Rivka Farkash

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To revisit risk factors of major obstetric hemorrhage in a large obstetric center. A retrospective case control study was conducted based on institutional electronic database and blood bank registry of a single center, 2005–2014. The major obstetric hemorrhage event was defined as transfusion of ≥5 red blood cells units within 48 h of birth and compared to(More)
The increasing prevalence of abnormal body mass index (BMI), mainly obesity, is becoming a significant public health problem. This cross-sectional study aimed to provide a comprehensive view of secular trends of BMI, and the associated socio-demographic variables and comorbidities among adolescents with abnormal BMI. Individuals of the study population were(More)
OBJECTIVES While asthma presents various clinical forms with different levels of severity, it is unclear whether asthma severities are a consequence of disease management or varied etiologies. We sought to investigate this question. METHODS This paper presents a cross-sectional study of 113,671 Israeli adolescents. Prevalence rates of mild and(More)
INTRODUCTION Pulmonary hypertension has many causes. While it is conventionally thought that the most prevalent is left heart disease, little information about its proportion, causes, and implications on outcome is available. METHODS Between 1993 and 2015, 12,115 of 66,949 (18%) first adult transthoracic echocardiograms were found to have tricuspid(More)
BACKGROUND The annual procedure volume is an accepted marker for quality of care and has been documented in various medical fields. Surgeon volume has been shown to correlate with morbidity and mortality rates in surgical and high-risk medical procedures. Although cesarean delivery is 1 of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, the link(More)
To evaluate whether the characteristics of the radiological uterine myometrial discontinuity (RMD) is associated with maternal–neonatal outcomes and post-cesarean section (CS) complications. A secondary aim was to describe the evolution of the CT uterine surgical incision and the related outcome of a subsequent trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC). Single(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence, secular trends and associations of heart disease in a large unscreened, otherwise basically healthy, adolescent population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Cross-sectional study of the cardiac status of 113,694 adolescents from the northern district of Israel, who completed the profiling process between the ages of 16 and 19,(More)
INTRODUCTION Epidural analgesia has been considered a risk factor for labor dystocia at trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) and uterine rupture. We evaluated the association between exposure to epidural during TOLAC and mode of delivery and maternal-neonatal outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS A single center retrospective study of women that consented to(More)
BACKGROUND One of the most daunting complications of cardiac catheterization is a cerebrovascular event (CVE). We aimed to assess the real-life incidence, etiology, and risk factors of cardiac catheterization-related acute CVEs in a large cohort of patients treated in a single center. METHODS AND RESULTS We undertook a retrospective analysis of 43,350(More)
Use of hormone contraceptives (HC) is very popular in the reproductive age and, therefore, evaluation of ovarian reserve would be a useful tool to accurately evaluate the reproductive potential in HC users. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 41 HC users compared to 57 non-HC users undergoing IVF-preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) aiming to(More)