Ilya Kagan

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Acute lung injury (ALI) and the more severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are forms of pulmonary edema that result from robust local and systemic inflammatory states, such as sepsis. The morbidity and mortality associated with ALI and ARDS are significant and the treatment of these conditions presents a formidable challenge. Controlling(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study examined the effect of preoperative anxiety and uncertainty on short-term physical and mental recovery after elective arthroplasty. BACKGROUND Uncertainty and anxiety accompany all medical procedures. Although preoperative uncertainty plays a central role in the development of stress, only a few studies explicitly examine(More)
This study investigated medication error reporting among Israeli nurses, the relationship between nurses' personal views about error reporting, and the impact of the safety culture of the ward and hospital on this reporting. Nurses (n = 201) completed a questionnaire related to different aspects of error reporting (frequency, organizational norms of dealing(More)
PURPOSE To examine the relationship between nurses' knowledge of blood-borne pathogens (BBPs), their professional behavior regarding handwashing, compliance with standard precautions (SPs), and avoidance of therapeutic contact with BBP-infected patients. DESIGN This cross-sectional design study took place in a regional medical center in Central Israel(More)
At the end of 2002 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) emerged and spread worldwide. The pathogen was unknown, as was its mechanism of transfer, and there was no effective therapy for the disease. There was a large element of hysteria and anxiety in society's reaction to SARS. The initial steps taken to cope with SARS were clear-cut and even dramatic.(More)
BACKGROUND Severe injury triggers a complex systemic immune response which may result in significant respiratory compromise, including the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). No randomized clinical trial has assessed the role of nutritional interventions to limit respiratory complications. METHODS This was a single-center,(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate: (a) the association between socio-demographic variables, job satisfaction and intent to leave among hospital psychiatric nurses, and (b) the differences in the above between psychiatric nurses working on closed and open wards. PROCEDURES After receiving ethical approval, a convenience sample of 52 (70% of(More)
PURPOSE Converting an open psychiatric ward to a closed one can be threatening and stressful for the medical and nursing staff involved. This study describes the effects of this change, in particular the before-after correlation among self-efficacy, professional functioning, and uncertainty. DESIGN AND METHODS Forty-four staff participated, completing(More)
INTRODUCTION Automated mapping of lung sound distribution is a novel area of interest currently investigated in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients. The objective of the present study was to assess changes in thoracic sound distribution resulting from changes in positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP). Repeatability of automated lung sound(More)
Extracorporeal life support has become an integral part of the technologies used in the intensive care. Renal replacement therapy is used daily and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become more popular in the recent years with the increasing prevalence of influenza-induced severe respiratory failure. Many years ago, critically ill infants(More)