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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636779/comparative-study-shows-differences-in-screen-exposure-sleep-patterns-and-sleep-disturbances-between-jewish-and-muslim-children-in-israel
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Tzischinsy Orna, Haimov Iris
AIM: This study determined the differences in screen exposure, sleep patterns and sleep disturbances, and the associations between these factors, among Jewish and Muslim children in Israel. METHODS: The participants were 1,049 school children - 499 Jewish and 550 Muslim - with a mean age of 9.20 ±0.71 years, who attended public schools in both urban and residential settings in 2014. They all completed the Sleep Self-Report questionnaire and the Screen Exposure Questionnaire...
June 21, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620870/severe-growth-deficiency-microcephaly-intellectual-disability-and-characteristic-facial-features-are-due-to-a-homozygous-qars-mutation
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Esther Leshinsky-Silver, Jiqiang Ling, Jiang Wu, Chana Vinkler, Keren Yosovich, Sarit Bahar, Miri Yanoov-Sharav, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Dorit Lev
Glutaminyl tRNA synthase is highly expressed in the developing fetal human brain. Mutations in the glutaminyl-tRNA synthetase (QARS) gene have been reported in patients with progressive microcephaly, cerebral-cerebellar atrophy, and intractable seizures. We have previously reported a new recessive syndrome of severe linear growth retardation, poor weight gain, microcephaly, characteristic facial features, cutaneous syndactyly of the toes, high myopia, and intellectual disability in two sisters of Ashkenazi-Jewish origin (Eur J Med Genet 2014;57(6):288-92)...
June 15, 2017: Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620718/the-phenotypic-spectrum-of-arhgef9-includes-intellectual-disability-focal-epilepsy-and-febrile-seizures
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Karl Martin Klein, Manuela Pendziwiat, Anda Eilam, Ronit Gilad, Ilan Blatt, Felix Rosenow, Moien Kanaan, Ingo Helbig, Zaid Afawi
Mutations or structural genomic alterations of the X-chromosomal gene ARHGEF9 have been described in male and female patients with intellectual disability. Hyperekplexia and epilepsy were observed to a variable degree, but incompletely described. Here, we expand the phenotypic spectrum of ARHGEF9 by describing a large Ethiopian-Jewish family with epilepsy and intellectual disability. The four affected male siblings, their unaffected parents and two unaffected female siblings were recruited and phenotyped. Parametric linkage analysis was performed using SNP microarrays...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617158/transcendental-spirituality-and-acquaintance-with-the-activities-of-the-domestic-national-transplant-center-as-factors-shaping-attitudes-toward-organ-donation
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Semyon Melnikov, Tamar Ashkenazi, Muhammad Amara, Anat Peles Bortz
CONTEXT: Organ donation has been shown to be perceived as inappropriate by religiously observant individuals. The impact of spirituality level on attitudes toward organ donation has not been broadly explored. OBJECTIVE: To explore the contribution of ethnicity, spirituality, level of religious observance, and acquaintance with the activities of the Israel National Transplant Center (INTC) to forming attitudes toward organ donation among Jews and Muslim Arabs in Israel...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612095/maternal-fetal-vitamin-d-receptor-polymorphisms-significantly-associated-with-preterm-birth
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Talya Rosenfeld, Hagit Salem, Gheona Altarescu, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Aharon Tevet, Ruth Birk
PURPOSE: Preterm birth (PTB) is a complex trait with strong genetic background, whose etiology is not fully understood. It was recently suggested that pregnancy duration is affected by fetal genetic variation even more than by the maternal genome. Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is involved in embryonic implantation and fertility. We studied the association between both maternal and neonatal vitamin D receptor (VDR) genetic variation and PTB. METHODS: Maternal and fetal (umbilical cord) DNA was isolated from Jewish Israeli idiopathic preterm newborns (24-36 weeks, n = 146) and control term newborns (>37 weeks, n = 229)...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594574/a-geospatial-epidemiologic-analysis-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-an-ecological-study-in-colorado
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Ettie M Lipner, David Knox, Joshua French, Jordan Rudman, Michael Strong, James L Crooks
RATIONALE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous environmental microorganisms. Infection is thought to result primarily from exposure to soil and/or water sources. NTM disease prevalence varies greatly by geographic region, but the geospatial factors influencing this variation remain unclear. OBJECTIVES: To identify socio-demographic and environmental ecologic risk factors associated with NTM infection and disease in Colorado. METHODS: We conducted an ecological study combining data from patients with a diagnosis of NTM disease from National Jewish Health's Electronic Medical Record database and zip code-level socio-demographic and environmental exposure data obtained from the U...
June 8, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590779/oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy-and-inherited-retinal-dystrophy-in-bukhara-jews-due-to-linked-mutations-in-the-pabpn1-and-nrl-genes
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Itzhak Braverman, Sergiu C Blumen, Hadas Newman, Leah Rizel, Morad Khayat, Rana Hanna, Jean Lacau St Guily, Beatrice Tiosano, Tamar Ben-Yosef
AIM: We have previously described two unrelated Bukhara Jews (BJs) with a combination of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) and inherited retinal dystrophy (IRD), because of mutations in two linked genes: PABPN1 and NRL. Here we investigated the prevalence of the NRL mutation among BJs with OPMD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PABPN1 and NRL mutation testing were performed by polymerase chain reaction amplification and direct sequencing on two cohorts of Bukhara Jewish patients: OPMD patients (with or without IRD) and IRD patients (without OPMD)...
June 7, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589486/tensions-and-coping-strategies-in-ethnically-mixed-teams-findings-from-a-study-in-two-emergency-departments
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Yael Keshet, Benidor Raviv, Ariela Popper-Giveon, Alexander Strizhevski, Ashraf Abu-Khella
Diversity of the workforce in healthcare facilities, representative of the general population's ethnic/racial composition, is an important health priority. Nevertheless, this diversity may generate tensions. The objective of the study was to assess tensions and coping strategies among ethnic minority and majority healthcare workers. A questionnaire was delivered to 60 healthcare workers employed in emergency departments in two hospitals, where Jewish majority and Arab minority workers care for a mixed Jewish and Arab population...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572214/impact-of-preeclampsia-on-clinical-and-functional-outcomes-in-women-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Kathryn J Lindley, Shayna N Conner, Alison G Cahill, Eric Novak, Douglas L Mann
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is a risk factor for the development of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), but it is unknown whether preeclampsia impacts clinical or left ventricular (LV) functional outcomes. This study sought to assess clinical and functional outcomes in women with PPCM complicated by preeclampsia. METHODS AND RESULTS: This retrospective cohort study included women diagnosed with PPCM delivering at Barnes-Jewish Hospital between 2004 to 2014. The primary outcome was one-year event-free survival rate for the combined end point of death and hospital readmission...
June 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569516/-the-fate-of-jewish-pharmacists-from-the-czech-lands-during-the-holocaust
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Tomáš Arndt, František Dohnal
The authors describe the lives of several Jewish pharmacists and their families who lived and worked in the Czech Lands during the years 1918-1945. Their stories represented a typical mosaic, which corresponds to the fate of the Jewish community in the Czech Lands during World War II - all lost their property and the majority of them were murdered or lost their immediate families. Only a few of them succeeded to survive thanks to early emigration. Some of them lived until the liberation of the concentration camp Theresienstadt, too...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569089/professionals-awareness-of-sexual-abuse-in-late-life-an-exploratory-survey
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Sara Alon, Niva Tuma, Tova Band-Winterstein, Hadass Goldblatt
BACKGROUND: The sexual abuse phenomenon is considered taboo. It has been discussed, to date, mainly in relation to children and young women, with insufficient attention to sexual abuse in a late-life context. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this survey was to explore professionals' awareness of elder sexual abuse (ESA). DESIGN: The survey was conducted among 161 Jewish and Arab professionals from health care and social services, who worked with older adults in Israel...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561561/oral-health-and-oral-health-behaviours-of-five-year-old-children-in-the-charedi-orthodox-jewish-community-in-north-london-uk
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C Klass, A Mondkar, D Wright
OBJECTIVE: To report on the oral health status and oral health behaviours of five-year-old Charedi Orthodox Jewish children attending schools in London, UK. BASIC RESEARCH DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHOD: Clinical examinations mirroring the 2015 National Dental Public Health Epidemiology Programme for England for five-year-olds and a parental questionnaire on oral health behaviours. PARTICIPANTS: 137 five-year-olds attending Charedi Orthodox Jewish schools in Hackney, North London...
March 2017: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557584/nhs-gene-mutations-in-ashkenazi-jewish-families-with-nance-horan-syndrome
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Nadav Shoshany, Isaac Avni, Yair Morad, Chen Weiner, Adi Einan-Lifshitz, Eran Pras
PURPOSE: To describe ocular and extraocular abnormalities in two Ashkenazi Jewish families with infantile cataract and X-linked inheritance, and to identify their underlying mutations. METHODS: Seven affected members were recruited. Medical history, clinical findings, and biometric measurements were recorded. Mutation analysis of the Nance-Horan syndrome (NHS) gene was performed by direct sequencing of polymerase chain reaction-amplified exons. RESULTS: An unusual anterior Y-sutural cataract was documented in the affected male proband...
May 30, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547648/clinical-and-phenotypic-differences-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-among-arab-and-jewish-children-in-israel
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Firas Rinawi, Amit Assa, Husam Bashir, Sarit Peleg, Raanan Shamir
BACKGROUND: Data on inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) phenotypes among the Arab population in Israel or in the neighboring Arab countries is scarce. AIM: We aimed to assess differences in disease phenotype among Arab and Jewish children living in Israel. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of pediatric IBD cases, which were diagnosed at the Schneider Children's Medical Center and Ha'Emek Medical Center in Israel between 2000 and 2014...
May 25, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541281/revisiting-the-prevalence-of-nonclassic-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-in-us-ashkenazi-jews-and-caucasians
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Fady Hannah-Shmouni, Rachel Morissette, Ninet Sinaii, Meredith Elman, Toni R Prezant, Wuyan Chen, Ann Pulver, Deborah P Merke
PurposeNonclassic 21-hydroxylase deficiency, a mild form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), is estimated to be the most common autosomal recessive condition, with an especially high prevalence in Ashkenazi Jews (3.7% affected, 30.9% carriers), based on a 1985 HLA-B linkage study of affected families. Affected individuals, especially women, may suffer from hyperandrogenism and infertility. State-of-the-art genetic studies have not been done to confirm these remarkable rates.MethodsCYP21A2 genotyping was performed in 200 unrelated healthy Ashkenazi Jewish subjects and 200 random US Caucasians who did not self-identify as a specific ethnicity using multiplex minisequencing, real-time polymerase chain reaction and junction site analysis...
May 25, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530082/-cervical-cancer-in-israel-2016-facts-insights-and-thoughts-for-the-future
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REVIEW
Menahem Fisher, Eduardo Schejter, Ido Solt, Gad Renart
The natural history of precancerous lesions and cervical cancer in Israeli women differs from that reported in the world. In 2011, 244 women were diagnosed in Israel with invasive cervical cancer, with the mortality of 79 women. The incidence of cervical cancer in Israel is about 5 new cases per year per 100,000 women (5.4 Jewish, 3.2 Arab). This figure is very low compared with statistics presented in other countries and has not changed over the last decades. The vast majority of Israeli women were diagnosed due to symptoms and not following Pap smear screening...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530060/-the-truth-about-the-ringworm-affair
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REVIEW
Aya Bar Oz
Ringworm of the scalp (Tinea Capitis), a fungal skin ailment that appears on the scalp, was treated until the early sixties by radiation therapy. It was discovered during the seventies that radiation treatment for ringworm may be associated with a higher risk of cancerous and benign tumors in the head and neck area for patients undergoing treatment. In 1995, Israel enacted a law to compensate ringworm irradiation patients which provided monetary compensation for those who were treated between 1946 and 1960...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520658/age-group-and-gender-differences-in-stroke-knowledge-in-an-israeli-jewish-adult-population
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Semyon Melnikov, Michal Itzhaki, Silvia Koton
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in Israel. Knowledge of stroke warning signs has been linked to early seeking of medical help. Little is known about knowledge of stroke warning signs in Israeli Jewish adults. METHODS: Stroke knowledge was examined among Jewish Israeli adults. Using a structured questionnaire, registered nurses interviewed a convenience sample of the respondents, 18 years or older, with no stroke history...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514134/-well-child-visits-regarding-growth-and-development-of-infants-a-cross-cultural-comparison
#19
Yana Shraga, Orly Sarid, Julie Cwikel, Haim Reuveni
AIMS: 1. To examine the rate of WCV among mothers in four ethno-cultural groups: native-born Jewish, Bedouin and immigrants from the Former Soviet Union (FSU) and Ethiopia; 2. to test the relationship between WCV in the first and second year of the infant's life; 3. to assess the effect of sociodemographic variables on WCV. BACKGROUND: Consistent infant well-child visits (WCV) have been found to be related to better health status and a decrease in visits to the emergency room and hospitalizations...
July 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513215/presence-of-air-trapping-and-mosaic-attenuation-on-chest-ct-predicts-survival-in-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Jonathan H Chung, Xi Zhan, Mengshu Cao, Tilman L Koelsch, Diana C Gomez, Kevin K Brown, David A Lynch, Gloria Russell, Evans R Fernández Pérez
RATIONALE: Significant heterogeneity of computed tomography (CT) presentation exists within chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP). There is limited data aimed at delineating the prognostic value of specific CT features, distribution, and patterns in CHP. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the presence of CT mosaic attenuation and air-trapping, and the distribution or patterns of fibrosis impact survival in subjects with CHP. METHODS: From the National Jewish Health interstitial lung disease research database, we retrospectively identified 110 consecutively enrolled well-characterized biopsy-proven CHP adult subjects between 1982 and 2015...
May 17, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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