Moti Grupper

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Emphysematous cystitis is a rare disease characterized by primary infection of the urinary bladder with gas-producing pathogens. There is a paucity of information on this entity in the English-language literature covering the last 45 years, and the clinical picture is poorly outlined. We carried out a comprehensive, retrospective review of the(More)
Bacterial and viral infections are often clinically indistinguishable, leading to inappropriate patient management and antibiotic misuse. Bacterial-induced host proteins such as procalcitonin, C-reactive protein (CRP), and Interleukin-6, are routinely used to support diagnosis of infection. However, their performance is negatively affected by inter-patient(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with leukemoid reaction (LR) depends mainly on their underlying illness. Our aim was to investigate the etiologies and prognosis of a mixed group of patients with LR. METHODS We identified 173 patients who had ≥30.0 × 10(9) leukocytes/µL without hematologic malignancies. Causes of LR and factors contributing to death(More)
Aortic dissection masquerading as ischemic stroke is particularly challenging in the era of thrombolysis as a result of narrow diagnostic time window and severe hemorrhagic potential. We describe a case of a 77-year-old patient with a presumed ischemic cerebral infarct, in whom planned treatment with tissue plasminogen activator therapy (TPA) was withheld(More)
Tungiasis is a skin disease caused by the ectoparasite sand flea Tunga penetrans. Although tungiasis is an important health problem in endemic areas, mainly South America and sub-Saharan Africa, it is reported uncommonly in travelers. We describe an outbreak of tungiasis in a group of travelers to Ethiopia. Following the diagnosis of tungiasis in a member(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of hand infections caused by penetrating fish fins or bones injuries (FFBI) is likely to increase following worldwide constant growth of fishery production and consumption. Because data on these infections are scarce, the purposes of this study were to describe their clinical characteristics and disease course, and to analyze risk(More)
BACKGROUND Overuse and abuse of antibiotics is a major cause of microbial resistance. Within the hospital setting such overuse necessitates real-time supervision by infectious diseases (ID) specialists. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of a recently introduced computerized antibiotic authorization system on the pharmacy budget. METHODS The study was(More)
BACKGROUND The decision whether or not to administer rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to travelers visiting endemic areas is a complex one. Paramount for making that decision is knowledge of the risk of animal bites during travel. This study attempts to estimate the risk of bites in travelers, and study the action they took before and after the(More)
BACKGROUND The issue of travel to developing countries during pregnancy has not been sufficiently studied. The aim of this study is to investigate the rate, course, and outcome of pregnancies in women who traveled to developing countries while pregnant, or became pregnant during such travel. METHODS Women visiting two major travel clinics in Israel for(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the role of sexual intercourse as a cause of proteinuria, and establishes its duration, as a knowledge of benign causes of proteinuria is required to avoid unnecessary testing. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Twenty-four married couples were instructed to produce a urine sample before and after sexual intercourse; their urine was tested for(More)