Starvation Genocide: Diabetes and Cancer in the Lodz Ghetto
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Apr;24(4):207-209.ABSTRACTExtermination via starvation was described in detail as an alternative or precursor to the final solution during the Holocaust in World War II. The main causes of death in the ghettos were exhaustion, environmental conditions (inadequate protection in extreme climates), infectious diseases, or starvation. In previous studies on the Lodz Ghetto, the causes of death via typhus exantematicus, tuberculosis, and heart failure were investigated [1,2]. In this article, we introduce the topic of diabetes in the presence of starvation and assess the incidence of malignancies in the ye...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: George M Weisz Source Type: research

Starvation Genocide: Myocardial Infarction in the Lodz Ghetto
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Apr;24(4):210-211.ABSTRACTMedical records discovered after the liberation of ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe are unique documents that report on the suffering of inmates, on ravaging infectious diseases, and on starvation-related organ degeneration and the resulting mortality. We offer a pathogenetic explanation for the scarcity of acute myocardial infarction in the Lodz Ghetto, Poland, 1941-1944.PMID:35415976 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: George M Weisz Richard W Haber Source Type: research

Bradycardia in a Patient with Severe COVID-19
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Apr;24(4):212-214.ABSTRACTHeart rate disorders and in particular sinus arrhythmias are known to accompany viral infections. Sinus tachycardia is prevalent in the presence of increased body temperature and respiratory rate. However, bradycardia has also been described for centuries to complicate viral illnesses.PMID:35415977 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Magdi Zoubi Rivka Sheinin Howard Amital Naim Mahroum Source Type: research

Monitoring SARS-CoV-2 Activity with Sentinel Surveillance: Lessons Learned from the First Wave in Israel
CONCLUSIONS: The virological component of the surveillance system showed the SARS-CoV-2 community spread, but had low sensitivity when virus activity was low. The clinical component, however, had no yield. Sentinel surveillance can assist in monitoring future novel pandemics and should be augmented in revised preparedness plans.PMID:35415978 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Michal Bromberg Lital Keinan-Boker Lea Gur-Arie Hanna Sefty Michal Mandelboim Rita Dichtiar Zalman Kaufman Aharona Glatman-Freedman Source Type: research

The Risk of Internal Malignancy Following a Prior Diagnosis of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
CONCLUSIONS: The findings of this study suggest a protective effect of NMSC on subsequent IM in the organ transplant population.PMID:35415979 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Noa Gal Elena Didkovsky Emmilia Hodak Batya B Davidovici Source Type: research

The Diagnostic Yield of Endobronchial Ultrasound Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in Respiratory Compromised Patients under General Anesthesia
CONCLUSIONS: EBUS-TBNA performed under GA among respiratory compromised patients is safe and has similar diagnostic yield to that of patients without a respiratory compromise.PMID:35415980 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Victor G Levin Ayal Romem Gali Epstein Shochet Ori Wand David Dahan David Shitrit Source Type: research

Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio as a Prognostic Marker in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) Patients
CONCLUSIONS: NLR is an independent prognostic marker among TAVI patients. This marker may represent an increased inflammatory response and should be added to previous known prognostic factors.PMID:35415981 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ilan Merdler Shir Frydman Svetlana Sirota Amir Halkin Arie Steinvil Ella Toledano Maayan Konigstein Batia Litmanowicz Samuel Bazan Atalia Wenkert Sapir Sadon Shmuel Banai Ariel Finkelstein Yaron Arbel Source Type: research

Rate and Risk Factors for Carbapenem Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Clinical Infections in Colonized Patients
CONCLUSIONS: The rate of CRAB infection among carriers was high. Mechanical ventilation and CRAB colonization were associated with CRAB clinical infection, primarily pneumonia.PMID:35415982 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yonit Wiener-Well Daniel Tordgman Alon Bnaya Orit Wolfovitz-Barchad Marc V Assous Amos M Yinnon Eli Ben-Chetrit Source Type: research

An Index Predicting Histological Acute Cholecystitis in Patients Undergoing an Urgent Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
CONCLUSIONS: An index including age, sex, symptoms, and selected laboratory results as well as ultrasound characteristics had an excellent graded risk in the prediction of histological AC that was associated with operating time and an increased risk of bleeding during the operation.PMID:35415983 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mohamed Abou Arisheh Paul Froom Zvi Shimoni Source Type: research

Correlates of Hookah Smoking among Arab Adults in Israel Identified by a Machine Learning Algorithm
CONCLUSIONS: Hookah smoking is a widespread behavior among adult Arabs in Israel. The model generated by our study is intended to help health organizations reach people at risk for smoking hookah and to suggest different approaches to eliminate this phenomenon.PMID:35415984 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mohammad Khatib Ahmad Sheikh Muhammad Salam Hadid Izhar Ben Shlomo Malik Yousef Source Type: research

Antiseizure Medications Withdrawal Seizures in Patients with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest a higher sensitivity of JME patients to withdrawal of medications. It is important to educate JME patients about treatment adherence and to explain to their physicians how to carefully reduce or replace ASMs to mitigate the morbidity and mortality related to ASM withdrawal.PMID:35415985 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Elyasaf Hofi Mordekhay Medvedovsky Mais Nassar Naomi Khana Levy Sara Eyal Dana Ekstein Source Type: research

Zinc in Cancer Therapy Revisited
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Apr;24(4):258-262.ABSTRACTZinc is a trace element, which is abundant in nature. It is also an essential and important micronutrient found in many foods. It has a role in multiple bodily processes including wound healing and boosting of the immune system. This review shows evidence of zinc deficiency in cancer patients of all types, a deficiency that correlates with disease severity and negatively correlates with survival rates. Lower zinc levels led to more severe and advanced disease symptoms and to lower survival rates. Zinc is a nanoparticle and acts as a photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy in ...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Amos Gelbard Source Type: research

Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH) Related to Primary Hypothyroidism-associated Pituitary Enlargement
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Apr;24(4):263-264.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35415987 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ron Skorochod Eliel Ben-David Gideon Nesher Source Type: research

Late Post Native Kidney Biopsy Complication: Renal Pseudoaneurysm Rupture
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Apr;24(4):265-267.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35415988 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nir Levi Linda Shavit Adam Farkas Joad Atrash Yigal Helvitz Yaacov Esayag Talya Wolak Source Type: research

Membranous Lupus Nephritis and Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis Overlap Syndrome: A Case Report
Isr Med Assoc J. 2022 Apr;24(4):268-270.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35415989 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - April 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Daniel Erez Zamir Dorvish Tanya Zahavi Keren Cohen-Hagai Ze'ev Korzets Source Type: research