Amit Hochberg

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The usefulness of dual-energy projection radiography (DEPR) in the evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis was compared with that of dual-photon absorptiometry (DPA). Bone density measurements of the lumbar spine and the proximal femur were obtained with DPA in 75 patients (45 women and 30 men). For comparison, the bone density of the lumbar spine was measured(More)
Bacterial and viral infections are often clinically indistinguishable, leading to inappropriate patient management and antibiotic misuse. Bacterial-induced host proteins such as procalcitonin, C-reactive protein (CRP), and Interleukin-6, are routinely used to support diagnosis of infection. However, their performance is negatively affected by inter-patient(More)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection among infants and children. Predicting which children with upper UTI will develop long-term sequelae remains difficult. We aimed at evaluating the predictive value of urine concentrations of interleukin-6 (UIL-6) and interleukin-8 (UIL-8) in subsequent renal scarring. In the current observational(More)
In this study to certify the BAX for Screening/Listeria monocytogenes assay (DuPont Qualicon, Wilmington, DE), an internal evaluation was conducted on 16 food types that were simultaneously analyzed with the BAX system (BAX), and the ISO method for the detection of L. monocytogenes (ISO). No statistically significant difference in performance between the(More)
An independent laboratory study of the BAX for Screening/E. coli O157:H7 kit was conducted at the National Food Laboratory, Inc., Dublin, CA, to complete AOAC Performance Tested Method certification. The BAX system kit was compared with the BAM culture method and a modified BAM culture method for detection of E. coli O157:H7 in ground beef. The BAX system(More)
In this retrospective study 829 positive urine cultures were analyzed. Escherichia coli bacterium was the leading uropathogen (86%). Almost 60% were resistant to ampicillin and first generation cephalosporins, and about 30% of them resistant to amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Almost none of them were resistant to second and(More)
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