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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938256/chronic-q-fever-infections-in-israeli-children-a-25-year-nationwide-study
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Nimrod Sachs, Yafit Atiya-Nasagi, Adi Beth-Din, Itzhak Levy, Shalom Ben-Shimol, Diana Tasher, Galia Grisaru-Soen, Haleema Dabaja, Imad Kassis, Shiri Spilman, Efraim Bilavsky
BACKGROUND: Q fever is a zoonosis caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii (C. burnetii) with a worldwide distribution. Our aim was to assess the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and treatment regimens of chronic Q fever infections in Israeli children during the past 25 years. METHODS: Cases were collected from the national Q fever reference laboratory database. Demographic, epidemiologic, and clinical data were reviewed using a structured questionnaire sent to the referring physician...
September 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937900/parents-attitude-towards-the-use-of-fluorides-and-fissure-sealants-and-its-effect-on-their-children-s-oral-health
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Sigalit Blumer, Tal Ratson, Benjamin Peretz, Nurit Dagon
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the attitudes of Israeli parents towards caries preventive measures. STUDY DESIGN: participating parents completed a 21-item questionnaire on their demographics, dental history, attitudes and satisfaction from fluorides and fissure sealants. RESULTS: One hundred parents (average age 41.62±4.9 years, 85 females) participated. Most of the parents (88% of the mothers and 84% of the fathers) had an academic education...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937890/the-use-of-restorative-materials-in-primary-molars-among-pediatric-dentists-in-israel
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Sigalit Blumer, Benjamin Peretz, Tal Ratson
OBJECTIVES: To assess the current choice of various restoration materials among Israeli pediatric dentists according to seniority and specialty. STUDY DESIGN: Participating dentists completed a 23-item questionnaire on their qualifications, type of practice and preference of restorative material. RESULTS: Seventy-five dentists (average age 46.27±12.6 years, 58 females) participated. Forty-one were specialist pediatric dentists and 34 were general practitioners...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936545/open-tracheostomy-training-a-nationwide-survey-among-otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery-residents
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Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Jacob Pitaro, Ayman Asaly, Alex Kessler, Ephraim Eviatar, Moran Shteiner, Tal Marom
The aim of this study was to examine the training methods and needs of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OTO-HNS) residents to independently perform open tracheostomy (OT). An anonymous 26-items questionnaire pertaining to OT teaching aspects was distributed to all 93 Israeli OTO-HNS residents during March-June 2016. Residents were categorized as 'juniors,' if they were in their post-graduate year (PGY)-1 and PGY-2; 'mid-residency' (PGY-3 and PGY-4); or 'seniors' (PGY-5 and PGY-6). Response rate was 74% (n = 69)...
September 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934893/what-works-in-israeli-prison-based-sex-offender-rehabilitation-programs-program-participants-perspective
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Brenda Geiger, Michael Fischer
This study invited 10 of the 22 sex offenders enrolled in a prison-based rehabilitation program in one of the prisons in Israel to engage in the two first of the 4-D ( Discover, Dream, Design, and Deliver) stages of the Appreciative Inquiry . Consistent with the responsivity principle, and the IA tenets, program participants were interviewed to Discover components to which they were responsive and Dream/envision additional ones that would increase engagement and progress. Content analysis of the interviews indicated that despite the initial decision to enrol based on external incentives, participants eventually engaged in group therapy and expressed the desire to understand and regulate their sexual behaviour...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932357/effects-of-hypertonic-saline-solution-on-body-weight-and-serum-creatinine-in-patients-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Gabrielle Lafrenière, Patrick Béliveau, Jean-Yves Bégin, David Simonyan, Sylvain Côté, Valérie Gaudreault, Zeev Israeli, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur
AIM: To test the safety and effectiveness of hypertonic saline solution (HSS + F) as a strategy for weight loss and prevention of further deterioration of renal function. METHODS: Patients admitted with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) who received HSS + F were included in the study. After a period of a standard ADHF treatment, our patients received an intravenous infusion of furosemide (250 mg) combined with HSS (150 mL of 3% NaCl) twice a day for a mean duration of 2...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931135/rescuing-israeli-travellers-effects-of-substance-abuse-mental-health-geographic-region-of-rescue-gender-and-age-of-rescuees
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Hagit Bonny-Noach, Moran Sagiv-Alayoff
Background: Research conducted on young Israeli travellers has pointed to high substance usage rates. For some drug-using backpackers, actual extraction and rescue from their trip abroad is necessary. This study represents a first attempt to explore the influence of geographic region in which rescue occurs, cause for rescue and gender and age differences among Israeli rescuees. Methods: Sub-analysis of all logs of individual rescuees during a 5-year period from 2011 to 2016 ( N  = 86) included 66 men and 20 women, with an average age of 27...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930960/prehospital-administration-of-freeze-dried-plasma-is-it-the-solution-for-trauma-casualties
#8
Amir Shlaifer, Maya Siman-Tov, Irina Radomislensky, Kobi Peleg, Avi Shina, Erez Nachum Baruch, Elon Glassberg, Avraham Yitzhak
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of possible preventable death in the battlefield. There is an increasing evidence for the effectiveness of blood component therapy in general, and plasma infusion in particular but their use is less applicable in the prehospital setting due to logistic difficulties. Israeli Defense Force has implemented the use of freeze-dried plasma (FDP) at the point of injury (POI), this adoption of FDP use entailed doubts regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of this practice...
October 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930008/usutu-virus-rna-in-mosquitoes-israel-2014-2015
#9
Batya Mannasse, Ella Mendelson, Laor Orshan, Orna Mor, Uri Shalom, Tamar Yeger, Yaniv Lustig
We identified Usutu virus (USUV) RNA in 6 pools of mosquitoes trapped in northern Israel during 2014-2015. These Israeli strains were most similar to strains identified in Senegal and Germany, which further elucidates common ancestry and evolutionary dynamics of USUV. Our findings suggest that human infection with USUV might occur in Israel.
October 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925026/characterizing-community-courts
#10
Tali Gal, Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg
Community courts (CCs) provide a therapeutic diversion for repeat low-level offenders. This article explores the characteristics of two Israeli CCs using the Criminal Law Taxonomy (CLT), an instrument developed by the authors for assessing process-, stakeholder-, substance-, and outcomes-related characteristics of criminal justice mechanisms. Through court-hearing observations and a process of multi-rater coding of cases, the article analyzes the courtroom dynamics according to a set of 13 measurable parameters...
September 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences & the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922040/professional-generational-and-gender-differences-in-perception-of-organisational-values-among-israeli-physicians-and-nurses-implications-for-retention
#11
Sigalit Warshawski, Sivia Barnoy, Ilya Kagan
The global health workforce today is more age diverse than ever before and spans three generations: baby boomers, X and Y generations. Each generation has a distinct set of characteristics, values, and beliefs. This diversity can lead to increased creativity and a greater richness of values and skills, but at the same time it can also lead to value clashes, disrespect, and conflicts. This study aimed to examine professional, generational, and gender differences in the perception of the importance of organisational values among nurses and physicians working in both hospitals and outpatient clinics in Israel...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918716/the-existential-underpinnings-of-intergroup-helping-when-normative-and-defensive-motivations-collide
#12
Gilad Hirschberger, Jenna Hayes, Adi Shtrul, Tsachi Ein-Dor
Five studies examined defensive intergroup helping-when responsibility for an out-group victim's injury decreases helping, whereas lack of responsibility increases helping when death is salient. In Study 1 ( N = 350), implicit death primes increased petition signings to allow a Palestinian child to receive medical treatment in Israel, when the child was a victim of Palestinian fire. When the child was a victim of Israeli fire, however, death primes decreased petition signings. Study 2 ( N = 200) partially replicated these effects on commitment to donate blood to an injured Palestinian child...
October 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915473/endocrine-disrupting-compounds-in-streams-in-israel-and-the-palestinian-west-bank-implications-for-transboundary-basin-management
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Pniela Dotan, Maayan Yeshayahu, Wa'd Odeh, Nina Gordon-Kirsch, Ludmila Groisman, Nader Al-Khateeb, Alfred Abed Rabbo, Alon Tal, Shai Arnon
Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) frequently enter surface waters via discharges from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), as well as from industrial and agricultural activities, creating environmental and health concerns. In this study, selected EDCs were measured in water and sediments along two transboundary streams flowing from the Palestinian Authority (PA) into Israel (the Zomar-Alexander and Hebron-Beer Sheva Streams). We assessed how the complicated conflict situation between Israel and the PA and the absence of a coordinated strategy and joint stream management commission influence effective EDC control...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906182/multi-locus-sequence-typing-of-streptococcus-equi-subspecies-zooepidemicus-strains-isolated-from-cats
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Ann P Britton, Shlomo E Blum, Carolyn Legge, Ken Sojonky, Erin N Zabek
Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus ( S. zooepidemicus) causes outbreaks of fatal respiratory disease in dog shelters and fatal respiratory and neurologic disease in cat shelters. We conducted multi-locus sequence typing analysis on S. zooepidemicus isolates from 5 Canadian and 3 Israeli cats with severe respiratory and neurologic disease, plus 1 isolate from a clinically normal shelter cat. Our aim was to determine if feline outbreaks are clonal and whether there is commonality between feline and canine strains...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905883/acceptable-applications-of-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-among-israeli-pgd-users
#15
Shachar Zuckerman, David A Zeevi, Sigal Gooldin, Gheona Altarescu
The use of PGD technology to select against genetic disorders and traits is increasing. Although PGD may eliminate some of the obstacles related to conservative options of prenatal diagnosis, it can raise personal, social and moral questions. Ethical issues concerning the justified uses of PGD are a subject of ongoing debate among medical and bioethical communities. Although attitudes toward the acceptable uses of PGD were evaluated among population groups worldwide, bioethics councils were criticized for ignoring public perspectives...
October 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903797/prevalence-of-anti-hepatitis-b-surface-antibodies-among-children-and-adolescents-vaccinated-in-infancy-and-effect-of-booster-dose-administered-within-a-pilot-study
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R Bassal, M P Markovich, M Weil, E Shinar, Y Carmeli, M Dan, D Sofer, E Mendelson, D Cohen, T Shohat
We determined the prevalence of anti-hepatitis B surface antibodies (anti-HBs) among children and adolescents vaccinated for hepatitis B virus in infancy as part of the routine vaccination programme. A representative serum sample of the Israeli population age 0-19 was tested. In a separate pilot study, a booster dose of hepatitis B vaccine was administered to 31 candidates for national service, who were fully vaccinated in infancy and tested negative for hepatitis B surface antibodies at age 17-19 years and anti-HBs antibodies were assessed 8 weeks later...
September 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903663/the-shadows-of-the-past-effects-of-historical-group-trauma-on-current-intergroup-conflicts
#17
Noa Schori-Eyal, Yechiel Klar, Sonia Roccas, Andrew McNeill
We examined associations between two orientations based on historical group trauma, a form of enduring group victimhood (Perpetual Ingroup Victimhood Orientation [PIVO]) and the belief that one's group might itself become a victimizer (Fear of Victimizing [FOV]), and attitudes, cognitions, and emotions related to intergroup conflicts. PIVO was positively and FOV was negatively related to aggressive attitudes and emotions toward the outgroup (Studies 1a-1c, Israeli-Palestinian conflict), and to the attribution of responsibility for a series of hostilities to the outgroup (Study 3, Israeli-Palestinian conflict)...
April 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903662/looking-backward-to-move-forward-effects-of-acknowledgment-of-victimhood-on-readiness-to-compromise-for-peace-in-the-protracted-israeli-palestinian-conflict
#18
Boaz Hameiri, Arie Nadler
Two large-scale surveys conducted in Israel (Study 1A) and the Palestinian Authority (Study 1B) show that the belief by group members that people in the "enemy" group acknowledge their victimhood (i.e., Holocaust and Nakba for Jews and Palestinians, respectively) is associated with Israeli-Jews' readiness to accept responsibility for Palestinian sufferings and offer apologies. For Palestinians, this belief is linked to a perceived higher likelihood of a reconciled future with Israelis. Three field experiments demonstrate that a manipulated high level of acknowledgment of Jewish victimhood by Palestinians (Studies 2 and 4) and of Palestinian victimhood by Israeli-Jews (Study 3) caused greater readiness to make concessions for the sake of peace on divisive issues (e...
April 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903651/for-the-sake-of-the-eternal-group-perceiving-the-group-as-trans-generational-and-endurance-of-ingroup-suffering
#19
Dennis T Kahn, Yechiel Klar, Sonia Roccas
We introduce the distinction between perceiving the group as Intra-Generational (IG; including only the present generation of group members) and Trans-Generational (TG; including all past, present, and future generations of the group). In four studies ( N = 1,265) administered to Jewish Israeli, Palestinian Israeli, American, and Swedish samples, we demonstrate that a tendency to perceive the group as TG is related to willingness to endure ingroup suffering and that this relationship is mediated by the degree to which the interest of the group as a whole is given primacy over the interest of the group as a collection of group members (Primacy of Interest)...
February 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901841/re-reading-homonationalism-an-israeli-spatial-perspective
#20
Gilly Hartal, Orna Sasson-Levy
In this paper we stress the need for specifically located understandings of the concept of homonationalism, by introducing an analysis of spatial and political power relations dissecting disparate constructions of LGBT arenas. The paper explores three spaces: Tel-Aviv - an urban space of LGBT belonging, Jerusalem - the Israeli capital where being an LGBT individual is problematic both in public and in private spaces and Kiryat-Shmona - a conservative and peripheral underprivileged town in the north of Israel...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
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