R Dagan

Summary

Affiliation: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media in infants younger than two months of age: microbiology, clinical presentation and therapeutic approach
    Dan Turner
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Scienes, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:669-74. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Serotype coverage of invasive and mucosal pneumococcal disease in Israeli children younger than 3 years by various pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
    Dror S Shouval
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:277-82. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Potential role of fluoroquinolone therapy in childhood otitis media
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:390-8. 2004
  4. pmc Bacteriologic efficacies of oral azithromycin and oral cefaclor in treatment of acute otitis media in infants and young children
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 44:43-50. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 in a closed community in southern Israel
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 30:319-21. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of amoxicillin/clavulanate vs. azithromycin in acute otitis media
    R Dagan
    Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:95-104. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media caused by antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in southern Israel: implication for immunizing with conjugate vaccines
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Infect Dis 181:1322-9. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of resistant organisms in otitis media
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:378-82. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Immunization against hepatitis A in the first year of life: priming despite the presence of maternal antibody
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:1045-52. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence to support the rationale that bacterial eradication in respiratory tract infection is an important aim of antimicrobial therapy
    R Dagan
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 47:129-40. 2001

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Publications149 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media in infants younger than two months of age: microbiology, clinical presentation and therapeutic approach
    Dan Turner
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Scienes, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:669-74. 2002
    ..Information on the causative agents of acute otitis media (AOM) in infants <2 months of age is limited...
  2. doi request reprint Serotype coverage of invasive and mucosal pneumococcal disease in Israeli children younger than 3 years by various pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
    Dror S Shouval
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:277-82. 2009
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Potential role of fluoroquinolone therapy in childhood otitis media
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:390-8. 2004
    ..Newer 8-methoxyfluoroquinolones may have a role in selected cases associated with multidrug-resistant pathogens...
  4. pmc Bacteriologic efficacies of oral azithromycin and oral cefaclor in treatment of acute otitis media in infants and young children
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 44:43-50. 2000
    ..influenzae. It is proposed that susceptibility breakpoints for H. influenzae should be considerably lower than the current ones for both cefaclor and azithromycin for AOM caused by H. influenzae...
  5. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 in a closed community in southern Israel
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 30:319-21. 2000
    ..Polysaccharide vaccine may be helpful in terminating pneumococcal outbreaks but may not affect pneumococcal carriage...
  6. ncbi request reprint Bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of amoxicillin/clavulanate vs. azithromycin in acute otitis media
    R Dagan
    Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:95-104. 2000
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media caused by antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in southern Israel: implication for immunizing with conjugate vaccines
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Infect Dis 181:1322-9. 2000
    ..The results suggest that, if efficacious, the conjugate pneumococcal vaccines can substantially reduce the occurrence of pneumococcal AOM in general and complicated pneumococcal AOM in particular...
  8. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of resistant organisms in otitis media
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:378-82. 2000
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Immunization against hepatitis A in the first year of life: priming despite the presence of maternal antibody
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:1045-52. 2000
    ..initially seronegative infants...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence to support the rationale that bacterial eradication in respiratory tract infection is an important aim of antimicrobial therapy
    R Dagan
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 47:129-40. 2001
    ..In conclusion, the aim of antimicrobial therapy in respiratory tract infections should be the eradication of the infecting organism...
  11. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment in acute Otitis Media promotes superinfection with resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae carried before initiation of treatment
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Infect Dis 183:880-6. 2001
    ..This is an important mechanism by which, in recently treated patients, AOM infections often become refractory to treatment...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effect of a conjugate pneumococcal vaccine on the occurrence of respiratory infections and antibiotic use in day-care center attendees
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:951-8. 2001
    ..Incidence and severity of respiratory infections are increased in day-care center attendees. Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important contributor to these infections...
  13. ncbi request reprint Bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of high dose amoxicillin/clavulanate in children with acute otitis media
    R Dagan
    Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:829-37. 2001
    ..4 mg/kg/day) against common bacterial pathogens causing acute otitis media (AOM), including penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (PRSP)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reduction of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae after administration of a 9-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to toddlers attending day care centers
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Infect Dis 185:927-36. 2002
    ..The rate of carriage of non-vaccine-type pneumococci (excluding serotype 6A) was higher in the pneumococcal-vaccine group than in the control group...
  15. ncbi request reprint Bacterial eradication in the treatment of otitis media
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:593-604. 2002
    ..In this review we attempt to highlight the evidence regarding bacteriological response to antibiotics in AOM and to draw attention to potential flaws that may mislead clinicians...
  16. ncbi request reprint The potential effect of widespread use of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on the practice of pediatric otolaryngology: the case of acute otitis media
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 12:488-94. 2004
    ..This review provides the otolaryngologist with the evolving understanding of various aspects of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) that are related to their effect on the respiratory tract..
  17. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistance and the potential impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, PO Box 151, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Commun Dis Intell 27:S134-42. 2003
    ....
  18. pmc Reduction of antibody response to an 11-valent pneumococcal vaccine coadministered with a vaccine containing acellular pertussis components
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Infect Immun 72:5383-91. 2004
    ..With the increasing use of multiple aP-containing vaccines in infancy, novel approaches to adjuvants and carrier protein technology are likely to be required...
  19. ncbi request reprint Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of reduced antigen content diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccines as a booster in 4-7-year-old children primed with diphtheria-tetanus-whole cell pertussis vaccine before 2 years of age
    R Dagan
    Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Vaccine 17:2620-7. 1999
    ..This can be conveniently accomplished by combining acellular pertussis antigens with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids. However the optimal dosage for the booster injection has not yet been determined...
  20. ncbi request reprint Early eradication of pathogens from middle ear fluid during antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media is associated with improved clinical outcome
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17:776-82. 1998
    ..To determine the relation between early bacteriologic eradication and clinical outcome of acute otitis media (AOM) in infants and young children treated with various antibiotics...
  21. ncbi request reprint Reduction of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage in early infancy after immunization with tetravalent pneumococcal vaccines conjugated to either tetanus toxoid or diphtheria toxoid
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 16:1060-4. 1997
    ..Pneumococcal nasopharyngeal colonization is important for transmission of the organisms. We assessed the ability of two tetravalent conjugate vaccines administered in early infancy to prevent carriage of vaccine-related pneumococci...
  22. ncbi request reprint Safety and immunogenicity of a combined pentavalent diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated poliovirus and Haemophilus influenzae type b-tetanus conjugate vaccine in infants, compared with a whole cell pertussis pentavalent vaccine
    R Dagan
    Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 16:1113-21. 1997
    ....
  23. pmc Prospective study to determine clinical relevance of detection of pneumococcal DNA in sera of children by PCR
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 36:669-73. 1998
    ....
  24. pmc Reduced response to multiple vaccines sharing common protein epitopes that are administered simultaneously to infants
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Immun 66:2093-8. 1998
    ..This phenomenon, which we believe derives from interference by a common protein carrier, should be taken into account when the introduction of an immunization program including multiple conjugate vaccines is considered...
  25. ncbi request reprint Treatment failures in otitis media--what can we learn?
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Ear Nose Throat J 77:16-9; discussion 20-1. 1998
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Safety and immunogenicity of tetravalent pneumococcal vaccines containing 6B, 14, 19F and 23F polysaccharides conjugated to either tetanus toxoid or diphtheria toxoid in young infants and their boosterability by native polysaccharide antigens
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 16:1053-9. 1997
    ..We assessed in young infants the safety and immunogenicity of two tetravalent vaccines containing pneumococcal 6B, 14, 19F and 23F polysaccharides conjugated to either tetanus toxoid (Pnc-T) or diphtheria toxoid (Pnc-D)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Impaired bacteriologic response to oral cephalosporins in acute otitis media caused by pneumococci with intermediate resistance to penicillin
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 15:980-5. 1996
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Treatment of acute otitis media - challenges in the era of antibiotic resistance
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Vaccine 19:S9-S16. 2000
    ..Whether these efforts will prove successful or, even if successful, will only modify the clinical and bacteriologic picture presenting new challenges, only time will tell...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal colonization during the first days of antibiotic treatment in pediatric patients
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17:880-5. 1998
    ..To date no studies have evaluated early dynamics of pneumococcal NP carriage during antibiotic treatment...
  30. ncbi request reprint Bacteriologic efficacy of a three-day intramuscular ceftriaxone regimen in nonresponsive acute otitis media
    E Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17:1126-31. 1998
    ..To determine the bacteriologic efficacy of ceftriaxone in nonresponsive acute otitis media in children...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reduction of nasopharyngeal carriage of pneumococci during the second year of life by a heptavalent conjugate pneumococcal vaccine
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit and Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 174:1271-8. 1996
    ..14%, P = .042). Conjugate pneumococcal vaccines may reduce spread of pneumococci in the community...
  32. ncbi request reprint Bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for treatment of acute otitis media
    A Leiberman
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:260-4. 2001
    ..Because of the increasing resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae to T/S, we undertook the present study to investigate the bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of this drug in AOM...
  33. ncbi request reprint Potential contribution by nontypable Haemophilus influenzae in protracted and recurrent acute otitis media
    Galia Barkai
    Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:466-71. 2009
    ..To characterize NTHi AOM a large database of culture-positive AOM cases was analyzed...
  34. pmc Pneumococcal 6-phosphogluconate-dehydrogenase, a putative adhesin, induces protective immune response in mice
    D Daniely
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105 Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 144:254-63. 2006
    ..We have identified 6PGD as a surface-located immunogenic lectin protein capable of acting as an adhesin. 6PGD importance to bacterial pathogenesis was demonstrated by the ability of r6PGD to elicit a protective immune response in mice...
  35. ncbi request reprint Nasopharyngeal carriage of multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in institutionalized HIV-infected and HIV-negative children in northeastern Romania
    E Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Int J Infect Dis 3:211-5. 1999
    ..The study compared nasopharyngeal carriage of resistant pneumoniae in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and -seronegative children...
  36. ncbi request reprint A decade (1989-1998) of pediatric invasive pneumococcal disease in 2 populations residing in 1 geographic location: implications for vaccine choice
    D Fraser
    Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Department, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 33:421-7. 2001
    ..The 9- and 11-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines have the potential to substantially decrease invasive pneumococcal disease in southern Israel...
  37. ncbi request reprint Early responses to nonconjugated polyribosylribitol phosphate challenge as evidence of immune memory after combined diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis-polio-Haemophilus influenzae type b primary vaccination
    R Dagan
    Soroka University Medical Center, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:587-92. 2001
    ..The ability of primed infants to mount a rapid response is an important observation given the high risk of Hib infection at this critical age...
  38. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic-resistant pneumococci carried by young children do not appear to disseminate to adult members of a closed community
    A Borer
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84101, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 33:436-44. 2001
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Oral ciprofloxacin vs. intramuscular ceftriaxone as empiric treatment of acute invasive diarrhea in children
    E Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:1060-7. 2000
    ..The inconvenience of this parenteral regimen created an increased need for oral pediatric formulations for the treatment of invasive diarrhea...
  40. ncbi request reprint Persistent diarrhea in a cohort of Israeli Bedouin infants: role of enteric pathogens and family and environmental factors
    D Fraser
    Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 178:1081-8. 1998
    ..These data suggest that persistent diarrhea is a clinical entity that may be related less to a specific enteric pathogen and more to the health experiences of children and their home environment...
  41. ncbi request reprint Virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae may be determined independently of capsular polysaccharide
    Y Mizrachi Nebenzahl
    Department of Microbiology and The Center for Cancer Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 233:147-52. 2004
    ..No significant differences in bacterial size or the capsular amount could be found between 14R and 14DW. We conclude that factor(s) in addition to the capsule, contribute to disease outcome...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effect of a nonavalent conjugate vaccine on carriage of antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in day-care centers
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:532-40. 2003
    ..This study was conducted to determine the effect of a nonavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-9) on the carriage of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci in the DCC...
  43. pmc Persistence of two invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae clones of serotypes 1 and 5 in comparison to that of multiple clones of serotypes 6B and 23F among children in southern Israel
    N Porat
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel 84101
    J Clin Microbiol 39:1827-32. 2001
    ..In contrast, serotype 6B and 23F strains showed different phenotypic characteristics as well as multiple clonal types; 10 clones were identified among 6B isolates, and 11 clones were identified among 23F isolates...
  44. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media
    E Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 15:169-77. 2000
    ..Judicious use of antibiotics for the treatment of AOM will have a major impact on society, leading to a less frequent but more skilled administration of the most effective drugs...
  45. ncbi request reprint Spread of Streptococcus pneumoniae and antibiotic-resistant S. pneumoniae from day-care center attendees to their younger siblings
    Noga Givon-Lavi
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 186:1608-14. 2002
    ..Vaccinating DCC attendees with a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may play a key role in controlling the spread of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci, because the most resistant serotypes are included in the vaccine...
  46. ncbi request reprint Vaccination of day-care center attendees reduces carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among their younger siblings
    Noga Givon-Lavi
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:524-32. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Tolerability and immunogenicity of an eleven valent mixed carrier Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular polysaccharide-diphtheria toxoid or tetanus protein conjugate vaccine in Finnish and Israeli infants
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:91-8. 2004
    ..We have studied the safety and immunogenicity of an 11-valent mixed carrier vaccine (PncDT11) in infants...
  48. ncbi request reprint Medical management of chronic suppurative otitis media without cholesteatoma in children
    D M Fliss
    Department of Otolaryngology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Pediatr 116:991-6. 1990
    ..We conclude that intravenous wide-spectrum antibiotic therapy in conjunction with daily suction and d├ębridement is efficacious for the treatment of chronic suppurative otitis media without cholesteatoma...
  49. ncbi request reprint Acute mastoiditis in infancy: the Soroka experience: 1990-2000
    A Niv
    Departments of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Box 151, 84101 Israel
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 68:1435-9. 2004
    ..pneumonia was the most common pathogen isolated in middle ear fluid cultures, the involvement of S. pyogenes in AM was higher than that reported in AOM...
  50. doi request reprint Risk factors for the initial symptomatic giardia infection in a cohort of young Arab-Bedouin children
    C L Coles
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Ann Trop Paediatr 29:291-300. 2009
    ..Giardiasis is a common protozoan infection with clinical manifestations in children ranging from asymptomatic carriage to persistent diarrhoea with malabsorption. It can lead to growth and developmental retardation...
  51. ncbi request reprint Clinical/otologic score before and during treatment of acute otitis media
    R Satran
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 96:1814-8. 2007
    ..To determine clinical characteristics of AOM at presentation and during therapy according to specific etiologies...
  52. ncbi request reprint [Characteristics of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children during acute respiratory disease]
    A Aran
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva
    Harefuah 140:300-5, 368. 2001
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of one day vs. three day intramuscular ceftriaxone for treatment of nonresponsive acute otitis media in children
    E Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:1040-5. 2000
    ..However, data regarding the bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of this regimen in the treatment of nonresponsive acute otitis media are incomplete...
  54. ncbi request reprint Respiratory carriage of Kingella kingae among healthy children
    P Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 14:673-8. 1995
    ..kingae infection. The prevalence of pharyngeal carriage among surgical patients was 8.0%, and the organism was not isolated from any of the infants younger than 6 months attending the well-baby-care clinic...
  55. ncbi request reprint The bacteriology of the nasopharynx in childhood
    A Leiberman
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 49:S151-3. 1999
    ..Preliminary studies show that conjugate pneumococcal vaccine might reduce the nasopharyngeal pneumococcal carriage in general, and of resistant organisms in particular...
  56. doi request reprint Persistence of pathogens despite clinical improvement in antibiotic-treated acute otitis media is associated with clinical and bacteriologic relapse
    Elad Asher
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:296-301. 2008
    ..We investigated the relationship between MEF culture-positivity during treatment in patients with clinical improvement/cure, and the occurrence of subsequent AOM...
  57. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage in children with nonresponsive acute otitis media treated with two regimens of intramuscular ceftriaxone
    Tamar Haiman
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:642-7. 2002
    ..However, the effect of various regimens of intramuscular cefriaxone on the nasopharyngeal carriage of S. pneumoniae and especially that of resistant strains during and after therapy has not been thoughtfully studied...
  58. pmc High prevalence of Kingella kingae in joint fluid from children with septic arthritis revealed by the BACTEC blood culture system
    P Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 30:1278-81. 1992
    ..The BACTEC blood culture system enhances the recovery of K. kingae from joint fluid and improves bacteriologic diagnosis of pediatric septic arthritis...
  59. ncbi request reprint In vitro activity of novel fluoroquinolones against Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from children with acute otitis media
    P Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Chemotherapy 47:354-8. 2001
    ..These drugs may be of potential benefit for the treatment of pneumococcal otitis media, including infections caused by organisms resistant to conventional drugs...
  60. ncbi request reprint Molecular typing of Streptococcus pneumoniae in northeastern Romania: unique clones of S. pneumoniae isolated from children hospitalized for infections and from healthy and human immunodeficiency virus-infected children in the community
    N Porat
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 181:966-74. 2000
    ..These observations suggest a possible epidemiologic connection between the flora of S. pneumoniae colonizing healthy children in closed communities and the flora found in children hospitalized for infection...
  61. ncbi request reprint Klebsiella bacteremia in children in southern Israel (1988-1997)
    S Krontal
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infection 30:125-31. 2002
    ..We therefore aimed to document the epidemiology, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and outcome of both community-acquired and nosocomial Klebsiella spp. bacteremias in children...
  62. ncbi request reprint Clinical and bacterial characteristics of acute bacterial conjunctivitis in children in the antibiotic resistance era
    Nava Buznach
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:823-8. 2005
    ..The goals of the study were to identify the rates of Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Moraxella catarrhalis in cases of bacterial conjunctivitis in children and to define antibiotic resistance rates...
  63. ncbi request reprint Can acute otitis media caused by Haemophilus influenzae be distinguished from that caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae?
    Eugene Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:509-15. 2003
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Bacteriologic and clinical efficacy of high dose amoxicillin for therapy of acute otitis media in children
    Lolita Piglansky
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:405-13. 2003
    ..Information on the bacteriologic efficacy of high dose amoxicillin treatment for AOM is limited...
  65. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic susceptibility, serotype distribution and vaccine coverage of nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae in a day-care centre in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Anna Katz
    Paediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Centre, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 39:293-8. 2007
    ..pneumoniae...
  66. doi request reprint Rapid reduction in invasive pneumococcal disease after introduction of PCV7 into the National Immunization Plan in Israel
    S Ben-Shimol
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, The Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Vaccine 30:6600-7. 2012
    ..In the current study, IPD epidemiology in children <5 years during the 20 years before and 18 months after PCV7 NIP initiation, is reported...
  67. ncbi request reprint Person-to-person transmission of Kingella kingae among day care center attendees
    A Slonim
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gyruion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 178:1843-6. 1998
    ..Epidemiologically unrelated organisms showed greater variability, and no strain represented >5% of isolates. The present results support person-to-person transmission of K. kingae among young children in the day care setting...
  68. ncbi request reprint Giardia lamblia carriage in Israeli Bedouin infants: risk factors and consequences
    D Fraser
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 30:419-24. 2000
    ..Faltering growth was shown to be subsequent to G. lamblia infection rather than preceding it. Our findings confirm that G. lamblia carriage is not associated with diarrhea. However, the effect on growth deserves further investigation...
  69. ncbi request reprint Kingella kingae: an emerging cause of invasive infections in young children
    P Yagupsky
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 24:860-6. 1997
    ..The organism is susceptible to a wide range of antimicrobial drugs, and with the exception of some cases of endocarditis, K. kingae infections in children usually run a benign clinical course...
  70. ncbi request reprint Cytology of middle ear fluid during acute otitis media
    Arnon Broides
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:57-61. 2002
    ..Limited information is available on the cellular characteristics of the middle ear fluid (MEF) during acute otitis media (AOM)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Relationship among peripheral leukocyte counts, etiologic agents and clinical manifestations in acute otitis media
    Ari Polachek
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:406-13. 2004
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Acute mastoiditis in Southern Israel: a twelve year retrospective study (1990 through 2001)
    Anna Katz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:878-82. 2003
    ..Acute mastoiditis is a serious complication of acute otitis media (AOM) and has been increasingly reported in the last decade...
  73. doi request reprint The effect of universal toddlers-only hepatitis A virus vaccination program on seropositivity rate in unvaccinated toddlers: evidence for reduced virus circulation in the community
    Galia Barkai
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:391-3. 2009
    ..We hypothesized that toddler's vaccination in a population living in an endemic area would reduce virus circulation, resulting in reduced HAV seropositivity rates in unvaccinated toddlers...
  74. ncbi request reprint Achieving bacterial eradication using pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles
    Ron Dagan
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Int J Infect Dis 7:S21-6. 2003
    ..pneumoniae. The development of new antimicrobial agents and formulations should be aimed at meeting PK/PD parameters predictive of bacterial eradication of both susceptible and resistant strains...
  75. ncbi request reprint Use of FTIR spectroscopy to distinguish between capsular types and capsular quantities in Streptococcus pneumoniae
    R K Sahu
    Department of Physics and the Cancer Research Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
    Biopolymers 83:434-42. 2006
    ..This approach proved to be useful for the distinction between S. pneumoniae serotypes and between phase variants, which were shown to acquire different pathogenic capacity...
  76. doi request reprint Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on infections caused by antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 15:16-20. 2009
    ....
  77. ncbi request reprint Successful control of an Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit
    R Melamed
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 53:31-8. 2003
    ..We conclude that a rapid and thorough investigation of the environment during an outbreak of A. baumannii is essential to finding the source of the infection, and that hygroscopic bandages may be a source of such outbreaks...
  78. pmc Evaluation of novel vancomycin-containing medium for primary isolation of Kingella kingae from upper respiratory tract specimens
    P Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 33:1426-7. 1995
    ..kingae strains isolated from patients with invasive infections. The new medium appears to be a useful epidemiological tool for studying the respiratory carriage of K. kingae...
  79. ncbi request reprint Safety and immunogenicity of a new formulation of an inactivated hepatitis A vaccine
    R Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Units, Soroka University Medical Centre and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Vaccine 17:1919-25. 1999
    ..The rates of systemic reactions were 23.8% after the first dose and 11.4% after the booster dose. Overall, this trial demonstrated the good safety and immunogenicity profile of this vaccine in children aged 18 months to 15 years of age...
  80. pmc Glycolytic enzymes associated with the cell surface of Streptococcus pneumoniae are antigenic in humans and elicit protective immune responses in the mouse
    E Ling
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 138:290-8. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the immunoproteomics based approach utilized in the present study appears to be a suitable tool for identification of novel S. pneumoniae vaccine candidates...
  81. ncbi request reprint Clinical features and epidemiology of invasive Kingella kingae infections in southern Israel
    P Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatrics 92:800-4. 1993
    ..To characterize the clinical spectrum and epidemiology of invasive Kingella kingae infections in children living in southern Israel...
  82. ncbi request reprint The vaccine potential of Streptococcus pneumoniae surface lectin- and non-lectin proteins
    Maxim Portnoi
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Vaccine 24:1868-73. 2006
    ..Proteins identified by sera from mice immunized with the cell-wall derived fractions may constitute candidates for future development of anti S. pneumoniae vaccines...
  83. doi request reprint Immunogenicity of alternative regimens of the conjugated 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine: a randomized controlled trial
    Noga Givon-Lavi
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:756-62. 2010
    ..We compared the originally licensed regimen to 2 widely used alternative regimens...
  84. ncbi request reprint Haemophilus influenzae: a significant pathogen in acute otitis media
    Eugene Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:1142-52. 2004
    ..influenzae from the middle ear space. In the United States, widespread pneumococcal vaccination has increased the importance of H. influenzae as a major therapeutic challenge in the treatment of AOM...
  85. ncbi request reprint Flamingo cadherin: a putative host receptor for Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Karin Blau
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, 84101, Israel
    J Infect Dis 195:1828-37. 2007
    ..pneumoniae nasopharyngeal and lung colonization and, possibly, pneumonia development in the mouse intranasal inoculation model system. These data indicate that FBA is an S. pneumoniae adhesin and that FCR is its host receptor...
  86. ncbi request reprint Nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae at the completion of successful antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media predisposes to early clinical recurrence
    Shai Libson
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 191:1869-75. 2005
    ..We sought to investigate the role of Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) nasopharyngeal (NP) colonization after successful antibiotic treatment (Rx) of acute otitis media (AOM) in recurrent AOM (RAOM)...
  87. ncbi request reprint The potential of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines to reduce antibiotic resistance
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Adv Exp Med Biol 549:211-9. 2004
  88. pmc Differential activation of the immune system by virulent Streptococcus pneumoniae strains determines recovery or death of the host
    Y Mizrachi-Nebenzahl
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 134:23-31. 2003
    ..This study suggests that differential activation or evasion of cytokine expression by S. pneumoniae virulent strains determines disease outcome regardless of the host's immunogenetic background...
  89. ncbi request reprint Early onset pneumococcal sepsis in children hospitalized for noninfectious life-threatening events
    P Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka University Medical Center Faculty of Health Sciences Ben Gurion University of the Negev Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:1092-4. 2001
    ..In populations with high carriage rates of S. pneumoniae, critically ill children appear to be at increased risk of pneumococcal sepsis...
  90. ncbi request reprint Development of a chemiluminescent optical fiber immunosensor to detect Streptococcus pneumoniae antipolysaccharide antibodies
    R S Marks
    Unit of Biotechnology, Soroka University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 89:117-26. 2000
    ..It was concluded that the optical immunosensor system is an accurate and sensitive method to detect antipneumococcal antibodies and may be an adequate tool to monitor antibodies in specimens such as saliva and urine...
  91. ncbi request reprint Elimination of hepatitis a infection outbreaks in day care and school settings in southern Israel after introduction of the national universal toddler hepatitis a immunization program
    Ilana Belmaker
    Ministry of Health, Southern Regional Office, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:36-40. 2007
    ..The effect of the Israeli program on outbreaks of Hepatitis A in day care and school settings was studied...
  92. doi request reprint Intussusception in children in Southern Israel: disparity between 2 populations
    David Greenberg
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, The Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:236-40. 2008
    ..Intussusception has been associated with 1 rotavirus vaccine. Our objective was to determine intussusception rates in children in southern Israel during a 15-year period before the introduction of new rotavirus vaccines...
  93. ncbi request reprint Is bilateral acute otitis media clinically different than unilateral acute otitis media?
    Eugene Leibovitz
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:589-92. 2007
    ..Information regarding the specific characteristics of bilateral acute otitis media (BAOM) versus unilateral acute otitis media (UAOM) is lacking...
  94. doi request reprint Failure to achieve early bacterial eradication increases clinical failure rate in acute otitis media in young children
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:200-6. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between early bacteriologic failure and clinical failure in acute otitis media (AOM)...
  95. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of nontyphi Salmonella bacteremia among children living in southern Israel
    Pablo Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Int J Infect Dis 6:94-7. 2002
    ..To determine if the epidemiology of Salmonella gastroenteritis and childhood bacteremia among the two ethnic populations (Jews and Bedouins) living in southern Israel has changed in recent years...
  96. ncbi request reprint Streptococcus pneumoniae surface-exposed glutamyl tRNA synthetase, a putative adhesin, is able to induce a partially protective immune response in mice
    Yaffa Mizrachi Nebenzahl
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 196:945-53. 2007
    ..These results suggest that GtS, an age-dependent S. pneumoniae antigen, is a surface-located adhesin that is capable of inducing a partially protective immune response against S. pneumoniae in mice...
  97. ncbi request reprint The important role of nontypable Streptococcus pneumoniae international clones in acute conjunctivitis
    Nurith Porat
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Infect Dis 194:689-96. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relative importance in causing AC of the absence of capsule versus genotype properties...
  98. ncbi request reprint Will reduction of antibiotic use reduce antibiotic resistance?: The pneumococcus paradigm
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:981-6. 2006
    ..Although antibiotics differ in their resistant-promotion potential, all still do promote resistance...
  99. ncbi request reprint Flaws in design and conduct of clinical trials in acute otitis media
    Ron Dagan
    Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:894-902. 2002
  100. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media in children: association with day care centers--antibacterial resistance, treatment, and prevention
    David Greenberg
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Paediatr Drugs 10:75-83. 2008
    ..However, the recent observation of increased rates of antibacterial-resistant non-vaccine serotype S. pneumoniae may erode the success of PCV7...
  101. ncbi request reprint Neonatal nosocomial pneumococcal infections acquired by patient-to-patient transmission
    Rimma Melamed
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 34:385-6. 2002
    ..To the best of our knowledge this is the first documented case of neonatal nosocomial person-to-person transmission...