Giora Pillar

Summary

Affiliation: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An automatic ambulatory device for detection of AASM defined arousals from sleep: the WP100
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Laboratory, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Sleep Med 4:207-12. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint [Challenges in the progress of sleep research and sleep medicine]
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Lab, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 148:285-6, 352. 2009
  3. pmc Abdominal fat and sleep apnea: the chicken or the egg?
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Lab, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Diabetes Care 31:S303-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The 20-min trial of the maintenance of wakefulness test is profoundly affected by motivation
    Roni Shreter
    The Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    Sleep Breath 10:173-9. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Sleep disturbances are associated with reduced school achievements in first-grade pupils
    Sarit Ravid
    Pediatric Neurology Unit, Pediatric Department, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Dev Neuropsychol 34:574-87. 2009
  6. pmc Forty- versus 20-minute trials of the maintenance of wakefulness test regimen for licensing of drivers
    Limor Arzi
    The Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Sleep Med 5:57-62. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of 1-year treatment with a herbst mandibular advancement splint on obstructive sleep apnea, oxidative stress, and endothelial function
    Sarah Itzhaki
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Chest 131:740-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Double-blind placebo and active (caffeine) controlled study to examine the effects of the herbal nutritional supplement beverage "Wake up" on vigilance and function after lunch
    Ola Kassis
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 15:419-23. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Interactions between hypoglycemia and sleep architecture in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Giora Pillar
    Pediatrics Department A, Rambam Medical Center, and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Pediatr 142:163-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint [Sleep spindles in post traumatic stress disorder: significant importance of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors]
    Yaniv Dotan
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Hospital, Medicine Faculty, Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 147:763-7, 839-40. 2008

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Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint An automatic ambulatory device for detection of AASM defined arousals from sleep: the WP100
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Laboratory, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Sleep Med 4:207-12. 2003
    ..In the current study we sought to extend these findings to the Watch_PAT100 (WP100), an ambulatory device measuring PAT, oximetry and actigraphy...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Challenges in the progress of sleep research and sleep medicine]
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Lab, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 148:285-6, 352. 2009
    ..SeveraL additional articLes in the issue shed further light on recent discoveries in the field of steep medicine...
  3. pmc Abdominal fat and sleep apnea: the chicken or the egg?
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Lab, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Diabetes Care 31:S303-9. 2008
    ..Thus, it appears that obesity and OSA form a vicious cycle where each results in worsening of the other...
  4. ncbi request reprint The 20-min trial of the maintenance of wakefulness test is profoundly affected by motivation
    Roni Shreter
    The Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, 31096, Israel
    Sleep Breath 10:173-9. 2006
    ..In addition, we believe that these results suggest that for renewal of driving license purposes, the MWT20 is insufficient. We speculate that MWT40, with tighter cutoff threshold, would be a more effective tool...
  5. doi request reprint Sleep disturbances are associated with reduced school achievements in first-grade pupils
    Sarit Ravid
    Pediatric Neurology Unit, Pediatric Department, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Dev Neuropsychol 34:574-87. 2009
    ..64 (p < .01). Children who failed first grade had significantly inferior sleep patterns. Sleep disturbances were associated with cognitive and emotional immaturity...
  6. pmc Forty- versus 20-minute trials of the maintenance of wakefulness test regimen for licensing of drivers
    Limor Arzi
    The Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Sleep Med 5:57-62. 2009
    ..In this study, we sought to examine whether the 40-minute protocol (MWT40) is a better tool in assessing such individuals...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of 1-year treatment with a herbst mandibular advancement splint on obstructive sleep apnea, oxidative stress, and endothelial function
    Sarah Itzhaki
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Chest 131:740-9. 2007
    ..In the current study, we assessed the effect of long-term modified Herbst mandibular advancement splint (MAS) treatment on OSA, oxidative stress markers, and on endothelial function (EF)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Double-blind placebo and active (caffeine) controlled study to examine the effects of the herbal nutritional supplement beverage "Wake up" on vigilance and function after lunch
    Ola Kassis
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 15:419-23. 2013
    ..Post-lunch dip is a well-known phenomenon that results in a substantial deterioration in function and productivity after lunch...
  9. ncbi request reprint Interactions between hypoglycemia and sleep architecture in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Giora Pillar
    Pediatrics Department A, Rambam Medical Center, and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Pediatr 142:163-8. 2003
    ..To assess the interactions between nocturnal hypoglycemia and sleep in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM)...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Sleep spindles in post traumatic stress disorder: significant importance of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors]
    Yaniv Dotan
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Hospital, Medicine Faculty, Technion Institute, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 147:763-7, 839-40. 2008
    ..The relationships between PTSD or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) to SS density are not described in the literature...
  11. ncbi request reprint Endothelial dysfunction in obstructive sleep apnea measured by peripheral arterial tone response in the finger to reactive hyperemia
    Sarah Itzhaki
    Lloyd Rigler Sleep Apnea Research Laboratory, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Sleep 28:594-600. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate endothelial functioning in sleep apnea patients using a novel plethysmographic device that monitors peripheral arterial tone response in the finger to reactive hyperemia induced by forearm ischemia...
  12. ncbi request reprint [The relationship between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sleep-alertness problems]
    Natali Golan
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center Meyer Children s Hospital and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 143:676-80, 693. 2004
    ..Sleep problems, primarily treatable such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or Periodic Limb Movements Disorder in Sleep (PLMD), should be investigated in the assessment of these children...
  13. ncbi request reprint Control of childhood congenital adrenal hyperplasia and sleep activity and quality with morning or evening glucocorticoid therapy
    Alina German
    Pediatric Endocrinology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa 31096, Israel
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:4707-10. 2008
    ..Yet, increased night cortisol has been claimed to be associated with sleep disturbances and insomnia...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Movement disorders in sleep]
    Tamar Etzioni
    Sleep Lab, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 146:544-8, 573. 2007
    ..This review briefly describes these movement disorders in sleep, and highlights their diagnosis and treatment. It emphasizes the recent development and novel knowledge in this field in recent years...
  15. doi request reprint Kindergarten children's failure to qualify for first grade could result from sleep disturbances
    Sarit Ravid
    Pediatric Department, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Child Neurol 24:816-22. 2009
    ..In conclusion, children who fail to qualify for first grade have significantly inferior sleep patterns. Sleep disturbances were associated with cognitive and emotional immaturity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and risk of sleep disturbances in adolescents after minor head injury
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center and Technion IIT, Haifa, Israel
    Pediatr Neurol 29:131-5. 2003
    ..Risk factors include heavier body mass and poorer parental education...
  17. ncbi request reprint Uncontrolled type 1 diabetes mellitus and endothelial dysfunction in adolescents
    Yael Shachor-Meyouhas
    Department of Pediatrics A, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 9:637-40. 2007
    ..Although complications from type 1 diabetes are infrequent during childhood, endothelial dysfunction, which is an early marker of vascular complications, may occur...
  18. pmc Influence of gender and age on upper-airway length during development
    Ohad Ronen
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Pediatrics 120:e1028-34. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Sleep disorders and daytime sleepiness in children with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder
    Natali Golan
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Sleep 27:261-6. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that children with ADHD are in fact sleepy during the day, and we sought to test it objectively...
  20. ncbi request reprint Autonomic arousal index: an automated detection based on peripheral arterial tonometry
    Giora Pillar
    Sleep Laboratory, Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
    Sleep 25:543-9. 2002
    ..88. We conclude that automated analysis of the peripheral arterial tonometry signal can detect EEG arousals from sleep, in a relatively quick and reproducible fashion...
  21. ncbi request reprint Controlled sleep restriction for rhythmic movement disorder
    Tamar Etzioni
    Sleep Lab, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Pediatr 147:393-5. 2005
    ..This therapeutic success suggests that rhythmic movement disorder results from a voluntary self-soothing behavior...
  22. ncbi request reprint Placebo for a single night improves sleep in patients with objective insomnia
    Eldor Rogev
    Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 15:434-8. 2013
    ..Treatment options are improved sleep hygiene, relaxation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and medications. Studies examining the effect of hypnotics on insomnia reported that placebo had a substantial beneficial effect...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evening-morning differences in blood pressure in sleep apnea syndrome: effect of gender
    Karen Lavie-Nevo
    Sleep Medicine Center, Rambam Hospital, Ruth and Bruce Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Am J Hypertens 19:1064-9. 2006
    ..In the current study we sought to determine whether the evening-morning differences in blood pressure (BP) would correlate with the severity of OSA and whether there are gender-related differences...
  24. doi request reprint Apparent life-threatening events: neurological correlates and the mandatory work-up
    Jacob Genizi
    Child Neurology Unit and Epilepsy Service, Meyer Childrens Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, Rappaport School of Medicine, Haifa 31096, Israel
    J Child Neurol 23:1305-7. 2008
    ..As such, recommendations are that history taking and repeat physical examination still remain the major diagnostic tools before resorting to extensive laboratory studies...
  25. ncbi request reprint Severe hypersomnolence after pituitary/hypothalamic surgery in adolescents: clinical characteristics and potential mechanisms
    Ayelet Snow
    Department of Pediatrics A and Sleep Laboratory, Rambam Medical Center and Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Pediatrics 110:e74. 2002
    ..We further hypothesized that decrements in orexin levels may contribute to the sleepiness...
  26. doi request reprint Dissociation of electromyogram and mechanical response in sleep apnoea during propofol anaesthesia
    Yaniv Dotan
    Dept of Internal Medicine, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion, Israel
    Eur Respir J 41:74-84. 2013
    ..During propofol anaesthesia, pharyngeal occlusion persists despite large increases in genioglossus EMG, in the presence of a preserved mechanical response to electrical stimulation...
  27. doi request reprint Breastfeeding may improve nocturnal sleep and reduce infantile colic: potential role of breast milk melatonin
    Anat Cohen Engler
    Sleep Lab, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Eur J Pediatr 171:729-32. 2012
    ..04), lower severity of irritability attacks (p = 0.03), and a trend for longer nocturnal sleep duration (p = 0.06). Melatonin in human milk showed a clear circadian curve and was unmeasurable in all artificial milks...
  28. pmc Unsuccessful suicide attempt of a 15 year old adolescent with ingestion of 5000 mg modafinil
    Gal Neuman
    Pediatrics Department A, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center, and Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Sleep Med 5:372-3. 2009
    ..Observation for 72 hours revealed 24 hours of inability to sleep, tachycardia, and dyskinesia. There was no deterioration of kidney or liver functions, and no change in complete blood count or blood pressure...
  29. pmc The occurrence of cheyne-stokes respiration in congestive heart failure: the effect of age
    Avivit Peer
    Sleep Laboratory, Meyer Children s Hospital, Rambam Medical Center and Technion Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel
    Front Psychiatry 1:133. 2010
    ..Thus, we speculate that regardless of the exact mechanism which drives CSR, age is an over-riding factor...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, nocturia, and daytime overactive bladder syndrome in women
    Lior Lowenstein
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:598.e1-5. 2008
    ....
  31. pmc Aging influences on pharyngeal anatomy and physiology: the predisposition to pharyngeal collapse
    Atul Malhotra
    Sleep Medicine and Pulmonary Critical Care Divisions, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Am J Med 119:72.e9-14. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a portable device based on peripheral arterial tone for unattended home sleep studies
    Amir Bar
    Itamar Medical Ltd, Caesarea, Israel
    Chest 123:695-703. 2003
    ..The Watch PAT100 (WP100) [Itamar Medical; Caesarea, Israel] is a portable device based on the peripheral arterial tone (PAT) signal, and is designed for unattended home sleep studies...
  33. ncbi request reprint Follow-up assessment of CPAP efficacy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea using an ambulatory device based on peripheral arterial tonometry
    Stephen D Pittman
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 5817, USA
    Sleep Breath 10:123-31. 2006
    ..The Watch_PAT device accurately identified participants with moderate-severe SDB while using CPAP in the attended setting of a sleep laboratory...
  34. ncbi request reprint Management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea: which way to go?
    Giora Pillar
    Isr Med Assoc J 6:699-700. 2004
  35. ncbi request reprint Differentiating between light and deep sleep stages using an ambulatory device based on peripheral arterial tonometry
    Ma ayan Bresler
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Physiol Meas 29:571-84. 2008
    ..The automatic sleep stages detection algorithm could be very useful for unattended ambulatory sleep monitoring assessing sleep stages when EEG recordings are not available...
  36. ncbi request reprint A novel adaptive wrist actigraphy algorithm for sleep-wake assessment in sleep apnea patients
    Jan Hedner
    Sleep Laboratory, Pulmonary Medicine, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Sleep 27:1560-6. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Continuous positive airway pressure reduces nocturia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea
    David Margel
    Institute of Urology, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva, Israel
    Urology 67:974-7. 2006
    ..To examine whether treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) reduces nocturia in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...
  38. ncbi request reprint REM-sleep changes in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: methodologic and neurobiologic considerations
    Roumen Kirov
    Sleep 27:1215. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint The male predisposition to pharyngeal collapse: importance of airway length
    Atul Malhotra
    Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 166:1388-95. 2002
    ..This study suggests that the male predisposition to pharyngeal collapse is anatomically based, primarily as the result of an increased length of vulnerable airway as well as increased soft palate size...
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of endothelial function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Lior Lowenstein
    Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rambam Health Care Campus and Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 31096, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 134:208-12. 2007
    ..We sought to evaluate the vascular reactivity specifically the endothelial function (EF) in women with PCOS and to study the effect of metformin on their EF...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pharyngeal pressure and flow effects on genioglossus activation in normal subjects
    Atul Malhotra
    Sleep Medicine Division and Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:71-7. 2002
    ..These data suggest that independent of central pattern generator activity, intrapharyngeal negative pressure itself modulates genioglossus activity both within breaths and between breaths...
  42. ncbi request reprint Awake negative pressure reflex response of the genioglossus in OSA patients and normal subjects
    Richard B Berry
    Medical Health Care Group, Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of California, Irvine, California 90822, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 94:1875-82. 2003
    ..05) at a suction pressure of approximately 13 cmH(2)O. We conclude that the response of the genioglossus to NPA during wakefulness is not impaired in OSA patients compared with normal subjects and is greater at low suction pressures...
  43. ncbi request reprint Severe, but not mild, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is associated with erectile dysfunction
    David Margel
    Institute of Urology, Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Campus, Petah Tikva, Israel
    Urology 63:545-9. 2004
    ..OSAS is associated with fatigue and daily dysfunction. We hypothesized that OSA severity will correlate with ED. We also sought to determine the specific features with predictive value for ED in patients with OSAS...
  44. doi request reprint Upper airway in obstructive sleep apnea--controversies continue
    Giora Pillar
    J Sleep Res 17:123-4. 2008