hospitalization of jewish and bedouin infants in southern israel for bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus.we conducted a prospective study to determine the clinical picture and impact of respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) on hospitalization for acute bronchiolitis of pediatric patients less than 2 years of age belonging to two different ethnic groups in southern israel: jews and bedouins. all patients younger than 2 years of age hospitalized for bronchiolitis during a typical rsv season were enrolled. during the study period 120 patients with bronchiolitis were hospitalized, and 83 (69%) were rsv-pos ...19938327298
etiology of respiratory tract infection in adults in a general practice setting.a prospective study was conducted over a 3-month winter period in three general practice clinics in an urban population in southern israel to identify the etiological agents of respiratory tract infections (rti) in adults. rti was defined as an acute febrile illness with cough, coryza, sore throat or hoarseness. serum samples were taken from all patients in both the acute and convalescent phases of their illness. tests were conducted for detection of 17 microorganisms known to cause rti, includi ...19989865980
differences between radiologically confirmed pneumonia with and without pleural fluid in hospitalized children younger than 5 years in southern israel.we compared demographic and clinical characteristics of pneumonia with and without pleural fluid (pf and pn, respectively) in hospitalized children younger than 5 years in southern israel, between 2002 and 2011. overall, 108 pf and 5811 pn episodes were recorded. children with pf were older. prematurity (6.6% vs 14.0%) and asthma (9.9% vs 23.5%) were less common in pf. mean temperature and saturation were higher in pf while hemoglobin and sodium levels were lower in pf compared with pn. nasal wa ...201626578358
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