Hanna Akons

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AIM We aimed to study the association between day care attendance and changes in the height, weight and weight/height ratio over a 6-month period. METHODS Data were retrieved from three maternal and child health care centres. Parents were asked to fill a short questionnaire regarding the infant/toddler life style, the day care facilities and the family(More)
Lung transplantation (Tx) is an optional treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with end-stage lung disease. The decision to place a patient on the Tx waiting list is frequently complex, difficult, and controversial. This study evaluated the current criteria for lung Tx and assessed additional parameters that may identify CF patients at high risk of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine the current pancreatic status of the entire cystic fibrosis (CF) population of Israel, to analyze the clinical characteristics of the pancreatic sufficient (PS) patients, and to characterize the correlation between pancreatic status, pancreatitis, and CF genotype. METHODS The Israeli CF database includes(More)
Patients with normal or borderline sweat tests present a diagnostic challenge. In spite of the availability of genetic analysis and measurement of nasal potential difference, there is still uncertainty in diagnosing cystic fibrosis in some patients. CA 19–9 is a tumor-associated antigen whose levels were previously found to be elevated in some cystic(More)
Morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis patients is mainly attributed to pulmonary infection and inflammation. Chemokines play a pivotal role in the inflammatory process. Although genotype-phenotype correlation in cystic fibrosis patients has been defined, a clear relationship between the defect in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) gene(More)
Patients with normal or borderline sweat test present a diagnostic challenge. In spite of the availability of different methods such as genetic analysis and measurements of nasal potential difference, uncertainty in diagnosing cystic fibrosis (CF) in some patients still exists. Neonates with CF have high serum lipase levels, which decline over time in(More)
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