The cornerstone of excellence in medicine remains innovation and research.
Using Medical Cannabis To Treat Autism
Researcher Dr. Adi Aran from Shaare Zedek Medical Center has been granted approval for the first ever clinical study into autism and cannabis. The study will involve 120 autistic individuals, male and female, aged 4 to 30, who are defined as low to medium functioning.
Evidence that cannabinoids can help improve the quality of life of autistic people has, until now, been anecdotal.
A Two Year old Boy is Breathing Easier thanks to Dr. Farkas
A two year old boy from Ashdod, born with vascular malformations on his face and neck was having difficulty breathing and talking. The boy's situation was deteriorating and his parents brought him to the multi-disciplinary Vascular Malformations Clinic in the Dr. Monique C. Katz Interventional Radiology Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Dr. Adam Farkas, the head of the clinic, determined that the patient should undergo sclerotherapy, a procedure where medicine is injected into the blood vessels to shrink the malformation. The multi-disciplinary team of medical experts treating the small patient, was led by Dr. Farkas and included pediatric pulmonologists, anesthesiologists and ear nose and throat experts. After three months of treatment, the patient is able to breath on his own and sleep is vastly improved.
Dr. Adam Farkas, a radiologist who underwent specialized training in treating vascular defects at the Children's Hospital in Boston, is one of the leading experts in the field in Israel. He explains, "Vascular malformations are quite rare and are often misdiagnosed. Over the past couple of years, there are new methods for treating such malformations. This treatment needs to be done in stages and this approach does not get rid of the malformation completely, however, it improves the patient's clinical situation and improves and patients quality of life."
In these final days of 2016, we invite you to give the breath of life.
Make a donation to support our neonatal intensive care unit. DONATEhere.