Ibrahim Zvidi

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BACKGROUND Gastroparesis is a heterogeneous disorder most often idiopathic, diabetic, or postsurgical in nature. The demographic and clinical predictors of gastroparesis in Israeli patients are poorly defined. METHODS During the study period we identified all adult patients who were referred to gastric emptying scintigraphy (GES) for the evaluation of(More)
Small intestinal angioedema has been reported with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors therapy, but not in implanted patients treated with tacrolimus. We present a kidney transplanted patient, hospitalized with severe diarrhea, diagnosed with tacrolimus-induced intestinal angioedema with abdominal computerized tomography and capsule endoscopy. To the(More)
INTRODUCTION Barrett's esophagus is a well-known complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is associated with dysplasia and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Data on the prevalence of specialized intestinal metaplasia (SIM) in biopsy taken from an incidental irregular Z line are scarce. AIM To determine the prevalence of SIM in biopsies taken(More)
Objectives This is the third survey that we have performed in the kibbutz population in Israel. The previous two surveys were 10 years apart, in 1987 and 1997, demonstrating an increase in Crohn’s disease prevalence. The aim of the present study was to confirm the trend for increasing Crohn’s disease prevalence in Israel. Methods There are 269 kibbutz(More)
OBJECTIVES This is the third survey we perform in the kibbutz population of Israel. The previous 2 surveys were 10 years apart, in 1987 and 1997, demonstrating an increase in ulcerative colitis (UC) prevalence. The aim of the present study was to confirm the trend for increasing UC prevalence in Israel. METHODS There are 269 kibbutz settlements in Israel,(More)
AIMS To determine the prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease among the 1.5 million Arab residents in Israel who represent 20% of the total population. METHODS Family physicians in all Arab towns and villages were contacted to obtain information on patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Relevant clinical data were retrieved and updated to December 31,(More)
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