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Femoral neck osteopenia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Objective:The mechanism of bone loss in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not completely understood. The aim of this study was to assess indices of bone turnover and bone mineralExpand
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Bone mineral metabolism in adults with β‐thalassaemia major and intermedia
Bone disease is an important cause of morbidity in older patients with β‐thalassaemia major and intermedia. We studied 27 women and 23 men with β‐thalassaemia major (37) and intermedia (13) whoseExpand
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The C677T Mutation in the Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (MTHFR) Gene and Vascular Dementia
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between the C677T mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene and vascular dementia in Ashkenazi and non‐Ashkenazi Jews.
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NOD2/CARD15 Genotype and Phenotype Differences between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews with Crohn's Disease
OBJECTIVE:NOD2/CARD15 has been identified as a major susceptibility gene for Crohn's disease (CD). Three mutations, Arg702Trp, Gly908Arg, and Leu1007fsinsC, are associated with CD. The incidence andExpand
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Experimental cholestatic liver disease through bile-duct ligation in rats results in skeletal fragility and impaired osteoblastogenesis.
BACKGROUND/AIMS Patients with cholestatic liver disease have 'low-turnover' osteoporosis. Since we reported that bile-duct ligated (BDL) rats develop bone disease with low bone formation and mass, weExpand
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Ethnic differences in the frequency of the C677T mutation in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in healthy Israeli populations.
Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for arteriosclerotic vascular disease. It can result from deficiencies of co-factors required for homocysteine metabolism and/or from geneticExpand
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Bone mineral metabolism and histomorphometry in rats with cholestatic liver disease.
BACKGROUND The etiology of osteopenia in cholestatic liver disease is uncertain. An animal model is needed in order to study the efficacy of therapeutic agents. AIMS In order to characterise theExpand
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The Familial Mediterranean Fever (MEVF) Gene as a Modifier of Crohn's Disease
OBJECTIVES:Crohn's disease (CD) has been reported to be more frequent among non-Ashkenazi Jewish patients suffering from familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). Interestingly, functional similaritiesExpand
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Orthopaedic Manifestations of Familial Dysautonomia: A Review of One Hundred and Thirty-six Patients*
Background: Familial dysautonomia is a hereditary multisystemic disease primarily affecting people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Musculoskeletal problems are related to gait disorders, spinalExpand
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The BsmI Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphism in Israeli Populations and in Perimenopausal and Osteoporotic Ashkenazi Women
Background: The association between vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphisms and bone mineral density (BMD) is controversial, and may be effected by ethnic ancestry and age. Aims: To determine theExpand
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