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The motor development of a group of fat babies was compared with that of a group of normal weight babies. A significant correlation was found between excessive weight and gross motor delay. Over the ensuing year, both weight and development reverted to normal in the majority of infants. The possible relationship between observations is discussed, and a plea(More)
The incidence of unexpected death in infancy (UDI) (2 weeks-12 months) in the Haifa area is 1.17 per 1000 live births. We found a significant interethnic difference between Israeli Jews and Arabs. The incidence among Arabs was 4 per 1000, but was only 0.77 per 1000 among Jews (p < 0.01). When the UDI Jewish group was compared to both the group of infants(More)
BACKGROUND Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, which constitutes a heterogeneous group of imperfectly delineated syndromes and appears to be inherited as an autosomal recessive condition, has not been hitherto reported from the Middle East, in spite of the high rate of consanguineous marriage in this region. METHODS Sixteen affected children(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess physicians' attitudes towards corporal punishment in childhood and their subsequent actions regarding the reporting of child abuse. PARTICIPANTS 107 physicians (95 pediatricians and 12 family practitioners) who work in hospitals and community clinics in northern Israel were interviewed. Of the participants, 16% were new immigrants. (More)
Twenty-two of 23 consecutive infants with bronchiolitis, 5.5 +/- 3.5 mo of age, showed a 1.9 +/- 1.4% increase in body weight, increased urinary osmolality of 737 +/- 193 mmol/L with low plasma osmolality of 275 +/- 4 mmol/L, and markedly elevated plasma antidiuretic hormone (ADH) levels of 114 +/- 225 pg/mL. Increased ADH, which usually suppresses plasma(More)
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an inflammatory condition of unknown etiology. It involves mainly the skin, mucous membranes, lymph nodes, and myocardium. It may involve the gastrointestinal tract; however, it rarely presents as a surgical abdomen. We present a case of a young child with suspected small bowel obstruction who was subsequently diagnosed with KD. We(More)