Alexandra Balbir-Gurman

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis in scleroderma-related conditions
    A Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Intern Med J 42:323-9. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Toe necrosis and acute myocardial infarction precipitated by a pheochromocytoma in a patient with systemic sclerosis
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Rheumatol 13:331-3. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant status after iloprost treatment in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon secondary to systemic sclerosis
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1517-21. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid pleural effusion
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:368-78. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Vasculitis in siblings with familial Mediterranean fever: a report of three cases and review of the literature
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1183-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulins in polyarteritis nodosa restricted to the limbs: case reports and review of the literature
    A Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:S28-30. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Scleroderma overlap syndrome
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    Shine Rheumatology Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion lsrael Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 13:14-20. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Accelerated pulmonary nodulosis and sterile pleural effusion in a patient with psoriatic arthropathy during methotrexate therapy: a case report
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Rheumatol 15:29-30. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Sonographic features of a tophaceous nodule
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:746-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Ischemic finger ulcer as a presenting symptom of systemic sclerosis
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:531-2. 2005

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Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis in scleroderma-related conditions
    A Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Intern Med J 42:323-9. 2012
    ..PCI is characterised by the appearance of intramural clusters of gas in the small and large bowel wall on X-ray or computed tomography and often is accompanied by free air in the peritoneal cavity...
  2. doi request reprint Toe necrosis and acute myocardial infarction precipitated by a pheochromocytoma in a patient with systemic sclerosis
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Rheumatol 13:331-3. 2007
    ..We present a woman with limited SSc who developed toe necrosis and acute coronary events as a complication of a previously undiagnosed pheochromocytoma...
  3. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant status after iloprost treatment in patients with Raynaud's phenomenon secondary to systemic sclerosis
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1517-21. 2007
    ..We found that IL, in addition to its vasoactive properties, has a potential to activate inner antioxidant system. Activation of inner antioxidant activity may explain long-term effect of IL instead of its very short half-life time...
  4. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid pleural effusion
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 35:368-78. 2006
    ..To describe the clinical and laboratory features of rheumatoid pleural effusion (RPE) and the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to this condition...
  5. ncbi request reprint Vasculitis in siblings with familial Mediterranean fever: a report of three cases and review of the literature
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 26:1183-5. 2007
    ..Vasculitides may be a clinical feature of FMF with a higher familiar prevalence. MEFV mutations may act as a genetic susceptibility factor for vasculitides in FMF patients...
  6. ncbi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulins in polyarteritis nodosa restricted to the limbs: case reports and review of the literature
    A Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:S28-30. 2007
    ..IVIG seems to be an efficient alternative therapy in PAN limited to the calf muscles especially for patients with limitations to conventional cytotoxic treatment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Scleroderma overlap syndrome
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    Shine Rheumatology Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion lsrael Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 13:14-20. 2011
    ..A combined pathology has impact on the clinical features, diagnosis and treatment...
  8. doi request reprint Accelerated pulmonary nodulosis and sterile pleural effusion in a patient with psoriatic arthropathy during methotrexate therapy: a case report
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Rheumatol 15:29-30. 2009
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  9. ncbi request reprint Sonographic features of a tophaceous nodule
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:746-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Ischemic finger ulcer as a presenting symptom of systemic sclerosis
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:531-2. 2005
  11. ncbi request reprint Consumption of pomegranate decreases serum oxidative stress and reduces disease activity in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis: a pilot study
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    Rheumatology Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 13:474-9. 2011
    ..Pomegranate extract (POMx) consumption has been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of collagen-induced arthritis in mice...
  12. doi request reprint Periodontal condition of patients with autoimmune diseases and the effect of anti-tumor necrosis factor-α therapy
    Yaniv Mayer
    Department of Periodontology, School of Graduate Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Periodontol 84:136-42. 2013
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of autoimmune diseases (AIs), as well as anti-tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) therapy on the clinical and immunologic parameters of the periodontium...
  13. ncbi request reprint Anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy: 6 year experience of a single center in northern Israel and possible impact of health policy on results
    Yolanda Braun-Moscovici
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Health Care Campus, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:277-81. 2008
    ..For other indications (e.g., vasculitis), anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy is given on a "compassionate" basis in severe refractory disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Anti-cyclic citrullinated protein antibodies as a predictor of response to anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Yolanda Braun-Moscovici
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Rheumatol 33:497-500. 2006
    ..We investigated the correlation between the efficacy of infliximab therapy and the titer of anti-CCP...
  15. doi request reprint Rituximab: rescue therapy in life-threatening complications or refractory autoimmune diseases: a single center experience
    Yolanda Braun-Moscovici
    B Shine Rheumatology Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, PO Box 9602, 31096 Haifa, Israel
    Rheumatol Int 33:1495-504. 2013
    ..RTX when administrated at an earlier stage, prevented irreversible vital organ damage, and allowed rapid steroid tapering off in already severe immunodepressed patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and acroosteolysis in systemic sclerosis
    Yolanda Braun-Moscovici
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Rheumatol 35:2201-5. 2008
    ..Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) have a crucial role in bone metabolism and resorption and may affect AO and calcinosis. We assessed vitamin D and PTH in patients with SSc...
  17. doi request reprint Pulmonary arteries involvement in Takayasu's arteritis: two cases and literature review
    Kohava Toledano
    B Shine Rheumatology Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 41:461-70. 2011
    ..To review pulmonary arteritis (PA) complicated by pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in Takayasu's arteritis (TA)...
  18. doi request reprint Depletion of B lymphocytes in rheumatoid arthritis patients modifies IL-8-anti-IL-8 autoantibody network
    Zohar Keren
    Technion, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Clin Immunol 133:108-16. 2009
    ..Our results indicate that B-cell depletion therapy modifies the cytokine-autoantibody network by reducing the levels of anti-cytokine autoantibodies and, consequentially, the formation of antibody-cytokine immune complexes...
  19. doi request reprint Ultrasound imaging of fasciitis due to body-building supplement
    Alexander P Rozin
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Med Sci 335:242-5. 2008
    ..We observed fasciitis due to the protein supplement Pure Whey, which has not been reported previously...
  20. ncbi request reprint Rheumatoid lung nodulosis and osteopathy associated with leflunomide therapy
    Alexander Rozin
    The B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, P O Box 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 25:384-8. 2006
    ..Development and increase of peripheral rheumatoid nodules in typical sites of RA patients following LEF therapy has been recently reported...
  21. doi request reprint Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists may minimize cyclophosphamide associated gonadotoxicity in SLE and autoimmune diseases
    Zeev Blumenfeld
    Reproductive Endocrinology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 41:346-52. 2011
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Anti-neutrophil antibody associated vasculitis in systemic sclerosis
    Uri Arad
    Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 41:223-9. 2011
    ..To report 3 cases ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) that developed in patients suffering from systemic sclerosis (SSc) and to review previously reported cases...
  23. pmc Large leg ulcers due to autoimmune diseases
    Alexander P Rozin
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Med Sci Monit 17:CS1-7. 2011
    ..Large leg ulcers (LLU) may complicate autoimmune diseases. They pose a therapeutic challenge and are often resistant to treatment. To report three cases of autoimmune diseases complicated with LLU...
  24. doi request reprint The effect of infliximab on antiviral antibody profiles in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Ilana Kaufman
    Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Rheumatol Int 30:325-9. 2010
    ..Patients with longstanding RA conserve long-term immunity to common viruses despite the use of immunosuppressive drugs. Levels of antiviral antibodies against measles, rubella and polio remain stable under treatment with infliximab...
  25. doi request reprint Anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy and periodontal parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Yaniv Mayer
    Department of Periodontology, School of Graduate Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Periodontol 80:1414-20. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) therapy on the clinical and immunologic parameters of the periodontium...
  26. ncbi request reprint Recalcitrant leg ulcer due to mixed connective tissue disease
    A P Rozin
    Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Centre and Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Neth J Med 64:91-4. 2006
    ..We considered a rationale of complex therapy for the leg ulcer on a basis of pathogenesis and complications of MCTD...
  27. ncbi request reprint Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia type II
    A P Rozin
    The B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center and B Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:329-32. 2006
    ..Responsiveness of skin vasculitis to colchicine therapy was restored after a two-month colchicine withdrawal period and therefore corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy was postponed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Anterior sonography of glenohumeral joint in patients with inflammatory joint disease
    A P Rozin
    The B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Health Care Campus, B Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 26:700-3. 2007
    ..A certain position of the shoulder and good knowledge of the normal anterior joint cavity parameters enabled us to diagnose synovitis by anterior shoulder sonography, with the patients experiencing minimal pain during movements...
  29. ncbi request reprint Serum-synovial gradient data of normouricemic patients with history of gout and acute knee effusion
    A P Rozin
    The B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, B Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, POB 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 25:886-8. 2006
    ..We propose that acid-base and ionic-protein gradient may lead to instability of subsaturated urate solution, thereby predisposing to MSUM deposits within synovial membrane and inducing inflammation...
  30. doi request reprint Scleroderma - new aspects in pathogenesis and treatment
    Alexandra Balbir-Gurman
    B Shine Rheumatology Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 26:13-24. 2012
    ..Future research will be directed at genetic factors, diagnostic and prognostic markers for fibrosis and microangiopathy, and development of drugs directed to pathogenic key cells and mediators...
  31. doi request reprint Hospitalizations of patients treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor-α agents -- a retrospective cohort analysis
    Devy Zisman
    Carmel Medical Center, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Rheumatol 40:16-22. 2013
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint The handheld dermatoscope as a nail-fold capillaroscopic instrument
    Reuven Bergman
    Departments of Dermatology and Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center and the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Arch Dermatol 139:1027-30. 2003
    ..Subjects The study included 106 patients who were consecutively referred and a control group of 170 healthy subjects or patients with unrelated skin disorders...
  33. ncbi request reprint Endothelin and pulmonary arterial hypertension
    Yolanda Braun-Moscovici
    B Shine Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 34:442-53. 2004
    ..The purpose of this article is to review the current knowledge of the role played by endothelin (ET) in PHT and the relevant drug regimens used in the treatment of this condition...
  34. doi request reprint Recently diagnosed axial spondyloarthritis: gender differences and factors related to delay in diagnosis
    Gleb Slobodin
    Internal Medicine A, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 30:1075-80. 2011
    ..Presence of WP in women almost doubled the delay in the diagnosis of SpA. No other differences in disease presentation or burden were demonstrated to correlate with delay in diagnosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Vaccination against influenza in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: the effect of rituximab on the humoral response
    S Oren
    Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Ann Rheum Dis 67:937-41. 2008
    ..To assess the effect of rituximab on the efficacy and safety of influenza virus vaccine in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  36. pmc Non-invasive measurement of biomechanical skin properties in systemic sclerosis
    A Balbir-Gurman
    Department of Rheumatology, Rambam Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:237-41. 2002
    ..To evaluate biomechanical properties of skin in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) using the BTC-2000 suction device...
  37. ncbi request reprint [Anti-TNF-alpha treatment and spondyloarthropathies]
    Yolanda Braun
    Harefuah 141:965-8, 1010. 2002
    ..The rationale and the early beneficial results of this new approach in spondyloarthropathies are reviewed...
  38. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines of the Israeli association of rheumatology for the prevention of tuberculosis in patients treated with TNF-alpha blockers]
    Ori Elkayam
    Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center
    Harefuah 146:235-7, 244. 2007
    ..If the clinical condition requires the urgent use of TNFalpha blockers, these may be initiated one month after starting treatment for latent tuberculosis...