Mona Boaz

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BACKGROUND Insulin resistance (IR) is the major driving force behind development and progression of atherosclerosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Therefore, correction of IR is a relevant therapeutic target.We performed the current trial to evaluate whether 12- month metformin therapy improves vascular stiffness in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Adiponectin has anti-atherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. We investigated the influence of adiponectin on glucose tolerance status, adiposity and cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs). DESIGN AND PATIENTS Study consisted of 107 subjects: 55 with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and 52 with impaired glucose regulation (IGR) who were divided(More)
BACKGROUND Dietary intake assessment with diet records (DR) is a standard research and practice tool in nutrition. Manual entry and analysis of DR is time-consuming and expensive. New electronic tools for diet entry by clients and research participants may reduce the cost and effort of nutrient intake estimation. OBJECTIVE To determine the validity of(More)
BACKGROUND It is suggested that symptoms related to gastroparesis are more common in female than in male patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The association between sex and prevalence of symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis among patients with T2DM in Israel has not been reported. The aim of this study was to describe the associations between(More)
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)
A prospective, randomized study was conducted to survey a large number of automated perimetry examinations in a central reading institute, obtaining practical information on unselected referred patients and their clinician "consumers". Visual field records of 1041 patients were obtained, each evaluated by one of three glaucoma specialists. Statistical(More)
Stroke is a well-known cause for seizures in the adult population. Research in animal models indicates that abnormalities in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability can play a role in the development of spontaneous seizures or status epilepticus. The integrity of the BBB was investigated in patients with late post-stroke seizures by performing DTPA-SPECT(More)
UNLABELLED Automated perimetry, a psychophysical test, requires meticulous cooperation of the tested patient. Immigrant populations who do not speak the local language may have poorer performance. This study evaluates this effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in Israel where the dominant language is Hebrew. A total of 49 non-Hebrew(More)
Neuropsychological dysfunction in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is now a well-established clinical finding. We examined the entity of visual spatial neglect in demyelinating disease and its correlation to the functional and neuroradiological parameters. The phenomenon of visual spatial neglect was examined in 20 (5 male and 15 female) MS patients. Two(More)
Auditory hallucinations are uncommon phenomena which can be directly caused by acute stroke, mostly described after lesions of the brain stem, very rarely reported after cortical strokes. The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency of this phenomenon. In a cross sectional study, 641 stroke patients were followed in the period between 1996-2000.(More)
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