Einat Shmueli

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We assessed whether the time interval between neoadjuvant therapy and surgery affects the operative and postoperative morbidity and mortality, the pathologic complete response (pCR) rate, and disease recurrence in locally advanced rectal cancer. One–hundred and thirty-two patients with locally advanced low– and mid–rectal cancer underwent neoadjuvant(More)
Chromosomal studies were performed on peripheral blood lymphocytes and cultured skin fibroblasts from five Israeli-Moroccan families with ataxia-telangiectasia. A total of 24 individuals, including seven propositi, was investigated. Among the probands, significantly elevated rates of chromosome damage were observed in both blood and skin. Skin fibroblasts(More)
Central nervous system (CNS) metastases from breast cancer are common and can present as the first or solitary site of disease progression. The CNS has been reported to act as a sanctuary site that denies access to many chemotherapeutic agents. We present here, a series of 10 metastatic breast cancer patients who developed CNS metastases after an initial(More)
Recent data confirmed the importance of 18-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in the selection of patients with colorectal hepatic metastases for surgery. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy before hepatic resection in selected cases may improve outcome. The influence of chemotherapy on the sensitivity of FDG-PET and CT in detecting liver(More)
During the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak in Israel, incidence rates among children were 2× higher than that of the previous 4 influenza seasons; hospitalization rates were 5× higher. Children hospitalized for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 were older and had more underlying chronic diseases than those hospitalized for seasonal influenza.
It is proposed that an intracellular cycle exists to limit or terminate the insulin signal. The cycle involves increased synthesis of sn-1,2-diacylglycerol (DAG) in response to insulin. The DAG activates protein kinase C (PKC) which phosphorylates glycogen synthase either directly or through other protein kinases to render it inactive. Protein kinase C may(More)
The benefits of adding chemotherapy to surgery in patients with hepatic colorectal metastases at moderate and high risk for recurrence and the optimal sequence of administration are undetermined. We followed the overall-survival and event-free survival rates after operation in patients with resectable colorectal metastases confined to the liver. The(More)
Hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamps were performed on six patients with compensated alcoholic cirrhosis and on six normal comparison subjects. As in previous studies, glucose uptake in the cirrhotic patients was only 21% of the comparison value. The cirrhotic patients had high growth hormone (GH) and low insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels, with low(More)
Extragonadal germ cell tumors are rare neoplasms with histologic features comparable to those of gonadal origin. Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus was diagnosed in a 53-year-old male patient, and was palliated for a short period by cisplatin plus 5-fluorouracil. Clinical deterioration and development of gynecomastia led to diagnosis of(More)
The site of impaired glucose uptake in cirrhosis is uncertain. We therefore performed hyperglycemic clamps (glucose 10 mmol/L) in 10 patients with compensated alcoholic cirrhosis and impaired glucose tolerance and in six control subjects. Muscle glucose uptake was estimated in patients and controls with the forearm technique. In the cirrhotic subjects(More)