Mordechai Aladjem

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BACKGROUND Amphotericin B may cause acute reduction in renal function. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) has a renoprotective activity in several nephrotoxic renal insults, but its effect on amphotericin-induced renal failure has not been investigated yet. METHODS Acute renal failure was induced in 30 Sprague-Dawley rats by a single intraperitoneal injection of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of urinary tract anomalies in male neonates <8 weeks old who presented with urinary tract infection (UTI), and to evaluate a suitable imaging approach after the initial infection. DESIGN During a period of 4.5 years, from July 1994 through December 1998, 45 male neonates <8 weeks old (range: 5-56 days; mean: 23.77 days)(More)
UNLABELLED Following reports on adult patients with neutropenia as a result of administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) we have investigated the incidence and consequences of neutropenia following IVIG treatment in children with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The medical records of 14 children with ITP who received IVIG as inpatients were(More)
Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) were performed in a blind fashion in 114 children aged 3 to 17 years with different types of headaches, in order to investigate whether this could be helpful in the diagnosis of migraine versus other types of headaches in children. The study showed that the amplitude between P100 and N2 was significantly larger in children(More)
A 16-year-old girl, presenting initially with pericarditis and life threatening pericardial tamponade, developed clinical episodes characteristic of FMF few months later. This case report and several others reported previously, suggest that FMF should be considered in patients from certain ethnic groups presenting with pericardial effusion.
Serum lipids were measured in children and their parents from 40 families in which the father had a myocardial infarction or coronary heart disease (CHD) before age 40 years. The relationship between physical activity and serum lipid concentrations in the children was also evaluated. Twenty six men had one or more abnormal lipid value (in mmol/l): total(More)
BACKGROUND In previous studies, the oral calcium loading and deprivation test has been used to distinguish between children with renal (fasting) hypercalciuria (RH) and absorptive hypercalciuria (AH). OBJECTIVE We evaluated the long-term clinical course of 30 children with idiopathic hypercalciuria and investigated the influence of urinary sodium(More)
The response of desamino-D-arginine vasopressin (DDAVP) was investigated in 32 enuretic children in a double-blind clinical study. The 15 children treated with DDAVP showed a significant reduction in the incidence of bed wetting--from 18.7 +/- 6.5 to 6.5 +/- 9.2 wet nights per 30 days. In 6 children bed wetting stopped entirely, in 6 there was a(More)
Pseudohypoaldosteronism is a hereditary salt-wasting syndrome usually seen in infancy with weight loss, dehydration, and failure to thrive. The pathophysiologic origin of pseudohypoaldosteronism is unknown. The defect could be related to the unresponsiveness of target organs to mineralocorticoids resulting in hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and markedly(More)
Brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) were performed on 114 children with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Prolonged latencies of waves III and V and longer brainstem transmission time interval of waves I-III and I-V were observed in the study group compared with normal controls. A significant asymmetry of wave III latency between the ears was found(More)