Mordechai Yigla

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BACKGROUND We recently have shown a high incidence of unexplained pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on chronic haemodialysis (HD) therapy via arterio-venous (A-V) access. This study evaluated the possibility that PHT in these patients is triggered or aggravated by chronic HD via surgical A-V access, and the role of(More)
Pulmonary hypertension in patients with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis is a newly described entity. To determine its impact, we measured selected clinical variables in the survival of 127 hemodialysis patients. Overall, pulmonary hypertension was found in 37 of these patients; it was already prevalent in 17 of them before initiation of dialysis and(More)
BACKGROUND While cough is an important defence mechanism of the respiratory system, its chronic presence is bothersome and may indicate the presence of a serious disease. We hereby describe the validation process of a novel cough detection and counting technology (PulmoTrack-CC, KarmelSonix, Haifa, Israel). METHODS Tracheal and chest wall sounds, ambient(More)
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive, fatal pulmonary circulatory disease that accompanies many conditions (including left to right side shunt) with compensatory elevated cardiac output. PH also complicates chronic hemodialysis (HD) therapy immediately after the creation of an arteriovenous (AV) access, even before starting HD therapy. It tends to(More)
BACKGROUND End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients receiving chronic hemodialysis (HD) via an arteriovenous (A-V) access often develop unexplained pulmonary hypertension (PHT). This study evaluated the role of pulmonary calcification (PC) in this phenomenon. METHODS The clinical manifestations, systolic pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) values measured by(More)
Recent studies suggest an increased risk for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in adults receiving short-interval rituximab-CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone) therapy for diffuse large cell B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). This retrospective study evaluates precise PJP incidence and the efficacy of anti-PJP prophylaxis in DLBCL.(More)
We report the first case of rhinoscleroma in an Israeli citizen, a former sailor with a transatlantic shipping company. Characteristic histologic changes from a tracheal biopsy and isolation of Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis from a blood culture after diagnostic bronchoscopy confirmed the diagnosis. Extreme delay in the diagnosis, a not uncommon feature in(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW End-stage renal disease patients receiving chronic haemodialysis via arteriovenous access often develop various cardiovascular complications, including vascular calcification, cardiac-vascular calcification and atherosclerotic coronary disease. This review describes recently published studies that demonstrate a high incidence of pulmonary(More)
This study tested the hypothesis that asthma can promote obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by looking at the prevalence of OSA among patients with difficult-to-control asthma receiving long-term oral corticosteroid (CS) therapy and examined some possible etiological factors. The study design was a prospective cohort study and was conducted in the pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the clinical and laboratory features of rheumatoid pleural effusion (RPE) and the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to this condition. METHODS The review is based on a MEDLINE (PubMed) search of the English literature from 1964 to 2005, using the keywords "rheumatoid arthritis" (RA), "pulmonary complication", "pleural effusion",(More)