Yoram Chaiter

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CONTEXT Few data are available on long-term outcomes among adolescents and young adults with persistent asymptomatic isolated microscopic hematuria. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in adolescents and young adults with persistent asymptomatic isolated microscopic hematuria. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Nationwide,(More)
We have analysed epidemiological parameters in 339 patients with myeloproliferative disorders (MPD) diagnosed in northern Israel between 1975 and 1989 as having polycythemia vera (191 patients), agnogenic myeloid metaplasia (AMM) (113) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) (36). Mean average annual incidence was 11.4 per 1 million residents for polycythemia(More)
Consumption of vegetables and fruits, physical activity, obesity and caloric intake are all strongly related to the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). The association between dietary intake of carotenoids from vegetables/fruits and risk of CRC in the context of cigarette smoking was studied in a nutritionally diverse population. The study included 1,817 age(More)
PURPOSE The probability of colorectal cancer is moderately increased among carriers of the APC I1307K polymorphism. However, it is not known if endoscopic surveillance of this high-risk group is warranted. The prevalence of polyps and adenomas in specimens of colorectal cancer who are carriers and noncarriers of the APC I1307K polymorphism is compared. (More)
PURPOSE The paper aims to focus on a unique quality control system that was set up ten years ago to evaluate Medical Classification Committee decision-making processes at the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conscription center. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH Two main approaches were deployed by the control system to assess medical classification committees'(More)
Controversy exists regarding the possible protective role of carotenoids against cancer. Evidence is mainly against all-E-beta-carotene, while there is no evidence against other carotenoids or against mixtures of beta-carotene stereoisomers. Carotenoid isomers could account for the variability in study results but are rarely estimated, and reference to the(More)
The increasing prevalence of abnormal body mass index (BMI), mainly obesity, is becoming a significant public health problem. This cross-sectional study aimed to provide a comprehensive view of secular trends of BMI, and the associated socio-demographic variables and comorbidities among adolescents with abnormal BMI. Individuals of the study population were(More)
PURPOSE This paper seeks to examine an intervention program which was developed in order to improve the performance and skills of technical medical personnel at the military recruitment medical committees. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH Evaluation of the technician soldiers' performance was carried out by the usage of a specifically farmed survey, comprising(More)
PURPOSE As part of the routine work of the medical committees in the Israel Defense Forces, a unique nationwide computerized control system is being implemented to assess and manage medical processes. The purpose of this paper is to report on that implementation. DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH The computerized system consists of three main components: a(More)