Chagai Grossman

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Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vascular obliteration, excessive extracellular matrix deposition, and fibrosis of the connective tissues of the skin, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, heart, and kidneys. Infections are believed to play a role in the immunopathogenesis of SSc. A number of infectious agents have been proposed(More)
Previous assessments of the prevalence of resistant hypertension (RH) in uncontrolled blood pressure (BP) have ranged from 3% to 30%. Using real-world data, our aim was to estimate the prevalence of RH in patients belonging to the Maccabi Healthcare Services, a 2-million-member health organization in Israel. From 2010 to 2011, all hypertensive patients with(More)
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1. Potentials evoked by auditory stimulation during sleep were studied on a group of patients with unilateral brain damage resulting from external trauma cerebral vascular accident and tumor. 2. In a normal control group the response patterns from homologous areas in the two hemispheres were almost identical (except for the temporal leads). 3. In contrast(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is an independent predictor of cardiovascular (CV) events in hypertensive adults. However, the additive value of serial CAC measurements for risk stratification is unclear. The aim of the present study was to find whether CAC progression predicts long-term CV events in hypertensive patients. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND Anaemia is a common complication of diabetes mellitus (DM), usually related to renal failure. There is scarce information as to the levels of haemoglobin (Hb) and the rate of anaemia in diabetic patients with normal renal function. We, therefore, evaluated haemoglobin levels and the rate of anaemia in diabetic subjects with normal renal functions(More)
OBJECTIVE Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is refractory to colchicine prophylaxis in 10-20% of patients. In a number of patient series, treatment with anakinra, an interleukin-1-blocking agent, prevented FMF attacks in those with colchicine-resistant FMF. This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and safety of anakinra in the treatment of(More)
BACKGROUND The circadian pattern of blood pressure (BP) has yet to be defined among individuals with orthostatic hypotension (OH). The objective of this study was to evaluate whether OH is associated with nocturnal change in systolic BP. METHODS In a prospective study, we evaluated patients who were referred for 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, the seventh report of the Joint National Committee on prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure introduced the term "pre-hypertension" for systolic blood pressure (BP) levels of 120-139 and diastolic BP levels of 80-89 mmHg. Our aim was to establish the prevalence of this novel entity among young subjects,(More)
Patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD) have a high burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD), leading to increased mortality and morbidity. However, it is not clear whether increased CVD mortality in IRD is due to a higher incidence or worse outcome of cardiovascular events (higher case fatality). In this observational case–control study, we(More)