Z Samra

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of cranberry juice on eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients treated with antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor
    Haim Shmuely
    Helicobacter pylori Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mol Nutr Food Res 51:746-51. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a new immunochromatography test for rapid and simultaneous detection of Clostridium difficile antigen and toxins
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 15:373-6. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to vancomycin, teicoplanin, linezolid, pristinamycin and other antibiotics
    Zmira Samra
    National Staphylococcus Center, Department of Microbiology, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:148-50. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of the NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen test in cerebrospinal fluid for rapid diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis
    Zmira Samra
    Microbiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 45:237-40. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium to daptomycin and other antibiotics
    Z Samra
    National Staphylococcus Center, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, 49100, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:363-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of Mycoplasma hominis clinical isolates to tetracyclines, quinolones and macrolides
    Zmira Samra
    Chlamydia and Mycoplasma National Center, Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 44:359-61. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Changing distribution of Candida species isolated from sterile and nonsterile sites in Israel
    Z Samra
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:542-5. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of toxin A-negative toxin B-positive Clostridium difficile in hospitalized patients with gastrointestinal disease
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 43:189-92. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Resistance of Helicobacter pylori isolated in Israel to metronidazole, clarithromycin, tetracycline, amoxicillin and cefixime
    Zmira Samra
    Microbiology Laboratories, Helicobacter pylori Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 49:1023-6. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic susceptibility and phage typing of methicillin-resistant and -sensitive Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates at three periods during 1991-1997
    Z Samra
    Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:425-7. 2001

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  1. ncbi request reprint Effect of cranberry juice on eradication of Helicobacter pylori in patients treated with antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor
    Haim Shmuely
    Helicobacter pylori Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mol Nutr Food Res 51:746-51. 2007
    ..9%) than in the placebo-OAC arm (n = 45, 80.0%) and non-placebo-OAC group (n = 287, 85.0%). These results suggest that the addition of cranberry to triple therapy improves the rate of H. pylori eradication in females...
  2. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a new immunochromatography test for rapid and simultaneous detection of Clostridium difficile antigen and toxins
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 15:373-6. 2013
    ..The Tox A/B enzyme immunoassay (EIA) is the most widely used test for the detection of C. difficile toxins A and B. However, it is associated with poor sensitivity and an unacceptable high rate of false-negative results...
  3. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to vancomycin, teicoplanin, linezolid, pristinamycin and other antibiotics
    Zmira Samra
    National Staphylococcus Center, Department of Microbiology, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:148-50. 2005
    ..Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a major nosocomial pathogen worldwide. Vancomycin is the traditional drug of choice, but decreasing susceptibility to vancomycin and other glycopeptides has been reported since 1996...
  4. ncbi request reprint Use of the NOW Streptococcus pneumoniae urinary antigen test in cerebrospinal fluid for rapid diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis
    Zmira Samra
    Microbiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 45:237-40. 2003
    ..These data have been included in the FDA application for approval of the NOW test for use in the CSF for the diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis...
  5. ncbi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium to daptomycin and other antibiotics
    Z Samra
    National Staphylococcus Center, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, 49100, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:363-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of Mycoplasma hominis clinical isolates to tetracyclines, quinolones and macrolides
    Zmira Samra
    Chlamydia and Mycoplasma National Center, Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 44:359-61. 2002
    ..This finding has important implications for cases in which Mycoplasma infection is suspected and culture and/or in vitro susceptibility tests are not available...
  7. ncbi request reprint Changing distribution of Candida species isolated from sterile and nonsterile sites in Israel
    Z Samra
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:542-5. 2002
    ..The prevalence of Candida parapsilosis decreased significantly in nonsterile sites, from 31% to 23% (P=0.0002). Continuous surveys of the distribution of Candida spp. and analysis of the clinical significance of changes are warranted...
  8. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of toxin A-negative toxin B-positive Clostridium difficile in hospitalized patients with gastrointestinal disease
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 43:189-92. 2002
    ..Furthermore, our data support the potential role of toxin B in the pathogenesis of toxigenic Clostridium difficile...
  9. ncbi request reprint Resistance of Helicobacter pylori isolated in Israel to metronidazole, clarithromycin, tetracycline, amoxicillin and cefixime
    Zmira Samra
    Microbiology Laboratories, Helicobacter pylori Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 49:1023-6. 2002
    ..7% and 38.2% for metronidazole (MIC >or= 8 mg/L) (P = 0.03); 46.4% and 8.2% for clarithromycin (MIC >or= 2 mg/L) (P < 0.001). Therapeutic outcome would benefit from susceptibility testing, especially after treatment failure...
  10. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic susceptibility and phage typing of methicillin-resistant and -sensitive Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates at three periods during 1991-1997
    Z Samra
    Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 20:425-7. 2001
    ..Of the isolates that were sensitive to group III phages, 96% were methicillin resistant, and 70.5% of them were sensitive to phages 75 and 85...
  11. doi request reprint Direct simultaneous detection of 6 sexually transmitted pathogens from clinical specimens by multiplex polymerase chain reaction and auto-capillary electrophoresis
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Chlamydia and Mycoplasma National Center, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva 49100, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 70:17-21. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the multiplex PCR and ACE system is highly sensitive and specific for the rapid, simultaneous detection of STD pathogens directly from a single specimen...
  12. doi request reprint Are all beta-lactams similarly effective in the treatment of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia?
    M Paul
    Unit of Infectious Diseases, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 17:1581-6. 2011
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  13. ncbi request reprint The significance of Acinetobacter baumannii bacteraemia compared with Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteraemia: risk factors and outcomes
    E Robenshtok
    Department of Medicine E, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 64:282-7. 2006
    ..e. those who were not ventilated and those who did not present with septic shock. These results support the view that nosocomial bacteraemia due to A. baumannii is associated with increased mortality...
  14. doi request reprint Mortality of patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhoea: the impact of Clostridium difficile
    J Bishara
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqwa and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 68:308-14. 2008
    ..difficile involvement by itself does not further increase the risk of death in these patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Departmental consumption of antibiotic drugs and subsequent resistance: a quantitative link
    L Leibovici
    Department of Medicine, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 48:535-40. 2001
    ..To look for a quantitative model linking departmental consumption of antibiotic drugs to the subsequent isolation of resistant hospital-acquired coliform pathogens...
  16. ncbi request reprint Seven-year study of bacteraemic pneumonia in a single institution
    J Bishara
    Department of Internal Medicine C, Rabin Medical Centre, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikvah, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 19:926-31. 2000
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  17. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Ureaplasma urealyticum to tetracycline, doxycycline, erythromycin, roxithromycin, clarithromycin, azithromycin, levofloxacin and moxifloxacin
    Z Samra
    Chlamydia and Mycoplasma National Center, Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beillinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    J Chemother 23:77-9. 2011
    ..Overall, moxifloxacin was the most active agent in vitro against U. urealyticum, with the narrowest difference between MIC and MBC values, followed closely by levofloxacin. Clarithromycin was the most active macrolide...
  18. ncbi request reprint Excess mortality in women with hospital-acquired bloodstream infection
    L Leibovici
    Department of Medicine, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah-Tiqva, Israel
    Am J Med 111:120-5. 2001
    ..The excess mortality was concentrated in women with severe underlying disorders, suggesting that sepsis might have accentuated differences in the outcome of underlying disorders in women...
  19. ncbi request reprint Antibacterial susceptibility of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli
    Jihad Bishara
    Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:298-301. 2005
    ..The prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing organisms and their antimicrobial resistance patterns may vary between geographic areas...
  20. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility-guided vs. empiric retreatment of Helicobacter pylori infection after treatment failure
    Jacob Yahav
    Helicobacter Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Dig Dis Sci 51:2316-21. 2006
    ..Susceptibility-guided retreatment appears to be significantly more effective than empiric retreatment in eradicating H. pylori after at least one previous treatment failure...
  21. pmc Monotherapy versus beta-lactam-aminoglycoside combination treatment for gram-negative bacteremia: a prospective, observational study
    L Leibovici
    Department of Medicine, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 41:1127-33. 1997
    ..2; 95% CI, 0.05 to 0.7). In summary, combination treatment showed no advantage over treatment with an appropriate beta-lactam drug in nonneutropenic patients with gram-negative bacteremia...
  22. ncbi request reprint Species distribution and antifungal susceptibility of Candida bloodstream isolates in a tertiary medical center in Israel
    Z Samra
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikva, 49100, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 24:592-5. 2005
    ..The findings emphasize the need for continuous surveillance and further clinical investigational studies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 for distinguishing bacterial from aseptic meningitis in adults
    J Bishara
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqwa, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:647-50. 2007
    ..889. This suggests that sTREM-1 is upregulated in the CSF of patients with bacterial meningitis with high specificity and that its presence can potentially assist clinicians in the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis...
  24. ncbi request reprint The benefit of appropriate empirical antibiotic treatment in patients with bloodstream infection
    L Leibovici
    Department of Medicine E, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    J Intern Med 244:379-86. 1998
    ..To test whether empirical antibiotic treatment that matches the in vitro susceptibility of the pathogen (appropriate treatment) improves survival in patients with bloodstream infections; and to measure the improvement...
  25. ncbi request reprint Correlation between candiduria and departmental antibiotic use
    M Weinberger
    The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 53:183-6. 2003
    ..These results add an important new dimension to the strategy of restricting broad-spectrum antibiotics...
  26. ncbi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of recent clinical isolates of Chlamydia trachomatis to macrolides and tetracyclines
    Z Samra
    Chlamydia and Mycoplasma National Center, Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beillinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 39:177-9. 2001
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  27. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae producing KPC-3 in a tertiary medical centre in Israel
    Zmira Samra
    Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqwa 49100, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 30:525-9. 2007
    ..These findings should alert government and medical authorities to institute stringent control measures and to initiate research into therapeutic and preventive strategies...
  28. pmc Co-trimoxazole-sensitive, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Israel, 1988-1997
    Jihad Bishara
    Department of Internal Medicine C, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikvah, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1168-9. 2003
    ..0001). If also observed in other institutions, these findings should encourage the performance of a clinical trial of sufficient size to compare co-trimoxazole to vancomycin in treating MRSA infections...
  29. doi request reprint Characteristics of non-typhi Salmonella gastroenteritis associated with bacteremia in infants and young children
    V Shkalim
    Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, 14 Kaplan Street, Petah Tikva, 49202, Israel
    Infection 40:285-9. 2012
    ..To characterize the clinical and laboratory manifestations of non-typhi Salmonella gastroenteritis associated with bacteremia in children less than 36 months old...
  30. ncbi request reprint Exserohilum: an emerging human pathogen
    A Adler
    Unit of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Hospital Infection Control, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, 14 Kaplan Street, POB 559, Petah Tiqva, 49202, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 25:247-53. 2006
    ..Outcome appeared to be better than for other mold infections and depended mainly on the underlying diseases...
  31. ncbi request reprint Relationship between Helicobacter pylori CagA status and colorectal cancer
    H Shmuely
    Department of Gastroenterology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Am J Gastroenterol 96:3406-10. 2001
    ..pylori, CagA+ seropositivity is associated with increased risk for both gastric and colonic cancer. This finding should stimulate additional research into the role of cagA+ H. pylori infection in the development of colorectal cancer...
  32. ncbi request reprint Failure to detect Chlamydia pneumoniae by cell culture and polymerase chain reaction in major arteries of 93 patients with atherosclerosis
    J Bishara
    Department of Internal Medicine C, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikvah, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:300-2. 2003
    ..All cultures and polymerase chain reaction tests for Chlamydia pneumoniae were negative. Further studies are required to explore the complex relationship between Chlamydia pneumoniae and atherosclerosis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of candidaemia with Candida-albicans compared with non-albicans Candida species and predictors of mortality
    M Weinberger
    Internal Medicine C and Infectious Diseases, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 61:146-54. 2005
    ..When shock was excluded from analysis, antifungal therapy was shown to be protective. Unlike previous concerns, infection with Candida species other than C. albicans has not been shown to result in an increased fatality rate...
  34. ncbi request reprint Predicting Clostridium difficile toxin in hospitalized patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea
    Nir Peled
    Institute of Pulmonology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Israel
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 28:377-81. 2007
    ..difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) with those of patients with a negative result of a stool assay for C. difficile toxin...
  35. ncbi request reprint Patterns of multiple resistance to antibiotics in gram-negative bacteria demonstrated by factor analysis
    L Leibovici
    Department of Medicine B, Beilinson Medical Centre, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 11:782-8. 1992
    ..Factor analysis can be used to describe phenotypic associations between resistance to antibiotics, and the factor score used to compare groups of isolates and to demonstrate temporal and other trends...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acinetobacter baumannii: emergence and spread in Israeli hospitals 1997-2002
    M Paul
    Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 60:256-60. 2005
    ..Multi-drug-resistant A. baumannii has the potential to reach endemicity in hospitals and warrants more vigorous and innovative efforts to limit its spread...
  37. doi request reprint Outbreak of Mycobacterium mucogenicum bacteraemia due to contaminated water supply in a paediatric haematology-oncology department
    G Livni
    Unit of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 70:253-8. 2008
    ..This investigation emphasises the three major factors that should be investigated in outbreaks due to a waterborne pathogen: source of the infection, water supply and infection control practices...
  38. ncbi request reprint Seven-year study of bacteremia in hospitalized patients on chronic hemodialysis in a single tertiary hospital
    Haim Shmuely
    Department of Internal Medicine C Unit of Infectious Diseases, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Ren Fail 25:579-88. 2003
    ..Predictors of mortality were: advanced age, decreased functional capacity, and malignancies. Most common organisms recovered were Staphylococcus aureus (30%), coagulase negative Staphylococcus (15%), and polymicrobial agents (15%)...
  39. doi request reprint Clinical and radiological features of Mycobacterium kansasii infection and Mycobacterium simiae infection
    David Shitrit
    Pulmonary Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqwa 49100, Israel
    Respir Med 102:1598-603. 2008
    ..simiae infection. We concluded that there are major differences in the epidemiologic features of M. kansasii and M. simiae infection which have important diagnostic and therapeutic implications...
  40. ncbi request reprint Elevated 13C urea breath test values females infected with Helicobacter pylori
    Haim Shmuely
    Helicobacter pylori Research Institute, Department of Internal Medicine C, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Dig Dis Sci 52:402-4. 2007
    ..pylori host interaction. This study suggests that infected females have a higher bacterial load and therefore may potentially infect their children at a higher degree than males...
  41. doi request reprint Predictors for anaerobic bacteraemia beyond the source of infection: retrospective, nested, case-control study
    Jihad Bishara
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Rabin Medical Centre, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:33-6. 2009
    ..We identified diabetes mellitus as a significant risk factor for ANB when the source of the bacteraemia was unknown, OR 2.29 (95% CI 1.22-4.29)...
  42. doi request reprint Infectious complications of peripherally inserted central venous catheters in children
    Itzhak Levy
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:426-9. 2010
    ..The aim of the study is to define the current rate of infectious and noninfectious complications of PICCs, the causative agents, and to define possible risk factors associated with these complications...
  43. doi request reprint Co-trimoxazole versus vancomycin for the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: a retrospective cohort study
    Elad Goldberg
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1779-83. 2010
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of co-trimoxazole versus that of vancomycin in adults with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia...
  44. ncbi request reprint In vitro activity of levofloxacin against Helicobacter pylori isolates from patients after treatment failure
    Jacob Yahav
    Helicobacter Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva 49100, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 55:81-3. 2006
    ..Physicians should consider triple therapy with omeprazole, LEV, and AMP in patients unsuccessfully treated with first- and second-line regimens...
  45. 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...
  46. ncbi request reprint Role of cytokine gene polymorphism and hepatic transforming growth factor beta1 expression in recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation
    Ziv Ben-Ari
    The Liver Institute and Department of Medicine D, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva 49100, Israel
    Cytokine 27:7-14. 2004
    ..INF-gamma, but not TGF-beta1 gene polymorphism, correlates with early recurrent hepatitis C after transplantation. These findings might help to design preemptive prevention therapy in selected patients at risk...
  47. ncbi request reprint Optimal detection of Staphylococcus aureus from clinical specimens using a new chromogenic medium
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 49:243-7. 2004
    ..This difference is particularly notable when mixed flora are present. The simplicity of the colony recognition increased the medium specificity, allowing a reliable and rapid method for the detection of S. aureus on the primary plate...
  48. ncbi request reprint Adult calcific aortic stenosis and Chlamydia pneumoniae: the role of Chlamydia infection in valvular calcification
    Yoav Turgeman
    Department of Cardiology, Haemek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:464-8. 2006
    ..Adult calcific aortic stenosis is a well-known clinical entity but its pathophysiology and cellular mechanism have yet to be defined...
  49. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori and Clostridium difficile in cystic fibrosis patients
    Jacob Yahav
    Helicobacter Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, 49100, Israel
    Dig Dis Sci 51:2274-9. 2006
    ..pylori infection. Almost half of the CF patients were asymptomatic carriers of CD producing mostly toxin B. More studies are needed to confirm our results in a larger group of CF patients...
  50. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori isolates to the antiadhesion activity of a high-molecular-weight constituent of cranberry
    Haim Shmuely
    Helicobacter pylori Research Institute, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 50:231-5. 2004
    ..There was no cross-resistance to the nondialysable material and metronidazole. These data suggest that a combination of antibiotics and a cranberry preparation may improve H. pylori eradication...
  51. ncbi request reprint Mycetoma of the renal pelvis caused by Fusarium species
    C Nakar
    Department of Neonatology, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:1182-3. 2001
    ..Prolonged treatment with amphotericin B alone or with flucytosine failed. Combined surgical drainage and medical therapy resulted in full resolution...
  52. doi request reprint Pulmonary Mycobacterium simiae infection: comparison with pulmonary tuberculosis
    C Maoz
    Recanati Center for Medicine and Research, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:945-50. 2008
    ..simiae respiratory infection are distinguishable from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis by several demographic, clinical, and radiological features. These findings have important diagnostic and therapeutic implications...
  53. pmc Evaluation of use of a new chromogenic agar in detection of urinary tract pathogens
    Z Samra
    Microbiology Department, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 36:990-4. 1998
    ..Owing to the ease in differentiating mixed flora on CHROMagar Orientation, antimicrobic susceptibility tests were performed directly from primary isolates in all cases without the need for subcultures...
  54. ncbi request reprint Isolated endogenous endophthalmitis due to a sporodochial-forming Phialemonium curvatum acquired through intracavernous autoinjections
    M Weinberger
    Internal Medicine C and Infectious Diseases, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Med Mycol 44:253-9. 2006
    ..This case expands the spectrum of infections due to Phialemonium species, and reveals a novel way of developing fungal endophthalmitis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Sporotrichoid lymphangitis due to group A Streptococcus
    J Bishara
    Department of Internal Medicine C, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikvah, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 32:e154-7. 2001
    ..e., Sporothrix schenkii, Nocardia brasiliensis, Mycobacterium marinum, and Leishmania species) should be considered in differential diagnosis for some patients...
  56. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of two rapid immunochromatography tests for the detection of Clostridium difficile toxins
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    Dig Dis Sci 53:1876-9. 2008
    ..Considering the importance of early and appropriate diagnosis of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, rapid immunochromatography tests may be of great benefit to practitioners...
  57. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial resistance of Clostridium difficile isolates in a tertiary medical center, Israel
    Jihad Bishara
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva 49100, Israel
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 54:141-4. 2006
    ..Resistance of C. difficile to metronidazole and other antimicrobials including linezolid exists in our institution. This finding should promote exploration of this problem in Israel and clarify the impact of resistance on outcome...
  58. ncbi request reprint Association of CagA+ Helicobacter pylori infection with aortic atheroma
    Haim Shmuely
    Helicobacter pylori Research Institute, Department of Gastroenterology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus Petach Tikvah and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Atherosclerosis 179:127-32. 2005
    ..To investigate possible association between infection with CagA(+) strains of Helicobacter pylori and aortic atheroma diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography...
  59. pmc Evaluation of CHROMagar KPC for rapid detection of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae
    Zmira Samra
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petah Tiqwa 49100, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 46:3110-1. 2008
    ..The sensitivity and specificity relative to PCR were 100% and 98.4%, respectively, for CHROMagar KPC and 92.7% and 95.9%, respectively, for MacConkey agar...
  60. doi request reprint The correlation between Clostridium-difficile infection and human gut concentrations of Bacteroidetes phylum and clostridial species
    E Goldberg
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, 39 Jaboutinski St, Petach Tikva, 49100, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 33:377-83. 2014
    ..difficile and the abundance of Bacteroidetes phylum and other clostridial species in human intestines. Studies with larger samples and broader diagnostic procedures are needed in order to better explore and understand this association. ..
  61. pmc Optimal detection and identification of Mycobacterium haemophilum in specimens from pediatric patients with cervical lymphadenopathy
    Z Samra
    Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 37:832-4. 1999
    ..Suitable culture medium ensures optimal recovery of this microorganism, avoiding underdiagnosis...
  62. doi request reprint Selective low-dose valganciclovir for prevention of cytomegalovirus disease following kidney transplantation
    Yafit Partouche Avidan
    Department of Transplantation, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Infect 57:236-40. 2008
    ..To assess the safety of a cytomegalovirus prophylaxis regimen using selective low-dose valganciclovir...
  63. ncbi request reprint Adenovirus infection in hospitalized immunocompetent children
    Nir Peled
    Department of Pediatrics B, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Clin Pediatr (Phila) 43:223-9. 2004
    ..Adenovirus infection may cause considerable morbidity, even in immunocompetent children. Disease severity, defined by duration of hospitalization, correlates with serum LDH concentrations and oxygen saturation at admission...
  64. ncbi request reprint Once-daily versus twice-daily intravenous administration of vancomycin for infections in hospitalized patients
    Eytan Cohen
    Recanati Centre for Medicine and Research and Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikva, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 49:155-60. 2002
    ..Red man syndrome occurred in 7/51 (13.7%) and 5/52 (9.6%) in od and bd groups, respectively. The efficacy and safety profile of od administration of vancomycin is similar to that of the customary, but less convenient, bd administration...
  65. doi request reprint Clinical, laboratory, and microbiological differences between children with simple or complicated mastoiditis
    Efraim Bilavsky
    Department of Pediatrics C, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 73:1270-3. 2009
    ..To assess clinical, laboratory, and microbiological differences between children with simple and complicated mastoiditis...
  66. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis in diabetic and non-diabetic patients
    Jihad Bishara
    Department of Internal Medicine C, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:795-8. 2004
    ..Unlike other infections diabetes mellitus does not significantly affect clinical and microbiological features, and outcome of infective endocarditis...
  67. ncbi request reprint Infectious complications of implantable ports and Hickman catheters in paediatric haematology-oncology patients
    A Adler
    Unit of Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Hospital Infection Control, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 62:358-65. 2006
    ..68, P = 0.005] and for catheter removal due to complications (OR -2.0, P < 0.001). Implantable ports may be considered the preferred device for most paediatric oncology and stem cell transplantation patients...
  68. ncbi request reprint Unilateral vocal cord paralysis as a result of a Nocardia farcinica laryngeal abscess
    E Cohen
    Rabin Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 19:224-7. 2000
    ..The English-language literature on human Nocardia farcinica infection is reviewed...
  69. doi request reprint Soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 for diagnosing empyema
    Jihad Bishara
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv University, Petah Tiqwa, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:251-4. 2009
    ..Our goal was to evaluate whether sTREM-1 in pleural fluid can distinguish pleural empyema from postthoracotomy-related pleural effusion and effusions of other etiologies...
  70. ncbi request reprint Herpes simplex virus type 1 is the prevailing cause of genital herpes in the Tel Aviv area, Israel
    Zmira Samra
    Department of Microbiology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Sex Transm Dis 30:794-6. 2003
    ..The changing epidemiology of genital herpes with the increasing importance of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 prompted a study on the relative prevalence of HSV-1 and HSV-2 among cases of genital herpes in the Tel Aviv area, Israel...
  71. ncbi request reprint Association of Helicobacter pylori infection with Shigella gastroenteritis in young children
    Haim Shmuely
    Helicobacter Research Institute and Microbiology Laboratory, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva 49100, Israel
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:2041-5. 2004
    ..Because Shigella and Salmonella are common pathogens in enteric infections in children, we examined the association of H. pylori with Shigella and Salmonella infections in pediatric patients...
  72. ncbi request reprint Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in Israel
    Alon Nevet
    Department of Pediatrics A, Schneider Children s Medical Center Petah Tikva, affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:428-30. 2010
    ..Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are increasingly being documented worldwide. In Israel, however, CA-MRSA infections have not yet been reported, so awareness among physicians may be low...
  73. ncbi request reprint Emergence of Mycobacterium simiae in respiratory specimens
    Zmira Samra
    Departmnent of Clinical Microbiology, Rabin Medical Centre, Beilinson Campus, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel
    Scand J Infect Dis 37:838-41. 2005
    ..9% to 7.5%; and Mycobacterium haemophilum 1.2% to 0%). These findings disclose major temporal changes in the distribution of mycobacterial species in respiratory specimens with an impressive emergence and takeover of M. simiae...
  74. pmc In vitro synergy of caspofungin and itraconazole against Aspergillus spp.: MIC versus minimal effective concentration end points
    Itamar Shalit
    Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47:1416-8. 2003
    ..Synergy or synergy to additivity was found in 30 of 31 isolates by using MIC end points. With MEC end points no synergy was found and indifference was detected in 26 of 31 strains...
  75. ncbi request reprint Oral amphotericin B for the prevention of Candida bloodstream infection in critically ill children
    Josef Ben-Ari
    Intensive Care Unit, Dana Children s Hospital, Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 7:115-8. 2006
    ..To determine the efficacy of oral amphotericin B for the prevention of Candida bloodstream infection in the pediatric intensive care unit...
  76. ncbi request reprint Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing for prevention of colonization of central venous catheters in infants and children: a randomized controlled study
    Itzhak Levy
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:676-9. 2005
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  77. ncbi request reprint Genotypic and phenotypic resistance: longitudinal and sequential analysis of hepatitis B virus polymerase mutations in patients with lamivudine resistance after liver transplantation
    Ziv Ben-Ari
    The Liver Institute, Department of Medicine D, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Am J Gastroenterol 98:151-9. 2003
    ..In an extension of our previous study, we investigated the molecular events associated with the emergence of lamivudine-resistant mutants in this population...
  78. ncbi request reprint Vaginitis in a gynecologic practice in Israel: causes and risk factors
    Michael Dan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Wolfson Hospital, Holon, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:629-32. 2003
    ..Vaginal symptoms are a leading reason for a patient to visit her gynecologist. Little is known about the prevalence of the different causes of vaginitis and the risk factors for this entity in Israel...
  79. ncbi request reprint Catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric hematology-oncology patients: factors associated with catheter removal and recurrence
    Amos Adler
    Unit of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Hospital Infection Control, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Jerusalem
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:23-8. 2006
    ..Because CONS was the predominant isolate in these devices, adding glycopeptides to the empiric therapy for suspected implantable-port CABSI might decrease the removal rate. This issue should be explored in future controlled trials...
  80. ncbi request reprint Growing antimicrobial resistance of Shigella isolates
    Shai Ashkenazi
    Department of Paediatrics A, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, 14 Kaplan Street, Petah Tiqva 49202, Israel
    J Antimicrob Chemother 51:427-9. 2003
    ..00001), high resistance to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (94%) and ampicillin (85%) and emerging resistance to quinolones (0.5-2%). These data mandate local monitoring of resistance and its consideration in empirical therapy...
  81. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of bacteremia with febrile neutropenia: experience from a single center, 1988-2004
    Mical Paul
    Department of Medicine E, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:424-9. 2007
    ..The epidemiology of bacteremic febrile neutropenia differs between locations and constitutes the basis for selection of empiric antibiotic therapy for febrile neutropenia...
  82. ncbi request reprint Non-Escherichia coli versus Escherichia coli community-acquired urinary tract infections in children hospitalized in a tertiary center: relative frequency, risk factors, antimicrobial resistance and outcome
    Nir Marcus
    Department of Pediatrics A, Schneider Children s Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:581-5. 2005
    ..Changes may have taken place in the characteristics and causative uropathogens of hospital-treated community-acquired UTI...
  83. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of subcutaneous tunneling for prevention of bacterial colonization of femoral central venous catheters in critically ill children
    Elhanan Nahum
    Unit of Pediatric Intensive Care, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 21:1000-4. 2002
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous tunneling of short term, noncuffed CVCs for the prevention of CVC-related infections in critically ill children...
  84. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among pregnant women in Israel
    Michael Dan
    Infectious Diseases Unit, The E Wolfson Hospital, Holon, Israel
    Sex Transm Dis 30:835-8. 2003
    ..The availability of the new type-specific assays that provide accurate serologic results prompted us to study the seroprevalence of HSV-2 infection among pregnant women in Israel...
  85. pmc Listeria monocytogenes infection in Israel and review of cases worldwide
    Yardena Siegman-Igra
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:305-10. 2002
    ..The common clinical syndromes in these patients were primary bacteremia (47%) and meningitis (28%). The crude case-fatality rate in this group was 38%, with a higher death rate in immunocompromised patients...
  86. ncbi request reprint Secondary bacteremia after rotavirus gastroenteritis in infancy
    Alexander Lowenthal
    Department of Pediatrics A, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Pediatrics 117:224-6. 2006
    ..The causative organisms were Enterobacter cloacae and Klebsiella pneumoniae, both normal commensals of the small intestine. Pediatricians should be aware of this complication...
  87. ncbi request reprint Thick fits Fitz
    Morad Wattad
    Department of Medicine C, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikvah 49100, Israel
    Lancet Infect Dis 5:664. 2005
  88. ncbi request reprint Ecthyma gangrenosum caused by disseminated Exserohilum in a child with leukemia: a case report and review of the literature
    Itzhak Levy
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Schneider Children s Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Pediatr Dermatol 20:495-7. 2003
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of ecthyma gangrenosum caused by Exserohilum spp. This case emphasizes the importance of prompt skin biopsy for early diagnosis and treatment of this life-threatening infection...