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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632238/attitudes-among-nurses-toward-the-integration-of-complementary-medicine-into-supportive-cancer-care
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Eran Ben-Arye, Bella Shulman, Yael Eilon, Rachel Woitiz, Victoria Cherniak, Ilanit Shalom Sharabi, Osnat Sher, Hiba Reches, Yfat Katz, Michal Arad, Elad Schiff, Noah Samuels, Ofer Caspi, Shahar Lev-Ari, Moshe Frenkel, Abed Agbarya, Hana Admi
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To explore the attitudes of nurses treating patients with cancer regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) therapies to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life (QOL). 
. DESIGN: Prospective and descriptive.
 
. SETTING: 12 hospital and community care settings in Israel. 
. SAMPLE: 973 nurses working in oncology and non-oncology departments.
. METHODS: A 26-item questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of nurses treating patients with cancer...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622360/the-seroprevalence-of-west-nile-virus-in-israel-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
#2
Ravit Bassal, Tamy Shohat, Zalman Kaufman, Batya Mannasse, Eilat Shinar, Doron Amichay, Mira Barak, Anat Ben-Dor, Adina Bar Haim, Daniel Cohen, Ella Mendelson, Yaniv Lustig
West Nile Virus (WNV) is endemic in Israel, affecting yearly 40-160 individuals. Israel is located on a central migratory path between Africa and Eurasia and most West Nile Fever (WNF) cases reported in recent years were among residents of the coastal plain. The aim of the study was to evaluate the seroprevalence of WNV among the Israeli population and to assess correlates for WNV infection. A cross-sectional nationwide serologic survey was conducted using 3,145 serum samples collected by the national Israeli serum bank during 2011-2014, representing all age and population groups in Israel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621408/a-brief-history-of-developmental-biology-in-israel
#3
Dalit Sela-Donenfeld, Dale Frank
While the history of developmental biology in Israel is relatively short, its impact is far-reaching, so we wanted to present a concise perspective on the Israeli developmental biology community, past-present-future. This community has undergone a wonderful, nearly exponential growth over the last three decades. How exactly did this happen? There are approximately fifty research groups that focus on developmental biology questions in Israel today that are members of the Israel Society of Developmental Biology (IsSDB; http://issdb...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579230/comparative-incidence-dynamics-and-serotypes-of-meningitis-bacteremic-pneumonia-and-other-ipd-in-young-children-in-the-pcv-era-insights-from-israeli-surveillance-studies
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Shalom Ben-Shimol, Noga Givon-Lavi, Galia Grisaru-Soen, Orli Megged, David Greenberg, Ron Dagan
INTRODUCTION: Widespread introduction of pneumococcal conjugated vaccines (PCVs) impacted on invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD). However, IPD reduction may not be similar in all outcomes within IPD. We assessed PCV7/PCV13 impact on pneumococcal meningitis, bacteremic pneumonia (BP) and other (non-meningitis, non-pneumonia) IPD episodes in children <5years in Israel. METHODS: A prospective, population-based, active nationwide surveillance. All pneumococcal invasive episodes with positive blood/CSF cultures, July 2000 through June 2016, were included...
June 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576206/association-of-orbital-decompression-and-the-characteristics-of-subsequent-strabismus-surgery-in-thyroid-eye-disease
#5
Ofira Zloto, Guy Ben Simon, Ido Didi Fabian, Oded Sagiv, Ruth Huna-Baron, Itay Ben Zion, Tamara Wygnanski-Jaffe
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of orbital decompression and the characteristics and outcome of subsequent strabismus surgery in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED). METHODS: Data on patients with TED who underwent orbital decompression at the Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Israel, between January 1990 to December 2011 were extracted. The characteristics of decompression and strabismus surgeries were recorded. The outcomes and association of both surgical procedures were analyzed...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558627/interest-rate-demands-and-television-viewing-is-a-single-exposure-more-influential-than-routine-viewing
#6
Amir Hetsroni, Abira Reizer, Uri Ben Zion
This study examined the impact of media consumption, and particularly exposure to television, on decisions regarding interest rate demands. One hundred and fifty-four participants were randomly divided into two groups: in the manipulation group, participants were exposed to a news clip about an Iranian nuclear attack on Israel, whereas in the control group, the participants were not exposed to the film. Both groups filled a questionnaires regarding their interest rate requirements in different situations, their media conception behaviors, and demographic questionnaires...
April 2017: Psychological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557547/readiness-to-use-psychoactive-substances-among-second-generation-adolescent-immigrants-and-perceptions-of-parental-immigration-related-trauma
#7
Yael Aviad-Wilchek, Inna Levy, Sarah Ben-David
OBJECTIVES: This research explores the relationship between parental immigration-related trauma and second-generation adolescent substance abuse. To examine this relationship, we focused on Ethiopian adolescents in Israel who are at risk for substance abuse. Many immigrants from Ethiopia experienced severe immigration trauma and research indicates the existence of transgenerational trauma transmission. The current research focuses on the connection between Ethiopian adolescents' perceptions of their parents' immigration trauma and their readiness to use psychoactive substances...
May 30, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546572/corrigendum-mutations-in-the-histone-methyltransferase-gene-kmt2b-cause-complex-early-onset-dystonia
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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