Zaki Shapira

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Cyclosporin is poorly tolerated in patients with amyloidosis due to familial mediterranean fever who are receiving colchicine. There is a high incidence of gastrointestinal side-effects and muscle weakness, both of which are reversible on stopping cyclosporin. Thus in patients with amyloidosis secondary to familial mediterranean fever treated with(More)
Mucormycosis is an opportunistic infection caused by fungi of the order Mucorales. The commonest clinical form is rhinocerebral mucormycosis, which has been described as characteristically complicating diabetes mellitus and leukemia. Three patients with rhinocerebral mucormycosis complicating renal transplantation are described, and 11 additional cases(More)
Fungal infection is an uncommon complication after renal transplantation. We describe a rare form of mucormycosis in the renal graft. Our method was to review chart data and to perform medline searches. The patient was a 42-year-old man who underwent living-unrelated kidney transplantation in Egypt and returned to Israel on POD 8. Within the ensuing 4 weeks(More)
The effect of methanol and acetone extracts of the epigeal parts of Peganum harmala, a common medicinal plant among Bedouins in Israel, was studied on several parameters of reproduction in female rats. The methanol extract at a dose of 2.5 g/kg/day, offered in food or in drinking suspension for 30 days, significantly prolonged diestrus by 1.0 day. The(More)
Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is known to be associated with a high recurrence rate and poor prognosis. Interferon treatment in these patients offers little benefit and may lead to further complications. Lamivudine, the (-)enantiomer of 3'-thiacytidine, a 2'3'-dideoxynucleoside, is known to be a(More)