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Administration of ceftriaxone for 5 days has been shown to be highly efficient in the treatment of severe shigellosis in children. Our study, involving 40 children, demonstrated that a 2-day course of ceftriaxone was as beneficial as a 5-day course and constituted effective therapy for children with severe shigellosis.
In a prospective randomized open study, ceftriaxone, 50 mg/kg per day, was compared with ampicillin, 100 mg/kg per day, both given for a period of 5 days, for the treatment of 40 children whose mean (+/- SD) age was 4.5 +/- 3.2 years and who had severe dysentery caused by Shigella organisms. Twenty patients were treated with ceftriaxone and 20 with(More)
A study was made of the cervical and upper vaginal flora in menopausal women, in an attempt to determine whether such women are predisposed to infections when undergoing gynecologic operations. The series comprised 72 women (age range, 44-80 years) classified as follows: a) 35 with a natural menopause, b) 18 with a surgical menopause induced by abdominal(More)
The transfer of cefazolin, an antibiotic compound of the cefalosporin group, through the placental barrier was investigated in the first trimester of pregnancy. All cases were chosen from among women admitted for therapeutic abortion. The test group comprised 70 women, while there were 30 in the control group. The bacteriostatic activity was examined in the(More)
A 51-year-old woman presented with intermittent diarrhea and marked loss of weight. Stool examination and duodenal intubation both yielded coccidian oocytes of Isospora belli. The patient responded to treatment with Septrin (trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole), 2 g daily for three weeks. This is the first reported case of severe human coccidiosis in Israel.