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Survey on infant hearing loss at Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem-Palestine

Survey on infant hea...

Survey on infant hearing loss at Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem-Palestine

18 Nov 2019

This study describes the epidemiology of infants’ hearing loss (IHL) among patients under 3 months of age at Caritas Baby Hospital.

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Distribution of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Mutations in a Cohort of Patients Residing in Palestine

Distribution of Cyst...

Distribution of Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) Mutations in a Cohort of...

18 Nov 2019

This study profiled the underlying mutations in the CFTR gene of a cohort of 21 different families affected by Cystic Fibrosis residing in the central and southern part of Palestine.

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Survival of Fastidious and Nonfastidious Aerobic Bacteria in Three Bacterial Transport Swab Systems

Survival of Fastidio...

Survival of Fastidious and Nonfastidious Aerobic Bacteria in Three Bacterial Transport Swab Systems

18 Nov 2019

In the present study, we followed the CLSI procedure M40-A to evaluate three specimen transport systems [the new BD CultureSwab MaxV(), the new Remel BactiSwab, and the Medical Wire & Equipment Transwab] for the survival...

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Introducing rotavirus vaccine to the Palestinian territories: the role of public–private partnerships

Introducing rotaviru...

Introducing rotavirus vaccine to the Palestinian territories: the role of public–private partnership...

18 Nov 2019

This study found that in environments of economic or political instability, private–public partnerships for the introduction of comprehensive vaccination programs can work based on close collaboration, shared vision, fle...

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Impairment of immunity to Candida and Mycobacterium in humans with bi-allelic RORC mutations*

Impairment of immuni...

Impairment of immunity to Candida and Mycobacterium in humans with bi-allelic RORC mutations*

18 Nov 2019

This study reports the discovery of bi-allelic RORC loss-of-function mutations in seven individuals from three kindreds of different ethnic origins with both candidiasis and mycobacteriosis.

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Emergence of Klebsiella pneumonia Carbapenemase (blaKPC-2) in members of the Enterobacteriaceae family in Palestine

Emergence of Klebsie...

Emergence of Klebsiella pneumonia Carbapenemase (blaKPC-2) in members of the Enterobacteriaceae fami...

18 Nov 2019

In this study, we report the emergence and characterization of blaKPC positive bacteria in Palestine. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and β-lactamase antimicrobial resistance gene families were also investigated.

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Serotype Distribution and Drug Resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Palestinian Territories

Serotype Distributio...

Serotype Distribution and Drug Resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae, Palestinian Territories

18 Nov 2019

This study characterizes the serotypes and antimicrobial drug resistance patterns of 120 consecutive S. pneumoniae isolates collected from blood cultures of patients admitted to Caritas Baby Hospital (n = 113) during Jan...

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Adenovirus respiratory tract infections in infants: a retrospective chart-review study

Adenovirus respirato...

Adenovirus respiratory tract infections in infants: a retrospective chart-review study

18 Nov 2019

The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical presentation and effect of adenoviral infection on the management of infected infants.

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Characterization of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strains Isolated from Hospitalized Patients in Palestine

Characterization of...

Characterization of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strains Isolated from Hospitalized...

18 Nov 2019

Acinetobacter baumannii is recognized as a source of global outbreaks and epidemics especially due to its increasing resistance to commercially available antibiotics. In this study, 69 single patient multidrug resistant...

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First Report of blaNDM and blaOXA-58 Coexistence in Acinetobacter junii

First Report of blaN...

First Report of blaNDM and blaOXA-58 Coexistence in Acinetobacter junii

18 Nov 2019

This study reports the isolation of an A. junii strain that was resistant to all β-lactam antibiotics, including the carbapenems, and the aminoglycosides. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of the coexis...

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