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Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333800/successful-use-of-a-reduced-dose-regimen-of-rituximab-in-a-case-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-with-raynaud-s-syndrome
#1
Raifa Ivanova, Maya Goremykina, Natalya Glushkova, Sandro Vento
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333799/tick-borne-relapsing-fever-with-severe-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction
#2
Yael Koton, Naiel Bisharat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333798/a-case-of-a-retrocardiac-mass
#3
Alex Pavlov, Sophie Barnes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333797/septic-sacroiliitis-a-diagnostic-challenge-for-the-clinician
#4
Asaf Shemer, Iris Eshed, Moshe Levinkopf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333796/upper-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-symptoms-diagnosis-and-treatment
#5
REVIEW
Jaber Mustafa, Ilan Asher, Zev Sthoeger
Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is defined as thrombosis of the deep venous system (subclavian, axillary, brachial, ulnar, and radial veins), which drains the upper extremities. It can be caused by thoracic outlet anatomic obstruction, such as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, (primary) or by central intravenous catheters (secondary). UEDVT may be asymptomatic or present with acute severe pain and arm swelling. Clinical suspicion should be confirmed by diagnostic imaging procedures such as duplex ultrasound, computed tomography scan, or magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333795/exercise-in-the-management-of-chronic-diseases-an-underfilled-prescription
#6
EDITORIAL
Kassem Sharif, Howard Amital
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333794/ablation-induced-change-in-the-course-of-fascicular-tachycardia
#7
Avishag Laish-Farkash, Avi Sabbag, Michael Glikson, Aharon Glick, Vladimir Khalameizer, Amos Katz, Yoav Michowitz
BACKGROUND: Multiform fascicular tachycardia (FT) was recently described as a ventricular tachycardia (VT) that has a reentrant mechanism using multiple fascicular branches and produces alternate fascicular VT forms. Ablating the respective fascicle may cause a change in the reentrant circuit resulting in a change in morphology. Ablation of the septal fascicle is crucial for successful treatment. OBJECTIVES: To describe four cases of FT in which ablation induced a change in QRS morphologies and aggravated clinical course...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333793/awareness-and-functional-outcome-of-hip-fracture-related-falls-among-patients-with-a-history-of-recurrent-falling
#8
Efraim Aizen, Hila Nixon, Inna Shugaev
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence about awareness and functional outcome of hip fracture-related falls among patients with a history of recurrent falling. OBJECTIVES: To measure the awareness of recurrent falling in patients and to compare their functional outcomes with those who suffered hip fracture after a sporadic isolated fall. METHODS: A prospective comparative study of patients after a hip fracture-related fall was conducted. Awareness of falls was measured and functional outcome was assessed by total and motor Functional Independence Measure (FIM) score changes and efficiency and scores at admission and on discharge...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333792/reduced-suprathreshold-odor-identification-in-patients-with-pseudotumor-cerebri-a-non-randomized-prospective-study
#9
Gad Dotan, Eyal Cohen, Ainat Klein, Anat Kesler
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence suggests that olfaction is impaired in patients with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC). OBJECTIVES: To measure suprathreshold olfactory function by using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT), assessing its usefulness for routine clinical use. METHODS: Forty PTC patients underwent USPIT olfactory testing. RESULTS: Twenty-nine out of 40 (73%) PTC patients (36 women, 4 men; mean age 34 years) had reduced suprathreshold smell sensation according to UPSIT scores: 19 (47%) had mild microsmia, 9 (23%) had moderate microsmia, and one (3%) was classified as having severe microsmia...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333791/the-impact-of-surgeons-pathologists-dialog-on-lymph-node-evaluation-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
#10
Rana Afifi, Benjamin Person, Riad Haddad
BACKGROUND: Lymph node (LN) retrieval and assessment is essential for accurate staging and treatment planning in colorectal cancer (CRC). According to U.S. National Cancer Institute recommendations, the minimal number of LNs needed for accurately staging of node-negative CRC is 12. Awareness and implementation of the guidelines has been shown to improve after assigning an opinion leader who has a special interest in CRC. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of dialogue between surgeons and pathologists in LN evaluation...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333790/crohn-s-disease-behavior-and-location-is-altered-when-associated-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis
#11
Oren Iny, Henit Yanai, Shay Matalon, Erwin Santo, Oren Shibolet, Iris Dotan, Nitsan Maharshak
BACKGROUND: Up to 3.4% of Crohn's disease (CD) patients will be diagnosed with concomitant primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). Despite the worldwide increase incidence of CD, data on the clinical characteristics of PSC-CD patients are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To clinically characterize CD in patients who have concomitant PSC. METHODS: A retrospective case-control analysis was conducted with 18 CD patients with concomitant PSC who attended the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center between 2011-2014 (PSC-CD patients)...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333789/physical-training-in-a-medical-fitness-room-for-patients-with-chronic-diseases-functional-and-metabolic-outcomes
#12
Oshrat E Tayer-Shifman, Yigal Bar-On, David Pereg, Alon Y Hershko
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a pivotal factor in the development and progression of various chronic diseases. However, most fitness facilities exclude unhealthy individuals. Therefore, an exercise program that admits such patients is imperative. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a fitness facility that admits adult subjects with multiple chronic diseases. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective screening of patient records from the Medical Fitness Facility at Meir Medical Center, Israel...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333788/enhancement-of-standard-ecgs-by-a-new-method-for-multi-cycle-superimposition-and-summation
#13
Aharon Frimerman, Simcha Meisel, Avraham Shotan, David S Blondheim
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in 1902, the fundamentals of ECG data acquisition, display, and interpretation in the clinical arena have not changed much. OBJECTIVES: To present a new method to enhance and improve acquisition, analysis, and display of the standard ECG. METHODS: We performed ECG enhancement by superimposition and summation of multiple standard ECG cycles of each lead, by temporal alignment to peak R wave and voltage alignment to an improved baseline, at the T-P segment...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333787/detection-of-ureaplasma-species-by-a-semi-quantitative-pcr-test-in-urine-samples-can-it-predict-clinical-significance
#14
Merav Strauss, Raul Colodner, Dana Sagas, Azmi Adawi, Hanna Edelstein, Bibiana Chazan
BACKGROUND: Ureaplasma species (Usp) are the most prevalent genital Mycoplasma isolated from the urogenital tract of both men and women. Usp may be commensals in the genital tract but may also be contributors to a number of pathological conditions of the genital tract. Because they can also just colonize the genital tract of healthy people, their pathogenic role can be difficult to prove. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method for the discrimination between infection and colonization by measuring prevalence of Usp in asymptomatic versus symptomatic patients...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333786/the-added-value-of-the-lateral-chest-radiograph-for-diagnosing-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#15
Michalle Soudack, Semion Plotkin, Aviva Ben-Shlush, Lisa Raviv-Zilka, Jeffrey M Jacobson, Michael Benacon, Arie Augarten
BACKGROUND: Opinions differ as to the need of a lateral radiograph for diagnosing community acquired pneumonia in children referred to the emergency department. A lateral radiograph increases the ionizing radiation burden but at the same time may improve specificity and sensitivity in this population. OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of the frontal and lateral chest radiographs compared to frontal view stand-alone images for the management of children with suspected community acquired pneumonia seen in a pediatric emergency department...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235746/clinical-problem-solving-a-tobacco-merchant-who-can-t-spit
#16
Sandra Benizri, Nancy Agmon-Levin, Noam D Kitrey, Dan Carter, Elinor Goshen, Yehonathan Sharabi
A 47 year old man presented with a combination of dry mouth and lightheadedness while standing. His medical background was unremarkable except for cigarette smoking and hyperlipidemia. Sjögren's syndrome was ruled out, and he was referred for evaluation of orthostatic hypotension, which by then included syncopal episodes and injuries. Additional symptoms included dry eyes, constipation, reduced sweating, and erectile dysfunction. After excluding medications and structural cardiac abnormalities as causes of orthostatic hypotension, a clinical autonomic evaluation was performed...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235745/hypertonic-saline-for-inhalation-a-do-it-yourself-recipe
#17
EDITORIAL
Israel Amirav
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235744/rheumatology-and-autoimmunity-in-the-israel-medical-association-journal-imaj-2017
#18
EDITORIAL
Zahava Vadasz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235743/severe-cognitive-disorders-after-bilateral-infarction-in-the-cerebellum
#19
Atzmon Tsur, Marina Deeb, Nael Shakeer, Hossein Zangaria, Michal Agra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235742/metastatic-collecting-bellini-duct-carcinoma-presented-in-a-young-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Eyal Klang, Philip Lawson, Hagit Yonat, Marianne Michal Amitai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
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