Sharon Reisfeld

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The purpose of this investigation was to assess the effect of empirical antibiotic treatment on 30-day mortality among debilitated inpatients with dementia and Gram-negative bacteremia. A retrospective cohort study in the years 2005–2007 was undertaken. Data were collected through patient chart review. The association between individual variables and 30-day(More)
BACKGROUND Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthy individuals is not common in Israel. In our hospital, about 30% of MRSA isolates were SCCmec types IV and V. OBJECTIVES To identify the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients carrying MRSA SCCmec type IV or V, and to compare them with each other and with(More)
Glutamine synthetase (GS) is a differentiation marker of retina glial cell. It is expressed in the chicken neural retina at a particularly high level, is inducible by glucocorticoids and is always confined to Müller glia. This study investigated the molecular basis for tissue and cell-type specific expression of the GS gene. A high level of GS expression in(More)
It is generally accepted that an aphidicolin-sensitive DNA polymerase elongates the eucaryotic RNA primer (iRNA) into a mature Okazaki piece reaching ca. 200 nucleotides. Yet, as shown here, nascent DNA chains below 40 nucleotides accumulated in simian virus 40 (SV40) DNA replicating in isolated nuclei in the presence of aphidicolin. These products(More)
Contact interactions between glia and neurons are required for hormonal induction of glutamine synthetase in Müller glial cells. Glucocorticoids induce a pronounced increase in glutamine synthetase gene transcription in the intact retinal tissue but not in separated retinal cells. However, if the separated cells are reaggregated and glial cells reestablish(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the value of surveillance cultures in identifying extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL) carriers upon admission to hospital, and to identify risk factors for carriage. This prospective cross-sectional study included all hospital admissions over one week. Of 525 patients screened, 56 were(More)
BACKGROUND Drug hypersensitivity (DH) is potentially life threatening. Its management in the emergency department (ED) is not always satisfactory. Previous studies have evaluated the management of allergic reactions in the ED, but none has specifically addressed patients with known DH. In this study we aimed to analyze the treatment offered to patients with(More)
ascites. The spleen was non-palpable due to the ascites. There were no obvious triggers for her encephalopathy, such as acute infection, gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel obstruction or use of sedatives. Paracentesis was performed. The ascites fluid cell count was white blood cells 140/ μl, with polymorphonuclear cells 25/μl. Gram stain and bacterial(More)
The objective of this study is to report the clinical course and risk factors of trunk cellulitis, to identify diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and compare them to patients with lower limb cellulitis. Medical records of adult patients with trunk cellulitis were reviewed and compared to an equal number of randomly selected patients with lower limb(More)