The departments of general (INTERNAL) medicine provide care for a huge variety of diseases and situations. They are also engaged in research and treatments of several unique medical problems.
Allergy and clinical immunology
Clinical Immunology and Allergy Units are responsible for the management of patients with autoimmune and allergic disorders, as well as other pathological conditions of the immune system.
The main projects focus in autoimmunity, SLE (systemic lupus), autoimmune arthritis and the physiology of allergic responses.
Quantification of plasma lipoprotein concentrations by ultracentrifugation
Genotyping of apolipoprotein genes
Analysis of specific disease-causing mutations
The main research interests are in molecular genetics of dyslipidemias, atherosclerosis, and other causes of sudden death.
Multidisciplinary teams of physicians, dieticians, psychiatrists and psychologists provide outpatient treatment for patients with obesity and the more severe eating disorders - anorexia and bulimia.
Disorders of body weight regulation.
Endocrinology – General and Pediatric
Patients care is provided both within the internal medical Departments, and as consultation services in the other departments of the hospitals. The Endocrinology laboratories are divided into clinical service and research laboratories. The clinical service laboratories are fully computerized, and use frontline technology for assaying hormones, hormone intermediates, and other tests of interest in endocrinology, including molecular genetic tests, covering the requirements of a variety of situations, with special emphasis on all diabetes types.
The main research interests are in the field of diabetes, and the biology of the beta-cell.
1.Inpatient geriatric consultation team
Geriatric assessment: based on the thorough screening, the staff makes a full or partial geriatric assessment using a battery of standard tests and questionnaires. Recommendations on further medical, nursing, functional and social care and are an integrated part of the patients' medical record.
Excellent and sophisticated clinical immunology laboratories provide all the tests needed for the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment recommendations of rheumatic disease e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus and more.
Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) of all sorts is a crippling disease that includes little less than 100 different conditions that cause aching, pain and loss of function. It may occur at all ages and almost everyone, if he lives long enough, will develop some form of arthritis. Incessant inflammation and cartilage degeneration cause pain, swelling and destruction, leading to disability.
Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a genetic disease affecting Jews of all ethnic backgrounds, but particularly those of North African and Iraqi extraction. The disease can be expressed in different forms, from mild to severe, and might cause many complications including kidney damage. Israel is the international leader in researching and treating FMF patients.