Shlomo Segev

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BACKGROUND Heart rate variability (HRV) is an accepted and reliable means for assessing autonomic nervous system dysfunction. A 5-minute measurement of HRV is considered methodologically adequate. Several studies have attempted to use shorter recordings of 1-2 minutes or 10 seconds. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of HRV parameters(More)
The treatment of community-acquired pneumonia is empirical in most cases and must cover a wide range of potential pathogens, such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, including penicillin-resistant strains, Haemophilus influenzae and intracellular microorganisms. The objective of this double-blind, randomized, parallel group study was to compare the efficacy and(More)
Epileptic seizures and hallucinations, which are rare in patients receiving quinolones, have been observed more frequently in patients receiving both quinolones and either theophylline or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Inhibition of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) binding to the GABA receptor, resulting in general excitation of the central nervous(More)
In the Ashkenazi Jewish (AJ) population of Israel, 11% of breast cancer and 40% of ovarian cancer are due to three inherited founder mutations in the cancer predisposition genes BRCA1 and BRCA2. For carriers of these mutations, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy significantly reduces morbidity and mortality. Population screening for these mutations among(More)
BACKGROUND Triglycerides (TG) are carried in the circulation by diverse lipoprotein particles, which vary in their lipid and protein content, metabolism, and atherogenicity. Several indices related to apolipoproteins (apo) CII and CIII blood concentration have been proposed to reflect TG metabolism more accurately than the blood level of TG. In the present(More)
OBJECTIVES Many features of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) resemble those of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goal of this study was to investigate the comorbidity of FMS and PTSD in a cohort of men following an intensive, initial, defined traumatic event. METHODS One hundred twenty-four males (55 patients with PTSD, 20 patients with major(More)
A pooled data analysis of two double-blind studies encompassing 1137 episodes of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalised adults, of which 560 were treated with sparfloxacin and 577 were randomised to comparator antibacterial agents (amoxycillin/clavulanic acid, erythromycin or amoxycillin administered at reference dosages), was performed. The global(More)
OBJECTIVE Body mass index (BMI) is more commonly used than waist circumference as a measure of adiposity in clinical and research settings. The purpose of this study was to compare the associations of BMI and waist circumference with cardiorespiratory fitness. METHODS In a cross-sectional study of 403 healthy men and women aged 50 ± 8.8 years, BMI and(More)
Located along the migratory route of birds traveling between Africa and Europe, Israel is endemic for West Nile fever (WNF). Since the first recognized outbreak in 1951 [1, 2], further WNF outbreaks have been reported in Israel in 1952, 1953, 1957 and 1980, and from July to September 2000 a large outbreak of WNF swept through central and northern Israel,(More)
In a multicentre, double-blind, randomized study involving four general hospitals in Israel, the efficacy and safety of ceftriaxone 1 g/day i.v. was compared to that of 2 g/day i.v. in the treatment of moderate to severe community-acquired infections requiring hospitalization. Two hundred and twenty-two patients were enrolled; 112 received intravenous(More)