Howard Amital

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Hepatotoxicity rates do not differ in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis treated with methotrexate
    Howard Amital
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba, Israel
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1107-10. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint 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
  3. ncbi request reprint Probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus casei (Actimel) induces a Th1 response in an animal model of antiphospholipid syndrome
    Howard Amital
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Tshernichovsky 59, Kfar Saba, 44281, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1110:661-9. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder, tenderness, and fibromyalgia syndrome: are they different entities?
    Daniella Amital
    Department of Psychiatry B, Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Psychosom Res 61:663-9. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Infections may have a protective role in the etiopathogenesis of celiac disease
    Leeor Plot
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:670-4. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Infectious aspects and the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
    Michal Kasher Meron
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center affiliated with Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 38:287-91. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Vitamin D inflammatory cytokines and coronary events: a comprehensive review
    Yoav Arnson
    Cardiology Division, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 45:236-47. 2013
  8. doi request reprint The premenstrual syndrome and fibromyalgia--similarities and common features
    Daniela Amital
    Department of Psychiatry B, Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Ness Ziona, Israel
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 38:107-15. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Effects of tobacco smoke on immunity, inflammation and autoimmunity
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    J Autoimmun 34:J258-65. 2010
  10. doi request reprint An open-label study adding creatine monohydrate to ongoing medical regimens in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome
    Avi Leader
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:829-36. 2009

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  1. doi request reprint Hepatotoxicity rates do not differ in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis treated with methotrexate
    Howard Amital
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba, Israel
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1107-10. 2009
    ..The current study's objective was to examine the long-term risk of MTX hepatotoxicity based on a database review of patients with RA or psoriasis, and to examine whether the two populations differed...
  2. ncbi request reprint 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...
  3. ncbi request reprint Probiotic supplementation with Lactobacillus casei (Actimel) induces a Th1 response in an animal model of antiphospholipid syndrome
    Howard Amital
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Tshernichovsky 59, Kfar Saba, 44281, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1110:661-9. 2007
    ..05). Actimel as well as yogurt confer an immunological impact on Balb/c mice immunized with beta2GPI. Actimel was able not only to enhance IFNgamma secretion but also to inhibit IL-10 production...
  4. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder, tenderness, and fibromyalgia syndrome: are they different entities?
    Daniella Amital
    Department of Psychiatry B, Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Psychosom Res 61:663-9. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate the comorbidity of FMS and PTSD in a cohort of men following an intensive, initial, defined traumatic event...
  5. ncbi request reprint Infections may have a protective role in the etiopathogenesis of celiac disease
    Leeor Plot
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:670-4. 2009
    ..Our results imply that certain infections may generate an immunological environment that disfavors future appearance of certain autoimmune conditions such as celiac disease...
  6. doi request reprint Infectious aspects and the etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
    Michal Kasher Meron
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center affiliated with Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 38:287-91. 2010
    ..We detected higher rates of serological evidence of infections with Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus viruses. Our findings may indicate a role of these viruses in the pathogenesis of RA...
  7. doi request reprint Vitamin D inflammatory cytokines and coronary events: a comprehensive review
    Yoav Arnson
    Cardiology Division, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 45:236-47. 2013
    ..There is place for further studies involving prolonged vitamin D treatment in patients suffering from ischemic heart disease...
  8. doi request reprint The premenstrual syndrome and fibromyalgia--similarities and common features
    Daniela Amital
    Department of Psychiatry B, Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Tel Aviv University, Ness Ziona, Israel
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 38:107-15. 2010
    ..These parameters were highly correlated with a lower pain threshold...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of tobacco smoke on immunity, inflammation and autoimmunity
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    J Autoimmun 34:J258-65. 2010
    ..The current review underlines the importance of smoking prevention and eradication not only in respiratory disorders but also in autoimmune conditions as well...
  10. doi request reprint An open-label study adding creatine monohydrate to ongoing medical regimens in patients with the fibromyalgia syndrome
    Avi Leader
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:829-36. 2009
    ..These results deteriorated 4 weeks after stopping creatine therapy. The findings of this study are preliminary and limited due to the small sample and relatively high rate of dropouts...
  11. ncbi request reprint Low serum vitamin D concentrations in patients with schizophrenia
    Dganit Itzhaky
    Biochemistry and Immunology Laboratories, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 14:88-92. 2012
    ..Vitamin D is increasingly associated with the pathology of cognition and mental illness. Vitamin D receptors have been detected on neurons that regulate behavior...
  12. doi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy for autoimmune diseases
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba affiliated with Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Autoimmunity 42:553-60. 2009
    ..In this review we gather existing information regarding IVIg mechanisms of action, clinical applications and its effects on various conditions...
  13. doi request reprint Pneumatosis intestinalis presenting in autoimmune diseases: a report of three patients
    Zamir Dovrish
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:199-202. 2009
    ..In this report we present PI occurring in three patients with different autoimmune conditions and review the literature...
  14. ncbi request reprint The involvement of CD44 and its novel ligand galectin-8 in apoptotic regulation of autoimmune inflammation
    Lora Eshkar Sebban
    Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Immunol 179:1225-35. 2007
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  15. pmc Vitamin D and autoimmunity: new aetiological and therapeutic considerations
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Affiliated to Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:1137-42. 2007
    ..It seems that vitamin D has crossed the boundaries of calcium metabolism and has become a significant factor in a number of physiological functions, specifically as a biological inhibitor of inflammatory hyperactivity...
  16. doi request reprint Do infections facilitate the emergence of systemic sclerosis?
    Chagai Grossman
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba Israel, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 10:244-7. 2011
    ..It is very likely that the infectious agents are cofactors in a specific hormonal and environmental setting that mounts an immune reaction, which leads to the emergence of the disorder...
  17. ncbi request reprint The endless differential diagnosis of acute obstructive renal failure: unusual challenges for the sharp-sighted clinician
    Hemda Rosenblum
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:280-2. 2010
    ..In this article we present two rare cases of acute obstructive renal failure that presented with hydronephrosis. These cases underline the wide range of causes that may lead to this clinical feature...
  18. doi request reprint Serum 25-OH vitamin D concentrations are linked with various clinical aspects in patients with systemic sclerosis: a retrospective cohort study and review of the literature
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 10:490-4. 2011
    ..In conclusion, Patients with SSc have significantly lower serum vitamin D concentrations compared to healthy controls; moreover fibrosis of the cutaneous tissue is inversely related to the vitamin D concentration...
  19. ncbi request reprint Infliximab-induced remission of extensive plaque psoriasis
    Howard Amital
    Rheumatology Unit, Division of Internal Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:827-8. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Diffuse disseminated candidiasis in a patient with Felty's syndrome: a case report
    Shany Ish Hurwitz
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Tshernichovsky 59, Kfar Saba 4428, Israel
    Rheumatol Int 28:65-8. 2007
    ..To the best of our knowledge this coexistence has never been described before...
  21. doi request reprint Autoimmune smoke and fire--coexisting rheumatoid arthritis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a cross-sectional analysis
    Vered Bieber
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Immunol Res 56:261-6. 2013
    ..98, 95% CI 1.77-2.21, p < 0.0001). In this large data-based study, RA was found to be associated with COPD...
  22. doi request reprint The role of infections in the immunopathogensis of systemic sclerosis--evidence from serological studies
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1173:627-32. 2009
    ..These data demonstrate that antibodies against CMV, HBV, and toxoplasmosis were detected more often in patients with SSc. This association implies that infectious agents may have a role in disease pathogenesis and expression...
  23. doi request reprint Antioxidants and smoking in autoimmune disease--opposing sides of the seesaw?
    Eyal Zifman
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba affiliated to Tel Aviv University Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 8:165-9. 2008
    ..Smoking was shown to increase morbidity and levels of markers for disease activity. It was also found to increase the risk of manifesting these diseases. The number of works needs to be expanded, though...
  24. doi request reprint The antiphospholipid syndrome as a neurological disease
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 40:97-108. 2010
    ..To examine currently known and additional potential neurological manifestations of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and to discuss current and experimental therapeutic options in light of the present knowledge of the disease mechanism...
  25. doi request reprint Coexistent pyoderma gangrenosum and tibialis anterior myositis as presenting manifestations of Crohn's disease: case report and review of the literature
    Oran Goldshmid
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tshernichovsky 59, 44281 Kfar Saba, Israel
    Rheumatol Int 31:525-7. 2011
    ..The patient favorably responded to infliximab with concomitant azathioprine therapy...
  26. doi request reprint Arrhythmias and conduction defects in rheumatological diseases--a comprehensive review
    Alon Eisen
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kefar Saba, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 39:145-56. 2009
    ..To review the clinical aspects of cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances in several common and less encountered adult rheumatic diseases and to underline the importance of prompt diagnosis and management in these patients...
  27. ncbi request reprint Amyopathic dermatomyositis--an uncommon presentation of dermatomyositis
    Yoav Arnson
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:492-3. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Resilience emotions and acute stress reactions in the population of Dimona and the general population of Israel two days after the first suicide bombing attack in Dimona
    Daniela Amital
    Department of Psychiatry, Ness Ziona Mental Health Center, Ness Ziona, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 14:281-5. 2012
    ..One detonated his bomb at approximately 10:30 a.m. causing multiple casualties. Short-term emotional effects and acute stress reactions usually appear among survivors after such incidents...
  29. doi request reprint Anti-TNF therapy: safety aspects of taking the risk
    Hemda Rosenblum
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 10:563-8. 2011
    ..Due to the lack of head to head studies, there is no agreement as to which agent has the highest rates of treatment response and disease remission...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prediction of neurological diseases by using autoantibodies: wishful thinking come true
    Eyal Zifman
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:29-31. 2008
    ..This review will summarize the attempts made to pursue autoantibodies specific for the central nervous system as potential predictors of autoimmune neurological disorders...
  31. ncbi request reprint Bilateral septic arthritis of the hip: does etanercept play a role? A case report
    Howard Amital
    Rheumatology Unit, Division of Internal Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:2205-6. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint [Cancer of unknown primary site origin--advances in diagnosis and therapy]
    Leeor Plot
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba
    Harefuah 147:294-8, 376, 375. 2008
    ..The median survival is 10-12 months and the 2 year survival is 20%-25%. This is a case report demonstrating the dilemmas in managing such patients, followed by a review of the recent medical literature covering the topic...
  33. ncbi request reprint Treatment with a laminin-derived peptide suppresses lupus nephritis
    Howard Amital
    Department of Medicine, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Immunol 175:5516-23. 2005
    ..The interaction with these Ags can explain both the tissue distribution and the immunopathological findings in lupus. Moreover, inhibition of autoantibody binding to the extracellular matrix can lead to suppression of disease...
  34. ncbi request reprint The coexistence of Sweet's syndrome and Still's disease--is it merely a coincidence?
    Hila Elinav
    Department of Medicine A, Institute of Pathology, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Ein Karem, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    J Am Acad Dermatol 50:S90-2. 2004
    ..Considering the clinical similarities of these diseases, it may be presumed that similar patients may have been overlooked in the past...
  35. doi request reprint Using continuous motion monitoring technology to determine patient's risk for development of pressure ulcers
    Eyal Zimlichman
    Division of General Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Patient Saf 7:181-4. 2011
    ..To perform initial validation of a continuous motion monitoring technology that can potentially be used as a risk assessment tool to determine risk for developing pressure ulcers (PUs)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy: control of pain and symptoms with pamidronate
    Howard Amital
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Radiology and Division of Internal Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University School of Medicine, Ein Karem, POB 12000, 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 23:330-2. 2004
    ..It has been described mainly in association with chronic suppurative pulmonary diseases, bronchogenic carcinoma and lung metastases, cystic fibrosis, and cyanotic congenital malformations of the heart...
  37. doi request reprint Infectious associations of Celiac disease
    Leeor Plot
    Department of Medicine D, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 8:316-9. 2009
    ..Understanding the relationship between infectious agents and autoimmunity may assist in prediction, early diagnosis and perhaps also the prevention of CD...
  38. ncbi request reprint Expression of extra trinucleotide in CD44 variant of rheumatoid arthritis patients allows generation of disease-specific monoclonal antibody
    Itshak Golan
    The Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    J Autoimmun 28:99-113. 2007
    ..Furthermore, injection of anti-CD44vRA mAbs reduced joint inflammation in DBA/1 mice with collagen-induced arthritis. These findings show that anti-CD44vRA mAbs are both bioactive and RA-specific...
  39. ncbi request reprint Anti-vitamin D, vitamin D in SLE: preliminary results
    Jozélio Freire Carvalho
    Rheumatology Division, Sao Paulo University School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1109:550-7. 2007
    ..Further studies are required to explore the potential diagnostic and prognostic role of these novel antibodies in SLE...
  40. ncbi request reprint The mosaic of autoimmunity: genetic factors involved in autoimmune diseases--2008
    Yehuda Shoenfeld
    Department of Medicine B and Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:3-7. 2008
  41. ncbi request reprint Intelligent nutrition: health-promoting mechanisms of probiotics
    Howard Amital
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:812-3. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint The mosaic of autoimmunity: prediction, autoantibodies, and therapy in autoimmune diseases--2008
    Yehuda Shoenfeld
    Department of Medicine B and Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:13-9. 2008
  43. ncbi request reprint Chronic fatigue syndrome: characteristics and possible causes for its pathogenesis
    Nicola Bassi
    Department of Rheumatology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:79-82. 2008
    ..It has been demonstrated that impairment in vasoactive neuropeptide metabolism may explain the symptoms of CFS...
  44. ncbi request reprint Third Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Treatment of Autoimmune Disorders, 8-10 June 2002, Leipzig, Germany
    Howard Amital
    Department of Medicine B, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:973-6. 2002