Shmuel Pasternak

Summary

Affiliation: Rabin Medical Center
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of family physicians in increasing annual fecal occult blood test screening coverage: a prospective intervention study
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:424-5. 2002
  2. pmc Primary care follow up of patients discharged from the emergency department: a retrospective study
    Shlomo Vinker
    The Department of Family Medicine, Clalit Health Services, Central District, Rishon Lezion, Israel
    BMC Fam Pract 5:16. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence in women: prevalence, characteristics and effect on quality of life. A primary care clinic study
    S Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:663-6. 2001
  4. pmc The knowledge and expectations of parents about the role of antibiotic treatment in upper respiratory tract infection--a survey among parents attending the primary physician with their sick child
    Vinker Shlomo
    Department of Family Medicine, Tel Aviv Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    BMC Fam Pract 4:20. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and WONCA/COOP functional status: a cross-sectional population-based study of women in Israel
    O Cohen
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Climacteric 8:171-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of hormone replacement therapy by menopausal women in six family-practice teaching clinics in Israel
    S Vinker
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Climacteric 6:75-80. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Folk, traditional and conventional medicine among elderly Yemenite immigrants in Israel
    S Nakar
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:928-31. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Patients' attitudes towards the presence of medical students in family practice consultations
    S M Monnickendam
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:903-6. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Baseline tests or screening: what tests do family physicians order routinely on their healthy patients?
    S Nakar
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Centre and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Med Screen 9:133-4. 2002
  10. pmc Influence of intense multidisciplinary follow-up and orlistat on weight reduction in a primary care setting
    Amiel Feigenbaum
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel
    BMC Fam Pract 6:5. 2005

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of family physicians in increasing annual fecal occult blood test screening coverage: a prospective intervention study
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 4:424-5. 2002
    ..Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in israel. Unfortunately, compliance with annual fecal occult blood testing is very low...
  2. pmc Primary care follow up of patients discharged from the emergency department: a retrospective study
    Shlomo Vinker
    The Department of Family Medicine, Clalit Health Services, Central District, Rishon Lezion, Israel
    BMC Fam Pract 5:16. 2004
    ..The visit to the emergency department (ED) constitutes a brief, yet an important point in the continuum of medical care. The aim of our study was to evaluate the continuity of care of adult ED visitors...
  3. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence in women: prevalence, characteristics and effect on quality of life. A primary care clinic study
    S Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:663-6. 2001
    ..Urinary incontinence in older women is common. Its characteristics and impact on quality of life is not well established since these women are usually reluctant to tell their healthcare providers about the problem...
  4. pmc The knowledge and expectations of parents about the role of antibiotic treatment in upper respiratory tract infection--a survey among parents attending the primary physician with their sick child
    Vinker Shlomo
    Department of Family Medicine, Tel Aviv Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    BMC Fam Pract 4:20. 2003
    ..The etiologic factor is usually viral, but many physicians prescribe antibiotics. We aimed to evaluate parents' expectations of and knowledge about the role of antibiotics in childhood URTI...
  5. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy and WONCA/COOP functional status: a cross-sectional population-based study of women in Israel
    O Cohen
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Climacteric 8:171-6. 2005
    ..Little data are available on the effect of HRT on functional status of women taking hormonal preparations after menopause...
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of hormone replacement therapy by menopausal women in six family-practice teaching clinics in Israel
    S Vinker
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Climacteric 6:75-80. 2003
    ..The necessity of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) remains a controversial subject, but guidelines suggest that the subject be discussed with all menopausal women...
  7. ncbi request reprint Folk, traditional and conventional medicine among elderly Yemenite immigrants in Israel
    S Nakar
    Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:928-31. 2001
    ..Migration leads to changes in almost all areas of life including health. But how far are health beliefs also preserved, and how far are they affected by the process of acculturation to the host society?..
  8. ncbi request reprint Patients' attitudes towards the presence of medical students in family practice consultations
    S M Monnickendam
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:903-6. 2001
    ..A large minority would refuse to be examined without the tutor's presence. Our findings need to be taken into account when planning clinical clerkships...
  9. ncbi request reprint Baseline tests or screening: what tests do family physicians order routinely on their healthy patients?
    S Nakar
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Centre and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Med Screen 9:133-4. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to survey the attitudes of family doctors to the performance of baseline tests and to determine which doctors perform these tests...
  10. pmc Influence of intense multidisciplinary follow-up and orlistat on weight reduction in a primary care setting
    Amiel Feigenbaum
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv, Israel
    BMC Fam Pract 6:5. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to examine if effective weight-reducing treatment can be given by a family physician. It compares regular treatment with intensive treatment that include close follow-up and orlistat treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of Israeli family physicians toward clinical guidelines
    S Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Arch Fam Med 9:835-40. 2000
    ..Many clinical guidelines (CGs) have been written during the past few years. Although family physicians (FPs) stand to benefit from many of these CGs, incorporating new CGs into daily practice seems to present a challenge...
  12. ncbi request reprint Home visits to the housebound patient in family practice: a multicenter study. Israeli General Practice Research Network
    S Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 2:203-6. 2000
    ..Most countries today are experiencing an accelerated pace of population aging. The management of the elderly housebound patient presents a special challenge to the family physician...
  13. doi request reprint Thirty years of family medicine publications in Israel (1975-2004): what, where, and how much?
    Y Pshetizky
    Department of Family Medicine, Ben Gurion Univeristy of the Negev, Israel
    J Am Board Fam Med 22:57-61. 2009
    ..Until now, little or no effort has been made to characterize the productivity of Israeli board-certified family medicine physicians in publishing peer-reviewed scientific articles...
  14. pmc Use of humour in primary care: different perceptions among patients and physicians
    M Granek-Catarivas
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Postgrad Med J 81:126-30. 2005
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  15. ncbi request reprint The effect of drug information leaflets on patient behavior
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:383-6. 2007
    ..The patient package insert, an information leaflet included by law in the packaging of prescription drugs, contains information for the user on the specific medication...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long-term adherence to antihypertensive therapy: a survey in four primary care clinics
    Shlomo Vinker
    Central District, Clalit Health Services, Department of Family Medicine, Rishon Lezion, Israel
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 9:1271-7. 2008
    ..Many hypertensive patients have suboptimal control of their blood pressure. One of the most common causes is poor adherence with treatment...
  17. pmc Effect of the characteristics of family physicians on their utilisation of laboratory tests
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Br J Gen Pract 57:377-82. 2007
    ..The use of laboratory tests by family physicians has increased in recent years...
  18. ncbi request reprint Acute respiratory infections: can a non-physician practitioner triage and treat patients by using an algorithm? Experience in a military primary care clinic
    Danie Golan
    Israel Naval Medical Department and Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:578-82. 2005
    ..Acute respiratory viral infections are minor self-limited diseases. Studies have shown that patients with ARVI can be treated as effectively by non-physician practitioners as by physicians...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Smiles in the clinic]
    Shmuel Tommy Steier
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Maccabi Healthcare Services, Ramat Gan
    Harefuah 146:368-72, 405. 2007
    ..Physicians can change their attitude and "bring a smile" and joy to their practice. "Teaching to smile", as well as having a positive attitude towards life, can be part of the educational tasks of the family physician...
  20. ncbi request reprint Linkage between the Israeli Defense Forces primary care physician demographics and usage of secondary medical services and laboratory tests
    Ilan Levy
    Healthcare Management, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Bear Sheva, Israel
    Mil Med 170:836-40. 2005
    ..Graduates of Israeli schools of medicine, and graduates of foreign medical schools, most of them in Eastern Europe...
  21. ncbi request reprint Urgent referrals to a specialist by family physicians--is the "urgency" real: a prospective study
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Gen Pract 13:37-9. 2007
  22. pmc An interactive course to enhance self-efficacy of family practitioners to treat obesity
    Sara Katz
    Technion Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    BMC Med Educ 5:4. 2005
    ..We hypothesized that practitioners' self-efficacy and motivation would be enhanced as a result of participating in an interactive course designed to enrich their knowledge of obesity management...
  23. ncbi request reprint Patient and family physician preferences for care and communication in the eventuality of anthrax terrorism
    Ernesto Kahan
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Fam Pract 20:441-2. 2003
    ..The threat of bioterrorism consequent to the September 11, 2001 attack in the USA generated suggestions for improved medical response mainly through hospital preparedness...
  24. ncbi request reprint [Improvement of early detection of diabetic retinopathy--a primary care intervention study]
    Shlomo Vinker
    Clalit Health Services, Central District, Family Medicine Department, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
    Harefuah 142:826-8, 878. 2003
    ..Annual screening for diabetic retinopathy is highly recommended. The early detection of background retinopathy and laser treatment can prevent most of the diabetes related blindness. However patient compliance is relatively low...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Healthcare costs--does family physician training make a difference?]
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
    Harefuah 142:759-62, 806, 805. 2003
    ..There are many patient dependent factors that determine health care costs. However, it is not clear if the family physicians' background and training affects health care costs...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Community care of diabetic patients--in the family practice, in specialized diabetic clinics or in cooperation?]
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Harefuah 143:355-8, 390. 2004
    ..The aim of the current review is to evaluate management modalities of the diabetic patient and its' applications to the Israeli health system...
  27. ncbi request reprint Differences between soldiers, with and without emotional distress, in number of primary care medical visits and type of presenting complaints
    Anthony D Heymann
    Medical Division, Maccabi Healthcare Services, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:90-3. 2007
    ..Somatic symptoms are often the only presentation of emotional distress during the primary care visit and may be the key to early identification and treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Driver drowsiness--are physicians at a special risk?]
    Shmuel Steier
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Harefuah 142:338-41, 399, 398. 2003
    ..Sleepiness at the wheel is the main cause of approximately a fifth of road traffic accidents. The driver will often feel drowsy before the accident, therefore preventive measures can be taken in order to stay alert...
  29. ncbi request reprint Awareness of personal healthcare and menopause in menopausal women in Israel
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:31-4. 2003
    ..Menopause affects women's health and well-being, but their knowledge of proper care and maintenance is uncertain...
  30. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and knowledge on breastfeeding among paediatricians, family physicians, and gynaecologists in Israel
    Sasson Nakar
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 96:848-51. 2007
    ..Many women in Western countries fail to breastfeed long enough. The aim of this study was to examine the attitudes and knowledge of Israeli family physicians (FPs), gynaecologists and paediatricians towards breastfeeding...
  31. ncbi request reprint Web-based question-answering service of a family physician -- the characteristics of queries in a non-commercial open forum
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Med Inform Internet Med 32:123-9. 2007
    ..They mainly seek medical knowledge especially in interpreting laboratory tests and information about various medical conditions...
  32. ncbi request reprint The role of primary care physicians in the Israel Defense Forces: a self-perception study
    Eyal Zimlichman
    Medicine Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:174-7. 2005
    ..In recent years, health management organizations have considered the primary care physician responsible for assessing the overall health needs of the patient and, accordingly, introduced the term "gatekeeper."..
  33. ncbi request reprint Transition to insulin in Type 2 diabetes: family physicians' misconception of patients' fears contributes to existing barriers
    Sasson Nakar
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Diabetes Complications 21:220-6. 2007
    ..Many patients with Type 2 diabetes require treatment with insulin but do not receive it...
  34. ncbi request reprint [Family practitioners' knowledge and attitudes towards various fields of non-conventional medicine]
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Rabin Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Harefuah 141:883-7, 930. 2002
    ..Treating all varieties in the same way can cause confusion...
  35. ncbi request reprint Erectile dysfunction--the effect of sending a questionnaire to patients on consultations with their family doctor
    Eliezer Kitai
    Department of Family Medicine University of Tel Aviv, Israel
    Fam Pract 19:247-50. 2002
    ..Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem among male adults that generally has been ignored by family practitioners...
  36. ncbi request reprint Adherence with statins over 8 years in a usual care setting
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Tel Aviv University, POB 14238, Ashdod 77042, Israel
    Am J Manag Care 14:388-92. 2008
    ..To describe adherence with statin treatment in a usual practice setting and to investigate potential determinants of better adherence...
  37. ncbi request reprint Achieving target cholesterol levels in diabetic patients: potency of the statin or potency of the physician?
    Michal Shani
    Department of Family Medicine, Clalit Health Services, Central District, Rehovot, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 10:354-7. 2008
    ..The introduction of more potent statins such as atorvastatin and rosuvastatin in Israel was accompanied by massive advertising about their superiority...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cataract surgery is associated with a higher rate of photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration
    Igor Kaiserman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
    Ophthalmology 114:278-82. 2007
    ..To investigate the association between cataract surgery and the rate of photodynamic therapy (PDT) for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of methylphenidate use among Israeli children: 1998-2004
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Drug Investig 26:161-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine methylphenidate use rates for the treatment of ADHD among children in Israel during the years 1998-2004 with a special focus on prescriptions among girls...
  40. ncbi request reprint The effect of combination pharmacotherapy on the prescription trends of glaucoma medications
    Igor Kaiserman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital, Il 91120 Jerusalem, Israel
    J Glaucoma 14:157-60. 2005
    ..To describe prescription trends within a managed care setting for glaucoma medications and to examine the effect of introduction of Cosopt--a fixed combination of dorzolamide and timolol...
  41. ncbi request reprint Dry eye in diabetic patients
    Igor Kaiserman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Ophthalmol 139:498-503. 2005
    ..To compare the prevalence of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) in a prospective cohort of 22,382 diabetic patients with that in the general population...
  42. ncbi request reprint Primary care clinic size and patient satisfaction in a military setting
    Dror Mandel
    Medicine Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Israel
    Am J Med Qual 18:251-5. 2003
    ..The study concluded that patient satisfaction in the medical settings of the Israel Defense Forces is adversely affected by large clinic size but is not affected by physician workload...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Lag Ba-Omer bonfires--is there any association between the tradition and asthma and COPD exacerbations]
    Roberto Ainbinder
    Department of Family Medicine, Clalit Health Services, Central District, Tel Aviv
    Harefuah 144:386-8, 456. 2005
    ..Air pollution is a potential cause of asthma and COPD exacerbations. On the evening of Lag Ba-Omer, when there were bonfire parties throughout the country, significant air pollution was reported...
  44. ncbi request reprint [Intervention project to improve control of hypertension among diabetic patients--experience in a primary care clinic]
    Simon Joseph Levine
    Department of Family Medicine, Central District, Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv
    Harefuah 144:76-8, 152. 2005
    ..Hypertension in diabetics is a recognised risk factor for vascular disease, both of large and small vessels. Tight control of blood pressure (BP), aiming at 130/80, reduces both morbidity and mortality from vascular disease...
  45. ncbi request reprint Herpetic eye disease in diabetic patients
    Igor Kaiserman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Ophthalmology 112:2184-8. 2005
    ..To study the incidence of herpetic eye disease (HED) of the ocular surface in diabetics...
  46. ncbi request reprint Quality of diabetes care in the community: a cross-sectional study in central Israel
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 7:643-7. 2005
    ..Good care of the diabetic patient reduces the incidence of long-term complications. Treatment should be interdisciplinary; in the last decade a debate has raged over how to optimize treatment and how to use the various services efficiently...
  47. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of and change in the prescription of methylphenidate in Israel over a 2-year period
    Yacov Fogelman
    Department of Family Medicine, Leumit HMO and Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    CNS Drugs 17:915-9. 2003
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the rate methylphenidate prescriptions dispensed for the treatment of ADHD in children in northern and central Israel in 1999 and 2001...
  48. ncbi request reprint Topical beta-blockers are not associated with an increased risk of treatment for depression
    Igor Kaiserman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
    Ophthalmology 113:1077-80. 2006
    ..To investigate the effect of topical beta-blockers on the prevalence of depression among glaucoma patients...
  49. ncbi request reprint The role of periodic mortality case review sessions in a primary care teaching clinic
    Reena Rosenberg
    Department of Family Medicine, Clalit Health Services, Rehovot, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 8:373-7. 2006
    ..These issues are important for students and residents as well...
  50. ncbi request reprint [The increase in requests for laboratory tests in the community--are there any effective intervention programs?]
    Shlomo Vinker
    Department of Family Medicine, Central District, Clalit Health Services, Tel Aviv University
    Harefuah 145:522-5, 549. 2006
    ..Interventions to reduce laboratory test utilization yield different and sometimes opposing results. We reviewed the literature dealing with laboratory test utilization and interventions to reduce it...
  51. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for photodynamic therapy of predominantly classic choroidal neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration
    Igor Kaiserman
    Department of Ophthalmology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
    Am J Ophthalmol 142:441-7. 2006
    ..To investigate the influence of various risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) on the rate of undergoing photodynamic therapy (PDT)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Pre-hypertension is a common phenomenon: national database study
    Eliezer Kitai
    Department of Family Medicine, Leumit Health Services, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:8-11. 2007
    ..Recently the Joint National Committee (7th report) introduced the term "pre-hypertension." Little is known on its prevalence in the general population...