Nogah C. Kerem

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Primary headaches and Learning difficulties are both common in the pediatric population. The goal of our study was to assess the prevalence of learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder in children and adolescents with migraine and tension type headaches. Retrospective review of medical records of children and adolescents who presented with(More)
Anorexia nervosa (AN) commonly arises during adolescence and is associated with significant medical morbidity. Abnormalities in brain structure and function are among the most common, early, and concerning physical consequences. Advances in neuroimaging technology have played an important role in delineating the structural and functional changes found in(More)
Headache is the most common cause for chronic or recurrent pain in childhood and adolescence. Chronic pain may have a long-term effect on adolescents. It might contribute to functional limitations, such as poor school attendance, and it may adversely affect development of healthy social relationships. The aim of our study was to examine the cross- ethnic(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effects of malnourishment on the respiratory system of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) hospitalized for medical stabilization. METHOD Prospective study. STUDY GROUP hospitalized adolescents with recent onset (<1 year) AN. CONTROL GROUP adolescents hospitalized for other diagnoses. Excluded: participants with lung(More)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a common disorder affecting sexually active adolescents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and European CDC report Chlamydia trachomatis as the most common sexually transmitted infection and one of the main etiological agents causing PID. C. trachomatis' and PID's high prevalence may be attributed to(More)
Headaches are common in children and adolescents, and are the most common pain complaint when seeking medical advice. Primary headaches are one of the most common disorders of childhood, with migraine and tension type headache being the most prominent. Treatment strategies for primary headaches vary according to patient’s age, family structure, culture and(More)
Introduction: Stress is considered to be a major trigger for aggravation of headaches. In a previous study we demonstrated a high prevalence of ADHD among patients who were referred to a pediatric neurology clinic due to headaches. In the present study we examined whether this is true for a non-clinical population of adolescents. Aims: To assess the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of malnutrition due to anorexia nervosa (AN) on venous blood gases of adolescents with AN hospitalized for medical stabilization. METHOD This retrospective study included 45 adolescents with recent onset (<1 year) AN diagnosed by DSM-IV criteria and excluded subjects with a history of lung disease. RESULTS Mean (± SD) age(More)
BACKGROUND The three-year pre-medical programme 'Becoming a Physician' focuses on different aspects of medical professionalism. Objectives are to increase awareness and sensitivity to disadvantaged populations, and practise sensitive effective communication skills. METHODS The curriculum includes: (1) Visits to treatment centres for people with special(More)
BACKGROUND Reliably distinguishing bacterial from viral infections is often challenging, leading to antibiotic misuse. A novel assay that integrates measurements of blood-borne host-proteins (tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, interferon γ-induced protein-10, and C-reactive protein [CRP]) was developed to assist in differentiation(More)