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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of acupressure in reducing nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. METHODS Symptomatic pregnant women were randomized to one of two acupressure groups: one treatment group using an acupressure point (PC-6) and one sham control group using a placebo point. Subjects were blind to the group assignment. Each evening for 10(More)
A prospective 2-year follow-up study was carried out on 68 of the 69 surviving very low birthweight (VLBW) infants (< 1,501 g) born in Bikur Holim Hospital in the years 1985-87. The aims were a) to determine the incidence of major disability, and b) to compare the 2-year outcome of VLBW infants without major disability with that of a control group of(More)
Brain single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) findings during clinical and subclinical seizures were compared in two neonates with hemimegalencephaly. Interictal and ictal brain SPECT were performed in two neonates. The ictal studies were performed during a clinical seizure in one neonate and during a subclinical seizure in another neonate. They(More)
Twenty-four children born preterm with very low birthweight (VLBW) in 1985 at Bikur Holim Hospital were followed until age 6 years. Their neurological status and developmental and cognitive abilities were examined at 1, 2 and 6 years of age respectively and were compared with a control group at age 6 years. Of the 24 VLBW children, 4 had major disabilities.(More)
BACKGROUND Ovarian cancer can be cured if detected early enough, but usually has already metastasized when diagnosed. A family history of ovarian cancer is still the strongest known risk factor. OBJECTIVE To identify women at risk for ovarian cancer and design a program of surveillance. METHODS Prospective registry of women with a family history of(More)
We report the ictal brain single photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) findings in two neonates. One neonate had hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a disorganized discontinuous electroencephalogram (EEG) background, lethargy, seizures, and brainstem release phenomena. A brain SPECT was performed during a brainstem release phenomenon characterized by a(More)
A prospective 2-year neurodevelopmental follow-up was carried out on 69 very low birthweight (VLBW) infants (< 1501 g), born in the years 1985-87. The aim of the study was to determine whether there was a long-term advantage to cesarean section in these infants. The incidence of major disability and cognitive ability at 2 years of age were assessed,(More)
Neonatal hyponatremia can be caused by increased sodium losses, inadequate sodium intake, increased maternal or neonatal water load or by water retention secondary to excess of ADH release. Cocaine use by pregnant women has not as yet been reported to correlate with hyponatremia in the newborn infant. We present a case of an infant whose mother used cocaine(More)
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