• Volume 12
  • July 2021
  • Issue 3


  • Clinical Characteristics and Prognosis of Idiopathic Acute Pancreatitis

    Tzvika Porges, Tali Shafat, Iftach Sagy, Dan Schwarzfuchs, Ilan Rahmani Tzvi-Ran, Alan Jotkowitz, and Leonid Barski

  • Circulating Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9 Levels Predict Future Cardiovascular Event Risks in Hemodialyzed Black African Patients

    François-Pantaléon Musungayi Kajingulu, François Bompeka Lepira, Aliocha Natuhoyila Nkodila, Jean-Robert Rissassy Makulo, Vieux Momeme Mokoli, Pepe Mfutu Ekulu, Justine Busanga Bukabau, Yannick Mayamba Nlandu, Augustin Luzayadio Longo, Nazaire Mangani Nseka, and Ernest Kiswaya Sumaili

  • First Admission Neutrophil–Lymphocyte Ratio May Indicate Acute Prognosis of Ischemic Stroke

    Murat Alpua, Bahar Say, Ilknur Yardimci, Ufuk Ergün, Ucler Kisa, and Ozlem Doğan Ceylan

  • Fibromatoses of Head and Neck: Case Series and Literature Review

    Muddasir Bhati, Gurukeerthi Balakrishna, Kamaldeep Joshi, Kajari Bhattacharya, Munita Bal, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, Shwetabh Sinha, Amit Joshi, Poonam Joshi, Sudhir Nair, and Pankaj Chaturvedi





  • Is the Rotavirus Vaccine Really Associated with a Decreased Risk of Developing Celiac and Other Autoimmune Diseases?

    Ibrahim Kiliccalan

    Online First: August 25, 2021; DOI: 10.5041/RMMJ.10450

  • Loneliness, Depression, and Anxiety Experienced by the Israeli Population During the First COVID-19 Lockdown: A Cross-sectional Survey

    Jason Brafman, Robert Lubin, Revital Naor-Ziv, Sarah Rosenberg, and Tzvi Dwolatzky

    Online First: August 23, 2021; DOI: 10.5041/RMMJ.10449

The Maimonides
Best Published Original Research Prize


We are pleased to announce the awardee of the 2018 Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize, Dr. Louise Kezerle for the manuscript entitled  “A Population-based Study of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Southern Israel: Are Bedouin Women a New High-risk Group?” with co-authors  Iftach Sagy, Leah Shalev, Offer Erez, and Leonid Barski.

The award ceremony will be announced in due course.

About the Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize

The Editorial Board of Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal established The Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize in 2017 in order to advance and promote publication of quality original research.

A prize of US$1,000 is awarded to the first author of the best research article published in Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal for the previous year. Adjudication is by the RMMJ Original Research Publication Advisory Committee. The prize is awarded in January of the year following publication, for the best research article published in Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal in the previous year. An award ceremony is held at Rambam Health Care Campus.

Application Criteria

All Original Research articles published in Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal from January through December of each year, including online first articles, are eligible for The Maimonides Best Published Original Research Prize.

Submission Process

All papers must be submitted to the journal according to the Instructions for Authors posted on our website.

Review Process

Adjudication criteria will be take into account a number of factors including: originality and innovativeness of the research; practical application of the research; importance and timeliness of the paper in relation to current research trends; scientific, methodological, and data quality; and translational relevance.

Prize Details

The prize will be awarded in the following year of publication (for example, 2018 for papers published in 2017; 2019 for papers published in 2018; etc.).

The prize (US$1,000) will be awarded to the first author of the paper.

The prize will be presented during a ceremony at Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel.


This Issue is Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. May Arieli—A Beloved Pediatrician, Mother and Wife