Anaïs Rameau

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether the multidisciplinary approach to the management of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD), which combines patient education and behavioral intervention in the same session that VCD is diagnosed, provides long-term therapeutic benefits. METHODS Chart review and telephone interviews of patients treated for VCD at The Children's(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The prevalence of multiglandular disease (MGD) of the parathyroid has been reported to be higher in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and low baseline intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels (<100 pg/mL). Low baseline PTH is associated with lower localization rate and positive predictive value with both preoperative sestamibi(More)
BACKGROUND The origin of Dr. Clar's forehead mirror remains a mystery. The aim of this study is to track the roots of this eponym anew to find a definitive answer. METHODS Historical, notably by the analysis of the reports of medical meetings and the content of instrument trade catalogs of the corresponding epoch. RESULTS Konrad or Conrad Clar(More)
A 2-year-old girl ingested a ballpoint pen, which was found on chest x-ray to have lodged in the lower esophagus and stomach. The pen, which measured nearly 15 cm in length, was removed via rigid esophagoscopy without complication. To the best of our knowledge, this is the longest nonflexible foreign body ingested by a young child ever reported in the(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS At many centers, ventilating tubes (VTs) are placed routinely in otitis-prone pediatric cochlear implant recipients. However, this practice is controversial, as many otologists believe VTs represent a possible route for contamination of the device. Toward better understanding of the safety of VTs, we reviewed our center's infectious(More)
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