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[FETAL LIFE IN THREE DIMENSIONS].

Authors:
Israel Shapiro

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):738-739

Unit of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

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November 2018

[IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF) TREATMENT IN ISRAEL: THE PUBLIC FUNDING POLICY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):731-737

Women and Children's Health Research Unit, The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research Ltd, Tel Hashomer.

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November 2018
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[HOW DID ISRAEL BECOME AN "IVF NATION": 40 YEARS SINCE LOUISE BROWN'S BIRTH, THE FIRST IN VITRO FERTILIZATION BABY].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):726-730

Hadassah Medical Center.

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November 2018

[HYPNOSIS AND SELF-HYPNOSIS IN THE PRACTICE OF GYNECOLOGY, OBSTETRICS AND FERTILITY].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):721-725

Integrative Health Services.

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November 2018

[LABOR INDUCTION BY ORAL MISOPROSTOL - EFFECTIVE, SAFE, EASY TO ADMINISTRATE AND INEXPENSIVE].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):716-720

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.

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November 2018
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[MENSTRUAL SYNCHRONY, MYTH OR TRUTH?]

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):712-715

Clalit Health Care Services, Israel northern district and Bar Ilan Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Safed, Israel.

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November 2018

[BAD DESIGN IN THE HUMAN EMBRYO - EVOLUTION IN PRACTICE].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):707-711

Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Rambam Health Care campus and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel.

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November 2018

[HPV TEST SCREENING FOR THE DETECTION OF PRECANCEROUS CERVICAL LESIONS AND CERVICAL CANCER].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):704-706

Maccabi Health Services, Israel.

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November 2018

[TRIPLET PREGNANCY AFTER SINGLE FROZEN-THAWED EMBRYO TRANSFER IN IVF].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):701-703

Fertility and IVF Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheba, Israel. Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

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November 2018

[COMPARISON OF TWO APPROACHES FOR PLACENTA ACCRETA: UTERINE PRESERVATION VERSUS CESAREAN HYSTERECTOMY].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):696-700

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Galilee Medical Center, affiliated with the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Safed, Israel.

Aims: To compare the maternal and newborn outcome between cases that underwent conservative surgery with uterine preservation (Group A) to cesarean hysterectomy (Group B).

Background: Placenta accreta defines abnormally adherent and invasive placentation into the myometrium and in some cases invades adjacent organs. In recent years the incidence of placenta accreta cases has risen due to the increasing prevalence of cesarean delivery. Read More

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November 2018
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[SPERM SELECTION TECHNIQUES: VISUAL ASSESSMENT VERSUS THE BINDING POTENTIAL TO HYALURONIC ACID].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):691-695

Fertility and In-Vitro Fertilization Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa Israel.

Background: The human oocyte is surrounded by hyaluronic acid (HA), which acts as a natural selector. Only spermatozoa expressing HA receptors can reach and fertilize the oocyte. This study aims to compare two sperm selection techniques by correlation to fertilization rates and embryo quality. Read More

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November 2018
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[PROLONGED SECOND STAGE OF LABOR: CAUSES AND OUTCOMES].

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):685-690

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Introduction: Professional bodies have published guidelines defining the length of the second stage of labor and when it is "prolonged", according to parity and epidural anesthesia administration. Recently these guidelines have been extended, aiming to reduce rates of unplanned cesarean deliveries.

Aims: To examine the risk factors and outcomes of a prolonged second stage of labor, in order to understand its causes and implications for mothers and neonates, including the delivery mode. Read More

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November 2018
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[Q FEVER IN PREGNANCY - IS IT MORE ENIGMATIC OR IS IT MORE CONTAGIOUS?]

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):682-684

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.

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November 2018

[OBSTETRICS, GYNECOLOGY AND INFERTILITY - THE FUTURE IS ALREADY PRESENT].

Authors:
Eitan Lunenfeld

Harefuah 2018 Nov;157(11):680-681

Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

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November 2018

[ACHALASIA: UPDATES ON DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT FROM THE LAST DECADE].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):668-671

Gastroenterology Institute, Nazareth EMMS hospital, affiliated to the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Bar-Ilan University.

Introduction: Achalasia is a rare idiopathic disease, associated with significant morbidity and negative impact on life quality. The disorder is characterized by impairments in the esophageal motility and loss of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation. Achalasia symptoms include dysphagia, regurgitations, chest pain, vomiting and weight loss. Read More

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October 2018
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[IS FEAR FROM MALPRACTICE CLAIMS AGAINST OBSTETRICIANS POSSIBLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RISE IN THE RATE OF CESAREAN SECTIONS?]

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):664-667

Helen Schneider's Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva.

Introduction: In recent years there is a growing local, as well as global, tendency among obstetricians to end labor by cesarean section in various circumstances. Current literature suggests that the leading factor for this preference is closely related to the amount of malpractice allegations submitted against obstetricians. The extensive use of cesarean sections has its toll in reducing the skills of future obstetricians in handling breech, instrumental and vaginal delivery after cesarean section and vaginal delivery of twins, and other types of deliveries. Read More

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October 2018
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[OUTSOURCING OF MEDICAL SERVICES FOR SOLDIERS TO CIVILIAN HEALTH FUNDS].

Authors:
Nachman Ash

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):660-663

Maccabi Healthcare Services.

Introduction: The Israeli Medical Corps provides a great deal of medical services by its own medical personnel and purchases some services from various civilian suppliers, including public hospitals. Although the IDF has bought hospital services since it's early days, few attempts have been made to purchase primary and secondary medical services for soldiers in rear units. This article presents an analysis of the outsourcing project ("Aviv" project) of medical services for rear units which was operating between the years 2010 - 2014. Read More

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October 2018

[ESTABLISHING A REGISTRY FOR INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE PATIENTS IN MACCABI HEALTHCARE SERVICES - JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN HOSPITALS, EPI-IIRN GROUP AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):655-659

Medical Informatics, Maccabi Healthcare Services.

Introduction: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are becoming a significant cause for chronic long term complex morbidity, particularly among adolescents and young adults. IBD patients require multidisciplinary management and considerable health resources. Recent advances and developments in the diagnostics and therapeutic options require identification and tight monitoring of these patients at both hospital and community level for better management and care. Read More

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October 2018
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[IONIZING RADIATION AND THE RISK FOR CATARACT AND LENS OPACITIES].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):650-654

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: The lens of the eye is among the most sensitive organs to ionizing radiation in the human body. The cataract is the earliest documented side effect of ionizing radiation, first reported in lab animals in 1897, only a year after the discovery of X-rays, and in 1906 among human radiation technicians. However, the exact mechanisms underlining this pathology have yet to be uncovered. Read More

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October 2018
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[COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS IN ISRAEL DURING THE NEXT DECADE - A NEED FOR A CHANGE].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):646-649

Goshen Foundation for Community Child Health and Wellbeing, Israel.

Introduction: Community pediatrics in Israel is based on service by pediatricians who have been trained in hospitals in Israel or elsewhere. At the same time, the field of community pediatrics is changing its nature from the management of common acute diseases, to a field dealing with a variety of chronic problems, behavioral issues, family and social issues, developmental delays, problems relating to nutrition and growth' sleep problems, learning disabilities, and of late, excessive exposure to a host of digital media. In addition, lifestyle issues such as adequate physical activity, addictions, accidents and various types of abuse are increasingly part of the pediatric role. Read More

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October 2018

[RATES OF MICROCEPHALY AMONG NEONATES IN AIR POLLUTED REGIONS OF HAIFA BAY].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):643-645

Kahn - Maccabi Institute of Research and Innovation.

Background: In 2016 Israeli news media reported preliminary results of research claiming higher incidence of microcephaly among newborns in air polluted areas in Haifa Bay. These news prompted high levels of anxiety and anger.

Objectives: To quantify the incidence of microcephaly in Haifa Bay and compare it to the rest of Israel. Read More

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October 2018

[FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER (FASD) AND ADOPTIONS FROM THE FORMER SOVIET UNION].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):640-642

Motherisk Israel, Assaf Harofe Hospital.

Introduction: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is presently estimated to affect more than 1-2 % of babies in North America. In Israel it is quite rarely diagnosed. Many of the children adopted from the former Soviet Union were born to alcoholic women. Read More

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October 2018

[PR-EMPTIVE TREATMENT FOR HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):638-639

Motherisk Israel, Clinical Pharmacology Unit, Assaf Harofe Hospital.

Background: Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) affects around 1% of pregnant women. The experience is traumatic, and many women hesitate to start a subsequent pregnancy in view of the tendency of HG to re-occur.

Objectives: A 25 year old woman who experienced HG in her previous pregnancy was very afraid to start a second pregnancy, as she considered the termination of the first, traumatic pregnancy. Read More

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October 2018
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[COLONSCORE: THE USE OF MACHINE LEARNING OF BIG DATA TO DETECT COLORECTAL CANCER].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):634-637

The Kahn - Maccabi Institute of Research and Innovation.

Introduction: The use of big data is in its first years of entering the medical world. Big data research enables analysis of very large volumes of data, identifying patterns and findings which traditional statistical methods cannot handle. The diagnosis of colorectal cancer is often missed due to people's non-adherence to the occult fecal blood screening tool. Read More

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October 2018

[DIEFFENBACHIA POISONING].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):631-633

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Section, Israel Poison Information Center, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.

Introduction: A 70-year-old woman suffered severe irritation in her oral cavity after biting Dieffenbachia amoena petiole. She was treated a few hours after the exposure with systemic and local analgesics, as well as with systemic first generation antihistamine, and her symptoms improved rapidly. Dieffenbachia is a common household plant that contains oxalate raphides which cause irritation and microtrauma. Read More

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October 2018
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[QUANTIFYING PATIENTS' DRUG ADHERENCE BY ELECTRONIC RECORDS OF DRUG PURCHASING].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):627-630

Kahn - Maccabi Institute of Research and Innovation.

Introduction: One of the most widely used methods for estimating patient adherence to drug therapy is the use of proportion of days covered (PDC), which is based on the assumption that patients who chronically purchase a drug do actually consume it.

Objectives: To investigate whether PDC reflect adherence based on steady state levels of lithium.

Methods: Using data on over 2000 patients on lithium in steady state, we correlated PDC with lithium steady state serum concentrations. Read More

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October 2018
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[CHANGE IN HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION FOLLOWING DOCUMENTARY TV PROGRAM ABOUT YOUNG BREAST CANCER PATIENTS].

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):621-626

School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.

Background: Personal decision-making concerning health can be heavily influenced by the way mass media conveys health messages and news. Research has shown that there is a connection between health news publications and changes in healthcare utilization, not always for the better. In March 2014 a program about young breast cancer patients was broadcasted as part of the popular Israeli documentary TV series "Uvda" (fact), which gained a lot of publicity. Read More

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October 2018

[MACCABI HEALTHCARE SERVICES - INNOVATION AS A WAY OF LIFE].

Authors:
Gideon Koren

Harefuah 2018 Oct;157(10):618-620

Maccabi - Kahn Institute of Research and Innovation, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: This issue of "Harefuah" is dedicated to major milestones of research and innovation achieved by clinicians and researchers at Maccabi Healthcare Services, insuring 2.5 million Israelis. Read More

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October 2018

[PRINCIPLES FOR THE INTERPRETATION OF CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTS (CPET)].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):604-609

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: The cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) permits the most accurate and reproducible quantification of cardiopulmonary fitness, a grading of the etiology and severity of cardiopulmonary impairments, and an objective assessment of the response to an intervention. Moreover, over the last three decades, a large volume of research has been directed toward the utility of CPET as a diagnostic and prognostic tool; these studies have established CPET as a scientifically sound and, therefore, clinically valuable method for accurately assessing exercise limitation and prognosis in various disease states. The CPET is relatively easy to perform, yet complex in the interpretation of the results. Read More

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September 2018
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[ENDOMETRIAL-PATTERN IN EARLY PREGNANCY AND CORRELATION WITH ECTOPIC-PREGNANCY].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):599-603

Ultrasound Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel.

Introduction: Ectopic-pregnancy is a leading cause of pregnancy-related maternal death in the first trimester. Early sonographic diagnostic ability of ectopic-pregnancy is limited. There is an increasing need to identify sonographic markers that can assist with the diagnosis. Read More

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September 2018
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[HOW MANY PHYSICIANS ARE ACTIVELY PRACTICING MEDICINE IN ISRAEL? ON THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VARIOUS METHODS OF MEASUREMENT].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):595-598

Israeli Medical Association.

Introduction: In 2018, Israel replaced the workforce surveys of the Central Bureau of Statistics with administrative data files, as the source of its reports to the OECD on the number of physicians practicing medicine and their percentage of the population. In the wake of the change, the scope of the medical workforce reported by Israel dropped by approximately 9%-15% in each one of the years from 2012-2015. Furthermore, while according to the previous measurement approach, Israeli figures were consistently equal to or higher than the yearly OECD averages, according to the new method these figures are lower than the averages of other OECD members. Read More

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September 2018

[PHYSICIANS RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS AND OTHER HEROES].

Authors:
Avi Ohry Dan Reich

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):590-594

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Emek Medical Center, Afula.

Introduction: As of 1.1.2013, out of 24,811 persons awarded the status of Righteous Among the Nations, 245 (1%) were physicians and 31 were medical students. Read More

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September 2018

[CHANGES IN THE WAY WE OBSERVE, ASSESS AND TREAT APHASIA: FROM THE TRADITIONAL APPROACH TO THE PSYCHOLINGUISTIC AND SOCIAL APPROACHES].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):585-589

Reuth Medical and Rehabilitation Center.

Introduction: Aphasia is an acquired language impairment, initially identified and described before the 19th century. According to traditional models (Wernicke-Lichtheim-Geschwind) the aphasic symptoms can be clustered into particular syndromes, such as Broca's, Wernicke's, Conduction aphasias, and more. Each syndrome is allegedly associated with a specific anatomical site. Read More

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September 2018
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[PARAPARESIS DUE TO RHABDOMYOLYSIS AND A COMPARTMENT SYNDROME IN FIVE PATIENTS WHO HAD BEEN IN A PROLONGED SLEEP IN A SITTING POSITION].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):582-584

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Reuth Medical Center, Tel Aviv.

Introduction: Five patients developed symmetrical paraparesis due to a combination of: compartment syndrome, rhabdomyolysis, renal failure, and demyelinative sensory-motor polyneuropathy, after prolonged sleep in a sitting position. The long deep sleep was induced by consumption of alcohol or drugs. Long-term follow-up showed that these patients remained paraparetic. Read More

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September 2018
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[AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ROLE OF A REHABILITATION HOSPITAL PHARMACIST IN DETERMINING DISCREPANCIES AND MEDICATION ERRORS DURING PATIENTS` ADMISSION].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):576-581

Reuth Medical and Rehabilitation Center, affiliated with the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: The importance of correcting medication errors at hospital admission is paramount for promoting error-free delivery and continuity of care. Recently stakeholders have paid considerable attention to patient safety in acute-care hospitals but less is known about discrepancies and medication errors during patients` admission in other health care settings, such as post-acute care providers. An increased understanding of errors that occur in rehabilitation hospitals, would better equip stakeholders in taking actions to improve the safety of patient care in this unique setting. Read More

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September 2018
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[FROM THEORY TO THE CLINIC - IS IT POSSIBLE TO DETECT DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANOMIA ACCORDING TO THE LEXICAL RETRIEVAL MODEL?]

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):570-575

Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital.

Introduction: The lexical retrieval model describes the process of naming - from the level of an abstract concept representation to the production of the word. Lexical retrieval includes several distinct levels. A deficit in any of these levels causes anomia, a naming deficit, and deficits in different levels cause different types of anomia. Read More

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September 2018
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[FALL PREDICTION AND FALL SEVERITY IN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):566-569

Reuth Medical Rehabilitation Hospital, Tel-Aviv.

Aims: We tested whether the Farmer questionnaire is valid for fall risk assessment in Hebrew. We tested whether NDNQI (National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators) is valid for fall severity evaluation in Hebrew. Finally, we tested whether the Farmer and NDNQI are correlated. Read More

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September 2018
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[RECRUITMENT PATTERNS OF HOMOLOGOUS MUSCLES DURING UNILATERAL MOVEMENT IN HEMIPARETIC SUBJECTS].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):561-565

Department of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.

Introduction: The presence of unintentional muscular activity, with or without overt movement, in the homologue muscle contralateral to the limb being activated voluntarily, has been documented in both healthy and hemi-paretic populations. This activity has been termed contra-lateral motor irradiation (CMI), mirror movement, associated movement, motor overflow or synkinesis.

Aims: To characterize the CMI phenomenon amongst healthy controls and patients with varying degrees of motor ability and also to assess the ability to consciously control this phenomenon. Read More

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September 2018

[EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS AND DAILY FUNCTIONS, ROAD SIGN RECOGNITION AND DRIVING SELF-REPORT AMONG HEALTHY AND POST-STROKE DRIVERS].

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):556-560

Occupational Therapy Department, Reuth Medical and Rehabilation Center, Tel Aviv.

Introduction: Driving is an essential part of occupational performance. In determining potential driving competence, there is a lack of screening tools to ascertain who should be referred for further assessment in Occupational Therapy or at the Medical Institute for Road Safety.

Aims: To assess the relationship between executive-function, daily-functions and driving behavior measures in unimpaired and neurologically impaired populations. Read More

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September 2018

[REHABILITATION MEDICINE ADDS LIFE TO THE YEARS].

Authors:
Dov Albukerek

Harefuah 2018 Sep;157(9):553-555

Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital, Tel Aviv.

Introduction: The Reuth Rehabilitation Hospital is a university-affiliated Medical Center, the biggest of its kind in Israel. Reuth's unique structure combines both a Rehabilitation Hospital with a Geriatric Medical Center. The hospital offers both inpatient and outpatient services with a diversity of conditions through a rehabilitative, holistic, multi- and interdisciplinary approach. Read More

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September 2018

[The Whole World of Joy… Mixed with Sadness Cheerful Stories about Doctors and Medicine].

Authors:
Yehuda Shoenfeld

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):538

chief editor of "Harefuah".

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[Familial Mediterranean Fever - FMF By Prof. Alon Pras, Prof. Avi Livne and Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld].

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):538

Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel.

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August 2018
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[FROM GENETICS OF FRAGILE X SYNDROME TO DEVELOPMENT OF TARGETED AND PERSONALIZED DRUG THERAPY].

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):529-533

IVF Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer.

Introduction: At the end of the last century Fragile X syndrome was identified, and the main syndrome characteristics were discovered. The syndrome is caused from a flaw in the number of nucleotide repeats that encodes for a regulatory protein which is critical for neural connectivity and normal brain development. The syndrome is characterized by neurodevelopmental and intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum features and other clinical features associated with the same gene aberration. Read More

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August 2018
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[DISRUPTIVE MOOD DYSREGULATION DISORDER - A NEW AND CHALLENGING DIAGNOSIS IN DSM-5].

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):525-528

Geha Mental Health Center and Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Petah Tikva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Introduction: The year 2013 saw the publication of a new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5. In this edition a new diagnosis - Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) - was added. It defines children suffering from irritable and angry moods with frequent severe temper outbursts. Read More

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August 2018
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[ON NERVE CONDUCTION STUDIES AND ELECTROMYOGRAM IN THE COMMUNITY].

Authors:
Menachem Sadeh

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):522-524

Department of Neurology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon.

Introduction: Nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyograms (EMG) constitute an expansion of the neurological examination and help to reach the diagnosis or localize the pathological process. Planning the electrophysiological study and drawing conclusions depend on the skills of the examiner, his experience and the time available for the study. The studies carried out within the framework of the community are carried out in part by skilled physicians, but the time and conditions at their disposal do not enable the proper performance of the studies. Read More

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August 2018
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[BEING IN CAPTIVITY: THE REAL STORY].

Authors:
Avi Ohry

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):520-521

Reuth Medical.

Introduction: Vast literature has been published on the experiences of soldiers in war and in enemy captivity, but less light has been cast on the late physical, emotional, familial and social effects. Professor Zahava Solomon's long academic and professional career was devoted to the thorough and comprehensive study of the long term sequelae of war captivity. Her studies confirmed that repatriated Israeli prisoners of the Yom Kippur War, are exposed to premature aging processes and develop premature serious physical and mental morbidities. Read More

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August 2018
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[HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY (HBO) FOR RADIATION NECROSIS - PHYSICIAN AWARENESS IS REQUIRED].

Authors:
Yehuda Melamed

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):517-519

Hyperbaric Medical Center, Rambam/Elisha Hospitals, Haifa.

Introduction: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy is the inhalation of 100% oxygen at a pressure of at least 1.4 atmospheres absolute (ATA), 140 kPa, in the hyperbaric chamber. The therapeutic effect is obtained by delivery of oxygen to the tissues dissolved in the plasma and independent of the hemoglobin. Read More

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August 2018
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[CHARACTERISTICS AND TRENDS OF CONGENITAL AND ACQUIRED LOWER LIMB DEFICIENCY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS AT THE SHEBA MEDICAL CENTER].

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):511-516

The Chaim Sheba Medical Center, The Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation.

Introduction: Lower limb deficiency in childhood has an impact on acquisition of motor skills. Information regarding the characteristics of this population was examined in several countries but not in Israel.

Aims: To provide demographics, clinical and functional characteristics of children with lower limb deficiency in a pediatric rehabilitation department. Read More

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[ACTIVE SURVEILLANCE IN RECURRENT LOW-RISK BLADDER TUMORS].

Harefuah 2018 Aug;157(8):507-510

Department of Urology, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem.

Objectives: To report our experience with the active surveillance policy in patients with recurrent low-risk bladder tumors.

Methods: The files of 52 patients who underwent active surveillance instead of immediate surgical resection were reviewed. Different variables concerning tumor growth rate were evaluated. Read More

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August 2018
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