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OBJECTIVE The neural mismatch theory assumes that the intersensory conflicts leading to motion sickness are resolved by changes in the relative weighting of the various senses that contribute to orientation. If this sensory rearrangement persists after disembarkment, it might result in mal de debarquement (MD): ataxia and a rocking sensation sometimes felt(More)
OBJECT Deepening sedation is often needed in patients with intracranial hypertension. All widely used sedative and anesthetic agents (opioids, benzodiazepines, propofol, and barbiturates) decrease blood pressure and may therefore decrease cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP). Ketamine is a potent, safe, rapid-onset anesthetic agent that does not decrease blood(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate sound localization ability in totally deaf patients with unilateral cochlear implants and to estimate the ability to improve this function by training. DESIGN A controlled case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine patients with monaural cochlear implants were asked to identify the source of 50 randomly distributed sound stimuli(More)
Comment The increase in mortality rating in the second survey, together with the substantial reduction in the excess applied to patients taking statins show that underwriters now assess risk more realistically and recognise that the prognosis for familial hypercholesterolaemia has improved with more effective treatment. 2 Nevertheless variability in the(More)
Assessing the impact of restricted intrauterine growth on neonatal frontal lobe (FL) dimensions is important. We aimed to create a sonographic nomogram of FL dimensions in neonates at different gestational ages (GA) and evaluate the impact of small head circumference (HC) on FL dimensions. We conducted sonographic biometry of the FL at birth. We included(More)
INTRODUCTION Depression in the elderly is frequently detected by screening instruments and often accompanied by anxiety. We set out to study if anxiety will affect the ability to detect depression by a screening instrument. OBJECTIVE To validate the short Zung depression rating scale in Israeli elderly and to study the affect of anxiety on its validity.(More)
OBJECTIVES To obtain dimensions of the fetal superior cerebellar vermian width as a basis for further studies and for comparisons with deviation in growth. STUDY DESIGN The study group included 266 normal pregnant women from 20 to 37 weeks of gestation. Several biometric measurements were obtained throughout pregnancy, including the fetal superior(More)
The study was planned to obtain the dimensions of the fetal nose width and nostril distance during normal pregnancy as a basis for further studies and for identification of deviations in growth. The study group included 302 healthy pregnant women at 14-40 weeks' gestation. Routine biometric measurements were obtained from all the participants, including(More)
Sensory threshold measurements are criticized as subjective and therefore not to be relied upon in clinical diagnostic practice, particularly when deliberate deception by the patient is suspected. In an attempt to devise a method which permits dependable sensory threshold interpretation, individual variability of thresholds was examined in normal and(More)
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