Abraham Steinberg

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In the present study, levels of S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) in whole blood as well as L-methionine S-adenosyltransferase (MAT) activity in erythrocytes were assayed in a series of 20 patients with Parkinson's disease and 12 healthy control subjects. A significant difference was found with regard to SAM levels between patients(More)
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a group of heterogeneous neurodevelopmental conditions presenting in early childhood with a prevalence ranging from 0.7% to 2.64%. Social interaction and communication skills are impaired and children often present with unusual repetitive behavior. The condition persists for life with major implications for the(More)
The Klüver-Bucy syndrome is characterized by psychic blindness or visual agnosia, blunted affect, hypermetamorphosis, hyperorality, bulimia, and sexual behavioral alterations. To date, there have been fewer than 10 reported cases of Klüver-Bucy syndrome in children, most of them irreversible. We describe here a reversible case of the complete Klüver-Bucy(More)
We performed computerized tomography (CT) of the brain in 22 patients, 2 to 18 years of age, with stable chronic renal failure (n = 6), on dialysis (n = 14) and after renal transplantation (n = 2). None suffered from a systemic disease known to affect the central nervous system (CNS) and none had overt CNS dysfunction at the time of the CT examination. The(More)
Chronic neuropathic intestinal pseudoobstruction is a rare entity, characterized by recurrent episodes of bowel obstruction without a mechanical obstructive cause. We report five members of two Jewish-Iranian families in whom chronic neuropathic intestinal pseudoobstruction was associated with an identical and unique progressive severe neuronal disease. It(More)
Chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIIP) is characterized by recurrent episodes of bowel obstruction without mechanical cause. In five members of two Jewish-Iranian families, CIIP was associated with progressive neuronal disease, starting before age 30, with ophthalmoplegia, sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, and hearing loss. There was no(More)
In the state of Israel there are no clear guidelines of decision-making for terminally ill patients. However, physicians do make decisions concerning life sustaining treatment. The rate of these decisions in medical wards in Israel is not known. The purpose of the study was to investigate prospectively, in a medical division, the rate of foregoing(More)