Shahar Shefer

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Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental disorders, and are comorbid with balance disorders in a significant proportion of these individuals. Presently, it is unclear whether anxiety and balance disorders are causally related, and what direction this causality may take. We argue that balance disorders may predispose an individual to anxiety and(More)
Treatment of anxiety disorders by either pharmacological or behavioral means is applied with the intention to directly target the limbic system or high brain centers that down-regulate limbic activity. In spite of intense and long treatment, remission is not achieved in many patients, suggesting that their pathophysiology is not addressed by either of the(More)
Total intravenous anesthesia with propofol, fentanyl, and clonidine was used in infants aged under 1 year operated on for occlusive hydrocephalus. The course of anesthesia in 18 patients with the hypertensive hydrocephalus syndrome is analyzed. Four of these patients with an extremely grave premorbid history and body weight of 1-3 kg were operated on before(More)
Six critical patients aged 2 months to 13 years with lung diseases were treated by pulmonary surfactant preparation. Three of these children developed the acute respiratory distress syndrome in the presence of grave pneumonia (1 case), asphyxial drowing (1 case), and small-small intestinal invagination (1 case), three others developed acute bilateral large(More)
The paper provides evidence for the pathogenetic approach to treating acute lung lesion (ALL) and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). An algorithm of the use of Russian lung surfactant preparations: CT-HL and CT-BL has been developed. In involves earlier (the first days following the onset of respiratory failure) use of surfactant, its combined(More)
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