Tsilia Lazarovitch

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We retrospectively analyzed the data of 119 patients who were treated for empyema thoracis from 1999 to 2007. There were 87 men with a mean age of 63.9 years (range, 19-79 years) and 32 women with a mean age 55.2 years (range, 26-78 years). The empyema was right-sided in 73 patients and left-sided in 46. The etiology was parapneumonic in 43.7% of cases,(More)
BACKGROUND The nomenclature of Streptococcus bovis has changed. The study aims were to examine and compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of infections based on the new taxonomy and the genetic relatedness of strains. METHODS Bacteremic cases from 2004 to 2010 at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center were reviewed. VITEK 2 later confirmed with(More)
BACKGROUND Subperiosteal orbital abscess (SPOA) typically presents as a collection of pus in the space between the periorbit and the lamina papyracea adjacent to the infected paranasal sinuses. The aim of this study was to investigate the simultaneous microbiological growth from an SPOA and the paranasal sinuses in the same children. METHODS A(More)
A recent, frequently quoted study has suggested that for bloodstream infections (BSIs) due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL) Escherichia coli, treatment with β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors (BLBLIs) might be equivalent to treatment with carbapenems. However, the majority of BSIs originate from the urinary tract. A(More)
Only few reports have looked into the risk of invasive bacterial infection in children with neutropenia that is not malignancy related. The objective of the current study was to determine the clinical significance of neutropenia as a predictor of serious bacterial infection (SBI) in immunocompetent children. We conducted a retrospective case-control study(More)
OBJECTIVE Human papillomaviruses, herpes simplex viruses, and Chlamydia trachomatis are very common infections of the genital tract. The purpose of our study was to develop a polymerase chain reaction-based assay for the simultaneous detection of these organisms from a single genital swab. STUDY DESIGN To prove the technical feasibility of a simultaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolation is associated with poor outcomes. The matched cohort study design enables investigation of specific role of resistance in contributing to patients' outcomes. Patients with CRE were matched to 3 groups: (1) patients with extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL), (2)(More)
Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumanii, and Klebsiella pneumoniae were found to be the most prevalent bacteremia-causing bacteria in a survey in a medical center. A PCR method for identification of these five most common pathogens in blood cultures was developed. A unique sequence was chosen for(More)
Conflicting data have accumulated in recent years regarding the incidence of anaerobic bacteraemias. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of bacteraemias due to anaerobic bacteria and evaluate the importance of anaerobic blood cultures in a university hospital in Israel. A retrospective survey which focused on anaerobic blood culture(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the effectiveness of the sterilization process of the transducer while applying the Food and Drug Administration recommendations on a routine basis in a high-volume clinical setup. In June 2006, the Food and Drug Administration issued a Public Health notification about reprocessing of the reusable ultrasound transducer assemblies used for(More)