Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
CONCLUSIONS: The challenges and the lessons learned from teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to adjust our teaching methods and curriculum using multiple online teaching methods and promoting self-learning. It also provided invaluable insights on our pedagogy and the teaching of medicine in the future with emphasis on students and faculty being part of the changes and adjustments in curriculum and teaching methods. However, personal interactions are essential to medical school education, as are laboratories, group simulations, and bedside teaching.PMID:34251120 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Moshe Y Flugelman Ruth Margalit Ami Aronheim Omri Barak Assaf Marom Katya Dolnikov Eyal Braun Ayelet Raz-Pasteur Zaher S Azzam David Hochstein Riad Haddad Rachel Nave Arieh Riskin Dan Waisman Robert Glueck Michal Mekel Yael Avraham Uval Bar-Peled Ronit Ka Source Type: research

A Retrospective Investigation of Neuraxial Anesthesia Rates for Elective Cesarean Delivery Before and During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):408-411.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Our hospital used to perform cesarean delivery under general anesthesia rather than neuraxial anesthesia, mostly because of patient refusal of members of the conservative Bedouin society. According to recommendations implemented by the Israeli Obstetric Anesthesia Society, which were implemented due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, we increased the rate of neuraxial anesthesia among deliveries.OBJECTIVES: To compare the rates of neuraxial anesthesia in our cesarean population before and during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.METHOD...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yair Binyamin Phillip Heesen Igor Gruzman Alexander Zlotnik Alexander Ioscovich Ariel Ronen Carolyn F Weiniger Dmitry Frank Eyal Sheiner Sharon Orbach-Zinger Source Type: research

Application of Ultrasound in the Assessment of Oligoarticular Psoriatic Arthritis Subset: Results from Patients Treated with Apremilast
CONCLUSIONS: Musculoskeletal ultrasound could be useful in the assessment of treatment response in PsA patients with oligoarticular subset.PMID:34251122 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ramona Lucchetti Fulvia Ceccarelli Enrica Cipriano Carlo Perricone Francesca Romana Spinelli Cristiano Alessandri Fabrizio Conti Source Type: research

Adenovirus Infection in Children with Down Syndrome
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):416-419.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Adenovirus infections are prevalent in children. They usually cause a mild self-limited disease. However, this infection can be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality in specific populations, especially among immunocompromised children. Children with Down syndrome are susceptible to a higher frequency and increased severity of viral infections. Little is known about the severity and clinical course of adenovirus infections in children with Down syndrome.OBJECTIVES: To characterize hospitalized children diagnosed with Down syndrome and presenting with...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Miri Dotan Elena Zion Haim Ben-Zvi Havatzelet Yarden-Bilavsky Efraim Bilavsky Source Type: research

A Tale of Two Cities: Applying the Boston Syncope Criteria to Jerusalem
CONCLUSIONS: The Boston Syncope Criteria may be useful for physicians in other locations throughout the world to discharge low-risk syncope patients as well as identify those at risk of complications.PMID:34251124 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Osama Muhtaseb Evan Avraham Alpert Shamai A Grossman Source Type: research

Polypharmacy among pediatric cancer patients dying in the hospital
CONCLUSIONS: Polypharmacy is ubiquitous among pediatric oncology patients at EOL. Disease type and DNR status may affect medication burden and deprescribing during the last hospitalization.PMID:34251125 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sharon Tamir Daniel Kurnik Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush Sergey Postovsky Source Type: research

Screening for Asymptomatic Urinary Retention in Older Adult Men at Admission to the Internal Medicine Department: A Prospective Study
CONCLUSIONS: AUR in older adult men at hospital admission is uncommon and has a favorable outcome. Hence, screening for AUR in all older adult men at admission is not recommended, but it may be considered in severely dependent older adult men with cognitive impairment who use anticholinergic agents.PMID:34251126 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nadav Yehoshua Schacham Arkady Schwarzman Adi Brom Mayan Gilboa Asnat Groutz Dan Justo Source Type: research

Anesthesia in Parturients Presenting with Marfan Syndrome
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):437-440.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Pregnant women with Marfan syndrome (MS) have a high risk of aortic dissection around delivery and their optimal management requires a multi-disciplinary approach, including proper cardio-obstetric care and adequate pain management during labor, which may be difficult due to the high prevalence of dural ectasia (DE) in these patients.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the multidisciplinary management of MS patients during labor.METHODS: Nineteen pregnant women (31 pregnancies) with MS were followed by a multi-disciplinary team (cardiologist, obstetrician, anesthesiologist) p...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jacob Weinstein Amichai Shinfeld Michal Simchen Tal Cahan Jonathan Frogel Michael Arad Haim Berkenstadt Rafael Kuperstein Source Type: research

Prognostic Implication of Tricuspid Regurgitation in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):441-446.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is associated with adverse prognosis in various patient populations but currently no data is available about the prevalence and prognostic implication of TR in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.OBJECTIVES: To investigate the possible implication of TR among STEMI patients.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and its relation to major clinical and echocardiographic parameters. Patient records were assessed for the prevalence a...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ben Sadeh Tamar Itach Ilan Merdler Shir Frydman Samuel Morgan David Zahler Yogev Peri Aviram Hochstadt Yotam Pasternak Yan Topilsky Shmuel Banai Yacov Shacham Source Type: research

Distance Learning in the Field of Medicine: Hope or Hype?
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):447-448.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251129 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Avishai M Tsur Amitai Ziv Howard Amital Source Type: research

Risk Stratification of Syncope in the Emergency Department
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):449-451.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251130 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Avishag Laish-Farkash Source Type: research

Less Is More: Polypharmacy at the End of Life
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):452-453.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251131 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Renana Barak Barliz Waissengrin Ido Wolf Source Type: research

Hemi-central Retinal Artery Occlusion Associated with Giant Cell Arteritis
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):454-455.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251132 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nir Stanescu Keren Wood Tal Greenberg Marina Maklakovski Avi Rubinov Amir Dagan Source Type: research

Type 1 Brugada-Electrocardiogram: A Rare Presentation in a 57-Year-Old Woman with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Treated with a Therapeutic Dose of Propafenone
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):456-458.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251133 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mohammad Mowaswes Yitschak Biton Bernard Belhassen Source Type: research

Multiple Myeloma with Systemic Amyloidosis: Serum Free Light Chain Dimerization Analysis in the Diagnosis of an Equivocal Case of Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):459-461.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251134 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Adrian Duek Batia Kaplan Yafit Segman Merav Leiba Source Type: research

Utility of open remote access medical advice in the COVID-19 pandemic among liver pre- and post-transplant patients
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):462.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251135 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yael Milgrom Rifaat Safadi Source Type: research

Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
CONCLUSIONS: The challenges and the lessons learned from teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to adjust our teaching methods and curriculum using multiple online teaching methods and promoting self-learning. It also provided invaluable insights on our pedagogy and the teaching of medicine in the future with emphasis on students and faculty being part of the changes and adjustments in curriculum and teaching methods. However, personal interactions are essential to medical school education, as are laboratories, group simulations, and bedside teaching.PMID:34251120 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Moshe Y Flugelman Ruth Margalit Ami Aronheim Omri Barak Assaf Marom Katya Dolnikov Eyal Braun Ayelet Raz-Pasteur Zaher S Azzam David Hochstein Riad Haddad Rachel Nave Arieh Riskin Dan Waisman Robert Glueck Michal Mekel Yael Avraham Uval Bar-Peled Ronit Ka Source Type: research

A Retrospective Investigation of Neuraxial Anesthesia Rates for Elective Cesarean Delivery Before and During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):408-411.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Our hospital used to perform cesarean delivery under general anesthesia rather than neuraxial anesthesia, mostly because of patient refusal of members of the conservative Bedouin society. According to recommendations implemented by the Israeli Obstetric Anesthesia Society, which were implemented due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, we increased the rate of neuraxial anesthesia among deliveries.OBJECTIVES: To compare the rates of neuraxial anesthesia in our cesarean population before and during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.METHOD...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yair Binyamin Phillip Heesen Igor Gruzman Alexander Zlotnik Alexander Ioscovich Ariel Ronen Carolyn F Weiniger Dmitry Frank Eyal Sheiner Sharon Orbach-Zinger Source Type: research

Application of Ultrasound in the Assessment of Oligoarticular Psoriatic Arthritis Subset: Results from Patients Treated with Apremilast
CONCLUSIONS: Musculoskeletal ultrasound could be useful in the assessment of treatment response in PsA patients with oligoarticular subset.PMID:34251122 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ramona Lucchetti Fulvia Ceccarelli Enrica Cipriano Carlo Perricone Francesca Romana Spinelli Cristiano Alessandri Fabrizio Conti Source Type: research

Adenovirus Infection in Children with Down Syndrome
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):416-419.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Adenovirus infections are prevalent in children. They usually cause a mild self-limited disease. However, this infection can be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality in specific populations, especially among immunocompromised children. Children with Down syndrome are susceptible to a higher frequency and increased severity of viral infections. Little is known about the severity and clinical course of adenovirus infections in children with Down syndrome.OBJECTIVES: To characterize hospitalized children diagnosed with Down syndrome and presenting with...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Miri Dotan Elena Zion Haim Ben-Zvi Havatzelet Yarden-Bilavsky Efraim Bilavsky Source Type: research

A Tale of Two Cities: Applying the Boston Syncope Criteria to Jerusalem
CONCLUSIONS: The Boston Syncope Criteria may be useful for physicians in other locations throughout the world to discharge low-risk syncope patients as well as identify those at risk of complications.PMID:34251124 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Osama Muhtaseb Evan Avraham Alpert Shamai A Grossman Source Type: research

Polypharmacy among pediatric cancer patients dying in the hospital
CONCLUSIONS: Polypharmacy is ubiquitous among pediatric oncology patients at EOL. Disease type and DNR status may affect medication burden and deprescribing during the last hospitalization.PMID:34251125 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sharon Tamir Daniel Kurnik Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush Sergey Postovsky Source Type: research

Screening for Asymptomatic Urinary Retention in Older Adult Men at Admission to the Internal Medicine Department: A Prospective Study
CONCLUSIONS: AUR in older adult men at hospital admission is uncommon and has a favorable outcome. Hence, screening for AUR in all older adult men at admission is not recommended, but it may be considered in severely dependent older adult men with cognitive impairment who use anticholinergic agents.PMID:34251126 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nadav Yehoshua Schacham Arkady Schwarzman Adi Brom Mayan Gilboa Asnat Groutz Dan Justo Source Type: research

Anesthesia in Parturients Presenting with Marfan Syndrome
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):437-440.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Pregnant women with Marfan syndrome (MS) have a high risk of aortic dissection around delivery and their optimal management requires a multi-disciplinary approach, including proper cardio-obstetric care and adequate pain management during labor, which may be difficult due to the high prevalence of dural ectasia (DE) in these patients.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the multidisciplinary management of MS patients during labor.METHODS: Nineteen pregnant women (31 pregnancies) with MS were followed by a multi-disciplinary team (cardiologist, obstetrician, anesthesiologist) p...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jacob Weinstein Amichai Shinfeld Michal Simchen Tal Cahan Jonathan Frogel Michael Arad Haim Berkenstadt Rafael Kuperstein Source Type: research

Prognostic Implication of Tricuspid Regurgitation in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):441-446.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is associated with adverse prognosis in various patient populations but currently no data is available about the prevalence and prognostic implication of TR in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.OBJECTIVES: To investigate the possible implication of TR among STEMI patients.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and its relation to major clinical and echocardiographic parameters. Patient records were assessed for the prevalence a...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ben Sadeh Tamar Itach Ilan Merdler Shir Frydman Samuel Morgan David Zahler Yogev Peri Aviram Hochstadt Yotam Pasternak Yan Topilsky Shmuel Banai Yacov Shacham Source Type: research

Distance Learning in the Field of Medicine: Hope or Hype?
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):447-448.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251129 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Avishai M Tsur Amitai Ziv Howard Amital Source Type: research

Risk Stratification of Syncope in the Emergency Department
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):449-451.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251130 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Avishag Laish-Farkash Source Type: research

Less Is More: Polypharmacy at the End of Life
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):452-453.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251131 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Renana Barak Barliz Waissengrin Ido Wolf Source Type: research

Hemi-central Retinal Artery Occlusion Associated with Giant Cell Arteritis
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):454-455.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251132 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nir Stanescu Keren Wood Tal Greenberg Marina Maklakovski Avi Rubinov Amir Dagan Source Type: research

Type 1 Brugada-Electrocardiogram: A Rare Presentation in a 57-Year-Old Woman with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Treated with a Therapeutic Dose of Propafenone
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):456-458.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251133 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mohammad Mowaswes Yitschak Biton Bernard Belhassen Source Type: research

Multiple Myeloma with Systemic Amyloidosis: Serum Free Light Chain Dimerization Analysis in the Diagnosis of an Equivocal Case of Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):459-461.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251134 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Adrian Duek Batia Kaplan Yafit Segman Merav Leiba Source Type: research

Utility of open remote access medical advice in the COVID-19 pandemic among liver pre- and post-transplant patients
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):462.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251135 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yael Milgrom Rifaat Safadi Source Type: research

Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
CONCLUSIONS: The challenges and the lessons learned from teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to adjust our teaching methods and curriculum using multiple online teaching methods and promoting self-learning. It also provided invaluable insights on our pedagogy and the teaching of medicine in the future with emphasis on students and faculty being part of the changes and adjustments in curriculum and teaching methods. However, personal interactions are essential to medical school education, as are laboratories, group simulations, and bedside teaching.PMID:34251120 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Moshe Y Flugelman Ruth Margalit Ami Aronheim Omri Barak Assaf Marom Katya Dolnikov Eyal Braun Ayelet Raz-Pasteur Zaher S Azzam David Hochstein Riad Haddad Rachel Nave Arieh Riskin Dan Waisman Robert Glueck Michal Mekel Yael Avraham Uval Bar-Peled Ronit Ka Source Type: research

A Retrospective Investigation of Neuraxial Anesthesia Rates for Elective Cesarean Delivery Before and During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):408-411.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Our hospital used to perform cesarean delivery under general anesthesia rather than neuraxial anesthesia, mostly because of patient refusal of members of the conservative Bedouin society. According to recommendations implemented by the Israeli Obstetric Anesthesia Society, which were implemented due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, we increased the rate of neuraxial anesthesia among deliveries.OBJECTIVES: To compare the rates of neuraxial anesthesia in our cesarean population before and during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.METHOD...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yair Binyamin Phillip Heesen Igor Gruzman Alexander Zlotnik Alexander Ioscovich Ariel Ronen Carolyn F Weiniger Dmitry Frank Eyal Sheiner Sharon Orbach-Zinger Source Type: research

Application of Ultrasound in the Assessment of Oligoarticular Psoriatic Arthritis Subset: Results from Patients Treated with Apremilast
CONCLUSIONS: Musculoskeletal ultrasound could be useful in the assessment of treatment response in PsA patients with oligoarticular subset.PMID:34251122 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ramona Lucchetti Fulvia Ceccarelli Enrica Cipriano Carlo Perricone Francesca Romana Spinelli Cristiano Alessandri Fabrizio Conti Source Type: research

Adenovirus Infection in Children with Down Syndrome
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):416-419.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Adenovirus infections are prevalent in children. They usually cause a mild self-limited disease. However, this infection can be associated with considerable morbidity and mortality in specific populations, especially among immunocompromised children. Children with Down syndrome are susceptible to a higher frequency and increased severity of viral infections. Little is known about the severity and clinical course of adenovirus infections in children with Down syndrome.OBJECTIVES: To characterize hospitalized children diagnosed with Down syndrome and presenting with...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Miri Dotan Elena Zion Haim Ben-Zvi Havatzelet Yarden-Bilavsky Efraim Bilavsky Source Type: research

A Tale of Two Cities: Applying the Boston Syncope Criteria to Jerusalem
CONCLUSIONS: The Boston Syncope Criteria may be useful for physicians in other locations throughout the world to discharge low-risk syncope patients as well as identify those at risk of complications.PMID:34251124 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Osama Muhtaseb Evan Avraham Alpert Shamai A Grossman Source Type: research

Polypharmacy among pediatric cancer patients dying in the hospital
CONCLUSIONS: Polypharmacy is ubiquitous among pediatric oncology patients at EOL. Disease type and DNR status may affect medication burden and deprescribing during the last hospitalization.PMID:34251125 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Sharon Tamir Daniel Kurnik Myriam Weyl Ben-Arush Sergey Postovsky Source Type: research

Screening for Asymptomatic Urinary Retention in Older Adult Men at Admission to the Internal Medicine Department: A Prospective Study
CONCLUSIONS: AUR in older adult men at hospital admission is uncommon and has a favorable outcome. Hence, screening for AUR in all older adult men at admission is not recommended, but it may be considered in severely dependent older adult men with cognitive impairment who use anticholinergic agents.PMID:34251126 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nadav Yehoshua Schacham Arkady Schwarzman Adi Brom Mayan Gilboa Asnat Groutz Dan Justo Source Type: research

Anesthesia in Parturients Presenting with Marfan Syndrome
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):437-440.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Pregnant women with Marfan syndrome (MS) have a high risk of aortic dissection around delivery and their optimal management requires a multi-disciplinary approach, including proper cardio-obstetric care and adequate pain management during labor, which may be difficult due to the high prevalence of dural ectasia (DE) in these patients.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the multidisciplinary management of MS patients during labor.METHODS: Nineteen pregnant women (31 pregnancies) with MS were followed by a multi-disciplinary team (cardiologist, obstetrician, anesthesiologist) p...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jacob Weinstein Amichai Shinfeld Michal Simchen Tal Cahan Jonathan Frogel Michael Arad Haim Berkenstadt Rafael Kuperstein Source Type: research

Prognostic Implication of Tricuspid Regurgitation in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):441-446.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) is associated with adverse prognosis in various patient populations but currently no data is available about the prevalence and prognostic implication of TR in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients.OBJECTIVES: To investigate the possible implication of TR among STEMI patients.METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and its relation to major clinical and echocardiographic parameters. Patient records were assessed for the prevalence a...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Ben Sadeh Tamar Itach Ilan Merdler Shir Frydman Samuel Morgan David Zahler Yogev Peri Aviram Hochstadt Yotam Pasternak Yan Topilsky Shmuel Banai Yacov Shacham Source Type: research

Distance Learning in the Field of Medicine: Hope or Hype?
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):447-448.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251129 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Avishai M Tsur Amitai Ziv Howard Amital Source Type: research

Risk Stratification of Syncope in the Emergency Department
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):449-451.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251130 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Avishag Laish-Farkash Source Type: research

Less Is More: Polypharmacy at the End of Life
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):452-453.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251131 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Renana Barak Barliz Waissengrin Ido Wolf Source Type: research

Hemi-central Retinal Artery Occlusion Associated with Giant Cell Arteritis
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):454-455.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251132 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nir Stanescu Keren Wood Tal Greenberg Marina Maklakovski Avi Rubinov Amir Dagan Source Type: research

Type 1 Brugada-Electrocardiogram: A Rare Presentation in a 57-Year-Old Woman with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Treated with a Therapeutic Dose of Propafenone
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):456-458.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251133 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Mohammad Mowaswes Yitschak Biton Bernard Belhassen Source Type: research

Multiple Myeloma with Systemic Amyloidosis: Serum Free Light Chain Dimerization Analysis in the Diagnosis of an Equivocal Case of Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):459-461.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251134 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Adrian Duek Batia Kaplan Yafit Segman Merav Leiba Source Type: research

Utility of open remote access medical advice in the COVID-19 pandemic among liver pre- and post-transplant patients
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):462.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34251135 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yael Milgrom Rifaat Safadi Source Type: research

Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
CONCLUSIONS: The challenges and the lessons learned from teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to adjust our teaching methods and curriculum using multiple online teaching methods and promoting self-learning. It also provided invaluable insights on our pedagogy and the teaching of medicine in the future with emphasis on students and faculty being part of the changes and adjustments in curriculum and teaching methods. However, personal interactions are essential to medical school education, as are laboratories, group simulations, and bedside teaching.PMID:34251120 (Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal)
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Moshe Y Flugelman Ruth Margalit Ami Aronheim Omri Barak Assaf Marom Katya Dolnikov Eyal Braun Ayelet Raz-Pasteur Zaher S Azzam David Hochstein Riad Haddad Rachel Nave Arieh Riskin Dan Waisman Robert Glueck Michal Mekel Yael Avraham Uval Bar-Peled Ronit Ka Source Type: research

A Retrospective Investigation of Neuraxial Anesthesia Rates for Elective Cesarean Delivery Before and During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic
Isr Med Assoc J. 2021 Jul;23(7):408-411.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Our hospital used to perform cesarean delivery under general anesthesia rather than neuraxial anesthesia, mostly because of patient refusal of members of the conservative Bedouin society. According to recommendations implemented by the Israeli Obstetric Anesthesia Society, which were implemented due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, we increased the rate of neuraxial anesthesia among deliveries.OBJECTIVES: To compare the rates of neuraxial anesthesia in our cesarean population before and during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.METHOD...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - July 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Yair Binyamin Phillip Heesen Igor Gruzman Alexander Zlotnik Alexander Ioscovich Ariel Ronen Carolyn F Weiniger Dmitry Frank Eyal Sheiner Sharon Orbach-Zinger Source Type: research