Shaul Dollberg

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BACKGROUND The method of "massage therapy" has consistently shown increased weight gain in preterm infants. The weight gain was apparent during massages administered by professionals. AIMS To replicate the results of increased weight gain in the course of "massage therapy" in preterm infants, and utilize a new, cost-effective application of this method by(More)
BACKGROUND Lacking curves of "intrauterine" growth, most birthing centers in Israel use United States or Canadian based curves as standards. OBJECTIVE To establish population-based standards of birth weight of live-born infants in Israel. METHODS Data on birth weight and gestational age were obtained from the registries of the Israel Ministry of Health(More)
BACKGROUND Patent ductus arteriosus is a risk factor for the development of necrotizing enterocolitis. The use of indomethacin to treat patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants may either decrease the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis by stabilizing or closing the ductus arteriosus or increase its incidence by a direct constricting effect on(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that articles with negative results are more likely than articles with positive results to be published in journals with lower impact factor. DESIGN AND SETTING We selected all of the randomized, placebo-controlled trials conducted during the neonatal period between October 1, 1998, and October 1, 2003. Trials were(More)
The objective of this paper is to test the hypothesis that the 2-h hematocrit (HCT) is lower in infants born by cesarean section (CS) than in infants born vaginally and that the postnatal rise of HCT is lower in infants born by CS than in infants delivered vaginally. We prospectively studied 31 infants delivered by elective CS, 21 infants delivered by CS(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the long term neurodevelopmental outcome of children who participated in a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study of early postnatal dexamethasone treatment for prevention of chronic lung disease. METHODS The original study compared a three day course of dexamethasone (n = 132) with a saline placebo (n = 116) administered(More)
BACKGROUND Compliance and impact of a time-limited brief intervention (BI) for reducing exposure to alcohol, psychoactive substances and nicotine among women admitted to the hospital during pregnancy were assessed. METHODS Pregnant women (gestational week ≤30) from a medical center pre-delivery, emergency and high-risk units were interviewed about alcohol(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypothermia is a known symptom of neonatal polycythemia (NP) and its pathophysiology is unclear. The effect of partial dilutional exchange transfusion (PET) upon resting energy expenditure (REE) is unknown. We aimed to test the hypothesis that PET leads to an increase in REE. STUDY DESIGN 11 patients with NP who underwent PET and 10 controls(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the relationships between infant sleep patterns and infant physical growth (weight for length ratio) using both objective and subjective sleep measures. Ninety-six first-born, healthy 6-month-old infants and their parents participated in the study. Infant sleep was assessed by actigraphy for four consecutive nights and(More)