Elad Schiff

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Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) is a psycho-physiological test used to identify dysfunction of individual nerve fiber types. In the present study, we investigated whether selective nerve fiber dysfunction, as assessed by QST, correlates with the effectiveness of epidural steroid injections (ESI) in patients with lumbar radiculopathy. Twenty patients with(More)
Acupuncture is being used in more than three hundred treatment facilities for treating substance abuse including cocaine addiction. Previous review papers could not evaluate the role of acupuncture for treating cocaine addiction because of lack of clinical trials at the time. Since then, several important studies were conducted in the field. This paper(More)
Both hypnosis and acupuncture have gained credibility over the years in their effectiveness for treating various health conditions. Currently, each of these treatments is administered in distinct settings and separate times. That is, even if patients receive both treatments as part of a multidimensional therapeutic program, they would typically receive them(More)
In 2008, an Integrative Oncology Program (IOP), aiming to improve patients' quality of life during chemotherapy and advanced cancer, was launched within the Clalit Health Organization's oncology service at the Lin Medical Center, Haifa, Israel. The IOP clinical activity is documented using a research-based registry protocol. In this study, we present an(More)
This study is a prospective randomized double-blind controlled trial whose aim was to investigate the clinical effects of aromatic essential oils in patients with upper respiratory tract infections. The trial was conducted in six primary care clinics in northern Israel. A spray containing aromatic essential oils of five plants (Eucalyptus citriodora,(More)
Objective. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of acupuncture on postlaparoscopic shoulder pain (PLSP) which is a common side effect in patients undergoing abdominal laparoscopic surgery. Methods. Patients with moderate to severe PLSP in spite of analgesic treatment, which were referred by the medical staff to the Complementary-Integrative(More)
Purpose. The current pilot study investigates the effectiveness of a novel device in the management of chronic low back pain (LBP). This device is able to automatically measure skin impedance in a selected body area and, immediately afterwards, to stimulate multiple points that are targeted according to differentiation in their electrical properties(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess patient perspectives regarding non-specific effects of a complementary medicine (CM) consultation and intervention within an integrative oncology setting. METHODS Patients undergoing chemotherapy in a community-based oncology service were referred by oncology healthcare providers to an integrative oncology(More)
  • Afdhal N, Reddy Kr, Nelson Dr, Lawitz E, Gordon Sc, E Schiff +96 others
  • 2015
Abu Dayyeh B, Alkaade S, Baron T. Meta-analysis of preoperative placement of pancreatic stents to prevent postoperative leaks after distal pancreatectomy. Physical and mental quality of life in chronic pancreatitis: a case-control study from the North American Pancreatitis Study 2 cohort. (2014). Muscle wasting disease: A proposal for a new disease(More)
We describe a case of deep stupor after a suicide attempt with Zolpidem (Stillnox). A 64 year old patient was admitted unconscious to the emergency room. According to the medical document brought by his family, the patient was recently diagnosed with APLA syndrome, had 2 previous CVAs, the last one, having been located in the occipital lobe, resulted in(More)