Revital Arbel

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The surgeon who faces a patient with vaginal vault prolapse is dealing with a complex and intriguing challenge. Part of the complexity is due to the lack of standardization and routine application of tools to assess pre- and postoperative anatomical and functional outcomes. Patient satisfaction is a major endpoint for surgical success; thus all aspects of(More)
The objective of this prospective open study was to determine the feasibility of obtaining mature spermatozoa for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) by testicular fine needle aspiration (TEFNA) in men diagnosed with non-obstructive azoospermia. TEFNA consisted of a mean of 15 punctures and aspirations in each testis, using 23 gauge butterfly needles,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the recurrence and severity of climacteric symptoms after two methods of discontinuation of prolonged hormone therapy. DESIGN Postmenopausal women treated with hormone therapy for more than 3 years and opting to discontinue therapy were randomly assigned to two treatment groups. Hormone therapy was discontinued either abruptly(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of medical abortions with mifepristone and misoprostol following the approval of medical abortion in Israel. METHODS A retrospective review of 377 consecutive medical records at an ambulatory care unit of a university medical centre was performed, screening all women undergoing medical(More)
BACKGROUND Predictive factors of women who are unable to quit prolonged hormonal therapy (HT) are largely unknown. We sought to identify predictors for the resumption of HT after the discontinuation of treatment. METHODS A cohort prospective study was conducted allocating menopausal women treated with HT for over 3 years. Menopausal symptoms were(More)
Chorangiocarcinoma is the name designated to a chorangioma with trophoblastic proliferation manifesting increased proliferative activity. Only 3 such cases have been published so far. Other studies challenged this entity by demonstrating that proliferation of the trophoblast around chorangioma is a common phenomenon. We present a case of a unique vascular(More)
BACKGROUND Although Listeria monocytogenes is widely distributed in nature, it rarely causes clinical infection in previously healthy people. This microorganism, however, may cause severe invasive disease in pregnant women and newborns. OBJECTIVES To investigate--in our pregnant population--the impact, severity and outcome of listeriosis on both mother(More)
Acute pneumonia complicating pregnancy can have serious consequences for both the mother and the fetus. Streptococcus pneumoniae remains the most common bacterial pathogen, but Legionella pneumophila must be considered as well, especially in severe multisystem disease. With severe disease, premature delivery may occur as has been described in the only(More)
All victims of violence encountered in our emergency rooms and clinics need to be recognized and documented as such. Although there has been progress in the implementation of rules concerning (domestic) violence against women, children and the elderly, the management of cases where patients have been subjected to violence while under the custody of legal(More)
OBJECTIVE Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies in the United States. In an attempt to develop drugs that suppress ovarian cancer cells, we examined the effect of selective inhibitors of protein tyrosine kinases-tyrphostins, which are likely to play a role in ovarian cancer cells. STUDY DESIGN We examined the cellular(More)