Nogah C. Kerem

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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)
BACKGROUND 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(More)
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS Retrospective review of medical records of children and adolescents who(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)
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)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between headaches and physical and sexual abuse. A self-administered, anonymous questionnaire was presented to 2088 tenth grade students in Northern Israel. Participants were Jews and Arabs between the ages of 15 to 16 years. Arab adolescents comprised 55% of the analyzed sample and(More)
BACKGROUND Primary headaches are one of the most common disorders of childhood, with migraine and tension type headaches (TTHs) being the most frequent ones. In spite of their prevalence, there is paucity of knowledge regarding the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms that cause headaches and regarding the unique aspects of headaches in children and(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)
OBJECTIVE Emotional intelligence (EI) is the individual's ability to perceive, understand and manage emotion and to understand and relate effectively to others. We examined the degree to which EI training may be associated with a change in EI among different medical personnel and patient satisfaction. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS The EI of 17(More)
There is a growing need for health care professionals to extend their knowledge in adolescent health care. Formal training curricula in adolescent medicine have been established in the United States, Canada, and Australia, yet many other countries have developed shorter training programs to enable interested physicians to further pursue knowledge and(More)