Rachamim Gadba

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 The aim of the study presented here was to evaluate the antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus over a 7-year period. A total of 2,122 clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were collected from hospitalized patients at 3-year intervals during the period 1991–1997. The prevalence of methicillin-resistant isolates was 41.6%, 38.2% and 36% in(More)
A total of 1226 sera from 1055 patients with respiratory tract infections were tested. IgM antibodies were detected by an antibody-capture enzyme-immunoassay (Mp TEST, Diatech Diagnostica Ltd, Israel). Acute infection with IgM antibodies to Mycoplasma pneumoniae was detected in 211 patients. Presence of IgM was closely associated to some or all(More)
Six hundred ninety-two clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were collected from blood cultures of 692 patients in 15 Israeli hospitals over a two year period. Antibiotic sensitivity was tested by the standard disk diffusion technique. Of these isolates, 41.6% were methicillin-resistant (MRSA). All 288 MRSA isolates were sensitive to vancomycin and(More)
A study of the characterization of the phenotypic patterns of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from bovine subclinical mastitis in Israeli dairy herds and their correlation with the severity of the disease was undertaken. A total of 400 chronically S. aureus-infected Israeli-Holstein cows, from 15 dairy herds were included in this study. Based on the(More)
OBJECTIVE Lamivudine-resistant strains appear in 27-62.5% of liver transplant recipients treated with lamivudine for hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence, and may lead to failure of antiviral therapy. In an extension of our previous study, we investigated the molecular events associated with the emergence of lamivudine-resistant mutants in this population. (More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Clindamycin is widely used in the treatment of staphylococcal infections; however, it is our impression that in the last few years, inducible clindamycin resistance (ICR) has become more prevalent. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of ICR in(More)
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