Arthur Leibovitz

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Affiliation: Rabin Medical Center
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Pathogenic colonization of the stomach in enterally fed elderly patients: Comparing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy with nasogastric tube
    Refael Segal
    Shmuel Harofeh Geriatric Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1905-8. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint [Satisfaction with healthcare in long-term care settings]
    Emilly Lubart
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Sackler Faculty Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Harefuah 141:827-9, 856. 2002
  3. pmc Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the oropharyngeal ecosystem of tube-fed patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:956-9. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of relatives and nursing staff toward tuboenteral feeding in severely demented patients
    Emilia Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 19:31-4. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Biochemical, immunological and enzymatic components of saliva in prolonged naso-gastric-fed elderly patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatric Medical Center Shmuel Harofe, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Beer Yaacov, Israel
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:457-60. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Dehydration among long-term care elderly patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia
    A Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Gerontology 53:179-83. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Renal effects of low dose aspirin in elderly patients
    Refael Segal
    Shmuel Harofeh Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaacov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:679-82. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Biodynamics of biofilm formation on nasogastric tubes in elderly patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:428-30. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Metabolic alkalosis in skilled nursing patients
    Refael Segal
    Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofeh, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 48:173-7. 2009
  10. pmc Effect of various antibacterial preparations on the pathogenic oral flora in elderly patients fed via nasogastric tube
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, POB 2, Be er Ya akov, 70350, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:3566-8. 2005

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Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Pathogenic colonization of the stomach in enterally fed elderly patients: Comparing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy with nasogastric tube
    Refael Segal
    Shmuel Harofeh Geriatric Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1905-8. 2006
    ..To compare the gastric juice microbiota of older people fed through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube (PEG) with that of those fed through a nasogastric tube (NGT)...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Satisfaction with healthcare in long-term care settings]
    Emilly Lubart
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Sackler Faculty Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Harefuah 141:827-9, 856. 2002
    ..This subject is reviewed according to existing publications and we mention our own experience on the matter. Satisfaction surveys are not an inherent objective but an important lever for quality of care improvement and assurance...
  3. pmc Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the oropharyngeal ecosystem of tube-fed patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:956-9. 2003
    ..aeruginosa organisms. The pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profile of these organisms was similar to that of P. aeruginosa isolates from the oropharynx. NGT-fed patients may serve as vectors of resistant P. aeruginosa strains...
  4. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of relatives and nursing staff toward tuboenteral feeding in severely demented patients
    Emilia Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 19:31-4. 2004
    ..Any change in the present approach regarding TEF in these patients should be preceded by discussions with their relatives...
  5. ncbi request reprint Biochemical, immunological and enzymatic components of saliva in prolonged naso-gastric-fed elderly patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatric Medical Center Shmuel Harofe, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Beer Yaacov, Israel
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:457-60. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine comparatively the biochemical, immunological and enzymatic components of the saliva of these patients with that of orally-fed counterparts...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dehydration among long-term care elderly patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia
    A Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Gerontology 53:179-83. 2007
    ..The validity of the common laboratory parameters of hydration status is far from being absolute, especially so in the elderly. However, combinations of these indices are more reliable...
  7. ncbi request reprint Renal effects of low dose aspirin in elderly patients
    Refael Segal
    Shmuel Harofeh Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaacov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:679-82. 2006
    ..Aspirin is commonly used by elderly patients. In previous studies we found transient changes in renal function induced by low doses of aspirin...
  8. ncbi request reprint Biodynamics of biofilm formation on nasogastric tubes in elderly patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:428-30. 2005
    ..There is a close relationship of biofilm and oropharyngeal colonization with pathogenic bacteria, aspiration pneumonia and antibiotic resistance...
  9. doi request reprint Metabolic alkalosis in skilled nursing patients
    Refael Segal
    Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofeh, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 48:173-7. 2009
    ..This finding warrants the inclusion of routine pH determination in patients whenever pharmacokinetic considerations are essential...
  10. pmc Effect of various antibacterial preparations on the pathogenic oral flora in elderly patients fed via nasogastric tube
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, POB 2, Be er Ya akov, 70350, Israel
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:3566-8. 2005
    ..We prospectively evaluated six antiseptic compounds in nasogastric tube-fed frail elderly patients; only polymixine reduced oropharyngeal colonization with GNB. None had an effect on S. aureus colonization...
  11. ncbi request reprint Postprandial hypotension in long-term care elderly patients on enteral feeding
    Emily Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaakov and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1377-81. 2006
    ..To examine the prevalence and nature of postprandial hypotension (PPH) in orally fed (OF), nasogastric tube (NGT)-fed, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)-fed older people...
  12. ncbi request reprint Saliva secretion and oral flora in prolonged nasogastric tube-fed elderly patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:329-32. 2003
    ..In a previous study we showed that prolonged nasogastric tube feeding is associated with pathogenic oral flora...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Relatives' satisfaction with the care of elderly patients in skilled nursing wards]
    Emily Lubart
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Be er Ya akov, Israel
    Harefuah 143:573-5, 623, 622. 2004
    ..However, given the high rate of communication disorders present in these patients, this method is not feasible for use in SNWs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Serum trace elements in elderly frail patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofeh, Beer Yaacov, Israel
    J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 55:407-11. 2009
    ..Elderly, in particular frail and disabled subjects, are vulnerable to insufficiency or overload of microelements. There is a need to evaluate the actual requirements for each microelement for this population...
  15. ncbi request reprint [Imparting basic knowledge in geriatric medicine to primary care physicians of the elderly--a challenge for the health system]
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    Harefuah 151:529-31, 556, 555. 2012
    ..However, the degree of implementation of recommendations by family physicians must be improved...
  16. doi request reprint Phenytoin blood concentrations in hospitalized geriatric patients: oral versus nasogastric feeding tube administration
    Emilia Lubart
    Geriatric Department, Shmuel Harofeh Medical Center, Beer Yaacov, Israel
    Ther Drug Monit 32:185-8. 2010
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  17. doi request reprint Mortality after nasogastric tube feeding initiation in long-term care elderly with oropharyngeal dysphagia--the contribution of refeeding syndrome
    Emilia Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Geriatric Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Gerontology 55:393-7. 2009
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  18. doi request reprint Community physicians' knowledge on basic health care for elderly persons in Israel: comparing findings from 2006 to 1996
    Emily Lubart
    Geriatric Department, Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 31:174-80. 2010
    ..This lack of change requires health system leaders to coordinate their efforts and develop efficient teaching programs to prevent similar findings 10 years from now...
  19. ncbi request reprint Edema of the paretic hand in elderly post-stroke nursing patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Ha Rofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, P O Box 2, 70350 Be er Ya akov, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 44:37-42. 2007
    ..Edema of the paretic hand was detected in 37% of post-stroke patients. Most (about three-quarters), could be classified as simple PSHE, while the rest may have had reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Gender-associated findings in postmortem examinations of elderly patients: an increased rate of pulmonary embolism in women
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:340-2. 2003
    ..While age at death is on the rise, the number of postmortem examinations is declining and is disproportionately low among the elderly population. Research on, the subject of gender-associated pathology in the elderly is also scarce...
  21. ncbi request reprint QT interval disturbances in elderly residents of long-term care facilities
    Emily Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Geriatric Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 14:244-6. 2012
    ..The QT interval reflects the total duration of ventricular myocardial repolarization. Disturbed QT--either prolonged or shortened--is associated with arrhythmia and is life-threatening...
  22. ncbi request reprint QT interval disturbances in hospitalized elderly patients
    Emilia Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Geriatric Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 11:147-50. 2009
    ..The QT interval reflects the total duration of ventricular myocardial repolarization. Its prolongation is associated with increased risk of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, or torsade de pointes, which can be fatal...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pathogenic colonization of oral flora in frail elderly patients fed by nasogastric tube or percutaneous enterogastric tube
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 58:52-5. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the oral microbiota of tuboenterally fed patients and compare it with that of orally fed counterparts...
  24. ncbi request reprint Management of adverse clinical events by duty physicians in a nursing home
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Israel
    Aging Clin Exp Res 16:314-8. 2004
    ..The nature of adverse clinical events (ACE) during duty hours (16:00-08:00 and holidays), as well as the way they are addressed by duty physicians (DP) in a nursing home (NH) are the subject of this study...
  25. ncbi request reprint Early and late effects of low-dose aspirin on renal function in elderly patients
    Refael Segal
    Department of Geriatrics, Shmuel Harofeh Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaacov, Israel
    Am J Med 115:462-6. 2003
    ..We recently reported transient retention of uric acid and creatinine caused by aspirin in doses of 75 to 325 mg/d. We therefore evaluated the renal effects of aspirin (100 mg/d), including post-treatment effects...
  26. ncbi request reprint Medical staff attitudes: views and positions regarding blood transfusion to terminally ill cancer patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatrics, Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Be er Ya akov, Israel
    Am J Clin Oncol 27:542-6. 2004
    ..The agreed-on suggestions for transfusions in terminally ill cancer patients may serve as a reasonable physician standard for this complex clinical, medical-legal, and emotional issue...
  27. ncbi request reprint Progressing stroke with neurological deterioration in a group of Israeli elderly
    Emily Lubart
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, POB 2, Be er Ya akov 70350, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 41:95-100. 2005
    ..However, prior anti-aggregant treatment and PD, are here reported for the first time as associated conditions. Future research will possibly clarify the links between these entities and PSND...
  28. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with the care of institutionalized psychogeriatric patients, as reflected by a survey of their relatives
    Emily Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, P O Box 2, 70350 Be er Ya acov, Israel
    Arch Gerontol Geriatr 38:45-50. 2004
    ..Moreover, both families and staff welcomed this study and mentioned its contribution in improving communication...
  29. doi request reprint Bacteremia in a multilevel geriatric hospital
    Emily Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Geriatric Medical Center affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 12:204-7. 2011
    ..Bloodstream infection (BSI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals. Bacteremia in the elderly remains a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic challenge to the clinician...
  30. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine blood level in long-term care residents with oropharyngeal dysphagia: comparison of hand-oral and tube-enteral-fed patients
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 26:94-7. 2002
    ..Levels of homocysteine, methylmalonic acid, and relevant vitamins were measured and evaluated in patients with oral dysphagia (OD) receiving long-term care (LTC)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Geriatric medical education in Israel
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Geriatric Long Term Care Department, Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Israel
    Gerontol Geriatr Educ 25:33-42. 2004
    ..The growing body of skills and knowledge available, and their application for competent care of the elderly, constitute a compelling impetus for the further development of a high-quality geriatric medical education...
  32. ncbi request reprint Colchicine therapy and the cognitive status of elderly patients with familial Mediterranean fever
    Arthur Leibovitz
    Shmuel Harofeh Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:469-72. 2006
    ..corrected] Colchicine is widely used for treating gout and familial Mediterranean fever. However, studies in animal models have reported ill effects of colchicine on the central nervous system, including cognitive function...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of a pain management program on the rehabilitation of elderly patients following hip fracture surgery
    Ahuva Zabari
    Geriatric Medical Center, Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Beer Yaakov, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 14:104-6. 2012
    ..Pain following hip fracture and internal fixation is a major factor during the treatment of elderly patients on rehabilitation programs. A proactive pain management program was instituted in our geriatric rehabilitation ward in 2005...
  34. ncbi request reprint [The screen for caregiver burden of demented patients]
    Emily Lubart
    Shmuel Harofe Hospital, Geriatric Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Harefuah 148:520-3, 572. 2009
    ..The study results suggest that the shortened cluster of 7 items could also be used in Israel and is adequately indicative for the evaluation of the caregiver's burden...
  35. ncbi request reprint Colonic transit time in diabetic and nondiabetic long-term care patients
    Yishai Ron
    Department of Gastroenterology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel
    Gerontology 48:250-3. 2002
    ..Only a few studies have examined this problem objectively and even fewer have carried this out in the special subpopulation of frail elderly patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effect of acarbose on the colonic transit time of elderly long-term care patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Yshay Ron
    Department of Gastroenterology, Wolfson Hospital, Holon, Israel
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 57:M111-4. 2002
    ..This study evaluates the efficacy of acarbose in improving constipation using transit time (TT) studies in elderly long-term care (LTC) patients...