Carmen Baumann

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The reliable assessment of residual masses after treatment as well as of new lesions suspected for relapse remains a diagnostic problem in patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD). The current study compares the results obtained by CT scan to FDG-PET imaging in a blind analysis with respect to the viability of residual masses and in case of suspected relapse.(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical outcomes of phacoemulsification cataract surgery in microphthalmos. METHODS Retrospective consecutive case series of eyes with axial length <20.9 mm, and requiring a high intraocular lens (IOL) power (≥30 or ≥35 dioptres for anterior or posterior chamber fixation, respectively), with no history of previous ocular surgery, and(More)
Transient myasthenia gravis was observed in an infant whose mother had no signs of neuro-muscular disease. The case presented with severe polyhdramnios at 31 weeks. Sonographic and invasive work-up showed only an absence of fetal swallowing. At birth, the infant had severe muscle weakness and respiratory distress. He had high titres of anti-acetylcholine(More)
BACKGROUND Diphemanil can be useful in some neonates presenting with bradycardia due to vagal hyperreflectivity. Paradoxically, this drug may induce atrio-ventricular (AV) block in premature babies. CASE REPORTS Case no 1. A premature neonate suffering from acute respiratory distress from birth required respiratory support, antibiotics and caffeine.(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital cutis laxa is an exceptional condition. No large scale series has been reported in the French literature. We report 5 cases observed between 1993 and 1997. PATIENTS AND METHODS Five children with a morphotype compatible with congenital generalized cutis laxa were examined. A family study, complete visceral workup and skin biopsy with(More)