Motti Farbstein

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BACKGROUND The effect of environmental factors has been demonstrated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Nutrition may be one of them. AIM To investigate the pre-illness diet in patients with recent IBD in comparison with matched population and clinic controls. METHODS Quantified dietary histories were obtained from 87 patients with(More)
Adenomatous polyps are neoplasms that may progress to colorectal cancer. The role of diet and other lifestyle habits in their etiology is now being elucidated. The aim of this study was to evaluate effects of nutritional habits, weight and weight gain, tobacco smoking, and physical activity in adenoma etiology. A quantified dietary history questionnaire was(More)
Thirty-three patients with acute leukemia (15 with lymphoblastic leukemia and 18 with myeloblastic leukemia) were entered into a program of high-dose radiochemotherapy followed by allogeneic bone-marrow transplantation. These patients were in various clinical stages of disease. Of 10 in complete hematologic remission at the time of transplantation, seven(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the role of maternal nutritional habits during the period of gestation and of children subsequent diet in the etiology of pediatric brain tumors. All cases of incident nervous system tumors under age 18, diagnosed between 1984 and 1993 (n = 300) in Israel were identified. Two matched population controls per case were selected (n =(More)
A phase II trial of cytarabine, cisplatin, and etoposide was conducted in 38 patients with refractory stage III and IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. There were two complete and nine partial responses (32%) among 35 evaluable patients. Response rate in patients with large cell lymphoma was 45%. The dose-limiting toxic effect was myelosuppression in 66% of patients.
We designed a treatment program to improve the outcome for adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Treatment included a remission-induction phase followed by intensive alternating cycles of non-cross-resistant chemotherapy and prolonged oral maintenance therapy. Eighty-one consecutive previously untreated patients were entered on this study.(More)
OBJECTIVE Adenosine exerts antiinflammatory effects via activation of the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR), a Gi protein-associated cell-surface receptor, overexpressed in synovial tissue and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CF101 is a highly specific orally bioavailable A3AR agonist. METHODS This(More)
BACKGROUND The A(3) adenosine receptor (A(3)AR) is overexpressed in the tumor and in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The orally active drug candidate CF102, an A(3)AR agonist, induces apoptosis of HCC cells via deregulation of the Wnt signaling pathway. In this open label phase I/II trial, the safety(More)