Ran D Balicer

Summary

Country: Israel

Publications

  1. pmc Influenza outbreak control in confined settings
    Ran D Balicer
    Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:579-83. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Decline in the prevalence of antibodies to herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 among Israeli young adults between 1984 and 2002
    Batya B Davidovici
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Sex Transm Dis 33:641-5. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A systematic analysis of influenza vaccine shortage policies
    Lori Uscher-Pines
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Suite 492, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health 122:183-91. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Preventive effect of meningococcal vaccination in Israeli military recruits
    Daniel Mimouni
    Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 38:56-8. 2010
  5. pmc Determinants of emergency response willingness in the local public health workforce by jurisdictional and scenario patterns: a cross-sectional survey
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E7537, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:164. 2012
  6. pmc Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be er Sheva, Israel
    BMC Public Health 6:99. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Is childhood vaccination associated with asthma? A meta-analysis of observational studies
    Ran D Balicer
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatrics 120:e1269-77. 2007
  8. pmc Multifocal avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak
    Ran D Balicer
    Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1601-3. 2007
  9. pmc Cost-benefit of stockpiling drugs for influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1280-2. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Beveled needle technique is not associated with low "take" rates in Israeli smallpox revaccination campaign
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israeli Defense Forces, Be er Sheva, Israel
    Hum Vaccin 1:224-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications52

  1. pmc Influenza outbreak control in confined settings
    Ran D Balicer
    Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:579-83. 2005
    ..We review the control measures available for controlling influenza outbreaks in confined settings and discuss the role of rapid mass vaccination within this context...
  2. ncbi request reprint Decline in the prevalence of antibodies to herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 among Israeli young adults between 1984 and 2002
    Batya B Davidovici
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Sex Transm Dis 33:641-5. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 in male and female soldiers discharged from the Israel Defense Force (IDF) over a period of 18 years...
  3. ncbi request reprint A systematic analysis of influenza vaccine shortage policies
    Lori Uscher-Pines
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 624 N Broadway, Suite 492, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health 122:183-91. 2008
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Preventive effect of meningococcal vaccination in Israeli military recruits
    Daniel Mimouni
    Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Ramat Gan, Israel
    Am J Infect Control 38:56-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to summarize the IDF experience to date...
  5. pmc Determinants of emergency response willingness in the local public health workforce by jurisdictional and scenario patterns: a cross-sectional survey
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, 615 North Wolfe Street, Room E7537, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:164. 2012
    ..This study applied a threat-and efficacy-centered framework to characterize these workers' scenario and jurisdictional response willingness patterns toward a range of naturally-occurring and terrorism-related emergency scenarios...
  6. pmc Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be er Sheva, Israel
    BMC Public Health 6:99. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Is childhood vaccination associated with asthma? A meta-analysis of observational studies
    Ran D Balicer
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatrics 120:e1269-77. 2007
    ..The possible link between immunization and atopic diseases has been under intense debate in the last decade...
  8. pmc Multifocal avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak
    Ran D Balicer
    Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1601-3. 2007
    ..The epidemiologic investigation and review of outbreak mitigation efforts uncovered gaps in planning for and containing the outbreak, thus affording valuable lessons applicable to other countries in similar settings...
  9. pmc Cost-benefit of stockpiling drugs for influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1280-2. 2005
    ..Current stockpiling of oseltamivir appears to be cost-saving to the economy under several treatment strategies, including therapeutic treatment of patients and postexposure prophylactic treatment of patients' close contacts...
  10. ncbi request reprint Beveled needle technique is not associated with low "take" rates in Israeli smallpox revaccination campaign
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israeli Defense Forces, Be er Sheva, Israel
    Hum Vaccin 1:224-7. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that this failure rates might be attributed to the unique vaccination technique adopted in Israel, of using beveled needles rather than bifurcated needles...
  11. pmc Characterizing hospital workers' willingness to respond to a radiological event
    Ran D Balicer
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    PLoS ONE 6:e25327. 2011
    ..Understanding employee willingness to respond is critical for planning experts. Previous research has demonstrated that perception of threat and efficacy is key in the assessing willingness to respond to a RDD event...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Smallpox vaccination techniques: considerations and unresolved issues]
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces
    Harefuah 144:51-6, 69. 2005
    ..Together, these factors will most likely influence the adoption of a preferred vaccination technique during a smallpox emergency...
  13. ncbi request reprint Modeling infectious diseases dissemination through online role-playing games
    Ran D Balicer
    Epidemiology Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Epidemiology 18:260-1. 2007
    ..It is possible that these virtual environments could serve as a platform for studying the dissemination of infectious diseases, and as a testing ground for novel interventions to control emerging communicable diseases...
  14. pmc Characterizing hospital workers' willingness to report to duty in an influenza pandemic through threat- and efficacy-based assessment
    Ran D Balicer
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    BMC Public Health 10:436. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint [The information age and its effect on the doctor-patient relationship]
    Ran D Balicer
    Israel Defense Forces, Medical Corps, Army Health Branch
    Harefuah 143:749-52, 764. 2004
    ..In this article we will discuss the principal changes that have occurred in the doctor-patient relationship due to the information revolution, and explore future trends which might be expected in view of these changes...
  16. ncbi request reprint Methemoglobinemia caused by topical teething preparation: a case report
    Ran D Balicer
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Sheba Medical Center, Building 130, IL 52621 Tel Hashomer, Israel
    ScientificWorldJournal 4:517-20. 2004
    ..Physicians not familiar with this rare complication may face diagnostic dilemmas, as its presentation is often nonspecific and rapid treatment is essential to prevent life-threatening complications...
  17. doi request reprint Rubella seroprevalence in the first birth cohort reaching fertility age after 20 years of two dose universal vaccination policy in Israel
    Hagai Levine
    Medical Corps, Israeli Defense Force, Israel
    Vaccine 30:7260-4. 2012
    ..A national program of a 2-dose universal childhood MMR vaccination policy has been in effect in Israel since 1988. As the 1988 birth cohort reached fertility age, questions regarding immunity against rubella were raised...
  18. doi request reprint Seroepidemiology of Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus among Israeli male young adults
    Hagai Levine
    Medical Corps, Israeli Defence Force, Israel
    Ann Epidemiol 22:783-8. 2012
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  19. doi request reprint Sub-optimal prevalence of mumps antibodies in a population based study of young adults in Israel after 20 years of two dose universal vaccination policy
    Hagai Levine
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Israel
    Vaccine 29:2785-90. 2011
    ..A recent mumps outbreak in Israel despite an ongoing national program of a 2-dose universal childhood vaccination policy since 1988, raised questions regarding population immunity among young adults...
  20. pmc Dynamics of pneumococcal acquisition and carriage in young adults during training in confined settings in Israel
    Hagai Levine
    Medical Corps, Israel Defence Force, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    PLoS ONE 7:e46491. 2012
    ..Our aim was to characterize pneumococcal acquisition and carriage among healthy young adults in Israel during military training in confined settings...
  21. ncbi request reprint Declining population immunity to mumps among Israeli military recruits
    Michael Huerta
    Army Health Branch, Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Vaccine 24:6300-3. 2006
    ..Immigration appears to be a contributing factor to the decrease in population seroprevalence over time...
  22. ncbi request reprint Reliability of self-reported smoking history and age at initial tobacco use
    Michael Huerta
    Israel Defence Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Prev Med 41:646-50. 2005
    ..Many studies use questionnaires to determine smoking status and age of smoking onset. This study aimed to determine the reliability of self-reported smoking history and age of smoking initiation...
  23. ncbi request reprint [The military role in a flu pandemic]
    Vered Molina Hazan
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps Headquarters, IDF, Israel
    Harefuah 149:9-13, 64. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Control of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 5 epidemic of severe pneumonia among young army recruits by mass antibiotic treatment and vaccination
    Ran D Balicer
    Medical Corps, Israeli Defense Forces, Israel
    Vaccine 28:5591-6. 2010
    ..1%) contacts. Immunization with 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine supplemented with a 2-dose azithromycin mass treatment rapidly terminated the outbreak. Carriage rates dropped to <1%, 24 and 45 days after intervention...
  25. ncbi request reprint Infectious diarrheal outbreaks in the Israeli military, 1988-2002
    Mitchell J Schwaber
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Mil Med 170:634-7. 2005
    ..Improvements in infrastructure and enhanced attention to surveillance, education, and infection control have resulted in a marked decline in the number of outbreaks in recent years...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Vaccination policy in the IDF--past, present and future]
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces
    Harefuah 143:609-13, 620. 2004
    ..The authors present an historical review and current update of the IDF vaccination policy...
  27. doi request reprint Smoking and other correlates of health care services utilization among mandatory military recruits in Israel
    Hagai Levine
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force, Israel
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:742-50. 2012
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  28. ncbi request reprint SWOT analysis: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Israeli Smallpox Revaccination Program
    Michael Huerta
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:42-6. 2003
    ..Our finding of a lack of a generation of knowledge on smallpox vaccination highlights the need for improved physician education and dissipation of misconceptions that are prevalent in the public today...
  29. doi request reprint Challenges and opportunities in the Israeli 2009 pandemic influenza vaccination program
    Hagai Levine
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Hum Vaccin 7:1077-82. 2011
    ..Lessons learned from this analysis could serve to foster cooperation and communication between various agencies in the event of planning rapid mass vaccination programs as well as for more routine public health vaccination campaigns...
  30. pmc Secular trends in age at menarche, smoking, and oral contraceptive use among Israeli girls
    Gabriel Chodick
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, PO Box 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A12. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the dynamics and correlates of transmission of Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) and Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV) in a sample of the Israeli population
    Batya B Davidovici
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:641-6. 2007
    ..In developed countries such as Israel the transmission of VZV is much quicker and less dependent on socioeconomic status as compared with HSV-1...
  32. ncbi request reprint [Israeli guidelines for investigation and management of SARS cases and their contacts]
    Ran D Balicer
    Israel Defense Force, Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Israel
    Harefuah 142:572-8, 648. 2003
    ..The recent experience with this new outbreak has already provided several valuable lessons on policy making which may help future planning for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases...
  33. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccine refusal in Israeli young adults
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force, Tel Hashomer, Israel 02149
    Mil Med 172:1093-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify correlates of noncompliance with influenza immunization among young adults and to determine the reasons leading to immunization refusal...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Pandemic influenza vaccines: from the lab to ethical policy making]
    Itamar Grotto
    Public Health Services, Ministry of Health, Jerusalem
    Harefuah 148:672-6, 735. 2009
    ..Equitable distribution of scarce resources in the world requires attention to ethical dilemmas by a multinational and multidisciplinary team...
  35. ncbi request reprint [The Canadian experience with the SARS outbreak--Israeli lessons to be learned]
    Shmuel Reznikovich
    National Committee for SARS Preparedness and Control, Ministry of Health, Israel
    Harefuah 143:626-31, 696. 2004
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Declining seroprevalence of rubella antibodies among young Israeli adults: a 12-year comparison
    Michael Huerta
    Army Health Branch, Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Prev Med 39:1223-6. 2004
    ..In March 2000, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) experienced an outbreak of rubella. No population-based rubella seroepidemiologic data were available for the 13-year period preceding the epidemic...
  37. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for overweight and obesity in young healthy adults during compulsory military service
    Itamar Grotto
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:607-12. 2008
    ..In view of the rising prevalence of obesity, the identification of young adult populations at risk is important for the formulation of intervention and prevention programs...
  38. ncbi request reprint An update on smallpox vaccine candidates and their role in bioterrorism related vaccination strategies
    Itay Wiser
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Vaccine 25:976-84. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint [Antiviral prophylaxis following possible sexual exposure to HIV]
    Galit Fusman
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force
    Harefuah 144:255-60, 303. 2005
    ..This article reviews the scientific evidence on this topic, the considerations taken by the physician in initiating post coital HIV exposure treatment, and the guidelines available in Israel and throughout the world...
  40. pmc Validity of self-assessment of skin reaction after smallpox vaccination
    Michael Huerta
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Public Health Rep 121:45-50. 2006
    ..We validated a tool for self-evaluation of the vaccination site for presence of take...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal vaccine targeting strategy for older adults: customized risk profiling
    Ran D Balicer
    Clalit Research Institute, Chief Physician s Office, Clalit Health Services, Arlozorov 101, Tel Aviv, Israel Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Be er Sheva, Israel Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:990-5. 2014
    ..We aim to demonstrate the utility of a population-specific predictive model for hospital-treated pneumonia to direct effective vaccine targeting...
  42. doi request reprint Feeling vigorous and the risks of all-cause mortality, ischemic heart disease, and diabetes: a 20-year follow-up of healthy employees
    Arie Shirom
    Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Psychosom Med 72:727-33. 2010
    ..To investigate prospectively the effects of vigor at work on the end points of mortality and the prevalence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and diabetes...
  43. doi request reprint Immigrating to a universal health care system: utilization of hospital services by immigrants in Israel
    Nadav Davidovitch
    Department of Health Systems Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University in the Negev, Israel
    Health Place 20:13-8. 2013
    ..The entitlement to citizenship and social rights in a country with universal health care coverage makes the Israeli case of special interest concerning immigrants' utilization of health care services...
  44. pmc An innovative influenza vaccination policy: targeting last season's patients
    Dan Yamin
    Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel
    PLoS Comput Biol 10:e1003643. 2014
    ..Our approach can also be generalized for other infectious disease, computer viruses, or ecological networks. ..
  45. pmc Tackling the next influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    BMJ 328:1391-2. 2004
  46. pmc A systematic analytic approach to pandemic influenza preparedness planning
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 2:e359. 2005
  47. pmc The application of the Haddon matrix to public health readiness and response planning
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:561-6. 2005
    ..Here, we propose to extend the use of the Haddon matrix--a conceptual model used for more than two decades in injury prevention and response strategies--for this purpose...
  48. ncbi request reprint Applying risk perception theory to public health workforce preparedness training
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Rm WB030, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract . 2005
    ..Here, we apply risk perception factors to explore the potential barriers and remedies to effective public health workforce emergency response...
  49. pmc Tickborne relapsing fever in Israel
    Gil Sidi
    Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, New York, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1784-6. 2005
    ..In civilians, incidence declined from 0.35 to 0.11 cases per 100,000 persons annually; in military personnel it averaged 6.4 cases per 100,000 persons annually. These data imply that the pathogen and vector continue to exist in Israel...
  50. pmc Global triage of global resources needed
    Daniel J Barnett
    BMJ 334:1071. 2007
  51. pmc Priority setting for pandemic influenza: an analysis of national preparedness plans
    Lori Uscher-Pines
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e436. 2006
  52. pmc Regional collaboration in the Middle East to deal with H5N1 avian flu
    Alex Leventhal
    Israel Ministry of Health, PO Box 1176, Jerusalem 91010, Israel
    BMJ 333:856-8. 2006