Finished projects

Partial list of finished projects with the assistance of Dr. Baras. All projects resulted in publications in refereed journals.

  • Treatment of men with paraphilia with a long-acting analogue of Gonadotropin releasing hormone [published in The New England Journal of Medicine].
  • Does stage T3a renal cell carcinoma embrace a homogeneous group of patients?
  • The neonate has a temporary conductive hearing loss due to fluid in the middle ear.
  • Prognostic role of serum cytokeratin I 9 fragments in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: Association of marker changes after two chemotherapy cycles with different measures of clinical response and survival.
  • The prognostic significance of circulating neuroendocrine markers Chromogranin A, Pro-Gastrin-Releasing Peptide and Neuron-Specific Enolase in patients with advanced Non-Small-Cell lung cancer.
  • Evaluation of urine Cyfra 21-1 for the detection of primary and recurrent bladder carcinoma.
  • Myocardial ischemia, cardiac troponin, and long-term survival of high- cardiac risk critically ill intensive care unit patients.
  • Correlation of rates of coronary artery bypass surgery, angioplasty, and cardiac catheterization in 305 large communities for persons age 65 and older.
  • Stages in the emergence of the dentition: An improved classification and its application to Israeli children.
  • Protection of mice by intraperitoneal vaccination against challenge in the foot pad with Mycobacterium Marinum.
  • Emergence of the permanent dentition: Ethnic variability among Israeli children.
  • Complications of pregnancy and labor in former oral contraceptive users.
  • Familial clustering of leprosy patients in an Israeli village.
  • Monitoring the therapy of lung cancer with alpha-1-Acid Glycoprotein.
  • The effect of shipment of skin biopsy-specimens to a distant laboratory on viability of Mycobacterium Leprae.
  • Incidence of spontaneous and evoked fetal movements in the first half of twin pregnancy.
  • Rubeosis Iridis in Retinoblastoma - Histologic findings and the possible role of vascular endothelial growth factor in its induction.
  • Evaluation of tissue polypeptide specific antigen, CYFRA 21-1, and carcinoembrionic antigen in nonsmall cell lung cancer: Does the combined use of cytokeratin markers give any additional information?
  • Neonatal outcome of inborn and transported very-low-birth-weight infants: relevance of perinatal factors.
  • Does parity affect the neonatal outcome of very-low-birth-weight infants?.
  • Changes in semen quality in Jerusalem between 1990 – 2000: A cross sectional and longitudinal study
  • Prognostic factors for survival in metastatic breast cancer during first-line Paclitaxel chemotherapy.
  • End of life practices in European intensive care units: The Ethicus Study
  • A longitudinal, community based study of low back pain outcomes.
  • Low dose aspirin and prevention of cranial ischemic complications in giant cell arthritis.
  • A "Smoke-Free" hospital in Israel – a possible mission.
  • The prognostic value of troponin T and echocardiography in acute pulmonary edema.
  • Prediction of Coronary Artery Disease Severity in Patients Referred for Coronary Angiography.
  • Communication of end of life decisions in European Intensive Care Units.
  • Nurse involvement in end-of-life decision making
  • Expression of p53 gene product and cell proliferation marker Ki-67 in Ewing’s Sarcoma: Correlation with clinical outcome.
  • Pregnancy rates after communal growth of preimplantation human embryos in vitro.
  • Circulating Tumor M2 Pyruvate Kinase and Thymidine Kinase 1 are Potential Predictors for Disease Recurrence in Renal Cell Carcinoma after Nephrectomy.
  • The Follow-up of Patients with Non-muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer by Urine Cytology, Abdominal Ultrasound and Urine CYFRA 21-1: A Pilot study.
  • Predicting the Risk of High-Grade Bladder Cancer Using Non-Invasive Data-Nomogram Establishment and External Validation.
  • Irregular Cleavage of Day 1 Preimplantation Human Embryos.
  • The ratio between inner cell mass diameter and blastocyst diameter is correlated with successful pregnancy outcomes of single blastocyst 3 transfers.
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