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Shulamit Ben-Itzhak, Jonathan Dvash, Maya Maor, Noa Rosenberg, Pinchas Halpern
OBJECTIVE: Burnout is common in physicians and particularly acute in emergency physicians. Physician burnout may adversely affect physicians' lives and the quality of care they provide, but much remains unknown about its main contributing factors. The present study evaluated burnout rates and contributing factors in emergency physicians in Israel, specifically focusing on the role of a sense of meaning, which has received little attention in the literature concerning burnout in emergency physicians...
December 2015: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Olga Vornicova, Ilanit Boyango, Sari Feld, Inna Naroditsky, Olga Kazarin, Yaniv Zohar, Yariv Tiram, Neta Ilan, Ofer Ben-Izhak, Israel Vlodavsky, Gil Bar-Sela
BACKGROUND: Heparanase expression is induced in many types of cancers, including melanoma, and promotes tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. However, there is insufficient data regarding heparanase expression in the metastatic lesions that are the prime target for anti-cancer therapeutics. To that end, we examined heparanase expression in metastatic melanoma and its correlation with clinical parameters. RESULTS: Heparanase staining was detected in 88% of the samples, and was strong in 46%...
October 6, 2016: Oncotarget
Rami Tolmacz, Yaniv Efrati, Boaz M Ben-David
The quality of the adolescent-parent relationship is closely related to the adolescent's sense of entitlement. Study 1 (458 central-Israel adolescents, 69% girls, ages: 11-16) developed the sense of relational entitlement among adolescents toward their parents (SREap, adapted from the original SRE on adults' romantic relationships) and provided initial validity evidence of its three-factor structure: exaggerated, restricted and assertive - replicating the SRE's factor structure. Studies 2-5 (1237 adolescents, 56% girls) examined the link between the SREap factors and relevant psychological measures...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Adolescence
Georg Nickenig, Christoph Hammerstingl, Robert Schueler, Yan Topilsky, Paul A Grayburn, Alec Vahanian, David Messika-Zeitoun, Marina Urena Alcazar, Stephan Baldus, Rudolph Volker, Michael Huntgeburth, Ottavio Alfieri, Azeem Latib, Giovanni La Canna, Eustachio Agricola, Antonio Colombo, Karl-Heinz Kuck, Felix Kreidel, Christian Frerker, Felix C Tanner, Ori Ben-Yehuda, Francesco Maisano
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to show safety and efficacy of the Cardioband system during 6 months after treatment. BACKGROUND: Current surgical and medical treatment options for functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) are limited. The Cardioband system (Valtech Cardio, OrYehuda, Israel) is a novel transvenous, transseptal direct annuloplasty device. METHODS: Thirty-one patients (71.8 ± 6.9 years of age; 83.9% male; EuroSCORE II: 8.6 ± 5.9) with moderate to severe FMR, symptomatic heart failure, and depressed left ventricular function (left ventricular ejection fraction 34 ± 11%) were prospectively enrolled...
October 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Ilana Levy, Samuel Attias, Eran Ben-Arye, Lee Goldstein, Elad Schiff
Dietary and herbal supplements (DHS) are widely used in the general population, including during hospitalization. Yet, their potential interactions with prescription drugs have seldom been delineated among inpatients. We aimed to evaluate potentially dangerous interactions of DHS with prescribed medications among inpatients. This was a cross-sectional prospective study involving a cohort of patients hospitalized in 12 departments of a public academic medical center (Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel) from 2009 to 2014...
October 5, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Baruch Wolach, Ronit Gavrieli, Martin de Boer, Karin van Leeuwen, Sivan Berger-Achituv, Tal Stauber, Josef Ben Ari, Menachem Rottem, Yechiel Schlesinger, Galia Grisaru-Soen, Omar Abuzaitoun, Nufar Marcus, Ben Zion Garty, Arnon Broides, Jakov Levy, Polina Stepansky, Amos Etzioni, Raz Somech, Dirk Roos
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an innate immunodeficiency with a genetic defect of the nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide phosphate, reduced, oxidase components. This leads to decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, which renders patients susceptible to life-threatening infections. Over the course of 30 years, we diagnosed CGD in 84 patients from 61 families using functional, molecular and genetic studies. The incidence of CGD in Israel is 1.05 per 100,000 live-births in the Jewish population and 1...
October 4, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
Naomy S Yackerson, Arkadi Zilberman, Alexander Aizenberg
The influence of the changes in atmospheric state, typical for areas close to big deserts, on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was analyzed. Under test was the group of 3256 patients (77 % males, 23 % females), hospitalized in the Cardio-Surgical Department of Soroka Medical Center at Ben-Gurion University (BGU, Israel) during 2000-2008. To explore the relationship between atmospheric parameters and AMI, multivariate regression analysis has been performed. AMI was most frequent in winter to spring and least in summer...
October 3, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
Revital Abitbul, Israel Amirav, Hannah Blau, Soliman Alkrinawi, Micha Aviram, David Shoseyov, Lea Bentur, Avraham Avital, Chaim Springer, Moran Lavie, Dario Prais, Husein Dabbah, Nael Elias, Arnon Elizur, Shmuel Goldberg, Avigdor Hevroni, Eitan Kerem, Anthony Luder, Yehudah Roth, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, Marta Ben Ami, Avigdor Mandelberg, Galit Livnat, Elie Picard, Joseph Rivlin, Moshe Rotschild, Ruth Soferman, Niki T Loges, Heike Olbrich, Claudius Werner, Alexander Wolter, Martina Herting, Julia Wallmeier, Johanna Raidt, Heymut Omran, Huda Mussaffi
BACKGROUND: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is rare and its features in Israel have not been described. AIMS: to assess prevalence utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, and describe clinical features, diagnostic and management practices in Israel. METHODS: A national multicenter study from 2012 to 2013 recruited patients diagnosed or suspected of having PCD. Diagnosis was verified using: nasal Nitric Oxide (nNO); High-speed Video Microscope Analysis (HVMA); Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) of cilia; Immuno-fluorescence staining (IF) for ciliary proteins, and genetic analysis...
October 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Rachel Golan, Ilan Shelef, Elad Shemesh, Yaakov Henkin, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Yftach Gepner, Ilana Harman-Boehm, Shula Witkow, Michael Friger, Yoash Chassidim, Idit F Liberty, Benjamin Sarusi, Dana Serfaty, Nitzan Bril, Michal Rein, Noa Cohen, Sivan Ben-Avraham, Uta Ceglarek, Michael Stumvoll, Matthias Blüher, Joachim Thiery, Meir J Stampfer, Assaf Rudich, Iris Shai
OBJECTIVE: To generate evidence-based conclusions about the effect of wine consumption on weight gain and abdominal fat accumulation and distribution in patients with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN: In the 2-year randomized controlled CASCADE (CArdiovaSCulAr Diabetes & Ethanol) trial, patients following a Mediterranean diet were randomly assigned to drink 150 ml of mineral water, white wine or red wine with dinner for 2 years. Visceral adiposity and abdominal fat distribution were measured in a subgroup of sixty-five participants, using abdominal MRI...
October 3, 2016: Public Health Nutrition
Adir Adler, Adital Ben-Ari
The phenomenon of mixed-orientation marriages, in which one of the partners is straight and the other is non-straight, is invisible, yet not insignificant. Focusing on gay and bisexual men who are married to straight women, this article was designed to explore one of the essential themes in their relationship: the dynamics between secrecy and openness regarding the men's sexual orientation and gay practices. Based on the phenomenological paradigm, 38 men and eight women of mixed-orientation marriages in Israel were interviewed and shared their subjective life reality...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Homosexuality
Ben Antebi, Avi Benov, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas, Tuan D Le, Leopoldo C Cancio, Joseph C Wenke, Haim Paran, Avraham Yitzhak, Bader Tarif, Kirby R Gross, David Dagan, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: As new conflicts emerge and enemies evolve, military medical organizations worldwide must adopt the 'lessons learned'. In this study we describe roles of care (ROC) deployed and injuries sustained by both US and Israeli militaries during recent conflicts. The purpose of this collaborative work is facilitate exchange of medical data among allied forces in order to advance military medicine and facilitate strategic readiness for future military engagements that may involve less predictable situations of evacuation and care, such as prolonged field care...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Yaira Hamama-Raz, Michal Mahat-Shamir, Shani Pitcho-Prelorentzos, Adi Zaken, Udi Y David, Menachem Ben-Ezra, Yoav S Bergman
The current wave of terrorism which is taking place in Israel is characterized by increased arbitrary attacks by individual terrorists, acting independently, with reduced ability to anticipate when and where the next attack will take place. This situation creates an atmosphere of fear and insecurity in the lives of many citizens. Accordingly, the current study aims to establish a connection between death anxiety and PTSD symptom severity, as well as to examine whether major personality characteristics may moderate this connection...
November 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
Martine D Freeman, Nurit Porat, Nathan Rojansky, Matan Elami-Suzin, Orit Winograd, Assaf Ben-Meir
OBJECTIVE: To compare the physical and emotional effects of two medical protocols for induced abortion during the second trimester. METHODS: The present study was part of a prospective randomized controlled trial comparing mifepristone followed by oxytocin or misoprostol that was conducted at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel, from January 10, 2009, to February 22, 2012. Inclusion criteria were pregnancy (14-24weeks), epidural analgesia, and medical induction of abortion (either elective or following missed abortion)...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Gil Ben Yakov, Daniela Montano, Naim Abu Freha, Ohad Etzion, Vitaly Dizingof, Alex Mushkalo, Doron Shwarts, Shulamit Monitin, Anna Takchick, Dorin Zilberman, Emanuel Sikuler, Alexander Fich
BACKGROUND: For the last decade the backbone of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment was the pan-genotyping dual therapy with pegylated interferon alfa in combination with Ribavirin. This regimen was limited in achieving sustained virological response (SVR) and accompanied by serious adverse events. In 2010 there was overwhelming progress in the treatment options for HCV. This change began with the introduction of the first generation specific Direct Antiviral Agents (DAA's) that inhibit the viral protease, agents used in combination with the dual protocol for genotype 1 (triple therapy)...
May 2016: Harefuah
Leeat Granek, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Ora Nakash, Michal Cohen, Samuel Ariad, Lisa Barbera, Rotem Levy, Merav Ben-David
BACKGROUND: The current study was conducted to examine gender differences in the effect of grief reactions and burnout on emotional distress among clinical oncologists. METHODS: The participants included a convenience sample of 178 oncologists from Israel (52 of whom were women) and Canada (48 of whom were women). Oncologists completed a questionnaire package that included a sociodemographic survey, the General Health Questionnaire, a burnout measure, and the Adult Oncologists Grief Questionnaire...
August 10, 2016: Cancer
Dimitrios Farmakis, Julian Alvarez, Tuvia Ben Gal, Dulce Brito, Francesco Fedele, Candida Fonseca, Anthony C Gordon, Israel Gotsman, Elena Grossini, Fabio Guarracino, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Yaron Hellman, Leo Heunks, Visnja Ivancan, Apostolos Karavidas, Matti Kivikko, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Dan Longrois, Josep Masip, Marco Metra, Andrea Morelli, Maria Nikolaou, Zoltán Papp, Alexander Parkhomenko, Gerhard Poelzl, Piero Pollesello, Hanne Berg Ravn, Steffen Rex, Hynek Riha, Sven-Erik Ricksten, Robert H G Schwinger, Bojan Vrtovec, M Birhan Yilmaz, Marzenna Zielinska, John Parissis
Levosimendan is a positive inotrope with vasodilating properties (inodilator) indicated for decompensated heart failure (HF) patients with low cardiac output. Accumulated evidence supports several pleiotropic effects of levosimendan beyond inotropy, the heart and decompensated HF. Those effects are not readily explained by cardiac function enhancement and seem to be related to additional properties of the drug such as anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-apoptotic ones. Mechanistic and proof-of-concept studies are still required to clarify the underlying mechanisms involved, while properly designed clinical trials are warranted to translate preclinical or early-phase clinical data into more robust clinical evidence...
November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Ewen A Griffiths, Fikri M Abu-Zidan, Salomone Di Saverio, Jan Ulrych, Yoram Kluger, Ofir Ben-Ishay, Frederick A Moore, Rao R Ivatury, Raul Coimbra, Andrew B Peitzman, Ari Leppaniemi, Gustavo P Fraga, Ronald V Maier, Osvaldo Chiara, Jeffry Kashuk, Boris Sakakushev, Dieter G Weber, Rifat Latifi, Walter Biffl, Miklosh Bala, Aleksandar Karamarkovic, Kenji Inaba, Carlos A Ordonez, Andreas Hecker, Goran Augustin, Zaza Demetrashvili, Renato Bessa Melo, Sanjay Marwah, Sanoop K Zachariah, Vishal G Shelat, Michael McFarlane, Miran Rems, Carlos Augusto Gomes, Mario Paulo Faro, Gerson Alves Pereira Júnior, Ionut Negoi, Yunfeng Cui, Norio Sato, Andras Vereczkei, Giovanni Bellanova, Arianna Birindelli, Isidoro Di Carlo, Kenneth Y Kok, Mahir Gachabayov, Georgios Gkiokas, Konstantinos Bouliaris, Elif Çolak, Arda Isik, Daniel Rios-Cruz, Rodolfo Soto, Ernest E Moore
Acute left sided colonic diverticulitis is one of the most common clinical conditions encountered by surgeons in acute setting. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference on acute diverticulitis was held during the 3rd World Congress of the WSES in Jerusalem, Israel, on July 7th, 2015. During this consensus conference the guidelines for the management of acute left sided colonic diverticulitis in the emergency setting were presented and discussed. This document represents the executive summary of the final guidelines approved by the consensus conference...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
S Ben-Shimol, D Greenberg, N Givon-Lavi, Y Schlesinger, D Miron, S Aviner, R Dagan
BACKGROUND: The worldwide introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) into National Immunization Programs resulted in rapid and substantial reduction of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) rates in children. However, the reduction of meningitis vs. non-meningitis IPD (nm-IPD) was not yet fully elucidated. We compared 7-valent and 13-valent PCV (PCV7 and PCV13) impact on pneumococcal-meningitis vs. nm-IPD in Israeli children <5years. METHODS: We conducted an ongoing nationwide, prospective, population-based, active surveillance...
August 31, 2016: Vaccine
Merav Ben Natan, Marva Khater, Raeqa Ighbariyea, Hanin Herbet
BACKGROUND: Although domestic violence against women is common in Israel and elsewhere, and though medical staff in Israel have a universal obligation to screen women for domestic violence, actual screening rates remain low. OBJECTIVES: To examine which variables affect nursing students' intention to screen women for domestic violence when providing treatment, and whether the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) developed by Ajzen (1991) predicts this intention. DESIGN: This study is a quantitative cross sectional study...
September 2016: Nurse Education Today
Ephraim S Grossman, Yaakov Hoffman, Ehud Bodner, Yuval Palgi, Merav Gottlieb, Ofra Mesika, Menachem Ben-Ezra, Amit Shrira
Following the July-14th, 2015 Iranian agreement, we examined if preoccupation with the threat of a nuclear Iran moderates the relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and reported sleep problems in individuals exposed to the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict. While sleep problems were evident in individuals suffering from PTSD symptoms, they were especially pronounced when PTSD symptoms were coupled with increased Iranian nuclear threat salience. Preoccupation with future national threats may increase PTSD-related sleep problems...
September 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
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