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BACKGROUND The Northern region of the Negev desert is an endemic area of organophosphate and carbamate intoxications in Bedouin children. Most victims are intoxicated by drinking the poisonous material kept by the parents in soft drink bottles. Signs and symptoms of intoxication are commonly known and generally include various effects on the central nervous(More)
Organophosphate and carbamate are mainly used to kill insects, thereby protecting livestock, crops, homes and communities. Yet, these compounds also convey great danger. OP and CRB poisoning is an important clinical problem, often life-threatening, especially in the pediatric population in rural areas where reaching a physician or hospital on time is(More)
Siblings of non-consanguineous Jewish-Ethiopian ancestry presented with congenital axial hypotonia, weakness of the abducens nerve, psychomotor developmental delay with brain ventriculomegaly, variable thinning of corpus callosum and cardiac septal defects. Homozygosity mapping identified a single disease-associated locus of 3.5 Mb on chromosome 3. Studies(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury as a direct complication of organophosphate poisoning has rarely been described and its etiology is unclear. CASE A 17-year-old adolescent girl was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit after a suicidal attempt with chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate insecticide compound. The patient developed acute kidney injury(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial infections are a major threat to pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropenia. Current management consists of empiric broad-spectrum antibiotics and prompt medical evaluation. Local bacterial susceptibility rates were published in 2005, and the local protocol (piperacillin and amikacin) was established as an adequate empiric(More)
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