Aharon Schif

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BACKGROUND Although EEG is an important diagnostic tool in suspected childhood onset epilepsy, as many as 50% of wakefulness records remain normal. Sleep-deprived EEG has been reported in adults to serve as an activator of epileptic discharges but such effect is still not agreed upon in children reporting small series. PURPOSE Assess the complementary(More)
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic illness caused by the Gram negative bacillus Bartonella henselae characterized by a small skin lesion at the site of a bite, lick or scratch by a cat, commonly followed by regional lymphadenopathy 1 or 2 weeks later. We report herein on severe neurological complications of CSD combining brainstem encephalopathy and(More)
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the visual outcome and recurrence rate of idiopathic intracranial hypertension in children. The study included 68 patients who were diagnosed with idiopathic intracranial hypertension according to the modified Dandy criteria. Permanent visual impairment was rare. Three percent remained with mild visual(More)
Acute hemiplegia and hemianesthesia is commonly caused by obstruction of major cortical arteries. Such a presentation secondary to a conversion reaction is very rare, especially in the pediatric age group. The authors report an adolescent presenting with acute complete left-sided hemiplegia and sensory loss together with decreased tendon reflexes mimicking(More)
We report herein 2 children who presented with acute deafness heralding an epileptic event manifesting thereafter by loss of consciousness and tonic generalized posturing, possibly reflecting a negative epileptic phenomenon. The first previously healthy male had 2 paroxysmal episodes 7 months apart, starting with acute deafness lasting for a few minutes(More)
The intravenous use of metoclopramid (paspertin) and ceruletid (Takus) reduces the time required for fractionated double contrast examinations of the small bowel. It also improves visualisation of individual sections of the small bowel, particularly the terminal ileum. The value of these drugs has been assessed in a prospective study in 48 patients with(More)
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