Orly Tibon-Fisher

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Progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS; scleroderma) is a multisystem disease characterized by inflammation, fibrosis and degeneration of the integument, with similar changes and vascular lesions in the heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and synovia. Its etiology is not clear. Several occupational exposures have been implicated as potential causes(More)
In Israel, considerable gaps are found on all quality and other measures of health between the north and south districts and Israel's center. Although the Ministry of Health leads a policy of reducing the existing gaps in medical services in the periphery, not enough has yet been done. The conclusions of various committees strove to narrow these gaps but(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of different modes of fine needle aspiration (FNA) of liver lesions. A total of 492 FNAs were performed on 406 patients in order to confirm or to rule out focal or multifocal neoplastic disease: 29% under ultrasound (US) guidance, 3% with computed tomographic (CT) guidance, 67%(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonically guided fine-needle aspiration for liver lesions detected by ultrasound scan. A total of 142 aspirations were carried out in 129 patients with unifocal or multifocal liver lesions suspected of malignancy. The aspiration was made with a 22-gauge needle, guided by(More)
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