Publications



  • Prevalence of abdominal cystic echinococcosis in rural Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey: a cross-sectional, ultrasound-based population study (HERACLES project). Tamarozzi F, Akhan O, Cretu CM, Vutova K, Akinci D, Chipeva R, Ciftci T, Constantin CM, Fabiani M, Golemanov B, Janta D, Mihailescu P, Muhtarov M, Orsten S, Petrutescu M, Pezzotti P, Popa AC, Popa LG, Popa MI, Velev V, Siles-Lucas M, Brunetti E, Casulli A. The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2018 (Accepted).
  • Global phylogeography and genetic diversity of the zoonotic tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto genotype G11. Kinkar L, Laurimäe T, Acosta-Jamett G, Andresiuk V, Balkaya I, Casulli A, Gasser RB, Giessen JV, Miguel González L, Haag KL, Zait H, Irshadullah M, Jabbar A, Jenkins DJ, Kia EB, Manfredi MT, Mirhendi H, M'rad S, Rostami-Nejad M, Oudni-M'rad M, Beatriz Pierangeli N, Ponce-Gordo F, Rehbein S, Sharbatkhori M, Simsek S, Viviana Soriano S, Sprong H, Šnábel V, Umhang G, Varcasia A, Saarma U. Int J Parasitol. 2018 (Accepted)
  • Progress in the Pharmacological Treatment of Human Cystic and Alveolar Echinococcosis: Compounds and Therapeutic Targets. Carmena DA, Casulli A, Cirilli R, Mar Siles-Lucas M. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2018 (Accepted).
  • Unusual retention behavior of omeprazole and its chiral impurities B and E on the amylose tris (3-chloro-5-methylphenylcarbamate) chiral stationary phase. Ferretti R, Zanitti L, Casulli A, Cirilli R. Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis. 2018 (Accepted).
  • Genetic diversity and phylogeography of the elusive, but epidemiologically important Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto genotype G3. Kinkar L, Laurimäe T, Balkaya I, Casulli A, Zait H, Irshadullah M, Sharbatkhori M, Mirhendi H, Rostami-Nejad M, Ponce-Gordo F, Rehbein S, Kia EB, Simsek S, Šnábel V, Umhang G, Varcasia A, Saarma U. Parasitology. 2018 Apr 17:1-10.
  • Preliminary Assessment of the Diagnostic Performances of a New Rapid Diagnostic Test for the Serodiagnosis of Human Cystic Echinococcosis. Vola A, Tamarozzi F, Noordin R, Yunus MH, Khanbabaie S, De Silvestri A, Brunetti E, Mariconti M. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2018 (Accepted).
  • Molecular phylogeny based on six nuclear genes suggests that Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato genotypes G6/G7 and G8/G10 can be regarded as two distinct species. Laurimäe T, Kinkar L, Moks E, Romig T, Omer RA, Casulli A, Umhang G, Bagrade G, Irshadullah M, Sharbatkhori M, Mirhendi H, Ponce-Gordo F, Soriano SV, Varcasia A, Rostami-Nejad M, Andresiuk V, Saarma U. Parasitology. 2018 (Accepted).
  • Human cystic echinococcosis in Turkey: a preliminary study on DNA polymorphisms of hydatid cysts removed from confirmed patients. Orsten S, Boufana B, Ciftci T, Akinci D, Karaagaoglu E, Ozkuyumcu C, Casulli A, Akhan O. Parasitol Res. 2018 Apr;117(4):1257-1263.
  • Structural and immunodiagnostic characterization of synthetic Antigen B subunits from Echinococcus granulosus and their evaluation as target antigens for cyst viability assessment. Pagnozzi D, Tamarozzi F, Roggio AM, Tedde V, Addis MF, Pisanu S, Masu G, Santucciu C, Vola A, Casulli A, Masala G, Brunetti E, Uzzau S. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 15.
  • Preliminary Evaluation of Percutaneous Treatment of Echinococcal Cysts without Injection of Scolicidal Agent. Firpo G, Vola A, Lissandrin R, Tamarozzi F, Brunetti E. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Dec;97(6):1818-1826.
  • Genetic differentiation of the G6/7 cluster of Echinococcus canadensis based on mitochondrial marker genes. Addy F, Wassermann M, Ebi D, Kagendo D, Ebi D, Zeyhle E, Elmahdi IE, Umhang G, Casulli A, Harandi MF, Aschenborn O, Kern P, Mackenstedt U, Romig T. Int J Parasitol, 2017, S0020-7519(17)30208-4.
  • The Burden of Human Cystic Echinococcosis in Palestine during the period, 2010-2015. Al-Jawabreh A, Ereqat S, Dumaidi K, Nasereddin A, Al-Jawabreh H, Azmi K, Al-Laham N, Nairat M, Casulli A, Maqboul H, Abdeen Z. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017, 11(7):e0005717.
  • Two haplotype clusters of Echinococcus granulosus (G1 genotype) in Iraqi Kurdistan support the hypothesis of a parasite cradle in the Middle East. Hassan ZI, Meerkhan AA, Hama AA, Ahmed BD, Salih Mero WM, Orsten S, Interisano M, Pozio E, Casulli A. Acta Trop 2017, 172:201-07.
  • Enantiomers of triclabendazole sulfoxide: analytical and semipreparative HPLC separation, absolute configuration, transformation into sodium salt. Ferretti R, Carradori S, Guglielmi P, Pierini M, Casulli A, Cirilli R. J Pharm Biom Anal. 2017;140:38-44.
  • Rapid Diagnostic Tests for the Serodiagnosis of Human Cystic Echinococcosis. Tamarozzi F, Mariconti M, Covini I, Brunetti E. Bull. Soc. Pathol. Exot. 2017;110:20-30.
  • Comparison of Long-Term Results of Percutaneous Treatment Techniques for Hepatic Cystic Echinococcosis Types 2 and 3b. Akhan O, Salik AE, Ciftci T, Akinci D, Islim F, Akpinar B. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Feb 15:1-7.
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Echinococcus spp. in Human Patients and Infected Animals. In: Echinococcus and Echinococcosis. Siles-Lucas M, Casulli A, Konrats FJ, Müller R. Editor: Andrew Thompson. Advances in Parasitology. Volume 96. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. 1-99 pages (BOOK chapter).
  • The sodium salt of the enantiomers of ricobendazole: preparation, solubility and chiroptical properties. Cirilli R, Guglielmi P, Pierini M, Casulli A, Carradori S. J Pharm Biom Anal. 2017;39:1-7.
  • Isolation and proteomic characterization of exosomes in fertile hydatid cysts of sheep origin. Siles-Lucas M., Sánchez-Ovejero C., González Sánchez M., González E., Manuel Falcón-Pérez J., Casulli A., Manzano-Román R. Vet Par 2017;236:22-23.
  • Echinococcus multilocularis in foxes and raccoon dogs of Latvia: an increasing concern for Baltic countries. Bagrade G., Deksne G., Es?te Z., Jane Howlett S., Interisano M., Casulli A., Pozio E. 2016. Parasites & Vectors. 2016 Nov 29;9(1):615.
  • Potential risk factors associated with human cystic echinococcosis: Systematic Review and meta-analysis. Alessia Possenti A., Manzano-Román R., Sánchez-Ovejero C., Boufana B., La Torre G., Siles-Lucas M., Casulli A. 2016. PloS NTD (10(11):e0005114.
  • Cystic Echinococcosis. Agudelo Higuita NI, Brunetti E, McCloskey C. J Clin Microbiol. 2016;54(3):518-23.
  • High-resolution phylogeography of zoonotic tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto genotype G1 with an emphasis on its distribution in Turkey, Italy and Spain. Kinkar L, Laurimäe T, Simsek S, Balkaya I, Casulli A, Manfredi MT, Ponce-Gordo F, Varcasia A, Lavikainen A, González LM, Rehbein S, VAN DER Giessen J, Sprong H, Saarma U. Parasitology. 2016.
  • Update on Treatment for Cystic Echinococcosis of the Liver. Brunetti E, Praticò L, Neumayr A, Maestri M, Tamarozzi F. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis . 2016; 8(3): 153–164.
  • Autochthonous human alveolar echinococcosis in a Hungarian patient. Dezsényi B, Strausz T, Makrai Z, Csomor J, Danka J, Kern P, Rezza G, Barth TF, Casulli A. Infection. 2016.
  • Costs associated with surgically treated cases of abdominal cystic echinococcosis: a single center’s experience from 2008 to 2014, Pavia, Italy. Narra R, Maestri M, Budke CM, Tamarozzi F, Mariconti M, Nicoletti GJ, Rinaldi F, Brunetti E. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016.
  • The first meeting of the European Register of Cystic Echinococcosis (ERCE). Rossi P, Tamarozzi F, Galati F, Pozio E, Akhan O, Cretu CM, Vutova K, Siles-Lucas M, Brunetti E, Casulli A; HERACLES extended network. Parasit Vectors. 2016; 9(1):243.
  • First insights into the genetic diversity of Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (s.s.) in Serbia. Debeljak Z, Boufana B, Interisano M, Vidanovic D, Kulisic Z, Casulli A. Vet Parasitol. 2016; 15(223):57-62.
  • Factors Influencing the Serological Response in Hepatic Echinococcus granulosus Infection. Lissandrin R, Tamarozzi F, Piccoli L, Tinelli C, De Silvestri A, Mariconti M, Meroni V, Genco F, Brunetti E. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016; 94(1):166-71.
  • Correlation of serum sHLA-G levels with cyst stage in patients with cystic echinococcosis: is it an immune-evasion strategy? Mariconti M, Meroni V, Badulli C, Brunetti E, Tinelli C, De Silvestri A, Tamarozzi F, Genco F, Casulli A, Martinetti M. Parasite Immunol. 2016; 38(7):414-8.
  • Analytical and semipreparative high performance liquid chromatography enantioseparation of bicalutamide and its chiral impurities on an immobilized polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phase. Sadutto D, Ferretti R, Zanitti L, Casulli A, Cirilli R. J Chromatogr A. 2016; 1445:166-71.
  • Green high-performance liquid chromatography enantioseparation of lansoprazole using a cellulose-based chiral stationary phase under ethanol/water mode. Ferretti R, Zanitti L, Casulli A, Cirilli R. J Sep Sci. 2016; 39(8):1418-24.
  • Comparison of the Diagnostic Accuracy of Three Rapid Tests for the Serodiagnosis of Hepatic Cystic Echinococcosis in Humans. Tamarozzi F, Covini I, Mariconti M, Narra R, Tinelli C, De Silvestri A, Manzoni F, Casulli A, Ito A, Neumayr A, Brunetti E. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016; 10(2):e0004444.
  • Sensing parasites: Proteomic and advanced bio-detection alternatives. Sánchez-Ovejero C, Benito-Lopez F, Díez P, Casulli A, Siles-Lucas M, Fuentes M, Manzano-Román R. J Proteomics. 2016; S1874-3919(16)30005-7.
  • A morphologically unusual Echinococcus granulosus (G1 genotype) cyst in a cow from Iraqi Kurdistan. Ahmed Hama A, Ismael Hassan Z, Mohamad Salih Mero W, Interisano M, Boufana B, Casulli A. Epidemiology: Open Access. 2015; 5:005.
  • Immuno-histochemical study of ovine cystic echinococcosis (Echinococcus granulosus) shows predominant T cell infiltration in established cysts. Vismarra A, Mangia C, Passeri B, Brundu D, Masala G, Ledda S, Mariconti M, Brindani F, Kramer L, Bacci C. Vet Parasitol. 2015;209(3-4):285-8.
  • The Italian registry of cystic echinococcosis (RIEC): the first prospective registry with a European future. Tamarozzi F, Rossi P, Galati F, Mariconti M, Nicoletti GJ, Rinaldi F, Casulli A, Pozio E, Brunetti E. Euro Surveill. 2015; 20(18). pii: 21115.
  • Comment on: Retrospective study of human cystic echinococcosis in Italy based on the analysis of hospital discharge records between 2001 and 2012. Tamarozzi F, Mariconti M, Casulli A, Magnino S, Brunetti E. Acta Trop. 2015.
  • Serological Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Human Cystic Echinococcosis: A New Hope for the Future? Manzano-Román R, Sánchez-Ovejero C, Hernández-González A, Casulli A, Siles-Lucas M. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:428205.
  • Long-term Sonographic and Serological Follow-up of Inactive Echinococcal Cysts of the Liver: Hints for a "Watch-and-Wait" Approach. Piccoli L, Tamarozzi F, Cattaneo F, Mariconti M, Filice C, Bruno A, Brunetti E. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014; 8(8):e3057.
  • Cystic echinococcosis of the liver: A primer for hepatologists. Rinaldi F, Brunetti E, Neumayr A, Maestri M, Goblirsch S, Tamarozzi F. World J Hepatol. 2014; 6(5):293-305.
  • Acceptance of standardized ultrasound classification, use of albendazole, and long-term follow-up in clinical management of cystic echinococcosis: a systematic review. Tamarozzi F, Nicoletti GJ, Neumayr A, Brunetti E. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2014; 27(5):425-31.
  • Medical treatment versus "Watch and Wait" in the clinical management of CE3b echinococcal cysts of the liver. Rinaldi F, De Silvestri A, Tamarozzi F, Cattaneo F, Lissandrin R, Brunetti E. BMC Infect Dis 2014; 14(1):492.
  • Medical and surgical management of a rare and complicated case of multivisceral hydatidosis; 18 years of evolution. Popa GL, Tanase I, Popa CA, Mastalier B, Popa MI, Cretu CM. New Microbiol. 2014; 37(3):387-91.
  • Non-surgical and non-chemical attempts to treat echinococcosis: do they work? Tamarozzi F, Vuitton L, Brunetti E, Vuitton DA, Koch S. Parasite. 2014; 21:75.