Research ares


  • Pathogenesis streptococci epidemiology (Moses)
  • Neisseria meningitidis epidemiology (Block)
  • Nosocomial infection antiseptics (Mervyn Shapiro, Colin Block)
  • AIDS viral genetic (Ma’ayan)
  • CMV pathogenesis resistance (Wolf)
  • Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) (Wolf)
  • Resistance to quinolones (Stahilevitz)
  • Community pneumonia mycoplasma (Nir-Paz, Shapiro)
  • Antibiotic resistance (Cohen, Shapiro)
  • Fungal pathogenesis (Polacheck)
  • Fungal resistance epidemiology (Polacheck, Shapiro)

Publications in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases during 2002:
Invasive group A streptococcal infections, Israel. Moses AE, Goldberg S, Korenman Z, Ravins M, Hanski E, Shapiro M. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Apr.8(4):421-6.

A locus of group A Streptococcus involved in invasive disease and DNA transfer. Hidalgo-Grass C, Ravins M, Dan-Goor M, Jaffe J, Moses AE, Hanski E. Mol Microbiol. 2002 Oct;46(1):87-99.

Images in clinical medicine. Eczema vaccinatum--a timely reminder. Moses AE, Cohen-Poradosu R. N Engl J Med. 2002. 25;346 (17):1287.

Listeria infection during pregnancy: a 10 year experience. Benshushan A, Tsafrir A, Arbel R, Rahav G, Ariel I, Rojansky N. Beenstock M, Rahav G. Isr Med Assoc J. 2002. 4(10):776-80.

Testing Gateway Theory: do cigarette prices affect illicit drug use? Siegman-Igra Y, Levin R, Weinberger M, Golan Y, Schwartz D, Samra Z, Konigsberger H, Yinnon A, Rahav G, Keller N, Bisharat N, Karpuch J, Finkelstein R, Alkan M, Landau Z, Novikov J, Hassin D, Rudnicki C, Kitzes R, Ovadia S, Shimoni Z, Lang R, Shohat T. J Health Econ. 2002 Jul;21(4):679-98.

Listeria monocytogenes infection in Israel and review of cases worldwide. Siegman-Igra Y, Levin R, Weinberger M, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2002 Mar;8(3):305-10. Review.

Replication of HIV-1 deleted Nef mutants in chronically immune activated human T cells. Shapira-Nahor O, Maayan S, Peden KW, Rabinowitz R, Schlesinger M, Alian A, Panet A. Virology. 2002 Nov 10;303(1):138-45.

Synthesis and characterization of novel water soluble amphotericin B-arabinogalactan conjugates. Ehrenfreund-Kleinman T, Azzam T, Falk R, Polacheck I, Golenser J, Domb AJ. Biomaterials. 2002 Mar;23(5):1327-35.

Fungemia in a cancer patient caused by fluconazole-resistant Cryptococcus laurentii. Averbuch D, Boekhoutt T, Falk R, Engelhard D, Shapiro M, Block C, Polacheck I. Med Mycol. 2002 Oct;40(5):479-84. Review.

Increasing incidence of gonorrhea in Israel associated with countrywide dissemination of a ciprofloxacin-resistant strain. Yagupsky P, Schahar A, Peled N, Porat N, Trefler R, Dan M, Keness Y, Block C. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2002 May;21(5):368-72.

Anticapsular polysaccharide meningococcal antibodies in Israeli military recruits: immune status and the effect of simultaneous administration of immune globulin on the response to polysaccharide vaccine. Shapira-Nahor O, Grotto I, Adler A, Mandel Y, Ashkenazi I, Block C. Vaccine. 2002 Jul 26;20(23-24):2851-6.

Block C, Peleg O, Minster N, Bar-Oz B, Simhon A, Arad I, Shapiro M. Cluster of neonatal infections in Jerusalem due to unusual biochemical variant of Enterobacter sakazakii. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2002;21(8):613-6.

Association between intensity of chlorhexidine use and micro-organisms of reduced susceptibility in a hospital environment. Block C, Furman M. J Hosp Infect. 2002;51(3):201-6.

Sex differences in giant cell arteritis. Nir-Paz R, Gross A, Chajek-Shaul T. J Rheumatol. 2002;29(6):1219-23.

Reduction of jaw opening (trismus) in giant cell arteritis. Nir-Paz R, Gross A, Chajek-Shaul T. Ann Rheum Dis. 2002 Sep;61(9):832-3. Review.