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A pooled data analysis of two double-blind studies encompassing 1137 episodes of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalised adults, of which 560 were treated with sparfloxacin and 577 were randomised to comparator antibacterial agents (amoxycillin/clavulanic acid, erythromycin or amoxycillin administered at reference dosages), was performed. The global(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare long-term lithium patients who developed renal insufficiency (RI) with those who did not, and to examine what characterized these groups. METHOD One hundred fourteen subjects with DSM-IV bipolar, major depressive, or schizoaffective disorder who had been taking lithium for 4 to 30 years from 1968 to 2000 were studied retrospectively.(More)
OBJECTIVES Many features of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) resemble those of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal of this study was to investigate the comorbidity of FMS and PTSD in a cohort of men following an intensive, initial, defined traumatic event. METHODS One hundred twenty-four males (55 patients with PTSD, 20 patients with major(More)
A cohort of 127 nursing home residents aged 60-98 years were vaccinated during the winter of 1985-86 with the A-Chile 1/83 (C), A-Philippines 2/82 (P), and B-USSR (B) commercial influenza vaccines. Before vaccination 40%, 23%, and 69% were susceptible to influenza Ac, Ap, and B, respectively [hemagglutinin inhibition (H.I.) titer less than 1:40]. One month(More)
Sixteen patients with acute meningitis caused by Gram-negative bacteria were treated with pefloxacin intravenously. The age range of the patient group was six months to 85 years with a mean age of 40 years; three patients were children. In all but two patients meningitis was a complication of neurosurgical operations and fourteen of the sixteen had received(More)
Antibiotic cost information was added to the computerized print-out for each patient of microbiology culture results, next to the antibiotic susceptibility list. During the first six months of this addition, the average monthly cost of antibiotics decreased by 16.5% ($7636) compared to the 12 months period preceding the study period. The average antibiotic(More)
Epileptic seizures and hallucinations, which are rare in patients receiving quinolones, have been observed more frequently in patients receiving both quinolones and either theophylline or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Inhibition of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) binding to the GABA receptor, resulting in general excitation of the central nervous(More)
To evaluate the penetration of ciprofloxacin, a new wide-spectrum oral antibiotic, into the vitreous, ciprofloxacin was administered orally to 21 patients who were scheduled to undergo vitreal surgery. Seven patients received 750 mg ciprofloxacin 4 hr before surgery (group I), seven patients received this dose 8 hr before surgery (group II), and seven(More)
In the Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) population of Israel, 11% of breast cancer and 40% of ovarian cancer are due to three inherited founder mutations in the cancer predisposition genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. For carriers of these mutations, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy significantly reduces morbidity and mortality. Population screening for these mutations among(More)
Studies in different populations with high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) have shown an association between serum uric acid (SUA) and CVD. However, only a few studies have demonstrated such an association in healthy populations. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between SUA and CVD in a cohort of men and women without diabetes(More)