Miriam Lahav

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The Dynamic Hip Screw (DHS) is currently the most frequently used implant for the treatment of pertrochanteric hip fractures. The Percutaneous Compression Plate (PCCP) is a recently developed, alternative device that involves minimal invasive surgery. The objective of the present study was to compare functional recovery following these two surgical(More)
UNLABELLED To assess the effect of IV midazolam premedication on recovery of cognitive function, 90 geriatric patients (aged 65-81 yr) undergoing brief transurethral procedures were enrolled into this prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blinded study. In all cases, a standard general anesthetic was administered. Thirty minutes before operating room(More)
BACKGROUND AND DESIGN Primary anetoderma is a rare cutaneous elastolytic disorder, the etiopathogenesis of which has not yet been established. Six patients with primary anetoderma were studied in an attempt to assess the role of the immunologic system in the elastolytic process. The investigation included the medical history, physical examination, routine(More)
Neurological signs such as lower spinal cord lesions and/or femoral neuritis may be the presenting symptoms of a dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We describe a patient in whom a severe sciatic pain was the presenting symptom of a non-dissecting AAA. The resection of the vascular mass resulted in dramatic relief of sciatic pain, thus indicating(More)
Although the underlying pathologic mechanisms of primary anetoderma have not yet been identified, data suggest the participation of an immunologic mechanism in some cases. In a woman with clinical and histopathologic features of primary anetoderma (Jadassohn-Pellizzari type) of 30 years' duration, laboratory investigation disclosed positive antinuclear(More)
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