Offir Ben-Ishay

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In the last two decades there have been dramatic changes in the epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), with increases in incidence and severity of disease in many countries worldwide. The incidence of CDI has also increased in surgical patients. Optimization of management of C difficile, has therefore become increasingly urgent. An(More)
Emergency repair of complicated abdominal hernias is associated with poor prognosis and a high rate of post-operative complications.A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference was held in Bergamo in July 2013, during the 2nd Congress of the World Society of Emergency Surgery with the goal of defining recommendations for emergency repair(More)
The CIAOW study (Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide observational study) is a multicenter observational study underwent in 68 medical institutions worldwide during a six-month study period (October 2012-March 2013). The study included patients older than 18 years undergoing surgery or interventional drainage to address complicated(More)
Rectal duplication cyst is a rare entity that accounts for approximately 4% of all alimentary tract duplications. To the best of our knowledge, the presented cases are the first reports in the English literature of rectal duplication cyst resection by transanal endoscopic microsurgery. We present two patients; both are 41-year-old women with a palpable(More)
for investigation of a large abdominal cystic lesion. The patient was 4 months postpartum and suffered from longstanding abdominal pain and discomfort that started 2 years prior to the current hospital admission. She complained of early satiety and had lost 10 kg in the previous year. Prenatal follow-up had not revealed any pathological findings and the(More)
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the most appropriate diagnostic tool to confirm suspected left colonic diverticulitis. However, the utility of CT imaging goes beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; the grade of severity on CT imaging may drive treatment planning of patients presenting with acute diverticulitis. The appropriate management of left(More)
Timing of surgical intervention is critical for outcomes of patients diagnosed with surgical emergencies. Facing the challenge of multiple patients requiring emergency surgery, or of limited resource availability, the acute care surgeon must triage patients according to their disease process and physiological state. Emergency operations from all surgical(More)
Enteric duplication cysts (EDC) are typically solitary lesions that occur throughout the alimentary tract. Postnatal diagnosis is often prompted when complications occur from bleeding, obstruction, or infection. We present a case of multiple EDC diagnosed prenatally, managed with prenatal and neonatal follow-up and resection in infancy. Prenatal detection(More)
CONTEXT Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are rare tumors. These tumors are hypervascular in nature. Their surgical management is well described and practiced. Although hypervascular in their nature, preoperative angioembolization of the primary tumor is usually not indicated. CASE REPORT We describe a case of an extremely hypervascular PNET in the(More)
Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is typically defined as a group of diseases characterized by an interruption of the blood supply to varying portions of the small intestine, leading to ischemia and secondary inflammatory changes. If untreated, this process will eventuate in life threatening intestinal necrosis. The incidence is low, estimated at 0.09-0.2% of(More)