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Listeria monocytogenes, an uncommon foodborne pathogen, is increasingly recognized as a cause of life-threatening disease. A marked increase in reported cases of listeriosis during 1998 motivated a retrospective nationwide survey of the infection in Israel. From 1995 to 1999, 161 cases were identified; 70 (43%) were perinatal infections, with a fetal(More)
The literature on psychosocial dimensions of epilepsy has been reviewed utilizing the framework developed by Dodrill et al. (Epilepsia 1980; 21:123-35). Factors considered were family background, emotional adjustment, interpersonal adjustment, vocational adjustment, financial status, adjustment to seizures, and medicine and medical management. The published(More)
The utility of nasopharyngeal (NP) recording in psychiatry is controversial. To assess its value, 302 NP recordings from patients with psychiatric illnesses were reviewed. Among the 81 patients whose electroencephalograms (EEGs) demonstrated spikes or sharp waves, 10 patients (12%) were found to have epileptic foci at the mesiobasal temporal region recorded(More)
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