Christine Ferreiro

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BACKGROUND During the 2009 influenza A/H1N1v pandemic, children were identified as a specific "at risk" group. We conducted a multicentric study to describe pattern of influenza A/H1N1v infection among hospitalized children in Brussels, Belgium. METHODS From July 1, 2009, to January 31, 2010, we collected epidemiological and clinical data of all proven(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess agreement between the CONUT and Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) instruments in detecting malnutrition in hospitalized elderly patients and to determine their prognostic value compared to that of serum albumin alone in relation to in-hospital and 1-month and 6-month post-discharge mortality rates. DESIGN Prospective observational(More)
BACKGROUND Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS) is an acute polyradiculoneuritis regarded as an uncommon clinical variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). MFS is characterized by the acute onset of the clinical triad of ophthalmoplegia, cereballar ataxia and areflexia. Atypical forms of MFS presenting as isolated ophthalmoplegia without ataxia have been rarely(More)
The treatment of complicated urinary tract infection in children is still a matter of debate. In our hospital, antimicrobial treatment is initiated intravenously, and the duration of this treatment is adapted according to the results of a Tc-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. This study was conducted to evaluate retrospectively the frequency(More)
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