Direct Impact

Concepts for which Haim Ben-Zvi has direct influence:

nocardia colonization
chronic rhinosinusitis
bacterial infection
kidney transplant recipients
colistin exposure
enterobacter spp
bnt162b2 vaccine

External impact

Concepts related to the work of other authors for which Haim Ben-Zvi has influence:

liver transplantation
graft loss
nocardia spp
drug users
immunodeficiency virus
hematologic malignancies
transplant recipients

Prominent publications by Haim Ben-Zvi

KOL-Index: 83 INTRODUCTION: 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) is a well-established tool for managing metastatic infections. Nocardiosis, a primarily pulmonary infection, disseminates at high rates. Routine imaging includes chest CT and brain imaging. We examined the use of FDG-PET/CT in nocardiosis and assessed its contribution to diagnosis and ...
Known for
Nocardiosis Retrospective | Pet Contributed | Literature Fdg | Fluorodeoxyglucose
KOL-Index: 58 Obesity is associated with an increased susceptibility to infections. Several studies have reported adverse clinical outcomes of influenza among obese individuals. Our aim was to examine the association between obesity and the clinical outcomes of hospitalized adult patients ill with seasonal influenza. Consecutive hospitalized adult patients between 10/2017 and 4/2018 with laboratory ...
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Hospitalized Laboratory | Obesity Seasonal | Primary Composite | Confirmed Influenza
KOL-Index: 48 OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological studies have suggested an association between increased colistin use and selection for inherently colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (ICRE). We aimed to evaluate whether colistin exposure is a risk factor for ICRE infection. METHODS: A matched 1:1 case-control study including patients recently hospitalized for ≥14 days with ICRE infection as cases matched with ...
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223 | Inherently Colistin-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae | Increased Colistin | Infections Caused
KOL-Index: 42 OBJECTIVE: Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) may pose a serious threat to immunocompromised patients (IMC). Herein, we evaluated the clinical outcomes of IMC patients with CDI. METHODS: All consecutive hospitalized patients between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2018 with laboratory confirmed CDI were included in the study. Subjects were divided into two groups: IMC patients and ...
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Cdi Included | 573 | 36 Solid Organ Transplants | Infection Immunocompromised
KOL-Index: 36 An essential part of the Israeli intervention program aimed to contain the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) has been the establishment of national surveillance system, where the institutional rates are determined by both clinical and surveillance cultures. The objectives of the study were to analyze the effect of changes in surveillance culture media on the rates and ...
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Chromagar | Tel Aviv | Culture Methodology | Media Rates
KOL-Index: 34 In pediatric brain tumours, dissemination of malignant cells within the central nervous system confers poor prognosis and determines treatment intensity, but is often undetectable by imaging or cytology. This study describes the use of fluorescence lifetime (FLT) imaging microscopy (FLIM), a novel diagnostic tool, for detection of metastatic spread. The study group included 15 children with ...
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Cytological | Flt Imaging | Pediatric Brain Tumours | 10−16 Csf
KOL-Index: 34 Secondary bacterial infections are a potentially fatal complication of influenza infection. We aimed to define the impact of secondary bacterial infections on the clinical course and mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients by comparison with influenza patients. COVID-19 (n = 642) and influenza (n = 742) patients, admitted to a large tertiary center in Israel and for whom ...
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Fatal Complication | Late Infections | Careful Surveillance | Sputum Culture
KOL-Index: 32 The BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine is highly effective against SARS-CoV-2. However, apprehension exists that variants of concern (VOCs) may evade vaccine protection, due to evidence of reduced neutralization of the VOCs B.1.1.7 and B.1.351 by vaccine sera in laboratory assays. We performed a matched cohort study to examine the distribution of VOCs in infections of BNT162b2 mRNA vaccinees from Clalit ...
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Bnt162b2 Mrna | Voc | 813 Viral Genome Sequences | Reduced Vaccine
KOL-Index: 29 OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the rates of antibody response to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) mRNA vaccine among kidney transplant recipients, and to identify factors associated with reduced immunogenicity. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study including consecutive kidney transplant recipients in a single referral transplant centre. Participants were ...
Known for
Lower Mycophenolic Acid | Inadequate Antibody Response | Higher Estimated Glomerular Filtration | Cni Blood Level
KOL-Index: 28 BackgroundCharacteristics of hepatitis B (HBV) and delta (HDV) coinfection in various geographical regions, including Israel, remain unclear. Here we studied HDV seroprevalence in Israel, assessed HDV/HBV viral loads, circulating genotypes and hepatitis delta antigen (HDAg) conservation.MethodsSerological anti HDV IgG results from 8969 HBsAg positive individuals tested in 2010-2015 were ...
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Seroprevalence Hbv | Higher Hdv Viral Load | Hdag Protein Sequence | Rna Hdv

Virology Laboratory, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva, Israel

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