Vivian Barak

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Publications

  1. ncbi The role of inflammatory cytokines in Meigs' syndrome
    Yoram Abramov
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 99:917-9. 2002
  2. doi Relevance of circulating biomarkers for the therapy monitoring and follow-up investigations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Vivian Barak
    Sharett Institute of Oncology, Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cancer Biomark 6:191-6. 2010
  3. ncbi PADMA-28, a Tibetan herbal preparation is an inhibitor of inflammatory cytokine production
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Israeli Cytokine Standardization Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 15:203-9. 2004
  4. ncbi Interleukin-18 levels correlate with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
    Vivian Barak
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Fertil Steril 82:415-20. 2004
  5. ncbi The effect of herbal remedies on the production of human inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:919-22. 2002
  6. ncbi The diagnostic and prognostic value of ProGRP in lung cancer
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 29:4827-32. 2009
  7. ncbi Trends in liver function tests: a comparison with serum tumor markers in metastatic uveal melanoma (part 2)
    Karen Hendler
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:351-7. 2011
  8. ncbi The dynamics of serum tumor markers in predicting metastatic uveal melanoma (part 1)
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:345-9. 2011
  9. ncbi The follow-up of patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer by urine cytology, abdominal ultrasound and urine CYFRA 21-1: a pilot study
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical Centre, P O Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 29:4281-5. 2009
  10. ncbi Using the direct-injection model of early uveal melanoma hepatic metastasis to identify TPS as a potentially useful serum biomarker
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4399-402. 2007

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  1. ncbi The role of inflammatory cytokines in Meigs' syndrome
    Yoram Abramov
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 99:917-9. 2002
    ..Inflammatory cytokines are known to induce capillary leakage and third-space fluid accumulation in numerous gynecologic and nongynecologic disorders. This study aimed to assess their role in Meigs' syndrome...
  2. doi Relevance of circulating biomarkers for the therapy monitoring and follow-up investigations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Vivian Barak
    Sharett Institute of Oncology, Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cancer Biomark 6:191-6. 2010
    ..Further, we suggest a scenario to reveal the power of the defined biomarker use in future and to include those markers into the individual management of NSCLC patients...
  3. ncbi PADMA-28, a Tibetan herbal preparation is an inhibitor of inflammatory cytokine production
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Israeli Cytokine Standardization Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 15:203-9. 2004
    ..In humans, PADMA-28 attenuated the symptoms associated with intermittent claudications in atherosclerotic patients...
  4. ncbi Interleukin-18 levels correlate with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
    Vivian Barak
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Fertil Steril 82:415-20. 2004
    ..To assess the involvement of interleukin-18 (IL-18) in the pathophysiology of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), and study its use as a marker of disease and its correlation to capillary hyperpermeability...
  5. ncbi The effect of herbal remedies on the production of human inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:919-22. 2002
    ..Some herbal remedies are sold as food additives and are believed to have immune-enhancing properties...
  6. ncbi The diagnostic and prognostic value of ProGRP in lung cancer
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 29:4827-32. 2009
    ..Aim: To investigate the diagnostic and prognostic significance of pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (ProGRP) in non-small cell (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and compare this marker with other known serum markers in lung cancer...
  7. ncbi Trends in liver function tests: a comparison with serum tumor markers in metastatic uveal melanoma (part 2)
    Karen Hendler
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:351-7. 2011
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  8. ncbi The dynamics of serum tumor markers in predicting metastatic uveal melanoma (part 1)
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:345-9. 2011
    ....
  9. ncbi The follow-up of patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer by urine cytology, abdominal ultrasound and urine CYFRA 21-1: a pilot study
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical Centre, P O Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 29:4281-5. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of urine cytology, bladder ultrasound (US), urine cytokeratin 19 fragment assay (CYFRA 21-1) and the combination of these noninvasive modalities in the detection of recurrent bladder cancer...
  10. ncbi Using the direct-injection model of early uveal melanoma hepatic metastasis to identify TPS as a potentially useful serum biomarker
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4399-402. 2007
    ..To develop a method to screen for serum biomarkers of early hepatic metastasis from uveal melanoma...
  11. doi VEGF as a biomarker for metastatic uveal melanoma in humans
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Curr Eye Res 36:386-90. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the potential of VEGF serum level as a tumor marker for metastases in uveal melanoma (UM) patients...
  12. ncbi The prognostic significance of circulating neuroendocrine markers chromogranin a, pro-gastrin-releasing peptide and neuron-specific enolase in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Tumour Biol 27:8-16. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the value of serum levels of these markers in predicting response to chemotherapy and survival of patients with unresectable NSCLC...
  13. doi Characterizing the involvement of the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF kappa B) transcription factor in uveal melanoma
    Rinat Dror
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:1811-6. 2010
    ..The role of NFkappaB as a therapeutic target for UM should be further evaluated...
  14. pmc Cytokines levels, severity of acute mucositis and the need of PEG tube installation during chemo-radiation for head and neck cancer--a prospective pilot study
    Amichay Meirovitz
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Radiat Oncol 5:16. 2010
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  15. ncbi Interplay among oxidants, antioxidants, and cytokines in skin disorders: present status and future considerations
    Meital Portugal
    Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Biomed Pharmacother 61:412-22. 2007
    ..Furthermore, it is expected that future studies should explore the possible roles of the synergistic interactions between antioxidants and cytokines and their impact on the Th1/Th2 cytokine networks balances...
  16. doi Recombinant luteinizing hormone induces increased production of ovarian follicular adiponectin in vivo: implications for enhanced insulin sensitivity
    Guy Gutman
    Sara Racine IVF Unit, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Fertil Steril 91:1837-41. 2009
    ..To determine in vivo whether LH supplementation during the late follicular phase induces increased production of ovarian follicle adiponectin in humans...
  17. pmc Serum markers to detect metastatic uveal melanoma
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 27:1897-900. 2007
    ..S-100beta and melanoma-inhibitory activity (MIA) serum levels are elevated in metastatic cutaneous melanoma. The ability of OPN, S-100beta and MIA serum levels to be used as non-invasive markers for detecting metastatic UM was tested...
  18. ncbi Clinical utility of cytokeratins as tumor markers
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Oncology Department, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Biochem 37:529-40. 2004
    ..Cytokeratin tumor markers can accurately predict disease status before conventional methods and offer a simple, noninvasive, cheap, and reliable tool for more efficient management...
  19. ncbi Cytokine levels in gingival crevicular fluid of erupting primary teeth correlated with systemic disturbances accompanying teething
    Joseph Shapira
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Hebrew University, Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Dent 25:441-8. 2003
    ..This increase could explain such clinical manifestations as fever, diarrhea, increased crying, and sleeping and eating disturbances that occur at this time...
  20. ncbi Markedly elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines in maternal serum and peritoneal washing during arrested labor
    Yoram Abramov
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:358-63. 2004
    ..We measured levels of inflammatory cytokines in maternal serum and peritoneal washings in arrested first stage of labor to assess the possible involvement of these mediators in this obstetric disorder...
  21. ncbi Cytokine production in Linomide-treated nod mice and the potential role of a Th (1)/Th(2) shift on autoimmune and anti-inflammatory processes
    Lola Weiss
    Departments of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cancer Immunotherapy, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cytokine 19:85-93. 2002
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  22. ncbi Evaluation of urine CYFRA 21-1 for the detection of primary and recurrent bladder carcinoma
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cancer 94:2914-22. 2002
    ..The urinary concentration of soluble cytokeratin 19 fragments, measured by the CYFRA 21-1 assay, may be used for the noninvasive, early detection of bladder carcinoma...
  23. doi The relationship of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels to the ST deviation pattern of acute myocardial infarction
    David Rott
    Department of Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cardiology 112:56-9. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether there are differences in plasma levels of PAI-1, CRP, SAA or IL-6 in patients with STEMI compared to patients with NSTEMI...
  24. ncbi Prognostic factors for survival in metastatic breast cancer during first-line paclitaxel chemotherapy
    Benjamin Nisman
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 23:1939-42. 2003
    ..2 months and 5.7 months, respectively). Following the first-line paclitaxel treatment the estimates of tumor response became the major predictor of survival (RR-12.3; p < 0.0001)...
  25. doi Effect of Traumeel S on cytokine profile in a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) sepsis model in rats
    Menachem Oberbaum
    The Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Altern Complement Med 17:909-13. 2011
    ..The complex homeopathic remedy Traumeel S has been shown to have both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulatory effects in the in vitro setting...
  26. ncbi Tumor necrosis factor-alpha blocking agent as a treatment for nephrotic syndrome
    David Raveh
    Division of Internal Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Nephrol 19:1281-4. 2004
    ..Serial serum levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha are shown and discussed. We suggest studying the TNF-alpha blocking agents as optional treatment for nephrotic syndrome...
  27. ncbi Interleukin-6 and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide cord blood levels in premature infants: correlations with perinatal variables
    Ilan Arad
    Department of Neonatology, Hadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:419-23. 2010
    ..Elevated cord blood levels of interleukin-6 and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide were associated with neonatal complications; however, simultaneously obtained values have not been compared to date...
  28. ncbi The involvement of IL-6 and IL-8 in acute invasive gastroenteritis of children
    Nachum Vaisman
    Unit of Clinical Nutrition, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Cytokine 22:194-7. 2003
    ..The difference in IL-6, and to a lesser degree IL-8, between proven and non-proven bacterial etiologies, needs further investigation...
  29. ncbi Increased Th1 and Th2 type cytokine production in patients with active tuberculosis
    Zeev T Handzel
    Pediatric Research Institute, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:479-83. 2007
    ..Previous immune studies in young Ethiopian immigrants to Israel did not demonstrate anergy to purified protein derivative or a Th2-like cytokine profile...
  30. ncbi Cytokines and C-reactive protein production in hip-fracture-operated elderly patients
    Yichayaou Beloosesky
    Department of Geriatrics, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petach Tikvah, Israel
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 62:420-6. 2007
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  31. ncbi The effect of fish oil supplementation on cytokine production in children
    Nachum Vaisman
    Unit of Clinical Nutrition, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 16:194-8. 2005
    ..In conclusion, our results indicate an increased production of both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, with and without LPS stimulation, in children on 12 weeks' n-3 PUFA supplementation...
  32. ncbi Novel biomarkers in autoimmune diseases: prolactin, ferritin, vitamin D, and TPA levels in autoimmune diseases
    Hedi Orbach
    Department of Medicine B, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1109:385-400. 2007
    ..Hyperferritinemia may be used as an acute-phase reactant marker in autoimmune diseases mainly SLE. TPA may be used to indicate the tendency for malignancies...
  33. ncbi Changes in cytokine production and impaired hematopoiesis in patients with anorexia nervosa: the effect of refeeding
    Nachum Vaisman
    Clinical Nutrition Unit, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Cytokine 26:255-61. 2004
    ..The changes in the levels of hormones and cytokines known to be involved in hematopoiesis along refeeding may suggest a role for these factors in anorexia nervosa...
  34. ncbi Impact of treatment with infliximab on serum cytokine profile of patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis
    Howard Amital
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Tshernichovsky 59, Kfar Saba, 44281, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1110:649-60. 2007
    ..In an unselected population of RA and PsA patients, we noticed diverse patterns of serum cytokine profiles. These results imply that the cytokine profiles of RA and PsA are diverse and their pathogenesis is heterogeneous...
  35. ncbi PLIF induces IL-10 production in monocytes: a calmodulin-p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase-dependent pathway
    Muayad A Zahalka
    Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva 49100, Israel
    FASEB J 17:955-7. 2003
    ..However, extracellular signal-related kinases1,2 (ERK1,2), also activated by C48 stimulation, exhibited a limiting effect on IL-10 production...
  36. doi Regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor-A and its soluble receptor sFlt-1 by luteinizing hormone in vivo: implication for ovarian follicle angiogenesis
    Guy Gutman
    Sara Racine IVF Unit, Lis Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Fertil Steril 89:922-6. 2008
    ....