Eitan Rubinstein

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BACKGROUND Voriconazole has proven efficacy against invasive aspergillosis and oesophageal candidiasis. This multicentre, randomised, non-inferiority study compared voriconazole with a regimen of amphotericin B followed by fluconazole for the treatment of candidaemia in non-neutropenic patients. METHODS Non-neutropenic patients with a positive blood(More)
The in vitro susceptibilities of 86 recent clinical isolates of Brucella melitensis to minocycline, streptomycin, co-trimoxazole, rifampin, and six fluoroquinolones were determined. Minocycline exhibited the lowest MIC and was followed by rifampin and streptomycin. Among the quinolones, WIN 57273 and ciprofloxacin were the most active agents. No antibiotic(More)
We investigated the efficacy of a single dose of 1 g of cephazolin in reducing postoperative infections in patients undergoing 'clean' operations on the lumbar spine. In a double-blind, randomised, trial there were 21 wound or urinary infections in the 71 patients who received placebo and nine in the 70 who received cephazolin (p < 0.05). Nine of the(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate in vitro the post-antibiotic effect (PAE) of 19 antibacterial agents against two strains of Bacillus anthracis (ST-1 and Sterne strains). METHODS PAE was determined by calculating the time required for the viable counts of antibiotic-exposed bacteria (at concentrations of 10x MIC and exposure for 2 h) at(More)
OBJECTIVE Long-term therapy for anthrax might induce antimicrobial resistance in Bacillus anthracis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential of 18 different antibiotics to select resistant isolates of B. anthracis, (ST-1 and Sterne strains). METHODS Resistant isolates were selected by serial passages on brain heart infusion agar(More)
Epileptic seizures and hallucinations, which are rare in patients receiving quinolones, have been observed more frequently in patients receiving both quinolones and either theophylline or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Inhibition of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) binding to the GABA receptor, resulting in general excitation of the central nervous(More)
This review covers the diagnosis and outcomes of histological subphenotypes of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in both children and adults. Serious outcomes of NAFLD include cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, coronary heart disease, and diabetes. The ability to determine differential outcomes by NAFLD(More)
Kaposi's sarcoma of the gingiva and skin developed in an HIV-negative renal transplant patient while he was receiving cyclosporine therapy. The Kaposi's sarcoma developed shortly after the patient had an acute infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV). Electron microscopy of the tumor's established cell line showed two types of virus-like particles. CMV DNA was(More)