Irena Chistyakov

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether nasal intermittent mandatory ventilation (NIMV) compared with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) would decrease the requirement for endotracheal ventilation in the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants <35 weeks. STUDY DESIGN Randomized, controlled, prospective, single-center(More)
BACKGROUND A physician is frequently unable to distinguish bacterial from viral infections. ImmunoXpert is a novel assay combining three proteins: tumour necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), interferon gamma induced protein-10 (IP-10), and C-reactive protein (CRP). We aimed to externally validate the diagnostic accuracy of this assay(More)
The purpose of this study was to test whether delayed versus immediate cord clamping would result in higher blood pressure (BP) and hematocrit (Hct), and to assess its clinical effects on the neonatal course in premature neonates (< 35 weeks). This was a prospective, masked, randomized, controlled study. Prior to delivery, 35 neonates were randomly assigned(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to identify factors that were associated with death after discharge from the NICU of very low birth weight infants in a population-based study. METHODS From a national cohort of 13,430 very low birth weight infants who were born in Israel from 1995 to 2003, 10,602 infants were discharged from the hospital and(More)
BACKGROUND The mild errors or morphogenesis (MEMs) are well known and accepted markers of alterations in embryonic development with predictive value in identification of major malformations, specific genetic syndromes, metabolic and psychiatric disease and childhood malignancy. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the contribution of auricular(More)
A complication during the course of meconium aspiration syndrome associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension in a newborn results in hypotension, bradycardia, and desaturation. The dilemmas and critical actions during the resuscitation are presented.
Occipital headache is considered a risk factor for serious secondary headache pathology. The purpose of our study was to assess the etiology of occipital headaches among children visiting the emergency department. Subjects were children aged 5 to 18 years who were referred to the emergency department due to headaches during the years 2013 to 2014. A total(More)
We present a case of a premature infant with early-onset necrotizing enterocolitis as the presenting symptom of familial dysautonomia. The diagnosis of familial dysautonomia in the neonatal period is usually rare and difficult, because many of the symptoms may be mild or nonspecific, whereas other characteristic signs and symptoms appear only later in life.(More)
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