Gil Bar-Sela

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi The association between the strength of the working alliance and sharing concerns by advanced cancer patients: a pilot study
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Support Care Cancer 24:319-25. 2016
  2. ncbi The Medical Use of Wheatgrass: Review of the Gap Between Basic and Clinical Applications
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Mini Rev Med Chem 15:1002-10. 2015
  3. doi Successful desensitization protocol for hypersensitivity reaction probably caused by dabrafenib in a patient with metastatic melanoma
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 45:881-3. 2015
  4. doi The effect of complementary and alternative medicine on quality of life, depression, anxiety, and fatigue levels among cancer patients during active oncology treatment: phase II study
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    Support Care Cancer 23:1979-85. 2015
  5. pmc Expression of heparanase in soft tissue sarcomas of adults
    Olga Kazarin
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, 8 Ha Aliyah Street, Haifa 35254, Israel
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 33:39. 2014
  6. ncbi Is the clinical use of cannabis by oncology patients advisable?
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Curr Med Chem 21:1923-30. 2014
  7. doi Mistletoe as complementary treatment in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treated with carboplatin-based combinations: a randomised phase II study
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Cancer 49:1058-64. 2013
  8. doi "Balint group" meetings for oncology residents as a tool to improve therapeutic communication skills and reduce burnout level
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    J Cancer Educ 27:786-9. 2012
  9. ncbi Art therapy improved depression and influenced fatigue levels in cancer patients on chemotherapy
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Psychooncology 16:980-4. 2007
  10. ncbi Pediatric nasopharyngeal carcinoma: better prognosis and increased c-Kit expression as compared to adults
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 45:291-7. 2005

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  1. doi The association between the strength of the working alliance and sharing concerns by advanced cancer patients: a pilot study
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Support Care Cancer 24:319-25. 2016
    ..Given its significant role, the current study investigated the association between the working alliance and sharing concerns by advanced cancer patients...
  2. ncbi The Medical Use of Wheatgrass: Review of the Gap Between Basic and Clinical Applications
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Mini Rev Med Chem 15:1002-10. 2015
    ..The popularity of wheatgrass continues to grow. Nevertheless, the advantages seen in the clinical trials need to be proved in larger studies before clinical recommendations for the public can be given. ..
  3. doi Successful desensitization protocol for hypersensitivity reaction probably caused by dabrafenib in a patient with metastatic melanoma
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 45:881-3. 2015
    ..This approach may permit clinicians to safely administer dabrafenib to patients who experience hypersensitivity reactions to this life-prolonging medication. ..
  4. doi The effect of complementary and alternative medicine on quality of life, depression, anxiety, and fatigue levels among cancer patients during active oncology treatment: phase II study
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    Support Care Cancer 23:1979-85. 2015
    ..The long-term effect of mind-body therapies on quality of life (QoL), depression, anxiety, and fatigue was tested prospectively in this study...
  5. pmc Expression of heparanase in soft tissue sarcomas of adults
    Olga Kazarin
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, 8 Ha Aliyah Street, Haifa 35254, Israel
    J Exp Clin Cancer Res 33:39. 2014
    ....
  6. ncbi Is the clinical use of cannabis by oncology patients advisable?
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Curr Med Chem 21:1923-30. 2014
    ..The difficulties of performing research into products that are not medicinal, such as cannabis, have not allowed a true study of the cannabis plant extract although, from the public point of view, such studies are greatly desirable. ..
  7. doi Mistletoe as complementary treatment in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer treated with carboplatin-based combinations: a randomised phase II study
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Cancer 49:1058-64. 2013
    ....
  8. doi "Balint group" meetings for oncology residents as a tool to improve therapeutic communication skills and reduce burnout level
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    J Cancer Educ 27:786-9. 2012
    ..It was felt that participation in a Balint group could improve communication abilities of residents and contribute to their feelings of self-accomplishment as doctors...
  9. ncbi Art therapy improved depression and influenced fatigue levels in cancer patients on chemotherapy
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Psychooncology 16:980-4. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether improvement in depression, anxiety or fatigue during chemotherapy following anthroposophy art therapy intervention is substantial enough to warrant a controlled trial...
  10. ncbi Pediatric nasopharyngeal carcinoma: better prognosis and increased c-Kit expression as compared to adults
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 45:291-7. 2005
    ....
  11. doi Treatment of lower extremity edema by subcutaneous drainage in palliative care of advanced cancer patients
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 27:272-5. 2010
    ..Lower extremity edema is a problem in patients with advanced cancer, causing decreased physical function and reduced movement...
  12. doi Successful desensitization protocol for hypersensitivity reaction caused by sunitinib in a patient with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Jpn J Clin Oncol 40:163-5. 2010
    ..Oral desensitization appears to be an option for patients with hypersensitivity type I to sunitinib and may permit its safe administration to patients who experience HSR to this life-prolonging medication...
  13. doi Uncontrolled hypertriglyceridemia induced by capecitabine: case report and review of the literature
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, 31096, Haifa, Israel
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 63:779-82. 2009
    ..Capecitabine, a prodrug of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), is rarely associated with severe hypertriglyceridemia. We present a patient with severe capcitabine-induced hypertriglyceridemia, with the literature review...
  14. ncbi Local recurrence following adjuvant chemotherapy without radiotherapy in completely resected stomach and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Anticancer Res 29:1853-6. 2009
    ..We retrospectively evaluated chemotherapy without radiotherapy in stomach and GEJ adenocarcinoma, using a combination of etoposide, adriamycin and cisplatin (modified EAP)...
  15. ncbi Reducing malignant ascites accumulation by repeated intraperitoneal administrations of a Viscum album extract
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Anticancer Res 26:709-13. 2006
    ..Malignant ascites is a major problem in the management of advanced stages of certain malignancies. The possibility of reducing the accumulation of ascites by intraperitoneal injections of a Viscum album extract (Iscador M) was evaluated...
  16. ncbi [Mistletoe (Viscum album) preparations: an optional drug for cancer patients?]
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 145:42-6, 77. 2006
    ..In the future, data that will be obtained from good quality studies might facilitate reaching firm conclusions regarding the therapeutic benefit of mistletoe preparation for oncological treatment...
  17. ncbi Treatment of patients aged over 50 years with non-osseous Ewing's sarcoma family tumors: five cases and review of literature
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Tumori 94:809-12. 2008
    ..Most clinical trials on Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors include pediatric and adolescent populations, whereas clinical data on older patients are limited...
  18. ncbi [Treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors with imatinib mesylate: a center-based study of 13 patients]
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 145:2-7, 80. 2006
    ..We conclude that imatinib is a safe and highly effective therapy for GIST patients with unresectable or metastatic disease, providing new hope for durable remission in these patients...
  19. pmc Prevalence and relevance of EBV latency in nasopharyngeal carcinoma in Israel
    G Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Centre, PO Box 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    J Clin Pathol 57:290-3. 2004
    ..The incidence of NPC in Western countries is lower than in the Far East, and EBV latency in NPC is less prevalent. Israel, as a part of the Mediterranean area, is one of the countries with an intermediate risk for NPC...
  20. ncbi Atrial metastasis detected by two-dimensional echocardiography
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Acta Oncol 43:87-90. 2004
    ..Atrial metastases can be diagnosed in patients without cardiac symptoms, and is probably more prevalent than was previously recognized. Echocardiography is a useful diagnostic tool in detecting secondary atrial tumors...
  21. ncbi Abnoba-viscum (mistletoe extract) in metastatic colorectal carcinoma resistant to 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin-based chemotherapy
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Med Oncol 21:251-4. 2004
    ..Toxicity was mild and included mainly local inflammatory reaction. In conclusion, mistletoe extract does not seem to be active in metastatic colorectal cancer resistant to 5FU/LCV in terms of objective tumor response...
  22. ncbi Nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the pediatric age group: the northern Israel (Rambam) medical center experience, 1989-2004
    Motti Haimi
    Pediatric Hemato Oncology Department, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 27:510-6. 2005
    ..Long-term follow-up is important for early detection of second malignancies as well as for radiation-induced endocrinologic deficiencies and other normal tissue complications...
  23. ncbi Paclitaxel, carboplatin, and oral etoposide in advanced gastric adenocarcinoma: association with severe myelotoxicity
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Med Oncol 20:291-4. 2003
    ..Nonhematological toxicity was moderate. We conclude that the current regimen of paclitaxel, carboplatin, and oral etoposide is not recommended in advanced gastric carcinoma owing to unacceptable myelotoxicity...
  24. ncbi Severe toxicity related to the 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin combination (the Mayo Clinic regimen): a prospective study in colorectal cancer patients
    Medy Tsalic
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Clin Oncol 26:103-6. 2003
    ..Female gender and advanced age predict severe toxicity; therefore, dose reduction in high-risk patients should be considered, especially during the first cycle...
  25. doi Curcumin and gemcitabine in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer
    Ron Epelbaum
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Nutr Cancer 62:1137-41. 2010
    ..Further studies should be conducted to evaluate the ability of other formulations of curcumin to enhance the effect of chemotherapy in cancer patients...
  26. doi Comparative changes of pulmonary artery pressure values and tricuspid valve regurgitation following transcatheter atrial septal defect closure in adults and the elderly
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Rambam Health Care Campus and the Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Pediatric Cardiology and Adults with Congenital Heart Diseases Unit, Haifa, Israel
    Congenit Heart Dis 4:17-20. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the hemodynamic changes after transcatheter ASD closure in two groups of patients, one aged 40-59 years (group 1) and one 60 years of age and older (group 2)...
  27. doi Fatal interstitial lung disease associated with gemcitabine and erlotinib therapy for lung cancer
    Haitam Nasrallah
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Med Oncol 29:212-4. 2012
    ..Physicians should be aware of the potential severe lung toxicity of this combination. The potential role of corticosteroids in the management of this toxicity is unknown...
  28. ncbi Wheat grass juice may improve hematological toxicity related to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients: a pilot study
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Nutr Cancer 58:43-8. 2007
    ..These preliminary results need confirmation in a phase III study...
  29. ncbi Is a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach relevant to cancer treatment? A study of patients and oncology staff members on issues of complementary medicine and spirituality
    Eran Ben-Arye
    The Complementary and Traditional Medicine Unit, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Support Care Cancer 14:147-52. 2006
    ..Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is increasingly being used by patients with cancer...
  30. doi Perceptions of a patient-staff-caregiver group among inpatients in a radiotherapy unit
    Inbal Mitnik
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Palliat Support Care 13:953-60. 2015
    ..The present study aimed at quantitatively estimating the effect of the community meeting by gauging the perceptions with respect to several therapeutic aspects...
  31. doi Teaching complementary medicine at an academic oncology department
    Eran Ben-Arye
    Complementary and Traditional Medicine Unit, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Cancer Educ 23:46-50. 2008
    ..The increased use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by patients with cancer is a significant phenomenon in cancer care and suggests the need for increased knowledge by clinicians of these therapies...
  32. doi Association between esophageal leiomyomatosis and p53 mutation
    Olga Kazarin
    Department of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:1429-31. 2013
    ..The current case report presents a patient with recurrent diffuse leiomyomas of the esophagus and confirmed p53 mutation with clinical criteria of Li-Fraumenilike syndrome...
  33. doi Chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment: does integrating complementary medicine have something to add? Review of the literature
    Adva Avisar
    Integrative Oncology Program, Oncology Service, Lin Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, Haifa and Western Galilee District, Haifa, Israel
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 136:1-7. 2012
    ..We recommend conducting further research on the potential role of complementary and integrative medicine modalities in the treatment and prevention of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment...
  34. doi Integrating complementary medicine in supportive cancer care models across four continents
    Eran Ben-Arye
    Integrative Oncology Program, The Oncology Service, Lin Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, 35 Rothschild St, Haifa, Western Galilee, Israel
    Med Oncol 30:511. 2013
    ..Integration of CM consultation within oncological supportive care needs to take in account six key elements that ensure high-quality evidence-based concomitant integrative practice...
  35. doi Treatment of adult patients with Ewing's sarcoma: compliance with chemotherapy protocols & toxicity
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602, 31096 Haifa, Israel
    Med Oncol 28:S685-9. 2011
    ..Treatment protocols used in the pediatric population, including high-dose chemotherapy, should be adapted for the adult population...
  36. doi Morphologic, mechanical, conductive, and hemodynamic changes following transcatheter closure of atrial septal defect
    Gur Mainzer
    Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Congenit Heart Dis 5:25-31. 2010
    ..This work extends the data collected so far regarding the electrocardiographic, morphologic, hemodynamic, and mechanical changes following the procedure...
  37. doi Compared perspectives of Arab patients in Palestine and Israel on the role of complementary medicine in cancer care
    Eran Ben-Arye
    Clalit Health Services, Haifa and Western Galilee District, Israel Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Pain Symptom Manage 49:878-84. 2015
    ..Complementary medicine (CM) is extensively used by patients with cancer across the Middle East...
  38. doi A preliminary report on innovative group therapy in an oncology in-patient department: a patient-family-staff community meeting
    Liron Eliasov
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Psychooncology 20:1126-9. 2011
    ..It is designed to answer the needs of in-patients and family members for open communication and empathic interaction and to serve as a model for effective coping...
  39. doi Collision tumor of the mediastinum: a rare entity
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 95:330-2. 2013
    ..The present case is of 2 histologically distinct tumors with aggressive features occurring at the mediastinum...
  40. doi Disseminated carcinoma diagnosed by bone marrow biopsy in patients with microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia: a report of two cases with gastric cancer and a review of the literature
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    J Gastrointest Cancer 42:123-6. 2011
    ..Malignancy is often associated with hematological disorders, but rarely is the diagnosis of malignancy secondary to the diagnosis of microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia...
  41. doi Low-dose iodine-131 metaiodobenzylguanidine therapy for patients with malignant pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma: single center experience
    Mark Shilkrut
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Clin Oncol 33:79-82. 2010
    ..One patient (10%) had thrombocytopenia and 2 patients (20%) developed subclinical hypothyroidism. Hormonal and symptomatic relief can be achieved with 131-MIBG therapy in patients with MPCC and MPGG with minor side effects...
  42. ncbi The advantage of the DuctOcclud coil for the occlusion of aorto-pulmonary shunts
    Avraham Lorber
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:498-9. 2004
  43. ncbi Anomalous origin of a posterior descending artery from the right pulmonary artery: report of a rare case diagnosed by multidetector computed tomography angiography
    Jonathan Lessick
    Department of Cardiology, Rambam Medical Center and Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 28:857-9. 2004
    ..Multidetector computed tomography elucidated the previously undescribed finding of a posterior descending artery originating from the right pulmonary artery...
  44. ncbi Comprehensive multidetector computed tomography assessment of severe cardiac contusion in a pediatric patient: correlation with echocardiography
    Eduard Ghersin
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 29:739-41. 2005
    ..This case illustrates the full capabilities of MDCT in the evaluation of cardiac contusion in a noncooperative pediatric patient...
  45. ncbi Transcatheter closure of acquired Gerbode defect following mitral valve replacement using the Amplatzer duct occluder
    Avraham Lorber
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Rambam Medical Center, B Rappaport Faculty Medical Center, Bat Galim POB 9602, Haifa, Israel, 31096
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:E264-6. 2006
  46. ncbi Anomalous origin of the main stem of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary trunk presenting with left ventricular hypertrophy
    Liat Gelernter-Yaniv
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiol Young 17:78-83. 2007
    ....
  47. ncbi Coronary angiography in patients undergoing transcatheter closure of interatrial shunt
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult with Congenital Heart Disease Department, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:16-8. 2007
    ..No complications associated with coronary angiography were observed. CA should be considered a part of cardiac catheterization in selected patients referred for transcatheter closure of secundum ASD or PFO...
  48. ncbi Transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale prior to a pneumonectomy to prevent platypnea syndrome
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 29:622-4. 2006
    ..We present the case of preoperative transcatheter closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO) for the prevention of possible platypnea after a forthcoming right pneumonectomy...
  49. ncbi Mitral valve destruction by Hodgkin's lymphoma-associated Loefler endocarditis
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Pediatric Cardiology and GUCH, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Pediatr Cardiol 29:983-5. 2008
    ..The patient was treated medically with subsequent surgical mitral valve replacement. Cardiac aspects of hypereosinophilic syndrome are also discussed...
  50. doi Perceptions of complementary medicine integration in supportive cancer care of Arabs and Jews in Israel: a cross-cultural study
    Eran Ben-Arye
    Integrative Oncology Program, Oncology Service, Lin Medical Center, Clalit Health Services, Haifa and Western Galilee District, Israel Complementary and Traditional Medicine Unit, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel Electronic address
    J Pain Symptom Manage 49:871-7. 2015
    ..There is a dearth of studies on how cultural background influences patients' attitudes and choices regarding complementary and traditional medicine (CTM) integration...
  51. ncbi The use of complementary and alternative therapies by cancer patients in northern Israel
    Geva Hana
    Quality Improvement Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:243-7. 2005
    ..The use of complementary and alternative medicine has increased over the last decade in the western world...
  52. ncbi Venous sonography for the diagnosis of asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis in patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy
    Rinat Bernstein
    Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Ultrasound Med 23:655-8. 2004
    ....
  53. ncbi Primary cardiac chondrosarcoma with rapid MFH-like recurrence: case report and review of tumor type
    Shtiwi Sawaed
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Tumori 96:637-9. 2010
    ..We discuss the background, management and prognosis of these rare tumors...
  54. ncbi Septal bounce in constrictive pericarditis. Diagnosis and dynamic evaluation with multidetector CT
    Eduard Ghersin
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Rambam Medical Center, P O B 9602, Haifa 31096, Israel
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 28:676-8. 2004
    ..This case illustrates the full capabilities of multidetector cardiac CT in the evaluation of pericardial pathology...
  55. ncbi Initiating palliative care conversations: lessons from Jewish bioethics
    Michael Schultz
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    J Support Oncol 11:1-7. 2013
    ..Staff members can play a vital role in helping patients make the most of this new period of their lives...
  56. doi The two major epidemics of the twenty-first century: obesity and cancer
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Obes Surg 21:1792-7. 2011
    ..This review will point out the potential mechanism linking obesity and cancer and will discuss several challenges in various treatment modalities of cancer in obese patients...
  57. doi Transcatheter closure of right-to-left interatrial shunts to resolve hypoxemia
    Liat Gelernter-Yaniv
    Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Health Care Campus, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Congenit Heart Dis 3:47-53. 2008
    ....
  58. ncbi Left ventricular segmental dysfunction following percutaneous transcatheter closure of a membranous ventricular septal defect
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Rambam Medical Center, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 69:590-2; discussion 593. 2007
    ..A patient with left ventricular segmental dysfunction with infarct like ECG pattern following transcatheter membranous VSD closure is presented. Possible pathophysiological mechanisms of this phenomenon are discussed...
  59. ncbi Percutaneous transcatheter occlusion of the patent arterial duct using the pfm DuctOcclud Coil via a trans-aortic and trans-pulmonary approach
    Mark Friedberg
    Department of Paediatrics B, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiol Young 12:465-9. 2002
    ..We conclude that the DuctOcclud device is an effective and safe method for closure of the small-to-moderately patent arterial duct. In a large proportion of patients, trans-aortic delivery is the preferred approach...
  60. doi Pazopanib for metastatic pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma-a suitable treatment option: case report and review of anti-angiogenic treatment options
    Valeriya Semenisty
    Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, POB 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    BMC Cancer 15:402. 2015
    ..The lungs and liver are the two common primary organs affected. Metastatic disease was reported in more than 100 cases in the literature. However, no firm conclusions can be determined for recommended treatment options...
  61. doi An update on Curcuma as a functional food in the control of cancer and inflammation
    Moshe Schaffer
    aInstitute of Oncology, Baruch Padeh Medical Center, Poriya bBar Ilan Faculty of Medicine, Israel cFaculty of Medicine, University of Oradea, Romania dDepartment of Radiation Therapy, Bad Trissl Clinic, Oberaudorf, Germany eDivision of Oncology, Rambam Healthcare Campus, and Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 18:605-11. 2015
    ..Curcumin, commonly known as turmeric, is a spice that comes from the root Curcuma longa. The present article presents an update of new studies of curcumin activities as tested in anticancer models from 2011 to 2015...
  62. doi Bevacizumab for metastatic colon cancer: does patient BMI influence survival?
    Orit Kaidar-Person
    Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care Unit, Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Anticancer Drugs 26:363-6. 2015
    ..84) or TTP (P=0.75). Our study did not show that bevacizumab is less effective in patients with a high BMI. It did show that diabetes and/or metastatic disease at initial diagnosis are associated with a poorer outcome. ..
  63. doi Increase in triglyceride blood level in patients treated with capecitabine: a retrospective survey
    Gil Bar-Sela
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Anticancer Drugs 25:729-34. 2014
    ..Close monitoring of lipid profile is recommended in patients on capecitabine treatment. IHD may be a risk factor for development of severe hypertriglyceridemia. ..
  64. doi Illness perception differences between Russian- and Hebrew-speaking Israeli oncology patients
    Nadia Popov
    Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Campus, 8 Ha Aliyah Street, 35254, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Psychol Med Settings 21:33-40. 2014
    ..Time spent in Israel may create more positive perceptions of cancer among these patients. No illness perception differences were found concerning Chernobyl consequences. ..
  65. ncbi Analysis of left and right ventricular Doppler tissue imaging in patients undergoing percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult with Congenital Heart Disease Service, Rambam Healthcare Campus, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:252-4. 2007
    ..We found, thus, that transcatheter PFO closure does not cause major alteration in regional myocardial motion or cardiac performance...
  66. ncbi Percutaneous closure of a secundum atrial septal defect in elderly patients
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Pediatric Cardiology and GUCH, Rambam Healthcare Campus, P O Box 9602, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:510-2. 2007
    ..Because of increasing longevity, this has become a persistent issue. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and outcome of percutaneous ASD closure in elderly patients (> 60 years of age)...
  67. ncbi Spontaneous echoes due to hypoalbuminemia
    Amir Hadash
    Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Cardiol Young 14:560-1. 2004
    ..The second patient, who presented with profound hypoalbuminemia, was infused with human albumin because of oliguria, following which the spontaneous echoes disappeared...
  68. doi Perceived parenting style, self-esteem and psychological distress in adolescents with heart disease
    Miri Cohen
    Social Work Department, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Psychol Health Med 13:381-8. 2008
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  69. ncbi Treatment strategy in the fracture of an implanted central venous catheter
    Lili Hayari
    Pediatric Surgery Department, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 28:160-2. 2006
    ..We also cover a short review of the literature in this field...
  70. ncbi The familial form of atrial septal defect
    Liat Gelernter-Yaniv
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Health Care Capmpus, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 96:726-30. 2007
    ..The secundum atrial septal defect accounts for 10% of congenital heart disease. Familial occurrence is rare and may present as an isolated lesion or with conduction and skeletal abnormalities. Predisposing genes were described...
  71. ncbi Quality of life, depressed mood, and self-esteem in adolescents with heart disease
    Miri Cohen
    Social Work Department, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Psychosom Med 69:313-8. 2007
    ..To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL), depressed mood, and self-esteem in adolescents with heart disease and compare them with age-matched healthy adolescents (control group)...
  72. ncbi [Transcatheter treatment of combined congenital heart anomalies in an adult cyanotic patient]
    Sergey Yalonetsky
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa
    Harefuah 145:654-5, 703. 2006
    ..This illustrates difficulties in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease in adult patients and demonstrates that transcatheter techniques in the treatment of these congenital anomalies are effective...
  73. ncbi Initial experience with the Amplatzer membranous septal occluder in adults
    Rafael Hirsch
    Adult Congenital Heart Disease Unit and Departments of Cardiology, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva 49100, Israel
    Acute Card Care 9:54-9. 2007
    ..A trans-catheter technique for closing pmVSDs has been developed, and this paper describes our initial experience using the Amplatzer membranous septal occluder (AMSO)...