Barak Aricha

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Phase variation in the colonial opacity of Streptococcus pneumoniae has been implicated as a factor in the pathogenesis of pneumococcal disease. This study examined the relationship between membrane characteristics and colony morphology in a few selected opaque-transparent couples of S. pneumoniae strains carrying different capsular types. Membrane fluidity(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether fetal heart rate (FHR) monitoring categories during the 1st and 2nd stage of labor can predict arterial cord pH <7.2. MATERIALS AND METHODS A case control study was conducted including 653 consecutive term deliveries (37 weeks gestation and above) that were divided according to fetal pH ≤ 7.2 (n = 315) and fetal pH > 7.2 (n(More)
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