Publications by authors named "Adi Lichtenstein"

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Dynamic locking plate vs. cannulated cancellous screw for displaced intracapsular hip fracture: A comparative study.

J Orthop 2021 Mar-Apr;24:15-18. Epub 2021 Feb 12.

Orthopedic Department, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: There is no consensus regarding the optimal device for displaced intracapsular hip fractures. This retrospective study compared two techniques (1) cannulated cancellous screw (CCS), and (2) Targon Femoral Neck (TFN) plate.

Materials And Methods: Data regarding gender, operational data, complications, pain, Quality of life and function scores were retrieved.

Results: 103 patients were included, 42 were treated using CCS, compared to 61 treated using TFN. Operative time shorter for CCS (p = 0.019). Complication rates were not different (p > 0.05).

Conclusion: As CCS method take shorter operating time and reduced costs, CCS should be used for the treatment of displaced ICHF.
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February 2021

Cross-sectional analysis of the associations between fibromyalgia and diabetes mellitus.

Reumatologia 2018 31;56(5):275-278. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: The fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic condition consisting of widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness together with mood and cognitive dysfunction. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common condition causing significant and detrimental morbidity and mortality. Data on the association between the two conditions is scarce and mainly based on small populations therefore lack solid evidence.

Objectives: To evaluate the association of FMS with DM.

Material And Methods: This cross-sectional study used the Clalit Health Services database, the largest Health Maintenance Organization in Israel, serving 4,400,000 members. FMS patients were compared to age- and sex-matched controls regarding chronic comorbid conditions. χ and student's t-tests were used for univariate analysis.

Results: The study included 14,296 FMS patients and 71,324 age- and sex-matched controls. The FMS group had a significantly higher proportion of DM patients compared to non-FMS controls (19.8% and 17.4 respectively; OR 1.17 , 95% CI: 1.12-1.23, < 0.001).

Conclusions: DM was found to be more common amongst FMS patients compared to matched controls to suggest that the pathophysiology of DM might lead a patient to develop FMS. Consequently, physicians treating DM patients should be aware of the possible risk and asses for clinical signs of FMS in order to diagnose and treat it in time to better their patients' quality of life and disease management.
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October 2018

The complexities of fibromyalgia and its comorbidities.

Curr Opin Rheumatol 2018 Jan;30(1):94-100

Department of Medicine 'B', Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer.

Purpose Of Review: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is defined as chronic, widespread musculoskeletal pain and tenderness with concomitant mood and cognitive dysfunction. Several comorbidities have been reported to be associated with FMS. We reviewed the literature concerning the most noteworthy chronic conditions associated with FMS.

Recent Findings: There is mounting evidence displaying the concurrence of fibromyalgia and coexisting medical and psychiatric conditions. Such comorbidities may blur the classical clinical presentations and erroneously lead to misinterpretation of disease activity. The recognition of this fact should be underlined, as misrecognition may lead to excessive therapy and avoidable side-effects of medications on the one hand and to a better handling of FMS on the other hand, leading to improved clinical outcomes.

Summary: A greater proportion of psychiatric and rheumatologic disorders are associated with FMS patients than the population. Consequently, physicians treating patients with either condition should keep in mind that these patients may have such comorbidities and should be treated accordingly.
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January 2018