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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437731/children-and-adolescents-facing-a-continuous-security-threat-aggressive-behavior-and-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms
#1
Orit Nuttman-Shwartz
There is extensive research evidence indicating that children and youth are the most vulnerable population for developing psychological symptoms relating to war and terror. Although studies have documented a wide range of detrimental emotional and behavioral effects of such exposure, much less is known about the effects of exposure to a continuous security threat for children and adolescents. Against this background, the current article examined the implications of continuous exposure to missile attacks among 1096 children and adolescents enrolled in public schools near the Israeli border with Gaza...
April 21, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433442/strabismus-and-mental-disorders-among-israeli-adolescents
#2
Ilan Merdler, Moshe Giladi, Nir Sorkin, Shachar Shapira, Eran Galili, Alexander Margulis, Tzfanya Korach, Ayal Hassidim
PURPOSE: To assess the association between strabismus and mental disorders in adolescents. METHODS: This case-control study included 662,641 Israeli teenagers that underwent medical evaluation by the Israel Defense Force as part of the preconscription assessment between 2005 and 2013. The association between common mental disorders (anxiety disorder, mood disorder, adjustment disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]) and either uncorrected strabismus or corrected strabismus was examined...
April 19, 2017: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432494/primary-prevention-and-screening-practices-among-long-term-breast-cancer-survivors
#3
Lori Mandelzweig, Angela Chetrit, Tova Amitai, Barbara Silverman, Nava Siegelmann-Danieli, Siegal Sadetzki
PURPOSE: Parallel to increasing survival of breast cancer (BC) patients, a need has arisen to characterize the follow-up required to improve and maintain their health. Our study aimed to assess changes in lifestyle habits over time among the study population, compare compliance rates of selected primary and secondary prevention practices between long-term BC survivors and an age-matched comparison group, and identify factors associated with compliance to these practices. METHODS: The study population comprised 250 Israeli BC survivors, diagnosed with BC between 1999 and 2003, without evidence of disease after 8-12 years, and 250 women with no cancer history, individually matched to survivors by age and area of residence...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431783/supplementary-health-insurance-from-the-consumer-point-of-view-are-israelis-consumers-doing-an-informed-rational-choice-when-purchasing-supplementary-health-insurance
#4
Giora Kaplan, Yael Shahar, Orna Tal
BACKGROUND: The National Health Insurance Law in Israel ensures basic health basket eligibility for all its citizens. A supplemental health insurance plan (SHIP) is offered for an additional fee. Over the years, the percentage of supplemental insurance's holders has risen considerably, ranking among the highest in OECD countries. The assumption that consumers implement an informed rational choice based on relevant information is doubtful. Are consumers sufficiently well informed to make market processes work well? OBJECTIVES: To examine perspectives, preferences and knowledge of Israelis in relation to SHIP...
April 8, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422853/gastritis-in-patients-undergoing-sleeve-gastrectomy-prevalence-ethnic-distribution-and-impact-on-glycemic
#5
Lea Rath-Wolfson, Roy Varona, Golan Bubis, Alexander Tatarov, Rumelia Koren, Edward Ram
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is a therapeutic option in severely obese patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of Helicobacter pylori (HP) gastritis and non-Helicobacter gastritis in the gastrectomy specimens, and its association to other variables.One hundred six sleeve gastrectomy specimens were examined histopathologically for the presence of gastritis and its relation to other factors like ethnicity, glycemic control, and postoperative complications.Twelve patients had HP gastritis, 39 had non-HP gastritis, and 55 had normal mucosa...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422598/the-use-of-restorative-materials-in-primary-molars-among-pediatric-dentists-in-israel
#6
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...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415629/a-h1n1-pdm09-influenza-infection-vaccine-inefficiency
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Nehemya Friedman, Yaron Drori, Rakefet Pando, Aharona Glatman-Freedman, Hanna Sefty, Ravit Bassal, Yaniv Stein, Tamy Shohat, Ella Mendelson, Musa Hindiyeh, Michal Mandelboim
The last influenza pandemic, caused by the swine A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza virus, began in North America at 2009. Since then, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended integration of the swine-based virus A/California/07/2009 strain in yearly vaccinations. Yet, infections with A(H1N1)pdm09 have continued in subsequent years. The reasons for this are currently unknown. During the 2015-2016 influenza season, we noted an increased prevalence of A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza virus infection in Israel. Our phylogenetic analysis indicated that the circulating A(H1N1)pdm09 strains belonged to 6B...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409718/older-adults-exposed-to-ongoing-versus-intense-time-limited-missile-attacks-differences-in-symptoms-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Amit Shrira, Dov Shmotkin, Yuval Palgi, Yaakov Hoffman, Ehud Bodner, Menachem Ben-Ezra, Howard Litwin
OBJECTIVE: The potentially different psychological effects of ongoing trauma vis-à-vis an intense time-limited exposure to trauma have not been examined in older adults. Therefore, this study examined posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and their health concomitants in two groups of older adults in Israel: those exposed to ongoing missile attacks and those exposed to an intense time-limited period of missile attacks. METHOD: In the third administration of the Israeli component of the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe (SHARE-Israel), 297 older adults reported ongoing exposure to missile attacks due to the Israel-Gaza conflict (mean age = 66...
2017: Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409712/self-disclosing-trauma-and-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms-in-couples-a-longitudinal-study
#9
Jacob Y Stein, Yael Lahav, Zahava Solomon
OBJECTIVE: Most research concerning the implications of self-disclosure on trauma's aftermath has focused on the salubrious effects disclosure may foster for the primary victim. However, the manner in which recipients of disclosure are symptomatically affected by it remains unexamined. Of particular interest are spouses who are often the primary support providers and are therefore susceptible to secondary traumatization. Assessing posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and self-disclosure among traumatized veterans and their wives, the current longitudinal study begins to fill this gap in the literature...
2017: Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409675/the-relation-between-driving-violations-and-health-promotion-behaviors-among-undergraduate-students-self-report-of-road-behavior
#10
Liat Korn, Yossi Weiss, Tova Rosenbloom
Introduction The purposes of this study are to characterize the Israeli undergraduate students' driving violations in the terms of Problem Behavior Theory and to identify if there is any relationship between driving violations and health risk behaviors, daring behaviors, excitement-seeking, and health promotion behaviors. Methods This study is based on a structured self-reported anonymous questionnaire distributed to undergraduate students in an academic institution. The sample included 533 undergraduate students (374 females and 159 males)...
April 14, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408252/israeli-spotted-fever-in-sicily-description-of-two-cases-and-minireview
#11
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Claudia Colomba, Marcello Trizzino, Anna Giammanco, Celestino Bonura, Danilo Di Bona, Manlio Tolomeo, Antonio Cascio
Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is endemic in Italy where Rickettsia conorii subsp. conorii was thought to be the only pathogenic rickettsia and Rhipicephalus sanguineus the vector and main reservoir. R. conorii subsp. israelensis, which belongs to the R. conorii complex, is the agent of Israeli spotted fever (ISF); apart from Israel, it has also been found in Italy (Sicily and Sardinia) and in different regions of Portugal. We describe here two severe cases of ISF which occurred in otherwise healthy Italian adults...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407321/stability-and-change-in-posttraumatic-distress-a-7-year-follow-up-study-of-mothers-and-young-children-exposed-to-cumulative-trauma
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Ruth Pat-Horenczyk, Sarale Cohen, Yuval Ziv, M Achituv, Sophie Brickman, Tamar Blanchard, Danny Brom
In situations of cumulative trauma, it is often unclear why some people remain resilient, whereas others experience distress, and how likely these responses are to change over time. To investigate the constancy of responses to cumulative trauma, stability and change in posttraumatic distress and resistance (as defined by no evidence of clinical symptoms) were assessed twice in 140 Israeli children and mothers exposed to continual rocket attacks over approximately 7 years, when the children were 2-4 (Time 1) and 9-11 years of age (Time 2)...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406661/lifetime-history-of-suicidal-ideation-and-attempts-among-incarcerated-women-in-israel
#13
Gila Chen, Keren Gueta
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that rates of death by suicide are higher among female inmates compared with male inmates and the general population. Despite the high rate of lifetime suicidality, little is known about the predictors of suicidality for these women. OBJECTIVE: The purpose was to examine sociodemographic, criminological, and psychological variables associated with a history of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts among incarcerated women. METHOD: This cross-sectional study investigated a history of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in a sample of 46 Israeli incarcerated women...
April 13, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401406/the-impact-of-militarism-patriarchy-and-culture-on-israeli-women-s-reproductive-health-and-well-being
#14
Leeat Granek, Ora Nakash
PURPOSE: In this paper, we situate and frame Israeli women's reproductive health within the social, historical, political, cultural, and geographical context of Israeli women's lives. METHODS: We used a theoretical review in this paper. RESULTS: Militarism, patriarchy, and cultural values heavily shape and influence Jewish and Arab women's access to and experience of reproductive health when it comes to the imperative to have children, pregnancy, birth, access to contraception and abortion, and other reproductive healthcare services...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396163/east-meets-west-impact-of-ethnicity-on-donor-match-rates-in-the-ezer-mizion-bone-marrow-donor-registry
#15
Michael Halagan, Sigal Manor, Nira Shriki, Isaac Yaniv, Bracha Zisser, Abeer Madbouly, Martin Maiers, Jerry Stein
Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) haplotype frequencies in a volunteer bone marrow donor registry should reflect the frequencies of potential transplant recipients served by that registry, a challenge in a country with diverse sub ethnicities of immigrants from Eastern and Western cultures, such as Israel. We measured the likelihood of finding suitable donors for hypothetical patients drawn from defined sub-ethnicities in the Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Donor Registry (EM BMDR) both from donors within and outside the registry now and during the coming decade...
April 7, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395091/morbidity-among-the-israeli-defense-force-response-team-during-nepal-post-earthquake-mission-2015
#16
Tamar Lachish, Aviad Bar, Heli Alalouf, Ofer Merin, Eli Schwartz
Background: On 25 April 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Soon after, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) dispatched a rapid-response team and opened a tertiary field hospital in Kathmandu. There is limited data regarding the spectrum of diseases among rescue teams to disease-stricken areas. The aim of this study was to assess the morbidity among the field-hospital staff during the mission. Methods: The rescue team was deployed for a 2-week mission in Kathmandu...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392910/drug-shortages-in-israel-regulatory-perspectives-challenges-and-solutions
#17
Eyal Schwartzberg, Denize Ainbinder, Alla Vishkauzan, Ronni Gamzu
BACKGROUND: Pharmaceutical drug shortages (DSs) are a global problem which presents challenges to countries around the world. Shortages of pharmaceutical products may have a direct detrimental impact on public health and patients' wellbeing by causing delayed, or even lack of, treatment. Moreover, DSs may force both patients and caregivers to use unfamiliar drugs, which could lead to medication errors. The objective of our study was to analyze DSs in Israel during the years 2013-2015, assessing their etiology and exploring the steps taken for their mitigation and prevention...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389644/assembly-of-ruminococcus-flavefaciens-cellulosome-revealed-by-structures-of-two-cohesin-dockerin-complexes
#18
Pedro Bule, Victor D Alves, Vered Israeli-Ruimy, Ana L Carvalho, Luís M A Ferreira, Steven P Smith, Harry J Gilbert, Shabir Najmudin, Edward A Bayer, Carlos M G A Fontes
Cellulosomes are sophisticated multi-enzymatic nanomachines produced by anaerobes to effectively deconstruct plant structural carbohydrates. Cellulosome assembly involves the binding of enzyme-borne dockerins (Doc) to repeated cohesin (Coh) modules located in a non-catalytic scaffoldin. Docs appended to cellulosomal enzymes generally present two similar Coh-binding interfaces supporting a dual-binding mode, which may confer increased positional adjustment of the different complex components. Ruminococcus flavefaciens' cellulosome is assembled from a repertoire of 223 Doc-containing proteins classified into 6 groups...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388626/statin-adherence-and-the-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
#19
Violetta Rozani, Nir Giladi, Baruch El-Ad, Tanya Gurevich, Judith Tsamir, Beatriz Hemo, Chava Peretz
BACKGROUND: While experimental data provided some compelling evidence on the benefits of statins on dopaminergic neurons, observational studies reported conflicting results regarding the potential of statins to effect the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between changes in statin adherence over time and PD risk. METHODS: A population-based cohort of new statin users (ages 40-79, years 1999-2012) was derived from a large Israeli healthcare services organization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381608/sensitivity-and-kinetics-of-a-ns1-based-zika-virus-elisa-in-zika-infected-travelers-from-israel-czech-republic-italy-belgium-germany-and-chile
#20
Yaniv Lustig, Hana Zelena, Giulietta Venturi, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Camilla Rothe, Cecilia Perret, Ravit Koren, Shiri Katz-Likvornik, Ella Mendelson, Eli Schwartz
Serological diagnosis of Zika Virus is challenging due to high cross-reactivity of Zika virus with other flavivirus antibodies. Recently, a Zika-NS1 based ELISA was developed and shown to be highly specific for Zika antibodies detection; however, sensitivity was evaluated for only a small number of confirmed Zika infected patients. In this study we measured the sensitivity and kinetics of Zika IgM and IgG antibodies by the Zika-NS1 based ELISA in 105 samples from 63 returning-travelers infected by Zika virus (proven by PCR or neutralization assay) from Israel, Czech-Republic, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Chile...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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