Ronen Toledano

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sleep-disordered breathing is common among patients with stroke resulting in 4- to 6-fold higher prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We prospectively evaluated clinical characteristics and laboratory markers of inflammation and coagulability associated with OSA severity during the acute post stroke period. METHODS(More)
To examine the course and outcome of deliveries occurring in women who previously experienced shoulder dystocia. In addition, recurrent shoulder dystocia risk factors were assessed. A retrospective cohort analysis comparing all singleton deliveries with and without shoulder dystocia in their preceding delivery was conducted. Independent predictors of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of α blockers on the cardiac outcomes of hypertensive patients who underwent myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). METHODS A retrospective analysis of the nuclear cardiology laboratory database was performed. The study group included only hypertensive patients (n = 19 ,495). The cohort was(More)
INTRODUCTION Sepsis and septic shock continue to be syndromes that carry a high mortality rate worldwide. Early aggressive fluid and vasopressor support have resulted in significant improvement in patient outcomes. The prognostic clinical significance of a positive fluid balance in septic intensive care unit (ICU) patients remains undetermined. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES We quantified the 28-day mortality effect of preexisting do-not-resuscitate orders in ICUs. DESIGN Longitudinal, retrospective study of patients admitted to five ICUs at a tertiary university medical center (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, BIDMC, Boston, MA) between 2001 and 2008. INTERVENTION None. PATIENTS Two cohorts were defined:(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to statin therapy has been shown to be suboptimal. In statin-treated patients with residual elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels the physician must decide whether to switch to a more potent statin or try and achieve better adherence. We examined the association between adherence and LDL-C within low, moderate and(More)
Dural sinuses vary in size and shape in many pathological conditions with abnormal intracranial pressure. Size and shape normograms of dural brain sinuses are not available. The creation of such normograms may enable computer-assisted comparison to pathologic exams and facilitate diagnoses. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively evaluate normal(More)
OBJECTIVES Fibromyalgia and chronic pain have previously associated with HIV infection for over two decades. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of FMS symptoms in an ethnically heterogeneous population of HIV-infected individuals in southern Israel, applying the proposed new diagnostic criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia symdrome (FMS). METHODS 156(More)
Bedside computing may lead to increased hospital-acquired infections mediated by computer input devices handled immediately after patient contact. We compared 2 decontamination methods in 2 types of wards. We found high baseline contamination rates, which decreased following decontamination, but the rates remained unacceptably high. Decontamination was more(More)
In the present paper the presence of glyoxylate-oxidoreductase (GOR, GLYO-DH) activity and glyoxylate-like molecules has been investigated in several areas of the rat frontoparietal cortex-motor, somatosensory, cyngulate and olfactory areas-, using the histoenzymological and immunocytochemical methods. Antibodies against glyoxylate-like molecules have been(More)