Abraham Borer

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Hospital-acquired conjunctivitis in a neonatal intensive care unit: Bacterial etiology and susceptibility patterns
    Abraham Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 38:650-2. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Attributable mortality rate for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia
    Abraham Borer
    Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:972-6. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of 4% chlorhexidine whole-body washing on multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii skin colonisation among patients in a medical intensive care unit
    A Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 67:149-55. 2007
  4. doi request reprint A multifaceted intervention strategy for eradication of a hospital-wide outbreak caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Southern Israel
    Abraham Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1158-65. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors for developing clinical infection with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in hospital patients initially only colonized with carbapenem-resistant K pneumoniae
    Abraham Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 40:421-5. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteriuria
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect 58:119-22. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevention of infections associated with permanent cardiac antiarrhythmic devices by implementation of a comprehensive infection control program
    Abraham Borer
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:492-7. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in HIV positive women in southern Israel]
    Shirli Banani
    AIDS Center, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Harefuah 152:204-6, 248. 2013
  9. doi request reprint A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of selective digestive decontamination using oral gentamicin and oral polymyxin E for eradication of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:14-9. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia with influenza A/H1N1 in southern Israel
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 151 Beer Sheva, Israel 84101
    Int J Infect Dis 15:e470-4. 2011

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Publications26

  1. doi request reprint Hospital-acquired conjunctivitis in a neonatal intensive care unit: Bacterial etiology and susceptibility patterns
    Abraham Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 38:650-2. 2010
    ..The resistance patterns are worrisome among gram-positive cocci...
  2. doi request reprint Attributable mortality rate for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia
    Abraham Borer
    Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 30:972-6. 2009
    ..To determine the attributable (direct) mortality and morbidity caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia...
  3. ncbi request reprint Impact of 4% chlorhexidine whole-body washing on multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii skin colonisation among patients in a medical intensive care unit
    A Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 67:149-55. 2007
    ..This regimen may be considered in addition to well-known infection control measures, particularly in institutions with endemic rates of multidrug-resistant ACBA-BSIs...
  4. doi request reprint A multifaceted intervention strategy for eradication of a hospital-wide outbreak caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Southern Israel
    Abraham Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32:1158-65. 2011
    ..To devise a local strategy for eradication of a hospital-wide outbreak caused by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP)...
  5. doi request reprint Risk factors for developing clinical infection with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in hospital patients initially only colonized with carbapenem-resistant K pneumoniae
    Abraham Borer
    Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 40:421-5. 2012
    ..This study examined predictors of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) colonization and risk factors for the development of CRKP infection in patients initially only colonized with CRKP...
  6. doi request reprint Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) bacteriuria
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect 58:119-22. 2009
    ..To determine the frequency of MSSA bacteriuria in our hospital, ascertain nosocomial and community-acquired risk factors, identify specific epidemiological characteristics among bacteriuric patients with/without MSSA bacteremia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Prevention of infections associated with permanent cardiac antiarrhythmic devices by implementation of a comprehensive infection control program
    Abraham Borer
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:492-7. 2004
    ..To implement a comprehensive infection control (IC) program for prevention of cardiac device-associated infections (CDIs)...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in HIV positive women in southern Israel]
    Shirli Banani
    AIDS Center, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Harefuah 152:204-6, 248. 2013
    ..There is only scarce data on the prevalence of STD in HIV positive individuals in Israel and no current recommendations on this issue are available...
  9. doi request reprint A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of selective digestive decontamination using oral gentamicin and oral polymyxin E for eradication of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carriage
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 33:14-9. 2012
    ..To assess the effectiveness of selective digestive decontamination (SDD) for eradicating carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) oropharyngeal and gastrointestinal carriage...
  10. doi request reprint Risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia with influenza A/H1N1 in southern Israel
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 151 Beer Sheva, Israel 84101
    Int J Infect Dis 15:e470-4. 2011
    ..To determine the risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) with influenza A/H1N1 flu in our region...
  11. ncbi request reprint Streptococcal septic arthritis and necrotizing fasciitis in an intravenous drug user couple sharing needles
    Rosalia Smolyakov
    Institute of Infectious Diseases, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:302-3. 2002
  12. ncbi request reprint Impaired neutrophil functions in the pathogenesis of an outbreak of recurrent furunculosis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among mentally retarded adults
    Jacob Gilad
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Microbes Infect 8:1801-5. 2006
    ..Abnormal specific chemotaxis is an independent risk factor for recurrent furunculosis. Impaired neutrophil functions thus have a role in the pathogenesis of outbreaks of recurrent furunculosis...
  13. doi request reprint An outbreak of varicella in staff nurses exposed to a patient with localized herpes zoster
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 42:620-2. 2010
    ..Our observation provides an argument for airborne precautions in hospitalized patients with localized herpes zoster...
  14. doi request reprint Eritrean and Sudanese migrants presenting with malaria in Israel
    Lisa Saidel-Odes
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Travel Med Infect Dis 9:303-5. 2011
    ..Contrary to the known dominance of P. falciparum among malaria species in Eritrea and Sudan, the vast majority of migrants presented with P. vivax. The region of P. vivax acquisition remains unclear...
  15. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic drug advertising in medical journals
    Jacob Gilad
    The Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:910-2. 2005
    ..Antibiotic advertisements showed differences compared to those of other drugs. None addressed the issue of antibiotic resistance. Efforts to prevent antibiotic resistance should take antibiotic advertising into consideration...
  16. ncbi request reprint Isolated splenic cat scratch disease in an immunocompetent adult woman
    Jacob Gilad
    Department of Internal Medicine E, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty for Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 36:e10-3. 2003
    ..This is the second reported case of isolated splenic cat scratch disease in an adult and the first in a healthy adult...
  17. ncbi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae strains in community-acquired bacteremia in Southern Israel
    Abraham Borer
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Med Sci Monit 8:CR44-7. 2002
    ..The increasing dissemination and long-term carriage of these organisms within the community carry tremendous implications on the empirical therapy of community-acquired infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint Gender differences and sex-specific manifestations associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection in women
    Jacob Gilad
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 151, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 109:199-205. 2003
    ..It is concluded that current advances in the understanding of HIV infection among women may lead to further refinement and optimization efforts in the management of HIV-infected women...
  19. pmc Unusual localization of clostridium difficile infection in an isolated segment of the descending colon in a critical care patient
    Evgeni Brotfain
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Soroka Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 84105 Beer Sheva, Israel
    Case Rep Surg 2012:482930. 2012
    ..This novel technique, in which the antibiotic was administered through an inserted intraluminal Foley urinary catheter, may be an efficient and safe alternative when conventional routes cannot be implemented...
  20. ncbi request reprint Reduction of blood culture contamination rate by an educational intervention
    S Eskira
    Infection Control Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 12:818-21. 2006
    ..001). Following multivariate analysis, only an absence of intervention was an independent variable associated with BCC. Thus simple educational intervention reduced BCC in internal medicine and was considered to be cost-effective...
  21. ncbi request reprint Impact of active monitoring of infection control practices on deep sternal infection after open-heart surgery
    A Borer
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 72:515-20. 2001
    ..Periodic active monitoring may be a valuable tool to achieve and even sustain such a decrease with tremendous implications on morbidity, costs, and quality of care...
  22. ncbi request reprint Surveillance of chronic haemodialysis-associated infections in southern Israel
    J Gilad
    Department of Internal Medicine, Infection Control Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 11:547-52. 2005
    ..These differences may be explained by VAS type distribution, although other factors may also be involved. Reporting regional or national surveillance data may allow a standardised comparison of the incidence of HD-associated infections...
  23. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and ethnic distribution of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in southern Israel, 1992-1997: the impact of immigration
    J Gilad
    Infectious Disease Institute, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Chest 117:738-43. 2000
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  24. ncbi request reprint Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced febrile neutropenia in the adult cancer patient population of Southern Israel
    J Gilad
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka Medical Center and Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Support Care Cancer 7:260-4. 1999
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  25. ncbi request reprint Nosocomial multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bloodstream infection: risk factors and outcome with ampicillin-sulbactam treatment
    R Smolyakov
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka University Medical Centre and the Faculty for Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 54:32-8. 2003
    ..02 OR=7.64). MDR-A. baumannii has become highly endemic in our institution. A/S appears to be one of the last effective and safe empirical resorts for treatment of MDR A. baumannii BSI...
  26. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance and impact on mortality of extended-spectrum beta lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates in nosocomial bacteremia
    G Menashe
    Infectious Disease Institute, Soroka Medical Center and the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 33:188-93. 2001
    ..The in-hospital mortality rate did not differ between patients infected with ESBL producers and those infected by non-ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae species [13/26 (50%) and 11/29 (38%), respectively] (p > 0.5)...