C Block

Summary

Affiliation: The Hebrew University
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of Perasafe and sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) against spores of Clostridium difficile and Bacillus atrophaeus on stainless steel and polyvinyl chloride surfaces
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 57:144-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Cluster of neonatal infections in Jerusalem due to unusual biochemical variant of Enterobacter sakazakii
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:613-6. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between intensity of chlorhexidine use and micro-organisms of reduced susceptibility in a hospital environment
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 51:201-6. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Elimination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from a neonatal intensive care unit following an outbreak
    Z Ergaz
    Department of Neonatology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 74:370-6. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of chlorhexidine and povidone iodine activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis using a surface test
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 46:147-52. 2000
  6. pmc Skin disease presenting as an outbreak of pseudobacteremia in a laboratory worker
    A Simhon
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem
    J Clin Microbiol 39:392-3. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Déjà vu: Ralstonia mannitolilytica infection associated with a humidifying respiratory therapy device, Israel, June to July 2011
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    Euro Surveill 18:20471. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Enterobacter sakazakii infection in the newborn
    B Bar-Oz
    Department of Neonatology, Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, PO Box 24035, Jerusalem 91240, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 90:356-8. 2001
  9. pmc Multidrug-resistant Trichosporon asahii infection of nongranulocytopenic patients in three intensive care units
    D G Wolf
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 39:4420-5. 2001
  10. pmc Acinetobacter baumannii at a tertiary-care teaching hospital in Jerusalem, Israel
    A Simhon
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 39:389-91. 2001

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  1. ncbi request reprint The effect of Perasafe and sodium dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) against spores of Clostridium difficile and Bacillus atrophaeus on stainless steel and polyvinyl chloride surfaces
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 57:144-8. 2004
    ..7 to 6.0. The potential efficacy of Perasafe in reducing the density of C. difficile spores in the patient environment in hospitals, nursing homes or other long-stay facilities should be evaluated in field studies...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cluster of neonatal infections in Jerusalem due to unusual biochemical variant of Enterobacter sakazakii
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:613-6. 2002
    ..Faecal carriage of Enterobacter sakazakii was observed for up to 18 weeks, emphasising the potential for cross-infection...
  3. ncbi request reprint Association between intensity of chlorhexidine use and micro-organisms of reduced susceptibility in a hospital environment
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 51:201-6. 2002
    ..There was an excellent correlation between MICs and disk testing, suggesting that disk diffusion might be useful in studies involving more than one biocide...
  4. doi request reprint Elimination of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from a neonatal intensive care unit following an outbreak
    Z Ergaz
    Department of Neonatology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 74:370-6. 2010
    ..Early intensive intervention was associated with disappearance of the organism from the neonatal intensive care unit. No further cases of colonisation or disease have occurred in the unit in the two and a half years since then...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of chlorhexidine and povidone iodine activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis using a surface test
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 46:147-52. 2000
    ..78 for MRSA and MSSA. Chlorhexidine was equally active against VRE and VSE (ME 3.37 vs. 3. 56 after 7 min, respectively), but was significantly less active against MRSA as opposed to MSSA (ME 3.07 vs. 3.83 after 10 min, P= 0. 017)...
  6. pmc Skin disease presenting as an outbreak of pseudobacteremia in a laboratory worker
    A Simhon
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem
    J Clin Microbiol 39:392-3. 2001
    ..The source of the aspirated bacteria that contaminated the bottles was identified and the index case was treated promptly...
  7. ncbi request reprint Déjà vu: Ralstonia mannitolilytica infection associated with a humidifying respiratory therapy device, Israel, June to July 2011
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    Euro Surveill 18:20471. 2013
    ..Measures successful in containing the US outbreak were not included in user instructions provided to our hospitals by the distributor of the device...
  8. ncbi request reprint Enterobacter sakazakii infection in the newborn
    B Bar-Oz
    Department of Neonatology, Hadassah University Hospital, Mount Scopus, PO Box 24035, Jerusalem 91240, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 90:356-8. 2001
    ..The source of the organism was thoroughly sought and was found to be a blender in the milk kitchen that was used for preparation of the reconstituted powdered milk formula...
  9. pmc Multidrug-resistant Trichosporon asahii infection of nongranulocytopenic patients in three intensive care units
    D G Wolf
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 39:4420-5. 2001
    ..We also review the literature pertaining to T. asahii infections and discuss the salient characteristics of this fungus and recent taxonomic proposals for the genus...
  10. pmc Acinetobacter baumannii at a tertiary-care teaching hospital in Jerusalem, Israel
    A Simhon
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 39:389-91. 2001
    ..Imipenem median zone diameters decreased from 27. 7 (1997) to 18.8 mm (2000). No outbreaks were detected. Two clusters were identified for 41 strains genotyped by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, but imipenem resistance was not clonal...
  11. ncbi request reprint High rate of candidemia in patients sustaining injuries in a bomb blast at a marketplace: a possible environmental source
    D G Wolf
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 31:712-6. 2000
    ..These findings suggest a role for an exogenous, environmental source in the development of candidemia in some trauma patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Antibacterial properties of whole body extracts and haemolymph of Lucilia sericata maggots
    L Huberman
    Clinical Microbiology Unit, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Wound Care 16:123-7. 2007
    ..To partially characterise maggot-secreted antibacterial substances and determine their range of activity against different bacteria...
  13. doi request reprint A cluster of invasive meningococcal disease revealed by the characterization of a novel serogroup B meningococcal clone
    L Valinsky
    Government Central Laboratories, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Epidemiol Infect 144:183-8. 2016
    ..This report demonstrates the importance of combining public health measures and advanced laboratory studies to confirm clonality and to prevent further disease spread in a closed setting. ..
  14. doi request reprint Elimination of symbiotic Aeromonas spp. from the intestinal tract of the medicinal leech, Hirudo medicinalis, using ciprofloxacin feeding
    K Y Mumcuoglu
    Department of Parasitology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Microbiol Infect 16:563-7. 2010
    ..Most treated leeches were ready to take a blood meal after treatment, suggesting the possibility of using ciprofloxacin-treated leeches instead of chemoprophylaxis in patients undergoing hirudotherapy...
  15. pmc Unreliability of disc diffusion test for screening for reduced penicillin susceptibility in Neisseria meningitidis
    C Block
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 36:3103-4. 1998
    ..An agreed breakpoint for reduced penicillin susceptibility in meningococci is needed for the E test...
  16. ncbi request reprint The yield of blood cultures in a department of emergency medicine
    R Stalnikowicz
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Mount-Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur J Emerg Med 8:93-7. 2001
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  17. ncbi request reprint Ongoing epidemic of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in Jerusalem, Israel, 2010 to 2012
    R Nir-Paz
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Euro Surveill 17:. 2012
    ..This report complements current information on what might be a worldwide epidemic of M. pneumoniae infection that might require substantial coordinated international public health intervention...
  18. doi request reprint Improving implementation of infection control guidelines to reduce nosocomial infection rates: pioneering the report card
    A M Yinnon
    Infectious Disease Unit, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, associated with the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Hosp Infect 81:169-76. 2012
    ..Two detailed checklists were developed, based on published infection control guidelines, for daily use by infection control practitioners in departments and operating rooms...
  19. doi request reprint Epidemiology of infective endocarditis in a tertiary-center in Jerusalem: a 3-year prospective survey
    M Korem
    Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, POB 12000, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur J Intern Med 25:550-5. 2014
    ..We aim to provide a contemporary profile of epidemiological, microbiological, and clinical features of infective endocarditis in a tertiary medical center, and identify predictors of mortality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Fungemia in a cancer patient caused by fluconazole-resistant Cryptococcus laurentii
    D Averbuch
    Department of Pediatrics, The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Med Mycol 40:479-84. 2002
    ..The identity of reported isolates has not always been adequately documented, and some appear to have been isolated from lesions caused by Cryptococcus neoformans, emphasizing the true rarity of disease due to this fungus...
  21. ncbi request reprint Culture-based methods for detection and identification of Streptococcus agalactiae in pregnant women--what are we missing?
    A Adler
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27:241-3. 2008
    ..05) and 46 (15.4%, P = 0.079) women by LIM-BA and LIM-AG, respectively. GBSDA is a satisfactory medium for the rapid detection of most GBS isolates, but other methods may be needed if detection of all non-pigmented strains is required...
  22. ncbi request reprint Increasing incidence of gonorrhea in Israel associated with countrywide dissemination of a ciprofloxacin-resistant strain
    P Yagupsky
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 21:368-72. 2002
    ..Since fluoroquinolone-resistant gonococci may emerge and disseminate extensively over a short period of time, continuous surveillance of antibiotic susceptibility among gonococcal isolates should be performed to guide empiric therapy...
  23. ncbi request reprint Domain shuffling as a tool for investigation of protein function: substitution of the cysteine-rich region of Raf kinase and PKC eta for that of yeast Pkc1p
    H P Schmitz
    , , , , D 40225, Germany
    J Mol Biol 311:1-7. 2001
    ..We interpret these data as further evidence that interaction with a small GTPase is the main regulatory function of the C1 domain in yeast...
  24. pmc Invasive meningococcal disease in children in Jerusalem
    C Stein-Zamir
    Jerusalem District Health Office, Ministry of Health, Israel
    Epidemiol Infect 136:782-9. 2008
    ..The increased susceptibility of specific sub-populations to IMD necessitates further evaluation...