microbiology, doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.01.023.
  53. Casalone C., Mazzariol S., Pautasso A., Di Guardo G., Di Nocera F., Lucifora G., Ligios C., Franco A., Fichi G., Cocumelli C., Cersini A., Guercio A., Puleio R., Goria M., Podestà M., Marsili L., Pavan G., Pintore A., De Carlo E., Eleni C., Caracappa S., 2014. Cetacean strandings in Italy: an unusual mortality event along the Tyrrhenian Sea coast in 2013. Dis Aquat Org 109: 81
  54. Garcia-Migura L, Sunde M, Karlsmose S, Veldman K, Schroeter A, Guerra B, Granier SA, Perrin-Guyomard A, Gicquel-Bruneau M, Franco A, Englund S, Teale C, Heiska H, Clemente L, Boerlin P, Moreno MA, Daignault D, Mevius D, Hendriksen RS, Aarestrup FM.Establishing streptomycin epidemiological cut-off values for Salmonella and Escherichia coli. Microb Drug Resist. 2012 Feb;18(1):88-93. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2011.0064. Epub 2011 Jul 12.
  55. Merialdi G, Galletti E, Guazzetti S, Rosignoli C, Alborali G, Battisti A, Franco A, Bonilauri P, Rugna G, Martelli P., 2012. Environmental methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination in pig herds in relation to the productive phase and application of cleaning and disinfection. Res Vet Sci. 2012 Nov 17. pii: S0034-5288(12)00323-2. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2012.10.020. [Epub ahead of print].
  56. Weese JS, Faires MC, Frank LA, Reynolds LM, Battisti A, 2012. Factors associated with methicillin-resistant versus methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infection in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012 Jun 15;240(12):1450-5.
  57. Price LB, Stegger M, Hasman H, Aziz M, Larsen J, Andersen PS, Pearson T, Waters AE, Foster JT, Schupp J, Gillece J, Driebe E, Liu CM, Springer B, Zdovc I, Battisti A, Franco A, Zmudzki J, Schwarz S, Butaye P, Jouy E, Pomba C, Porrero MC, Ruimy R, Smith TC, Robinson DA, Weese JS, Arriola CS, Yu F, Laurent F, Keim P, Skov R, Aarestrup FM. Staphylococcus aureus CC398: host adaptation and emergence of methicillin resistance in livestock. MBio. 2012 Feb 21;3(1). pii: e00305-11. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00305-11. Print 2012.
  58. Franco A., Hendriksen R. S., Lorenzetti S., Onorati R., Gentile G., Dell’Omo G., Aarestrup F. M., Battisti A, 2011. Characterization of Salmonella occurring at high prevalence in a population of the land iguana Conolophus subcristatus in Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23147. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023147.
  59. Franco A, Hasman H, Iurescia M, Lorenzetti R, Stegger M, Pantosti A, Feltrin F, Ianzano A, Porrero MC, Liapi M, Battisti A. Molecular characterization of spa type t127, sequence type 1 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from pigs. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2011 Jun;66(6):1231-5. Epub 2011 Mar 29.
  60. Veldman K, Cavaco LM, Mevius D, Battisti A, Franco A, Botteldoorn N, Bruneau M, Perrin-Guyomard A, Cerny T, De Frutos Escobar C, Guerra B, Schroeter A, Gutierrez M, Hopkins K, Myllyniemi AL, Sunde M, Wasyl D, Aarestrup FM., 2011. International collaborative study on the occurrence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance in Salmonella enterica and Escherichia coli isolated from animals, humans, food and the environment in 13 European countries. J Antimicrob Chemother. Jun;66(6):1278-86. Epub 2011 Mar 9.
  61. Kadlec K, Schwarz S, Perreten V, Andersson UG, Finn M, Greko C, Moodley A, Kania SA, Frank LA, Bemis DA, Franco A, Iurescia M, Battisti A, Duim B, Wagenaar JA, van Duijkeren E, Weese JS, Fitzgerald JR, Rossano A, Guardabassi L., 2010. Molecular analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius of feline origin from different European countries and North America. J Antimicrob Chemother, 65: 1826-1828. Epub 2010 Jun 9.
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  69. Hendriksen RS, Mevius DJ, Schroeter A, Teale C, Meunier D, Butaye P, Franco A, Utinane A, Amado A, Moreno M, Greko C, Stärk K, Berghold C, Myllyniemi AL, Wasyl D, Sunde M, Aarestrup FM. Prevalence of antimicrobial resistance among bacterial pathogens isolated from cattle in different European countries: 2002-2004. Acta Vet Scand. 2008 Jul 8;50:28.
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  73. Carattoli A., Lovari S., Franco A., Cordaro G., Di Matteo P., and Battisti A. Occurrence of extended-spectrum b-lactamases in Escherichia coli isolated from dogs, and cats, Rome, Italy (2001-2003), Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, February 2005, 833-835.
  74. Busani L., Graziani C., Franco A., Di Egidio A.,. Binkin N, and Battisti A. Survey of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) of Italian Beef and Dairy Cattle Veterinarians Concerning the use of Antibiotics. The Veterinary Record, 155:733-738, 4 December 2004.
  75. Busani L., Graziani C, Battisti A., Franco A., Ricci A., Vio D., Digiannatale E., Paterlini F., D’Incau M., Owczarek S., Caprioli A., and Luzzi I. Antibiotic resistance in Salmonella enterica serotypes Typhimurium, Enteritidis and Infantis from human infections, foodstuffs and farm animals in Italy. Epidemiology and Infection, 2004 Apr;132(2):245-51.
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