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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)
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)
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)
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)
Systemic EBV+ T-cell lymphoproliferative disease of childhood is a recent entity described in the 2008 World Health Organisation tumours of haematopoietic system and lymphoid tissues as a clonal T-cell EBV+ systemic proliferation. It occurs after acute or chronic active EBV infection. We report the case of a caucasian, immunocompetent 12-year-old girl, 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)
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.
UNLABELLED The fact that some children may survive despite a decision of limitation of treatments (DLT) is taken in Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a recent data. Although the French-speaking Group of Paediatric Intensive and Emergency Care (GFRUP) has published guidelines for limitation of treatments in PICU, outcome of these surviving children(More)
Cardiogenic shock which corresponds to an acute state of circulatory failure due to impairment of myocardial contractility is a very rare disease in children, even more than in adults. To date, no international recommendations regarding its management in critically ill children are available. An experts' recommendations in adult population have recently(More)