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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334452/quantitative-assessment-of-the-risk-of-release-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-via-export-of-bull-semen-from-israel
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A Meyer, L Zamir, A Ben Yair Gilboa, B Gelman, D U Pfeiffer, T Vergne
Various foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus strains circulate in the Middle East, causing frequent episodes of FMD outbreaks among Israeli livestock. Since the virus is highly resistant in semen, artificial insemination with contaminated bull semen may lead to the infection of the receiver cow. As a non-FMD-free country with vaccination, Israel is currently engaged in trading bull semen only with countries of the same status. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of release of FMD virus through export of bull semen in order to estimate the risk for FMD-free countries considering purchasing Israeli bull semen...
March 23, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332647/prevalence-of-honeybee-viruses-in-different-regions-of-china-and-argentina
#2
G Ding, N Fondevila, M A Palacio, J Merke, A Martinez, B Camacho, A Aignasse, E Figini, G Rodriguez, L Lv, Z Liu, W Shi
Honeybees are threatened by various pathogens and parasites. More than 18 viruses have been described in honeybees and many of them have been detected in China and Argentina. In China, both Apis cerana and Apis mellifera are raised. In Argentina, beekeepers raise different ecotypes of A. mellifera: European honeybees (in both temperate and subtropical regions) and Africanised honeybees (in subtropical areas only). A thorough study was carried out in both China and Argentina to analyse the current virus presence and distribution in different climatic zones and gather information on different bee species/subspecies...
December 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326027/accessible-neurobehavioral-anger-related-markers-for-vulnerability-to-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms-in-a-population-of-male-soldiers
#3
Tamar Lin, Gadi Gilam, Gal Raz, Ayelet Or-Borichev, Yair Bar-Haim, Eyal Fruchter, Talma Hendler
Identifying vulnerable individuals prone to develop post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) is of paramount importance, especially in populations at high risk for stress exposure such as combat soldiers. While several neural and psychological risk factors are known, no post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) biomarker has yet progressed to clinical use. Here we present novel and clinically applicable anger-related neurobehavioral risk markers for military-related PTSS in a large cohort of Israeli soldiers. The psychological, electrophysiological and neural (Simultaneous recording of scalp electroencephalography [EEG] and functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI]) reaction to an anger-inducing film were measured prior to advanced military training and PTSS were recorded at 1-year follow-up...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325709/early-referral-to-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-trends-and-outcomes-from-the-acute-coronary-syndrome-israeli-survey-acsis-2000-2010
#4
Robert Klempfner, Yaron D Barac, Arwa Younis, Eran Kopel, Anan Younis, Goldkorn Ronen, Elad Maor, Yaron Arbel, David Rott, Ilan Goldenberg, Dan Aravot
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists on whether changes in medical practices over the study decades have affected the outcomes of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who undergo early coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) during index hospitalisation. METHODS: Data on trends for early CABG referral and associated outcomes were obtained among 11,485 ACS patients enrolled in the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) 2000-2010. RESULTS: Among 11,485 patients, 566 (5%) were referred to early CABG...
March 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324232/reducing-surgical-site-infections-following-total-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-an-israeli-experience
#5
R Finkelstein, O Eluk, T Mashiach, D Levin, B Peskin, G Nirenberg, S Karkabi, M Soudri
PURPOSE: To assess the changes observed in surgical site infection (SSI) rates following total joint arthroplasty (TJA) after the introduction of an infection control programme and evaluate the risk factors for the development of these infections. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Large tertiary medical centre in Israel. METHODS: Data about SSIs and potential prophylaxis-, patient-, and procedure-related risk factors were collected for all patients who underwent elective total hip and total knee arthroplasty during the study period...
March 21, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323590/the-ecology-of-medical-care-among-israeli-military-aviators
#6
Barak Gordon, Yuval Levy, Tal Yemini, Erez Carmon, Yifat Erlich, Doron Hermoni
BACKGROUND: The ecology of medical care model has been used in various populations with varying results. We aimed to apply this model in the population of Israeli Air Force (IAF) aviators. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was presented to all Israeli Air Force aviators during their mandatory yearly check-up over 1 yr starting on November 26th, 2012. The questionnaire contained items on demographic, personal, and military details, as well as items on the presence of clinical symptoms, and various health care contacts in the previous month...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322768/unintended-pregnancies-among-women-serving-in-the-israeli-military
#7
Misgav Rottenstreich, Limor Loitner, Shir Dar, Ron Kedem, Noam Smorgick, Zvi Vaknin
OBJECTIVE: To identify the prevalence of and variables associated with unintended pregnancy among young, unmarried women serving in the Israeli military. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of unmarried women drafted by the Israeli military between 2013 and 2015 at the age of 18years. We used multivariable logistic regression to examine associations between unintended pregnancy and women's education, IQ, immigration status, country of origin, neighborhood socioeconomic status, and history of psychiatric illness...
March 16, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321939/examining-the-sociocultural-sensitivity-of-subjective-drunkenness-comparing-arab-and-jewish-israeli-pub-patrons
#8
Sharon R Sznitman, Shiran Bord, Wafa Elias, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Yoram Shiftan, Orna Baron-Epel
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Subjective drunkenness measures may be useful screening tools for alcohol-related problems. However, if self-reported drunkenness is influenced by social and cultural understandings, the measure may not predict drinking patterns equally across different sociocultural groups. The current study aims to determine whether the two main sociocultural groups in Israel (Arabs and Jews) are equally likely to report drunkenness at comparable levels of breath alcohol content (BrAC)...
March 20, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320795/cross-sectional-survey-on-defensive-practices-and-defensive-behaviours-among-israeli-psychiatrists
#9
I Reuveni, I Pelov, H Reuveni, O Bonne, L Canetti
OBJECTIVE: Psychiatry is a low-risk specialisation; however, there is a steady increase in malpractice claims against psychiatrists. Defensive psychiatry (DP) refers to any action undertaken by a psychiatrist to avoid malpractice liability that is not for the sole benefit of the patient's mental health and well-being. The objectives of this study were to assess the scope of DP practised by psychiatrists and to understand whether awareness of DP correlated with defensive behaviours. METHODS: A questionnaire was administered to 213 Israeli psychiatry residents and certified psychiatrists during May and June 2015 regarding demographic data and experience with malpractice claims, medicolegal literature and litigation...
March 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318433/the-relationship-between-exposure-to-missiles-and-ptsd-symptoms-as-a-function-of-hemispheric-preference-in-israelis
#10
Daniela Herzog, Moshe Farchi, Yori Gidron
Recent research proposes that left hemispheric lateralization (HL) may protect against the effects of life events on mental distress. This study extends these findings by examining the protective role of left-HL in the relationship between war threat (missile exposure) and PTSD symptoms. A sample of 186 Israelis, exposed to missile attacks, completed brief scales of self-reported missile exposure, a subjective and a neuropsychological HL measure, and of PTSD symptoms. The sample was split into right-HL and left-HL individuals on both HL measures...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318051/atopic-dermatitis-in-israeli-adolescents-from-1998-to-2013-trends-in-time-and-association-with-migraine
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Rony Shreberk-Hassidim, Ayal Hassidim, Yoav Gronovich, Adam Dalal, Vered Molho-Pessach, Abraham Zlotogorski
BACKGROUND: Recent data have shown an increasing occurrence of atopic dermatitis (AD) in children and adolescents, as well as in adults. Most of the epidemiologic research on AD is limited to pediatric and youth populations and is based on self-reported questionnaires. METHODS: A nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional retrospective study of adolescents with AD was performed to estimate its prevalence, trends, and association with demographic factors and comorbidities...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317099/mutations-in-ergic1-cause-arthrogryposis-multiplex-congenita-neuropathic-type
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Eyal Reinstein, Valerie Dersinover, Rona Lotan, Meital Gal-Tanhami, Inbal Bulokin Nachman, Eran Eyal, Jaber Lutfi, Nurit Magal, Mordechai Shohat
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by non-progressive joint contractures from birth that involve more than one part of the body. There are various etiologies for AMC including genetic and environmental depends on the specific type, however, for most types, the cause is not fully understood. We previously reported large Israeli Arab kindred consisting of 16 patients affected with AMC neuropathic type, and mapped the locus to a 5.5 cM interval on chromosome 5qter...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317027/the-type-a-and-type-b-polysaccharide-capsules-predominate-in-an-international-collection-of-invasive-kingella-kingae-isolates
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Eric A Porsch, Kimberly F Starr, Pablo Yagupsky, Joseph W St Geme
Kingella kingae is an encapsulated Gram-negative bacterium and an important etiology of osteoarticular infections in young children. A recent study examining a diverse collection of carrier and invasive K. kingae isolates from Israel revealed four distinct polysaccharide capsule types. In this study, to obtain a global view of K. kingae capsule type diversity, we examined an international collection of isolates using a multiplex PCR approach. The collection contained all four previously identified capsule types and no new capsule types...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314812/improvement-in-arm-and-hand-function-after-a-stroke-with-task-oriented-training
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Sharon Israely, Gerry Leisman, Eli Carmeli
A man aged 77 years sustained a left-hemisphere stroke with right hemiparesis. After spending 10 days in the hospital, he was referred to an area rehabilitation centre. There he carried out daily physical, occupational and speech therapy, with an emphasis on task-oriented treatment. The patient's upper-extremity motor performance was evaluated at admission to the rehabilitation centre and before leaving the hospital by 3 different measurement tools: the upper-extremity motor part of the Fugl-Meyer assessment scale, electromyography in hand-reach and grasp and object manipulation and handwriting tasks...
March 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314558/a-patient-and-provider-research-agenda-on-diabetes-and-hypertension-management
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Emily B Zimmerman, Sarah K Cook, Amber D Haley, Steven H Woolf, Sarah K Price, Danielle Berman, Thomas DeLeire, Rebecca Etz, Jag Khalsa, Kirsten Knutson, Kathryn Kolasa, Alex Krist, Anton Kuzel, Pearl Lee, Theresa J Nartea, Gretchen Piatt, Hilary Seligman, Joni Strom Williams, Josh Brown, Jennifer Early, Jill Hellman, Julie Karr, Megan Kervin, Isra Malik, Albert Walker, Sheila Goode, Danita Gregory, Sharon Herman, Brenda Kenney, Chimere Miles, Audrey Smith, Travis White
INTRODUCTION: A demonstration project in Richmond, Virginia involved patients and other stakeholders in the creation of a research agenda on dietary and behavioral management of diabetes and hypertension. Given the impact of these diseases on morbidity and mortality, considerable research has been directed at the challenges patients face in chronic disease management. The continuing need to understand disparities and find evidence-based interventions to improve outcomes has been fruitful, but disparities and unmet needs persist...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314498/exploring-social-justice-in-mixed-divided-cities-from-local-to-global-learning
#16
Corey Shdaimah, Jane Lipscomb, Roni Strier, Dassi Postan-Aizik, Susan Leviton, Jody Olsen
BACKGROUND: University of Haifa and the University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty developed a parallel binational, interprofessional American-Israeli course which explores social justice in the context of increasing urban, local, and global inequities. OBJECTIVES: This article describes the course's innovative approach to critically examine how social justice is framed in mixed/divided cities from different professional perspectives (social work, health, law). Participatory methods such as photo-voice, experiential learning, and theatre of the oppressed provide students with a shared language and multiple media to express and problematize their own and others' understanding of social (in)justice and to imagine social change...
November 2016: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303928/collection-and-characterization-of-grapevine-genetic-resources-vitis-vinifera-in-the-holy-land-towards-the-renewal-of-ancient-winemaking-practices
#17
Elyashiv Drori, Oshrit Rahimi, Annarita Marrano, Yakov Henig, Hodaya Brauner, Mali Salmon-Divon, Yishay Netzer, Maria Lucia Prazzoli, Maria Stanevsky, Osvaldo Failla, Ehud Weiss, Maria Stella Grando
The importance and extent of wine consumption in all life aspects at the Holy Land is well documented. The Muslim influence in this region led to the abandonment of winemaking practices, and possible loss of indigenous wine varieties. Here we present a country wide collection of the local grapevine population including wild and cultivated forms, and its characterization by genetic, ampelographic and enological methods. The ampelographic analysis shows clear differences between Sativa and Sylvestris groups in flower, leaf and cluster parameters, and that most Sativa belong to proles orientalis...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302154/the-israeli-national-genetic-database-a-10-year-experience
#18
Joël Zlotogora, George P Patrinos
BACKGROUND: The Israeli National and Ethnic Mutation database ( http://server.goldenhelix.org/israeli ) was launched in September 2006 on the ETHNOS software to include clinically relevant genomic variants reported among Jewish and Arab Israeli patients. In 2016, the database was reviewed and corrected according to ClinVar ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/clinvar ) and ExAC ( http://exac.broadinstitute.org ) database entries. The present article summarizes some key aspects from the development and continuous update of the database over a 10-year period, which could serve as a paradigm of successful database curation for other similar resources...
March 16, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291452/slack-reducing-band-improves-combat-application-tourniquet-pressure-profile-and-hemorrhage-control-rate
#19
Dean Nachman, Avi Benov, Amiram Shovali, Yavnai Nirit, Roy Nadler, Yitzhak Avraham, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: The Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) is the tourniquet of choice in the Israeli defense forces. Applying the device loosely before windlass twisting is a main pitfall in CAT application. This study objective is to assess the effectiveness of a novel design modification of the CAT, aiming to prevent loose applications, by minimizing the slack. METHODS: Using the HapMed leg tourniquet trainer, an above the knee traumatic amputation was simulated. Active duty combatants and Special Forces basic medics were randomly assigned to apply the modified (n = 67) or conventional CAT (n = 65) once...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289150/lifestyle-medicine-course-for-family-medicine-residents-preliminary-assessment-of-the-impact-on-knowledge-attitudes-self-efficacy-and-personal-health
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Lilach Malatskey, Yael Bar Zeev, Adva Tzuk-Onn, Rani Polak
PURPOSE: The WHO estimates that by 2020 two-thirds of the diseases worldwide will be the result of unhealthy lifestyle habits. Less than half of primary care physician graduates feel prepared to give lifestyle behaviour counselling. Our objective was to evaluate the impact of lifestyle medicine (LM) course on self-reported knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy and health behaviour of family medicine residents. METHODS: Based on the Israeli syllabus for the study of LM, we delivered five face to face 20 H courses...
March 13, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
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