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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870553/comparison-of-two-intraosseous-devices-the-nio-versus-the-ez-io-by-novice-users-a-randomized-cross-over-trial
#1
Avi Shina, Erez Nissim Baruch, Amir Shlaifer, Ami Shovali, Moran Levi, Or Yosefy, David Segal, Tarif Bader, Itai Shavit, Avraham Yitzhak
BACKGROUND: During resuscitation in the field, intraosseous (IO) access may be achieved using a variety of available devices, often attempted by inexperienced users. AIM: We sought to examine the success rate and ease-of-use ratings of an IO device, the NIO® (New Intraosseous Persys Medical, Houston, TX, USA) in comparison to the Arrow® EZ-IO® (Teleflex Medical Research Triangle Park, NC, USA) by novice users. METHODS: We performed a randomized crossover trial...
November 21, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614373/does-practice-make-perfect-prospectively-comparing-effects-of-2-amounts-of-practice-on-tourniquet-use-performance
#2
Erez N Baruch, Avi Benov, Avi Shina, Amy L Berg, Amir Shlaifer, Elon Glassberg, James K Aden, Tarif Bader, John F Kragh, Avraham Yitzhak
INTRODUCTION: Although a lifesaving skill, currently, there is no consensus for the required amount of practice in tourniquet use. We compared the effect of 2 amounts of practice on performance of tourniquet use by nonmedical personnel. METHODS: Israeli military recruits without previous medical training underwent their standard tactical first aid course, and their initial performance in use of the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT; Composite Resources, Rock Hill, SC) was assessed...
August 27, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27494564/confidence-competence-mismatch-and-reasons-for-failure-of-non-medical-tourniquet-users
#3
Erez N Baruch, John F Kragh, Amy L Berg, James K Aden, Avi Benov, Avi Shina, Amir Shlaifer, Alon Ahimor, Elon Glassberg, Avraham Yitzhak
OBJECTIVE: Tourniquet application is a lifesaving skill taught worldwide in first aid bleeding control courses. We observed performance among non-medical users of tourniquets in their confidence, competence, and reasons for failure. METHODS: 179 Israeli military recruits without prior medical training underwent their standard first aid course where they learned Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT; Composite Resources, Rock Hill, SC, USA) use. After course completion, they self-reported confidence in tourniquet use...
August 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26810356/self-perceived-emotional-distress-and-diabetes-risk-among-young-men
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Gilad Twig, Hertzel C Gerstein, Eyal Fruchter, Avi Shina, Arnon Afek, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Tali Cukierman-Yaffe, Daniela Amital, Howard Amital, Amir Tirosh
INTRODUCTION: There are mixed data regarding the effect of emotional distress on diabetes risk, especially among young adults. This study assessed the effect of self-perceived emotional distress on diabetes incidence among young men. METHODS: Incident diabetes during a mean follow-up of 6.3 (4.3) years was assessed among 32,586 men (mean age, 31.0 [5.6] years) of the Metabolic, Lifestyle, and Nutrition Assessment in Young Adults cohort with no history of diabetes between 1995 and 2011...
June 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26725147/augmentation-of-point-of-injury-care-reducing-battlefield-mortality-the-idf-experience
#5
Benov Avi, Glassberg Elon, Erez Nissim Baruch, Shina Avi, Twig Gilad, Levi Moran, Zoarets Itay, Sagi Ram, Bader Tarif, Dagan David, Yitzhak Avraham, Kreiss Yitshak
STUDY OBJECTIVE: In 2012, the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps (IDF-MC) set a goal of reducing mortality and eliminating preventable death on the battlefield. A force buildup plan entitled "My Brother's Keeper" was launched addressing: trauma medicine, training, change of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), injury prevention, data collection, global collaboration and more. The aim of this article is to examine how military medical care has evolved due "My Brother's Keeper" between Second Lebanon War (SLW, 2006) to Operation Protective Edge (OPE, 2014)...
May 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26406432/prehospital-use-of-hemostatic-dressings-by-the-israel-defense-forces-medical-corps-a-case-series-of-122-patients
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Avi Shina, Ari M Lipsky, Roy Nadler, Moran Levi, Avi Benov, Yuval Ran, Avraham Yitzhak, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Hemostatic dressings are advanced topical dressings designed to control hemorrhage by enhancing clot formation. These dressings may be effective when used on injuries sustained in junctional zones. The Israeli Defense Forces Medical Corps (IDF-MC) chose to equip its medical personnel with the QuikClot Combat Gauze. There is a paucity of data describing clinical use and results of hemostatic dressing especially at the point of injury. The purpose of this article was to report the IDF-MC experience with prehospital use of the QuikClot Combat Gauze in junctional zones in a case series retrieved from the IDF Trauma Registry...
October 2015: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26218689/intravenous-access-in-the-prehospital-settings-what-can-be-learned-from-point-of-injury-experience
#7
Roy Nadler, Sami Gendler, Avi Benov, Avi Shina, Erez Baruch, Gilad Twig, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Intravenous (IV) access has an essential role in the care provided for trauma patients, allowing for transfusion of blood products, fluids, and drugs. Decisions should be made regarding the necessity of IV access while considering cost-benefit of the procedure in terms of delayed evacuation times. METHODS: A retrospective review of all trauma patients in whom at least one attempt at IV access was performed were reviewed. Data were abstracted from the Israeli Defense Force Trauma Registry...
August 2015: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26077170/sleep-quality-and-risk-of-diabetes-and-coronary-artery-disease-among-young-men
#8
Gilad Twig, Avi Shina, Arnon Afek, Estela Derazne, Dorit Tzur, Tali Cukierman-Yaffe, Dalia Shechter-Amir, Hertzel C Gerstein, Amir Tirosh
AIMS: To assess the time-dependent effect of sleep quality on diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD) incidence among young adults. METHODS: Incident rates of diabetes and CAD during a mean follow-up of 6.4 ± 4.1 years were assessed among 26,023 men (mean age 30.9 ± 5.6 years) of the Metabolic Lifestyle and Nutrition Assessment in Young Adults stratified by sleep quality at baseline, as assessed by the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire (MSQ). Incident diabetes and CAD were analyzed using a Cox proportional hazard model...
April 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25449682/a-volcanic-explosion-of-autoantibodies-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-diversity-of-180-different-antibodies-found-in-sle-patients
#9
REVIEW
Gal Yaniv, Gilad Twig, Dana Ben-Ami Shor, Ariel Furer, Yaniv Sherer, Oshry Mozes, Orna Komisar, Einat Slonimsky, Eyal Klang, Eyal Lotan, Mike Welt, Ibrahim Marai, Avi Shina, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Recent research in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) yielded new antigens and antibodies in SLE patients. We describe the various autoantibodies that can be detected in patients with SLE. A literature review, using the terms “autoantibody” and “systemic lupus erythematosus”, was conducted to search for articles on autoantibodies in SLE, their target antigens, association with disease activity and other clinical manifestations. One hundred and eighty autoantibodies were so far described in SLE patients...
January 2015: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25269335/moving-forward-with-combat-casualty-care-the-idf-mc-strategic-force-buildup-plan-my-brother-s-keeper
#10
Elon Glassberg, Roy Nadler, Ari M Lipsky, Avi Shina, David Dagan, Yitshak Kreiss
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2014: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22621428/recurrent-pregnancy-loss-beyond-evidence-based-medicine
#11
Avi Shina, Howard J A Carp
Patients with five or more unexplained recurrent pregnancy losses (RPL) have a poor prognosis for a subsequent delivery compared to patients with two to three RPL. Treatment guidelines are needed to address this select group of patients.
December 2012: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22218218/pathogenesis-of-infertility-and-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-in-thyroid-autoimmunity
#12
REVIEW
Gilad Twig, Avi Shina, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Thyroid autoimmunity is the most prevalent autoimmune state that affects up to 4% of women during the age of fertility. A growing body of clinical studies links thyroid autoimmunity as a cause of infertility and adverse pregnancy outcomes that includes miscarriage or preterm deliveries. Importantly, these adverse effects are persistent in euthyroid women. In the current review we elaborate on the pathogenesis that underlies infertility and increased pregnancy loss among women with autoimmune thyroid disease...
May 2012: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21287793/effect-of-a-tailor-made-continuous-medical-education-program-for-primary-care-physicians-on-self-perception-of-physicians-roles-and-quality-of-care
#13
Gilad Twig, Amnon Lahad, Ilan Kochba, Vered Ezra, Dror Mandel, Avi Shina, Yitshak Kreiss, Eyal Zimlichman
BACKGROUND: A survey conducted among Israel Defense Force primary care physicians in 2001 revealed that they consider patients' needs more than they do organizational needs and that the education PCPs currently receive is inadequate. In 2003 the medical corps initiated a multi-format continuous medical education program aimed at improving skills in primary care medicine. OBJECTIVES: To measure and analyze the effect of the tailor-made CME program on PCPs' self-perception 3 years after its implementation and correlate it to clinical performance...
September 2010: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/16317537/aposense-a-novel-technology-for-functional-molecular-imaging-of-cell-death-in-models-of-acute-renal-tubular-necrosis
#14
Maya Damianovich, Ilan Ziv, Samuel N Heyman, Seymour Rosen, Ahuva Shina, Dvora Kidron, Tali Aloya, Hagit Grimberg, Galit Levin, Ayelet Reshef, Alfonso Bentolila, Avi Cohen, Anat Shirvan
PURPOSE: Acute renal tubular necrosis (ATN), a common cause of acute renal failure, is a dynamic, rapidly evolving clinical condition associated with apoptotic and necrotic tubular cell death. Its early identification is critical, but current detection methods relying upon clinical assessment, such as kidney biopsy and functional assays, are insufficient. We have developed a family of small molecule compounds, ApoSense, that is capable, upon systemic administration, of selectively targeting and accumulating within apoptotic/necrotic cells and is suitable for attachment of different markers for clinical imaging...
March 2006: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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