Michal Cohen

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Although melatonin (MEL) controls seasonal reproductive cyclicity in some mammalian species, its role in women is controversial. In this study data are presented related to the influence of MEL or MEL-progestin combinations on the pituitary-ovarian axis and ovulation in 32 women. MEL was administered in a dosage of 300 mg to 12 women for 4 months [to 8(More)
BACKGROUND Craniopharyngioma tumors and their treatment can lead to significant long-term morbidity due to their proximity to vital structures. The optimal treatment has been debated for many years. We aimed to review the long-term outcomes of children treated for craniopharyngioma in our institution over the past decade and describe trends in treatment and(More)
CONTEXT Monocarboxylate transporter 8 (MCT8) is a thyroid hormone-specific cell membrane transporter. MCT8 deficiency causes severe psychomotor retardation and abnormal thyroid tests. The great majority of affected children cannot walk or talk, and all have elevated serum T(3) levels, causing peripheral tissue hypermetabolism and inability to maintain(More)
AIMS Dapagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, has been shown to lower glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), weight, blood pressure and serum uric acid in clinical trials. Plasma lipids were also evaluated as exploratory variables. The goal of this study was to estimate the long-term cardiovascular (CV) and microvascular outcomes of(More)
Craniopharyngioma are rare histologically benign brain tumors that develop in the pituitary-hypothalamic area. They may invade nearby anatomical structures causing significant rates of neurological, neurocognitive, and endocrinological complications including remarkable hypothalamic damage. Information regarding long term implications of the tumors and(More)
OBJECTIVE Dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system is thought to be involved in craniopharyngioma-related hypothalamic obesity (CRHO). Increased parasympathetic activity and decreased sympathetic activity have been suggested. We aimed to study autonomic activity using heart rate variability (HRV) and biochemical measures in youth with CRHO compared(More)
BACKGROUND Sleep related disordered breathing (SDB) in pediatric Prader-Willi Syndrome is gaining increased attention due to the possible association of growth hormone therapy, SDB and sudden death. However data on the patterns of SDB and their management, particularly in infants in this population, is lacking. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to 1)(More)
BACKGROUND Although cow's milk allergy (CMA) is one of the most common food allergies, mislabelling non-allergic infants as being allergic to cow's milk is more common. Despite this, characteristics of families and infants with mislabelled CMA are lacking. METHODS Using a prospective population-based study, we identified infants with any possible adverse(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationships between parameters of glucose and insulin metabolism and visceral and abdominal ectopic fat in youth. METHODS A cross sectional study of 50 children (24 females), 8-18 years old. Anthropometrics, body composition, blood-work and visceral and ectopic fat by magnetic resonance imaging were assessed. Insulin secretion,(More)