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Ana Belkin, Zeala Gazit, Nathan Keller, Ronen Ben-Ami, Anat Wieder-Finesod, Ana Novikov, Galia Rahav, Tal Brosh-Nissimov
A patient transferred from South Africa to Israel acquired a Candida auris infection. Phylogenetic analysis showed resemblance of C. auris to isolates from South Africa but not Israel, suggesting travel-associated infection. C. auris infection occurred weeks later in another patient at the same hospital, suggesting prolonged environmental persistence.
April 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Valeria Paradies, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Michael Jonas, Shmuel Banai, Andres Iñiguez, Gidon Y Perlman, David E Kandzari, Gregg W Stone, Pieter C Smits
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the BioNIR stent compared with the Resolute stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: This first-in-human, multicenter, single-blind randomized non-inferiority trial was performed in Europe and Israel. Patients with stable coronary artery disease or acute coronary syndromes (ACS) were randomly assigned to treatment with BioNIR or Resolute stents in a 2:1 fashion. The primary endpoint was angiographic in-stent late lumen loss (LLL) at 6 months...
March 13, 2018: EuroIntervention
Anat Yerushalmy-Feler, Hagai Soback, Ronit Lubetzky, Amir Ben-Tov, Margalit Dali-Levy, Tut Galai, Shlomi Cohen
AIM: This study described outcomes following treatment for lactose intolerance, which is common in children. METHODS: The medical records of children aged 6-18 years who underwent lactose hydrogen breath testing at Dana-Dwek Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, from August 2012-August 2014 were analysed. We compared 154 children with gastrointestinal symptoms and positive lactose hydrogen breath tests to 49 children with negative test results. RESULTS: Of the 154 children in the study group, 89 (57...
March 5, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
David Peleg, Ronan Said Ahmad, Steven L Warsof, Naama Marcus-Braun, Yael Sciaky-Tamir, Inbar Ben Shachar
BACKGROUND: Knotless barbed sutures are monofilament sutures with barbs cut into them. These sutures self-anchor, maintaining tissue approximation without the need for surgical knots. OBJECTIVE: The hypothesis of this study was that knotless barbed suture could be used on the myometrium to close the hysterotomy at cesarean delivery. The objective was to compare uterine closure time, need for additional sutures, and blood loss between this and a conventional suture...
March 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rachel Shirazi, Daniela Ram, Aviya Rakovsky, Efrat Bucris, Yael Gozlan, Yaniv Lustig, Pninit Shaked-Mishan, Orit Picard, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Haim Ben-Zvi, Ora Halutz, Yoav Lurie, Ella Veizman, Matthias Carlebach, Marius Braun, Michal Cohen- Naftaly, Amir Shlomai, Rifaat Safadi, Ella Mendelson, Ella H Sklan, Ziv Ben-Ari, Orna Mor
BACKGROUND: Characteristics of hepatitis B (HBV) and delta (HDV) coinfection in various geographical regions, including Israel, remain unclear. Here we studied HDV seroprevalence in Israel, assessed HDV/HBV viral loads, circulating genotypes and hepatitis delta antigen (HDAg) conservation. METHODS: Serological anti HDV IgG results from 8969 HBsAg positive individuals tested in 2010-2015 were retrospectively analyzed to determine HDV seroprevalence. In a cohort of HBV/HDV coinfected (n=58) and HBV monoinfected (n=27) patients, quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) and sequencing were performed to determine viral loads, genotypes and hepatitis delta antigen (HDAg) protein sequence...
February 27, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Assaf Rokney, Shalom Ben-Shimol, Zinaida Korenman, Nurith Porat, Zeev Gorodnitzky, Noga Givon-Lavi, Merav Ron, Vered Agmon, Ron Dagan, Lea Valinsky
Israel implemented use of 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine in 2009 and 2010, respectively. We describe results of prospective, population-based, nationwide active surveillance of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 12F (Sp12F) invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) dynamics in the 7 years after vaccine introduction. Of 4,573 IPD episodes during July 2009-June 2016, a total of 434 (9.5%) were caused by Sp12F. Sp12F IPD rates (cases/100,000 population) increased in children <5 years of age, from 1.44 in 2009-2010 to >3...
March 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Menachem Ben-Ezra, Thanos Karatzias, Philip Hyland, Chris R Brewin, Marylene Cloitre, Jonathan I Bisson, Neil P Roberts, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Mark Shevlin
BACKGROUND: The current study sought to advance the existing literature by providing the first assessment of the factorial and discriminant validity of the ICD-11 proposals for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD (CPTSD) in a nationwide level. METHODS: A nationally representative sample from Israel (n = 1,003) using a disorder-specific measure (ITQ; International Trauma Questionnaire) in order to assess PTSD and CPTSD along with the Life Events Checklist and the World Health Organization Well-Being Index...
February 16, 2018: Depression and Anxiety
Ayelet Priel, Vicktoria Vishnevskia-Dai, Liran Hochma, Juliana Gildener-Leapman, Guy J Ben Simon, Mordechai Rosner, Gal Antman, Ofira Zloto
BACKGROUND: The distribution of pathology and clinical characteristics of lacrimal gland diseases are different in different areas of the world. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence rate, patient characteristics, and indications for surgical intervention of lacrimal gland lesions in a tertiary care center in Israel. METHODS: All biopsied or surgically removed lacrimal gland lesions at the Goldschleger Eye Institute from 2009 to 2015 were identified...
February 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Alex Lvovsky, Shir Bachrach, Hyeon-Cheol Kim, Ajinkya Pawar, Oleg Levinzon, Joe Ben Itzhak, Michael Solomonov
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate the difference in the location of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) in relation to the apices of mandibular molars in 3 different populations using cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imaging and to assess the proportion of teeth in close proximity (a distance of 1 mm or less) to the IAN. METHODS: Random CBCT images (N = 1224, Israel = 408, South Korea = 416, and India = 400) were examined. The shortest distance to the mandibular canal was measured by imaging software...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Endodontics
Louisa Lorenz, Philip Hyland, Andreas Maercker, Menachem Ben-Ezra
BACKGROUND: A new diagnostic concept of Adjustment Disorder (AjD) was proposed for inclusion in the International Classification of Diseases, 11th version (ICD-11). However, the symptom structure of AjD is poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the dimensionality of AjD as a stress-response syndrome. METHODS: A general population sample of the Israeli population (N = 1003) completed the Adjustment Disorder - New Module 20 and the WHO-5 Wellbeing Scale...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
Noa Granot, Ayelet Ben-Barak, Yael Fisher, Hana Golan, Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush
Nodular sclerosing Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) has an excellent prognosis in children. The syncytial variant (SV) of HL in adults represents a clinic pathologic entity with a worse outcome. We report the clinical features and the course of the disease of three children with refractory HL. The three patients with SV were analyzed in a retrospective multi-institutional study conducted in Israel in 51 children diagnosed with refractory or recurrent HL between 1997 and 2014. All the three children developed multiple recurrences soon after diagnosis...
February 8, 2018: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yuval Ben-Abu, Avigdor Beiles, Dvir Flom, Eviatar Nevo
BACKGROUND: "Evolution Canyon" (ECI) at Lower Nahal Oren, Mount Carmel, Israel, is an optimal natural microscale model for unraveling evolution-in-action, highlighting the evolutionary processes of biodiversity evolution, adaptation, and incipient sympatric speciation. A major model organism in ECI is the tetraploid wild emmer wheat, Triticum dicoccoides (TD), the progenitor of cultivated emmer and durum wheat. TD displays dramatic interslope adaptive evolutionary divergence on the tropical, savannoid-hot and dry south-facing, "African" slope (AS), and on the temperate, forested, cool and humid, north-facing, "European" slope (ES), separated on average by 250 m...
2018: PloS One
Eran Ben-Arye, Yael Keshet, Maria Livas, Thomas Breitkreuz
OBJECTIVE: Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) is acknowledged in more and more oncology-care centers as part of supportive and palliative cancer care. However, only limited research is available on medical training of CIM practitioners regarding end-of-life (EOL) care. In this study, we assess the impact of multi-disciplinary EOL training on cultural-diverse groups of CIM-trained healthcare practitioners (HCPs) working in integrative oncology care settings in Germany and Israel...
February 1, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Joseph Ben-Sheetrit, Liat Huller-Harari, Michal Rasner, Nehemia Magen, Nitsa Nacasch, Paz Toren
BACKGROUND: Inadequate prenatal care has been associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. We sought to compare compliance with prenatal care visits (PCV), oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and serum alfa-fetoprotein (aFP) in women with psychiatric disorders (PD) and healthy controls. METHODS: Subjects were 5395 women (1043 PD and 4352 controls), members of Clalit Health Services (Tel-Aviv district, Israel), who gave birth during 2004-2014. We used Generalized Estimating Equations with binary-logistic models, considering consecutive pregnancies as repeated measures with unbalanced design...
January 17, 2018: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
Ines B Brecht, Angela De Paoli, Gianni Bisogno, Daniel Orbach, Dominik T Schneider, Ulrike Leiter, Sonja Offenmueller, Giovanni Cecchetto, Jan Godzinski, Ewa Bien, Teresa Stachowicz-Stencel, Tal Ben-Ami, Stefano Chiaravalli, Andrea Maurichi, Gian Luca De Salvo, Silvia Sorbara, Christine Bodemer, Claus Garbe, Yves Reguerre, Andrea Ferrari
INTRODUCTION: Cutaneous melanoma is rare in childhood and published studies have mainly been retrospective single-institution series or small case series. Given the absence of clinical protocols dedicated to pediatric melanoma, the treatment approach is generally extrapolated from the ones applied to adults. METHODS: Coordinated by the European Cooperative Study Group for Pediatric Rare Tumors (EXPeRT), this study collected patients prospectively registered between 2002 and 2012 under national cooperative projects dedicated to rare pediatric tumors in Italy, Poland, Germany, and France...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Ronit Calderon-Margalit, Michal Cohen-Dadi, Dana Opas, Dena H Jaffe, Jacob Levine, Arie Ben-Yehuda, Ora Paltiel, Orly Manor
BACKGROUND: Israel is one of the few countries that have a national program for quality assessment of community healthcare. We aimed to evaluate whether improved performance in diabetes care was associated with improved health of diabetic patients on a national level. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide ecological study estimating improvements in diabetes-related quality indicators and health outcomes. We estimated both correlations between composite measures of diabetes-related quality indicators and selected outcomes, and assessed through a joinpoint analysis whether trends in selected outcomes changed 4 years after the inception of the national program...
January 17, 2018: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Naphtali Justman, Yariv Fruchtman, David Greenberg, Ben-Shimol Shalom
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is a common zoonosis in the Bedouin population of southern Israel. Limited data exist for the rate and risk factors of hematologic complication of brucellosis in children. We assessed anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and pancytopenia in childhood brucellosis in southern Israel. METHODS: Our medical center is the sole hospital in southern-Israel. All medical files of brucellosis, 2005-2014, identified through positive blood cultures or International Classification of Diseases 9 revision (ICD9) coding with positive serology, were reviewed retrospectively...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Joseph K Lim, Ann Marie Liapakis, Mitchell L Shiffman, Anna S Lok, Stefan Zeuzem, Norah A Terrault, James S Park, Charles S Landis, Mohamed Hassan, Joel Gallant, Alexander Kuo, Paul J Pockros, Monika Vainorius, Lucy Akushevich, Larry Michael, Michael W Fried, David R Nelson, Ziv Ben-Ari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of 12 or 24 weeks treatment with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, in treatment-experienced patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection and cirrhosis in routine clinical practice. Patients were followed in a multi-center, prospective, observational cohort study (HCV-TARGET). METHODS: We collected data from 667 treatment-experienced adults with chronic genotype 1 HCV infection who began treatment with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir, with or without ribavirin, from 2011 through September 15, 2016, according to the regional standards of care, at academic (n=39) and community (n=18) centers in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Israel...
January 3, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Anat Ben-Porat, Drorit Levy, Ola Kattoura, Rachel Dekel, Haya Itzhaky
The aim of the current study was to address a gap in the literature by determining prevalence, specific types of violence, and risk factors of intimate partner violence (IPV) among Israeli born Arab women compared with Israeli born Jewish women. The following measures were compared: demographic and socioeconomic measures; measures relating to the characteristics of the violence, that is, the three types of violence (physical, emotional, and verbally threatening), sense of danger, and history of violence in childhood; family support levels; and perpetrator characteristics...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Anat Ben-Porat
The study examined patterns of utilization of various services among female victims of domestic violence in Israel. The study looked at how cultural background, characteristics of violence, attempts at separation from partner, and women's emotional distress contributed to patterns of service utilization. The sample of participants included 499 women who arrived at 12 shelters in Israel. Of those participants, 142 were Jewish, 156 were Arab, 125 had been born in the former Soviet Union (FSU), and 76 had been born in Ethiopia...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
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