Ibrahim Abu-kishk

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To report our experience with blunt pancreatic trauma in pediatric patients and evaluate several various management strategies. Ten children admitted over the last 10 years with pancreatic blunt trauma were included in the present series. The average time from injury to hospital admission was 2.4 days. All injuries resulted from accidents: bicycle handlebar(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective analysis of pediatric records of idiopathic scoliosis (IS) and neuromuscular scoliosis (NMS) etiology, in a search for complications and their risk factors immediately following surgical repair. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of pre- and intraoperative parameters on the postoperative course and lay the cornerstone for a(More)
BACKGROUND To assess pediatric bicycle-related traumatization in view of types of injuries, incidence and modes of prevention. METHODS Retrospective study of pediatric cases admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit of a university-affiliated level II trauma hospital in Israel over 12 consecutive years. RESULTS Forty-six patients (three girls, 43(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to confirm our clinical impression that intra-abdominal handlebar injuries are progressively increasing in number and severity in the latest years. METHODS A retrospective analysis of data concerning 132 patients admitted to our department of pediatric surgery during a 10-year period (between 2003 and 2012), following(More)
Hepcidin is an important and recently discovered regulator of iron homeostasis. Acute iron intoxication is one of the leading causes of overdose mortality in children. It is difficult to estimate the degree of iron intoxication since iron serum levels do not correlate with the actual clinical severity. In the current study we aimed to investigate whether(More)
AIM To describe the incidence of acute renal insufficiency after dipyrone overdose in children. METHODS The medical records of all patients < or =18 years of age during a 3-year period presenting at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center due to toxic exposure were retrospectively reviewed. Patients suffering from dipyrone overdose were compared with all the other(More)
Free radical formation and release of oxidant agents have been suggested as possible mechanisms for tissue damage in acute iron intoxication. N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a glutathione substitute and an antioxidant, is widely used as an antidote for various intoxications. Our aim was to determine whether intraperitoneal (i.p.) NAC would reduce the mortality of(More)
CONTEXT We observed a changing pattern of bicycle-related injuries in children, with the focus changing from head trauma to thoracic and abdominal injuries, and a trend to increasingly severe injuries. OBJECTIVE To assess the changing injury pattern, and investigate the development of preventive measures to improve safety. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is an uncommon potentially fatal side effect of neuroleptic drugs, characterized by movement disorder, altered mental status and autonomic instability. A single dose of clotiapine was administered to an 11-year old male with acute psychosis. The previously healthy child had signs consistent with NMS including(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral inguinal hernias are relatively common in children. This fact has led to a controversy of more than 50 years concerning the necessity of bilateral surgical exploration during the repair of unilateral inguinal hernias in children. The advent of transinguinal laparoscopic visualization of the contralateral side is a turning point and a(More)