Gary W Diamond

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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a range of disabilities caused by gestational exposure to alcohol. FASD is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation and developmental disability in the United States, with an incidence of 1-10 per 1000 live births. FASD in Israel has yet to be examined systematically. OBJECTIVES To evaluate(More)
A PBPK model for 2,4-D was developed that involves flow-limited pH trapping modified to consider tissue binding, binding to plasma, and high-dose inhibition of urinary excretion. The PBPK model provides reasonable estimates of the kinetics of 2,4-D in rats as well as in humans, providing a common metric for expressing risk. The risk characterization for(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)
The majority of children with symptomatic HIV infection present with a variety of neurodevelopmental impairments, including mental retardation and motor abnormalities. Their clinical courses vary widely, with some infants showing progressive deterioration during the first year of life whereas some children follow a static course until adolescence.(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)
We report a case of orofacial dyskinesia in a 6-year-old female with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder who received a low dose of methylphenidate. The orofacial dyskinesia appeared immediately and subsided rapidly on the same day in an "on-off" fashion and on 3 separate days when methylphenidate was taken. To our knowledge this particular side effect(More)
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)