Elisabeth Fireman

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic beryllium disease among dental technicians in Israel
    Elisabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 23:215-21. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Non-invasive diagnosis of chronic beryllium disease in workers exposed to hazardous dust in Israel
    E Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Occup Environ Med 67:631-5. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Chest wall shrapnel-induced beryllium-sensitization and associated pulmonary disease
    E Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 29:147-50. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Ultrafine and nanoparticles-induced oxidative stress: the role of heme oxygenase-1 and carbon monoxide as anti-inflammatory pathways
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for ILD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Asthma 49:8-9. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of induced sputum in amiodarone-associated interstitial lung diseases
    Elizabeth Fireman
    The Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Cardiology 108:223-7. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum: opening a new window to the lung
    E Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 18:263-71. 2001
  7. doi request reprint Detection of occult lung impairment in welders by induced sputum particles and breath oxidation
    Elizabeth Fireman
    The Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for ILD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Ind Med 51:503-11. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Redefining idiopathic interstitial lung disease into occupational lung diseases by analysis of chemical composition of inhaled dust particles in induced sputum and/or lung biopsy specimens
    E M Fireman
    Institute for Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Toxicol Ind Health 23:607-15. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Angiogenic cytokines in induced sputum of patients with sarcoidosis
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Department of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Respirology 14:117-23. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum and occupational diseases other than asthma
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:93-6. 2009

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic beryllium disease among dental technicians in Israel
    Elisabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 23:215-21. 2006
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  2. doi request reprint Non-invasive diagnosis of chronic beryllium disease in workers exposed to hazardous dust in Israel
    E Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Occup Environ Med 67:631-5. 2010
    ..We previously revealed that dental technicians are exposed to excessive levels of beryllium. The efficacy of IS (CD4/CD8 >2.5) and BeLPT in diagnosing CBD in 17 workplaces where beryllium was present was evaluated...
  3. ncbi request reprint Chest wall shrapnel-induced beryllium-sensitization and associated pulmonary disease
    E Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 29:147-50. 2012
    ..This case demonstrates that retained beryllium-containing foreign bodies can be linked to a pathophysiologic response in the lung consistent with CBD...
  4. doi request reprint Ultrafine and nanoparticles-induced oxidative stress: the role of heme oxygenase-1 and carbon monoxide as anti-inflammatory pathways
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for ILD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Asthma 49:8-9. 2012
    ..Israel). HO-1 was analyzed by quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in induced sputum (IS) samples...
  5. ncbi request reprint The role of induced sputum in amiodarone-associated interstitial lung diseases
    Elizabeth Fireman
    The Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Cardiology 108:223-7. 2007
    ..IS showed lymphocytosis, a high CD4 or CD8 count, eosinophilia and amiodarone in 3 of 4 patients. IS may be a useful tool for assessing amiodarone toxicity in patients with ischemic heart diseases and concomitant pulmonary side effects...
  6. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum: opening a new window to the lung
    E Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 18:263-71. 2001
    ..This review analyzes the value of IS and its present applications in pulmonary medicine...
  7. doi request reprint Detection of occult lung impairment in welders by induced sputum particles and breath oxidation
    Elizabeth Fireman
    The Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for ILD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Ind Med 51:503-11. 2008
    ..We evaluated particulate matter in combined induced sputum (IS) and oxidation in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) to test whether underlying inflammatory changes are present in asymptomatic welders...
  8. ncbi request reprint Redefining idiopathic interstitial lung disease into occupational lung diseases by analysis of chemical composition of inhaled dust particles in induced sputum and/or lung biopsy specimens
    E M Fireman
    Institute for Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Toxicol Ind Health 23:607-15. 2007
    ..36 +/- 0.67 in transplanted non-exposed patients (P = 0.003). SEM analysis of particles in IS and lung tissue can elucidate the causative agent(s) of otherwise idiopathic interstitial lung disease among occupationally exposed workers...
  9. doi request reprint Angiogenic cytokines in induced sputum of patients with sarcoidosis
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Department of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Respirology 14:117-23. 2009
    ..This study evaluated whether sarcoidosis is associated with abnormalities of VEGF and IL-8 in induced sputum (IS) samples...
  10. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum and occupational diseases other than asthma
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 9:93-6. 2009
    ..Induced sputum research in the field of occupational medicine has mainly focused upon occupational asthma, and less to other types of occupational diseases...
  11. doi request reprint Simplified detection of eosinophils in induced sputum
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for ILD, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, 64239, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Inflamm Res 60:745-50. 2011
    ..We introduce a shorter and simpler modification of the process for identifying eosinophilic inflammation from induced sputum (IS) samples...
  12. ncbi request reprint Combined CD4/CD8 ratio in induced sputum and pulmonary function testing for non-invasive identification of sarcoidosis
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Transl Res 148:87-95. 2006
    ..Conclusion: The results derived from the combination of noninvasive induced sputum approach can be used as predictors with high specificity and sensitivity in the differential diagnosis of sarcoidosis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of montelukast, a cysteinyl receptor antagonist, on myofibroblasts in interstitial lung disease
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Department of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Clin Immunol 24:418-25. 2004
    ..Montelukast decreased mRNA expression of TGFbeta. Montelukast may be a therapeutic agent in pathological conditions involving fibrotic and remodeling processes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum as a diagnostic tactic in pulmonary diseases
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:524-7. 2003
    ..It was recently shown that induced sputum can be used to study interstitial lung diseases and, more specifically, sarcoidosis, non-granulomatous ILD, occupational lung diseases and other systemic diseases with lung involvement...
  15. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum as an additional tool in the identification of metal-induced sarcoid-like reaction
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Department of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, National Laboratory Service for ILD, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 21:152-6. 2004
    ..There is an increased risk of mistaken diagnosis of sarcoidosis when other interstitial lung diseases of known origin are occurring...
  16. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis of sarcoidosis in patients with chronic beryllium disease
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases National Laboratory Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 20:144-8. 2003
    ..We launched the current investigation to test the hypothesis that other cases of CBD in Israel were not previously reported because these patients were misdiagnosed as having SA...
  17. pmc Induced sputum-retrieved matrix metalloproteinase 9 and tissue metalloproteinase inhibitor 1 in granulomatous diseases
    E Fireman
    Department of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Laboratory Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 130:331-7. 2002
    ..MMP-9 levels were highly correlated with the CD4/CD8 ratio and DLCO capacity in SA but less in CRD patients. MMP-9 levels in IS provide a sensitive marker for pulmonary damage...
  18. ncbi request reprint Hydrogen peroxide in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) vs eosinophil count in induced sputum (IS) in parenchymal vs airways lung diseases
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and National Laboratory Service for ILD, Sakler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Inflammation 30:44-51. 2007
    ..A positive and significant correlation was found between % eosinophils in IS and the levels of H(2)0(2) in EBC for each group and for all patients combined...
  19. doi request reprint The use of exhaled nitric oxide in the diagnosis of asthma in school children
    Yakov Sivan
    Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Dana Children s Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Pediatr 155:211-6. 2009
    ..To evaluate the yield of the fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) in the diagnosis of asthma compared with spirometry and induced sputum cytologic study in school-age children...
  20. doi request reprint Probiotic supplementation affects pulmonary exacerbations in patients with cystic fibrosis: a pilot study
    Batia Weiss
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Safra Children s Hospital, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Pediatr Pulmonol 45:536-40. 2010
    ..We intended to determine the effect of a mixed probiotic preparation on pulmonary exacerbations and inflammatory characteristics of the sputum in CF patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Bronchial hyperactivity, sputum analysis and skin prick test to inhalant allergens in patients with symptomatic food hypersensitivity
    Shmuel Kivity
    Allergy and Asthma Center, Pulmonary and Allergy Institute, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:781-4. 2005
    ..Dyspnea may be a presenting symptom of type I food hypersensitivity; bronchial hyperactivity, without known asthma, can coexist in patients with food allergy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum in interstitial lung diseases
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Institute of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, National Service for Interstitial Lung Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 12:318-22. 2006
    ..This review analyzes the applications of induced sputum in the assessment of sarcoidosis, nongranulomatous interstitial lung diseases, occupational lung diseases and other systemic diseases with or without lung involvement...
  23. doi request reprint Induced sputum eosinophilia in ulcerative colitis patients: the lung as a mirror image of intestine?
    Elizabeth Fireman
    Department of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Respir Med 103:1025-32. 2009
    ..Induced sputum (IS) non-invasively assesses extrapulmonary involvement in Crohn's disease. We sought to determine whether there is a cellular marker of lung injury in UC patients detectable by IS...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effect of montelukast on basophil releasability in patients with asthma
    Kobi Sade
    Department of Pulmonary and Allergic Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:792-5. 2005
    ..Basophils can release a variety of mediators, including histamine and leukotriens, which most likely play an active role in the late allergic response...
  25. ncbi request reprint Induced sputum for identifying sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis
    Meira Neudorfer
    Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ophthalmology 109:858-61. 2002
    ..To evaluate the value of the induced sputum technique in diagnosing sarcoidosis as the cause of uveitis...
  26. doi request reprint Environmental air pollution has decremental effects on pulmonary function test parameters up to one week after exposure
    Arie Steinvil
    Departments of Internal Medicine D and E, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Med Sci 338:273-9. 2009
    ..This short-term effect has only been studied for up to a few days postexposure. Our objective was to analyze the effect of air pollution on spirometric parameters in varying lag times of up to 1 week from the time of exposure...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cutting edge: anti-inflammatory properties of low levels of IFN-gamma
    Liat Flaishon
    Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science, and Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Immunol 168:3707-11. 2002
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary disease in systemic lupus erythematosus and the antiphospholpid syndrome
    Daphna Paran
    Departments of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 3:70-5. 2004
    ..In this review the diverse pulmonary manifestations are described as well as the diagnostic modalities available, including the use of induced sputum evaluation for early diagnosis and follow up. New treatment modalities are referred to...
  29. doi request reprint The effect of ethnic origin on pulmonary prediction equations in a Jewish immigrant population
    Arie Steinvil
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Respir Med 102:919-26. 2008
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary fibrosis in a patient with exposure to glass wool fibers
    Alexander Guber
    Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Meir General Hospital, Kfar Saba, Israel
    Am J Ind Med 49:1066-9. 2006
    ..Because of this observation, we find it of importance to present a case of interstitial fibrosis, which implies a direct association between long-term exposure to glass wool and the clinical outcome...
  31. ncbi request reprint Detection of p53 protein in induced sputum after occupational exposure to crystalline silica
    Judith Shaham
    Medical Department of Civil Servants District Health Office, Tel Aviv Ministry of Health, Israel
    J Occup Environ Med 49:730-5. 2007
    ..To examine the possibility of detecting p53 protein in the supernatant of induced sputum (IS) of workers exposed to crystalline silica...
  32. ncbi request reprint Induced-sputum particle size distribution and pulmonary function in foundry workers
    Yehuda Lerman
    The National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Ra anana, Israel
    Arch Environ Health 58:565-71. 2003
    ..Also indicated was a tendency toward a restrictive pattern in pulmonary function tests among workers who had exposure to higher percentages of large particles...
  33. pmc Unexpected smoking-linked high MMP-9 in induced sputum of hazardous dust-exposed workers
    Yehuda Lerman
    Occupational and Environmental Health Center, Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mediators Inflamm 2006:24827. 2006
    ..MMP-9 may serve as a marker for pulmonary injury...
  34. ncbi request reprint Case series: use of induced sputum in the evaluation of occupational lung diseases
    Yehuda Lerman
    National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Ra anana, Israel
    Arch Environ Health 58:284-9. 2003
    ..The data reported indicate that induced sputum--a known safe and simple procedure--can serve as a useful tool in the evaluation of patients with suspected occupational lung diseases...