Summary: Sydenham's chorea is an autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder that may have a prolonged course. In some children, associated psychiatric symptoms unresponsive to neuroleptic therapy may cause a significant disability. Two children with Sydenham's chorea, a 13-year-old boy with hallucinations and a 14-year-old girl with abulia, who did not respond to psychiatric drugs, were treated with long-term immunosuppression [...]
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The practice of telemedicine is expanding. While the clinical practice has been carefully taught for centuries, medical schools have not provided today’s physicians with the necessary tools for telemedicine. Telemedicine is a medical profession. While technical issues are part of the field, these have been addressed by the various platforms available. In contrast, medical training [...]
Recent studies show that out to be that medical treatment given by female doctor is more effective than by male doctors. It could be that this is not related to gender but to communication skills. Patients expect different behavioral patterns from a female and a male doctor. Female doctors or expected more to portray empathy [...]
..A glance at the watch in clinic and I realize:" OMG, we are running late I should stay stop babbling" "Please don't" say the parents " this is the reason we came to you… we heard you're extremely talkative"… An essential part of accessible medical care occurs when discussing diagnosis and treatment. This conversation [...]
What is the difference between learning disabilities and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder?Hilla Benpazi 2018-09-18T14:24:03+00:00
A beginning of a school year is an opportunity to learn about learning disabilities and attention and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). What is similar and what is differnt between these two disorders? What is similar? These are two school age disorders that interfere with academic achievement. What is different? ADHD is about difficulty in concentrating in [...]
Positive psychology in attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Positive psychology is an important tool that is developing over the past years. Traditional Psychology was established to address treatment for pathological disorders such as anxiety and depression. Lately, psychologists noticed that these tools can assist people that do not have severe psychological disorders. Positive thinking [...]
This week we published a paper about "TeleNeurology clinic high compliance and adherence" in the Israeli Medical association journal in Hebrew. This summery is provided for the wider populations. Telemedicine has a great potential of providing healthcare for individuals when access to clinics is limited. While in some subspecialties, such as dermatology and radiology, [...]
A while ago I wrote a paper about high compliance when using online neuropediatric clinic (to be published soon). After the paper was accepted the topic was presented at conference. Once I attended the conference I realized that I used the wrong concepts. Adherence and compliance. Much has been written about non- compliance. One of [...]
How can we provide equal Health Care in a society with the gender inequality? I want to touch a very touchy topic - cultural customs impacting medical care. Some might see this as intruding or offensive. Acknowledging the delicate issue, I will attempt to touch the topic gently. The fact is that cultural patterns do [...]
How can I you provide similar healthcare for people in Africa Asia the United States and Eastern Europe? can this be done? So what is different? Much can be said about differences when providing healthcare in various locations in the world. Of course the knowledge of the local doctor differs due to different academic education [...]