Ami D Sperber

Summary

Affiliation: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation support groups in Israel: a long-term follow-up
    A D Sperber
    Unit of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 2:356-60. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Rates of functional bowel disorders among Israeli Bedouins in rural areas compared with those who moved to permanent towns
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel 84101
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:342-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Unexpectedly low prevalence rates of IBS among adult Israeli Jews
    A D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 17:207-11. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of GERD symptoms in a representative Israeli adult population
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:457-61. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Translation and validation of study instruments for cross-cultural research
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Gastroenterology 126:S124-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparative reappraisal of the Rome II and Rome III diagnostic criteria: are we getting closer to the 'true' prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome?
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:441-7. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Constipation does not develop following elective hysterectomy: a prospective, controlled study
    A D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 21:18-22. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome--an update
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:181-3. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with daily smoking among Israeli adolescents: a prospective cohort study with a 3-year follow-up
    A D Sperber
    Unit for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Division of Health in the Community, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Prev Med 33:73-81. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of primary biliary cirrhosis in southern Israel
    Jorge Delgado
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Hospital, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:717-21. 2005

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation support groups in Israel: a long-term follow-up
    A D Sperber
    Unit of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 2:356-60. 2000
    ..Smoking is the most important preventable cause of chronic disease in the western world. Many smokers want to quit, but have difficulty overcoming the addictive effect of nicotine...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rates of functional bowel disorders among Israeli Bedouins in rural areas compared with those who moved to permanent towns
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel 84101
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 3:342-8. 2005
    ..The aim was to compare rates of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional bowel disorders (FBDs) between Israeli Bedouins still living under rural conditions with those in permanent towns...
  3. ncbi request reprint Unexpectedly low prevalence rates of IBS among adult Israeli Jews
    A D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 17:207-11. 2005
    ..Possible reasons for this low prevalence are discussed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of GERD symptoms in a representative Israeli adult population
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:457-61. 2007
    ..In conclusion, GERD symptoms are common among Israeli Jews. The symptoms are generally of mild-to-moderate severity and are significantly associated with lower functional GI disorders...
  5. ncbi request reprint Translation and validation of study instruments for cross-cultural research
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Gastroenterology 126:S124-8. 2004
    ..A method for translation and validation is presented in detail. However, the specific validation method adopted is less important than the recognition that the translation process must be appropriate and the validation process rigorous...
  6. ncbi request reprint A comparative reappraisal of the Rome II and Rome III diagnostic criteria: are we getting closer to the 'true' prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome?
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 19:441-7. 2007
    ..9%. The official Rome II integrative questionnaire, used for that study, enables a close approximation of Rome III rates, facilitating a retrospective comparison of these criteria...
  7. doi request reprint Constipation does not develop following elective hysterectomy: a prospective, controlled study
    A D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Neurogastroenterol Motil 21:18-22. 2009
    ..This prospective, controlled study challenges existing data regarding the effect of hysterectomy on constipation...
  8. ncbi request reprint The pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome--an update
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:181-3. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with daily smoking among Israeli adolescents: a prospective cohort study with a 3-year follow-up
    A D Sperber
    Unit for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Division of Health in the Community, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    Prev Med 33:73-81. 2001
    ..A prospective, 3-year cohort study of smoking habits was conducted among 9th grade pupils in Israel...
  10. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of primary biliary cirrhosis in southern Israel
    Jorge Delgado
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Hospital, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:717-21. 2005
    ..The epidemiology of primary biliary cirrhosis has changed significantly over the last decade, with a trend towards increasing prevalence in many places around the world...
  11. doi request reprint Development of abdominal pain and IBS following gynecological surgery: a prospective, controlled study
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Gastroenterology 134:75-84. 2008
    ..The aim of this prospective, controlled study was to assess the incidence of pain or IBS in women undergoing elective gynecological surgery compared to non-surgical controls and to identify factors associated with their development...
  12. ncbi request reprint A solitary rectal ulcer mimicking rectal cancer
    Jorge Delgado
    Department of Gastroenterology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Gastrointest Endosc 62:309; discussion 309. 2005
  13. ncbi request reprint Successful surgical treatment of a primary liver gastrinoma during pregnancy: a case report
    Jorge Delgado
    Department of Gastroenterology and Department of Pathology, Soroka Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1716-8. 2004
    ..We present a case of a sporadic primary liver gastrinoma in a young woman in whom the definitive diagnosis was reached, and surgical therapy was performed during pregnancy...
  14. doi request reprint The global perspective on irritable bowel syndrome: a Rome Foundation-World Gastroenterology Organisation symposium
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Gastroenterol 107:1602-9. 2012
    ..This review summarizes key points and messages...
  15. ncbi request reprint Presentation of Crohn's disease as metastatic cutaneous non-caseating granulomatous lesions
    Jorge Delgado
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:897-8. 2003
  16. ncbi request reprint Polysomnographic and actigraphic evidence of sleep fragmentation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Amit Y Rotem
    Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Sleep 26:747-52. 2003
    ..To characterize the function and quality of sleep in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...
  17. pmc Validation of New Symptom-Based Fibromyalgia Criteria for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Co-morbidity Studies
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Neurogastroenterol Motil 17:67-72. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic validity of a new symptom-based criteria in patients with FMS and/or IBS using the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria as a gold standard...
  18. ncbi request reprint Disrupted sleep in patients with IBS--a wake-up call for further research?
    Ami D Sperber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:412-3. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Gender, age, society, culture, and the patient's perspective in the functional gastrointestinal disorders
    Lin Chang
    CNS WH Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women s Health Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90073, USA
    Gastroenterology 130:1435-46. 2006
    ..The prevalence of IBS appears to be lower in non-Western than Western countries. Although further studies are needed, the existing literature suggests that they are important to consider from both research and clinical perspectives...
  20. ncbi request reprint An international study of irritable bowel syndrome: family relationships and mind-body attributions
    Mary Joan Gerson
    New York University, NY, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:2838-47. 2006
    ..Symptoms were less severe if relationship depth and support were high, and illness was viewed as psychological. Implications for treatment are discussed...