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PURPOSE In this article, we study the use of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recommendations regarding coagulation screening tests before tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy by ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians in Israel and offer insights into the reasons for accepting/declining this recommendation. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Meningiomas are regarded as benign dural tumors that can be totally removed; however, after a resection that appears to the naked eye to be total, their recurrence rate is high. Malignancy in a few cases and an erroneous belief in many others that the excision was total are among the most accepted explanations. Few studies have mentioned multicentricity as(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the clinical similarities and common features of fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) and premenstrual dysphoric syndrome (PMDD). Thirty young patients who met the diagnostic criteria for PMDD were included in the study and compared to 26 women belonging to the medical staff of a general psychiatry department. All enrollees were(More)
A series of 56 patients with brain abscesses who were treated over a period of 23 years is reviewed. Patients with posttraumatic infections were not included. The operative mortality was 11%. Aspiration of purulent material, radical excision of the abscess, drainage of pus, or a combination of these procedures was used according to the patient's condition(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common idiopathic chronic, widespread pain syndrome with tenderness in anatomically defined tender points. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to describe and characterize the economic and daily work burden of FM compared with diabetes mellitus and hypertension. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) To examine medical students' knowledge about costs of laboratory tests, imaging procedures, and treatments. 2) To examine medical students' attitudes regarding receiving information about costs, and its effect on their future clinical behavior. DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study using an anonymous three-part questionnaire that was(More)