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[TOPICAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AGENTS FOR DRY EYE DISEASE].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):130-135

Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Introduction: Dry eye disease (dry eye) is a multifactorial disorder of the ocular surface. Dry eye is one of the most frequent ocular disorders, affecting 5% to 50% of the entire population at all ages. Evidence suggests that inflammation and hyperosmolarity are considered core mechanisms in the development of dry eye. Read More

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February 2019

[NEW LENSES IN MODERN CATARACT SURGERY].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):126-129

Department of Ophthalmology, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: During cataract surgery the natural opaque crystalline lens is replaced by an artificial intraocular lens that compensates for the optical loss following lens removal. The conventional intraocular lens is mono-focal and necessarily requires spectacle correction for the clear vision at various foci in the same eye. In recent years a variety of intraocular lenses were developed including multifocal (bifocal and trifocal), "toric" lenses to correct corneal astigmatism, lenses with extended depth of focus and their combinations. Read More

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February 2019

[INTRAVITREAL INJECTION - A SMALL PROCEDURE FOR THE EYE, A GIANT LEAP FOR OPHTHALMOLOGY].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):121-125

Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Medical Center.

Introduction: Intravitreal injections are the most common therapeutic procedures in ophthalmology. These injections allow intraocular delivery of drugs that are highly effective for the treatment of a variety of retinal diseases. The procedure is short and simple, has an excellent local and systemic safety profile, and enables restoration and preservation of visual acuity in a large number of patients. Read More

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February 2019

[CHILDHOOD GLAUCOMA].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):115-120

Department of Ophthalmology, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa.

Introduction: "Childhood glaucoma" is a heterogenic group of diseases, characterized by elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) associated with optic-disc damage and other ocular comorbidities. Diagnosis requires two or more of the following: elevated IOP, optic nerve damage, enlarged cornea or Descemet's membrane ruptures, enlarged eye, high myopia and visual field defects. Childhood glaucoma is classified as primary if it occurs as an isolated ocular disease, and secondary, when the disease occurs along with other ocular anomalies or systemic diseases such as Neurofibromatosis and Sturge-Weber, or with acquired conditions such as uveitis complications, ocular trauma, cataract surgery, as well as from systemic and ocular steroid use. Read More

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February 2019
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[DEMODEX PARASITES AND CHRONIC BLEPHARITIS].

Authors:
Itay Lavy

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):112-114

Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Introduction: In the current issue of 'Harefuah', Livny et al present an article on the prevalence of Demodex parasites in patients with chronic blepharitis and healthy controls in Israel. This prospective case controlled study describes the quantitative connection between the number of parasites found on 6-8 sample eyelashes and chronic blepharitis, one of the most prevalent conditions in the general population and especially prevalent in the ophthalmologist office visits. Blepharitis symptoms may vary from being asymptomatic, chronic condition, dry eye, and sometimes even a severe compromise of ocular surface with a morbid impact on patient quality of life. Read More

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February 2019

[UNUSUAL VITREOUS DETACHMENT].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):109-111

Ocular Oncology Service - The Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Introduction: A 49 years old patient with a history of brachytherapy for choroidal melanoma was referred to the ocular emergency room for suspected recurrence due to pigment in the vitreous cavity. On examination, pigmented vitreous secondary to posterior vitreous detachment with traction from the atrophic tumor was observed with no evidence of recurrence. Read More

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February 2019

[IDIOPATHIC RETINAL VASCULITIS - THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN A CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC OCULAR DISEASE, ITS THERAPY AND THE PATIENT].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):105-108

Uveitis and Ophthalmic Pathology Service Department of Ophthalmology, Rambam Medical Center.

Introduction: This is an article on a six year follow-up of a patient diagnosed with idiopathic retinal vasculitis. Her medical history, symptoms and findings are presented in detail, related to the diagnostic investigations and the resulting diagnosis. Patient follow-up was marked with repeated attempts to utilize steroid sparing strategies including antimetabolites such as Methotrexate and mycophenolate Mofetyl with only limited success. Read More

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February 2019

[OPHTHALMIC MANIFESTATIONS OF SILENT SINUS SYNDROME].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):101-104

Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.

Aims: To describe 7 case reports of "silent sinus syndrome" (SSS) cases and review the literature on this topic.

Methods: A retrospective review of 7 consecutive cases of SSS seen by the authors from 2005 to 2017. Data collected included patient demographics, clinical presentation, imaging findings, surgery performed, outcome and follow up. Read More

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February 2019

[TREATMENT DILEMMAS IN FULMINANT INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):96-100

Department of Ophthalmology, Barzilai University Medical Center, Israel.

Introduction: Fulminant intracranial hypertension is a rare, acute presentation of idiopathic intracranial hypertension with rapid and devastating visual loss that can lead to blindness. As vision deteriorates quickly and often irreversibly, prevention of further visual loss requires emergent treatment to decrease intracranial pressure. The case presented is that of an 18 years old male with new symptoms of headaches and visual obscurations that had rapid progressive visual loss with findings of severe bilateral swollen discs. Read More

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February 2019
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[THE ISRAELI INHERITED RETINAL DISEASES CONSORTIUM (IIRDC)- CLINICAL-GENETIC MAPPING AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):91-95

Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.

Introduction: The sense of vision is highly important for humans and its loss markedly affects function and quality of life. Many inherited retinal diseases (IRDs) cause visual loss due to dysfunction or progressive degeneration of photoreceptor cells. These diseases show clinical and genetic heterogeneity. Read More

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February 2019

[PREVALENCE OF DEMODEX PARASITES IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC BLEPHARITIS AND HEALTHY CONTROLS IN ISRAEL].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):87-90

Department of Ophthalmology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah-Tikva, Israel.

Introduction: Previous studies demonstrated the potential pathogenic relationship between infestation of the eyelashes by the parasite Demodex and chronic blepharitis, whereas other studies did not demonstrate such relations and concluded that Demodex is a normal eyelid flora.

Aims: This study examines the prevalence of Demodex in patients with blepharitis compared to a healthy control group in Israel, in order to further explore and establish its pathogenic role in cases of chronic blepharitis.

Methods: A case-control study was conducted including 110 participants: 60 patients with chronic blepharitis attending a tertiary medical center and 50 subjects with no signs of blepharitis. Read More

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February 2019

[PREVALENCE OF ASTIGMATISM BEFORE ROUTINE CATARACT SURGERY: COMPARISON BETWEEN BEDOUIN AND JEWISH POPULATION IN SOUTHERN ISRAEL].

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):82-86

Department of Ophthalmology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Objectives: To assess the prevalence of corneal astigmatism among patients before routine cataract surgery and overall ocular difference between Jewish and Bedouin population in the south of Israel.

Methods: Retrospective research collecting biometric information from IOLMaster (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Germany) in patients attending cataract surgery at Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel between the years 2015 -2016.

Results: Mean corneal astigmatism among all cohorts was 1. Read More

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February 2019

[OPHTHALMOLOGY - FACING THE FUTURE].

Authors:
Dan D Gaton

Harefuah 2019 Feb;158(2):80-81

Rabin Medical Center - Beilinson Hospital.

Introduction: This special issue of HaRefuah is dedicated to Ophthalmology facing the future. This dynamic and forever innovative field of medicine is in a constant state of development in all its sub-specialties. In ophthalmology we often witness immediate rewarding results of treatment and surgery, having a huge impact on one of the most important senses, namely improving sight, stopping deterioration and preventing blindness. Read More

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February 2019

[HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRIC INJURY: MECHANISM OF INJURY, CLINICAL FEATURES AND INITIAL EVALUATION.]

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):65-69

Trauma Unit, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Introduction: Electrical injury is an infrequent but potentially devastating form of multisystem injury associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite significant improvement in injury prevention and implementation of safety protocols at work places, electrical injury accounts for more than 500 deaths per year in the United States with a mortality rate of 10-30%. Electrical injuries are traditionally divided into low-voltage electric power injuries (less than 1,000V) and high-voltage )more than 1,000V). Read More

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January 2019
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[MINIMALLY INVASIVE GLAUCOMA SURGERIES].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):60-64

Ophthalmology Department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.

Introduction: The goal of all glaucoma surgery is to lower eye pressure to prevent or reduce damage to the optic nerve. Standard glaucoma surgeries - trabeculectomy, ExPRESS shunts and external tube-shunts like the Ahmed and Baerveldt valves - are major surgeries. While they are very often effective at lowering eye pressure and preventing progression of glaucoma, they have a long list of potential complications. Read More

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January 2019
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[VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM DURING PREGNANCY AND THE PUERPERIUM - WHO? WHEN? AND HOW TO TREAT?]

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):53-59

Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Introduction: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially life-threatening medical condition during pregnancy and the puerperium. During pregnancy, the risk of VTE is increased four to tenfold compared to non-pregnant women of comparable age. The risk is even higher in the puerperium. Read More

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January 2019
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[THE ROLE OF COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH END STAGE RENAL DISEASE].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):48-52

Management Department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.

Introduction: The number of dialysis patients is consistently growing and the dialysis population is aging. Of all age groups of dialysis patients, the higher prevalence rate is in the elderly group (aged 75 years and older). The elderly patients have a high rate of comorbidities. Read More

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January 2019
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[WHEN IT SNOWS ALL YEAR ROUND - VISUAL SNOW].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):44-47

Ophthalmology Department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.

Introduction: Visual snow is a neurological condition manifested as a prolonged visual experience of small flickering dots encompassing the entire visual field with additional visual and sensory-neural symptoms. The pathogenesis of this disturbance is unknown, although much progress has been made in recent years. The disturbance has been better defined and characterized. Read More

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January 2019
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[PREFERENCES OF PARENTS FOR PEDIATRIC INPATIENT WARD PHYSICIAN'S ATTIRE].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):41-43

Departments of Pediatrics, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Background: The preferred attire for physicians has not been defined to date. In Israel, where casual attire is acceptable in most circumstances, patients' preferences have not yet been systematically evaluated.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study that was designed to evaluate parents' preferences for physicians' attire in a pediatric inpatient ward. Read More

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January 2019
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[DIRECT ADMISSION OF STEMI PATIENTS TO THE CARDIAC CARE UNIT VERSUS ADMISSION VIA THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT FOR PRIMARY CORONARY INTERVENTION IMPROVES SHORT AND LONG-TERM SURVIVAL].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):35-40

Heart Institute, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel, affiliated to the Bruce Rappaport School of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa - Israel.

Introduction: Shortening door-to-balloon time intervals in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is necessary in order to limit myocardial damage. Direct admission to the cardiac care unit (CCU) facilitates this goal. We compared characteristics and short- and long-term mortality of PPCI-treated STEMI patients admitted directly to the CCU with those admitted via the emergency department (ED). Read More

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January 2019
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[THE PROLIFERATIVE EFFECT OF DENDRITIC CELLS IN OVARIAN CANCER AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE IGF SIGNALING PATHWAY].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):30-34

Gynecologic Oncology Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Introduction: Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the principal cause of death from gynecologic cancer in developed countries. While surgery and chemotherapy can improve survival, the mortality and morbidity rates remain significantly high. The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis has been shown to play an important part in carcinogenesis of several human malignancies. Read More

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January 2019
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[INFECTIOUS DISEASE ASSESSMENT OF TERM INFANTS WITH RISK FACTORS - EVALUATION OF NECESSITY AND METHODS OF PREVENTION].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):25-29

The Neonatal Department, The Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, affiliated with the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, The Technion, Haifa.

Aims: To characterize the demography of infants for whom blood tests were indicated due to perinatal risk factors for infection and to elaborate on ways to minimize these invasive tests.

Methods: A retrospective study based on an analysis of the medical records of term and late-preterm infants born between January 1st, 2013 and December 31st, 2015, for whom blood cultures were indicated due to maternal risk factors.

Results: The study included 583 infants. Read More

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January 2019
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[CONTRIBUTION OF CONVENTIONAL CHEST/ABDOMINAL PLAIN FILMS FOR THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS IN PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUS ABDOMINAL SURGERIES, WHO HAVE SUSPECTED GASTROINTESTINAL PERFORATION].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):21-24

The Surgical Division, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Introduction: Gastrointestinal perforation is a well-known phenomenon among patients presented to emergency rooms. Common causes for perforation are gastric and duodenal ulcers, colon tumors and trauma. Some patients are operated on immediately due to the clear clinical picture of acute abdomen. Read More

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January 2019
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[WAITING TIME FOR SURGICAL FIXATION OF FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES: DOES A DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUP PAYMENT METHOD MATTER?]

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):16-20

Division of Orthopedics, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Background: Early surgical fixation of femoral neck factures in elderly patients has been suggested to decrease morbidity and mortality and to improve treatment outcome. This study evaluates the effect of the implementation of a diagnosis-related group payment method in our hospital on waiting time for surgery and the short-term outcomes of elderly patients following surgical fixation of hip fractures.

Methods: Demographic and clinical characteristics of 75 consecutive patients, who underwent surgery for hip fracture in our hospital, before the implementation of a diagnosis-related group payment method, were compared with those of 75 consecutive patients, who were operated on after the implementation of the payment system. Read More

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January 2019
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[CHRONIC Q FEVER IN PATIENTS AT THE HILLEL YAFFE MEDICAL CENTER - THREE YEARS OF FOLLOW UP].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):12-15

Infectious Diseases Unit, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera.

Introduction: Q fever is an acute zoonotic infection, which in some cases is complicated by a chronic disease. Diagnosis is based on serology, and in patients with a chronic disease, the source of infection must be investigated.

Aims: To describe patients with chronic Q fever, who were treated at the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center: risk factors, course of the disease, and serological findings. Read More

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January 2019
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[CORRELATION BETWEEN MRI AND ARTHROSCOPIC FINDINGS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF KNEE PATHOLOGY IN YOUNG AND ADULT PATIENTS].

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):7-11

Orthopedic Surgery Department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.

Background: MRI is increasingly used as a diagnostic tool for sports injuries involving the knees before referral to arthroscopy.

Objectives: Since degenerative changes increase with age, we aimed to evaluate whether age affects the accuracy of MRI.

Methods: This is a retrospective study of patients with knee injury whose evaluation included both MRI and arthroscopy. Read More

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January 2019
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[HILLEL YAFFE MEDICAL CENTER - SIXTY YEARS OF ADVANCEMENT].

Authors:
Alon Nevet

Harefuah 2019 Jan;158(1):4-6

Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera.

Introduction: The Hillel Yaffe Medical Center began its journey sixty years ago. Since its early days, the hospital's dedicated teams have struggled to bridge the gaps between limited resources and their uncompromising desire to meet patients' needs. Today, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center possesses more than five hundred beds in approximately eighty departments and units and dozens of ambulatory clinics. Read More

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January 2019
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[ELDERLY HOSPITALIZED FEBRILE PATIENTS WITH A SUSPECTED URINARY TRACT INFECTION: DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACH].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):802-806

Unit of Clinical Utility, Laniado Hospital, Netanya.

Introduction: Since the urinary tract is thought to be one of the common sources of fever in hospitalized geriatric patients, urine analysis and urine cultures are routinely ordered in patients with and without urinary tract symptoms. The widespread lack of understanding of the uncertainties in the diagnosis and treatment of a symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) leads to unnecessary laboratory testing, and inappropriate antibiotic therapy. We present evidence for the following proposal that on the one hand will limit urine cultures and unnecessary antibiotic therapy without compromising patient safety and on the other hand will ensure proper antibiotic therapy. Read More

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December 2018
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[THE PARADIGM SHIFT IN MEDICINE FOLLOWING THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):797-801

Medical Research Infrastructure Development, Sheba Medical Center Fund.

Introduction: A tremendous paradigm shift is occurring in the field of medicine. This is because the forward momentum in the evolving sphere of digital medicine has opened up new worlds of discovery that all fuse together to form a tsunami of innovation, along with sociological and social changes. The exponential rate of technological change creates profound sociological changes and these dynamics affect the medical field. Read More

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December 2018
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[PRIMARY BILIARY CHOLANGITIS: THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IN THE MODERN ERA].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):791-796

Gastroenterology Institute, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, affiliated to the Ruth and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.

Introduction: Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is a progressive, autoimmune cholestatic liver disease, predominantly affecting middle-aged women. Hallmark features include a persistent elevation of cholestatic liver enzymes, presence of anti-mitochondrial antibodies and characteristic histologic findings. PBC has a varied course of progression, ranging from mild uncomplicated disease to aggressive disease leading to cirrhosis and resulting in the need for liver transplantation. Read More

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December 2018
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[STRIAE GRAVIDARUM - ETIOLOGY, PREVALENCE AND TREATMENT].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):787-790

Helen Schneider's Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva.

Introduction: Striae gravidarum is the second most prevalent skin manifestation after skin pigmentation during pregnancy. Its etiology is uncertain, but it is assumed that changes in the structure of collagen, mediated by hormonal changes during pregnancy, are the causative factor. These marks normally appear during the third trimester of pregnancy and disappear several months after delivery. Read More

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December 2018
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[INTERVENTIONS FOR SUPPORTING WOMEN TO STOP SMOKING IN PREGNANCY].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):783-786

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Rambam Health Care Campus, affiliated with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Introduction: Smoking during pregnancy is a public health problem because of the many adverse effects associated with it. These include intrauterine growth restriction, placenta previa, abruptio placentae, decreased maternal thyroid function, preterm premature rupture of membranes, low birth weight, perinatal mortality, and ectopic pregnancy. An estimated 5-8% of pre-term deliveries, 13-19% of term deliveries of infants with low birth weight, 23-34% cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and 5-7% of preterm-related infant deaths can be attributed to prenatal maternal smoking. Read More

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December 2018
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[FUTURE CHALLENGES OF MEDICAL EDUCATION].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):779-782

Department of Health Policy Research, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

Introduction: Medical education faces three challenges: those related to admission policies to medical schools (can "non-academic" qualifications such as compassion and social orientation be identified?), the clinical learning environment (is "bedside" teaching the optimal way to impart clinical skills?) and the duration of medical training (can it be shortened?). I believe that over the next decades, the assessment of "non-academic" qualifications in screening medical school candidates will be the subject of critical review, and may even be canceled; the limitations of the hospital learning environment will lead to the transfer of clinical training to community clinics; and that an effort will be made to reduce the duration of medical training by splitting the curriculum into distinct career tracks, such as primary medicine, biomedical research and diagnosis by ancillary testing, secondary and tertiary clinical medicine, and epidemiology and public health. Read More

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December 2018
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[TREATMENT WITH DUAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY FOR SECONDARY PREVENTION OF STROKE - PROS AND CONS].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):773-778

Internal Medicine Department - Gimel.

Introduction: The role of dual antiplatelet therapy combining aspirin and clopidogrel, is controversial. There are two settings in which such treatment might be considered: (a) patients presenting with a first ischemic event at high risk for a recurrence; and (b) patients who experience a second ischemic event while being treated with aspirin or clopidogrel monotherapy. In this paper we review the literature dealing with secondary prevention of ischemic stroke, with an emphasis on dual antiplatelet therapy. Read More

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December 2018
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[THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN URINE RESIDUAL VOLUME AT ADMISSION AND THE OUTCOMES OF HOSPITALIZED ELDERLY MEN WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTION].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):769-772

Department of Internal Medicine "C", Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Petah-Tikva, Israel.

Background: Early assessment of urine residual volume (URV) at admission is essential in elderly men with urinary tract infection (UTI). Large URV might predispose these patients to subsequent complications; nevertheless, only scarce data are available concerning the impact of URV on the outcomes of elderly men with UTI.

Objectives: To determine the impact of URV on the outcomes of elderly men hospitalized with UTI, including:  bacteremia rates, length of hospital stay, short and long-term mortality. Read More

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December 2018
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[PULMONARY EMBOLISM IN A PATIENT WITH KLINEFELTER SYNDROME].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):767-768

Department of Medicine 'B', Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer.

Introduction: Klinefelter syndrome (47, XXY) is the most common chromosomal aberration in males. It occurs in 0.15% of newborn males. Read More

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December 2018
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[THE PATIENT AND THERAPIST`S EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALIZATION].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):763-766

Beer Yaakov-Ness Ziona Mental Health Center.

Introduction: As part of the psychiatric hospitalization, the patients who face severe mental illness, suffer from considerable emotional distress, extreme behavioral changes, and at times are in danger to themselves and others. By virtue of the Law for the Treatment of the Mentally Ill, psychiatric treatment is sometimes given under coercion. This abnormal situation produces complex conflicts in the therapeutic relationship. Read More

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December 2018

[A COMPARISON OF THE BLUEPRINT FOR THE STEP 1 FAMILY MEDICINE CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION AND THE CONTENT OF FAMILY PRACTICE MEDICAL ENCOUNTERS IN ISRAEL].

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):758-762

Clalit Health Services and Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Background: Since 1970, written (Step 1) and oral (Step 2) examinations have been part of the requirements for board certification in Israel.

Objectives: To compare the content of Step 1 examinations in family medicine, that was derived from their blueprints in 2010-2016, with the content of family practice in the Jerusalem district in 2015, that was derived from the electronic database of Clalit Health Services.

Results: (a) The blueprints indicated that a Step 1 examination totaled 150 items. Read More

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December 2018
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[IMAJ - medical research in Israel 2018].

Authors:
Eitan Israeli

Harefuah 2018 Dec;157(12):748-750

Biohazard Ltd 40 Bar-Kochva st. Ramat-Gan 52362, Israel.

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December 2018
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[FETAL LIFE IN THREE DIMENSIONS].

Authors:
Israel Shapiro

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):738-739

Unit of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

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November 2018
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[IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF) TREATMENT IN ISRAEL: THE PUBLIC FUNDING POLICY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):731-737

Women and Children's Health Research Unit, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research Ltd, Tel Hashomer.

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November 2018
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[HOW DID ISRAEL BECOME AN "IVF NATION": 40 YEARS SINCE LOUISE BROWN'S BIRTH, THE FIRST IN VITRO FERTILIZATION BABY].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):726-730

Hadassah Medical Center.

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November 2018
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[HYPNOSIS AND SELF-HYPNOSIS IN THE PRACTICE OF GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS AND FERTILITY].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):721-725

Integrative Health Services.

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November 2018

[LABOR INDUCTION BY ORAL MISOPROSTOL - EFFECTIVE, SAFE, EASY TO ADMINISTRATE AND INEXPENSIVE].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):716-720

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

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November 2018
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[MENSTRUAL SYNCHRONY, MYTH OR TRUTH?]

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):712-715

Clalit Health Care Services, Israel northern district and Bar Ilan Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Safed, Israel.

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November 2018
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[BAD DESIGN IN THE HUMAN EMBRYO - EVOLUTION IN PRACTICE].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):707-711

Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Rambam Health Care campus and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.

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November 2018

[HPV TEST SCREENING FOR THE DETECTION OF PRECANCEROUS CERVICAL LESIONS AND CERVICAL CANCER].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):704-706

Maccabi Health Services, Israel.

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November 2018
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[TRIPLET PREGNANCY AFTER SINGLE FROZEN-THAWED EMBRYO TRANSFER IN IVF].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):701-703

Fertility and IVF Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheba, Israel. Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

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November 2018

[COMPARISON OF TWO APPROACHES FOR PLACENTA ACCRETA: UTERINE PRESERVATION VERSUS CESAREAN HYSTERECTOMY].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):696-700

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Galilee Medical Center, affiliated with the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel.

Aims: To compare the maternal and newborn outcome between cases that underwent conservative surgery with uterine preservation (Group A) to cesarean hysterectomy (Group B).

Background: Placenta accreta defines abnormally adherent and invasive placentation into the myometrium and in some cases invades adjacent organs. In recent years the incidence of placenta accreta cases has risen due to the increasing prevalence of cesarean delivery. Read More

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November 2018
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