Erez Lieberman

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OBJECTIVE To examine the efficacy of a combination of 4 blood markers of alcohol use in detecting alcohol-abusing pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN Two new markers of alcohol use, whole blood-associated acetaldehyde and carbohydrate-deficient transferrin, and 2 traditional markers of alcohol use, gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and mean red blood cell volume,(More)
Chronic psychological stress may raise the risk of preterm delivery by raising levels of placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH). Women who have been the targets of racism or personal violence may be at particularly high risk of preterm delivery. The aims of this study are to examine the extent to which: (1) maternal experiences of racism or(More)
PURPOSE To determine whether the frequency of vascular disruption defects, other than limb defects, is increased in reports of chorionic villus sampling (CVS) exposed children compared with an unexposed population. METHODS Only studies that reported the total number of CVS-exposed pregnancies and details of pregnancy outcome, including all the(More)
If not aggressively treated, oral steroid-resistant (SRst) nephrotic focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is likely to progress to end-stage renal failure. Three observations challenge the conclusion of the International Study of Kidney Diseases in Children (ISKDC) that SRst FSGS is unresponsive to further immunosuppression: (1) The ISKDC definitions(More)
The GH axis was studied in Turner's syndrome (TS) patients. Thirty-seven prepubertal TS patients and 42 normally growing girls (NGG; 5.5-16.3 yr old), of whom 13 were prepubertal, were studied by 24-h continuous blood withdrawal and provocative tests. The 24-h integrated concentrations of GH (IC-GH), FSH (IC-FSH), and insulin-like growth factor-I (IC-IGF-I)(More)
Sixty prepubertal short children (39 boys) with heights less than 2 SD for age and gender were treated daily for 1 year with recombinant human growth hormone (GH), either 0.1 IU/kg (group 0.1, n = 32) or 0.05 IU/kg (group 0.05, n = 28). Reserve of GH was determined by at least one GH provocative stimulus and 24-hour continuous blood withdrawal to determine(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an overview of clinical aspects of hypertension in pediatric patients. DESIGN The recommended diagnostic studies and the management options for increased blood pressure levels in prepubertal and adolescent patients are reviewed. RESULTS In pediatric patients with three consecutive blood pressure measurements that exceed the 95th(More)