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A non-steady state dose-response study was designed to quantitate peripheral sensitivity to insulin and pancreatic responsiveness to glucose, and to assess their relative contribution to glucose intolerance in Type 2 diabetes (Type 2 DM, non-insulin-dependent). Eleven lean and eleven obese patients with mild diabetes (fasting plasma glucose, FPG, 10.3 +/-(More)
In a study of 5,571 patients from the general surgery departments of 11 Israeli hospitals, the crude overall wound infection rates showed interhospital heterogeneity. The rates ranged from 6.3% to 12.4% (P(chi 2) = 0.039). Controlling for the different distributions of procedures performed in the various institutions did not reduce this variability. None of(More)
The postoperative wound infection experience in 11 Israeli hospitals was investigated with two objectives: (1) to utilize the variability among hospitals for a better understanding of the determinants of these infections, and (2) to present surgeons and infection control teams with information upon which they can take action. This article summarizes the(More)
Breast feeding practices and the sources of advice that influenced them were studied in a sample of 276 women from North East Jerusalem. They were followed-up for 4 1/2 months and interviewed on 4 occasions during that period. It was found that 89.7% started breast feeding after parturition, 62.4% were breast feeding by 6 weeks, 40.3% were breast feeding(More)
In order to establish criteria for selection of the best ova in in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) programes we have examined the follicular fluid (FF) levels of plasminogen activator (PA), collagenolytic activity, progesterone (P) and alpha 2 macroglobulin (alpha 2M) and related them to the success of pregnancy. PA activity was similar in FF(More)
The food intake of two samples of children born five years apart were determined in 1975 and 1980 at three years of age in a low and middle class neighbourhood of Jerusalem. The 24-hour recall method was used. No deficiency in caloric intake was noted. The protein intake was twice the recommended dietary allowance (RDA), 3.7 gr/kg in the study group(More)
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