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Salivary composition and flow rate were examined in 35 patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and compared to 31 healthy controls. Significantly lower whole-saliva flow rate was observed in the IDDM patients, but was not correlated with the subjective complaint of xerostomy. Glucose concentration was significantly higher in the parotid(More)
Hereditary angioneurotic edema (HAE) is characterized by recurrent attacks of edema of the upper airways, face, and limbs, and/or abdominal pains sometimes mimicking surgical abdomen. Our patient, a 24-year-old woman, had undergone laparotomy on a previous attack, at which a large amount of serious peritoneal fluid and edema of the intestinal wall were(More)
PURPOSE In 2005, an innovative system of hospital-community on-line medical records (OFEK) was implemented at Clalit Health Services (CHS). The goals of the study were to examine the extent of OFEK's use and its impact on quality indicators and medical-service utilization in Internal Medicine and General Surgery wards of CHS hospitals. METHODS Examining(More)
Twenty-five patients operated upon between 1969 and 1973 for correction of mandibular prognathism were recalled in 1975 and asked to evaluate their attitudes toward the procedure and the postoperative results. All but one were satisfied with the results. Postoperative numbness of the lip and chin lasting more than 6 months was commonly noted following the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility, safety and efficacy of bilevel positive airway ventilation (BiPAP) in the treatment of severe pulmonary edema compared to high dose nitrate therapy. BACKGROUND Although noninvasive ventilation is increasingly used in the treatment of pulmonary edema, its efficacy has not been compared prospectively with newer(More)
The computerized medical record program, CLINIC, specifically designed at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to be used on-line in a primary care clinic during a patient encounter by healthcare professionals, has been in use for over 6 years in two community clinics. In order to analyse the effectiveness and use of CLINIC, four physicians were video(More)
Eighteen leukemic patients were examined for the presence of Candida albicans in the oral cavity. Fifteen patients were found to be Candida "carriers." Nine of the patients were put on a chlorhexidine mouth rinse regimen. Although chlorhexidine was clearly fungicidal in vitro, no decrease in Candida titer was obtained with the mouth rinse. The(More)
BACKGROUND In 2005, an innovative system of hospital-community on-line medical records ("OFEK") was established at Clalit Health Services to reduce costs and improve medical care. GOALS To examine the utilization of OFEK and its impact on quality indicators and medical-service utilization. METHOD Examining frequency of use of OFEK with OFEK's own(More)
1. 15 patients, whose therapy with the anticoagulant Coumarin was not discontinued, were observed for bleeding following dental extractions. 2. There was no significant bleeding in these patients as compared to 15 others whose Coumarin therapy was temporarily interrupted. 3. Patients with prosthetic heart valves should preferably be hospitalized for dental(More)