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  1. Association of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: Analysis of Maccabi Health Services Cardiovascular Database.

    IMAJ 17(8):486 (2015) PMID 26394490

    Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The risk factors for stroke overlap those for cardiovascular disease. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a particularly strong risk factor and is common, particularly in the elderly. Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) has maintained a vascular...
  2. Characteristics of SCCmec IV and V Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Israel.

    IMAJ 17(8):470 (2015) PMID 26394487

    Isolation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in healthy individuals is not common in Israel. In our hospital, about 30% of MRSA isolates were SCCmec types IV and V. To identify the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients carrying MRSA SCCmec type IV or V, and to c...
  3. Ancient Greek Terminology in Hepatopancreatobiliary Anatomy and Surgery.

    IMAJ 17(8):467 (2015) PMID 26394486

    Most of the terminology in medicine originates from Greek or Latin, revealing the impact of the ancient Greeks on modern medicine. However, the literature on the etymology of Greek words used routinely in medical practice is sparse. We provide a short guide to the etymology and meaning of Greek ...
  4. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea.

    IMAJ 17(8):510 (2015) PMID 26394495

    Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea is a problem most hospital-based physicians will face in their career. This review aims to refresh current knowledge with regard to Clostridium difficile infection and bring physicians up to date with the latest developments in the growing field of fecal...
  5. Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Comparison of Syndrome Severity and Risk Factors for Adult Jewish and Arab Males in Northern Israel.

    IMAJ 17(8):492 (2015) PMID 26394491

    Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common health problem with an estimated prevalence of 4% among men, many of whom are undiagnosed and untreated. To compare demographic characteristics, health profiles, risk factors, and disease severity in Arab and Jewish men with OSA syndrome. In ...
  6. Anemia in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients with Markers of Inadequate Bone Marrow Response.

    IMAJ 17(8):500 (2015) PMID 26394493

    Anemia confers an adverse prognosis in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Several mechanisms have been implicated in the etiology of anemia in this setting, including inflammation, blood loss, and the presence of comorbidities such as renal failure. To evaluate the adequac...
  7. Characterization of Patients who were Mechanically Ventilated in General Medicine Wards.

    IMAJ 17(8):496 (2015) PMID 26394492

    In Israel, where the "Do not resuscitate code" and "advanced directives" are not yet universally practiced, physicians are frequently 'forced' to mechanically ventilate patients despite an upfront unfavorable prognosis. Due to the shortage of intensive care unit (ICU) beds, patients are mostly h...
  8. Symptomatic Ethmoidal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula with a Draining Varix Mimicking a Ruptured Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurysm.

    IMAJ 17(8):520 (2015) PMID 26394498

  9. Recurrent Eosinophilic Pneumonia in a Patient with Isolated Immunoglobulin M Deficiency and Celiac Disease.

    IMAJ 17(8):526 (2015) PMID 26394501

  10. Acute Coronary Syndrome in a 60 Year Old Patient with Uncorrected Tetralogy of Fallot.

    IMAJ 17(8):517 (2015) PMID 26394497