Ytzhack Schwartz

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Peripheral venous access in elderly, hospitalized patients is often challenging. The usual alternative is insertion of a central venous catheter, with associated risk for complications. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the relative incidence of phlebitis secondary to lower as compared to upper extremity intravenous catheters (IVCs) and(More)
Percutaneous patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure is performed for the prevention of paradoxical emboli. Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) was performed before and following transcatheter PFO closure in patients with an otherwise structurally normal heart to detect alterations in regional myocardial motion. The analysis revealed a mild, but statistically(More)
Six patients are described with a history of cold-related urticaria in whom standard tests (water-immersion and ice-cube) did not induce symptoms. Only total-body cold exposure induced generalized urticaria. Systemic cold urticaria should, therefore, be included in the differential diagnosis of cold-dependent allergic disorders.
BACKGROUND While the overexpression of c-erbB gene family in several malignancies is associated with poorer prognosis, the association between the expression of the cellular markers and the response to chemotherapy is not yet clear. In this study we investigated the expression of c-erbB-4 receptor in NSCLC and correlated it with the response to(More)