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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549263/prevalence-reasons-perceived-effects-and-correlates-of-medical-marijuana-use-a-review
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REVIEW
Ji-Yeun Park, Li-Tzy Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in some U.S. states and other jurisdictions, such as Canada, and Israel. Despite the widespread legalization of medical marijuana globally, there is limited information on patterns and correlates of medical marijuana use (MMU). We conducted a literature review to assess prevalence, reasons, perceived effects, and correlates of MMU among adolescents and adults. METHODS: We searched peer-reviewed articles in English between January 1996 and August 2016 from several databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Embase, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) using different combinations of keywords...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546993/nationwide-genetic-analysis-for-molecularly-unresolved-cystic-fibrosis-patients-in-a-multiethnic-society-implications-for-preconception-carrier-screening
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Doron M Behar, Ori Inbar, Michal Shteinberg, Michal Gur, Huda Mussaffi, David Shoseyov, Moshe Ashkenazi, Soliman Alkrinawi, Concetta Bormans, Fahed Hakim, Meir Mei-Zahav, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, Adi Dagan, Dario Prais, Ifat Sarouk, Patrick Stafler, Bat El Bar Aluma, Gidon Akler, Elie Picard, Micha Aviram, Ori Efrati, Galit Livnat, Joseph Rivlin, Lea Bentur, Hannah Blau, Eitan Kerem, Amihood Singer
BACKGROUND: Preconception carrier screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) is usually performed using ethnically targeted panels of selected mutations. This has been recently challenged by the use of expanded, ethnically indifferent, pan-population panels. Israel is characterized by genetically heterogeneous populations carrying a wide range of CFTR mutations. To assess the potential of expanding the current Israeli preconception screening program, we sought the subset of molecularly unresolved CF patients listed in the Israeli CF data registry comprising ~650 patients...
May 2017: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535273/older-adults-in-public-open-spaces-age-and-gender-segregation
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Rinat Ben Noon, Liat Ayalon
Background and Objectives: There is a substantial body of literature on the importance of the environment in the lives of older adults. Nonetheless, to date, there has been limited research on everyday activities of urban older adults in public open spaces. The present study examined the activities of older adults in public open spaces in Israel with a specific focus on age and gender as potential variables of relevance. Research Design and Methods: Using still photography, we systematically photographed four sessions in two different public outdoor settings attended by older Israelis...
May 23, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530337/-assertive-community-treatment-act-for-better-outcomes-in-severe-mental-states-real-need-with-economical-effectiveness
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David Israeli, Israel Strous
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530335/-physical-symptoms-among-female-israeli-medical-students-the-effect-of-depression-and-social-support
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Tal Peleg-Sagy
INTRODUCTION: Female physicians, residents and medical students commonly suffer from stress. In a preliminary study, high levels of depressive symptoms were found among female medical students at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether social support moderates the effect of depressive symptoms on physical symptoms. METHODS: A total of 145 female medical students and residents from all the Israeli medical schools were assessed regarding their depressive symptoms, social support and physical symptoms...
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530333/-the-impact-of-a-community-intervention-program-in-israeli-worksites-to-reduce-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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Chaim Yosefy, Noa Oliel, Aviva Grosbirt, Doron Levy, Dov Gavish, Dror Dicker, Reuven Viskoper
INTRODUCTION: Atherosclerosis is the main cause of cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in the western world. Detection and treatment of risk factors (such as hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus) reduce CV events. We have shown cost utility in reducing these CV risk factors in community clinics and community centers. AIMS: In this paper we focused on community workplaces. METHODS: We included 1011 workers in 15 worksites in the study...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530328/-the-israeli-rat-genome-center
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REVIEW
Yoram Yagil, Chana Yagil
The Israeli Rat Genome Center, which is located at the Barzilai Medical Center Campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Ashkelon, was established to provide a repository of unique genetic strains of rats that were created in Israel and that simulate complex diseases. The Center incorporates models of: salt-sensitive hypertension (SBN/y and SBH/y rats), type 2 diabetes (CDr and CDs rats), combined hypertension and diabetes (CRDH) and additional genetic strains (transgenics, consomics, congenics)...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530326/-serum-thyroglobulin-levels-and-estimated-iodine-intake-in-adults-exposed-to-iodine%C3%A2-diluted-desalinated-drinking-water
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Dov Gefel, Svetlana Turkot, Dorit Aharoni, Shlomo Fytlovich, Yaniv S Ovadia
AIMS: The aim of this study was to describe thyroglobulin levels and iodine intake estimations in a convenience sample of Israeli adults without TD in the Ashkelon District, where SWRO desalination has become the major source of drinking water. BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency (ID) is a significant risk factor for thyroid disease (TD). Recently, there were increases in both selfreported use of TD medication among Israeli adults and the national use of sea water reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalinated water...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530309/-monitoring-units-in-departments-of-internal-medicine-frequency-impact-and-satisfaction
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David Raveh-Brawer, Tanya Itzekson, Ruth Henshke-Bar-Meir, Noa Sylvetsky, Reuven Friedmann, Ranana Siegman, Tanya Mor, Moshe Hersch, Amos M Yinnon, Shoshana Zevin
BACKGROUND: Due to increasing numbers of elderly, seriously ill patients and shortage of ICU beds, many hospitals have established monitoring units (MU) in their medical departments. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the national prevalence of MUs in medical departments; (2) to determine the outcome of consecutively admitted MU patients; (3) to evaluate patient/ family satisfaction with care. METHODS: The case control study included all 123 patients hospitalized in the MU during a 5-month period, compared with two control groups: (1) 123 patients admitted to medical departments, matched at a ratio of 1:1 by gender, age±10 years and mechanical ventilation; (2) all 52 medical patients treated in the ICU...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530083/-appropriateness-criteria-for-cardiac-mri-a-joint-position-paper-from-the-israeli-radiological-society-and-the-israel-heart-society
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Orly Goitein, Galit Aviram, Naama Bogot, Ronen Durst, Yonatan Lessick, Subhi Abadi, Ashraf Hamdan, Natalia Simanovsky, Yishay Salem, Eli Konen, Gad Keren, Arik Wolak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Harefuah
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/28530077/-the-illegal-synthetic-cannabinoid-drug-market-in-israel-evolution-and-new-challenges
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Barak Shapira, Alina Poperno, Ronny Berkovitz
This article represents a short review of the current knowledge on the abuse of synthetic cannabinoids from the perspective of the Division of Enforcement and Inspection of the Israeli Ministry of Health - a body in charge of providing professional assistance to law enforcement bodies in the fields of drug abuse. We describe the principal changes observed in the synthetic cannabinoid market and the Israeli legislators' and enforcement bodies' attempts to cope with these phenomena. These changes relate to the types of synthetic cannabinoids being trafficked, with many structural variations between substances, and a new legal framework which allows for the rapid, temporary scheduling of synthetic cannabinoids using both individual and generic definitions...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530066/-position-statement-on-overactive-bladder
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Ilan Grunwald, Kobi Stav, Jacob Golomb, Joseph Abarbanel, Gabriel Gillon, Alexander Greenstein
Bothersome urinary symptoms during the storage phase are common among women and men. These symptoms described as urinary urgency, frequency and nocturia with or without urge urinary incontinence may be caused by various pathologies including bladder overactivity. Diagnosis of an overactive bladder is based on the patient's clinical presentation after exclusion of other disorders that may cause these symptoms. The minimal requirements for a urological evaluation include medical history, physical examination and urinalysis...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530056/-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-in-israel-2016-an-update
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REVIEW
Michal Solomon, Eli Schwartz
Leishmaniasis is endemic in Israel and is increasing in its frequency. The pathogens that cause cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in Israel are Leishmania major (L. major) and Leishmania tropica (L. tropica). In recent years, there have been significant changes in the distribution of these species. L. major is endemic mainly in the Negev, Arava and the Beit She'an Valley. L. tropica is endemic in Tiberias, northern Sea of Galilee, Samaria and in the vicinity of Jerusalem such as at Kfar Adumim, Ma'ale Adumim and Anathoth (north-east of Jerusalem)...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524016/towards-practical-application-of-sensors-for-monitoring-animal-health-the-effect-of-post-calving-health-problems-on-rumination-duration-activity-and-milk-yield
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Machteld Steensels, Ephraim Maltz, Claudia Bahr, Daniel Berckmans, Aharon Antler, Ilan Halachmi
Three sources of sensory data: cow's individual rumination duration, activity and milk yield were evaluated as possible indicators for clinical diagnosis, focusing on post-calving health problems such as ketosis and metritis. Data were collected from a computerised dairy-management system on a commercial dairy farm with Israeli Holstein cows. In the analysis, 300 healthy and 403 sick multiparous cows were studied during the first 3 weeks after calving. A mixed model with repeated measurements was used to compare healthy cows with sick cows...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520844/fracture-risk-assessment-with-frax-using-real-world-data-a-population-based-cohort-from-israel
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Inbal Goldshtein, Yariv Gerber, Sophia Ish-Shalom, Moshe Leshno
The predictive value of the WHO fracture risk assessment tool was evaluated using real-world community data. A population-based cohort of 141,320 women aged 50-90 years old (median age 58, inter quartile range (IQR): 54-67) at the year 2004 was extracted from the central database of a large Israeli healthcare services provider and insurer. Retrospective FRAX scores were calculated using computerized health records and compared to actual incident major osteoporotic fractures (MOF) during the following 10 years...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
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/28518002/cognitive-evaluation-of-israeli-air-force-pilot-cadets
#18
Shirley Gordon, Chen Goren, Erez Carmon, Leah Shelef
OBJECTIVE: In aviation psychology, there is a constant need for the cognitive evaluation of pilots as part of operational fitness and safety criteria. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with comparison between the performance of Israeli Air Force pilot cadets (N = 318) and U.S. Air Force pilot training candidates (N = 512) as assessed by a cognitive battery was undertaken. The data of the comparison group was collected from Callister, King, and Retzlaff, as published in 1996...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517968/a-community-based-qualitative-study-of-intergenerational-resilience-with-palestinian-refugee-families-facing-structural-violence-and-historical-trauma
#19
Devin G Atallah
The purpose of this study was to explore resilience processes in Palestinian refugee families living under Israeli occupation for multiple generations. Qualitative methods, critical postcolonial theories, and community-based research approaches were used to examine intergenerational protective practices and to contribute to reconceptualizations of resilience from indigenous perspectives. First, the researcher developed a collaborative partnership with a nongovernmental organization (NGO) in a UN refugee camp in the occupied West Bank...
January 1, 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514133/-the-influence-of-the-israeli-legislation-on-the-relationship-between-physicians-and-pharmaceutical-companies
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Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Ariel Yankellevich, Nurit Nirel
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical-companies raises many dilemmas. There are two types of solutions to these dilemmas: self-regulation and government regulation. Our goal was to review in what way legislative intervention and self-regulation standardize and affect the relationship. In addition, we examined the positions of relevant stakeholders regarding: 1. The relationship between physicians and pharmaceutical companies; 2. Future measures we should take to address the ethical dilemmas inherent in this relationship...
July 2016: Harefuah
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