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More than 85% of peak skeletal mass is accrued by the age of 18 years, making bone growth during childhood and adolescence a critical process. The purpose of this study is to establish pediatric reference curves for bone Speed of Sound (SOS) as measured by multi-site quantitative ultrasound. Analysis was performed on a total of 1085 healthy subjects ages(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the rate of depressive symptomatology and possible underlying factors in adoptive mothers during the transition to motherhood. DESIGN Cohort survey. SETTING General Community. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-nine adoptive mothers of reproductive age registered with international adoption agencies. INTERVENTIONS All women completed the(More)
Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is a disease with worldwide prevalence. The prevalence of IDA and iron deficiency (ID) was ascertained by serum ferritin and mean corpuscular volume (MCV) levels in first graders in Taibe. A total of 1132 first graders were tested for the iron status between the years 1999 and 2004. Serum ferritin, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit,(More)
Environmental factors, such as nutritional status, physical activity, and drug therapy, can affect bone mineralization. Our objective was to evaluate the relationship between nutritional status, physical activity, and bone mineralization as assessed by multisite quantitative ultrasound technology in children. The study group comprised 67 children, aged 6–17(More)
BACKGROUND Studies from many countries have reported an increasing prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder in childhood. No comprehensive epidemiological studies of ASD have been performed in Israel. OBJECTIVES To describe time trends in the reported number of patients with ASD in Israel and to characterize the demographic features of the reported(More)
The prevalence rates of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) have risen in the West over the last 10 years. There is argument over the etiology of this change in rates. Social and cultural processes including migration have been hypothesized. Israel, as a country of ongoing immigration with a national registry of children diagnosed with PDD, offers an(More)
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BACKGROUND Developmental and behavioral pediatrics has emerged as an area of special interest and new responsibility for pediatricians. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of training, experience, and other factors on pediatricians' satisfaction with their abilities to care for children with developmental, behavioral and psychosocial problems.(More)
BACKGROUND The number of child adoptions from abroad is increasing, but the adverse living conditions of these children prior to the adoption raise questions on their medical and neurodevelopmental status, particularly since there are no guidelines for pre- or post-adoption medical evaluation. OBJECTIVES To describe the condition of a cohort of young(More)