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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661659/the-association-between-heat-waves-and-other-meteorological-parameters-and-snakebites-israel-national-study
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Sagi Shashar, Maayan Yitshak-Sade, Roman Sonkin, Victor Novack, Eli Jaffe
BACKGROUND: Published annual estimates report a global burden of 2.5 million snakebite cases and >100,000 deaths. In Israel, envenomations are the third most frequent cause of poisonings that are of moderate to major clinical severity. Most studies focus on the clinical descriptions of snakebites in tropical climates, and we sought to investigate the association between snakebite frequency and meteorological parameters. OBJECTIVE: We sought to investigate the seasonality of snakebites and evaluate the association between increasingly common heat waves and other meteorological parameters and snakebite frequency in a semiarid nontropical climate...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624524/blood-pressure-coefficient-of-variation-and-its-association-with-cardiac-surgical-outcomes
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Sayuri P Jinadasa, Ariel Mueller, Varesh Prasad, Kathirvel Subramaniam, Thomas Heldt, Victor Novack, Balachundhar Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies completed in the ambulatory nonsurgical setting show a significant association between short- and long-term blood pressure variability and poor outcomes. However, perioperative blood pressure variability outcomes have not been well studied, especially in the cardiac surgical setting. In this study, we sought to assess whether systolic and mean arterial blood pressure variability were associated with 30-day mortality and in-hospital renal failure in patients undergoing cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass...
April 5, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482741/prospective-analysis-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-medical-cannabis-in-large-unselected-population-of-patients-with-cancer
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Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Raphael Mechoulam, Violeta Lederman, Mario Hilou, Ori Lencovsky, Oded Betzalel, Liat Shbiro, Victor Novack
BACKGROUND: Cancer is a major public health problem as the leading cause of death. Palliative treatment aimed to alleviate pain and nausea in patients with advanced disease is a cornerstone of oncology. In 2007, the Israeli Ministry of Health began providing approvals for medical cannabis for the palliation of cancer symptoms. The aim of this study is to characterize the epidemiology of cancer patients receiving medical cannabis treatment and describe the safety and efficacy of this therapy...
March 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482738/medical-cannabis-what-physicians-need-to-know
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EDITORIAL
Victor Novack
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
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)...
March 14, 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...
February 2018: 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
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