Astrid Botte

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OBJECTIVE To compare measurements of cardiac output (CO) and cardiac index (CI) obtained by a recently developed noninvasive continuous cardiac output system, NICO (CONICO), and transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (COTTE) in mechanically ventilated children. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective study in a university-affiliated tertiary pediatric intensive(More)
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The process of weaning from mechanical ventilation (WMV) is the same in children as in adults. In the pediatric literature, weaning failure rate ranges from 1.4 to 34%. So far, no indices of weaning success have been demonstrated to be sufficiently accurate. The criteria for assessing readiness to wean, which must be screened daily, have neither been(More)
UNLABELLED Morbidity and mortality are high in children with refractory status epilepticus (RSE). Here, we assess the efficacy of midazolam for RSE in children. METHODS This was a retrospective analysis of 29 children admitted to the Lille University Hospital pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for RSE between May 2006 and July 2008. The onset of the(More)
AIM To report our 10 year experience with noradrenaline use in children with septic shock focusing on doses, routes of administration and complications. METHODS Retrospective single-centre review of children with septic shock who received noradrenaline between 2000 and 2010. RESULTS We identified 144 children with septic shock treated with(More)
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual.(More)
We report on 2 cases associating retinal (RH) and cerebral hemorrhages (CH), which first suggested the diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome (SBS). After an etiologic search, the diagnosis was corrected: the first case was a late hemorrhagic disease of the newborn and the second case hemophilia A. RH is a major feature of SBS, although not pathognomonic. There(More)
UNLABELLED The fact that some children may survive despite a limitation of treatment decision (LTD) made in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a recent concern. A previous study pointed out that the teams in charge of children after the PICU stay did not take previous PICU LTDs into account. PURPOSE To identify the problems different units(More)
The first DFT study of the cycloaddition of benzaldehyde with homophthalic anhydride under the influence of a bifunctional organocatalyst is reported. The catalyst first binds and then deprotonates the anhydride, leading to a squaramide-bound enolate, which then adds to the aldehyde with activation of the electrophile by the catalyst's ammonium ion.