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OBJECTIVE Cholesteryl ester transfer (CET) is accelerated in patients with IDDM treated with conventional (subcutaneous) insulin therapy (CIT) and a number of other disorders associated with premature cardiovascular disease. We have shown that in IDDM this disturbance is closely linked to iatrogenic hyperinsulinemia (HI), because it was reversed when(More)
Although bladder drainage of pancreatic exocrine secretions has been reported to decrease morbidity and improve pancreas allograft survival, significant complications remain associated with this technique. Furthermore, this technique requires systemic venous drainage of pancreas allografts. Evidence suggests that portal venous drainage of pancreas grafts(More)
To assess the long-term outcome of kidney/pancreas transplantation, patients were identified who had good graft function at one year posttransplant and a minimum of 3 years' follow-up. Fifty recipients from 1987-92 met these criteria. Records were reviewed for graft survival, graft function, readmissions, and medical complications. Psychosocial adjustment(More)
This paper explores ways of transforming stress related visual images for health care professionals who are exposed to stressful images in their work. Transformation of these images is conducted using changes of compositional elements such as shape, color, size and texture – through harnessing the power of creativity and imagination to transform an image(More)
War poses a challenge for social workers, adding exposure to direct risk of personal harm to the general stress of social work practice. Artworks are frequently used in health care settings with people in high distress. This study had three goals: (1) to characterize the stressors of social workers living in a war zone, (2) to teach social workers in crisis(More)
This paper demonstrates how marginalized, Bedouin, single mothers define pain through different depictions of their bodies and their embodied experience. Using visual data generated through an empowerment group with single Bedouin women living in the Negev, illustrative pictures were selected. The potential of drawing as an indirect, but deeply(More)
Art therapy, as well as other arts-based therapies and interventions, is used to reduce pain, stress, depression, breathlessness and other symptoms in a wide variety of serious and chronic diseases, such as cancer, Alzheimer and schizophrenia. Arts-based approaches are also known to contribute to one's well-being and quality of life. However, much research(More)
This paper explores the impact of self-chosen arts-based recreational activities, as opposed to the traditional arts therapy activities, on the well-being of healthcare providers. Three qualitative case studies of programs in which arts-based activities were used to work with healthcare providers, lasting for 10 weeks each, are(More)