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The word "hiccup" refers to an involuntary, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm that is followed by the abrupt closure of the glottis to produce the characteristic sound. Among the many documented causes of this occurrence are those due to neurogenic dysfunction. In the past few decades, lidocaine has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of… (More)
Radioactive iodine treatment is very frequently the best approach, but it should be optimized by dosimetric and risk considerations.
The exposure of some former Soviet citizens to radiation following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster has raised the question of the need to enroll these individuals in screening programs for thyroid abnormalities upon their immigration to Israel. Since screening programs have many drawbacks, and screening for thyroid disease has never been shown to decrease… (More)