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Are children truly asymptomatic for COVID-19?

2020-04-26T23:24:02+00:00

Children may require unique surveillance during the pandemic. While Covid-19 is known to threaten the older age, the question whether children are silent carriers remains unanswered. Only 2.4% of reported cases in China and 1.2% in Italy. It seems that children are infected by adults but it is unclear yet if children infect adults. The [...]

Are children truly asymptomatic for COVID-19? 2020-04-26T23:24:02+00:00

Move to TeleNeurology

2020-03-18T12:16:17+00:00

Dear Neurologists Due to the Coronavirus, we need to move to practice teleNeurology. Just try and you will soon realize that you can examine a child on video by observation without difficulty looking at: CN- Eye & tongue movement, shoulder shrugging. Gross motor: running, pushups (barrel wheel for younger children) Fine motor: finger sequencing Cerebellar: Tandem finger to nose, Rumberg.  [...]

Move to TeleNeurology 2020-03-18T12:16:17+00:00

Sydenham’s chorea: Long Term Immunosuppression for Disabling Psychiatric Symptoms

2018-12-09T23:23:45+00:00

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 [...]

Sydenham’s chorea: Long Term Immunosuppression for Disabling Psychiatric Symptoms 2018-12-09T23:23:45+00:00

How to provide today’s physicians with tools for tomorrow’s telemedicine?

2018-12-06T23:18:03+00:00

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 [...]

How to provide today’s physicians with tools for tomorrow’s telemedicine? 2018-12-06T23:18:03+00:00

communication…. communicate online communication in clinic

2018-10-28T19:56:27+00:00

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 [...]

communication…. communicate online communication in clinic 2018-10-28T19:56:27+00:00

Access to medical information – let’s close the gap.

2018-09-27T15:28:32+00:00

..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 [...]

Access to medical information – let’s close the gap. 2018-09-27T15:28:32+00:00

What is the difference between learning disabilities and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder?

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 [...]

What is the difference between learning disabilities and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder? 2018-09-18T14:24:03+00:00

Positive psychology in ADHD

2018-09-08T22:27:32+00:00

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 [...]

Positive psychology in ADHD 2018-09-08T22:27:32+00:00

Effective treatment in online tele neurology clinics

2018-08-22T19:26:27+00:00

  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, [...]

Effective treatment in online tele neurology clinics 2018-08-22T19:26:27+00:00

Compliance vs accessible care- time to change concepts

2018-08-17T10:11:30+00:00

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 [...]

Compliance vs accessible care- time to change concepts 2018-08-17T10:11:30+00:00