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José Ignacio Fernández-Vigo, Lucía De-Pablo-Gómez-de-Liaño, Bachar Kudsieh, Cristina Fernández-Vigo, José Ángel Fernández-Vigo, Julián García-Feijóo
PURPOSE: To describe the presence of anterior chamber angle (ACA) tissue as an incidental optical coherence tomography (OCT) finding in healthy children. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study, we reviewed Fourier domain OCT images obtained in 422 children as candidates for inclusion in a prior study who visited our clinic for a routine vision test. The presence of angle tissue was assessed in the nasal and temporal quadrants. On tomographies showing angle tissue, several measurements were made including ACA width and trabecular meshwork (TM) length and size...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
Hanan Goldberg, Gil N Bachar, Riad Majadla, Ofer Yossepowitch, Jack Baniel, Edward Ram
BACKGROUND: Right hydronephrosis secondary to acute appendicitis is an under-reported phenomenon with only several case reports published. OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of this phenomenon in our database of patients diagnosed with acute appendicitis. METHODS: Data were collected on 1092 patients who underwent surgery due to acute appendicitis between 2003 and 2007 in our tertiary medical center. The data entailed demographic, surgical, and hospitalization parameters including ultrasound or computed tomography examinations and presence of right hydronephrosis prior to surgery...
March 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Adina Bachar, Gregory Livshits, Ruth Birk
AIM: In overweight/obese individuals, modest 5% weight loss and its maintenance promotes health; however, it is challenging and typically unachievable, especially in community settings. Established predictors of weight loss outcome in a community setting are lacking, hindering the development of practical interventions and prevention tools. Our aim was to identify predictors associated with 5% weight reduction (initial 6 months) and maintenance (1 year) in overweight and obese adults undergoing weight reduction treatment, free of charge, in a community setting...
March 8, 2018: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
Talia Diker-Cohen, Dania Hirsch, Ilan Shimon, Gideon Bachar, Amit Akirov, Hadar Duskin-Bitan, Eyal Robenshtok
Background: Minimal extra-thyroid extension (mETE) in differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) patients was defined as an intermediate risk feature in the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines. However, controversy persists as several studies suggested mETE has little effect on disease outcome. Objective: To assess the impact of mETE on DTC patients' outcome. Methods: Meta-analysis of controlled trials comparing DTC patients with and without mETE...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Keren Baranes-Bachar, Adva Levy-Barda, Judith Oehler, Dylan A Reid, Isabel Soria-Bretones, Ty C Voss, Dudley Chung, Yoon Park, Chao Liu, Jong-Bok Yoon, Wei Li, Graham Dellaire, Tom Misteli, Pablo Huertas, Eli Rothenberg, Kristijan Ramadan, Yael Ziv, Yosef Shiloh
Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are critical DNA lesions that robustly activate the elaborate DNA damage response (DDR) network. We identified a critical player in DDR fine-tuning: the E3/E4 ubiquitin ligase UBE4A. UBE4A's recruitment to sites of DNA damage is dependent on primary E3 ligases in the DDR and promotes enhancement and sustainment of K48- and K63-linked ubiquitin chains at these sites. This step is required for timely recruitment of the RAP80 and BRCA1 proteins and proper organization of RAP80- and BRCA1-associated protein complexes at DSB sites...
March 1, 2018: Molecular Cell
Sophie Amrane, Dipankar Bachar, Jean Christophe Lagier, Didier Raoult
Clostridium scindens was first isolated in 1984 during works on the gut microbiota's steroid production (1).….
February 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Panagiotis Tsikouras, Dorelia Deuteraiou, Anastasia Bothou, Xanthi Anthoulaki, Anna Chalkidou, Eleftherios Chatzimichael, Fotini Gaitatzi, Bachar Manav, Zacharoula Koukoul, Stefanos Zervoudis, Grigorios Trypsianis, George Galazios
Abstract : Introduction : The goal of our study was to investigate and evaluate the contraceptive behavior in teenagers from our family planning centre that services two different religious and socioeconomic populations living in the Thrace area. Methods : During the last 10 years 115 Christian Orthodox (group A) and 53 Muslim teenagers (group B) were enrolled in our retrospective study. Contraceptive practice attitudes were assessed by a questionnaire. Religion, demographics, socio-economic characteristics were key factors used to discuss contraception and avoid unplanned pregnancy in each group and to compare with the contraceptive method used...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Dania Hirsch, Orit Twito, Sigal Levy, Gideon Bachar, Eyal Robenshtok, David Gross, Haggi Mazeh, Carlos Benbassat, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of neck sonography in recent years has led to a dramatic increase in the detection of thyroid cancer, accompanied by changes in the clinicopathological features of the disease. However, small papillary carcinomas account for the bulk of this increase, while little is known about temporal changes in medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). The aim of this study was to evaluate trends in the presentation, treatment, and outcome of MTC. METHODS: Patients treated for MTC at four medical centers in Israel were divided into three groups by year of diagnosis: 1981-1995 (period A), 1996-2005 (period B), and 2006-2016 (period C)...
February 5, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Faiza Ammad, Oussama Moumen, Abdelbaset Gasem, Salam Othmane, Kato-Noguchi Hisashi, Bachar Zebib, Othmane Merah
This study aimed to evaluate the in vitro antifungal activity (AA) of the essential oil (EO) of lemon (Citrus limon L.) against three pathogenic fungi attacking grapevine wood. The composition of the EO was also studied. Ten volatile components were identified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The results showed that the EO consists of volatile components where monoterpene hydrocarbons are the most abundant ones. Four major components were identified, which represent 99.9% of the total EO (limonene, neral, β-pinene, and γ-terpinene)...
February 1, 2018: Comptes Rendus Biologies
Hawraa Ayoub, Thibault Roques-Carmes, Olivier Potier, Bachar Koubaissy, Steve Pontvianne, Audrey Lenouvel, Cédric Guignard, Emmanuel Mousset, Hélène Poirot, Joumana Toufaily, Tayssir Hamieh
In this paper, for the first time, faujasite Y zeolite impregnated with iron (III) was employed as a catalyst to remove a real cocktail of micropollutants inside real water samples from the Meurthe river by the means of the heterogeneous photo-Fenton process. The catalyst was prepared by the wet impregnation method using iron (III) nitrate nonahydrate as iron precursor. First, an optimization of the process parameters was conducted using phenol as model macro-pollutant. The hydrogen peroxide concentration, the light wavelength (UV and visible) and intensity, the iron loading immobilized, as well as the pH of the solution were investigated...
January 11, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Lyndy J Wilcox, Mathieu Bergeron, Saranya Reghunathan, Stacey L Ishman
Objectives: Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) involves assessment of the upper airway using a flexible endoscope while patients are in a pharmacologically-induced sleep-like state. The aim of this article is to review the current literature regarding the role of DISE in children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The indications, typical anesthetic protocol, comparison to other diagnostic modalities, scoring systems, and outcomes are discussed. Methods: A comprehensive review of literature regarding pediatric DISE up through May 2017 was performed...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
Franco Aversa, Esther Bachar-Lustig, Noga Or-Geva, Lucia Prezioso, Sabrina Bonomini, Ilenia Manfra, Alessandro Monti, Chiara Schifano, Yael Zlotnikov-Klionsky, Massimo F Martelli, Gabriella Sammarelli, Maria Sassi, Maurizio Soli, Silvia Giuliodori, Magda Benecchi, Nicola Giuliani, Frank Lohr, Silvia Pratissoli, Yair Reisner
The establishment of safe approaches to attain durable donor-type chimerism and immune tolerance toward donor antigens represents a major challenge in transplantation biology. Haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently used for cancer therapy either as a T-cell-depleted megadose HSCT following myeloablative conditioning or with T-cell-replete HSCT following nonmyeloablative conditioning (NMAC) and high-dose posttransplant cyclophosphamide (PTCY). The latter approach suffers from a significant rate of chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), despite prolonged immunosuppression...
November 14, 2017: Blood Advances
Anat Bachar Zipori, Nasrin N Tehrani, Asim Ali
Everolimus is an inhibitor of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) that has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). Retinal hamartomas, which are one of the major diagnostic features of TSC, tend to remain stable or gradually progress in the natural history of the disease. We report 2 patients with TSC treated with everolimus for SEGA in whom fundus photographs and spectral domain optical coherence tomography demonstrated regression of previously documented multiple retinal hamartomas in all 4 eyes...
December 19, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Rayan Bou-Fakhredin, Abdul-Hamid Bazarbachi, Bachar Chaya, Joseph Sleiman, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Ali T Taher
Iron overload (IOL) due to increased intestinal iron absorption constitutes a major clinical problem in patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT), which is a cumulative process with advancing age. Current models for iron metabolism in patients with NTDT suggest that suppression of serum hepcidin leads to an increase in iron absorption and subsequent release of iron from the reticuloendothelial system, leading to depletion of macrophage iron, relatively low levels of serum ferritin, and liver iron loading...
December 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Yarden Mendelson, Eytan Bachar, Aaron Cherniak, Rena Cooper-Kazaz
INTRODUCTION: This study investigated the long-term effects of different traumatic environments on adolescents. Environments were characterized by different threats that varied in predictability, duration, and the extent to which the threat can be defended against. The research examined: 1) Jerusalem during the Second Intifada (2001-2004), 2) Israel's northern cities during the Second Lebanon War (2006), and 3) cities that suffered neither the suicide bombings (that occurred in Jerusalem) nor the rocket bombardments (that occurred in the north)...
2017: Israel Journal of Psychiatry and related Sciences
Amit Ritter, Gideon Bachar, Dania Hirsch, Carlos Benbassat, Orna Katz, Nadav Kochen, Talia Diker-Cohen, Amit Akirov, Ilan Shimon, Eyal Robenshtok
Background: Bilateral thyroid nodularity is considered an indication for total thyroidectomy in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients. However, the natural history and outcome of contralateral nodules has never been studied. Objective: To investigate the natural history of non-suspicious contralateral nodules after lobectomy for PTC. Methods: We included patients who had ≥1 solid nodules (≥3mm) in the contralateral lobe prior to surgery with benign cytology, or small non suspicious nodules per ultrasound...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Naomi Rabinovics, Gideon Bachar, Tom Raz-Yarkoni, Raphael Feinmesser
AIMS: To review the experience of a single-center with RATS and to assess its outcome, feasibility and safety. BACKGROUND: With the advent of minimally invasive techniquesin thyroid surgery, robot-assisted transaxillary thyroid surgery (RATS) has become one of the most popular approaches. Its main advantages are improved cosmetic outcome, thereby increasing patient satisfaction, improved visualization and range of motion. Several large-scale studies, have demonstrated its safety and feasibility...
November 2017: Harefuah
Elalouani Elmehdi, Bachar Zerkly
Leishmaniases are parasitic diseases occurring in endemic tropical and subtropical areas and caused by protozoa of the genus leishmania, transmitted by a diptera (sand fly). We here report a case of topical cutaneous leishmaniasis discovered in a 15-year old boy with painless ulcer on his left leg, who had been staying in South Africa. Clinical examination showed painless non-itchy ulcer, occurred 1 month before, on the antero-internal part of his left leg with crusts and scars caused by insect bites, all evolving in a context of patient's general health status, without mucosal or visceral lesions...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Abigail Livny, Abraham Reichenberg, Eyal Fruchter, Rinat Yoffe, Shira Goldberg, Daphna Fenchel, Shimon Burshtein, Eitan Bachar, Michael Davidson, Mark Weiser
OBJECTIVE: The authors sought to characterize the symptoms of patients later hospitalized for psychotic disorders in primary mental health outpatient settings, and to investigate whether these symptoms can be used to predict later onset of psychotic illness. METHOD: This was a population-based historical prospective cohort study using national registers of clinical psychiatric services. The sample (N=114,983) comprised 18- to 21-year-olds serving in the Israeli military and examined in military mental health outpatient clinics across 72 consecutive months...
November 28, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
Y Shkedy, U Alkan, A Mizrachi, T Shochat, O Dimitstein, S Morgenstern, T Shpitzer, G Bachar
OBJECTIVE: Salivary gland neoplasms are rare tumours, with most arising in the parotid gland. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a common method for preoperative evaluation of parotid masses, although its usefulness is controversial. This study was designed to evaluate the accuracy of FNAC in a large cohort of patients, with emphasis on diagnosis of benign tumours and especially Warthin tumour which can be managed conservatively. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series with chart review...
November 27, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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