Sara Borok

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PURPOSE We evaluated the effect of inappropriate antibiotic treatment on mortality and duration of hospital stay in medical inpatients with bacterial infections. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Two cohorts of febrile adult patients (excluding patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome and organ transplant recipients), hospitalized in three medical centers in(More)
BACKGROUND The pattern of infections among neutropenic cancer patients has shifted in the last decades to a predominance of Gram-positive infections. Some of these Gram-positive bacteria are increasingly resistant to beta-lactams and necessitate specific antibiotic treatment. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of empirical anti-Gram-positive (antiGP)(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the value of empirical anti-Gram-positive antibiotics for the treatment of febrile neutropenia. METHODS Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing antibiotics with anti-Gram-positive spectrum to control or placebo, in addition to the same baseline antibiotic regimen in both arms. We searched MEDLINE,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare the efficacy and adverse effects of any aminoglycoside as a single antibiotic with other antibiotics for the treatment of patients with infection. METHODS Systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis. We searched for randomized controlled trials comparing the efficacy of single aminoglycoside antibiotic(More)
BACKGROUND The pattern of infections among neutropenic patients with cancer has shifted in the last decades to a predominance of gram-positive infections. Some of these gram-positive bacteria are increasingly resistant to beta-lactams and necessitate specific antibiotic treatment. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness of empirical anti-gram-positive(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of the presence of fibromyalgia (FM) on common clinical disease activity indices in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS Seventy-three consecutive outpatients with PsA (mean age 51.7 yrs; 42 females, 57.5%) were enrolled in a prospective cross-sectional study. FM was determined according to American College of(More)
Of the numerous prognostic factors for patients with localized malignant melanoma (LMM), none is superior to the simple parameter of tumor thickness. The aim of the present study was to better define prognostic factors for this disease. Between January 1992 and December 1994, 188 consecutive patients with LMM were treated at the Rabin Medical Center.(More)
PURPOSE To report a unique case of Behçet's disease that presented with atypical ocular manifestations. METHODS Case report. RESULTS A 23-year-old homosexual male presented with bilateral anterior uveitis, vitritis, neuroretinitis and a unilateral superior hemivein occlusion with frosted branch angiitis pattern. These were accompanied by systemic(More)
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