Nurith Strauss

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In a prospective study, 105 infants aged 3-12 months with acute otitis media were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: amoxycillin/clavulanate ('Augmentin') alone (36 patients), myringotomy plus placebo (35 patients), or augmentin plus myringotomy (34 patients). The last two groups were double-blinded. Bacterial pathogens, mainly Haemophilus(More)
OBJECTIVE Genistein is a phytoestrogen with in vitro anticancerogenic activity. We examined in vitro the effects of genistein alone, or in combination with estradiol and tamoxifen, on the growth of human dysplastic and malignant epithelial breast cell lines. METHODS Dysplastic breast cell lines (MCF-10A(1), MCF-ANeoT, MCF-T(6)3B) and cell lines of breast(More)
Induction of protective hemagglutination-inhibition (HI) antibodies in response to influenza virus vaccine and the effectiveness of two doses versus a single dose of vaccine were studied in 48 BMT recipients. The patients were 1-50 years old (median 21 years), 33 with malignant and 15 with non-malignant disease. Thirty-five of the patients underwent(More)
In this 5-year prospective study of 242 bone marrow transplantation (BMT) recipients from whom daily blood cultures via the indwelling Broviac/Hickman catheter were obtained, there was a median of 35 catheter-days during hospitalization, mean of 40 days, and total of 9,667 catheter-days which were divided almost equally between neutropenic (4,771) and(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections in bone marrow transplantation (BMT) patients with central vein catheters by investigating incidence, clinical relevance, risk factors, methicillin resistance, clinical impact of initial empiric antimicrobial therapy without vancomycin, and management of documented(More)
The relationship between the degree of microcytosis and the type of mutation carried by beta-thalassemia heterozygotes was investigated. In 113 individuals, 18 different mutations were identified, correlated with mean corpuscular volume (MCV) values, and analyzed statistically. Overall, there was a wide range of MCV (56.3-87.3 fL). In almost all cases,(More)
The incidence and clinical course of nosocomial septicemia with Streptococcus viridans was evaluated prospectively in 242 consecutive bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients throughout their 15-213 days' (median 47) hospitalization, including 4-58 days (median 18) of neutropenia. Initial empiric therapy for febrile neutropenia consisted of mezlocillin,(More)
Giardia lamblia infection was identified in 33 of 89 (37%) 3-month-old to 3-yr-old children who were followed with monthly stool examinations for up to 12 months in a day care center. The infection was mainly asymptomatic and usually associated with prolonged carriage of the parasite. There were no significant differences for height and weight achievements(More)
Bacterial pneumonia as an important complication of bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has not been subjected to comprehensive analysis. Two hundred fifty-five consecutive allogeneic and autologous BMT recipients, ranging in age from 1 month to 53 years, were prospectively followed for 3 days to 3 years (median, 108 days) for development of bacterial(More)
Following a small outbreak of poliomyelitis which occurred in the summer of 1988 in Israel, two sequential doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) were administered to 42 bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients (aged 2-50 years) who were 6-96 months (median 16 months) after transplantation. Prior to vaccination, only 68-80% patients (n = 42) had protective(More)