Vivian Barak

Summary

Affiliation: Hadassah University Hospital
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Serum inflammatory cytokines, complement components, and soluble interleukin 2 receptor in primary biliary cirrhosis
    V Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Autoimmun 33:178-82. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint The dynamics of serum tumor markers in predicting metastatic uveal melanoma (part 1)
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:345-9. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in liver function tests: a comparison with serum tumor markers in metastatic uveal melanoma (part 2)
    Karen Hendler
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:351-7. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Using the direct-injection model of early uveal melanoma hepatic metastasis to identify TPS as a potentially useful serum biomarker
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4399-402. 2007
  5. pmc Serum markers to detect metastatic uveal melanoma
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 27:1897-900. 2007
  6. doi request reprint VEGF as a biomarker for metastatic uveal melanoma in humans
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Curr Eye Res 36:386-90. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of herbal remedies on the production of human inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:919-22. 2002
  8. doi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-1 as a predictive biomarker for metastatic uveal melanoma in humans
    Shahar Frenkel
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:490-3. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Characterizing the involvement of the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF kappa B) transcription factor in uveal melanoma
    Rinat Dror
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:1811-6. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint PADMA-28, a Tibetan herbal preparation is an inhibitor of inflammatory cytokine production
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Israeli Cytokine Standardization Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 15:203-9. 2004

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Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Serum inflammatory cytokines, complement components, and soluble interleukin 2 receptor in primary biliary cirrhosis
    V Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Autoimmun 33:178-82. 2009
    ..Further longitudinal analyses could demonstrate a correlation between these markers and disease stage or inflammatory activity, to predict histological staging, disease activity, and response to treatment...
  2. ncbi request reprint The dynamics of serum tumor markers in predicting metastatic uveal melanoma (part 1)
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:345-9. 2011
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  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in liver function tests: a comparison with serum tumor markers in metastatic uveal melanoma (part 2)
    Karen Hendler
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 31:351-7. 2011
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Using the direct-injection model of early uveal melanoma hepatic metastasis to identify TPS as a potentially useful serum biomarker
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 48:4399-402. 2007
    ..To develop a method to screen for serum biomarkers of early hepatic metastasis from uveal melanoma...
  5. pmc Serum markers to detect metastatic uveal melanoma
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Anticancer Res 27:1897-900. 2007
    ..S-100beta and melanoma-inhibitory activity (MIA) serum levels are elevated in metastatic cutaneous melanoma. The ability of OPN, S-100beta and MIA serum levels to be used as non-invasive markers for detecting metastatic UM was tested...
  6. doi request reprint VEGF as a biomarker for metastatic uveal melanoma in humans
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Curr Eye Res 36:386-90. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the potential of VEGF serum level as a tumor marker for metastases in uveal melanoma (UM) patients...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of herbal remedies on the production of human inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:919-22. 2002
    ..Some herbal remedies are sold as food additives and are believed to have immune-enhancing properties...
  8. doi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-1 as a predictive biomarker for metastatic uveal melanoma in humans
    Shahar Frenkel
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:490-3. 2013
    ..High expression levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) receptor were associated with metastatic uveal melanoma (UM). The purpose of this study was to examine the potential of serum IGF-1 in early detection of liver metastasis...
  9. doi request reprint Characterizing the involvement of the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF kappa B) transcription factor in uveal melanoma
    Rinat Dror
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:1811-6. 2010
    ..The role of NFkappaB as a therapeutic target for UM should be further evaluated...
  10. ncbi request reprint PADMA-28, a Tibetan herbal preparation is an inhibitor of inflammatory cytokine production
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Israeli Cytokine Standardization Laboratory, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 15:203-9. 2004
    ..In humans, PADMA-28 attenuated the symptoms associated with intermittent claudications in atherosclerotic patients...
  11. ncbi request reprint Relevance of circulating biomarkers for the therapy monitoring and follow-up investigations in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
    Vivian Barak
    Sharett Institute of Oncology, Hadassah Medical Organization, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cancer Biomark 6:191-6. 2010
    ..Further, we suggest a scenario to reveal the power of the defined biomarker use in future and to include those markers into the individual management of NSCLC patients...
  12. ncbi request reprint Interplay among oxidants, antioxidants, and cytokines in skin disorders: present status and future considerations
    Meital Portugal
    Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Biomed Pharmacother 61:412-22. 2007
    ..Furthermore, it is expected that future studies should explore the possible roles of the synergistic interactions between antioxidants and cytokines and their impact on the Th1/Th2 cytokine networks balances...
  13. ncbi request reprint The prognostic significance of circulating neuroendocrine markers chromogranin a, pro-gastrin-releasing peptide and neuron-specific enolase in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Tumour Biol 27:8-16. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the value of serum levels of these markers in predicting response to chemotherapy and survival of patients with unresectable NSCLC...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-18 levels correlate with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
    Vivian Barak
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Fertil Steril 82:415-20. 2004
    ..To assess the involvement of interleukin-18 (IL-18) in the pathophysiology of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), and study its use as a marker of disease and its correlation to capillary hyperpermeability...
  15. ncbi request reprint The diagnostic and prognostic value of ProGRP in lung cancer
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical Centre, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 29:4827-32. 2009
    ..Aim: To investigate the diagnostic and prognostic significance of pro-gastrin-releasing peptide (ProGRP) in non-small cell (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and compare this marker with other known serum markers in lung cancer...
  16. ncbi request reprint The follow-up of patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer by urine cytology, abdominal ultrasound and urine CYFRA 21-1: a pilot study
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah and Hebrew University Medical Centre, P O Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 29:4281-5. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of urine cytology, bladder ultrasound (US), urine cytokeratin 19 fragment assay (CYFRA 21-1) and the combination of these noninvasive modalities in the detection of recurrent bladder cancer...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of urine CYFRA 21-1 for the detection of primary and recurrent bladder carcinoma
    Benjamin Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cancer 94:2914-22. 2002
    ..The urinary concentration of soluble cytokeratin 19 fragments, measured by the CYFRA 21-1 assay, may be used for the noninvasive, early detection of bladder carcinoma...
  18. pmc Prognostic role of serum cytokeratin 19 fragments in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: association of marker changes after two chemotherapy cycles with different measures of clinical response and survival
    B Nisman
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Br J Cancer 98:77-9. 2008
    ..63 (P=0.01), respectively. In advanced NSCLC patients, NP reflects therapeutic efficacy better than traditional OR. CYFRA 21-1 >or=35% decline seems to be a reliable surrogate marker of treatment efficacy in terms of survival...
  19. pmc Cytokines levels, severity of acute mucositis and the need of PEG tube installation during chemo-radiation for head and neck cancer--a prospective pilot study
    Amichay Meirovitz
    Department of Oncology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Radiat Oncol 5:16. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Cytokine levels in gingival crevicular fluid of erupting primary teeth correlated with systemic disturbances accompanying teething
    Joseph Shapira
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Hebrew University, Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Dent 25:441-8. 2003
    ..This increase could explain such clinical manifestations as fever, diarrhea, increased crying, and sleeping and eating disturbances that occur at this time...
  21. ncbi request reprint Markedly elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines in maternal serum and peritoneal washing during arrested labor
    Yoram Abramov
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 83:358-63. 2004
    ..We measured levels of inflammatory cytokines in maternal serum and peritoneal washings in arrested first stage of labor to assess the possible involvement of these mediators in this obstetric disorder...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cytokine production in Linomide-treated nod mice and the potential role of a Th (1)/Th(2) shift on autoimmune and anti-inflammatory processes
    Lola Weiss
    Departments of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cancer Immunotherapy, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cytokine 19:85-93. 2002
    ....
  23. doi request reprint The relationship of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels to the ST deviation pattern of acute myocardial infarction
    David Rott
    Department of Medicine, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Cardiology 112:56-9. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether there are differences in plasma levels of PAI-1, CRP, SAA or IL-6 in patients with STEMI compared to patients with NSTEMI...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical utility of cytokeratins as tumor markers
    Vivian Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Oncology Department, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Clin Biochem 37:529-40. 2004
    ..Cytokeratin tumor markers can accurately predict disease status before conventional methods and offer a simple, noninvasive, cheap, and reliable tool for more efficient management...
  25. doi request reprint Effect of Traumeel S on cytokine profile in a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) sepsis model in rats
    Menachem Oberbaum
    The Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Altern Complement Med 17:909-13. 2011
    ..The complex homeopathic remedy Traumeel S has been shown to have both anti-inflammatory and immunostimulatory effects in the in vitro setting...
  26. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-6 and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide cord blood levels in premature infants: correlations with perinatal variables
    Ilan Arad
    Department of Neonatology, Hadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:419-23. 2010
    ..Elevated cord blood levels of interleukin-6 and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide were associated with neonatal complications; however, simultaneously obtained values have not been compared to date...
  27. ncbi request reprint Tumor necrosis factor-alpha blocking agent as a treatment for nephrotic syndrome
    David Raveh
    Division of Internal Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Nephrol 19:1281-4. 2004
    ..Serial serum levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha are shown and discussed. We suggest studying the TNF-alpha blocking agents as optional treatment for nephrotic syndrome...
  28. ncbi request reprint The role of inflammatory cytokines in Meigs' syndrome
    Yoram Abramov
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Obstet Gynecol 99:917-9. 2002
    ..Inflammatory cytokines are known to induce capillary leakage and third-space fluid accumulation in numerous gynecologic and nongynecologic disorders. This study aimed to assess their role in Meigs' syndrome...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors for survival in metastatic breast cancer during first-line paclitaxel chemotherapy
    Benjamin Nisman
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, POB 12000, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Anticancer Res 23:1939-42. 2003
    ..2 months and 5.7 months, respectively). Following the first-line paclitaxel treatment the estimates of tumor response became the major predictor of survival (RR-12.3; p < 0.0001)...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of Sambucol, a black elderberry-based, natural product, on the production of human cytokines: I. Inflammatory cytokines
    V Barak
    Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Department of Oncology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Eur Cytokine Netw 12:290-6. 2001
    ..In view of the increasing popularity of botanical supplements, such studies and investigations in vitro, in vivo and in clinical trials need to be developed...
  31. ncbi request reprint Markedly elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factor, fibroblast growth factor, and interleukin 6 in Meigs syndrome
    Y Abramov
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Immunology Laboratory for Tumor Diagnosis, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 184:354-5. 2001
    ..Serum levels declined after removal of the ovarian tumor, along with resolution of ascites and hydrothorax. These findings suggest the involvement of these vasoactive factors in ascites and pleural fluid formation in Meigs' syndrome...
  32. pmc Activation of murine macrophages by lipoprotein and lipooligosaccharide of Treponema denticola
    G Rosen
    Department of Oral Biology, Hebrew University Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    Infect Immun 67:1180-6. 1999
    ..However, macrophage activation by LOS was inhibited by polymyxin B. These results suggest that T. denticola lipoproteins and LOS may play a role in the inflammatory processes that characterize periodontal diseases...
  33. ncbi request reprint Tetracycline inhibits Porphyromonas gingivalis lipopolysaccharide-induced lesions in vivo and TNF alpha processing in vitro
    L Shapira
    Department of Periodontics, Hebrew University, Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Periodontal Res 32:183-8. 1997
    ..The mechanism of TTC treatment probably involves blocking the activity of metalloproteinases, including TNF alpha processing enzyme, thereby preventing LPS-induced tissue destruction...
  34. ncbi request reprint Serum levels of interleukin-2 receptor in ocular Beh├žet's disease
    D BenEzra
    Immuno Ophthalmology Unit, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Ophthalmol 115:26-30. 1993
    ..The influence of treatment on the level of serum interleukin-2 receptor, however, was variable...