Ilya Pinsk

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OBJECTIVE The main application of endoanal ultrasonography (US) in evaluation of faecal incontinence is to identify surgically correctable sphincter defects. The aim of our study was to determine whether qualitative changes in echogenicity and in uniformity of internal (IAS) and external (EAS) anal sphincter muscles detected on endoanal US correlate with(More)
OBJECTIVE To present our experience, over the past 4 years, of thoracoscopic upper thoracic sympathectomy in patients with primary palmar hyperhidrosis. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital, Israel. SUBJECTS 402 thoracoscopic upper thoracic sympathectomies in 223 patients over a period of 4 years. INTERVENTIONS Thoracoscopic(More)
AIM The study aimed to characterize the pathological and clinical response of rectal gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) to neoadjuvant Imatinib. METHOD The medical records of patients with rectal GISTs who were diagnosed and treated in five medical centres in Israel between January 2002 and January 2009 were retrospectively examined. Twelve patients(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of pretreatment laboratory markers of acute-phase inflammatory reactions like serum albumin level (SAL), hemoglobin (Hb), and absolute blood cell counts to predict complete pathological response (CPR) to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) has not yet been fully studied. (More)
There are few reports of the association between neurofibromatosis (von Recklinghausen's disease) and large, solid stromal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. The prevalence of gastrointestinal involvement in von Recklinghausen's disease has been estimated at 11%-25%. Some associated gastrointestinal stromal tumours present clinically as bowel(More)
AIM Anography is a radiological investigation for fistula-in-ano that identifies the primary fistula track through the internal opening. The efficacy of anography as a radiological method of identifying the location of the internal opening was investigated. METHOD A retrospective study of 50 patients with a clinical diagnosis of fistula-in-ano of(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term functioning of peritoneal dialysis catheters (PDCs) depends on maintenance of pelvic positioning and prevention of the formation of adhesions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of laparoscopy as a tool for the correction of malfunctioning PDCs and to introduce our specially designed technique. METHODS The charts(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the ethnic differences of perianal abscess between Bedouin and the general population in southern region of Israel. Israeli-born Arabs have much less colorectal cancer than Israeli-born Jews. It is not clear whether other colorectal diseases have the same ethnic occurrence. METHOD This is a retrospective case series of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) play an important role in tumor development and progression. The prevailing consensus favors the view that a specific epigenetic signature underpins the stable CAF phenotype. The aim of the present study was to assess global DNA methylation in CAFs during the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in non-familial(More)