Shmuel Davidson

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To investigate the possible effect of fetal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on somatic growth and on hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I axes, we compared the anthropometric parameters and hormonal profile of 21 SSRI-exposed infants and 20 matched controls. The SSRI group(More)
Neonates with midline lumbar, thoracic, or occipital cutaneous lesions should be suspected of having spinal dysraphism and should undergo an imaging study. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether sacral nevus flammeus simplex (SNFS) in neonates is associated with spinal dysraphism. During a period of 6 months, we prospectively examined all(More)
BACKGROUND A paradoxical secular trend of an increase in preterm births and a decrease in low birth weights has been reported in many developed countries over the last 25 years. OBJECTIVE To determine if this trend is true for Israeli neonates, and to add new information on secular trends in crown-heel length and head circumference. METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of early postnatal dexamethasone (days 1-3) on the incidence and severity of chronic lung disease in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome. METHODS A multicentre, randomised, placebo controlled, blinded study was carried out in 18 neonatal intensive care units in Israel. The primary outcome measure was survival(More)
BACKGROUND Many centers in Israel still use pre-1970 reference data for neonatal weight, length and head circumference. A recently published population-based reference overestimated the weight of premature infants. OBJECTIVE To develop a national reference for birth weight, birth length and head circumference by gestational age for singleton infants in(More)
The effect of a lipid emulsion containing long-chain triglycerides (LCT) and supplemented with L-carnitine on plasma lipids and bilirubin in premature neonates on total parenteral nutrition was compared to that of lipid emulsions containing either LCT or a mixture of LCT and medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). In a double-blind randomized study 49 premature(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to determine whether supine positioning of infants born preterm in a hammock instead of the prone position affects their neuromuscular maturity, growth, and autonomic stability. METHODS Twenty healthy infants who were born premature with very low birth weight (VLBW) (<1500 g) were randomized into two groups. Subjects were(More)
Temporal-lobe epilepsy commonly has its origins in childhood, particularly when the lesion involved is mesial temporal (Ammon's horn) Sclerosis. Evidence suggests that this lesion is probably a common cause of chronic epilepsy in adults and that often it is probably the result of a severe febrile convulsion in infancy. 40 children, fifteen years of age and(More)
Elevated blood lactate levels that declined to normal after erythrocyte transfusion were observed in 17 of 37 otherwise healthy infants with anemia of prematurity (26.1 +/- 2.1 mg/dl vs 12.3 +/- 0.9 mg/dl; p < 0.001). Posttransfusion heart rate in this group decreased from 155 +/- 1 beats/min to 150 +/- 2 beats/min (p = 0.01). Blood lactate concentration(More)