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A clinical trial, aimed at secondary prevention of low-back pain, was performed in 142 hospital employees reporting at least three annual episodes of this condition. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups: a calisthenics program (CAL) for 3 months with biweekly sessions of flexion exercises, a back school program (5 sessions), and a(More)
In order to evaluate the possible physiologic significance of intra- and postoperative hypotension, we monitored arterial blood pressure and heart rate continuously for 36 hr starting the night before and ending the morning after operation in 34 gynecologic patients. The lowest pressures that occurred during physiologic sleep were compared with the lowest(More)
A total of 344 Jerusalem hospital personnel participated in the present survey which examined periodontal needs according to CPITN (a measure of treatment needs) and smoking habits. Females and younger subjects were found to be generally periodontally healthier than their male and older counterparts. The effect of both smoking and the number of cigarettes(More)
The prevalence of diabetes was determined in a community health survey in the Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood of west Jerusalem. The prevalence rates of diabetes among 4,938 people aged greater than or equal to 15 years were 5.8% in men and 4.6% in women, with a male/female age-adjusted ratio of 1.15. One-third of the diabetics were first diagnosed in this(More)
BACKGROUND A revised antismoking law in Israel (August 2001) called for a complete ban of smoking in hospitals. An evaluation of a hospital process and short-term outcome of implementing such policy may guideline its sustainability. METHODS Two cross-sectional, random-sample surveys of employees 3 months before policy implementation, and 6-9 months(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether hospital work constitutes a risk factor for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among employees of a large hospital in Israel. DESIGN Seroprevalence survey. SETTING A 1,006-bed, tertiary-care university hospital in Jerusalem. PARTICIPANTS All 5,444 employees (18-65 years old) were eligible; 4,287 (79%) participated in the(More)
A community-focused program for the control of cardiovascular risk factors, the CHAD program, was instituted in a family practice in western Jerusalem in 1971. Its effectiveness was evaluated by comparing the changes detected by surveys conducted in 1970 and 1975 with those observed in an adjacent control neighborhood. Hypertension decreased in prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE Assessment of asthma control in children by physicians, patients and their parents was compared, assuming parents may underestimate symptoms in asthmatic children and exploring whether physicians tend to agree with them. DESIGN Asthma control perception was assessed in 4- to 11-year-old asthmatic children and their parents, using C-ACT, during(More)
The study aims were to assess the independent contribution of motor ability to the incidence of school injuries. The study included 2057 pupils in grades 3-6 of primary schools in a city in the north of Israel. A surveillance system gathered information about injuries that occurred on school premises or during school related activities and required medical(More)
A survey, employing the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN), was conducted among 344 employees of a Jerusalem hospital. Of the population surveyed, 2.2 per cent demonstrated totally healthy mouths, 1.5 per cent had, at the worst, bleeding symptoms, 13.3 per cent had calculus, 53.4 per cent had 4-5 mm ('shallow' according to WHO) pockets(More)