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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551940/-oxalate-stones-are-prevalent-among-druze-and-muslim-arabs-in-the-galilee
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Limor Kalfon, Irit Weissman, Miriam Hershkovits, Nadra Nasser Samra, Nurit Edri, Morad Khayat, Mary Tanus, Shihab Shihab, Hanna Mandel, Tzipora Falik-Zaccai
INTRODUCTION: Primary Hyperoxaluria type I (PH1) is a rare autosomal recessive disease caused by lack or dysfunction of the liver peroxisomal enzyme alanine: glyoxylate aminotransferase, AGT. AIMS: To conduct clinical and genetic characterization of Druze and Muslim Arab patients with PH1 in Northern Israel. METHODS: In the last 20 years, 36 children and families were diagnosed and treated in the Nephrology-Genetic Clinic at the Galilee Medical Center...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551936/-a-prospective-study-to-increase-the-awareness-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-internal-medicine-wards
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Shikma Visberg, Nagam Hatib, Shira Ginsberg, Amal Nassar, Elad Schiff, Yaniv Dotan
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) events are a significant risk factor for morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients and 50-75% of the events occur in internal medicine wards. Despite the proven efficiency of prophylactic treatments, their usage in hospitals is underutilized. Multiple studies have shown that only 30-50% of the high risk VTE patients are treated prophylactically. Interventional programs were shown to significantly increase the awareness and hence, the percent of patients treated...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551927/-percutaneous-correction-of-forefoot-deformities-in-diabetic-patients-in-order-to-prevent-pressure-sores-technique-and-results-in-20-consecutive-patients
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Mustafa Yassin, Avraham Garti, Eyal Heller, Moshe Weissbrot, Dror Robinson
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is a 21st century pandemic. Due to life-span prolongation combined with the increased rate of diabetes, a growing population of patients is afflicted with neuropathic foot deformities. Traditional operative repair of these deformities is associated with a high complication rate and relatively common infection incidence. In recent years, in order to prevent these complications, percutaneous deformity correction methods were developed. OBJECTIVES: Description of experience accumulated in treating 20 consecutive patients with diabetic neuropathic foot deformities treated in a percutaneous fashion...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551925/-clinical-characteristics-of-male-patients-with-osteoporosis-referred-to-the-endocrine-clinic-of-a-tertiary-hospital
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Gloria Tsvetov, Ilana Shraga-Slutzky, Dania Hirsch, Hiba Masri, Tzippy Shohat, Alexander Gorshtein, Ilan Shimon
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis in men is underdiagnosed and undertreated. The prevalence of male osteoporosis increases with age and it becomes a significant public health burden. Currently, there are a few clinical studies on male osteoporosis with limited knowledge of effective therapeutic options. AIMS: Our study aimed to characterize men with osteoporosis in a referral metabolic clinic in Rabin Medical Center at the Beilinson Campus. METHODS: In this study we retrospectively analyzed the medical records of 270 consecutive male patients with osteoporosis diagnosed and treated in our clinic during 2013...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551923/-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-israel-6-5-years-of-experience-at-the-largest-ecmo-treatment-center-in-israel
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Philip Biderman, Uri Carmi, Michael Fainblut, Oren Bachar, Benny Medallion, Dan Aravot
AIMS: The primary purpose of the study is to evaluate the characteristics of the population treated with ECMO at Beilinson Hospital, the treatment results and a comparison of results with ECMO centers in the world. The treatment outcomes relative to the experience of the team during the years 2008-2014 were also examined. The secondary purpose of this article is to increase the awareness of the medical staff to ECMO as a treatment option for patients with appropriate indications, where indications have increased in recent years...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551922/-the-treatment-of-hypertension-by-fixed-drug-combinations-in-patients-hospitalized-at-the-department-of-medicine
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Avishay Elis, Amit Akirov
AIMS: To determine the rate of hypertensive patients hospitalized at the department of medicine who are treated or are candidates for fixed dose drug combinations. BACKGROUND: Despite the high prevalence of hypertension and rates of awareness, The number of patients treated and well controlled are low. The main reasons for not achieving blood pressure target levels are compliance and persistence with drug therapy. METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective records review was conducted of hypertensive patients hospitalized at departments of medicine during 2014...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551918/-rabin-medical-center-a-tertiary-center-of-excellence-in-service-teaching-and-research
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Yaron Niv, Eyran Halpern
Rabin Medical Center (RMC) belongs to Clalit Health Services and is a tertiary, academic medical center with all the facilities of modern and advanced medicine. Annually in the RMC, 650,000 patients are treated in the outpatient clinics, and 100,000 patients are hospitalized in the hospital departments. All these patients are treated by 4500 devoted staff members, including 1000 physicians and 2000 nurses. RMC is one of the largest, centrally located medical centers for medical and nursing students' education in Israel, taking place in clinical departments, as well as in basic sciences courses...
April 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551916/-high-velocity-penetrating-head-and-neck-injuries-of-syrian-civil-war-casualties-treated-in-the-galilee-medical-center
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Ohad Ronen, Nidal Assadi, Eyal Sela
INTRODUCTION: For two years the State of Israel has been treating casualties from the Syrian civil war. The Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya is the main hospital for this humanitarian mission. Objectives: To evaluate the demographic and clinical characteristics of the casualties that were treated in our department. METHODS: Information from medical records of all Syrian casualties evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center were evaluated. RESULTS: Between March 2013 and December 2014, 450 casualties were evacuated to the Galilee Medical Center...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551912/-bacteria-without-borders-a-high-carriage-rate-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-among-syrian-children-hospitalized-in-galilee-medical-center
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Diana Faour Kassem, Naama Shahar, Smadar Ocampo, Tarif Bader, Zeev Zonis, Daniel Glikman
INTRODUCTION: As the civil war in Syria enters its fifth year, the Israeli government continues to provide humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians in Israeli hospitals. Many wounded Syrian children are treated at the Galilee Medical Center (GMC). Due to the patients' incomplete medical history and increasing infection rates in Syria, contact isolation and screening cultures for multi-drug resistant bacteria (MDR's) are conducted upon admission for all Syrian children. AIMS: To describe the rate of MDR carriage in Syrian children and compare it to hospitalized Israeli children...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551911/-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-factors-for-falls-that-caused-hip-fracture
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Atzmon Tsur, Nael Shakeer, Zvi Segal, Dorit Itah, Dana Eluz
INTRODUCTION: Among the reasons described as possibly causing falls in older and elderly people are extrinsic factors such as bumping into objects, slipping on a wet floor, etc., and intrinsic factors - those that occur suddenly without warning. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the connection between the reasons for falls, extrinsic or intrinsic and different medical and nonmedical factors. METHODS: The survey included 82 people, 53 women and 29 men, who fell and broke their hip, underwent surgery, and were treated at the Rehabilitation Department...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551910/-level-and-oxidation-of-beta-2-microglobulin-in-hemodialysis-patients-treated-with-intravenous-iron-during-dialysis-with-high-flux-compared-to-low-flux-dialyzers
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Regina Michelis, Shifra Sela, Alexander Lanzmann, Olga Tanchilevski, Revital Shurtz-Swirski, Batya Kristal
INTRODUCTION: Serum levels of β2-microglobulin (b2M) are significantly higher in patients with end stage renal failure undergoing hemodialysis (HD) and its accumulation accelerates Dialysis Related Amyloidosis (DRA). In HD patients low-flux dialysis, intravenous (IV) iron (administered for the treatment of anemia) affects ß2M removal during dialysis. IV iron also affects the oxidation of plasma proteins, including b2M. AIMS: To examine the effect of intravenous iron therapy on ß2M levels and oxidation in HD patients treated with high-flux compared with low-flux dialyzers...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551903/-against-all-odds-promoting-research-clinical-development-and-medical-services-of-the-conflict-in-the-galilee-medical-center
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Jacob Bornstein
The Galilee Medical Center (GMC) is unique in several aspects. Firstly, in the clinical aspect: In recent years, led by the Director of Medical Center, Dr. Masad Barhoum, a considerable momentum of development has taken place to reduce health discrepancies between the center and the periphery. Despite the under- financing of the health system in the Galilee, the GMC opened new clinical departments, introduced advanced medical technology and key staff members were added. This approach is depicted in publications presented in the current issue...
May 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551897/-phacoemulsification-in-eyes-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd
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Daniel Rappoport, Mordechai Goldberg, Amir Bukelman, Haya Katz, Lital Goldberg, Ayala Pollack
INTRODUCTION: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the western world. The debate continues over the safety of cataract surgery in the setting of neovascular (wet) AMD. This retrospective review aims to describe our experience in treating patients with wet AMD, who underwent cataract surgery by phacoemulsification. METHODS: We prepared a retrospective chart review of patients treated in our clinic between the years 2006 - 2013...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551893/-the-rationale-of-minimally-invasive-sinus-technique-mist
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Meir Warman, Doron Halperin
Chronic rhinosinusitis is one of the most common diseases in the world. Mucosal contact in narrow draining pathways of the sinuses (called transition spaces) may lead to chronic sinusitis by disruption of mucociliary clearance, stasis and blockage of mucous flow. Minimal invasive sinus technique (MIST) is a targeted procedure designed to address the transition spaces surrounding the natural sinus ostia. Surgical clearing disease in a transition space, allows the dependent sinus to recover function. Compared to other conventional endoscopic procedures, MIST can accomplish good and reproducible results in treating patients for chronic rhinosinusitis over long term follow-up...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551891/-bisphosphonates-and-ocular-inflammation
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Daniel Rappoport, Hana Leiba
Bisphosphonates are a group of drugs used for treatment in several bone diseases such as osteoporosis in women, Paget's disease, hypercalcemia of malignancy, primary malignancies of the bone and metastatic bone disease (breast and prostate carcinoma). Numerous reports in the medical literature described ocular side effects in patients treated with these drugs. We report on two patients, treated with bisphosphonates due to malignancy, who presented with unilateral and bilateral uveitis. Treatment of the ocular inflammation should include local and systemic treatment and stopping the systemic use of bisphosphonates...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551881/abundance-and-distribution-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-a-full-scale-anaerobic-aerobic-system-alternately-treating-ribostamycin-spiramycin-and-paromomycin-production-wastewater
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Mei Tang, Xiaomin Dou, Chunyan Wang, Zhe Tian, Min Yang, Yu Zhang
The occurrence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) has been intensively investigated for wastewater treatment systems treating single class of antibiotic in recent years. However, the impacts of alternately occurring antibiotics in antibiotic production wastewater on the behavior of ARGs in biological treatment systems were not well understood yet. Herein, techniques including high-capacity quantitative PCR and quantitative PCR (qPCR) were used to investigate the behavior of ARGs in an anaerobic-aerobic full-scale system...
May 27, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551858/cost-effectiveness-of-drug-treatments-for-advanced-melanoma-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Darío Rubio-Rodríguez, Silvia De Diego Blanco, Maite Pérez, Carlos Rubio-Terrés
BACKGROUND: Until recently, advanced melanoma (unresectable and metastatic) has had a poor prognosis and has been treated with chemotherapy. The introduction of new treatments (BRAF and MEK inhibitors and immunotherapy) has improved overall survival and progression-free survival of some patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to review the published evidence on the cost-effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for advanced melanoma. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted, without date or language restrictions, in PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, the Cochrane Library, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence databases and the Health Technology Assessment journal...
May 27, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551857/efficient-enzymatic-degradation-used-as-pre-stage-treatment-for-norfloxacin-removal-by-activated-sludge
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Ruinan Zhao, Xiaohong Li, Mancheng Hu, Shuni Li, Quanguo Zhai, Yucheng Jiang
Norfloxacin is often found in wastewater treatment plants, groundwater, and even drinking water causing environmental concerns because of its potential undesirable effects on human health or aquatic ecosystems. However, conventional treatments cannot deal with norfloxacin efficiently. This work proposes an efficiently enzymatic degradation of norfloxacin by chloroperoxidase (CPO). 82.18% degradation efficiency of norfloxacin was achieved after 25 min reaction time at pH 5.0 with an enzyme concentration of 1...
May 27, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551851/the-ratio-of-hla-dr-and-vnn2-expression-on-cd14-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-can-distinguish-glioblastoma-from-radiation-necrosis-patients
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David C Soler, Andrew B Young, Kevin D Cooper, Amber Kerstetter-Fogle, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Haley Gittleman, Thomas S McCormick, Andrew E Sloan
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and lethal type of brain cancer with a median survival of less than two years even following aggressive treatment (Stupp et al., N Engl J Med 352:987-996, 2005). Among the many challenges in treating patients with this devastating disease is the ability to differentiate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images that appear following radiation therapy, often termed "radiation necrosis" from true GBM recurrence. Radiation necrosis (RN) and GBM are very difficult to distinguish and currently only a brain biopsy can conclusively differentiate these pathologies...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551843/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-febrile-neutropenia-in-patients-with-non-hodgkin-b-cell-lymphoma-receiving-r-chop-in-a-single-center-in-japan
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Masahiro Yokoyama, Yoshiharu Kusano, Anna Takahashi, Norihito Inoue, Kyoko Ueda, Noriko Nishimura, Yuko Mishima, Yasuhito Terui, Tomoyuki Nukada, Takanobu Nomura, Kiyohiko Hatake
PURPOSE: The incidence of and risk factors for febrile neutropenia (FN) in Japanese non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma (B-NHL) patients receiving rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and predonisolone (R-CHOP) chemotherapy are unknown. We conducted this study to address this issue. METHODS: In this single-center, retrospective, observational study, 466 patients with B-NHL who completed an R-CHOP regimen within a 7-year period and who planned to undergo at least three cycles of this regimen were analyzed...
May 27, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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