Francesco Menichetti, MD

MD Position:
Head of Infectious Diseases Unit
Street address or postal address: Via Paradisa 2
Name of institution or organization: Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana - Ospedale Cisanello   
City & postal/zip code: Pisa, 56124
Start date (at least year): March 1999   
Country: Italy

University degree(s)
Name of university/institute: University of Perugia   
Degree awarded: Medicine and Surgery
City & country: Perugia, Italy   
Year of graduation: 1976

Postgraduate education/specialization/training
Name of university/institute: University of Perugia   
City & country: Perugia, Italy
Qualification: Specialty in Internal Medicine   
Dates of attendance: 1981

Name of university/institute: University of Siena   
City & country: Siena, Italy
Qualification: Specialty in Infectious Diseases   
Dates of attendance: 1986

Previous appointments
Position: Assistant   
Dates: Jun 1980 – Feb 1989
Institution/organization: Division of Infectious Diseases,Regional Hospital   
City & country: Perugia, Italy

Position: Senior Reader   
Dates: Mar 1989 – Feb 1999
Institution/organization: Division of Infectious Diseases, Regional Hospital   
City & country: Perugia, Italy

Position: Head of the program "Infections in neutropenic patient"   
Dates: Jan 1994 – Feb 1999
Institution/organization: Division of Infectious Diseases, Regional Hospital   
City & country: Perugia, Italy

Clinical research experience
Scientific research in Infectious Diseases with special emphasis on bacterial and fungal infection in neutropenic cancer patients, bacterial and fungal infection in bone marrow transplanted patients, nosocomial infections, antibiotic therapy, AIDS.

Selected publications list 1:

  • Lazzeri D, Lazzeri S, Figus M, Tascini C, Bocci G, Colizzi L, Giannotti G, Lorenzetti F, Gandini D, Danesi R, Menichetti F, Del Tacca M, Nardi M, Pantaloni M. Periorbital Necrotizing Fasciitis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Nov 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19897473.2: Girmenia C, Barosi G, Aversa F, Bacigalupo A, Barbui T, Baronciani D, Bosi A, Candoni A, Locasciulli A, Locatelli F, Menichetti F, Musso M, Viscoli C, Rambaldi A.
  • Prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal diseases in allogeneic stem cell transplantation: results of a consensus process by Gruppo Italiano Trapianto di Midollo Osseo (GITMO). Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 15;49(8):1226-36. PubMed PMID: 19772390.3: Urbani L, Mazzoni A, Bindi L, Biancofiore G, Bisà M, Meacci L, Esposito M, Mozzo R, Colombatto P, Bianco I, Grazzini T, Coletti L, De Simone P, Catalano G, Montin U, Tincani G, Balzano E, Petruccelli S, Carrai P, Tascini C, Menichetti F, Scatena F, Filipponi F.
  • A single-staggered dose of calcineurin inhibitor may be associated with neurotoxicity and nephrotoxicity immediately after liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2009 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 19220362.4: Urbani L, Mazzoni A, Colombatto P, Bindi L, Biancofiore G, Tascini C, Menichetti F, Brunetto MR, Scatena F, Filipponi F.
  • A novel immunosuppressive strategy combined with preemptive antiviral therapy improves the eighteen-month mortality in HCV recipients transplanted with aged livers. Transplantation. 2008 Dec 27;86(12):1666-71. PubMed PMID: 19104402.5: Menichetti F. [New options for treatment of intraabdominal infections: tigecycline]. Infez Med. 2008 Feb;16 Suppl 1:53-6. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 18382151.6: Menichetti F, Sganga G. [Intra-abdominal infections: definitions and classification]. Infez Med. 2008 Feb;16 Suppl 1:4-7. Review. Italian. PubMed PMID: 18382146.7: Urbani L, Mazzoni A, Bianco I, Grazzini T, De Simone P, Catalano G, Montin U, Petruccelli S, Morelli L, Campani D, Pollina L, Biancofiore G, Bindi L, Tascini C, Menichetti F, Scatena F, Filipponi F. - The role of immunomodulation in ABO-incompatible adult liver transplant recipients. J Clin Apher. 2008;23(2):55-62. PubMed PMID: 18186527.8: Geminiani G, Tascini C, Leonildi A, Piaggesi A, Menichetti F.
  • Activity of ulifloxacin against clinical hospital isolates. Infez Med. 2007 Sep;15(3):169-73. PubMed PMID: 17940400. 9: Concia E, Prandini N, Massari L, Ghisellini F, Consoli V, Menichetti F, Lazzeri E. Osteomyelitis: clinical update for practical guidelines. Nucl Med Commun. 2006 Aug;27(8):645-60. Review. PubMed PMID: 16829765.10: Menichetti F, Bindi ML, Tascini C, Urbani L, Biancofiore G, Doria R, Esposito M, Mozzo R, Catalano G, Filipponi F. Fever, mental impairment, acute anemia, and renal failure in patient undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation: posttransplantation malaria. Liver Transpl. 2006 Apr;12(4):674-6. PubMed PMID: 16555320.11: De Simone P, Carrai P, Morelli L, Coletti L, Petruccelli S, Filipponi F, Doria R, Menichetti F, Vannozzi R.
  • Posttransplant hepatocellular carcinoma metastasis at a skull trauma site. Transplantation. 2005 Nov 15;80(9):1358-9. PubMed PMID: 16314812.12: Bucaneve G, Micozzi A, Menichetti F, Martino P, Dionisi MS, Martinelli G, Allione B, D'Antonio D, Buelli M, Nosari AM, Cilloni D, Zuffa E, Cantaffa R, Specchia G, Amadori S, Fabbiano F, Deliliers GL, Lauria F, Foà R, Del Favero A;
  • Gruppo Italiano Malattie Ematologiche dell'Adulto (GIMEMA) Infection Program. Levofloxacin to prevent bacterial infection in patients with cancer and neutropenia. N Engl J Med. 2005 Sep 8;353(10):977-87. PubMed PMID: 16148283.13: Menichetti F.
  • How to improve the design of trials of antifungal prophylaxis among neutropenic adults with acute leukemia. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Oct 15;39 Suppl 4:S181-4. PubMed PMID: 15546115.14: Ferranti S, Menichetti F. Enfuvirtide for prophylaxis against HIV Infection. N Engl J Med. 2003 Aug 21;349(8):815. PubMed PMID: 12930939.15: Pasticci MB, Papili R, Menichetti F, Ballanti S, Ottaviani L, Tabilio A, Stagni G.
  • Diagnostic considerations about visceral leishmaniasis. Two case report. Infez Med. 2002 Sep;10(3):176-8. PubMed PMID: 12704269.16: Aloisi MS, Arici C, Balzano R, Noto P, Piscopo R, Filice G, Menichetti F, d'Arminio Monforte A, Ippolito G, Girardi E;
  • Italian Cohort Naive Antiretrovirals Behavioral Epidemiology Study Group. Behavioral correlates of adherence toantiretroviral therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2002 Dec 15;31 Suppl 3:S145-8. PubMed PMID: 12562039.17: Tascini C, Menichetti F, Bozza S, Fedele M, Preziosi R, Allegrucci M, Del Favero A, Micozzi A, Martino P, Bistoni F.
  • Molecular typing of fluoroquinolone-resistant and fluoroquinolone-susceptible Escherichia coli isolated from blood of neutropenic cancer patients in a single center. Clin Microbiol Infect. 1999 Aug;5(8):457-461. PubMed PMID: 11856289.18: De Socio GV, Gerli R, Menichetti F.
  • Disseminated tuberculosis and idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia. Clin Microbiol Infect. 1999;5(10):653-654. PubMed PMID: 11851700.19: Pittet D, Menichetti F, Antunes F, Garau J, Graninger W, Grüneberg RN, Peetermans WE, Shah PM.
  • Empirical antibacterial treatment for sepsis and the role of glycopeptides: recommendations from a European panel. Clin Microbiol Infect. 1997 Jun;3(3):273-282. PubMed PMID: 11864121.