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Conversion from cyclosporine (CsA) to sirolimus at week 12 after kidney transplantation is associated with a significant improvement in renal function. The aim of this analysis was to investigate the effect of this conversion on interstitial fibrosis (IF), a hallmark of chronic allograft injury, in patients taking part in the CONCEPT trial. This(More)
The authors present a retrospective analysis of their first 1.500 paediatric laparoscopic appendectomies. Three types of techniques (OUT, MIXED, IN) are described. The average age of the patients was 8 years (range: 2 to 16 years). In case of acute appendicitis the postoperative complication rate was 0.6%. In case of peritonitis the postoperative(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of continuous administration of 50% nitrous oxide in oxygen for reducing pain during flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy 32 children aged 3-60 months were randomly assigned to an experimental or a control group. Indications for endoscopy included persistent atelectasis (6), wheezing (10) cystic fibrosis (2) pneumonia (11) persistent(More)
The authors report the results of a prospective survey concerning the children examined in the pediatric emergency ward of the Lenval's hospital in Nice. The study was conducted over a period of 124 days, one month of each season, and included 3,611 children. There was a majority of boys (60.8%) and children older than 7 years (56.8%). The representation of(More)
We report two cases of haemorrhagic surgery in a 6-year-old and 16-year-old girl, respectively, whose parents were Jehovah's witnesses and therefore opposed to preoperative blood donation, but accepting intraoperative blood salvage. Erythropoietin and intravenous iron were administered preoperatively to increase red cell mass. Intraoperative blood salvage,(More)
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