Nationwide Israeli Study: Obstacles in Early Diagnosis of Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) - A Retrospective Study
J Rheumatol. 2022 Dec 1:jrheum.220359. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.220359. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36455949 | DOI:10.3899/jrheum.220359 (Source: Journal of Rheumatology)
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - December 1, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yochai Frenkel Irit Kraushar Mohamad Hamad Saied Ruby Haviv Yosef Uziel Merav Heshin-Bekenstein Eduard Ling Gil Amarilyo Liora Harel Irit Tirosh Shiri Spielman Yackov Berkun Yonatan Butbul Aviel Source Type: research

Nationwide Israeli Study: Obstacles in Early Diagnosis of Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) - A Retrospective Study
J Rheumatol. 2022 Dec 1:jrheum.220359. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.220359. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:36455949 | DOI:10.3899/jrheum.220359 (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - December 1, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yochai Frenkel Irit Kraushar Mohamad Hamad Saied Ruby Haviv Yosef Uziel Merav Heshin-Bekenstein Eduard Ling Gil Amarilyo Liora Harel Irit Tirosh Shiri Spielman Yackov Berkun Yonatan Butbul Aviel Source Type: research

Nationwide Israeli Study: Obstacles in Early Diagnosis of Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) - A Retrospective Study
CONCLUSION: This is the first nationwide multicenter study that analyzes obstacles in the diagnosis of JIA in Israel. Raising awareness of JIA, especially for patients with ERA/SPA, is crucial in order to avoid delays in diagnosis and treatment.PMID:36455949 | DOI:10.3899/jrheum.220359 (Source: J Rheumatol)
Source: J Rheumatol - December 1, 2022 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Yochai Frenkel Irit Kraushar Mohamad Hamad Saied Ruby Haviv Yosef Uziel Merav Heshin-Bekenstein Eduard Ling Gil Amarilyo Liora Harel Irit Tirosh Shiri Spielman Yackov Berkun Yonatan Butbul Aviel Source Type: research

Assessment of Predictors for SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Decline Rate in Health Care Workers after BNT162b2 Vaccination-Results from a Serological Survey
SARS-CoV-2 is a novel human pathogen, causing Coronavirus Disease 2019 with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Since health care workers (HCW) in Israel were among the first to be vaccinated in December 2020, we had a unique opportunity to investigate the post-vaccination level of IgG anti-S antibodies, rate of decline, and association with demographic and professional factors.Prospective Serological Survey during December 2020–August 2021 at Barzilai Medical Center among 458 HCW followed for 6 months after the second BNT162b2 vaccine dose.Antibody levels 0-5 days before the second dose, and 30, 90 and 180 da...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Bar-Shai, A., Zacks, N., Levi, C., Breslavsky, A., Maayan, S., Tsiba, E., Fytlovich, S., Wand, O., Shaffer, M., Sherer, Y., Givaty, G., Tzurel Ferber, A., Tal, M., Bilenko, N. Tags: 10.01 - Respiratory infections and bronchiectasis Source Type: research

As-needed steroid/albuterol is superior to albuterol alone in preventing asthma exacerbation
Papi A, Chipps BE, Beasley R, Panettieri RA Jr, Israel E, Cooper M. Albuterol-Budesonide Fixed-Dose Combination Rescue Inhaler for Asthma. N Engl J Med. 2022;386:2071-83. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - December 1, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Iain Crossingham, Lina AlKhalidi Tags: Current Best Evidence Source Type: research

Correction: Medical screening tests and vaccination among hospital-based physicians in Israel
(Source: BMC Health Services Research)
Source: BMC Health Services Research - December 1, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sameeh Eltalakat, Berjas Abu Gariba, Roni Peleg, Daniel Kaplan and Yulia Treister-Goltzman Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Safety of oral Nirmatrelvir plus Ritonavir in Lung transplant recipients
Conclusions: Despite significant drug related interactions between CNI and Paxlovid, the drug can be administrated safely in LTR. Given the high risk for severe covid-19 disease among LTR and the demonstrated safety of this study, use of paxlovid among this population should be considered. (Source: European Respiratory Journal)
Source: European Respiratory Journal - December 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Straichman, O., Fridkin, L., Bakal, I., Shitenberg, D., Shostak, Y., Heching, M., Amor, S., Rosengarten, D., Barac, Y., Peysakhovich, Y., Atamna, A., Pertzov, B., Kramer, M. Tags: 08.02 - Transplantation Source Type: research

Meeting the ancestors: History of Ashkenazi Jews revealed in medieval DNA
DISCUSSIONS of religious ethics preceded the Norwich study, because it was only after an initial analysis in 2011 that the researchers realized the 17 people whose remains were found during construction work might have been Jews killed in a pogrom. The presence of DNA sequences also found in Ashkenazi Jews today was one clue. “When we first tested the DNA, we got just a few hundred base pairs,” says Ian Barnes, an evolutionary geneticist at London’s Natural History Museum who worked on the study. “The best I could say was they were compatible with Jewish origin.” The bones were reburied in 2013 in a mu...
Source: Science of Aging Knowledge Environment - November 30, 2022 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research

Real-world hepatitis B antiviral treatment trends and adherence to practice guidelines: a large cohort study
. (Source: Acta Clinica Belgica)
Source: Acta Clinica Belgica - November 30, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yana Davidov Fadi Abu Baker Ariel Israel Ziv Ben Ari Source Type: research

Proximity of IQOS and JUUL points of sale to schools in Israel: a geospatial analysis
Conclusions Youth experience high environmental exposure to IQOS and JUUL POS, particularly IQOS. POS were more densely located near schools in middle-SES neighbourhoods. Thus, regulating HTP and ENDS POS near schools and in certain neighbourhoods is key to reducing youth population impact in Israel and elsewhere. (Source: Tobacco Control)
Source: Tobacco Control - November 30, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Elbaz, D., Bar Zeev, Y., Berg, C. J., Abroms, L. C., Levine, H. Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Retail-focused tobacco control: equity and endgame implications
This e-issue represents the journal’s second collection of articles focused on the tobacco retail environment, featuring studies from Canada, China, England, India, Israel, Pakistan, South Africa and the USA. With few exceptions, the first retail e-issue (published in 2015) focused primarily on cigarettes.1 This e-issue focuses primarily on non-cigarette tobacco products and Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), an indication that a global proliferation of tobacco and nicotine products poses challenges for surveillance, prevention, cessation, regulation and enforcement. Two decades ago, tobacco sales to minors...
Source: Tobacco Control - November 30, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Henriksen, L. Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 16005: Palestinian Muslim College Students & rsquo; Attitudes to Mental Health Treatment: A Comparative Study
This study examined the association between the degree of religiosity, combined with cultural beliefs, social stigmas, and attitudes towards mental-health treatment in two groups, who, despite having similar cultural and religious affiliation, have experienced different socio-political contexts: Palestinian Muslim college students living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and Israel. The study was guided by Tanhan and Young’s (2021) conceptual framework. Methods: A snowball recruitment strategy was applied, using a cross-sectional survey. A total sample size was 214 students, 105 from the OPT and 109...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Wahiba Abu-Ras Amir Birani Zulema E. Suarez Cynthia L. Arfken Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 15946: Gaming Disorder and Psycho-Emotional Wellbeing among Male University Students and Other Young Adults in Israel
This study examined only male gamers because of the small number of female respondents. However, additional research is needed about female internet gamers, including their possible exposure to online harassment and sexual degradation. Additionally, additional research should be considered to verify the present study’s findings about gamers based on demographic factors and gaming disorder levels. Prevention and treatment intervention measures, including those that can be made available on campus, should be thought about by university administration personnel and student association leaders in consultation wit...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Richard Isralowitz Shai-li Romem Porat Yuval Zolotov Mor Yehudai Adi Dagan Alexander Reznik Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 16067: Habituation of Fear & mdash;Israeli-Jewish Population during Protracted Belligerence
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 16067: Habituation of Fear—Israeli-Jewish Population during Protracted Belligerence International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph192316067 Authors: Meytal Eran-Jona Roni Tiargan-Orr Stephen Z. Levine Yehiel Limor Mordechai Schenhav Uzi Ben-Shalom The identification of demographic factors of vulnerability and resilience in communities facing belligerent conflicts is increasingly relevant today. This representative study aims to examine the effect of protracted violence on the level of fear of the overall Israeli-Jewish population, and...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Meytal Eran-Jona Roni Tiargan-Orr Stephen Z. Levine Yehiel Limor Mordechai Schenhav Uzi Ben-Shalom Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 16065: Social Support and Symptoms of Depression in Late Life: Bidirectional Associations over Time
We examined a cross-lagged, longitudinal structural equation model (SEM) in which social support and depressive symptoms predict each other over time, covarying for previously reported social support and depressive symptoms. We found that both depressive symptoms and social support are largely consistent in late life. Depressive symptoms and social support reported at baseline predict levels reported 1 and 2 years thereafter. Cross-over effects emerged over time. Depressive symptoms predicted lower social support in future, and social support at baseline predicted depressive symptoms 2 years later. These findings suggest t...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Turner Carmel O ’Rourke Raveis Tovel Cohn-Schwartz Tags: Article Source Type: research