Arnon Blum

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Endothelial function in patients with sickle cell anemia during and after sickle cell crises
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Israel
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 19:83-6. 2005
  2. doi request reprint A decrease in VEGF and inflammatory markers is associated with diabetic proliferative retinopathy
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya15208, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 23:158-62. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Gender effect on vascular inflammation following bariatric surgery
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 23:154-7. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in fracture healing
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 41:87-91. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint First-degree atrioventricular block and restrictive physiology as cardiac manifestations of Fabry's disease
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    South Med J 96:212-3. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Coronary artery disease: Are men and women created equal?
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Gend Med 6:410-8. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine (Hcy) follow-up study
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Clin Invest Med 30:21-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Prolonged fever due to silicone granulomatosis
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Padeh Poriya Medical Center, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:121-2. 2007
  9. pmc The polio epidemic in Israel in the 1950s
    Nava Blum
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Public Health 97:218. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Tomato-rich (Mediterranean) diet does not modify inflammatory markers
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Baruch PadehPoriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Clin Invest Med 30:E70-4. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Endothelial function in patients with sickle cell anemia during and after sickle cell crises
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Israel
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 19:83-6. 2005
    ....
  2. doi request reprint A decrease in VEGF and inflammatory markers is associated with diabetic proliferative retinopathy
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya15208, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 23:158-62. 2012
    ..Biomarkers of inflammation and angiogenesis may detect the progression of diabetic vascular disease and may lead towards earlier interventions that would prevent systemic complications...
  3. doi request reprint Gender effect on vascular inflammation following bariatric surgery
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 23:154-7. 2012
    ..This is the first study that has demonstrated a gender difference in the inflammatory responses that may affect clinical outcome, and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
  4. ncbi request reprint Vascular inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in fracture healing
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 41:87-91. 2012
    ..In vivo measurements demonstrated severe endothelial dysfunction, which could support the idea that the vascular system is recruited to build new blood vessels that support bone regeneration...
  5. ncbi request reprint First-degree atrioventricular block and restrictive physiology as cardiac manifestations of Fabry's disease
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    South Med J 96:212-3. 2003
    ..This pattern of electrocardiographic and echocardiographic characteristics of Fabry's disease has not been reported previously and should be added to the other cardiac manifestations of Fabry's disease...
  6. doi request reprint Coronary artery disease: Are men and women created equal?
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Gend Med 6:410-8. 2009
    ..A better and earlier understanding of the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women will enable us to detect ischemic heart disease earlier and prevent adverse clinical outcomes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine (Hcy) follow-up study
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Clin Invest Med 30:21-5. 2007
    ..Hyperhomocysteinemia confers an increased risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and deep vein thrombosis, and is a strong predictor of mortality among patients with ischemic heart disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prolonged fever due to silicone granulomatosis
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Padeh Poriya Medical Center, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:121-2. 2007
  9. pmc The polio epidemic in Israel in the 1950s
    Nava Blum
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Studies, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Public Health 97:218. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Tomato-rich (Mediterranean) diet does not modify inflammatory markers
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Baruch PadehPoriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Clin Invest Med 30:E70-4. 2007
    ..The mechanism of prevention of cardiovascular events has not been clearly established. Our aim was to study the effects of a tomatoes-rich diet on markers of vascular inflammation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Periodontal care may improve systemic inflammation
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Baruch Padeh Poriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Clin Invest Med 30:E114-7. 2007
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  12. pmc Howard A. Rusk (1901-1989) from military medicine to comprehensive rehabilitation
    Nava Blum
    School of Public Health, Haifa University, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Am J Public Health 98:256-7. 2008
  13. pmc The Sungari River flood and the Jewish community in Harbin, China
    Nava Blum
    School of Public Health, Haifa University, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Am J Public Health 98:823. 2008
  14. pmc The first mental hospital in China
    Nava Blum
    School of Public Health, Haifa University, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
    Am J Public Health 98:1593. 2008
  15. ncbi request reprint Immunological mediated therapies for heart failure
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Galilee, 15208, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:301-5. 2009
    ..We hope that the present review will increase awareness of new treatment options and encourage researchers and physicians to investigate this novel approach to treat patients with heart failure...
  16. doi request reprint The pleiotropic effects of statins on endothelial function, vascular inflammation, immunomodulation and thrombogenesis
    A Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Technion, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Atherosclerosis 203:325-30. 2009
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  17. doi request reprint The possible role of red blood cell microvesicles in atherosclerosis
    Arnon Blum
    Cardiovascular Department, Translational Branch, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health, USA
    Eur J Intern Med 20:101-5. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Heart failure--new insights
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:105-11. 2009
    ..This review will focus on the up-to-date mechanistic aspects of heart failure, including clinical trials that have contributed to our better understanding of this entity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Variability of C-reactive protein levels among patients with stable coronary artery disease and on statin therapy
    Arnon Blum
    Translational Medicine Branch, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:602-5. 2009
    ..However, the reproducibility of persistently elevated hs-CRP levels and association with other markers of inflammation in patients with stable CAD on aggressive statin therapy is unknown...
  20. doi request reprint Treating heart failure with sildenafil
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Congest Heart Fail 15:181-5. 2009
    ..Sildenafil, by improving endothelial activity and muscle perfusion, improves signaling and ventilatory efficiencies, potentially indicating a novel approach in the therapeutic management of heart failure...
  21. ncbi request reprint Leukocytes and acute myocardial infarction
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:1060-5. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of oral soy protein on markers of inflammation in postmenopausal women with mild hypercholesterolemia
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am Heart J 145:e7. 2003
    ..We examined whether the consumption of isolated soy protein may improve markers of vascular inflammation in postmenopausal women with hypercholesterolemia...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of soy protein on endothelium-dependent vasodilatation and lipid profile in postmenopausal women with mild hypercholesterolemia
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Invest Med 26:20-6. 2003
    ..Because soybean foods contain phytoestrogens, we evaluated the effect of orally administered soy proteins on vascular responsiveness...
  24. ncbi request reprint Anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG antibody titer in patients with risk factors to atherosclerosis
    A Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Hospital, 15208 Lower Galillee, Israel
    Clin Exp Med 3:157-60. 2003
    ..Our findings support the infectious theory and an association between CMV infection and atherosclerosis at an early stage, maybe even years before clinical events occur...
  25. ncbi request reprint Endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia and eclampsia: current etiology and future non-invasive assessment
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:724-6. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors (statins), atherosclerosis and coronary syndromes
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    Atherosclerosis 175:1-5. 2004
  27. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) vs. transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in assessing cardio-vascular sources of emboli in patients with acute ischemic stroke
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    Med Sci Monit 10:CR521-3. 2004
    ..However, the real clinical impact of additional TEE data remains to be defined. Our purpose was to evaluate the impact of TEE on the management of patients at low risk for cardiogenic embolism...
  28. ncbi request reprint "Obesity paradox" in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Padeh Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 13:672-5. 2011
    ..Usually in healthy persons the more obese you are the more metabolic complications you have; however, thin patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have more cardiovascular complications and a higher mortality rate...
  29. ncbi request reprint The antiphospholipid syndrome and endothelial function
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poriya Hospital, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:556-8. 2004
    ..Endothelial function and vascular inflammation play major roles in the pathogenesis and clinical outcome of patients with the antiphospholipid syndrome...
  30. ncbi request reprint Viral load of the human immunodeficiency virus could be an independent risk factor for endothelial dysfunction
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Clin Cardiol 28:149-53. 2005
    ..However, endothelial dysfunction, hypercoagulability, hypertriglyceridemia, and abnormal coronary artery pathology have been observed in association with HIV infection prior to the availability of protease inhibitor therapy...
  31. ncbi request reprint The stroke trial - can we predict clinical outcome of patients with ischemic stroke by measuring soluble cell adhesion molecules (CAM)?
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Neurological Unit, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 17:295-8. 2006
    ..The inflammatory components in ischemic stroke are of current interest, and there is some experimental evidence that they may be linked...
  32. pmc Transcriptional profiling of CD133(+) cells in coronary artery disease and effects of exercise on gene expression
    Delong Liu
    Genomics Core, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cytotherapy 13:227-36. 2011
    ..Our aim was to identify differences in gene expression in CD133(+) cells of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and healthy controls, and determine whether exercise modifies gene expression...
  33. pmc Predictors of endothelial function in employees with sedentary occupations in a worksite exercise program
    Margaret F Lippincott
    Translational Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:820-4. 2008
    ..In conclusion, daily exercise achievable at their work sites by employees with sedentary occupations improves endothelial function, even with the absence of weight loss, which may decrease cardiovascular risk, if sustained...
  34. pmc Targeted antagonism of CXCR4 mobilizes progenitor cells under investigation for cardiovascular disease
    Arnon Blum
    Translational Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Cytotherapy 11:1016-9. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a novel CXCR4 inhibitor (plerixafor), previously shown to mobilize CD34+ stem cells, on CD133+ mobilization and markers of inflammation...
  35. pmc Relation of endothelial function to cardiovascular risk in women with sedentary occupations and without known cardiovascular disease
    Margaret F Lippincott
    Translational Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:348-52. 2008
    ..Even in the absence of routine exercise, cardiorespiratory fitness, rather than conventional risk factors or body mass, is the dominant predictor of endothelial function and suggests a modifiable approach to risk...
  36. pmc Microarray-based characterization of a colony assay used to investigate endothelial progenitor cells and relevance to endothelial function in humans
    Aditi Desai
    Translational Medicine Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 1454, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 29:121-7. 2009
    ..An assay proposed to quantify endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) colonies in humans was investigated to determine the phenotype of recovered cells and their relevance to in vivo endothelial function...
  37. ncbi request reprint Leukocytes and coronary heart disease
    Michael Hoffman
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, 64239, Israel
    Atherosclerosis 172:1-6. 2004
    ..It is possible that measuring white blood cell count and subpopulations could be used for a better way of risk stratification of patients admitted with acute vascular events...
  38. ncbi request reprint Endothelial dysfunction and inflammation after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poria Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 94:1420-3. 2004
    ..Thus, endothelium-dependent dilation abnormalities were related to the systemic inflammatory state, whereas endothelium-independent dilation abnormalities were not related to the inflammatory status of the patient...
  39. doi request reprint Endothelial progenitor cells are suppressed in anemic patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Aya Solomon
    Research Laboratory, Cardiovascular Division, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Tiberias, Israel
    Am J Med 125:604-11. 2012
    ..The correlation between chronic anemia and endothelial progenitor cells in patients with acute coronary syndrome was investigated...
  40. ncbi request reprint Effects of tomatoes on the lipid profile
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Research Biochemistry Laboratory, Baruch Padeh Poriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    Clin Invest Med 29:298-300. 2006
    ..Tomatoes and lycopene are considered potent antioxidants. Our purpose was to study the effects of a tomatoe-rich diet on the lipid profile following 300g daily of tomatoes for one month...
  41. ncbi request reprint Periaortitis: the importance of early diagnosis
    Khalid Khazim
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Baruch Padeh Poriya Medical Center, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:140-1. 2006
  42. ncbi request reprint Possible beneficial effects of soy protein on the vascular endothelium in postmenopausal women--future directions
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:56-8. 2003
  43. pmc Endothelial dysfunction and procoagulant activity in acute ischemic stroke
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    J Vasc Interv Neurol 5:33-9. 2012
    ..Vascular instability and procoagulant activity are still in progress in the first days following acute stroke and patients are at risk to develop more vascular events at that time...
  44. ncbi request reprint Periodontal care may improve endothelial function
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Baruch Padeh Poriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel
    Eur J Intern Med 18:295-8. 2007
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Vascular responsiveness in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee 15208, Israel Electronic address
    Eur J Intern Med 25:370-3. 2014
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  46. pmc Abdominal circumference and recurrent hospitalizations may affect the clinical outcome of patients with acute heart failure
    Arnon Blum
    Department of Medicine, Baruch Padeh Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee
    Exp Clin Cardiol 16:40-2. 2011
    ..The hypothesis for the present study was that asymptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) could have an effect on the in-hospital mortality of patients admitted with acute heart failure...
  47. doi request reprint Endothelial dysfunction is reversible in Helicobacter pylori-positive subjects
    Arnon Blum
    Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Research Institute, University of Miami, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Med 124:1171-4. 2011
    ..It is not clear whether HP eradication will reverse endothelial damage and prevent cardiovascular events...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary hypoplasia
    Claudia Simsolo
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Poriya Medical Center, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:494-5. 2004
  49. pmc Beneficial effects of sauna bathing for heart failure patients
    Nava Blum
    School of Public Health, Haifa University, Haifa
    Exp Clin Cardiol 12:29-32. 2007
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  50. ncbi request reprint Selective estrogen receptor modulator effects on serum lipoproteins and vascular function in postmenopausal women and in hypercholesterolemic men
    A Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Poriya Hospital, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 949:168-74. 2001
    ..This review updates the current knowledge of the biological effects of selective estrogen receptor modulators of potential cardiovascular importance in postmenopausal women...
  51. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine levels in patients with risk factors for atherosclerosis
    A Blum
    Department of Internal Medicine, Poria Hospital, Lower Galilee, Israel
    Clin Cardiol 24:463-6. 2001
    ..Homocysteine level (an independent convertible risk factor to atherosclerosis) should be measured routinely in patients with risk factors for atherosclerosis and treated appropriately...
  52. ncbi request reprint Raloxifene-mediated increase in matrix metalloproteinase-1 production by activated monocytes
    J A Ardans
    Immunopathology Section, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 21:1265-8. 2001
    ..In summary, raloxifene increases the production of MMP-1 in activated monocytes; this effect may be favorable in atherosclerotic arterial wall remodeling but unfavorable for plaque stability...
  53. ncbi request reprint Soluble CD40 ligand is an early initiator of inflammation after coronary intervention
    Atul Aggarwal
    Nebraska Heart Institute, Hastings, Nebraska 68901, USA
    Coron Artery Dis 15:471-5. 2004
    ..The role of soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) as a potential initiator of inflammation after stenting has not been described...
  54. ncbi request reprint White blood cell count and the coronary anatomy in acute coronary events
    Arnon Blum
    Am J Cardiol 95:159-60. 2005