Michael Huerta

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Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Validity of childhood adiposity classification in predicting adolescent overweight and obesity
    Michael Huerta
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev Barzilai Medical Center Campus, Research Institute, Ashkelon, Israel
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:250-5. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of US and international BMI-for-age reference curves in defining adiposity among Israeli school children
    Michael Huerta
    District Health Office, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Barzilai Medical Center Campus, Ashkelon, Israel
    Eur J Pediatr 166:573-8. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Diameter-by-age reference curves for the uterine cervix by computerized tomography
    Ofer Gemer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 33:405-7. 2009
  4. pmc Parental smoking and education as determinants of overweight in Israeli children
    Michael Huerta
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Barzilai Medical Center Campus, District Health Office, Ashkelon 78306, Israel
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A48. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint A radiological study on the anatomical proximity of the ureters and the cervix
    Ofer Gemer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Barzilai Medical Center Campus, Ashkelon, Israel
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:991-5. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Perioperative predictors of successful hysteroscopic endometrial ablation
    Ofer Gemer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 63:205-8. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and smoking habits in young Israeli women: a cross-sectional study
    Eyal Zimlichman
    Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:546-9. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of the influence of weight on blood pressure in men versus women: lessons from a large-scale study of young adults
    Yehonatan Sharabi
    Clinical Neurocardiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1620, Building 10, Room 6N252, Bethesda, MD 20892 1620, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:404-8. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of prehypertension and associated cardiovascular risk profiles among young Israeli adults
    Itamar Grotto
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Hypertension 48:254-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Ten-year trends in obesity among Israeli schoolchildren: 1990-2000
    Michael Huerta
    Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon District Health Office, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 95:444-9. 2006

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Publications29

  1. doi request reprint Validity of childhood adiposity classification in predicting adolescent overweight and obesity
    Michael Huerta
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev Barzilai Medical Center Campus, Research Institute, Ashkelon, Israel
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:250-5. 2010
    ..This study aimed to assess the validity of current childhood adiposity classifications in predicting adolescent overweight and obesity among Israeli youth...
  2. ncbi request reprint Appropriateness of US and international BMI-for-age reference curves in defining adiposity among Israeli school children
    Michael Huerta
    District Health Office, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Barzilai Medical Center Campus, Ashkelon, Israel
    Eur J Pediatr 166:573-8. 2007
    ..The results of this large population-based study highlight the need for population-specific BMI-for-age reference values, in order to accurately describe the prevalence of paediatric overweight and obesity...
  3. doi request reprint Diameter-by-age reference curves for the uterine cervix by computerized tomography
    Ofer Gemer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 33:405-7. 2009
    ..To create diameter-by-age reference curves for the uterine cervix using computerized tomographic studies...
  4. pmc Parental smoking and education as determinants of overweight in Israeli children
    Michael Huerta
    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Barzilai Medical Center Campus, District Health Office, Ashkelon 78306, Israel
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A48. 2006
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  5. ncbi request reprint A radiological study on the anatomical proximity of the ureters and the cervix
    Ofer Gemer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev Barzilai Medical Center Campus, Ashkelon, Israel
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:991-5. 2007
    ..In these circumstances intra-operative measures to protect the ureter and ascertain its integrity may be invaluable...
  6. ncbi request reprint Perioperative predictors of successful hysteroscopic endometrial ablation
    Ofer Gemer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon, Israel
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 63:205-8. 2007
    ..To determine which perioperative factors influence the success of hysteroscopic endometrial ablation in patients with menorrhagia...
  7. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and smoking habits in young Israeli women: a cross-sectional study
    Eyal Zimlichman
    Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:546-9. 2004
    ..Studies are consistent with the existence of a synergism between cigarette smoking and OC use in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction in young women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of the influence of weight on blood pressure in men versus women: lessons from a large-scale study of young adults
    Yehonatan Sharabi
    Clinical Neurocardiology Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH, 10 Center Drive, MSC 1620, Building 10, Room 6N252, Bethesda, MD 20892 1620, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:404-8. 2004
    ..Weight and blood pressure (BP) are closely related. The aim of this study was to quantify this relationship and compare it to other factors in a population of relatively young adults, with particular focus on the possible role of gender...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of prehypertension and associated cardiovascular risk profiles among young Israeli adults
    Itamar Grotto
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Hypertension 48:254-9. 2006
    ..Our findings support the recommendation of lifestyle modification for prehypertensive patients. Further prospective studies are required to determine the role of pharmacotherapy in prehypertension...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ten-year trends in obesity among Israeli schoolchildren: 1990-2000
    Michael Huerta
    Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon District Health Office, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 95:444-9. 2006
    ..To analyze trends in childhood body mass index (BMI) in Israel between 1990 and 2000, and to determine the proportion of obese children using US and population-specific reference values...
  11. ncbi request reprint Relative impact of socioeconomic status on blood pressure lessons from a large-scale survey of young adults
    Itamar Grotto
    Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Hypertens 20:1140-5. 2007
    ..We aimed to assess the influence of SES on blood pressure in a large population of young adults...
  12. ncbi request reprint Beveled needle technique is not associated with low "take" rates in Israeli smallpox revaccination campaign
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israeli Defense Forces, Be er Sheva, Israel
    Hum Vaccin 1:224-7. 2005
    ..It was hypothesized that this failure rates might be attributed to the unique vaccination technique adopted in Israel, of using beveled needles rather than bifurcated needles...
  13. ncbi request reprint Declining population immunity to mumps among Israeli military recruits
    Michael Huerta
    Army Health Branch, Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Vaccine 24:6300-3. 2006
    ..Immigration appears to be a contributing factor to the decrease in population seroprevalence over time...
  14. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccine refusal in Israeli young adults
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Force, Tel Hashomer, Israel 02149
    Mil Med 172:1093-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify correlates of noncompliance with influenza immunization among young adults and to determine the reasons leading to immunization refusal...
  15. pmc Validity of self-assessment of skin reaction after smallpox vaccination
    Michael Huerta
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Public Health Rep 121:45-50. 2006
    ..We validated a tool for self-evaluation of the vaccination site for presence of take...
  16. ncbi request reprint Infectious diarrheal outbreaks in the Israeli military, 1988-2002
    Mitchell J Schwaber
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Mil Med 170:634-7. 2005
    ..Improvements in infrastructure and enhanced attention to surveillance, education, and infection control have resulted in a marked decline in the number of outbreaks in recent years...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among strenuously trained adolescents
    Drorit Merkel
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    J Adolesc Health 37:220-3. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of iron deficiency and anemia among male adolescents undergoing such activity...
  18. ncbi request reprint SWOT analysis: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Israeli Smallpox Revaccination Program
    Michael Huerta
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 5:42-6. 2003
    ..Our finding of a lack of a generation of knowledge on smallpox vaccination highlights the need for improved physician education and dissipation of misconceptions that are prevalent in the public today...
  19. ncbi request reprint [Israeli guidelines for investigation and management of SARS cases and their contacts]
    Ran D Balicer
    Israel Defense Force, Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Israel
    Harefuah 142:572-8, 648. 2003
    ..The recent experience with this new outbreak has already provided several valuable lessons on policy making which may help future planning for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cycle ergometry estimation of physical fitness among Israeli soldiers
    Michael Huerta
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Mil Med 169:217-20. 2004
    ..84 +/- 7.60 mL/kg/min for women (range, 16-65 mL/kg/min). Smoking was found to be associated with lower VO2 max among both men and women, whereas type of military service unit was unexpectedly not associated with physical fitness level...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Vaccination policy in the IDF--past, present and future]
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces
    Harefuah 143:609-13, 620. 2004
    ..The authors present an historical review and current update of the IDF vaccination policy...
  22. ncbi request reprint Declining seroprevalence of rubella antibodies among young Israeli adults: a 12-year comparison
    Michael Huerta
    Army Health Branch, Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Prev Med 39:1223-6. 2004
    ..In March 2000, the Israel Defense Force (IDF) experienced an outbreak of rubella. No population-based rubella seroepidemiologic data were available for the 13-year period preceding the epidemic...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Smallpox vaccination techniques: considerations and unresolved issues]
    Ran D Balicer
    Army Health Branch, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces
    Harefuah 144:51-6, 69. 2005
    ..Together, these factors will most likely influence the adoption of a preferred vaccination technique during a smallpox emergency...
  24. pmc Influenza outbreak control in confined settings
    Ran D Balicer
    Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:579-83. 2005
    ..We review the control measures available for controlling influenza outbreaks in confined settings and discuss the role of rapid mass vaccination within this context...
  25. pmc Secular trends in age at menarche, smoking, and oral contraceptive use among Israeli girls
    Gabriel Chodick
    Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, PO Box 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A12. 2005
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  26. ncbi request reprint Reliability of self-reported smoking history and age at initial tobacco use
    Michael Huerta
    Israel Defence Force Medical Corps, Army Health Branch, Military Post 02149, Israel
    Prev Med 41:646-50. 2005
    ..Many studies use questionnaires to determine smoking status and age of smoking onset. This study aimed to determine the reliability of self-reported smoking history and age of smoking initiation...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Education level and origin as predictors of hospitalization among Jewish adults in Israel: a population-based study]
    Dafna Huerta
    Health Unit, Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem
    Harefuah 144:407-12, 454. 2005
    ....
  28. pmc Cost-benefit of stockpiling drugs for influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1280-2. 2005
    ..Current stockpiling of oseltamivir appears to be cost-saving to the economy under several treatment strategies, including therapeutic treatment of patients and postexposure prophylactic treatment of patients' close contacts...
  29. ncbi request reprint Adult infection with hepatitis A despite declining endemicity; in favor of adult vaccination
    David Gillis
    Department of Pediatrics, Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, Israel
    Vaccine 20:2243-8. 2002
    ..The overall seroconversion rate is estimated as 1.15% per year and the clinical to subclinical ratio as 1:14. Thus, hepatitis A infection continues to occur in the young adult age group and vaccination of this group should be considered...