Moshe Lidji

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BACKGROUND Israel absorbs many migrants from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology of TB among adults in Israel between 1999 and 2010 and identify populations with a high TB burden. DESIGN Data were retrieved from the National Tuberculosis Registry and the Israeli Bureau of Statistics. RESULTS A(More)
Non-national migrants have limited access to medical therapy. This study compares diagnostic delay and treatment outcomes of non-insured non-national migrants (NINNM) with insured Israeli citizens (IC) in the Tel Aviv tuberculosis (TB) clinic between 1998 and 2008. Patient delay was the time from symptoms onset to doctor's visit, while system delay was(More)
BACKGROUND Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-1B) presents a difficult therapeutic problem due to the failure of medical treatment. Pulmonary resection is an important adjunctive therapy for selected patients with MDR-TB. OBJECTIVES To assess the efficacy of pulmonary resection in the management of MDR-TB patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed(More)
SETTING The Israeli national tuberculosis (TB) surveillance system. OBJECTIVES To describe the epidemiology of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) in Israel between 1999 and 2010 and identify more susceptible populations. DESIGN Data were retrieved from the National Tuberculosis Registry and the Israeli Bureau of Statistics. RESULTS During the study(More)
Time delay to tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis remains a public health concern. In pregnancy, early TB diagnosis is challenging and acquires further significance due to the risk of infection of the newborn as well as others in the maternity setting. We report a delay of 12 weeks in the diagnosis of TB in a pregnant recent immigrant from Ethiopia to Israel.(More)
OBJECTIVES People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who develop tuberculosis disease are at greater mortality-risk. This study aimed to assess tuberculosis disease incidence among all PLWHA in Israel and identify populations at high-risk for developing tuberculosis. DESIGN AND METHODS Retrospective cohort-study based on the National HIV and Tuberculosis(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks in congregate settings pose a public health concern and a clinical challenge. We report a TB outbreak involving 6 cases of active TB among 28 recent Ethiopian immigrants (EIs) in an immigrant reception center in Israel. The outbreak erupted several weeks after a meticulous pre-immigration TB screening of this group. All five(More)
Israel hosts documented labor migrants (DLM), and recently also undocumented migrants (UDM), mostly from Horn of Africa. This study aims to compare treatment outcomes and other clinical aspects between a sample of 154 DLM and 113 UDM who were treated in two tuberculosis clinics between 2005 and 2010. Compared to DLM, UDM were younger males, stayed in Israel(More)
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