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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445225/atrial-fibrillation-characteristics-in-patients-on-haemodialysis-vs-peritoneal-dialysis
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Ran Abuhasira, Yuval Mizrakli, Avi Shimony, Victor Novack, Alla Shnaider, Yosef S Haviv
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is highly prevalent in dialysis patients, however whether its impact differs between patients on haemodialysis (HD) vs. peritoneal dialysis (PD) is unknown. We aimed to compare the association of AF and clinical outcomes in different dialysis modalities. We performed a population based retrospective cohort study, including adult patients who initiated dialysis between the years 2002 and 2015. Clinical, echocardiographic and laboratory data were reviewed and correlated with outcomes in HD vs...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439866/mass-media-effect-on-vaccines-uptake-during-silent-polio-outbreak
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Iftach Sagy, Victor Novack, Michael Gdalevich, Dan Greenberg
BACKGROUND: During 2013, isolation of a wild type 1 poliovirus from routine sewage sample in Israel, led to a national OPV campaign. During this period, there was a constant cover of the outbreak by the mass media. AIMS: To investigate the association of media exposure and OPV and non-OPV vaccines uptake during the 2013 silent polio outbreak in Israel. METHODS: We received data on daily immunization rates during the outbreak period from the Ministry of Health (MoH)...
February 10, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398248/epidemiological-characteristics-safety-and-efficacy-of-medical-cannabis-in-the-elderly
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Ran Abuhasira, Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Raphael Mechoulam, Victor Novack
INTRODUCTION: There is a substantial growth in the use of medical cannabis in recent years and with the aging of the population, medical cannabis is increasingly used by the elderly. We aimed to assess the characteristics of elderly people using medical cannabis and to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the treatment. METHODS: A prospective study that included all patients above 65 years of age who received medical cannabis from January 2015 to October 2017 in a specialized medical cannabis clinic and were willing to answer the initial questionnaire...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29394398/response
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Iftach Sagy, Vladimir Zeldetz, Muhammad Abu-Tailakh, Victor Novack
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385542/the-association-between-the-patient-and-the-physician-genders-and-the-likelihood-of-intensive-care-unit-admission-in-hospital-with-restricted-icu-bed-capacity
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Iftach Sagy, Lior Fuchs, Yuval Mizrakli, Shlomi Codish, Liran Politi, Lior Fink, Victor Novack
Background: Despite the evidence that the patient gender is an important component in the intensive care unit (ICU) admission decision, the role of physician gender and the interaction between the two remain unclear. Objective: To investigate the association of both the patient and the physician gender with ICU admission rate of critically-ill emergency department (ED) medical patients in a hospital with restricted ICU bed capacity operates with "closed door" policy...
January 27, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316924/association-of-hospice-utilization-and-publicly-reported-outcomes-following-hospitalization-for-pneumonia-or-heart-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Soowhan Lah, Emily L Wilson, Sarah Beesley, Iftach Sagy, James Orme, Victor Novack, Samuel M Brown
BACKGROUND: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance began collecting and reporting United States hospital performance in the treatment of pneumonia and heart failure in 2008. Whether the utilization of hospice might affect CMS-reported mortality and readmission rates is not known. METHODS: Hospice utilization (mean days on hospice per decedent) for 2012 from the Dartmouth Atlas (a project of the Dartmouth Institute that reports a variety of public health and policy-related statistics) was merged with hospital-level 30-day mortality and readmission rates for pneumonia and heart failure from CMS...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079374/estimations-of-a-degree-of-steroid-induced-leukocytosis-in-patients-with-acute-infections
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Amit Frenkel, Eric Kachko, Karin Cohen, Victor Novack, Nimrod Maimon
BACKGROUND: Glucocorticosteroids (GCS) are known to cause the hematologic effect of leukocytosis and neutrophilia. Leukocytosis is a key parameter in establishing the diagnosis of sepsis and in the estimation of its severity. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the effect of chronic or acute GCS treatment on the level of leukocytosis in patients with acute infectious process. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with an acute infection hospitalized in tertiary medical center between the years 2003-2014...
October 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077789/benzodiazepine-consumption-is-associated-with-lower-blood-pressure-in-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-abpm-retrospective-analysis-of-4938-abpms
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Nitsan Mendelson, Bella Gontmacher, Allina Vodonos, Victor Novack, Muhammad Abu-AjAj, Arik Wolak, Haddar Shalev, Talya Wolak
BACKGROUND: The effect of chronic benzodiazepine use on blood pressure has not been documented. We aimed to evaluate whether regular benzodiazepine use can be associated to the results of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the ABPM database between 2009 and 2015 was performed. The study groups were divided according to benzodiazepine treatment at least 3 months before ABPM. Generalized estimating equation (GEE) model analysis was conducted to estimate the association between benzodiazepine treatment and ABPM test measurements...
October 25, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965037/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-critically-ill-medical-patients-admitted-to-a-tertiary-medical-center-with-restricted-icu-bed-capacity
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Iftach Sagy, Lior Fuchs, Yuval Mizrakli, Shlomi Codish, Liran Politi, Lior Fink, Victor Novack
BACKGROUND: In the emergency department (ED) critically-ill medical patients are treated in the resuscitation room (RR). No studies described the outcomes of critically-ill RR patients admitted to a hospital with low capacity of intensive care unit (ICU) beds. METHODS: We included all medical patients above 18 who were admitted to a RR of a tertiary hospital during 2011-2012. We conducted multivariate logistic and Cox regressions and propensity score (PS) matched analysis to analyze parameters associated with the study outcomes...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957341/efficacy-and-safety-of-sequential-versus-quadruple-therapy-as-second-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Daniela Munteanu, Ohad Etzion, Gil Ben-Yakov, Daniel Halperin, Leslie Eidelman, Doron Schwartz, Victor Novack, Naim Abufreha, Pavel Krugliak, Alexander Rozenthal, Nava Gaspar, Alexander Moshkalo, Vitaly Dizingof, Alexander Fich
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Quadruple therapy is recommended as second-line treatment for Helicobacter pylori eradication failure. However, high cost, multiple side effects, and low adherence rates are major drawbacks to its routine use. Our aim was to compare the efficacy and safety of sequential versus quadruple regimens as second line treatment for persistent Helicobacter pylori infection. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, open label trial was conducted at a large academic, tertiary care center in Israel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869099/impact-of-implementation-of-the-heart-pathway-using-an-electronic-clinical-decision-support-tool-in-a-community-hospital-setting
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Peter B Smulowitz, Yotam Dizitzer, Sarah Tadiri, Lara Thibodeau, Liudvikas Jagminas, Victor Novack
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859952/predictors-of-post-colonoscopy-emergency-department-use
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Laurie B Grossberg, Alina Vodonos, Konstantinos Papamichael, Victor Novack, Mandeep Sawhney, Daniel A Leffler
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Unplanned hospital visits within 7 days of colonoscopy were recently proposed as a quality measure. It is unknown whether patient, procedure, or endoscopist characteristics predict post-colonoscopy emergency department (ED) visits. Our aim was to determine the incidence and relatedness of ED visits within 7 days of colonoscopy and to identify predictors of post-colonoscopy ED use. METHODS: In this retrospective, single-center, cohort study, we evaluated outpatient colonoscopies performed at a tertiary academic medical center or affiliated facility between January 2008 and September 2013...
August 30, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837902/estimating-daily-minimum-maximum-and-mean-near-surface-air-temperature-using-hybrid-satellite-models-across-israel
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Adar Rosenfeld, Michael Dorman, Joel Schwartz, Victor Novack, Allan C Just, Itai Kloog
Meteorological stations measure air temperature (Ta) accurately with high temporal resolution, but usually suffer from limited spatial resolution due to their sparse distribution across rural, undeveloped or less populated areas. Remote sensing satellite-based measurements provide daily surface temperature (Ts) data in high spatial and temporal resolution and can improve the estimation of daily Ta. In this study we developed spatiotemporally resolved models which allow us to predict three daily parameters: Ta Max (day time), 24h mean, and Ta Min (night time) on a fine 1km grid across the state of Israel...
November 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795077/sensitive-molecular-diagnostics-for-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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Orli Sagi, Anat Berkowitz, Shlomi Codish, Victor Novack, Aviv Rashti, Fouad Akad, Yonat Shemer-Avni
BACKGROUND: Rapid diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and identification of Leishmania species is highly important for the disease management. In Israel, CL is caused mainly by Leishmania major and Leishmania tropica species. METHODS: We established an easy to handle point of care lesion-swabbing, combined with a highly sensitive multiplex real time PCR (multiplex qPCR) for accurate and rapid diagnosis of Leishmania species. RESULTS: Using three probes: one general for: Leishmania species, and two specific for L major, and L tropica, we screened 1783 clinical samples collected during two years...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735151/do-air-pollution-and-neighborhood-greenness-exposures-improve-the-predicted-cardiovascular-risk
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Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Itai Kloog, Victor Novack
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies show associations between exposure to Particulate Matter and Cardiovascular disease (CVD). Current cardiovascular equations incorporate the major risk factors for CVD. The patients' environment, however, is not incorporated in these equations. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis, we assessed the contribution of neighborhood greenness and particulate matter (coarse-PM and PM<2.5μm-PM2.5) to the development of CVD by analyzing the change in prediction abilities...
October 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681644/the-effect-of-ards-on-survival-do-patients-die-from-ards-or-with-ards
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Lior Fuchs, Mengling Feng, Victor Novack, Joon Lee, Jonathan Taylor, Daniel Scott, Michael Howell, Leo Celi, Daniel Talmor
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the contribution of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in of itself to mortality among ventilated patients. DESIGN AND SETTING: A longitudinal retrospective study of ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients. PATIENTS: The analysis included patients ventilated for more than 48 hours. Patients were classified as having ARDS on admission (early-onset ARDS), late-onset ARDS (ARDS not present during the first 24 hours of admission), or no ARDS...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681542/hospital-volume-and-mortality-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-creation-in-the-united-states
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Ammar Sarwar, Lujia Zhou, Victor Novack, Elliot B Tapper, Michael Curry, Raza Malik, Muneeb Ahmed
The link between higher procedure volume and better outcomes for surgical procedures is well established. We aimed to determine whether procedure volume affected inpatient mortality in patients undergoing transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). An epidemiological analysis of an all-payer database recording hospitalizations during 2013 in the United States (Nationwide Readmissions Database) was performed. All patients ≥ 18 years old undergoing TIPS during a hospital admission (n = 5529) without concurrent or prior liver transplantation were selected...
July 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642012/evaluation-of-a-device-combining-an-inferior-vena-cava-filter-and-a-central-venous-catheter-for-preventing-pulmonary-embolism-among-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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Victor F Tapson, Joshua P Hazelton, John Myers, Claudia Robertson, Ramyar Gilani, Julie A Dunn, Marko Bukur, Martin A Croce, Ann Peick, Sonlee West, Lawrence Lottenberg, Jay Doucet, Preston R Miller, Bruce Crookes, Rajesh R Gandhi, Chasen A Croft, Anthony Manasia, Brian A Hoey, Howard Lieberman, Oscar D Guillamondegui, Victor Novack, Gregory Piazza, Samuel Z Goldhaber
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and safety of a novel device that combines an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and central venous catheter (CVC) for prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective, single-arm clinical trial, the device was inserted at the bedside without fluoroscopy and subsequently retrieved before transfer from the intensive care unit (ICU). The primary efficacy endpoint was freedom from clinically significant PE or fatal PE 72 hours after device removal or discharge, whichever occurred first...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611878/physician-variability-in-management-of-emergency-department-patients-with-chest-pain
#19
Peter B Smulowitz, Orit Barrett, Matthew M Hall, Shamai A Grossman, Edward A Ullman, Victor Novack
INTRODUCTION: Chest pain is a common emergency department (ED) presentation accounting for 8-10 million visits per year in the United States. Physician-level factors such as risk tolerance are predictive of admission rates. The recent advent of accelerated diagnostic pathways and ED observation units may have an impact in reducing variation in admission rates on the individual physician level. METHODS: We conducted a single-institution retrospective observational study of ED patients with a diagnosis of chest pain as determined by diagnostic code from our hospital administrative database...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538437/single-operator-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheter-insertion-verifies-proper-tip-placement
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Ori Galante, Tzachi Slutsky, Lior Fuchs, Alexander Smoliakov, Yuval Mizrakli, Victor Novack, Evgeni Brotfein, Moti Klein, Amit Frenkel, Leonid Koifman, Yaniv Almog
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether a single-operator ultrasound-guided, right-sided, central venous catheter insertion verifies proper placement and shortens time to catheter utilization. DESIGN: Prospective observational study with historical controls. SETTING: Adult ICUs. PATIENTS: Sixty-four consecutive patients undergoing ultrasound-assisted right-sided central venous catheterization compared with 92 serial historic controls who had unassisted central catheter insertion at the same sites...
October 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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