Nathan Shlamkovitch

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BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in the US. Approximately 70-90% of the TBI cases are classified as mild, and up to 25% of them will not recover and suffer chronic neurocognitive impairments. The main pathology in these cases involves diffuse brain injuries, which are hard to detect by anatomical imaging(More)
BACKGROUND Today, obstructive hypertrophic tonsils are completely resected to remove the obstruction. Since tonsillar tissue has important protective characteristics, it is more logical to resect only the obstructive tonsillar tissue and leave remnants in the tonsillar beds, thereby presuming to preserve the immunological function of the tonsillar tissue.(More)
In a prospective study of risk factors for lateral ankle sprain among 390 male Israeli infantry recruits, a 18% incidence of lateral ankle sprains was found in basic training. There was no statistically significant difference in the incidence of lateral ankle sprains between recruits who trained in modified basketball shoes or standard lightweight infantry(More)
Complaints of nasal obstruction following nasal trauma without any deformation have been noticed by rhinologists for many years. However, neither an epidemiologic nor a pathophysiologic connection has ever been established. The complaints and physical examination findings of these patients resemble those of vasomotor rhinitis. Only very few articles(More)
In a prospective study among 667 recruits, the incidence of asymptomatic femoral stress fractures was compared using a new expanded stress fracture clinical examination (SFCA) versus an older stress fracture examination. There was a statistically significant difference (p = 0.0001) between the percentage of femoral stress fractures that were asymptomatic in(More)
BACKGROUND The external approach is the golden standard for sinonasal tumor removal but is associated with several side effects, including facial scars, intracranial and extracranial complications, a long hospitalization period and high costs. Endoscopic sinus surgery enables resection of benign and selected malignant sinonasal tumors and has the advantages(More)
In a prospective study to determine the natural history of anterior knee pain caused by overactivity, 60 (15%) of 390 elite Israeli infantry recruits were found to have anterior pain in 77 knees during 14 weeks of basic training. At 6 years' followup, 3 years after returning to civilian life, half of the knees originally with anterior knee pain were still(More)
In a randomized prospective study among 390 recruits, the hypothesis that improved shoe shock attenuation could lessen the incidence of overuse injuries was tested. During the 14 weeks of training, 90% of the recruits sustained overuse injuries. Recruits training in a modified basketball shoe had a statistically significant lower incidence of metatarsal(More)
BACKGROUND Inferior turbinectomy on patients of all ages is a controversial procedure. Its effect on children has been reported little in the literature and the few studies that are available involved relatively older children, i.e., >10 years old. Nasal obstruction caused by extensive hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates is not an uncommon observation in(More)