Gershon Bodner

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We aimed to study the prevalence patterns and course of benzodiazepine (BZD) abuse in an Israeli methadone maintenance (MMT) clinic using repeated random observed urine analysis as well as self-report data. Lifetime and current prevalence of BZD abuse were found in 66.3 and 50.8% patients, respectively. It was found that 44.6% of patients who abused BZDs(More)
Background. To assess the feasibility of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in large bone tumours, the heat distribution in cortical bone and marrow around inserted electrodes was measured. Methods. Fresh bovine cadaver tibial bones were locally heated through drill holes for a maximum of half an hour using water-cooled single radiofrequency electrodes(More)
AIMS This study addressed the following questions for patients after 1 year of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT); (1) What are the demographic features and past history of drug use of benzodiazepine (BZD) abusers? (2) Do BZD abusers abuse more heroin, cocaine and/or cannabis and do they receive a higher methadone dosage level? (3) Do BZD abusers suffer(More)
AIMS To determine and evaluate QTc intervals in electrocardiograms (ECGs) of former heroin addicts, currently in methadone maintenance treatment (MMT), as previous reports suggest that methadone may prolong QTc intervals, thus possibly increasing the risk for Torsade de pointes (TdP). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Between January 2003 and(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of increasing and decreasing endogenous cortisol levels on natural killer (NK) cell activity in vivo. Normal healthy volunteers participated in the following studies: baseline (n = 27), metyrapone challenge test (n = 10), dexamethasone suppression test (n = 10), and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)(More)
Compartment syndrome is caused by increased local pressure that compromises the circulation and function of the affected tissue [1]. In the reperfusion period after restoration of blood flow, reactive oxygen species and histamine have been implicated as potential mediators of pathological changes that include cell rupture, release of intracellular(More)
Chronic use of ethanol may cause a variety of immunological abnormalities in humans. In this study, we have determined the effects of an acute, low dose of ethanol (0.5 g/kg), administered either intravenously or orally, to normal, nonalcoholic male volunteers, on natural killer cell (NK) activity. We have also examined the effects of a 4-hr incubation with(More)
AIMS To evaluate the relation between high methadone doses and methadone serum levels in MMT patients. DESIGN One hundred fifty-one steady methadone-dose patients were evaluated for methadone serum levels using GCMS. Urine samples during the month prior to the study-day were analysed and defined as positive if any sample was positive for any drug. (More)
GRUNDLAGEN: Die Leberresektion ist eine chirurgisch herausfordernde, aber sicherlich die beste Methode für das Studium der Leberregeneration. Nachdem die Schweineleber eine der humanen Leber vergleichbare Größe, Form und Segmentanatomie hat, wurde eine Technik mit erweiterter Leberresektion und Anlage eines portosystemischen Shunts für das Studium einer(More)
Durch technische Fortschritte im Bereich der magnetresonanz- (MR-) und ultraschallbasierten Neurographie ist der Plexus lumbosacralis heute der radiologischen Abklärung zugänglich. Anatomie und Bildgebung des Plexus lumbosacralis, Abklärung der häufigsten Pathologien. Erläuterung der klinisch sinnvollen Kombination von MR- und Ultraschalldiagnostik,(More)