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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632238/attitudes-among-nurses-toward-the-integration-of-complementary-medicine-into-supportive-cancer-care
#1
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/28630418/replacing-a-century-old-technique-modern-spectroscopy-can-supplant-gram-staining
#2
Shirly Berezin, Yaron Aviv, Hagit Aviv, Elad Goldberg, Yaakov R Tischler
Rapid and accurate Gram differentiation is paramount as the first step of pathogen identification and antibiotics administration. However, the current method requires additional reagents, is time-consuming, and is operator dependent. Here we show the principle of tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS) can differentiate between Gram negative and positive species, by detecting the changes in tip-enhancement in the Raman scattering from the bacteria's lipid-bilayer membrane, which specifically enhances Gram negative bacteria...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626984/biologically-controlled-morphology-and-twinning-in-guanine-crystals
#3
Anna Hirsch, Benjamin A Palmer, Nadav Elad, Dvir Gur, Stephen Weiner, Lia Addadi, Leeor Kronik, Leslie Leiserowitz
Guanine crystals are widely used in nature as components of multilayer reflectors. Guanine-based reflective systems found in the copepod cuticle and in the mirror of the scallop eye are unique in that the multilayered reflectors are tiled to form a contiguous packed array. In the copepod cuticle, hexagonal crystals are closely packed to produce brilliant colors. In the scallop eye, square crystals are tiled to obtain an image-forming reflecting mirror. The tiles are about 1μm in size and 70 nm thick. According to analysis of their electron diffraction patterns the hexagon and square tiles are not single crystals...
June 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623174/sex-differences-in-the-management-and-5-year-outcome-of-young-patients-55y-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
#4
Avi Sabbag, Shlomi Matetzky, Avital Porter, Zaza Iakobishvili, Mady Moriel, Donna Zwas, Paul Fefer, Elad Asher, Roy Beigel, Shmuel Gottlieb, Ilan Goldenberg, Amit Segev
BACKGROUND: Young women are usually protected against coronary artery disease due to hormonal and risk-factor profile. Previous studies have suggested poorer outcome in women hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome as compared to men. However, when adjusted to age and other risk factors, this difference does not remain significant. We compared the risk-profile and outcome between young (≤55) women and men admitted with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: We analyzed clinical characteristics, management strategies, and outcomes of men and women ≤55y enrolled in the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) between 2000 and 2013...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623173/outcomes-of-transcatheter-and-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-on-maintenance-dialysis
#5
Fahad Alqahtani, Sami Aljohani, Khaled Boobes, Elad Maor, Assem Sherieh, Charanjit S Rihal, David R Holmes, Mohamad Alkhouli
BACKGROUND: the introduction of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) expanded definitive therapy of aortic stenosis to many high-risk patients, but it has not been fully evaluated in the dialysis population. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the current trend and in-hospital outcome of Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and TAVR in the dialysis population. METHODS: Severe aortic stenosis patients on maintenance dialysis who underwent SAVR or TAVR in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2014, were included in our comparative analysis...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622373/a-versatile-and-low-cost-open-source-pipetting-robot-for-automation-of-toxicological-and-ecotoxicological-bioassays
#6
Sebastian Steffens, Leonie Nüßer, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Nadine Ruchter, Mark Schumann, Ricarda Döring, Catrina Cofalla, Avi Ostfeld, Elad Salomons, Holger Schüttrumpf, Henner Hollert, Markus Brinkmann
In the past decades, bioassays and whole-organism bioassay have become important tools not only in compliance testing of industrial chemicals and plant protection products, but also in the monitoring of environmental quality. With few exceptions, such test systems are discontinuous. They require exposure of the biological test material in small units, such as multiwell plates, during prolonged incubation periods, and do not allow online read-outs. It is mostly due to these shortcomings that applications in continuous monitoring of, e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612389/biochar-potential-in-intensive-cultivation-of-capsicum-anuum-l-sweet-pepper-crop-yield-and-plant-protection
#7
Abhay Kumar, Yigal Elad, Ludmila Tsechansky, Vikas Abrol, Beni Lew, Rivka Offenbach, Ellen R Graber
BACKGROUND: The influence of various biochars on crop yield and disease resistance of Capsicum anuum L. (sweet pepper) under modern, high-input, intensive net house cultivation was tested over the course of 2011 to 2014 in the Arava desert region of Israel. A pot experiment with Lactuca sativa L. (lettuce) grown in the absence of fertilizer employed the 3-year old field trial soils to determine if biochar treatments contributed to soil intrinsic fertility. RESULTS: Biochar amendments resulted in a significant increase in number and weight of pepper fruits over three years...
June 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608227/bimodality-of-stable-and-plastic-traits-in-plants
#8
Josef Fisher, Elad Bensal, Dani Zamir
We discovered an unexpected mode of bimodal distribution of stable and plastic traits, which was consistent for homologous traits of 32 varieties of seven species both in well-irrigated fields and dry conditions. We challenged archived genetic mapping data for 36 fruit, seed, flower and yield traits in tomato and found an unexpected bimodal distribution in one measure of trait variability, the mean coefficient of variation, with some traits being consistently more variable than others. To determine the degree of conservation of this distribution among higher plants, we compared 18 homologous phenotypes, including yield and seed production, across different crop species grown in a common 'crop garden' experiment...
June 12, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600012/flow-diversion-after-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#9
REVIEW
Sabareesh K Natarajan, Hussain Shallwani, Vernard S Fennell, Jeffrey S Beecher, Hakeem J Shakir, Jason M Davies, Kenneth V Snyder, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
Flow diversion after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is the last treatment option for aneurysm occlusion when other methods of aneurysm treatment cannot be used because of the need for dual antiplatelet therapy. The authors' general protocol for treatment selection after aneurysmal SAH is provided to share with readers our approach to securing the aneurysm before embarking flow diversion for primary treatment or delayed adjunctive treatment to primary coiling. The authors' experience with flow diversion after aneurysmal SAH, review of pertinent literature, and the future of flow diversion after aneurysmal SAH are discussed...
July 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598960/relationship-between-serum-glucose-levels-and-intraocular-pressure-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#10
Eytan Cohen, Michal Kramer, Tzippy Shochat, Elad Goldberg, Ilan Krause
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between serum glucose levels and intraocular pressure (IOP) both in subjects with impaired fasting glucose (IFG) as well as in subjects with diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of a cross-sectional sample of 18,406 subjects who underwent routine annual screening at a tertiary medical center in 2000 to 2013 were analyzed. RESULTS: Mean (SD) age of the subjects was 46 (10) years; 68% were male...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585390/type-4-pili-are-dispensable-for-biofilm-development-in-the-cyanobacterium-synechococcus-elongatus
#11
Elad Nagar, Shaul Zilberman, Eleonora Sendersky, Ryan Simkovsky, Eyal Shimoni, Diana Gershtein, Moshe Herzberg, Susan S Golden, Rakefet Schwarz
The hair-like cell appendages denoted as type IV pili are crucial for biofilm formation in diverse eubacteria. The protein complex responsible for type IV pilus assembly is homologous with the type II protein secretion complex. In the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942, the gene Synpcc7942_2071 encodes an ATPase homologue of type II/type IV systems. Here we report that inactivation of Synpcc7942_2071 strongly affected the suite of proteins present in the extracellular milieu (exo-proteome) and eliminated pili observable by electron microscopy...
June 5, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584664/a-review-of-innovations-in-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-surgical-techniques
#12
REVIEW
Achia Nemet, Ala Moshiri, Glenn Yiu, Anat Loewenstein, Elad Moisseiev
Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) requires surgical intervention for its repair. There are variable techniques used for this purpose, and they are all being continuously refined. In this review, we detail the recent innovations in surgical management of RRD and proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583599/serum-concentration-dynamic-of-energy-homeostasis-hormones-leptin-insulin-thyroid-hormones-and-cortisol-throughout-canine-pregnancy-and-lactation
#13
L Cardinali, A Troisi, J P Verstegen, L Menchetti, A Elad Ngonput, C Boiti, S Canello, R Zelli, A Polisca
Pregnancy and lactation represent critical periods of canine reproductive life and different hormones are required to maintain homeostasis and the correct energy requirements. The aim of this study was to evaluate leptin, insulin, triiodotyronine (T3), thyroxin (T4) and cortisol serum concentrations to better describe the canine maternal energy metabolism. Twelve Bloodhound bitches that had at least one litter and were considered to be healthy submitted blood samples every 15 days starting from day 0 (ovulation) throughout pregnancy up to the end of lactation (day 120)...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581497/the-extracellular-matrix-protein-agrin-promotes-heart-regeneration-in-mice
#14
Elad Bassat, Yara Eid Mutlak, Alex Genzelinakh, Ilya Y Shadrin, Kfir Baruch-Umansky, Oren Yifa, David Kain, Dana Rajchman, John Leach, Daria Riabov Bassat, Yael Udi, Rachel Sarig, Irit Sagi, James F Martin, Nenad Bursac, Shenhav Cohen, Eldad Tzahor
The adult mammalian heart is non-regenerative due to the post-mitotic nature of cardiomyocytes. The neonatal mouse heart can regenerate, but only for the first week of life. Here we show that changes in the composition of the extracellular matrix (ECM) during this week can affect cardiomyocyte growth and differentiation in mice. We identify Agrin, a component of neonatal ECM, as required for the full regenerative capacity of neonatal mouse hearts. In vitro, recombinant Agrin promotes the division of mouse and human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes via a mechanism that involves the disassembly of the dystrophin glycoprotein complex and Yap and ERK-mediated signaling...
June 5, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578117/pipeline-embolization-device-in-treatment-of-50-unruptured-large-and-giant-aneurysms
#15
Nimer Adeeb, Christoph J Griessenauer, Hussain Shallwani, Hakeem Shakir, Paul M Foreman, Justin M Moore, Adam Dmytriw, Raghav Gupta, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy, Kenneth Snyder, Mark R Harrigan, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of large (≥ 20 mm) and giant (≥ 25 mm) intracranial aneurysms is challenging, and can be associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) has been effectively used for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms achieving a high rate of complete occlusion. However, its safety and efficacy in treatment of large and giant aneurysms has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of consecutive aneurysms treated with PED between 2009 and 2016 at three academic institutions within the United States was performed...
May 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552748/characterization-of-a-previously-unrecognized-clinical-phenomenon-delayed-shock-following-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-extraction
#16
M D ArwaYounis, Roy Beinart, Nofrat Nehoray, Elad Asher, Shlomy Matetzky, Roy Beigel, Anat Wieder, Michael Glikson, Eyal Nof
BACKGROUND: Transvenous Lead Extraction (TLE) remains a challenging procedure with inherent risk and associated complications. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize and evaluate predictors for delayed shock following a TLE with no intra-procedural complications. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data of 217 consecutive patients who underwent extraction between 2010-2015. The primary end point was sudden onset of shock more than four hours following the completion of the procedure...
May 25, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551936/-a-prospective-study-to-increase-the-awareness-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-internal-medicine-wards
#17
Shikma Visberg, Nagam Hatib, Shira Ginsberg, Amal Nassar, Elad Schiff, Yaniv Dotan
INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) events are a significant risk factor for morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients and 50-75% of the events occur in internal medicine wards. Despite the proven efficiency of prophylactic treatments, their usage in hospitals is underutilized. Multiple studies have shown that only 30-50% of the high risk VTE patients are treated prophylactically. Interventional programs were shown to significantly increase the awareness and hence, the percent of patients treated...
March 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541411/better-outcomes-and-reduced-hospitalization-cost-are-associated-with-ultra-early-treatment-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-a-us-nationwide-data-sample-study
#18
Ashish Sonig, Hussain Shallwani, Sabareesh K Natarajan, Hakeem J Shakir, L Nelson Hopkins, Kenneth V Snyder, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
BACKGROUND: The benefit of surgical treatment of ruptured aneurysms is well established. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether ultra-early ruptured aneurysm treatment leads to not only improved outcomes but also reduced hospitalization cost. METHODS: Using 2008-2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample data, we analyzed demographic, clinical, and hospital factors for nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients who were "directly" admitted to the treating hospital where they underwent intervention (clipping/coiling)...
May 25, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530323/-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-treatment-is-the-pendulum-shifting
#19
REVIEW
Sagit Stern, Elad Dagan, Eran E Alon, Ziv Gil, Gideon Bachar
The incidence of papillary thyroid carcinoma has been on the rise in the past few decades while the disease specific mortality remains stable. During prophylactic central neck dissection (level 6), an average of 60% positive occult lymph nodes metastasis are found, hence the justification for performing a prophylactic central neck dissection. The opponents for performing neck dissection claim that the disease specific mortality is low regardless of the operation and that adding a neck dissection will, significantly, increase surgical morbidity...
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
#20
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
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