Shlomo Bar-Sela

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A 44-year-old patient died from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) after nine years of heavy exposure to cadmium (Cd) in a nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd) battery factory. Two years after starting work he and co-workers had experienced pruritus, loss of smell, nasal congestion, nosebleeds, cough, shortness of breath, severe headaches, bone pain, and proteinuria.(More)
In this systematic review article, we assessed the effects of therapeutic Kinesio Taping (KT) on pain and disability in participants suffering from musculoskeletal, neurological and lymphatic pathologies. Four online databases (CINAHL, Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, PEDro) were comprehensively searched from their inception through March 2012. The initial(More)
Sixteen poultry workers with poultry house--related rhinitis and/or asthma underwent clinical and laboratory evaluation that included history and physical examination, skin tests with common inhalant and PAg, total- and specific-IgE levels, and pulmonary-function studies. Sixteen age- and sex-matched atopic subjects who were not occupationally exposed to(More)
Thirty-eight workers from a factory producing nickel-cadmium and other types of batteries came to us for medical evaluation. They included 21 women and 17 men (seniority 2-20 years, age range 31-63 years), and represented a self-selected subset of 700-900 ever-employed and 200+ recently or currently employed workers in the factory. Thirty-four worked on the(More)
We examined the immunologic phenotype and function of bronchoalveolar lymphocytes isolated from 4 pigeon breeders who developed symptoms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis on exposure to pigeons, and 6 asymptomatic but equally exposed individuals. Similar numbers of bronchoalveolar lymphocytes were found in symptomatic breeders compared with the asymptomatic,(More)
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in 142 patients with thryotoxicosis was 21% and that of thromboembolic disease was 8.5%. Male sex, increasing age, and associated rheumatic or hypertensive heart disease were significantly associated with the presence of AF. Thromboembolic episodes occurred in 12 (40%) of the patients with AF and in none of the 112(More)
The possible role of the northern fowl mite (NFM) in occupation-related respiratory disease of poultry workers was examined. The study population included 16 poultry workers with workplace-associated asthma and rhinitis, 27 atopic individuals with similar symptoms but no occupational exposure to poultry, and 12 asymptomatic nonatopic poultry-exposed(More)