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Characteristics Related to Choice of Obstetrician-Gynecologist among Women of Ethiopian Descent in Israel.

Healthcare (Basel) 2020 Oct 30;8(4). Epub 2020 Oct 30.

Department of Health Systems Management, School of Health Sciences, Ariel University, 40700 Ariel, Israel.

Background: Patient satisfaction with the quality of health care services is complex with many known factors impacting upon satisfaction, among them the choice of physician. Previous studies examined characteristics of a woman's choice of gynecologist, but information regarding reasons for these choices among women of Ethiopian descent is lacking. The objective of this study was to identify characteristics related preference of an obstetrician-gynecologist based on gender among women of Ethiopian descent. Read More

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October 2020

Gestational diabetes risk in a multi-ethnic population.

Acta Diabetol 2020 Mar 7;57(3):263-269. Epub 2019 Sep 7.

Unit of Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Aims: To compare gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) risk among two ethnic minority groups, with high type-2 diabetes (T2DM) prevalence, as compared to the Jewish population majority group.

Methods: A historical cohort study was conducted using clinical data collected between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2011. The study sample included 20-45-year-old women; 2938 Ethiopian, 5849 Arab and 5156 non-Ethiopian Jewish women. Read More

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Valvular Heart Disease in a Young Israeli Ethiopian Immigrant Population From the Gondar Region With Implications for Rheumatic Heart Disease.

Front Public Health 2018 14;6:130. Epub 2018 May 14.

Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Tel Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Background: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) among Ethiopian school children was recently found to be 1.4%. Immigration of the Jewish population from the Gondar region to Israel created an opportunity for further enquiry. Read More

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Israel transcutaneous bilirubin nomogram predicts significant hyperbilirubinemia.

J Perinatol 2017 12 31;37(12):1315-1318. Epub 2017 Aug 31.

Department of Neonatology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Objective: We constructed a transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) nomogram to represent major sectors of the Israeli population. We studied the risk of hyperbilirubinemia, defined as meeting the requirements for phototherapy, per percentile risk category.

Study Design: Newborns ⩾36 weeks gestation were tested daily for TcB, using Drager JM-103 devices, during birth hospitalization. Read More

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December 2017

Immigration to Israel during childhood is associated with diabetes at adolescence: a study of 2.7 million adolescents.

Diabetologia 2017 11 19;60(11):2226-2230. Epub 2017 Aug 19.

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

Aims/hypothesis: Immigration studies can shed light on diabetes pathogenesis and risk factors. To this end, we investigated the association between age at immigration and diabetes occurrence at adolescence among immigrants to Israel.

Methods: We analysed cross-sectional data on 2,721,767 Jewish adolescents assessed for mandatory military service at approximately 17 years of age between 1967 and 2014. Read More

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November 2017

The phenotypic spectrum of ARHGEF9 includes intellectual disability, focal epilepsy and febrile seizures.

J Neurol 2017 Jul 15;264(7):1421-1425. Epub 2017 Jun 15.

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

Mutations or structural genomic alterations of the X-chromosomal gene ARHGEF9 have been described in male and female patients with intellectual disability. Hyperekplexia and epilepsy were observed to a variable degree, but incompletely described. Here, we expand the phenotypic spectrum of ARHGEF9 by describing a large Ethiopian-Jewish family with epilepsy and intellectual disability. Read More

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Q-Switched Nd:YAG Laser Removal of Facial Amateur Tattoos in Patients With Fitzpatrick Type VI: Case Series.

J Drugs Dermatol 2016 Nov;15(11):1448-1452

Introduction: Q-switched neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) lasers are reported to be gold standard for laser tattoo removal. In particular, the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm is widely recognized for the removal of blue/black amateur tattoos. However, treatment modalities in Fitzpatrick Type VI skin carry a greater risk of complications including alterations in pigmentation compared to fairer skin (Fitzpatrick Type I-IV skin). Read More

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November 2016

Ethiopian-Israeli community.

Jonah B Cohen

BMJ Case Rep 2016 Sep 2;2016. Epub 2016 Sep 2.

Medical School for International Health, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

The Ethiopian-Jewish community in Israel is an immigrant population numbering 131 400 as of 2012. Many arrived from 1980 to 1992 by airborne operations coordinated by the Israeli government. Immigration was prompted by Israeli recognition of the community's Jewish citizenship eligibility status. Read More

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September 2016

Resource loss, resource gain, PTSD, and dissociation among Ethiopian immigrants in Israel.

Scand J Psychol 2016 Aug 13;57(4):328-37. Epub 2016 Jun 13.

Department of Social Work, Zefat Academic College, Israel.

The aim of this study was to examine the loss and gain of resources, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociation among Jewish Ethiopian immigrants in Israel following exposure to stressful events occurring pre-, peri-, and post-migration. Resources are defined as objects (e.g. Read More

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CDC174, a novel component of the exon junction complex whose mutation underlies a syndrome of hypotonia and psychomotor developmental delay.

Hum Mol Genet 2015 Nov 10;24(22):6485-91. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

The Morris Kahn Laboratory of Human Genetics, National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel, Genetics Institute, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel,

Siblings of non-consanguineous Jewish-Ethiopian ancestry presented with congenital axial hypotonia, weakness of the abducens nerve, psychomotor developmental delay with brain ventriculomegaly, variable thinning of corpus callosum and cardiac septal defects. Homozygosity mapping identified a single disease-associated locus of 3.5 Mb on chromosome 3. Read More

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November 2015

Inflammatory bowel disease: an emergent disease among Ethiopian Jews migrating to Israel.

Inflamm Bowel Dis 2015 Mar;21(3):631-5

*Digestive Diseases Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel; †Department of Gastroenterology, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel; ‡Department of Gastroenterology, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; §Department of Gastroenterology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, Israel; ‖Department of Gastroenterology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel; ¶Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel; and **Department of Gastroenterology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

Background: The development and characteristics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in Ethiopian Jewish immigrants to Israel were investigated.

Methods: A case-control study was conducted in 7 tertiary care hospitals in Israel. Patients of Ethiopian origin with IBD >6 months were included. Read More

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Predictive factors for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome in a large cohort of 440,822 young adults.

J Clin Gastroenterol 2015 Apr;49(4):300-5

*Israel Defense Force, Medical Corps, Headquarters Tel Hashomer †Department of Gastroenterology, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer ‡Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Background: The prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in the community has been reported in numerous cross-sectional surveys. However, little is known about the incidence and predictive factors for the clinical diagnosis of IBS.

Methods: We examined the association of socioeconomic, anthropometric, and occupational factors with the incidence of IBS in a cohort of 440,822 young Israeli adults aged 18 to 39 who served in active military service during the years 2005 to 2011. Read More

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The VKORC1 Asp36Tyr variant and VKORC1 haplotype diversity in Ashkenazi and Ethiopian populations.

J Appl Genet 2014 May 15;55(2):163-71. Epub 2014 Jan 15.

Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

The vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC1) is a key enzyme in the vitamin K cycle impacting various biological processes. VKORC1 genetic variability has been extensively studied in the context of warfarin pharmacogenetics revealing different distributions of VKORC1 haplotypes in various populations. We previously identified the VKORC1 Asp36Tyr mutation that was associated with warfarin resistance and with distinctive ethnic distribution. Read More

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Differences in prevalence of parasites in stool samples between three distinct ethnic pediatric populations in southern Israel, 2007-2011.

Parasitol Int 2014 Apr 5;63(2):456-62. Epub 2013 Nov 5.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

Intestinal parasites cause significant morbidity worldwide, particularly in developing populations. At least three pediatric populations reside in southern Israel: the Bedouin population, the general Jewish population and Jewish children of Ethiopian origin. Our aim was to compare intestinal parasite prevalence between the three pediatric populations in southern Israel. Read More

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Supporting minority nursing students: 'Opportunity for Success' for Ethiopian immigrants in Israel.

Int Nurs Rev 2013 Jun 11;60(2):213-20. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

Department of Nursing, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College, Emek Yezreel, Israel.

Aim: To report on an Israeli academic nursing project, aimed at supporting the integration of Ethiopian immigrants into nursing studies.

Background: The representation of ethnic minorities within nursing is crucial for the provision of efficient care in diverse societies. Nevertheless, successful integration of minority students in nursing programs is not a simple task and needs developing support systems that will attract and retain students from minorities. Read More

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MPL Baltimore mutation and thrombocytosis: case report and literature review.

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2013 Apr;35(3):e112-4

Department of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel.

Thrombocytosis is a common finding and is a frequent cause of referral for further investigation. The MPL Baltimore (Lys39Asn) mutation has been reported as a cause of thrombocytosis in 7% of African Americans. We describe an 11-month-old Ethiopian Jewish boy referred for evaluation of thrombocytosis who was found to be homozygous for MPL Baltimore. Read More

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[Health behavior, preventative medicine, early detection, and utilization of women's health services among Ethiopian women immigrants in Israel].

Harefuah 2013 Jan;152(1):34-8, 58

Family Medicine Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva.

Immigrants differ in morbidity and mortality characteristics, as well as health services and preventative medicine utilization, compared with the non-immigrant population. As the Length of stay in the host country increases, these patterns become similar to the Local population, due to the acculturation process. Immigrant women's prenatal care is often partial and inadequate, usually occurring late in pregnancy, their contraceptive use is lower and the rate of abortions is higher. Read More

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January 2013

Successful cultural change: the example of female circumcision among Israeli Bedouins and Israeli Jews from Ethiopia.

R H Belmaker

Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 2012 ;49(3):178-83

Beersheva Mental Health Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheva, Israel.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced in many areas of the world, including the Middle East, Africa and Australia. Although it is most common in Muslim populations it is not a dictate of Islam. In the 1980s this practice was reported among Bedouin tribes, originally nomadic, in the southern area of Israel. Read More

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Increasing trend of HIV/AIDS among Arab and Jewish male persons in Israel, 1986-2010.

HIV Med 2013 May 22;14(5):316-20. Epub 2012 Nov 22.

Department of Tuberculosis and AIDS, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to compare the HIV/AIDS burdens in Jewish and Arab Israeli males, as HIV/AIDS affects different population groups disproportionally.

Methods: The National HIV/AIDS Registry (NHAR) was used as the source of HIV/AIDS infection records, while the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics was used to determine group-specific disease rates.

Results: Between 1986 and 2010, 3499 HIV/AIDS-infected male Israelis were reported to the NHAR: 3369 (96. Read More

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Coping strategies of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel: association with PTSD and dissociation.

Scand J Psychol 2012 Dec 5;53(6):490-8. Epub 2012 Sep 5.

Department of Social Work, Zefat Academic College, Zefat, Israel l.

Unlabelled: The aim of this study was to examine the relations between coping strategies, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dissociation among Jewish Ethiopian refugees in Israel (following exposure to pre-, peri- and post-migration stressful events).

Method: A random sample (N = 478) of three waves of refugees took part in the research (N = 165; N = 169; N = 144). Religiosity, coping strategies, stressful and traumatic events, pre- and peri- migration, post-migration difficulties, posttraumatic symptoms, and dissociation were assessed. Read More

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December 2012

[Myocarditis in Olympic marathon runner].

Harefuah 2012 Feb;151(2):71-3, 129

Sport Medicine Unit, Pulmonary Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel.

One thousand five hundred runners participated in the Tiberias marathon in 2010 and more than 35,000 runners participate annuaLly in large city marathons. Elite marathon runners train strenuously, tending to ignore various symptoms of pain, aches and mild respiratory infections, as they continue training relentlessly for the upcoming marathons. Intensive training may weaken the immune system, thus increasing the susceptibility for infection, mainly viral infections. Read More

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February 2012

Nutritional assessment of Ethiopian Beta-Israel children: a cross-sectional survey.

Breastfeed Med 2011 Aug;6(4):171-6

Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Malnutrition is a public health problem of significant importance in developing countries. The main aim of this survey is to assess the nutritional status of children of the Beta-Israel community in Gondar, Ethiopia, with special emphasis on the anthropometric growth patterns of infants under 5 years of age.

Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional survey of 794 preschool children of the Beta-Israel community. Read More

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Idiom of distress or delusional state? Cultural clash as the cause of misdiagnosis: a case report.

Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 2011 ;48(1):60-4

Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel.

The Beta Israel (House of Israel) represent a total number of more than 100,000 individuals. Ethiopian Jewish culture is based on a tribal cultural model. With their arrival in Israel, many difficulties surfaced. Read More

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September 2011

Evaluating frequencies of thiopurine S-methyl transferase (TPMT) variant alleles in Israeli ethnic subpopulations using DNA analysis.

Isr Med Assoc J 2010 Dec;12(12):721-5

Hebrew University Medical School, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center (Ein Kerem Campus), Jerusalem, Israel.

Background: Traditionally, medication dosage was based on clinical and demographic parameters, but drug metabolism was recently recognized as an important factor for proper dosing and prediction of side effects. Metabolic considerations are crucial when administering drugs with a narrow therapeutic index, such as those of the thioguanides family (azathioprine and 6-MP). These can cause life-threatening myelosuppression due to low activity of a critical metabolic enzyme, thiopurine S-methyl transferase. Read More

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December 2010

Investigating the factors affecting blood donation among Israelis.

Int Emerg Nurs 2011 Jan 18;19(1):37-43. Epub 2010 Apr 18.

Pat Matthews Academic School of Nursing, Hillel Yafe, P.O. Box 169, Hadera 38100, Israel.

Aim: This study examined whether the Theory of Planned Behavior adds significantly to the prediction of intention and actual blood donation of the general Israeli population.

Background: In most developed countries and in Israel in particular there is a chronic shortage of blood for transfusions. This raises questions about methods of increasing blood donations. Read More

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January 2011

Mitochondrial DNA reveals distinct evolutionary histories for Jewish populations in Yemen and Ethiopia.

Am J Phys Anthropol 2011 Jan;144(1):1-10

Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.

Southern Arabia and the Horn of Africa are important geographic centers for the study of human population history because a great deal of migration has characterized these regions since the first emergence of humans out of Africa. Analysis of Jewish groups provides a unique opportunity to investigate more recent population histories in this area. Mitochondrial DNA is used to investigate the maternal evolutionary history and can be combined with historical and linguistic data to test various population histories. Read More

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January 2011

Low incidence of brain tumors among Ethiopian immigrants in Israel.

J Neurooncol 2011 Jan 8;101(2):279-85. Epub 2010 Jun 8.

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

Studies comparing brain tumor incidence have consistently shown lower incidence in Africans compared to European populations. We compared the incidence of brain tumors in Ethiopian immigrants and their Israel-born descendants with other Israeli subpopulations. We included all cases of benign or malignant brain tumors from 1992 to 2003, as reported to the Israel Cancer Registry, except individuals known to have been irradiated for tinea capitis. Read More

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January 2011

The genome-wide structure of the Jewish people.

Nature 2010 Jul 9;466(7303):238-42. Epub 2010 Jun 9.

Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa 31096, Israel.

Contemporary Jews comprise an aggregate of ethno-religious communities whose worldwide members identify with each other through various shared religious, historical and cultural traditions. Historical evidence suggests common origins in the Middle East, followed by migrations leading to the establishment of communities of Jews in Europe, Africa and Asia, in what is termed the Jewish Diaspora. This complex demographic history imposes special challenges in attempting to address the genetic structure of the Jewish people. Read More

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Counting the founders: the matrilineal genetic ancestry of the Jewish Diaspora.

PLoS One 2008 Apr 30;3(4):e2062. Epub 2008 Apr 30.

Molecular Medicine Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.

The history of the Jewish Diaspora dates back to the Assyrian and Babylonian conquests in the Levant, followed by complex demographic and migratory trajectories over the ensuing millennia which pose a serious challenge to unraveling population genetic patterns. Here we ask whether phylogenetic analysis, based on highly resolved mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) phylogenies can discern among maternal ancestries of the Diaspora. Accordingly, 1,142 samples from 14 different non-Ashkenazi Jewish communities were analyzed. Read More

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Elaboration on immigration and risk for schizophrenia.

Psychol Med 2008 Aug 8;38(8):1113-9. Epub 2007 Nov 8.

Department of Psychiatry, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

Background: Being a small and culturally different minority, or having a different appearance, has been invoked to account for the increased prevalence of psychotic disorders among immigrants. The majority of the Jewish Israeli population are first- or second-generation immigrants from Europe, North Africa or Asia, and during the late 1980s and 1990s, 885 000 persons immigrated to Israel from the former Soviet Union and 43 000 immigrated from Ethiopia. These Ethiopian immigrants came from a very different culture compared to the rest of the population, and have a distinct appearance. Read More

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