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INTRODUCTION Many mechanically ventilated elderly patients in Israel are treated outside of intensive care units (ICUs). The decision as to whether these patients should be treated in ICUs is reached without clear guidelines. We therefore conducted a study with the aim of identifying triage criteria and factors associated with in-hospital mortality in this(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of mechanical ventilation in elderly patients should be evaluated by integrating survival rates with functional state over time after the ventilation episode. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to measure the survival rate and functional state of elderly ventilated patients and to present an integrated analysis of both outcome(More)
Studies examining the long-term effect of oral immunotherapy in food-allergic patients are limited. We investigated cow's milk-allergic patients, >6 months after the completion of oral immunotherapy (n = 197). Questionnaires, skin prick tests, and basophil activation assays were performed. Of the 195 patients contacted, 180 (92.3%) were consuming milk(More)
BACKGROUND Most reports in the medical literature on food allergy mortality are related to peanut and tree nut. There is limited knowledge regarding these reactions and often only a partial medical history is described. OBJECTIVE To record and characterize all known cases of mortality due to food allergy in Israel occurring during the period 2004-2011. (More)
BACKGROUND Patients with IgE-mediated cow's milk allergy who are nonreactive to baked milk (BM) can be desensitized with BM to promote tolerance to unheated milk (UM). OBJECTIVE We sought to test whether patients who are BM reactive can progress in BM oral immunotherapy (OIT) and become desensitized to UM as well. METHODS Fifteen patients (>4 years) who(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with asthma and food allergy comprise a high-risk group for life-threatening reactions at accidental exposure. OBJECTIVE To examine the course and long-term outcome of patients with asthma completing milk oral immunotherapy. METHODS Children at least 6 years old with (n = 101) and without (n = 93) asthma and IgE-mediated cow's milk(More)
BACKGROUND Patient quality of life improves following successful completion of oral immunotherapy (OIT), but the process itself might have undesirable effects. We aimed to evaluate patient quality of life following OIT initial induction. METHODS The Hebrew version of the Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire-Parental Form (FAQLQ-PF) was validated and(More)
BACKGROUND IgE-mediated cow's milk-allergic (IgE-CMA) patients provide a valuable model for studying the relationship between dairy intake and bone mineral density (BMD) because they are unable to consume even minor amounts of dairy foods. OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of dairy restriction on BMD in young adult IgE-CMA patients. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Reactions during the home treatment phase of oral immunotherapy (OIT) are not uncommon. An ongoing accurate reporting of home treatment outcomes is crucial for the safety and success of OIT. Previous reports have shown that as few as 20% of patients are truly compliant with paper-based diaries. OBJECTIVE To develop a Web site-based electronic(More)