I Shapira

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. pmc Waist circumference as the predominant contributor to the micro-inflammatory response in the metabolic syndrome: a cross sectional study
    Ori Rogowski
    Departments of Internal Medicine D and E, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Inflamm (Lond) 7:35. 2010
  2. pmc Elevated resting heart rate is associated with the metabolic syndrome
    Ori Rogowski
    Department of Medicine D and E and The Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:55. 2009
  3. pmc The association of higher levels of within-normal-limits liver enzymes and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome
    Arie Steinvil
    Departments of Medicine D and E, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:30. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of early exercise radionuclide cineangiography on long-term prognosis after CABG
    I Shapira
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv E Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 64:473-7. 1997
  5. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up after coronary artery bypass grafting reoperation
    I Shapira
    Post Cardiac Surgery Follow up Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Chest 115:1593-7. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term follow-up after coronary bypass grafting for single-vessel coronary artery disease
    I Shapira
    Post Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Sourasky Medical Center Tel Aviv, Israel
    Scand Cardiovasc J 33:351-4. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint The impact of myocardial viability as determined by rest-redistribution 201Tl single photon emission CT imaging and the choice of therapy on prognosis in patients with left ventricular dysfunction
    I Shapira
    Post Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Med 31:205-14. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Combined leukocyte and erythrocyte aggregation in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    I Shapira
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, 64239, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Cardiol 78:299-305. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Protamine cardiotoxicity and nitric oxide
    D Pevni
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:147-52. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint A leukocyte and erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test to reveal the presence of smoldering inflammation and risk factors for atherosclerosis
    S Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel
    Med Hypotheses 57:207-9. 2001

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Publications131 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Waist circumference as the predominant contributor to the micro-inflammatory response in the metabolic syndrome: a cross sectional study
    Ori Rogowski
    Departments of Internal Medicine D and E, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    J Inflamm (Lond) 7:35. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc Elevated resting heart rate is associated with the metabolic syndrome
    Ori Rogowski
    Department of Medicine D and E and The Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:55. 2009
    ..Our aim was to explore the possibility that increased RHR is associated with the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a sample of apparently healthy individuals and those with cardiovascular risk factors...
  3. pmc The association of higher levels of within-normal-limits liver enzymes and the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome
    Arie Steinvil
    Departments of Medicine D and E, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 9:30. 2010
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the range of prevalence of MetS in apparently healthy individuals whose liver enzyme concentrations were all within-normal-range...
  4. ncbi request reprint Impact of early exercise radionuclide cineangiography on long-term prognosis after CABG
    I Shapira
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv E Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 64:473-7. 1997
    ..This prospective study examined the capability of exercise radionuclide cineangiography done shortly after coronary artery bypass grafting to predict outcome and long-term prognosis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up after coronary artery bypass grafting reoperation
    I Shapira
    Post Cardiac Surgery Follow up Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Chest 115:1593-7. 1999
    ..Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) reoperation is being performed with increasing frequency...
  6. ncbi request reprint Short- and long-term follow-up after coronary bypass grafting for single-vessel coronary artery disease
    I Shapira
    Post Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Sourasky Medical Center Tel Aviv, Israel
    Scand Cardiovasc J 33:351-4. 1999
    ..Conventional single-vessel CABG thus can be safely performed, with minimal postoperative morbidity and no mortality, providing good long-term relief of angina and circumventing need for additional invasive procedures...
  7. ncbi request reprint The impact of myocardial viability as determined by rest-redistribution 201Tl single photon emission CT imaging and the choice of therapy on prognosis in patients with left ventricular dysfunction
    I Shapira
    Post Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Med 31:205-14. 2000
    ..Surgical revascularization is the preferred method of treatment in patients with ischemic systolic left ventricular dysfunction and myocardial viability as defined by TSPECT scintigraphy...
  8. ncbi request reprint Combined leukocyte and erythrocyte aggregation in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    I Shapira
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, 64239, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Cardiol 78:299-305. 2001
    ..To determine whether the increased aggregability of both white and red blood cells previously reported in acute myocardial infarction (aMI) correlates with each other...
  9. ncbi request reprint Protamine cardiotoxicity and nitric oxide
    D Pevni
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:147-52. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the role of the nitric oxide (NO) pathway in protamine-induced cardiotoxicity and to formulate a possible explanation for this adverse effect...
  10. ncbi request reprint A leukocyte and erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test to reveal the presence of smoldering inflammation and risk factors for atherosclerosis
    S Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel
    Med Hypotheses 57:207-9. 2001
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint The value of stress thallium-201 single photon emission CT imaging as a predictor of outcome and long-term prognosis after CABG
    I Shapira
    Post Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Med 32:271-82. 2001
    ..7% versus 2.5%, p < 0.001). Postoperative TSPECT carried out soon after CABG had definite prognostic value and should be performed routinely to help decide treatment protocol...
  12. ncbi request reprint A simple biomarker to exclude the presence of low grade inflammation in apparently healthy individuals
    Shlomo Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Risk 9:281-6. 2002
    ..Atherosclerosis is accompanied by a low grade inflammatory response...
  13. 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
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Benign hereditary leukopenia-neutropenia does not result from lack of low grade inflammation. A new look in the era of microinflammation
    Shlomo Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D and Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Blood Cells Mol Dis 34:135-40. 2005
    ..These findings shed more light on the potential mechanisms that are responsible for the low WBCC in this particular ethnic group...
  15. 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
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  16. ncbi request reprint The concomitant appearance of aggregated erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets in the peripheral blood of patients with risk factors for atherothrombosis
    R Fusman
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 25:165-73. 2001
    ..Our results are significant in that they show that it is possible to detect the above mentioned changes in whole blood, following a single step and minimal manipulations, at real time and low cost...
  17. ncbi request reprint The picture of inflammation: a new concept that combines the white blood cell count and erythrocyte sedimentation rate into a new hematologic diagnostic modality
    R Rotstein
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Haematol 106:106-14. 2001
    ..This technique is currently being evaluated for possible Telemedicine and E-Health uses...
  18. ncbi request reprint Parameters of red blood cell aggregation as correlates of the inflammatory state
    R B Ami
    Department of Internal Medicine, Sourasky Medical Center, 64239 Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 280:H1982-8. 2001
    ..It is proposed that clinically relevant parameters of RBC aggregation should express both RBC aggregate size distribution and aggregate resistance to disaggregation and distinguish between plasmatic and cellular factors...
  19. ncbi request reprint The feasibility of estimating the erythrocyte sedimentation rate within a few minutes by using a simple slide test
    R Rotstein
    Department of Internal Medicine 'D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Lab Haematol 23:21-5. 2001
    ..With further development, we will be able to use a bedside small cartridge that will deliver the extrapolated ESR at low costs and within a couple of minutes...
  20. pmc Heart rate and microinflammation in men: a relevant atherothrombotic link
    O Rogowski
    Department of Medicine D and Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart 93:940-4. 2007
    ..Such an association could explain, at least in part, the recently described worse cardiovascular prognosis in individuals with increased HR...
  21. ncbi request reprint Vasoactive response of different parts of human internal thoracic artery to isosorbide-dinitrate and nitroglycerin: an in-vitro study
    Y Paz
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, 64239, Tel-Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 19:254-9. 2001
    ..We recommend avoiding the use of the very distal part of this artery during CABG, and to use high doses of ISDN rather than NTG as an anti-spastic measure...
  22. 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
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint The state of leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral blood of patients with type 2 diabetes and ischemic vascular disease
    R Fusman
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Israel
    Acta Diabetol 38:43-9. 2001
    ..The finding of a significantly increased number of white blood cells in the peripheral blood of patients with ischemic vascular diseases is important insofar as it is associated with a poorer prognosis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Protamine-induced cardiotoxicity is prevented by anti-TNF-alpha antibodies and heparin
    D Pevni
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Israel
    Anesthesiology 95:1389-95. 2001
    ..We investigated the role of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) in protamine-induced cardiotoxicity and the possibility of preventing or decreasing this effect by anti TNF-alpha antibodies and heparin...
  25. ncbi request reprint Image analysis for the detection of increased erythrocyte, leukocyte and platelet adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral blood of patients with diabetes mellitus
    R Fusman
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Acta Diabetol 38:129-34. 2001
    ..It is feasible to look at the increased state of adhesiveness/aggregation of erythrocytes, leukocytes and platelets present in their native milieu and following minimal manipulation by using an almost real time and low cost procedure...
  26. ncbi request reprint The multiplicity of atherosclerotic risk factors corresponds to the appearance of increased leukocyte count in the peripheral blood: relevance to the pathogenesis of the disease
    D Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine 'D, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Risk 8:379-82. 2001
    ..These findings might represent an enhanced inflammatory response in these individuals and at the same time reveal a potential harmful role of the cells in the aetiopathogenesis of the disease...
  27. ncbi request reprint Rheological determinants of red blood cell aggregation in diabetic patients in relation to their metabolic control
    K Elishkevitz
    Departments of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Diabet Med 19:152-6. 2002
    ..To determine whether increased red blood cell adhesiveness/aggregation in diabetic patients is related to the extent of their metabolic control...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prognostic implications of admission inflammatory profile in acute ischemic neurological events
    T Anuk
    Department of Neurology and the Stroke Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Neurol Scand 106:196-9. 2002
    ..To reveal the potential prognostic implications of admission inflammatory markers in patients with acute ischemic neurological events...
  30. ncbi request reprint The leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test as an inflammation-related, plasma-dependent agglutination phenomenon
    D Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest 58:593-601. 1998
    ..Factors other than the leukocyte integrins or selectins should be sought as being responsible for this LAA phenomenon...
  31. ncbi request reprint Increased erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral venous blood of patients with ischaemic heart disease and an eventful course
    S Berliner
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Acta Cardiol 56:121-6. 2001
    ..Increased EAA might have prognostic implications in patients with ischaemic heart disease...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. ncbi request reprint Oral temperature in daily life. A new look in the era of microinflammation
    O Rogowski
    Department of Medicine D and Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Inflammation 29:103-7. 2005
    ..The results are relevant for the findings of elevated oral temperature during conditions of acute ischemia/infarction where the temperature is probably related to the event itself and not to the patient's background microinflammation...
  35. doi request reprint Interleukin-6 as an early predictor for one-year survival following an ischaemic stroke/transient ischaemic attack
    S Shenhar-Tsarfaty
    Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Stroke 5:16-20. 2010
    ..Several studies have highlighted the role of inflammatory biomarkers as an early signal for acute ischaemic stroke prognosis...
  36. ncbi request reprint Wide-range C-reactive protein efficacy in acute ischemic stroke patients
    S Shenhar-Tsarfaty
    Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Neurol Scand 114:29-32. 2006
    ..To compare the recently introduced wide-range C-reactive protein (wr-CRP) with the widely used high-sensitivity Behring Dade method (hs-CRP) in acute stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients...
  37. doi request reprint Routine use of bilateral skeletonized internal thoracic artery grafting: long-term results
    D Pevni
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman St, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Circulation 118:705-12. 2008
    ..Skeletonized harvesting of the internal thoracic artery (ITA) decreases the severity of sternal devascularization, thus reducing the risk of postoperative sternal complications in patients undergoing bilateral ITA grafting...
  38. doi request reprint New evidence for the role of TNF-alpha in liver ischaemic/reperfusion injury
    D Pevni
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Invest 38:649-55. 2008
    ..We investigated the effect of ischaemia, reperfusion and non-ischaemic prolonged perfusion (NIP) on TNF-alpha and XDH + XO production in an isolated perfused rat liver model...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effect of age on outcome of bilateral skeletonized internal thoracic artery grafting
    J Gurevitch
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 71:549-54. 2001
    ..Apart from avoiding morbidity associated with leg incisions, older patients showed an interesting trend toward lower rates of angina return. Older patients, however, sustained increased perioperative morbidity and late mortality rates...
  40. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of telemedicine for the detection of infection/inflammation at the point of care
    R Rotstein
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Telemed J E Health 7:317-23. 2001
    ..Physicians can successfully estimate the presence of an inflammatory response and its intensity using a simple slide test, image analysis, and Telemedicine technology...
  41. ncbi request reprint Increased erythropoiesis and subclinical inflammation as part of the metabolic syndrome
    T Mardi
    Department of Medicine D and Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 69:249-55. 2005
    ..192, p<0.0005). We conclude that enhanced erythropoiesis could be a new, hitherto unrecognized component of the MS. The enhanced erythropoiesis could give an erroneous impression of general "good" health in these individuals...
  42. ncbi request reprint Ischaemia or reperfusion: which is a main trigger for changes in nitric oxide mRNA synthases expression?
    D Pevni
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Invest 35:546-50. 2005
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  43. ncbi request reprint Rheological consequences of acute infections: the rheodifference between viral and bacterial infections
    Y Goldin
    Department of Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center affiliated with Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 36:111-9. 2007
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint The erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test for the detection of an acute phase response and for the assessment of its intensity
    N Maharshak
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Clin Lab Haematol 24:205-10. 2002
    ..The present study confirms previous observations that support the applicability of the EAAT to routine clinical practice...
  45. ncbi request reprint Composite arterial grafting with double skeletonized internal thoracic arteries
    D Pevni
    Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 20:299-304. 2001
    ..This report describes technical aspects and results of composite grafting using bilateral skeletonized ITAs...
  46. ncbi request reprint Significant dominance of fibrinogen over immunoglobulins, C-reactive protein, cholesterol and triglycerides in maintaining increased red blood cell adhesiveness/aggregation in the peripheral venous blood: a model in hypercholesterolaemic patients
    V Schechner
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Clin Invest 33:955-61. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Obesity-related correlation between C-reactive protein and the calculated 10-y Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score
    O Rogowski
    Department of Medicine D and Institute for Special Medical Examinations, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:772-7. 2005
    ..To clarify the role of body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) adjustment in predictive models for cardiovascular events that add high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) to the 10-y Framingham Coronary Heart Disease Risk Score (FCRS)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Dissociated effects of physical activity and weight loss on fibrinogen concentrations and markers of red blood cell aggregation. Relevance for life style modification in atherothrombosis
    O Raz
    Nutrition and Diet Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Clin Hemorheol Microcirc 37:253-62. 2007
    ..Our conclusion is that the pro-aggregating properties of fibrinogen following intense physical activity are probable counterbalanced by the anti-aggregatory properties of an improved lipid profile and an attenuated acute phase response...
  49. 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
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Triggered C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations and the CRP gene -717A>G polymorphism in acute stroke or transient ischemic attack
    E Ben-Assayag
    Department of Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Eur J Neurol 14:315-20. 2007
    ..CRP -717A>G polymorphism is associated with triggered CRP concentrations during acute stroke/TIA. These findings might shed more light on the mechanisms of CRP elevation in acute ischemic stroke/TIA...
  51. ncbi request reprint The erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test in the peripheral blood of patients with ischemic brain events
    D Zeltser
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Neurology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Neurol Scand 103:316-9. 2001
    ..These findings might be relevant in view of recent studies that suggest a favorable effect of therapeutic interventions directed at the improvements of this hemorrheological aspect in individuals with ischemic vascular conditions...
  52. ncbi request reprint Technical aspects of harvesting the radial artery with the harmonic scalpel
    C Locker
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart Surg Forum 6:345-7. 2003
    ..Harvesting the radial artery (RA) with ultrasonic dissection with the Harmonic Scalpel reduces spasm induced by surgical handling. Topical exposure to phentolamine methanesulphonate (Regitine) exerts an additional effect of vasodilatation...
  53. ncbi request reprint Midterm results of routine bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting
    A Kramer
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Heart Surg Forum 6:348-52. 2003
    ..Skeletonized dissection of the internal thoracic artery (ITA) decreases the occurrence of sternal devascularization, thus decreasing the risk of postoperative sternal complications in patients undergoing bilateral ITA grafting...
  54. ncbi request reprint Abnormalities in the expression of cell cycle-related proteins in tumors of the small bowel
    N Arber
    Department of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:1101-5. 1999
    ..Increased expression of cell cycle inhibitors in tumors may serve as a defense mechanism for tumor progression...
  55. ncbi request reprint Methylene blue abolishes aortal tone impairment induced by liver ischemia-reperfusion in a dose response manner: an isolated-perfused double-organ rat model study
    A A Weinbroum
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Shock 15:226-30. 2001
    ..28 mM perfusate. Liver IR interferes with aortal tone and its response to vasoactive drugs, probably via oxidative interaction with nitric oxide. MB reverses these effects in a dose-dependent fashion...
  56. ncbi request reprint Lack of difference in the intimal medial thickness between the left and right carotid arteries in the young
    Y Arbel
    Department of Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, 5 Weizman Street, 64239 Tel Aviv, Israel
    Acta Neurol Scand 115:409-12. 2007
    ..Carotid intimal medial thickening (c-IMT) is an established surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. There have been sporadic reports about an increase of c-IMT on the left carotid artery among populations with a mean age of +/-50 years...
  57. ncbi request reprint Lung preconditioning with N-acetyl-L-cysteine prevents reperfusion injury after liver no flow-reflow: a dose-response study
    A A Weinbroum
    Department of Anesthesiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Transplantation 71:300-6. 2001
    ..We now investigated whether preconditioning of lungs with NAC could attenuate lung respiratory or vascular derangement after no flow-reflow (ischemia-reperfusion, IR) and if this depends on lung GSH levels...
  58. ncbi request reprint The "SHAHAL" experience in Israel for improving diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes in the prehospital setting
    A Roth
    Department of Cardiology Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 88:608-10. 2001
    ..2% negative predictive value). Thus, cardiac markers are useful in ruling out high-risk coronary syndromes in the prehospital setting when the clinical presentation and electrocardiogram are inconclusive...
  59. ncbi request reprint Comparison of vasoactive response of left and right internal thoracic arteries to isosorbide-dinitrate and nitroglycerin: an in vitro study
    Y Paz
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    J Card Surg 18:279-85. 2003
    ..Its distal region is, however, prone to vasospasm. We studied the effects of nitroglycerin (NTG) and isosorbide-dinitrate (DSDN) on distal segments of left versus right ITA...
  60. ncbi request reprint The effect of agmatine administration on ischemic-reperfused isolated rat heart
    S Greenberg
    Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Cardiology, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 6:37-45. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: Low doses of Ag given pre- and post-ischemia, and high doses given only pre-ischemia have favorable, protective effects on the hemodynamic recovery of isolated rat heart undergoing global ischemia and reperfusion...
  61. ncbi request reprint Increased erythrocyte aggregation in ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: a possible contributing factor in the pathophysiology of this disease
    I Levin
    Department of Gynecology, Lis Maternaty Hospital, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Hum Reprod 19:1076-80. 2004
    ..We performed this study in order to assess the degree of erythrocyte aggregation in the peripheral blood of individuals with OHSS and undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation (COH)...
  62. ncbi request reprint Flow-resistant red blood cell aggregation in morbid obesity
    D Samocha-Bonet
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1528-34. 2004
    ..The objectives of the present study were to further characterize obesity-related RBC aggregation and to examine whether the enhanced aggregation is a plasma- or cellular-dependent process...
  63. doi request reprint Elevated alanine aminotransferase independently predicts new onset of depression in employees undergoing health screening examinations
    S Zelber-Sagi
    Liver Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Psychol Med 43:2603-13. 2013
    ..However, no study has shown a clear association between elevated ALT and the development of depression. The aim of the study was to test whether elevated ALT, a surrogate marker for NAFLD, predicts the development of depression...
  64. ncbi request reprint Activation of c-K-ras mutations in human gastrointestinal tumors
    N Arber
    GI Oncology Unit, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Gastroenterology 118:1045-50. 2000
    ..Ras genes are the most frequently detected oncogenes in human malignancies. Data regarding the frequency of c-K-ras mutations in esophageal, gastric, and small bowel tumors are limited and controversial...
  65. ncbi request reprint Updated review of the coronary artery bypass grafting option in octogenarians: good tidings
    I Shapira
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Geriatr Cardiol 10:199-204; quiz 204-6. 2001
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic osteonecrosis in an adult with familial protein S deficiency and hyperhomocysteinemia
    K Elishkewich
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 12:547-50. 2001
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint Pretreatment with alpha-adrenergic blockers for prevention of radial artery spasm
    C Locker
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:S1368-70. 2002
    ..Pretreatment with topical a-antagonist solutions can inhibit RA vasoconstriction and cause dilatation for a longer period than achieved with papaverine...
  68. ncbi request reprint TB or not TB: cavitary bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia mimicking pulmonary tuberculosis
    I Heller
    Department of Internal Medicine H and Pathology, Sourasky Tel Aviv Medical Center, and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Chest 120:674-8. 2001
    ..Though probably rare in this situation, BOOP should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with clinical and radiologic features of pulmonary TB...
  69. ncbi request reprint Mannitol dose-dependently attenuates lung reperfusion injury following liver ischemia reperfusion: a dose-response study in an isolated perfused double-organ model
    A A Weinbroum
    The Post Anesthesia Care Unit and Animal Research Laboratory, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Lung 180:327-38. 2002
    ..It is concluded that mannitol in a narrow therapeutic dose range can reduce oxidalive stress-induced lung damage that is related to liver IR...
  70. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Israel
    M N Mukamel
    Bone Disease Unit, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 3:419-21. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: The high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in Israeli mothers raises the question whether vitamin D supplements should be given to pregnant women in Israel, at least to orthodox mothers...
  71. ncbi request reprint Retrograde embolism and atherosclerosis development in the human thoracic aorta: are the fluid dynamics explanations valid?
    A Tenenbaum
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Institute, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Med Hypotheses 57:642-7. 2001
    ..Reversal and rotational blood-flow in the thoracic aorta most likely exist in all patients with systemic emboli and mobile protruding aortic atheromas. Therefore, retrograde cerebral embolism from distal aortic plaques is conceivable...
  72. ncbi request reprint [Hormonal replacement therapy and inflammatory response--update]
    D Zeltser
    Department of Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
    Harefuah 140:1046-8, 1116. 2001
    ..Therefore, the administration of HRT to individuals who have increased concentrations of inflammatory markers (CRP for example) and/or thrombophilic ones, might be associated with an eventual less favorable clinical outcome...
  73. ncbi request reprint The impact of hormonal therapy for infertility on the age at menopause
    A Pines
    Department of Medicine T, Ichilov Hospital, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Maturitas 41:283-7. 2002
    ..To look for possible association between past history of ovulation induction and age at menopause...
  74. ncbi request reprint The erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test to reveal real-time information of rheological relevance in patients with familial and primary hypercholesterolemia before and following plasma exchange
    Tiberiu Hershcovici
    Lipid Unit, Department of Internal Medicine A, The Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikwa, Israel
    Ther Apher 6:140-4. 2002
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Superiority of a functional leukocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test over the white blood cell count to discriminate between mild and significant inflammatory response in patients with acute bacterial infections
    Ori Rogowski
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
    J Clin Lab Anal 16:187-93. 2002
    ..We raise the possibility that a functional test might be superior over an anatomic count in patients with acute bacterial infection and a significant acute phase response...
  76. ncbi request reprint Detection of a thrombolysis-related reduction in red blood cell adhesiveness/aggregation using a simple slide test
    Tamar Mardi
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Cardiology 97:226-9. 2002
    ..This extremely rapid, cheap and almost bedside methodology to detect changes in erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation might be useful to detect changes of hemorheological relevance following thrombolysis...
  77. ncbi request reprint Red blood cell adhesiveness/aggregation, C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in healthy adults and in those with atherosclerotic risk factors
    Galit Fusman
    Department of Internal Medicine D, the Metabolic Institute, the Diabetes Clinic, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 90:561-3. 2002
  78. ncbi request reprint Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting: midterm results of composite versus in situ crossover graft
    Oren Lev-Ran
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:704-10; discussion 710-1. 2002
    ..Two common techniques of bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting are the composite T graft and in situ crossover graft. The superiority of one method over the other has not yet been established...
  79. ncbi request reprint The erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test (EAAT). A new biomarker to reveal the presence of low grade subclinical smoldering inflammation in individuals with atherosclerotic risk factors
    Rivka Rotstein
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Atherosclerosis 165:343-51. 2002
    ..Multiple acute phase proteins and atherosclerotic risk factors increase the aggregability of erythrocytes...
  80. ncbi request reprint Graft of choice to right coronary system in left-sided bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting
    Oren Lev-Ran
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:88-92. 2003
    ..Saphenous vein graft (SVG) was compared with right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) as the supplemental conduit to the right coronary artery when left-sided bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting is implemented...
  81. ncbi request reprint Reduced acute phase response to differentiate between viral and bacterial infections in children
    Joseph Urbach
    Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Pathol Mol Med 21:557-67. 2002
    ..This can have diagnostic implications and pathophysiological consequences in terms of less flow impairment in the microcirculation due to less red and white blood cell aggregation...
  82. pmc Influence of bilateral skeletonized harvesting on occurrence of deep sternal wound infection in 1,000 consecutive patients undergoing bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting
    Dmitry Pevni
    Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Ann Surg 237:277-80. 2003
    ..To evaluate the risk of deep sternal infection in a large patient cohort following bilateral internal thoracic artery (BITA) grafting using skeletonized BITA dissection...
  83. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of prehospital synchronous direct-current cardioversion for supraventricular tachyarrhythmias causing unstable hemodynamic states
    Arie Roth
    Department of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Am J Cardiol 91:489-91. 2003
  84. ncbi request reprint Enhanced erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation in obesity corresponds to low-grade inflammation
    Dorit Samocha-Bonet
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Obes Res 11:403-7. 2003
    ..nonobese individuals...
  85. ncbi request reprint Free right internal thoracic artery composite graft: an option in left anterior descending artery grafting?
    Dmitry Pevni
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:2208-9. 2002
    ..Myocardial revascularization with the use of a skeletonized free right ITA as a composite graft to the left anterior descending artery is an alternative option in cases when an in situ ITA cannot be used...
  86. ncbi request reprint Technical aspects of composite arterial grafting with double skeletonized internal thoracic arteries
    Dmitry Pevni
    Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Chest 123:1348-54. 2003
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Inflammation at a glance: erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation test to reveal the presence of inflammation in people with atherothrombosis
    Ylena Sharshun
    Departments of Geriatrics, Beit Rivka Geriatric Center and Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Heart Dis 5:182-3. 2003
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Myocardial revascularization for acute myocardial infarction: benefits and drawbacks of avoiding cardiopulmonary bypass
    Chaim Locker
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:771-6; discussion 776-7. 2003
    ..Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with increased mortality compared with CABG in non-AMI patients. Operating without cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) might reduce this mortality...
  89. ncbi request reprint Telemedicine-based application for the detection of inflammation in pediatrics
    Joseph Urbach
    Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, affiliated with the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Telemed J E Health 9:241-5. 2003
    ..A reasonable estimate of both erythrocyte sedimentation rate and white blood cell count can be obtained by using telemedicine in a group of children with acute infection/inflammation...
  90. ncbi request reprint Acute phase response in the diagnosis of bacterial infections in children
    Joseph Urbach
    Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:159-60. 2004
  91. ncbi request reprint Rheological determinants in patients with Gaucher disease and internal inflammation
    Ari Zimran
    Department of Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
    Am J Hematol 75:190-4. 2004
    ..These findings might have rheological consequences in terms of microcirculatory slow flow and tissue hypoxemia...
  92. ncbi request reprint Gender difference in C-reactive protein concentrations in individuals with atherothrombotic risk factors and apparently healthy ones
    Ori Rogowski
    Department of Internal Medicine D Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center 6 Weizman Street Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Biomarkers 9:85-92. 2004
    ..These differences should be reflected in guidelines that suggest hs-CRP cut-off points for the stratification of vascular risk...
  93. ncbi request reprint Association of fear of terror with low-grade inflammation among apparently healthy employed adults
    Samuel Melamed
    National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, Raanana, Israel and Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Psychosom Med 66:484-91. 2004
    ..This hypothesis was examined in employed men and women with the presence of low-grade inflammation measured by high sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP)...
  94. ncbi request reprint Comparison of bilateral thoracic artery grafting with percutaneous coronary interventions in diabetic patients
    Chaim Locker
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:471-5; discussion 476. 2004
    ..This study compares the outcome of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with bilateral internal thoracic grafting (BITA) in diabetic patients...
  95. ncbi request reprint Clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients with atherothrombotic risk factors presenting with low concentrations of highly sensitive C-reactive protein
    David Zeltser
    Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine D, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Atherosclerosis 176:297-301. 2004
    ..To clarify whether individuals with low concentrations of highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) are free of atherothrombotic risk factors or low-grade inflammation...
  96. ncbi request reprint Association of components of the metabolic syndrome with the appearance of aggregated red blood cells in the peripheral blood. An unfavorable hemorheological finding
    Sharon Toker
    Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 21:197-202. 2005
    ..Components of the metabolic syndrome are associated with low-grade inflammation. This can be accompanied by the synthesis of sticky proteins and erythrocyte aggregation...
  97. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of CaDet, a computer-based clinical decision support system for early cancer detection: a comparison with the performance of clinicians
    Israel Heller
    Department of Internal Medicine H, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Cancer Detect Prev 28:352-6. 2004
    ..0001). It is concluded that the CaDet computer program may have a role in improving early detection, pending the results of further clinical research...
  98. ncbi request reprint Automated system to detect low-grade underlying inflammatory profile: Gaucher disease as a model
    Ori Rogowski
    Department of Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Blood Cells Mol Dis 34:26-9. 2005
    ..This approach is not disease-specific and can be easily applied to any acute or subacute inflammatory disease/condition...
  99. ncbi request reprint Revascularization of the right coronary artery in bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting
    Dmitry Pevni
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Tel Aviv Sourasky, Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 79:564-9. 2005
    ..This study compares this grafting technique to left-sided BITA grafting and RCA revascularization with the right gastroepiploic artery (RGEA) and saphenous vein grafts (SVG)...
  100. ncbi request reprint Inflammation-sensitive proteins and erythrocyte aggregation in atherothrombosis
    Einor Ben Assayag
    Department of Internal Medicine D, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Int J Cardiol 98:271-6. 2005
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Introducing the wide range C-reactive protein (wr-CRP) into clinical use for the detection of microinflammation
    Ori Rogowski
    Department of Medicine D and Institute for Special Medical Examinations MALRAM, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Affiliated to Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 6 Weizman Street, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
    Clin Chim Acta 358:151-8. 2005
    ..The determination of low grade inflammation in apparently healthy individuals (microinflammation) has prognostic significance in terms of future vascular events and accelerated atherothrombotic disease...