Francis Benjamin Mimouni

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BACKGROUND Lacking curves of "intrauterine" growth, most birthing centers in Israel use United States or Canadian based curves as standards. OBJECTIVE To establish population-based standards of birth weight of live-born infants in Israel. METHODS Data on birth weight and gestational age were obtained from the registries of the Israel Ministry of Health(More)
Nutrient effects on cholesterol fractional synthesis rates (FSR) in infancy by stable isotope determination have not been studied. We hypothesized that FSR is significantly reduced with high dietary cholesterol and phytoestrogen intake and increased with low dietary cholesterol and phytoestrogen intake. We prospectively studied 33 term male infants(More)
AIM Prospectively establish the relationship between transcutaneous bilirubin (TcB) and total serum bilirubin (TSB), and develop nomograms similar to Bhutani's nomograms, based on our TcB data. METHODS Our study sample was from a total population of 1069 infants, near term and term healthy newborns, admitted during 2.5 month period of the study. TSB was(More)
OBJECTIVES Increased circulating nucleated erythrocytes (NRBCs) in the newborn period can be markers of chronic fetal hypoxia, which in turn may be a risk factor for intracranial hemorrhage (IVH). To evaluate the relation between chronic intrauterine hypoxia and IVH, we compared the courses of the absolute NRBC (ANRBC) count in preterm newborns with and(More)
In three fetuses, congenital intestinal atresia was associated with linear ulcerations of the umbilical cord. In two cases, hemorrhage was seen from the cord ulcer. Both fetuses required emergency cesarean section for fetal distress and were born anemic. The third fetus was mildly hydropic, attributed to hemorrhage, and was stillborn. The mechanism of the(More)
Four unrelated children with osteoma cutis and Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (pseudohypoparathyroidism and pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism) are described. All four patients were normocalcemic when they were first seen with cutaneous ossification. A diagnosis of Albright hereditary osteodystrophy was established on the basis of associated somatic(More)
Infants of diabetic mothers are thought to be at risk for perinatal asphyxia. We hypothesized that the following are significant risk factors for perinatal asphyxia: poor third-trimester glycemic control, diabetic vascular disease (nephropathy, retinopathy) appearing in pregnancy, pregnancy-associated hypertension, smoking, prematurity, fetal macrosomia,(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that articles with negative results are more likely than articles with positive results to be published in journals with lower impact factor. DESIGN AND SETTING We selected all of the randomized, placebo-controlled trials conducted during the neonatal period between October 1, 1998, and October 1, 2003. Trials were(More)
INTRODUCTION Breastfeeding has a positive influence on physical and mental development. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobehavioral disorder with major social, familial, and academic influences. The present study aimed to evaluate whether ADHD is associated with a shorter duration of breastfeeding. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In(More)
AIM To assess the conclusiveness of the Cochrane Neonatal Reviews (CNRs). We tested the hypotheses that: 1) the majority of the reviews is inconclusive; 2) the majority of reviews recognizes the need for further studies; 3) the ability to reach a conclusion is dependent upon both the number of studies and the number of patients. We also aimed to determine(More)