Hana Blau

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This 2-year cross-sectional evaluation of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections involved all Israeli medical centers that treat cystic fibrosis patients. The study comprised 186 patients whose sputum was analyzed for NTM. The prevalence of NTM isolates was 22.6%, and 6.5% and 10.8% of the patients fulfilled the 1997 and 2007 American Thoracic(More)
The genetic disorder primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) arises from dysmotility of cilia in the respiratory tract, brain ventricles, oviduct and the embryonic node. Patients have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, reduced fertility and situs abnormalities. PCD is genetically heterogeneous with 12 genes causing ~40% of all cases, two encoding proteins(More)
This investigation sought to determine the effect of delivering unknown spelling words via a tactile modality to the left and right cerebral hemispheres of 10 dyslexic boys of about 14 yr. of age whose vision was occluded during word palpation. More words were learned through either condition of right- and left-hand delivery than control words. Spelling(More)
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