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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546572/corrigendum-mutations-in-the-histone-methyltransferase-gene-kmt2b-cause-complex-early-onset-dystonia
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Esther Meyer, Keren J Carss, Julia Rankin, John M E Nichols, Detelina Grozeva, Agnel P Joseph, Niccolo E Mencacci, Apostolos Papandreou, Joanne Ng, Serena Barral, Adeline Ngoh, Hilla Ben-Pazi, Michel A Willemsen, David Arkadir, Angela Barnicoat, Hagai Bergman, Sanjay Bhate, Amber Boys, Niklas Darin, Nicola Foulds, Nicholas Gutowski, Alison Hills, Henry Houlden, Jane A Hurst, Zvi Israel, Margaret Kaminska, Patricia Limousin, Daniel Lumsden, Shane McKee, Shibalik Misra, Shekeeb S Mohammed, Vasiliki Nakou, Joost Nicolai, Magnus Nilsson, Hardev Pall, Kathryn J Peall, Gregory B Peters, Prab Prabhakar, Miriam S Reuter, Patrick Rump, Reeval Segel, Margje Sinnema, Martin Smith, Peter Turnpenny, Susan M White, Dagmar Wieczorek, Sarah Wiethoff, Brian T Wilson, Gidon Winter, Christopher Wragg, Simon Pope, Simon J H Heales, Deborah Morrogh, Alan Pittman, Lucinda J Carr, Belen Perez-Dueñas, Jean-Pierre Lin, Andre Reis, William A Gahl, Camilo Toro, Kailash P Bhatia, Nicholas W Wood, Erik-Jan Kamsteeg, Wui K Chong, Paul Gissen, Maya Topf, Russell C Dale, Jonathan R Chubb, F Lucy Raymond, Manju A Kurian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 26, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541786/concern-and-death-anxiety-during-an-ongoing-terror-wave-the-moderating-role-of-direct-vs-indirect-exposure
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Michal Mahat-Shamir, Yaira Hamama-Raz, Menachem Ben-Ezra, Shani Pitcho-Prelorentzos, Adi Zaken, Udi Y David, Yoav S Bergman
The current study examined whether emotional concern over one's security situation is connected with death anxiety during an ongoing terror wave, and whether type of exposure (media exposure vs. contact with witnesses) moderates this connection. 345 individuals, aged 18-70, were sampled during an ongoing wave of terror in Israel, and filled out scales measuring death anxiety, concern over security situation, and type of exposure. Results indicated that increased concern was connected with enhanced death anxiety...
May 25, 2017: Death Studies
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/28530334/-from-theory-to-practice-implementing-the-bio-psycho-social-model-in-clinical-and-research-activities-in-the-beer-sheva-mental-health-center
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Hagit Cohen, Doron Todder
The Beer Sheva Mental Health Center is the second largest mental health hospital in Israel and provides acute and chronic in-patient services for the entire population of the Southern District of Israel, from Ashdod to Eilat (about 1.2 million people) from adolescence to the elderly. The outpatient services include a variety of regional specialty services such as bipolar, eating disorders, anxiety, neuromodulation, gender-oriented, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, sleep, dual diagnosis, geronto-psychiatry and post-traumatic stress disorder clinics and various rehabilitation day-care services...
December 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/28530079/-kidney-diseases-in-north-israel-according-to-kidney-biopsies-bnai-zion-medical-center-14-years-experience
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Shimon Storch, Nadav Willner, Aurora Toubi, Simona Croitoru, Vladimir Wolfson, Ibrahim Matar, Elinor Grushka, Majed Odeh, Efrat Wolfovits, Elad Schiff, Yitzhak Rosner, Elias Toubi, Aharon Kessel, Ofer Ben Izhak, Boaz Moskovitz, Ofer Nativ
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the prevalence of kidney diseases according to renal biopsy in Israel. Since updated literature worldwide emphasizes changing etiologies of chronic kidney disease, it is crucial to research and define the epidemiology and pathology of kidney disease in Israel. Hereby, we introduce an original review of the prevalence of kidney diseases in our study population, which we believe reflects the prevalence of kidney diseases in the population of Israel. AIMS: To investigate the prevalence of kidney diseases diagnosed by renal biopsy, according to age, gender, race and clinical symptoms...
September 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513120/gestational-weight-gain-and-its-relationship-with-maternal-characteristics
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Yeela Borenstein Ben Naftali, Ido Solt, Lior Lowenstein, Irit Chermesh
BACKGROUND: Both high and insufficient weight gain during pregnancy have been associated with adverse outcomes for mothers and their offspring. OBJECTIVES: To describe self-reported weight gain during pregnancy, assess the concurrence of this weight gain with issued recommendations, and investigate associations between lifestyle factors and weight gain. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 109 pregnant women hospitalized in one gynecological and obstetrics department completed questionnaires related to weight gain and lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet and exercise...
May 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490893/sesame-allergy-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Adil Adatia, Ann Elaine Clarke, Yarden Yanishevsky, Moshe Ben-Shoshan
Sesame is an important global allergen affecting ~0.1% of the North American population. It is a major cause of anaphylaxis in the Middle East and is the third most common food allergen in Israel. We conducted a systematic review of original articles published in the last 10 years regarding the diagnosis and management of sesame allergy. Skin prick testing appears to be a useful predictor of sesame allergy in infants, although data are less consistent in older children and adults. The diagnostic capacity of serum-specific immunoglobulin E is poor, especially in studies that used oral food challenges to confirm the diagnosis...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486697/evolution-and-dissemination-of-the-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clonal-group-258-throughout-israeli-post-acute-care-hospitals-2008-13
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Amos Adler, Ziv Lifshitz, Michal Gordon, Debbie Ben-David, Efrat Khabra, Samira Masarwa, Orit Zion, Mitchell J Schwaber, Yehuda Carmeli
Objectives: The KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP) clonal group (CG) 258 has disseminated throughout Israeli post-acute care hospitals (PACHs). The objectives of the study were (i) to describe the evolution and (ii) to understand the dissemination modes of CG 258 in the PACH system in Israel. Methods: KPC-KP surveillance cultures isolates were collected in Israeli PACHs in three national point-prevalence surveys: 2008, 2011 and 2013. CG 258 was identified by pilv-l PCR...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480675/the-management-and-outcome-of-hospitalized-and-ambulatory-israeli-heart-failure-patients-compared-to-european-heart-failure-patients-results-from-the-esc-heart-failure-long-term-registry
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Avraham Shotan, Barak Zafrir, Tuvia Ben Gal, Alicia Vazan, Israel Gotsman, Offer Amir
BACKGROUND: The treatment of patients hospitalized with heart failure (HHF) and ambulatory chronic heart failure (CHF) differs in various countries. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the management and outcomes of patients with HFF and CHF in Israel compared to those in other European countries who were included in the ESC-HF Long-Term Registry. METHODS: From May 2011 to April 2013, heart failure patients - 467 Israelis and 11,973 from other countries - were evaluated...
April 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471863/serious-bacterial-infections-in-hospitalized-febrile-infants-in-the-first-and-second-months-of-life
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Lior Carmon, Aviv Goldbart, David Greenberg, Shalom Ben-Shimol
OBJECTIVE: Most protocols evaluating serious bacterial infection (SBI) risk in febrile infants, classify neonates <30 days as high-risk (HR), while other protocols do not distinguish between infants <30 and 30-60 days. We compared SBI rates in febrile infants at the first and the second months of life. METHODS: This was a retrospective, population-based, cohort study. All febrile infants ≤60 days hospitalized in southern-Israel, January 2013 through May 2014, were included...
May 3, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471622/combination-of-corticosteroids-with-5-aminosalicylic-acids-compared-to-corticosteroids-alone-for-hospitalized-patients-with-active-ulcerative-colitis
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Ofir Har-Noy, Bun Kim, Rivi Haiat, Tal Engel, Bella Ungar, Rami Eliakim, Won Ho Kim, Jae Hee Cheon, Shomron Ben-Horin
BACKGROUND: Although 5-amino-salycilic acids (5-ASA) are often used with corticosteroid treatment in moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis, the value of continuing/initiating 5-ASA in this clinical setting has not been explored. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of a combination 5-ASA+corticosteroid therapy on the outcome of hospitalized patients with acute moderate-severe ulcerative colitis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients hospitalized with moderate-severe ulcerative colitis in two centers, Israel and South Korea...
October 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466623/timing-of-orchidopexy-for-undescended-testis-in-israel-a-quality-of-care-study
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REVIEW
Guy Hidas, Jacob Ben Chaim, Refael Udassin, Mary Graeb, Ofer N Gofrit, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Dov Pode, Mordechai Duvdevani, Vladimir Yutkin, Amos Neheman, Amos Fruman, Dan Arbel, Vadim Kopuler, Yaron Armon, Ezekiel H Landau
BACKGROUND: Strong evidence suggests that in order to prevent irreversible testicular damage surgical correction (orchidopexy) for undescended testis (UDT) should be performed before the age of 1 year. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether orchidopexy is delayed in our medical system, and if so, to explore the pattern of referral for orchidopexy as a possible contributing factor in such delays. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all children who underwent orchidopexy for UDT between 2003 and 2013 in our institution...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457113/stereotactic-ablative-body-radiation-for-stage-i-lung-cancer-in-israel-a-retrospective-single-center-report
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Sarit Appel, Yaacov R Lawrence, Jeffery Goldstein, Raphael M Pfeffer, Ilana Weiss, Tatiana Rabin, Shira Felder, Maoz Ben-Ayun, Lev Tzvang, Dror Alezra, David Simansky, Alon Ben-Nun, Jair Bar, Zvi Symon
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) is the application of a very high radiation dose to a small treatment volume. It is the new standard of care in medically inoperable early-stage lung cancer. OBJECTIVES: To report the outcomes of SABR in stage I lung cancer at Sheba Medical Center since its introduction in 2009. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients with stage I lung cancer treated during the period 2009-2015...
January 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457067/rapidly-progressing-fatal-neurobrucellosis-in-a-healthy-child-in-an-endemic-area-in-southern-israel
#15
Avishay Tzur, Yair Sedaka, Yariv Fruchtman, Eugene Leibovitz, Yuval Cavari, Iris Noyman, Shalom Ben-Shimol, Ilan Shelef, Isaac Lazar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437138/epidemiology-of-basil-downy-mildew
#16
Yigal Cohen, Yariv Ben-Naim, Lidan Falach, Evgenia Rubin
Basil downy mildew (BDM) caused by the oomycete Peronospora belbahrii is a destructive disease of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) worldwide. It has originated in Uganda in the 1930's and recently spread to Europe, Middle East, Americas and the Far East. Seed transmission may be responsible to its quick global spread. The pathogen attacks leaf blades, producing chlorotic lesions with ample dark asexual spores on the lower leaf surface. Oospores may occur in the mesophyll of infected leaves. The asexual spores germinate on a wet leaf surface within 2h and penetrate into the epidermis within 4h...
April 24, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416186/nutritional-deficiencies-four-years-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-are-supplements-required-for-a-lifetime
#17
Tair Ben-Porat, Ram Elazary, Ariela Goldenshluger, Shiri Sherf Dagan, Yoav Mintz, Ram Weiss
BACKGROUND: Data regarding long-term nutritional deficiencies following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of nutritional deficiencies and supplement consumption 4 years post-LSG. SETTING: Hebrew University, Israel. METHODS: Data were collected prospectively from preoperative and 1 and 4 years postoperative including anthropometric parameters, biochemical tests, and supplement intake...
March 2, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409718/older-adults-exposed-to-ongoing-versus-intense-time-limited-missile-attacks-differences-in-symptoms-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
#18
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/28383472/battlefield-pain-management-a-view-of-17-years-in-israel-defense-forces
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Avi Benov, Margaux M Salas, Helit Nakar, Ben Antebi, Bader Tarif, Avraham Yitzhak, Elon Glassberg
INTRODUCTION: Pain control in trauma is an integral part of treatment in combat casualty care (CCC). More soldiers injured on the battlefield will need analgesics for pain than those who will need life-saving interventions (LSI). It has been shown that early treatment of pain improves outcomes after traumatic injury, while inadequate treatment leads to higher rates of PTSD. The purpose of this article is to report the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps (IDF-MC) experience with point of injury (POI) use of analgesia...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334452/quantitative-assessment-of-the-risk-of-release-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-via-export-of-bull-semen-from-israel
#20
A Meyer, L Zamir, A Ben Yair Gilboa, B Gelman, D U Pfeiffer, T Vergne
Various foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus strains circulate in the Middle East, causing frequent episodes of FMD outbreaks among Israeli livestock. Since the virus is highly resistant in semen, artificial insemination with contaminated bull semen may lead to the infection of the receiver cow. As a non-FMD-free country with vaccination, Israel is currently engaged in trading bull semen only with countries of the same status. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of release of FMD virus through export of bull semen in order to estimate the risk for FMD-free countries considering purchasing Israeli bull semen...
March 23, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
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