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Shlomo Raz

Benjamin T Ristau, Marc C Smaldone
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September 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Seth A Cohen, Zaid Chaudhry, Janine L Oliver, Evgeniy I Kreydin, My-Linh T Nguyen, Steven A Mills, A Lenore Ackerman, Ja-Hong Kim, Christopher M Tarnay, Shlomo Raz
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: There is currently a national shortage of indigo carmine. In efforts to identify the most efficient aide for visualizing ureteral efflux intra-operatively, we wanted to investigate the time to excretion of phenazopyridine versus a newly identified alternative, sodium fluorescein. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected data from a cohort of women who underwent pelvic reconstructive surgery in 2015. Per provider preference patterns, a number of patients were administered 200 mg phenazopyridine orally with a sip of water, 1 hour prior to start of operative time...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Urology
A Lenore Ackerman, Shlomo Raz
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July 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Erin M Mellano, Leah Y Nakamura, Judy M Choi, Diana C Kang, Tamara Grisales, Shlomo Raz, Larissa V Rodriguez
OBJECTIVES: Vaginal mesh complications necessitating excision are increasingly prevalent. We aim to study whether subclinical chronically infected mesh contributes to the development of delayed-onset mesh complications or recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). METHODS: Women undergoing mesh removal from August 2013 through May 2014 were identified by surgical code for vaginal mesh removal. Only women undergoing removal of anti-incontinence mesh were included...
May 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Lisa Rogo-Gupta, Tamara Grisales, Linda Huynh, Larissa V Rodríguez, Shlomo Raz
OBJECTIVES: We report our experience with removal of synthetic and biologic implants used in pelvic reconstruction in a tertiary referral center from 2005 to 2012. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of all consecutive patients who underwent surgical implant removal for treatment of implant-related complications. Symptoms were determined by patient self-assessment including validated questionnaires. One hundred seventy-nine patients completed follow-up...
November 2015: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Shlomo Zarzhitsky, T P Vinod, Raz Jelinek, Hanna Rapaport
Correction for 'Stacking interactions by two Phe side chains stabilize and orient assemblies of even the minimal amphiphilic β-sheet motif' by Shlomo Zarzhitsky et al., Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 3154-3157.
October 1, 2015: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Seth A Cohen, Shlomo Raz
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August 2015: Urology
Sam Khamis, Raz Martikaro, Shlomo Wientroub, Yoram Hemo, Shlomo Hayek
BACKGROUND: Crouch gait is a major sagittal plane deviation in children diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). It is defined as a combination of excessive ankle dorsiflexion and knee and hip flexion throughout the stance phase. To the best of our knowledge, functional electrical stimulation (FES) has not been used to decrease the severity of crouch gait in CP subjects and assist in achieving lower limb extension. PURPOSE: To evaluate the short- and long-term effects of FES to the quadriceps muscles in preventing crouch gait and achieving ankle plantar flexion, knee and hip extension at the stance phase...
April 2015: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Shlomo Zarzhitsky, Zarzhitsky Shlomo, T P Vinod, Raz Jelinek, Hanna Rapaport
Here we demonstrate that the smallest possible motif of the amphiphilic and pleated β-strand structure can be generated using tri-peptides stabilized by π-π stacking interactions. Monitoring the early stages of Phe-Glu-Phe fibril formation revealed unique angular orientations. Phe-Glu-Phe fibrils were further exploited as adsorbing templates for metal ions.
February 21, 2015: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Shlomo Raz, Diana Kang
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January 2015: Urology
Itamar Raz, Anette G Ziegler, Thomas Linn, Guntram Schernthaner, Francois Bonnici, Larry A Distiller, Carla Giordano, Francesco Giorgino, Liat de Vries, Didac Mauricio, Vlastimil Procházka, Julio Wainstein, Dana Elias, Ann Avron, Merana Tamir, Rachel Eren, Dana Peled, Shlomo Dagan, Irun R Cohen, Paolo Pozzilli
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and efficacy of DiaPep277 in preserving β-cell function in type 1 diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: DIA-AID 1 is a multinational, phase 3, balanced-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group clinical study. Newly diagnosed patients (N = 457, aged 16-45 years) were randomized to subcutaneous injections of DiaPep277 or placebo quarterly for 2 years. The primary efficacy end point was the change from baseline in the area under the glucagon-stimulated C-peptide curve...
2014: Diabetes Care
Paolo Pozzilli, Itamar Raz, Dana Peled, Dana Elias, Ann Avron, Merana Tamir, Rachel Eren, Shlomo Dagan, Irun R Cohen
OBJECTIVE: Endogenous insulin secretion, measured by C-peptide area under the curve (AUC), can be tested using both the glucagon stimulation test (GST) and the mixed-meal tolerance test (MMTT). This study compares these two stimulation methods using long-term data from patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes or with latent autoimmune diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A recently completed phase 3 intervention study with DiaPep277 demonstrated improved glycemic control and a significant treatment effect of glucagon-stimulated C-peptide secretion...
2014: Diabetes Care
Eran Leshem-Rubinow, Arie Steinvil, Ori Rogowski, David Zeltser, Shlomo Berliner, Dahlia Weitzman, Raanan Raz, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev
BACKGROUND: Anemia on admission and during hospitalization is associated with poor short and long term prognosis among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Our objective was to examine the prognostic implications of longitudinal hemoglobin (Hb) levels following a first acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: We utilized data obtained from the computerized database of a large community based health care maintenance organization to identify patients who survived for at least 6 months following a first AMI, during the years 2003-2010...
November 20, 2013: International Journal of Cardiology
Yaron Arbel, Dahlia Weitzman, Raanan Raz, Arie Steinvil, David Zeltser, Shlomo Berliner, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev
Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been shown to predict cardiovascular mortality in various populations, but studies were less conclusive regarding cardiovascular morbidity. We aimed at evaluating the prognostic effect of RDW on cardiovascular morbidity and all-cause mortality in the largest community cohort to date.We utilised the computerised database of a large community based healthcare maintenance organization (HMO) in Israel to identify a cohort of 225,006 eligible patients aged 40 or above who performed a blood count during 2006...
February 2014: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Lisa Rogo-Gupta, Linda Huynh, Tamara G Hartshorn, Larissa V Rodríguez, Shlomo Raz
OBJECTIVES: We report long-term symptom improvements and overall satisfaction in patients after removal of grafts used in pelvic reconstruction in a tertiary referral center. METHODS: We analyzed patients who underwent graft removal for treatment of related complications and who were followed for at least 2 years. Symptoms were determined by patient self-assessment questionnaires. RESULTS: Seventy-nine patients underwent partial or complete graft removal from 2005 to 2011 and met inclusion criteria...
November 2013: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Raz Somech, Atar Lev, Amos J Simon, David Korn, Ben Zion Garty, Ninette Amariglio, Gideon Rechavi, Shlomo Almashanu, Joel Zlotogora, Amos Etzioni
BACKGROUND: Enumeration of T cell receptor excision circles (TREC) was recently adopted as a neonatal screening assay for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Enumeration of kappa-deleting recombination excision circle (KREC) copy numbers can be similarly used for early assessment of B cell lymphopenia. OBJECTIVE: To assess the ability of TREC and KREC counts to identify patients with combined T and B cell immunodeficiency in a pilot study in Israel. METHODS: We studied seven children born in Israel during the years 2010-2011 and later diagnosed with SCID, and an additional patient with pure B cell immunodeficiency...
August 2013: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
T P Vinod, Shlomo Zarzhitsky, Ahiud Morag, Leila Zeiri, Yael Levi-Kalisman, Hanna Rapaport, Raz Jelinek
The use of biological materials as templates for functional molecular assemblies is an active research field at the interface between chemistry, biology, and materials science. We demonstrate the formation of gold nanofiber films on β-sheet peptide domains assembled at the air/water interface. The gold deposition scheme employed a recently discovered chemical process involving spontaneous crystallization and reduction of water-soluble Au(SCN)4(1-) upon anchoring to surface-displayed amine moieties. Here we show that an interlinked network of crystalline Au nanofibers is readily formed upon incubation of the Au(iii) thiocyanate complex with the peptide monolayers...
November 7, 2013: Nanoscale
Christopher R Chapple, Shlomo Raz, Linda Brubaker, Philippe E Zimmern
Following transvaginal mesh, synthetic slings to correct stress urinary incontinence have been put under further scrutiny. Since the recent FDA website update, we reviewed the latest developments and then reflected on the lessons learned by applying this process and the way forward.
October 2013: European Urology
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