Gila Shazberg

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BACKGROUND Chronic sinusitis (CS) is a common disease in children, especially those with allergies, that is caused by impaired drainage from the sinuses. Hypertonic NaCl solution has been shown to increase mucociliary clearance and ciliary beat frequency. OBJECTIVE We performed a randomized double blind study to compare the effect of nasal wash with(More)
Hematospermia associated with schistosomal infection is a new topic of clinical interest. The features and incidence of this rare complication and the difficulties associated with its treatment have yet to be characterized. We describe 4 patients with hematospermia due to schistosome infection acquired during travel to an area of endemicity.
Griscelli syndrome (GS), a rare autosomal recessive disorder, is characterized by partial albinism, along with immunologic abnormalities or severe neurological impairment or both. Mutations in one of two different genes on chromosome 15q can cause the different subtypes of GS. Most patients with GS display the hemophagocytic syndrome and have mutations in(More)
We report 13 patients with 16 episodes of acute lobar nephronia diagnosed in a prospective study that was conducted among 210 hospitalized children with urinary tract infection. In 30 episodes of urinary tract infection, a hypoechogenic or hyperechogenic lesion was found. Twenty patients underwent computed tomography, and in 16 of them acute lobar nephronia(More)
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) is a newly diarrheagenic agent wherein several predominant serotypes are reported. We studied the association between those serotypes, as clonal indicators, and the trait of enteroaggregative adherence to host cells, tested by polymerase chain reaction. We also evaluated the clinical manifestations of infection in(More)
3. Santos MR, Ghandi S, Vogler M, Hanna BA, Holzman RS. Suspected diphtheria in a Uzbek national; isolation of C. pseudodiphtheriticum resulted in a false positive presumptive diagnosis. Clin Infect Dis 1996;22:735. 4. Izurieta HS, Strebel PM, Youngblood T, Hollis DG, Popovic T. Exudative pharyngitidis possibly due to C. pseudodiphtheriticum, a new(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluation and follow-up of infants with cholelithiasis and pseudolithiasis in a pediatric ward. PATIENTS & METHODS Prospective study from April 1990 to October 2003 identified hospitalized infants younger than 2 years with ultrasonographic findings of cholelithiasis, choledocholithiasis or pseudolithiasis. Associated abnormalities or(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS An ongoing nationwide prospective surveillance study was initiated in Israel in October, 1988, to document childhood invasive infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis. This study enabled us to document the effect on childhood invasive Hib disease of the introduction(More)
BACKGROUND Acute otitis media (AOM) is the most common bacterial co-infection of viral bronchiolitis. AIMS To evaluate the influence of AOM on the clinical course of bronchiolitis. SUBJECTS 150 children younger than 24 months old, diagnosed with bronchiolitis, hospitalised between December 1997 and May 1999. METHODS Body temperature, respiratory rate,(More)
In a retrospective 10-year analysis of 3,536 patient-unique isolates, Acinetobacter baumannii imipenem susceptibility declined from 98.1 (1990) to 64.1% (2000), and ciprofloxacin susceptibility decreased from 50.5 to 13.1%. Imipenem median zone diameters decreased from 27. 7 (1997) to 18.8 mm (2000). No outbreaks were detected. Two clusters were identified(More)