Yoram Ben-Yehuda

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Twenty-seven medication-free, depressed patients (Research Diagnostic Criteria, endogenous subtype) were administered a comprehensive battery testing memory and other cognitive functions before and after a series of bilateral, brief-pulse electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) administered according to a dosage-titration procedure (8.9 +/- 1.981 treatments). A(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is dominated by a Th1 response whereas atopic diseases such as asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis are characterized by a Th2 response. Because it is known that Th1 and Th2 cells reciprocally counteract each other, it can be speculated that the prevalence of Th2-mediated diseases is lower in patients with a(More)
BACKGROUND Social phobia (SP) is a highly prevalent disorder in Western countries, but is rather rare in Eastern societies. Prevalence rates range from 0.5% in Eastern samples up to 16% in Western studies. Its prevalence in Israel, an Asian state characterized by Western culture, has not yet been studied. The present study aimed to assess the prevalence of(More)
INTRODUCTION The classical doctrine of mass toxicological events provides general guidelines for the management of a wide range of "chemical" events. The guidelines include provisions for the: (1) protection of medical staff with personal protective equipment; (2) simple triage of casualties; (3) airway protection and early intubation; (4) undressing and(More)
BACKGROUND Oral cavity and oropharyngeal injuries are common among pediatric patients seen in emergency rooms for head and neck trauma. The appropriate treatment of such injuries is often controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Audit of 6 months' admissions to the pediatric emergency room in a secondary care referral center. Sixty-four patients were treated(More)
AIM To determine whether implementation of criteria for performing a toxicology screen and increasing staff awareness improve detection of substance abuse among adolescents presenting to the emergency department. METHODS Patients 12 to 18 years of age presenting to one of three emergency departments in Israel were included in a prospective cohort study.(More)
Medical child abuse or its better known name, Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, is a form of child maltreatment combining physical and emotional abuse as well as child neglect. As in other forms of child abuse and neglect that pediatricians encounter, the diagnosis is medical and is based on the existence of actual or potential harm to the child. A high index(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors assessed the attitudes of military physicians and mental health officers regarding the phenomenon of malingering. METHOD Questionnaires on attitudes regarding malingering and possible cues indicative of deception were sent to 115 general practitioners (GPs) and mental health officers (MHOs) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). (More)
BACKGROUND Needle penetration and local anesthetic infiltration are painful steps of digital ring block. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of EMLA cream application prior to digital ring block for surgery for ingrown big toenail. METHODS We conducted a prospective, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial with(More)