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  1. Psychiatric Collaboration Models in Israel.

    IMAJ 18(2):71 (2016) PMID 26978996

    We present a literature review of collaborative enterprises between psychiatrists and primary care physicians in Israel and other countries. Also described are local psychiatric liaison initiatives in Israel, as well as landmark studies of collaborative psychiatric care. These studies demonstrat...
  2. Merkel Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid.

    IMAJ 18(2):126 (2016) PMID 26979008

  3. Prevalence of Carotid Artery Disease among Ambulatory Patients with Coronary Artery Disease.

    IMAJ 18(2):100 (2016) PMID 26979002

    Concomitant carotid artery disease (CaAD) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with worse cardiac and neurologic outcomes. The reported prevalence and risk factors for concomitant CaAD in CAD patients varied among previous studies. To examine these factors in ambulatory p...
  4. Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Indications, Indwelling Time, Removal, Success and Complication Rates.

    IMAJ 18(2):104 (2016) PMID 26979003

    Various vena cava filters (VCF) are designed with the ability to be retrieved percutaneously. Yet, despite this option most of them remain in the inferior vena cava (IVC). To report our experience in the placement and retrieval of three different types of VCFs, and to compare the indications for...
  5. Hypernatremic Dehydration in Young Children: Is There a Solution?

    IMAJ 18(2):95 (2016) PMID 26979001

    Hypernatremic dehydration is a common and potentially life-threatening condition in children. There is currently no consensus as to the optimal strategy for fluid management. To describe the relationship between the type, route and rate of fluids administered and the rate of decline in serum sod...
  6. Yield of Non-Invasive Phase 1 Presurgical Evaluation in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Patients.

    IMAJ 18(2):76 (2016) PMID 26978997

    Resective epilepsy surgery is an accepted treatment option for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE). Presurgical evaluation consists of a phase 1 non-invasive evaluation and a phase 2 invasive evaluation, when necessary. To assess the results of phase 1 evaluation in patients with focal D...
  7. Listeria Peritonitis in a Patient Treated with Peritoneal Dialysis.

    IMAJ 18(2):129 (2016) PMID 26979009

  8. Integrating Mental Health into Primary Care.

    IMAJ 18(2):124 (2016) PMID 26979007

  9. Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Arrhythmias: Clinical Characteristics and Site of Origin.

    IMAJ 18(2):114 (2016) PMID 26979005

    Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) arrhythmias are increasingly recognized. Data regarding the distribution of the sites of origin (SOO) of the arrhythmias are sparse. To describe the clinical characteristics of patients with LVOT arrhythmias and the distribution of their SOO. All 42 consecut...
  10. Anti-Factor Xa Activity of Prophylactic Enoxaparin Regimens in Critically Ill Patients.

    IMAJ 18(2):108 (2016) PMID 26979004

    Enoxaparin is frequently used as prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis in critically ill patients. To evaluate three enoxaparin prophylactic regimens in critical care patients with and without administration of a vasopressor. Patients admitted to intensive care units (general and post-cardiotho...
  11. Sutureless Aortic Valve: Early and Mid-Term Results at a Single Center.

    IMAJ 18(2):119 (2016) PMID 26979006

    Background: Prolonged life expectancy has increased the number of elderly high risk patients referred for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR). These referred high risk patients may benefit from sutureless bioprosthesis procedures which reduce mortality and morbidity. To present our initial e...
  12. Variance in Biomarker Usefulness as Indicators for Carotid and Coronary Atherosclerosis.

    IMAJ 18(2):80 (2016) PMID 26978998

    Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease. Nevertheless, the role of specific biomarkers as indicators for both coronary and carotid diseases is debatable. To evaluate the association of biomarkers with coronary and carotid disease. We studied 522 consecutive patients with stable angina. All underwe...
  13. Radiation-Induced Well-Differentiated Thyroid Cancer: Disease Characteristics and Survival.

    IMAJ 18(2):90 (2016) PMID 26979000

    Radiation exposure is a well-known risk factor for well-differentiated thyroid cancer (WDTC). However, disease characteristics, optimal treatment, time from exposure to disease appearance, and the effect of age at initial exposure on the outcome have yet to be determined. To identify the charact...
  14. Injuries in a Developing Sport, Cachibol (Newcomb Ball).

    IMAJ 18(2):85 (2016) PMID 26978999

    Cachibol (known as kadureshet in Hebrew) is a team ball game whose characteristics are similar to those of volleyball. The game is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among adult women and is the fastest growing female sport in Israel. Despite its growing popularity, data on the epidemio...
  15. Maternal Sleep Disordered Breathing and Neonatal Outcome.

    IMAJ 18(1):45 (2016) PMID 26964280

    It has been suggested that sleep disordered breathing (SDB) during pregnancy may adversely influence maternal as well as fetal well being. To examine the effect of maternal SDB on neonatal neurological examination and perinatal complications. Pregnant women of singleton uncomplicated pregnancies...
  16. Fetal Biometry in the Israeli Population: New Reference Charts.

    IMAJ 18(1):40 (2016) PMID 26964279

    Selection of appropriate reference charts for fetal biometry is mandatory to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Most hospitals and clinics in Israel use growth curves from the United States. Charts developed in different populations do not perform well in the Israeli population. To construct new refe...
  17. Tricuspid Regurgitation following Lead Extraction: Risk Factors and Clinical Course.

    IMAJ 18(1):18 (2016) PMID 26964274

    Transvenous lead extraction can lead to tricuspid valve damage. To assess the incidence, risk factors and clinical outcome of tricuspid regurgitation (TR) following lead extraction. We prospectively collected data on patients who underwent lead extraction at the Sheba Medical Center prior to las...
  18. High Success Rates Using Ultrasound for Neuraxial Block in Obese Patients.

    IMAJ 18(1):36 (2016) PMID 26964278

    Successful neuraxial block performance relies on assessment and palpation of surface landmarks, potentially challenging in patients with a high body mass index (BMI). To evaluate the use of ultrasound-assisted neuraxial bock in a non-obstetric population with BMI above versus below 30 kg/m2. Hea...
  19. Sex Differences in the Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review.

    IMAJ 18(3-4):203 (2016) PMID 27228644

    Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic inflammatory condition associated with skin psoriasis and manifests a wide clinical phenotype, with proposed differences between sexes. Current treatments are based on traditional disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD), and biologic agents and studi...
  20. Melatonin for Prevention of Breast Radiation Dermatitis: A Phase II, Prospective, Double-Blind Randomized Trial.

    IMAJ 18(3-4):188 (2016) PMID 27228641

    Radiation-induced dermatitis is commonly seen during radiotherapy for breast cancer. Melatonin-based creams have shown a protective effect against ultraviolet-induced erythema and a radioprotective effect in rats. To evaluate the efficacy of melatonin-containing cream in minimizing acute radiati...