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BACKGROUND Desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) have been only recently identified. METHODS The authors report DSRCT in two pediatric patients (an 8-year-old boy and 12-year-old boy). In both patients, the initial diagnosis was rhabdomyosarcoma. The resistance to standard chemotherapy and radiation therapy prompted the authors to review the(More)
Rectoanal manometry and a rectometrographic study were carried out on 31 control subjects and 63 constipated children. A single contrast barium enema was performed on all constipated children and on 20 children for whom this x-ray study (made for a reason other than constipation) was considered normal. This study allowed the determining of four manometric(More)
Nineteen clinical cases of intestinal stricture due to neonatal necrotising enterocolitis and a review of available references are presented in this paper. Intestinal strictures are estimated to arise in 20% to 30% on neonatal enterocolitis. However the delay between the acute episode and the occurrence of the stenosis is variable; the depth and the extend,(More)
Staphylococcus aureus causes chronic respiratory tract infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Using immunofluorescence and scanning and transmission electron microscopy we located S. aureus in lung specimens of three infected CF patients, in a nasal polyp of one CF patient, and in a suspension cell culture system of primary nasal epithelial cells(More)
1. In a concentration-dependent manner neuropeptide Y was found to be a potent inhibitor of the spontaneous activation of human granulocytes and macrophages as well asMytilus edulis immunocytes. 2. Neuropeptide Y also inhibited the chemotaxic response of these immunocytes to the chemoattractant f-MLP. 3. Incubation of both the human and the invertebrate(More)
A five-month-old infant presented with a sudden choking cough and mild dyspnea. Bilateral cystic pulmonary images were found on a chest X-ray, leading to exploratory surgery. A pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare malignant embryonic tumor of childhood, was diagnosed on histologic examination. This case illustrates the necessity of performing surgical resection(More)