Catherine Fourier

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OBJECTIVE To compare, in children with septic shock and purpura, the accuracy in predicting death of two specific scores (the MenOPP bedside clinical [MOC] score of Gedde Dahl and the score of Groupe Francophone de Réanimation Pédiatrique [GFRP]), the C-reactive protein (CRP) level, and the two pediatric generic scores (the Pediatric Risk of Mortality(More)
UNLABELLED Beneficial effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) during non invasive ventilation (NIV) has been reported in infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, but no study has analyzed the predictors of its failure. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of NIV and to determine NIV failure criteria. POPULATION AND METHODS(More)
OBJECT The dating of inflicted head injuries in infants is a recurrent and difficult problem in the forensic evaluation of child abuse. The dating of hemorrhagic lesions when using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is delicate because many confusing factors interact. In particular, infants frequently develop subdural hematomas (SDHs), which are generally(More)
UNLABELLED Meningococcal septic shock (MSS) has high mortality and morbidity rates. In addition to the traditional prompt antibiotics and respiratory and circulatory support, new treatment strategies have been proposed. AGAINST THE INFLAMMATORY CASCADE Immunotherapy, such as antiserum to Escherichia coli J5 and human antilipid A monoclonal(More)
Chronic interstitial pneumonia (PIC) are rare in infants. We report a case of an infant who presented with a chronic interstitial pneumonia following an infection with a respiratory syncytial virus. The diagnosis was confirmed histologically (open lung biopsy). The failure of oral steroid therapy (Prednisolone 2 mg/kg/day) led to the use of boluses of(More)
The spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasias (SEMD) are a large, genetically heterogeneous group of disorders of variable severity, which are classified according to their clinical and radiological features. SEMD with multiple dislocations (Hall type) has been recently delineated (MIM 603546). This condition is characterized by striking epiphyseal and metaphyseal(More)
More than 10% of children surviving septic shock with purpura have skin necrosis or limb ischaemia (SNLI.). Among 44 children consecutively admitted to our pediatric intensive care unit, 35 (80%) survived, 6 of them (17%) developed SNLI (defined as the need of a surgical procedure). Two timed haemostasis measurements included the determination of(More)
OBJECTIVES To review infection and sepsis in patients with cancer and to provide an overview of controversies and research-based practices of infectious complications and management strategies. DATA SOURCES Research studies, review articles, web sites, and consensus documents. CONCLUSIONS Traditional assumptions about infection and its optimal(More)