Yael Kopelman

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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS A second-generation capsule endoscopy system, using the PillCam Colon 2, was developed to increase sensitivity for colorectal polyp detection compared with the first-generation system. The performance of this new system is reported. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a five-center feasibility study, second-generation capsule endoscopy was(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Population-based screening for colorectal cancer is widely recommended, with conventional colonoscopy considered to be the preferred diagnostic modality. However, compliance with screening colonoscopy is low and manpower capacity is limited. Capsule endoscopy might therefore represent a desirable alternative strategy. PATIENTS(More)
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) represents an unmet therapeutic challenge. PDA is addicted to the activity of the mutated KRAS oncogene which is considered so far an undruggable therapeutic target. We propose an approach to target KRAS effectively in patients using RNA interference. To meet this challenge, we have developed a local prolonged siRNA(More)
AIM To evaluate the effect of various methods of small bowel preparation on the transit time and the quality of visualization of the entire small bowel mucosa. METHODS Ninety-five patients underwent capsule endoscopy (CE) by easily swallowing the capsule. They were divided into three study groups according to the preparation used: group A (n = 26) by(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in Western society, affecting around 15% of the population, especially young adults. The cause(s) of irritable bowel syndrome and effective treatment(s) have remained elusive. This study aimed at exploring the therapeutic value of acupuncture by comparing the(More)
BACKGROUND The small bowel is the most commonly affected site of Crohn's disease (CD) although it may involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract. The current methodologies for examining the small bowel are x ray and endoscopy. AIMS To evaluate, for the first time, the effectiveness of wireless capsule endoscopy in patients with suspected CD of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is performed in order to achieve a definite tissue diagnosis of pancreatic lesions. This in turn is a guide to the appropriate treatment for the patient. Tissue samples collected by the same needle for cytological preparations and cell block histological sections (often referred to as(More)
Colorectal cancers (CRC) among Israeli Arabs differ from those diagnosed in Jewish Israeli individuals in two manners: an earlier age of occurrence and a low frequency. These differences are unaccounted for and thus prompted us to perform genetic analysis in Israeli Arab CRC patients. Analysis included the major Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of age and selected indications for capsule endoscopy on small bowel transit times. Data on 67 clinical studies (790 subjects with different gastrointestinal pathologies [49.5% males; mean age, 51.9 ± 18.33 years; range, 18–91 years] and 87 healthy volunteers) were retrieved from the company (Given(More)
It is widely accepted that chronic occult blood loss from the gastrointestinal tract is a major cause of iron deficiency anaemia. Endoscopists are often asked to evaluate iron deficiency anaemia and identify the source of bleeding. This review offers an effective diagnostic strategy for this common clinical problem. After investigating the normal upper and(More)