Tomer Avni
Tel Aviv University
Internal medicineOdds ratioRetrospective cohort studyRandomized controlled trialMortality ratePediatricsSubgroup analysisProspective cohort studyAdverse effectCohort studyDenosumabCapsule endoscopyPneumoniaAnemiaMEDLINEConfidence intervalMedicineRelative riskGastroenterologyMeta-analysis
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#1Alaa Atamna (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 9
#2Tanya Babich (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 9
Last. Jihad Bishara (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 31
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Advanced age is an important factor affecting Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) risk and outcome. While fever and leukocytosis are prominent findings in young individuals with CDI, they are usually blunted in the elderly. Furthermore, chronic kidney disease often exists among this population prior to the CDI episode onset. We aimed to examine whether the accepted definition of severe CDI (leukocytosis ≥ 15,000 cells/μl or serum creatinine > 1.5 mg/dl) predicts poor outcomes in the elderly...
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#1S. Buchrits (TAU: Tel Aviv University)
#2Anat Gafter-Gvili (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 30
Last. Tomer Avni (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 20
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Abstract null null Background null 18F-Fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography, with contrast enhanced CT (PET-CT), is recommended as a first or a second-line imaging method for the evaluation of patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO). We evaluated the yield of PET-CT vs. contrast enhanced CT (alone) for the diagnosis of classical FUO. null null null Methods null A single center, 8-year retrospective cohort study. All hospitalized patients who underwent PET-CT for the in...
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#1Dmitri Guz (Rabin Medical Center)
#2Shira Buchritz (Rabin Medical Center)
Last. Tomer Avni (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 20
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BACKGROUND Sepsis is associated with excessive release of catecholamines which causes tachycardia and correlates with poor clinical outcome. Beta blockers (BB) may blunt this effect on heart rate (HR). The objective of this study is to assess whether chronic BB therapy is associated with better clinical outcomes in patients with sepsis admitted to internal medicine wards. METHODS We performed a single center, observational cohort study. We included adult patients who were hospitalized in medicin...
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#1D. Rosenberg (Rabin Medical Center)
#2Tomer Avni (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 20
Last. Talia Diker-Cohen (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 9
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The immunomodulatory effects of denosumab have raised concerns for risk of malignancy. This meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials (21,523 patients) shows similar risk of malignancy between denosumab (60 mg every 6 months, up to 48 months) and any comparator. Post-marketing surveillance may detect rare or late-occurring drug effects. Possible increased risk of malignancy in patients treated with denosumab has been concerned due to inhibition of the immune modulator receptor activator o...
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#1Nasreen Hassoun-Kheir (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Oryan Henig (Rambam Health Care Campus)H-Index: 2
Last. Mical Paul (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology)H-Index: 65
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Objectives:To assess the effects and safety of β-blockers in hospitalized patients with burns.Methods:A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. A broad search was conducted to identi...
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#1Shira Buchrits (Rabin Medical Center)
#2Anat Gafter-Gvili (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 19
Last. Tomer Avni (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 20
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Background: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) causes morbidity and mortality. Platelets have been increasingly recognized as an important component of innate and adaptive immunity. We aimed to assess the incidence of thrombocytopenia and thrombocytosis in CDI and the effect of an abnormal platelet count on clinical outcomes. Methods: This single-center, retrospective cohort study consisted of all adult patients hospitalized in Rabin Medical Center between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2018 ...
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Objective To evaluate whether IL-6 inhibitor tocilizumab (TCZ) reduces mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Methods Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing TCZ versus placebo/control, for treatment of adults with COVID-19. Primary outcome was 28-30 days all-cause mortality. Search was conducted up to April 1st 2021. Two independent reviewers screened citations, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias. Relative risk (RR) with 95% confidenc...
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#1Tomer Avni (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 20
#2H Hammud (TAU: Tel Aviv University)
Last. Alaa Atamna (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 9
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Objective Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) may present as sepsis with acute kidney injury (AKI). Herein, we aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with AKI complicating CDI. Methods All consecutive adult patients hospitalized in Rabin Medical Center between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2018 with laboratory confirmed CDI, were included in the study. Subjects were divided into two groups: patients with AKI and controls. Primary outcome was all-cause mortality at 30 days af...
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#1Alaa Atamna (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 9
#2Ron Daskal (TAU: Tel Aviv University)
Last. Tomer Avni (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 20
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Obesity is associated with an increased susceptibility to infections. Several studies have reported adverse clinical outcomes of influenza among obese individuals. Our aim was to examine the association between obesity and the clinical outcomes of hospitalized adult patients ill with seasonal influenza. Consecutive hospitalized adult patients between 10/2017 and 4/2018 with laboratory confirmed influenza A and B were divided into an obese group (body mass index (BMI) ≥ 30 kg/m2) and controls. Th...
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#1Alaa Atamna (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 9
#2Tanya Babich (TAU: Tel Aviv University)H-Index: 9
Last. Tomer Avni (Rabin Medical Center)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Introduction Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is considered a major pathogen that causes acute influenza-like illness. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of patients with laboratory-confirmed RSV and patients with influenza infection. Methods Adults hospitalized in Beilinson Hospital (October 2017–April 2018) with laboratory-confirmed RSV or influenza were included. The primary outcome was the composite of RSV/influenza complications: 30-day mortality, pne...
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