D. Schwartz

Y. Carmeli3
J. Moran-Gilad2
S. Navon-Venezia2
S. Homburg1
N. Dekel1
3Y. Carmeli
2J. Moran-Gilad
2S. Navon-Venezia
1S. Homburg
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The purpose of this investigation was to provide a comprehensive review of the pathogenic role and spectrum of disease of milleri group streptococci, with special attention to bloodstream invasion and to possible differential roles among the three species. All consecutive isolates of milleri group streptococci from any anatomic source, during a 37-month(More)
Rapid identification of the causative pathogen in patients with bacteremia allows adjustment of antibiotic therapy and improves patient outcomes. We compared in vitro and real-life time to detection (TTD) of two blood culture media, BacT/Alert FA (FA) and BacT/Alert FA Plus (FA Plus), for the nine most common species of bacterial pathogens recovered from(More)
BACKGROUND Mean platelet volume (MPV) and plateletcrit (PCT) are indices used in evaluating immune-mediated thrombocytopenia (IMT) in humans and in dogs with congenital macrothrombocytopenia. These indices may provide clinically valuable information in acquired thrombocytopenia. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Dogs with presumed primary IMT will have increased MPV,(More)
The optimal method for surveillance of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. (CRAB) is unknown. A collection of CRAB strains (n = 42), carbapenem-susceptible strains (CSAB), and non-Acinetobacter strains (n = 18) was used to evaluate six laboratory surveillance methods: MacConkey (MAC), MAC + 1 μg/ml imipenem (MAC-IPM), minimal salts agar + 1 % acetate(More)
Microbiological surveillance for detection of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii is important, but recovery of A. baumannii is inadequate. We studied A. baumannii recovery by a particular transport system that is possibly superior over standard swabs, using reference and clinical strains. First, the recovery rates relating to the various swabs were compared(More)
We present the first evidence for a fast activation of the nuclear protein poly(ADP-ribose) poly-merase (PARP) by signals evoked in the cell membrane , constituting a novel mode of signaling to the cell nucleus. PARP, an abundant, highly conserved, chroma-tin-bound protein found only in eukaryotes, exclusively catalyzes polyADP-ribosylation of DNA-binding(More)
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