Naama Tirosh

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BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae is now the predominant pathogen causing meningitis. The resistance of S. pneumoniae to penicillin and third-generation cephalosporins has grown steadily. OBJECTIVES To assess the antibiotic susceptibility of S. pneumoniae isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of children with meningitis, and determine the antibiotic(More)
Optimal treatment of acute bronchiolitis is currently unclear. In a double-blind study, we found no significant differences between inhaled epinephrine and nasal decongestant in hospitalized infants with acute bronchiolitis regarding length of hospitalization, need for oxygen supplementation, or intravenous fluids and clinical score. Nasal decongestant is(More)
AIM The reliability of low-risk and high-risk criteria in evaluating febrile infants aged up to 60 days has been well documented. The aim of this study was to evaluate gender differences in the reliability of these criteria in order to exclude serious bacterial infection (SBI) in febrile infants. METHODS This study used the Rochester risk criteria, the(More)
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