“My book is made up of notes in progress, it’s like writing a diary that is completed only when you die. The project was born from the idea of systematically collecting the things I do and read about antibiotic therapy. I write it for myself, I have no intention of doing it for others or to publish it. However, if the opportunity arises, I will send to the people I care about in the professional world a copy of my book, obviously an unfinished copy because they will only have the pages written up to the date of the gift.
The title I chose comes from the names of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, extremely bad bacteria that cause very important infections. I liked the idea of writing about the “bad guys”, talking about them a bit like the Dachshunds Band.
The idea was born while I was studying for my second specialization after the one in Cardiology, which is in Anesthesia and Intensive Care, and was certainly the project that gave me the greatest joy and satisfaction.
The study of the antibiotic therapy part made me discover a world that against all odds fascinated me. I started following it, taking courses and then I said to myself: why not put everything together to fix and not lose the various concepts and things that I am learning? And so, slowly, it took the form of the book that I am still writing today. I started in 2010, now it’s 150 pages. In my hospital now they come to me for advice on antibiotics and I have done many protocols for intensive care. On the other hand, I have never been particularly interested in viral diseases. I’m thinking that I could make a small exception and extend the book also to the Covid-19 virus, after the work during the emergency, it seems to me that I should.”