Ronen Ben-Ami

Summary

Affiliation: Rabin Medical Center
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. pmc The effect of two iso-caloric meals containing equal amounts of fats with a different fat composition on the inflammatory and metabolic markers in apparently healthy volunteers
    Olga Raz
    The Departments of Diet and Nutrition, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Inflamm (Lond) 10:3. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Methadone-associated Torsades de Pointes (polymorphic ventricular tachycardia) in opioid-dependent patients
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weitzman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Addiction 101:1333-8. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Torsade de pointes induced by psychotropic drugs and the prevalence of its risk factors
    D Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasku Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:171-6. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Increased erythrocyte aggregation in men with coronary artery disease and erectile dysfunction
    D Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int J Impot Res 21:192-7. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Sexual activity and erectile dysfunction in elderly men with angiographically documented coronary artery disease
    D Justo
    Department of Geriatric Medicine B, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Impot Res 22:40-4. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Inflammation markers in individuals with history of mental health crisis
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D and the Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weitzman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Inflammation 31:254-9. 2008
  7. doi request reprint C-reactive protein velocity following antibiotics in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation and community acquired pneumonia
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Intern Med 20:518-21. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Torsade de pointes induced by systemic antifungal agents: lessons from a retrospective analysis of published case reports
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mycoses 49:463-70. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids as minor determinants of the degree of erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral blood of individuals with low grade inflammation and moderately increased serum lipids
    D Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 31:161-7. 2004
  10. pmc Evaluation of an accelerated protocol for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacilli from positive blood cultures
    Shiri Navon-Venezia
    Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 43:439-41. 2005

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  1. pmc The effect of two iso-caloric meals containing equal amounts of fats with a different fat composition on the inflammatory and metabolic markers in apparently healthy volunteers
    Olga Raz
    The Departments of Diet and Nutrition, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Inflamm (Lond) 10:3. 2013
    ..Our aim was to investigate the postprandial inflammatory and metabolic response following high fat, high caloric popular meals in apparently healthy participants...
  2. ncbi request reprint Methadone-associated Torsades de Pointes (polymorphic ventricular tachycardia) in opioid-dependent patients
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weitzman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Addiction 101:1333-8. 2006
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Torsade de pointes induced by psychotropic drugs and the prevalence of its risk factors
    D Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasku Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 111:171-6. 2005
    ..To investigate all published case reports of torsade de pointes (TdP) induced by psychotropic drugs (PDs) in order to examine the prevalence of risk factors for TdP prior to the drug initiation...
  4. doi request reprint Increased erythrocyte aggregation in men with coronary artery disease and erectile dysfunction
    D Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Int J Impot Res 21:192-7. 2009
    ..18; P=0.038). We conclude that EA is increased in men with CAD and ED. This finding may be relevant to the pathophysiology of ED in men with CAD...
  5. doi request reprint Sexual activity and erectile dysfunction in elderly men with angiographically documented coronary artery disease
    D Justo
    Department of Geriatric Medicine B, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Impot Res 22:40-4. 2010
    ..We conclude that lack of sexual activity and ED are very common in elderly men with CAD. Among the sexually active men with CAD, ED severity is associated only with age...
  6. doi request reprint Inflammation markers in individuals with history of mental health crisis
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D and the Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weitzman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Inflammation 31:254-9. 2008
    ..History of mental health crisis might be associated with systemic inflammation in males. This finding may be relevant to the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in males...
  7. doi request reprint C-reactive protein velocity following antibiotics in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation and community acquired pneumonia
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Intern Med 20:518-21. 2009
    ..Moreover, chest X-ray might not be sensitive enough. It is therefore quite common for physicians to prescribe unnecessary antibiotics for COPD exacerbation, leading to resistant bacteria and other related adverse affects...
  8. ncbi request reprint Torsade de pointes induced by systemic antifungal agents: lessons from a retrospective analysis of published case reports
    Dan Justo
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mycoses 49:463-70. 2006
    ..SAFA alone might seldom trigger TdP. We wish to raise the level of awareness of risk factors for TdP prior to SAFA administration and for concomitant use of other dysrhythmogenic agents in particular...
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids as minor determinants of the degree of erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral blood of individuals with low grade inflammation and moderately increased serum lipids
    D Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 31:161-7. 2004
    ....
  10. pmc Evaluation of an accelerated protocol for detection of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacilli from positive blood cultures
    Shiri Navon-Venezia
    Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 43:439-41. 2005
    ..Results of the direct ESBL testing were reported 2.3 days sooner and were comparable to those of the standard NCCLS method with sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of 100, 98, 94, and 100%, respectively...
  11. pmc Sex differences in the expression of haemorheological determinants in individuals with atherothrombotic risk factors and in apparently healthy people
    D Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart 90:277-81. 2004
    ..Increased red cell aggregation can be detrimental, leading to slow capillary blood flow and tissue hypoxaemia. Sex differences in the degree of erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral blood have not been clearly shown...
  12. ncbi request reprint Capillary and venous leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation to differentiate between viral and bacterial infection
    R Rotstein
    Dept of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv, Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Str, 64239 Tel Aviv, Israel
    Infection 30:365-72. 2002
    ..A simple capillary leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test (CAPLAAT) might be helpful in determining the intensity of inflammation in acute viral and bacterial infections...
  13. pmc Antibiotic exposure as a risk factor for fluconazole-resistant Candida bloodstream infection
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 56:2518-23. 2012
    ..Our findings may be relevant to the selection of empirical antifungal treatment and broaden the scope of antibiotic-associated collateral damage...
  14. doi request reprint Increased strength of erythrocyte aggregates in blood of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
    Nitsan Maharshak
    Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Inflamm Bowel Dis 15:707-13. 2009
    ..This damage may be at least partially attributed to microvascular ischemia caused by enhanced erythrocyte aggregation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the strength of RBC aggregates in the blood of patients with IBD...
  15. pmc Proangiogenic growth factors potentiate in situ angiogenesis and enhance antifungal drug activity in murine invasive aspergillosis
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    J Infect Dis 207:1066-74. 2013
    ..Vasculogenic pathways are unexplored targets for the treatment of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis and may potentiate both innate immunity and antifungal drug activity against A. fumigatus...
  16. pmc Clinical and economic impact of bacteremia with extended- spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
    Mitchell J Schwaber
    Division of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:1257-62. 2006
    ..ESBL production was associated with severe adverse outcomes, including higher overall and infection-related mortality, increased LOS, DAT, discharge to chronic care, and higher costs...
  17. pmc C-reactive protein velocity to distinguish febrile bacterial infections from non-bacterial febrile illnesses in the emergency department
    Yael Paran
    Department of Internal Medicine D, E and H, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weitzman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Crit Care 13:R50. 2009
    ..We hypothesised that measuring the velocity of the biomarker instead of its absolute serum concentration could enhance its ability to differentiate between these two conditions...
  18. ncbi request reprint The degree of red blood cell aggregation on peripheral blood glass slides corresponds to inter-erythrocyte cohesive forces in laminar flow
    Shlomo Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Thromb Res 114:37-44. 2004
    ....
  19. doi request reprint A nonlethal murine cutaneous model of invasive aspergillosis
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Methods Mol Biol 845:569-82. 2012
    ..In addition, as an example of the versatility of this model, we show how the cutaneous model can be used to assess the effect of IA on angiogenesis in vivo...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cat-scratch disease in elderly patients
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 41:969-74. 2005
    ..Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is mostly contracted by children and young adults. To our knowledge, CSD in elderly patients has never been characterized, and it may be underrecognized in this age group...
  21. ncbi request reprint Malaria in travelers returning from short organized tours to holiday resorts in Mombassa, Kenya
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:364-7. 2005
    ..Short trips to holiday resorts in Mombassa, Kenya, have gained popularity among Israelis since the early 1990s. A cluster of cases of malaria among returned travelers raised concern that preventive measures were being neglected...
  22. ncbi request reprint The leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test (LAAT) conveys information of biological relevance and is not a result of chance collision. Something more than another hypothesis
    R Rotstein
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Med Hypotheses 59:341-3. 2002
    ..It probably conveys a message of biological relevance reflecting both the appearance of cell adhesive molecules during activation as well as the contribution of plasmatic sticky proteins...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis between dextran sulfate adsorption and direct adsorption of lipoproteins in their capability to reduce erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral blood
    V Schechner
    Department of Internal Medicine A and the Lipid Unit, Rabin Medical Center Campus Beilinson, all affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ther Apher Dial 8:39-44. 2004
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Relation of educational level to inflammation-sensitive biomarker level
    Arie Steinvil
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 102:1034-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, level of education was inversely associated with inflammatory biomarkers and prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, even within highly educated populations...
  25. pmc Resistance to echinocandins comes at a cost: the impact of FKS1 hotspot mutations on Candida albicans fitness and virulence
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Virulence 3:95-7. 2012
    ..If these phenotypic changes remain stable, they can serve as a basis for rational design of strategies to control the spread of echinocandin resistance...
  26. doi request reprint A multinational survey of risk factors for infection with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae in nonhospitalized patients
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit and the 2Division of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 49:682-90. 2009
    ..Circulation of CTX-M-type ESBLs in the community is of particular concern, because it may confound standard infection-control measures...
  27. ncbi request reprint Iodide-induced sialadenitis complicating coronary angiography
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Internal Medicine D, Souraski Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 57:50-3. 2002
    ..The mechanism for aseptic iodide-induced sialadenitis remains unclear, but prognosis with conservative treatment is apparently good. Sialadenitis may recur with subsequent administration of contrast medium...
  28. ncbi request reprint Venous and arterial thrombosis following administration of intravenous immunoglobulins
    Daphna Paran
    Department of Rheumatology, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 16:313-8. 2005
    ..The different characteristics of arterial and venous events may reflect different pathophysiological mechanisms. A better understanding of these mechanisms should aid in defining a risk-benefit ratio for the individual patient...
  29. ncbi request reprint Hospital-acquired infective endocarditis: should the definition be broadened?
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Clin Infect Dis 38:843-50. 2004
    ..We conclude that characteristics of hospital-acquired IE extend to episodes arising within 6 months after discharge from the hospital and suggest that the definition of hospital-acquired IE be broadened to include these episodes...
  30. doi request reprint Determinants of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate in the era of microinflammation: excluding subjects with elevated C-reactive protein levels
    Arie Steinvil
    The Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Clin Pathol 129:486-91. 2008
    ..Age did not affect ESR. The main determinants of ESR in an inflammation-free cohort are sex and levels of fibrinogen, hemoglobin, globulins, and triglycerides...
  31. pmc Time to blood culture positivity as a marker for catheter-related candidemia
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Disease Unit, Microbiology Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Microbiol 46:2222-6. 2008
    ..76). We conclude that TTP in peripheral blood is a sensitive but nonspecific marker for catheter-related candidemia and that a TTP of more than 30 h can help exclude an intravascular catheter as the possible source of candidemia...
  32. ncbi request reprint Range and determinants of white blood cell count in a large survey of Israelis without inflammation
    Arie Steinvil
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:363-6. 2009
    ..However, the WBCC count range and determinants havenot been explored in the absence of a significant inflammatory response...
  33. ncbi request reprint The morphology of the QT interval predicts torsade de pointes during acquired bradyarrhythmias
    Ian Topilski
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:320-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to define the electrocardiographic (ECG) predictors of torsade de pointes (TdP) during acquired bradyarrhythmias...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long QT syndrome caused by noncardiac drugs
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Prog Cardiovasc Dis 45:415-27. 2003
    ..In addition, we reviewed the published reviews and the Internet sites dealing with drug-induced arrhythmias. All the original articles quoted in these reviews and Web sites were examined critically...
  35. doi request reprint Frequency, pattern, and cause of fever following transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Eran Leshem-Rubinow
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1001-5. 2014
    ..Therefore, deferring antibiotic therapy in an otherwise well post-TAVI patient with a short febrile episode should be considered, whereas prolonged and high-grade fever warrants further workup and empirical antibiotic therapy...
  36. doi request reprint Immune modulators as adjuncts for the prevention and treatment of invasive fungal infections
    Regina Pikman
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler School of Medicine, 6 Weizman, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Immunotherapy 4:1869-82. 2012
    ..To realize the potential of these rapidly evolving technologies, transition from the bench to clinical-phase studies must occur at a more rapid pace...
  37. ncbi request reprint Update on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii infections in the healthcare setting
    Shiri Navon-Venezia
    Divisions of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 18:306-13. 2005
    ..This review focuses on recent data that may help us to understand the emergence, spread, and persistence of antibiotic resistance, and summarizes the optional treatment feasible for these resistant bacteria...
  38. ncbi request reprint A synergistic effect of albumin and fibrinogen on immunoglobulin-induced red blood cell aggregation
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Sourasky Medical Center, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 285:H2663-9. 2003
    ..Understanding these interactions may help predict clinically important phenomena related to RBC aggregation, such as thrombotic complications of Ig infusion...
  39. doi request reprint Enemy of the (immunosuppressed) state: an update on the pathogenesis of Aspergillus fumigatus infection
    Ronen Ben-Ami
    Infectious Diseases Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Br J Haematol 150:406-17. 2010
    ..In this review, we outline current concepts of immune recognition and evasion, angioinvasion and angiogenesis, secondary metabolism and the fungal stress response, and their respective roles in this often lethal infection...
  40. doi request reprint C-reactive protein to distinguish pneumonia from acute decompensated heart failure
    Erel Joffe
    Department of Internal Medicine H, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Biochem 42:1628-34. 2009
    ..Patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) are frequently treated with unnecessary antibiotics since they are confused with pneumonia patients...
  41. doi request reprint Significantly elevated C-reactive protein serum levels are associated with very high 30-day mortality rates in hospitalized medical patients
    Tamar Chundadze
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Biochem 43:1060-3. 2010
    ..There is insufficient data regarding the differential diagnosis and the prognostic value of significantly elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in hospitalized medical patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Drug-induced torsades de pointes in patients aged 80 years or more
    Yael Paran
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 8:260-5. 2008
    ..We studied all English-written peer-reviewed reports on drug-induced torsades de pointes (TdP) in patients aged 80 years or more in order to characterize the clinical circumstances leading to this serious complication...
  43. doi request reprint Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and QT interval prolongation: who are the patients at risk for torsades de pointes?
    Liat Samuelov-Kinori
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Electrocardiol 42:353-357.e1. 2009
    ..We studied all peer-reviewed reports on TC-associated QT interval prolongation and all peer-reviewed reports on TC-associated TdP to characterize the clinical circumstances leading to TdP in patients with TC...
  44. pmc Platelet counts and platelet activation markers in obese subjects
    Dorit Samocha-Bonet
    Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 69978 Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Mediators Inflamm 2008:834153. 2008
    ..In this work we studied the correlation between platelet count, platelet activation, and systemic inflammation in overweight, obese, and morbidly obese individuals...
  45. ncbi request reprint QT prolongation and Torsades de Pointes in patients previously treated with anthracyclines
    Yaron Arbel
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Anticancer Drugs 18:493-8. 2007
    ..Previous treatment with anthracycline is an underestimated risk factor for Torsades de Pointes. Possible triggers includes azole derivatives, other QT-prolonging agents and hypokalemia. Women patients are particularly at risk...
  46. ncbi request reprint Erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation: a novel biomarker for the detection of low-grade internal inflammation in individuals with atherothrombotic risk factors and proven vascular disease
    Shlomo Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am Heart J 149:260-7. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Torsade de pointes due to noncardiac drugs: most patients have easily identifiable risk factors
    David Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Souraski Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Turkey
    Medicine (Baltimore) 82:282-90. 2003
    ..Our study suggests that almost all patients with torsade de pointes secondary to noncardiac drugs have risk factors that can be easily identified from the medical history before the initiation of therapy with the culprit drug...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Incorporating a sexual questionnaire in screening examinations]
    Dan Justo
    Department of Geriatric Medicine B, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv
    Harefuah 148:646-9, 655. 2009
    ..These findings stress the importance of incorporating a sexual questionnaire in screening examinations...
  49. ncbi request reprint Is idiopathic ventricular fibrillation a short QT syndrome? Comparison of QT intervals of patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation and healthy controls
    Sami Viskin
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Heart Rhythm 1:587-91. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) have shorter QT intervals than comparable healthy controls...
  50. pmc C-reactive protein serum levels as an early predictor of outcome in patients with pandemic H1N1 influenza A virus infection
    Ofer Zimmerman
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    BMC Infect Dis 10:288. 2010
    ..We retrospectively studied whether the admission serum C-reactive protein (CRP) levels can serve as a predictor of illness severity...
  51. doi request reprint Pure hypertriglyceridemia might be associated with erectile dysfunction: a pilot study
    Rafi Heruti
    Sexual Rehabilitation Clinic, Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Sex Med 5:1230-6. 2008
    ..Aim. To study prevalence and severity of ED in young men with very high levels of triglycerides...
  52. ncbi request reprint Screening for erectile dysfunction and associated cardiovascular risk factors in Israeli men
    Rafi J Heruti
    Sexual Rehabilitation Clinic, Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:686-90. 2008
    ..Erectile dysfunction is associated with treatable cardiovascular risk factors; therefore, screening for erectile dysfunction and its cardiovascular risk factors is of clinical importance...
  53. ncbi request reprint Methadone-induced long QT syndrome vs methadone-induced torsades de pointes
    Dan Justo
    Arch Intern Med 166:2288; author reply 2289-90. 2006
  54. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of reversible cardiovascular risk factors in Israelis aged 25-55 years
    Dorit Tekes-Manova
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:527-31. 2006
    ..Coronary heart disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Early detection of cardiovascular risk factors and intervention may reduce consequential morbidity and mortality...
  55. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of erectile dysfunction among hypertensive and prehypertensive men aged 25-40 years
    Rafi J Heruti
    Reuth Medical Center Rehabilitation, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Sex Med 4:596-601. 2007
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) and hypertension (HTN) are common and associated among men aged 40-70 years. Data on the prevalence of ED among younger hypertensive and prehypertensive men are limited...
  56. ncbi request reprint Drug-induced prolongation of the QT interval
    Sami Viskin
    N Engl J Med 350:2618-21; author reply 2618-21. 2004
  57. ncbi request reprint Smoldering systemic inflammation: a link between schizophrenia, smoking and obesity
    Dan Justo
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 113:245-6. 2006
  58. ncbi request reprint First report of metronidazole-induced QT interval prolongation
    Omri Cohen
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 31:180-1. 2008
  59. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of erectile dysfunction among young adults: results of a large-scale survey
    Rafi Heruti
    Sexual Rehabilitation Clinic, Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Sex Med 1:284-91. 2004
    ..The Sexual Human Inventory for Males (SHIM) questionnaire was introduced to these men in order to identify ED, to offer men with ED suitable treatment options, and to investigate underlying systemic diseases...
  60. ncbi request reprint Association between erectile dysfunction and sleep disorders measured by self-assessment questionnaires in adult men
    Rafi Heruti
    Reuth Medical Center Rehabilitation, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Sex Med 2:543-50. 2005
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often associated with sleep disorders and sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) in mostly middle-aged and elderly men. Sleep disorders and ED are also prevalent in younger men...