Uri Farkash

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PURPOSE an analysis of the mortality epidemiology in low-intensity warfare. BASIC PROCEDURES we retrospectively reviewed all cases of Israeli soldiers killed in small-scale warfare during 1996-1998, using field data, hospital charts and autopsy reports. Data on injury pattern, offending munitions and time of death were analyzed. MAIN FINDINGS in the(More)
BACKGROUND Postmortem examination serves as a tool for confirmation of clinical diagnosis, "quality" assurance, and education. In Israel, mostly because of religious reasons, most families withhold their permission to perform autopsies. To obtain objective information regarding the death of soldiers, the Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps started in(More)
BACKGROUND Administration of large amounts of fluids to trauma patients, in the absence of surgical control, may increase bleeding, cause hypothermia and coagulopathy which may worsen the bleeding and increase morbidity and mortality. The purpose of our study is to examine the impact of prehospital fluid administration to military combat casualties on core(More)
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most commonly acquired gastrointestinal emergency in neonates. We retrospectively surveyed all cases of confirmed NEC treated at the Beilinson Medical Center (BMC) (now Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus) during a 12 year period to determine whether the establishment of a department of pediatric surgery has(More)
OBJECTIVE Rhabdomyolysis (breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue) may be caused by mechanical, physical, chemical, or biological factors. We present the unique case of a bodybuilder who developed localized rhabdomyolysis of the deltoid muscle after injection of steroids into the shoulder region. BACKGROUND A 39-year-old amateur bodybuilder presented to the(More)
The Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps prepares Israeli physicians for their field duty as providers of prehospital trauma care under combat conditions. Many physicians have no previous experience with emergency medicine. Military trauma education has been improving continuously to meet this challenge. In 1990, the Advanced Trauma Life Support program was(More)
Ecthyma gangrenosum is a cutaneous gangrenous disorder which usually follows Pseudomona aeruginosa infection and is found mainly in immunosuppressed children. We describe a case of a five-year-old female with leukemia with a severe perineal ecthyma gangrenosum resulting in a cloaca-like deformity. One year later a perineoplasty with puborectalis(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to measure transverse forces between the 1st and 2nd metatarsals after reducing the intermetatarsal angle (IMA) in normal and hallux valgus (HV) feet, during non weight-bearing and weight-bearing phases of gait. METHODS Four cadaver feet, three normal and one with hallux valgus, were used. A new suture button device(More)
BACKGROUND The standard treatment to enhance fracture healing of scaphoid nonunions is surgery. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) is gaining in popularity as an alternative treatment to improve fracture healing; however, little is known about success rates of this treatment in scaphoid-delayed unions. The purpose of our study is to define the success(More)
BACKGROUND Cachibol (known as kadureshet in Hebrew) is a team ball game whose characteristics are similar to those of volleyball. The game is becoming increasingly popular, particularly among adult women and is the fastest growing female sport in Israel. Despite its growing popularity, data on the epidemiology of injuries incurred from this sport are(More)