Ronen Ben-Ami

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Distribution of fluconazole-resistant Candida bloodstream isolates among hospitals and inpatient services in Israel
    R Ben-Ami
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:752-6. 2013
  2. pmc Proangiogenic growth factors potentiate in situ angiogenesis and enhance antifungal drug activity in murine invasive aspergillosis
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Infect Dis 207:1066-74. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Drosophila melanogaster as a model to explore the effects of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain type on virulence and response to linezolid treatment
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
    Microb Pathog 55:16-20. 2013
  4. pmc Antibiotic exposure as a risk factor for fluconazole-resistant Candida bloodstream infection
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:2518-23. 2012
  5. pmc Resistance to echinocandins comes at a cost: the impact of FKS1 hotspot mutations on Candida albicans fitness and virulence
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Virulence 3:95-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A nonlethal murine cutaneous model of invasive aspergillosis
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Methods Mol Biol 845:569-82. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Innate immunity against moulds: lessons learned from invertebrate models
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Immunol Invest 40:676-91. 2011
  8. pmc Evaluation of an accelerated protocol for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacilli from positive blood cultures
    Shiri Navon-Venezia
    Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 43:439-41. 2005
  9. pmc Time to blood culture positivity as a marker for catheter-related candidemia
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Microbiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2222-6. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Enemy of the (immunosuppressed) state: an update on the pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus infection
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Br J Haematol 150:406-17. 2010

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Distribution of fluconazole-resistant Candida bloodstream isolates among hospitals and inpatient services in Israel
    R Ben-Ami
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 19:752-6. 2013
    ..Infection with Candida krusei and fluconazole-resistant Candida glabrata occurred exclusively in hospitals with >600 beds. These findings suggest that empirical antifungal strategies should be tailored to the nosocomial setting. ..
  2. pmc Proangiogenic growth factors potentiate in situ angiogenesis and enhance antifungal drug activity in murine invasive aspergillosis
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Infect Dis 207:1066-74. 2013
    ..Vasculogenic pathways are unexplored targets for the treatment of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and may potentiate both innate immunity and antifungal drug activity against A. fumigatus...
  3. doi request reprint Drosophila melanogaster as a model to explore the effects of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain type on virulence and response to linezolid treatment
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel
    Microb Pathog 55:16-20. 2013
    ..We aimed to address this issue using Drosophila melanogaster as a model host to study strain and PVL-dependent variations in virulence among MRSA clinical isolates...
  4. pmc Antibiotic exposure as a risk factor for fluconazole-resistant Candida bloodstream infection
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:2518-23. 2012
    ..Our findings may be relevant to the selection of empirical antifungal treatment and broaden the scope of antibiotic-associated collateral damage...
  5. pmc Resistance to echinocandins comes at a cost: the impact of FKS1 hotspot mutations on Candida albicans fitness and virulence
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Virulence 3:95-7. 2012
    ..If these phenotypic changes remain stable, they can serve as a basis for rational design of strategies to control the spread of echinocandin resistance...
  6. doi request reprint A nonlethal murine cutaneous model of invasive aspergillosis
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Methods Mol Biol 845:569-82. 2012
    ..In addition, as an example of the versatility of this model, we show how the cutaneous model can be used to assess the effect of IA on angiogenesis in vivo...
  7. doi request reprint Innate immunity against moulds: lessons learned from invertebrate models
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Immunol Invest 40:676-91. 2011
    ..These studies have helped shape our understanding of human pattern recognition receptors, phagocytic cell function and antimicrobial proteins, and their roles in host defense against filamentous fungi...
  8. pmc Evaluation of an accelerated protocol for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacilli from positive blood cultures
    Shiri Navon-Venezia
    Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 43:439-41. 2005
    ..Results of the direct ESBL testing were reported 2.3 days sooner and were comparable to those of the standard NCCLS method with sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of 100, 98, 94, and 100%, respectively...
  9. pmc Time to blood culture positivity as a marker for catheter-related candidemia
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Microbiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2222-6. 2008
    ..76). We conclude that TTP in peripheral blood is a sensitive but nonspecific marker for catheter-related candidemia and that a TTP of more than 30 h can help exclude an intravascular catheter as the possible source of candidemia...
  10. doi request reprint Enemy of the (immunosuppressed) state: an update on the pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus infection
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Br J Haematol 150:406-17. 2010
    ..In this review, we outline current concepts of immune recognition and evasion, angioinvasion and angiogenesis, secondary metabolism and the fungal stress response, and their respective roles in this often lethal infection...
  11. pmc Clinical and economic impact of bacteremia with extended- spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
    Mitchell J Schwaber
    Division of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1257-62. 2006
    ..ESBL production was associated with severe adverse outcomes, including higher overall and infection-related mortality, increased LOS, DAT, discharge to chronic care, and higher costs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Malaria in travelers returning from short organized tours to holiday resorts in Mombassa, Kenya
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:364-7. 2005
    ..Short trips to holiday resorts in Mombassa, Kenya, have gained popularity among Israelis since the early 1990s. A cluster of cases of malaria among returned travelers raised concern that preventive measures were being neglected...
  13. ncbi request reprint The degree of red blood cell aggregation on peripheral blood glass slides corresponds to inter-erythrocyte cohesive forces in laminar flow
    Shlomo Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Thromb Res 114:37-44. 2004
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  14. ncbi request reprint Cat-scratch disease in elderly patients
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 41:969-74. 2005
    ..Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is mostly contracted by children and young adults. To our knowledge, CSD in elderly patients has never been characterized, and it may be underrecognized in this age group...
  15. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired infective endocarditis: should the definition be broadened?
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 38:843-50. 2004
    ..We conclude that characteristics of hospital-acquired IE extend to episodes arising within 6 months after discharge from the hospital and suggest that the definition of hospital-acquired IE be broadened to include these episodes...
  16. doi request reprint Immune modulators as adjuncts for the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal infections
    Regina Pikman
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, 6 Weizman, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Immunotherapy 4:1869-82. 2012
    ..To realize the potential of these rapidly evolving technologies, transition from the bench to clinical-phase studies must occur at a more rapid pace...
  17. doi request reprint A multinational survey of risk factors for infection with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae in nonhospitalized patients
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit and the 2Division of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 49:682-90. 2009
    ..Circulation of CTX-M-type ESBLs in the community is of particular concern, because it may confound standard infection-control measures...
  18. doi request reprint Increased strength of erythrocyte aggregates in blood of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Nitsan Maharshak
    Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:707-13. 2009
    ..This damage may be at least partially attributed to microvascular ischemia caused by enhanced erythrocyte aggregation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the strength of RBC aggregates in the blood of patients with IBD...
  19. ncbi request reprint Update on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii infections in the healthcare setting
    Shiri Navon-Venezia
    Divisions of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:306-13. 2005
    ..This review focuses on recent data that may help us to understand the emergence, spread, and persistence of antibiotic resistance, and summarizes the optional treatment feasible for these resistant bacteria...