Fahmi Shibli

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BACKGROUND Community-acquired pneumonia is a common infection and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Most patients with CAP are treated empirically. OBJECTIVES To identify common pathogens causing CAP in hospitalized patients in northern Israel and to evaluate the correlation between etiology and disease severity. METHODS We(More)
A 77-year-old man with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and who was treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF), 6-mercaptopurine and corticosteroids, presented with primary effusion lymphoma-like lymphoma (PEL-like lymphoma) with massive ascites. The patient's clinical course was complicated by acute renal insufficiency and hypotension, which led to(More)
AIM To evaluate the bidirectional association between metabolic syndrome (MS) components and antiviral treatment response for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. METHODS This retrospective cohort study included 119 HCV + patients treated with pegylated-interferon-α and ribavirin. Metabolic characteristics and laboratory data were collected from(More)
Common bile duct stones occur in 3%-33% of patients suffering from gallbladder stones. Concurrent gallbladder and common bile duct stones should be treated due to the risk of life-threatening complications such as pancreatitis and cholangitis. There is no consensus regarding the optimal management of common bite duct stones associated with cho[elithiasis.(More)
Wilson's disease is a rare disorder of copper transport in hepatic cells, and may present as cholestatic liver disease; pancreatitis and cholangitis are rarely associated with Wilsons's disease. Moreover, cases of Wilson's disease presenting as pigmented gallstone pancreatitis have not been reported in the literature. In the present report, we describe a(More)
BACKGROUND Adult bronchogenic cysts are rare. Retrogastric bronchogenic cysts are even rarer with only over 30 cases being reported in the English literature. These foregut cysts can be confused with cystic tumors. CASE PRESENTATION We describe the case of a large gastric bronchogenic cyst in an asymptomatic 61-year-old woman who underwent an abdominal(More)
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