Aims and objectives

The ESCMID Study Group for Infections in the Elderly (ESGIE) aims to promote the multidisciplinary management of infections in the elderly, focusing on producing multicentre data on the epidemiology, clinical presentations, therapeutic management, and prevention. We are committed to enhancing care in this vulnerable population through:

  • Studying the pharmacological parameters of antimicrobial agents influenced by age-related metabolism
  • Analysing the effectiveness of measures aimed at reducing spread of infections among the elderly, particularly in long-term care facilities and nursing homes
  • Collaborating with other international organisations focused on the elderly population in multidisciplinary initiatives

Activities and resources

Real-life experience with remdesivir for treatment of COVID-19 among older adults: A multicentre retrospective study.

Margalit I, Tiseo G, Ripa M, Borghi V, Green H, Prendki V, Riccardi N, Perego GB, Grembiale A, Galli L,Tinelli M, Castagna A, Mussini C, Falcone M, Yahav D. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2023;78(6):1505–1509.

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Predictors of survival in elderly patients with coronavirus disease 2019 admitted to the hospital: derivation and validation of the FLAMINCOV score.

Tiseo G, Margalit I, Ripa M, Borghi V, Green H, Prendki V, Riccardi N, Dishon Y, Perego GB, Grembiale A,Galli L, Tinelli M, Castagna A, Mussini C, Yahav D, Paul M, Falcone M. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2023;29(3):379–385.

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Respiratory infections in elderly

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What can forensic medicine teach us for the management of pandemics?

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Executive Committee

  Marco Falcone

Marco Falcone

University of Pisa. Clinical and Experimental Medicine.
Pisa, Italy
  Dafna Yahav

Dafna Yahav

Sheba Medical Center
Ramat-Gan, Israel
  Virginie Prendki

Virginie Prendki

HUG. Infectious Diseases.
Genève-Thônex, Switzerland
  Claire Roubaud-Baudron

Claire Roubaud-Baudron

Education Officer
CHU de Bordeaux. Geriatrics Department.
Bordeaux, France


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