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Risk factors that influence the recurrence of nosocomial Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) were determined in an 18-month follow-up study in a subacute geriatric department. A case-control study was conducted, comparing 43 patients with recurrent C. difficile-associated diarrhea (RCDAD) (case patients) with 38 patients who had only 1 episode(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the profile of elderly patients with bacteremic urinary tract infections (UTI) and correlate clinical and laboratory findings with the outcome in order to identify independent predictors of mortality. METHODS This retrospective study took place in a large community-based, geriatric hospital and included 191 patients aged 75-105 years(More)
OBJECTIVES To understand the relative contribution of sociodemographic, clinical, and health care features to rehabilitation outcomes in Israel and in Italy in post-acute care (PAC) facilities. DESIGN Prospective cross-national study SETTING Two hospital geriatric PAC departments: Harzfeld Geriatric Hospital, Gedera, Israel, and Catholic University of(More)
To ascertain the morbidity, outcome, and prediction of survival of infants weighing less than 800 gm at birth, we reviewed all newborn and follow-up records for this group who were treated at The Medical Center between 1978 and 1981. Of the 71 infants in this category, 12 survived and underwent comprehensive evaluations between six and 36 months of age.(More)
  • S Levi
  • 1997
The pioneers of gynecological ultrasound were active from 1950 to 1960. In this period, compound contact scanning was developed. The disciples who followed were responsible for the explosive growth that had occurred by 1975. The indications for diagnostic ultrasound in gynecology were, first, in cystic and solid masses; they increased steadily to include(More)
This case report describes a unique transmission of Vibrio vulnificus infection. A 38-year-old woman with recurrent cellulitis and chronic ulcer on her leg developed necrotizing cellulitis and sepsis caused by V. vulnificus. Meticulous history investigation revealed the link to contaminated fish blood that had been applied on the ulcer by a traditional(More)
From the end of the first trimester of pregnancy it is possible to recognize the sex of the fetus. The percentage with which this can be done rises progressively with the age of the fetus (from 29% at 18 weeks to 72% at 24 weeks), and with the experience of the operator. Errors are few; about between 1 and 2%. The number of errors in the ability to decide(More)