Yaffa Kurzweil

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We performed a metaanalysis of publications comparing the efficacy and safety of cervical ripening and labor induction by Foley catheter balloon (FCB) vs locally applied prostaglandins (LAPG) in the third trimester of pregnancy. Twenty-seven randomized controlled trials (1966-2008; 3532 participants) were selected from MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CENTRAL searches.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the profile of mid gestation triple test serum markers between a cohort of women with history of pregnancy complications with hereditary versus acquired thrombophilia. All were treated with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) prior to 12 weeks' gestation. METHODS A retrospective analysis of second trimester maternal serum screening(More)
The objective of this paper is to determine the characteristics of each phase of lochia and how these may be influenced by a number of obstetric variables. Thirty-nine healthy women who had spontaneous vaginal delivery following uncomplicated pregnancy volunteered to complete a diary sheet immediately postpartum. The women were instructed to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVE To find patterns characteristic of maternal heart rates recorded by an electronic fetal monitor and compare them with concomitant fetal heart rate (FHR) patterns. METHODS Maternal heart rates and FHRs during active labor and delivery were simultaneously recorded in 26 parturients with singleton pregnancies in vertex presentation. The FHRs were(More)
BACKGROUND Immigration from Ethiopia to Israel started about 30 years ago. We aimed to compare birth outcomes between Israeli women of Ethiopian origin and Israeli-born, non-Ethiopian women. We hypothesized a higher frequency of adverse birth outcomes among Ethiopian women and a trend of improvement among those who were raised in Israel since early(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous potassium chloride (IV KCl) solutions are widely used in hospitals for treatment of hypokalemia. As ampoules of concentrated KCL must be diluted before use, critical incidents have been associated with its preparation and administration. Currently, we have introduced ready-to-use diluted KCl infusion solutions to minimize the use of(More)
BACKGROUND The triple test serum markers for Down's syndrome screening may be altered because of various conditions other than chromosomal trisomies. OBJECTIVES To assess the profile of mid-trimester triple test serum markers in a cohort of women treated with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) for thrombophilia since the first trimester. METHODS Women(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the learning styles and methods used by nurses to promote their professional knowledge and skills. 928 nurses from 11 hospitals across Israel completed 2 questionnaires, (1) Kolb's Learning Style Inventory, Version 3.1. and (2) the On-The-Job Learning Styles Questionnaire for the Nursing Profession. The most common(More)
We evaluated implications of testing for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in pregnancies complicated by third trimester isolated polyhydramnios with previous negative diabetes screening test. In this retrospective cohort study of 104 pregnant women with polyhydramnios between 2005 and 2013, all had normal first trimester fasting glucose and normal(More)
It is shown that the contributions of all partially resolved transition arrays (PRTAs) to the spectrum of a supertransition array (STA) may be summed by an efficient analytical method. The method is similar to the configurationally resolved super transition array method [G. Hazak and Y. Kurzweil, High Energy Density Phys. 8, 290(More)