R Colodner

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for the development of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing bacteria in nonhospitalized patients
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:163-7. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Vaginal colonization by orally administered Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG
    Raul Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:767-9. 2003
  3. pmc Identification of the emerging pathogen Vibrio vulnificus biotype 3 by commercially available phenotypic methods
    Raul Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4137-40. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a novel kit for the rapid detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases
    R Colodner
    Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:49-51. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of bacteriuria with low colony counts of Enterococcus species
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:238-41. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of patients with Staphylococcus saprophyticus bacteriuria in Israel
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    Infection 34:278-81. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint First national surveillance of susceptibility of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. to antimicrobials in Israel
    Raul Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101, Afula, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:201-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired and hospital-acquired candiduria: comparison of prevalence and clinical characteristics
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Haemek Medical Center, Rabin Road, Afula 18101, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:301-5. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors for community-acquired urinary tract infection due to quinolone-resistant E. coli
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101, Afula, Israel
    Infection 36:41-5. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Mannose-binding lectin in pre-menopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections
    R Colodner
    Laboratory Medicine Department, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1394-8. 2010

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Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for the development of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing bacteria in nonhospitalized patients
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 23:163-7. 2004
    ..8, 95%CI, 1.7-143), previous use of second-generation cephalosporins (P<0.0001, OR=10.1, 95%CI, 4.2-24), previous use of quinolones (P=0.001, OR=4.1, 95%CI, 1.8-9.0), and previous use of penicillin (P=0.003, OR=4.0, 95%CI, 1.6-9.0)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Vaginal colonization by orally administered Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG
    Raul Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:767-9. 2003
    ..In the last few years the use of lactobacilli for the prevention of genitourinary infections has been explored using different probiotic strains...
  3. pmc Identification of the emerging pathogen Vibrio vulnificus biotype 3 by commercially available phenotypic methods
    Raul Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 42:4137-40. 2004
    ..Data on the phenotypic pattern of V. vulnificus biotype 3 when processed in all five systems as presented here could help clinical laboratories in identifying this new pathogen...
  4. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a novel kit for the rapid detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases
    R Colodner
    Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:49-51. 2006
    ..The kit showed 95.5 and 98.1% sensitivity and specificity, respectively, as compared to the disk test, and thus proved to be an appropriate tool for the rapid detection of ESBL...
  5. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of bacteriuria with low colony counts of Enterococcus species
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:238-41. 2006
    ..Microbiology laboratories should perform a complete work-up on samples containing low counts of enterococci, and the final interpretation should be done by physicians, using additional clinical information...
  6. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of patients with Staphylococcus saprophyticus bacteriuria in Israel
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    Infection 34:278-81. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate the incidence of S. saprophyticus in Northern Israel and to compare demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with S. saprophyticus and Escherichia coli bacteriuria...
  7. ncbi request reprint First national surveillance of susceptibility of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella spp. to antimicrobials in Israel
    Raul Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101, Afula, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 57:201-5. 2007
    ..3% (12.3-28.5%, 96/256). Coresistance, cross-resistance, and variability between institutions were high. Only carbapenems retain predicted activity against ESBL-producing E. coli and Klebsiella spp. across Israeli hospitals...
  8. ncbi request reprint Community-acquired and hospital-acquired candiduria: comparison of prevalence and clinical characteristics
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Haemek Medical Center, Rabin Road, Afula 18101, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:301-5. 2008
    ..However, the identification of high-risk patients is desirable and questions regarding the management of candiduria, both CAC and HAC, still remain unresolved...
  9. doi request reprint Risk factors for community-acquired urinary tract infection due to quinolone-resistant E. coli
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101, Afula, Israel
    Infection 36:41-5. 2008
    ..Resistance to fluoroquinolone drugs is emerging among E. coli causing community acquired urinary tract infections (COMA-UTI)...
  10. doi request reprint Mannose-binding lectin in pre-menopausal women with recurrent urinary tract infections
    R Colodner
    Laboratory Medicine Department, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:1394-8. 2010
    ..The results from the two groups were compared and were not statistically different (p 0.4). According to these results, MBL serum levels are not associated with an increased risk for recurrent UTI in pre-menopausal women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Unusual portal of entry of Vibrio vulnificus: evidence of its prolonged survival on the skin
    R Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 34:714-5. 2002
    ..We describe a patient infected with this pathogen after being punctured by a wire. Meticulous anamnestic investigation demonstrated for the first time that this pathogen can survive on the skin for at least 24 hours...
  12. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial susceptibility of community-acquired uropathogens in northern Israel
    R Colodner
    Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 18:189-92. 2001
    ..It was found that 1.25% of the Gram-negative uropathogens isolated during 1999 were extended spectrum beta-lactamase producers which suggests that this plasmid-encoded trait is finding its way into the community...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Community acquired urinary tract infection among hospitalized children in northern Israel: pathogens, susceptibility patterns and urinary tract anomalies]
    W Sakran
    Pediatric Department B, Haemek Medical Center, Afula
    Harefuah 142:249-52, 320, 319. 2003
    ..Empiric antibacterial therapy is recommended before results of the urine culture are available in order to shorten the duration of the disease and prevent renal complications...
  14. doi request reprint Seasonal variation in Escherichia coli bloodstream infections in northern Israel
    B Chazan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Ha Emek Medical Centre, Afula, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:851-4. 2011
    ..We found significantly higher rates of E. coli BSI in the summer period. Host, bacterial and ecological factors, together with high consumption of antibiotics during the winter season, could partially explain these findings...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ten years surveillance of antimicrobial susceptibility of community-acquired Escherichia coli and other uropathogens in northern Israel (1995-2005)
    Wasseem Rock
    Department of Internal Medicine C, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:803-5. 2007
    ..In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, knowledge of local antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of common uropathogens is essential for prudent empiric therapy of community-acquired urinary tract infections...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of estriol-containing vaginal pessaries and nitrofurantoin macrocrystal therapy in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection in postmenopausal women
    R Raz
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel and Faculty of Medicine, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 36:1362-8. 2003
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  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of streptococcal pharyngitis in adults
    Bibiana Chazan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:413-5. 2003
    ..However, the frequency and symptomatology of streptococcal pharyngitis in adults is not well established...
  18. doi request reprint Clinical spectrum of serious bacterial infections among splenectomized patients with hemoglobinopathies in Israel: a 37-year follow-up study
    W Sakran
    Pediatric Department B, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Infection 40:35-9. 2012
    ..Patients with hemoglobinopathies who undergo splenectomy are at risk for invasive infections. The aim of this investigation was to present the clinical spectrum of infections in splenectomized patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Listeria monocytogenes cross-contamination in a nursery [corrected]
    R Colodner
    Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 31:322-4. 2003
    ..This fact strongly suggests that the second baby was infected during admittance to the nursery as a result of a hospital cross-contamination...
  20. ncbi request reprint Clinical, epidemiological, and microbiological features of Vibrio vulnificus biogroup 3 causing outbreaks of wound infection and bacteraemia in Israel. Israel Vibrio Study Group
    N Bisharat
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Lancet 354:1421-4. 1999
    ..In the summer and autumn of 1996 and 1997, an outbreak of invasive V. vulnificus infection occurred in Israel in people who had recently handled fresh, whole fish purchased from artificial fish-ponds...
  21. doi request reprint Adherence to guidelines on empiric use of antibiotics in the emergency room
    N Galayduyk
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Infection 36:408-14. 2008
    ..In October 2002, guidelines for empiric antibiotics in emergency room (ER) were introduced...
  22. ncbi request reprint Campylobacter bacteremia and pneumonia in two splenectomized patients
    W Sakran
    Pediatric Department B, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 18:496-8. 1999
    ..Campylobacter bacteremia was diagnosed in both patients. Campylobacter jejuni was identified in the first patient and Campylobacter fetus in the second. Both patients were treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics and recovered fully...
  23. ncbi request reprint Empiric use of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) in the treatment of women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections, in a geographical area with a high prevalence of TMP-SMX-resistant uropathogens
    R Raz
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula and Technion, Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 34:1165-9. 2002
    ..Treatment with TMP-SMX of uncomplicated UTI caused by TMP-SMX-R microorganisms results in microbiologic and clinical failure. In high-resistance areas, TMP-SMX should not be the empiric drug of choice for uncomplicated UTI...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of DipStreak containing CNA-MacConkey agar: a new bedside urine culture device
    R Colodner
    Microbiology Laboratory, Central Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 2:563-5. 2000
    ..Many bedside urine culture devices have been developed with the aim of reliability, simplicity and use in both the physician's office and the clinical laboratory...
  25. ncbi request reprint Subacute necrotizing fasciitis caused by gas-producing Staphylococcus aureus
    W R Saliba
    Department of Internal Medicine C, Ha Emeq Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:612-4. 2003
    ..The development of soft-tissue infection at the site of insulin injection should alert physicians to the possibility of infection with Staphylococcus aureus...
  26. ncbi request reprint Procalcitonin as a marker of acute pyelonephritis in infants and children
    Vladislav Smolkin
    Pediatric Nephrology Unit, B Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Pediatr Nephrol 17:409-12. 2002
    ..1% and 89.7%, respectively; CRP had a sensitivity of 100%, but a specificity of 18.5%. We conclude that serum PCT may be an accurate marker for early diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pharyngotonsillitis due to Arcanobacterium haemolyticum in northern Israel
    Yael Chen
    Infectious Diseases Unit and Microbiology Laboratory, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:241-2. 2005
    ..Arcanobacterium haemolyticum is a well-recognized but uncommon cause of pharyngitis and skin rash in adolescents and young adults. To date, no data regarding its frequency in Israel have been published...
  28. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and susceptibility to antimicrobials in community, hospital and long-term care facility bacteremia in northern Israel: a 6 year surveillance
    Bibiana Chazan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:592-7. 2009
    ..Identification of pathogens and their susceptibility to antimicrobials is mandatory for successful empiric antibiotic treatment...
  29. ncbi request reprint Acute otitis media in infants less than three months of age: clinical presentation, etiology and concomitant diseases
    Waheeb Sakran
    Pediatric Department B, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 70:613-7. 2006
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  30. doi request reprint Varicella zoster virus in health care workers in northern Israel: seroprevalence and predictive value of history of varicella infection
    Bibiana Chazan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 36:436-8. 2008
    ..5% seropositive and only 1.5% seronegative. A positive history of VD was an excellent predictor for the presence of VZV-IgG; however, a negative history of VD does not rule out the presence of VZV-IgG...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are blood cultures necessary in the management of women with complicated pyelonephritis?
    Yael Chen
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel
    J Infect 53:235-40. 2006
    ..Our objective was to assess the role of blood cultures in the management of complicated APN in women, and to examine the demographic and clinical characteristics, and the outcome as related to the bacteremic status of these patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Bacteremia and pyelonephritis caused by Lactobacillus jensenii in a patient with urolithiasis
    Bibiana Chazan
    Infectious Disease Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:164-5. 2008
  33. ncbi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases: a challenge for clinical microbiologists and infection control specialists
    Raul Colodner
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Ha Emek Medical Center, 18101 Afula, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 33:104-7. 2005
    ..Because of the very limited remaining alternatives for treatment and ESBLs significant prevalence worldwide, infection control remains the best way to deal with this bacterial resistance mechanism...
  34. ncbi request reprint Who are you--Staphylococcus saprophyticus?
    Raul Raz
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 40:896-8. 2005
    ..This review summarizes what is known and what still needs to be learned about this microorganism...
  35. ncbi request reprint Is chloramphenicol making a comeback?
    Orna Nitzan
    Infectious Disease Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:371-4. 2010
    ..Due to increasing antimicrobial resistance there has been renewed interest in old drugs that have fallen into disuse because of toxic side effects...
  36. ncbi request reprint Dual pulmonary infection with Candida dubliniensis and Aspergillus fumigatus in a child with chronic granulomatous disease
    Dan Miron
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultation Service, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    J Infect 50:72-5. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of women hospitalized for acute pyelonephritis
    Raul Raz
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, 18 101, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 37:1014-20. 2003
    ..However, clinically relevant renal damage is rare 10-20 years after AP. Tc 99m-DMSA scanning is useful for detecting renal scars in adults but is not routinely needed in practice...
  38. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Streptococcus pyogenes to two macrolides in northern Israel
    Waheeb Sakran
    Infectious Disease Unit, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 23:517-9. 2004
    ..pyogenes tonsillitis who present allergy to penicillin. The routine testing of susceptibility of S. pyogenes to macrolides in northern Israel is not justified...
  39. ncbi request reprint Improved antimicrobial susceptibility of community-acquired uropathogens in northern Israel (1995-1999-2002)
    Bibiana Chazan
    Infectious Diseases Unit and Family Medicine Department, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula 18 101, Israel
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 24:89-92. 2004
    ..In contrast to a worldwide increase in resistance, we observed not only a halt in this trend, but also an improvement in antimicrobial susceptibility of uropathogens in northern-Israel...
  40. ncbi request reprint Streptococcal necrotizing fasciitis with toxic shock syndrome following cervical adenitis
    Waheeb Sakran
    Department of Otolaryngology, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 68:1209-13. 2004
    ..Full recovery was achieved by aggressive treatment, which included intensive care support, extensive surgical debridement of necrotic lesions and antibiotic treatment with the combination of penicillin and clindamycin...
  41. ncbi request reprint Bacteriological aspects of Darier's disease
    R Dodiuk-Gad
    Department of Dermatology, Genetics InstituteInfectious Diseases UnitLaboratory Medicine Department, Ha Emek Medical Center, AfulaBruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, HaifaDepartment of Dermatology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HashomerDepartment of Dermatology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 27:1405-9. 2013
    ..There are no established data on the prevalence of bacterial colonization of lesional skin, nares and perineum in Darier's disease (DD), or its contribution to the clinical manifestations of the disease...
  42. ncbi request reprint Age-related seroprevalence of Cryptosporidium in northern Israel
    D Miron
    Department of Pediatrics A, Central Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 2:343-5. 2000
    ..Two recent studies found that the prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among children in Israel was 3.4-7.4%...
  43. ncbi request reprint Duration of antibacterial effectiveness of gentamicin ear drops in external otitis
    Y Rakover
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    J Laryngol Otol 114:827-9. 2000
    ..We have shown that the antibiotic used on the wick is effective for 12 hours. In conclusion, we recommend using ear drops twice a day on a wick as routine therapy for external otitis...
  44. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of blood cultures in the management of febrile patients in long-term care facilities
    R Raz
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:745-8. 2005
    ..These results indicate the usefulness of performing blood cultures in elderly patients with sepsis is questionable...
  45. ncbi request reprint Azithromycin as an alternative to nalidixic acid in the therapy of childhood shigellosis
    Dan Miron
    Pediatric Department A, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:367-8. 2004
    ..4% of 14 children as compared with no clinical and microbiologic failure in 25 children who were treated with oral azithromycin (P < 0.01 and 0.012, respectively). Thus azithromycin could be a suitable alternative to nalidixic acid...
  46. ncbi request reprint Vibrio vulnificus necrotizing fasciitis of the calf presenting with compartment syndrome
    Dan Miron
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Consultation Service, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:666-8. 2003
    ..The disease was complicated by necrotizing fasciitis requiring above the knee amputation. Childhood diseases associated with iron overload pose an increased risk for complicated V. vulnificus infections...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Salmonella virchow sacroiliitis and bacteremia in a child]
    J Genizi
    Pediatric Department A, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Harefuah 141:685-8, 763. 2002
    ..Salmonella sacroiliitis in children is rare, and only seven cases have been reported in the English literature in the last 40 years. We reviewed the literature dealing with pathophysiology diagnosis therapy and outcome of this infection...
  48. ncbi request reprint Bacterial colonization of the uterine cervix and success rate in assisted reproduction: results of a prospective survey
    Raed Salim
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Afula, Israel
    Hum Reprod 17:337-40. 2002
    ..We examined whether the nature of bacterial flora, found in the uterine cervical canal at embryo transfer, is associated with the rate of conception in ART...
  49. ncbi request reprint Recurrent septicemia and osteomyelitis caused by Pasteurella multocida in a patient with chronic lymphatic leukemia
    Tzvi Davidovich
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:653-4. 2008
  50. ncbi request reprint Early onset of neonatal Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia and septic arthritis
    Waheeb Sakran
    The Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 43:579-81. 2004
  51. pmc Virulence genotype and phylogenetic origin in relation to antibiotic resistance profile among Escherichia coli urine sample isolates from Israeli women with acute uncomplicated cystitis
    James R Johnson
    Infectious Diseases, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, One Veterans Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:26-31. 2005
    ..The basis for the concentration of ciprofloxacin resistance in non-B2 phylogenetic groups remains unknown...
  52. pmc Distribution and characteristics of Escherichia coli clonal group A
    James R Johnson
    Infectious Diseases 111F, Minneapolis VA Medical Center, 1 Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:141-5. 2005
    ..3%; p < 0.001) and those resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (10% vs. 1.7%; p < 0.001). The extensive antimicrobial resistance and virulence profiles of clonal group A may underlie its recent widespread emergence...
  53. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcus aureus carrier state among elderly residents of a long-term care facility
    Gad Mendelson
    Shoham Geriatric Center, Pardes Hanna, Israel
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 4:125-7. 2003
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the rate of colonization by S aureus, especially MRSA, in elderly residents of a large LTCF, and to find factors that predispose to it...
  54. pmc Spontaneous conversion to quinolone and fluoroquinolone resistance among wild-type Escherichia coli isolates in relation to phylogenetic background and virulence genotype
    James R Johnson
    Medical Service, VA Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:4739-44. 2005
    ..A more likely explanation is the importation of resistant strains from an as-yet-undefined low-virulence external selection reservoir...
  55. ncbi request reprint Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases: the end of cephalosporins?
    Raul Colodner
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:336-8. 2005
  56. ncbi request reprint Variations in 10 putative uropathogen virulence genes among urinary, faecal and peri-urethral Escherichia coli
    Carl F Marrs
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    J Med Microbiol 51:138-42. 2002
    ..Peri-urethral isolates were found to have frequencies of these 10 genes that differed from those found for both UTI and faecal isolates...
  57. ncbi request reprint Mycetoma of the foot caused by Cylindrocarpon lichenicola in an immunocompetent traveler
    Bibiana Chazan
    Infectious Diseases Unit Raul Colodner, Ha Emek Medical Center, Afula Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Travel Med 11:331-2. 2004
    ..This report describes a case of invasive infection caused by Cylindrocarpon lichenicola, localized in the right foot of an otherwise immunocompetent traveler...