Damien Fontaine

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Background and Purpose—We sought to describe the clinical outcome and results obtained in the endovascular therapy of ruptured cerebral aneurysms in the elderly over an 8-year period. We compared endovascular therapy results in patients aged 65 and 65 years. Methods—During 1993–1999, 52 patients aged 65 to 85 years (mean age, 71.5 4.7 years) were embolized(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) To provide specific quantitative data of tibial conformation in Labrador Retrievers and Yorkshire Terriers; 2) To compare the tibial conformation of these two breeds; and 3) To compare these data with previously reported data. METHODS Mediolateral radiographs of the stifle were obtained from 30 consecutive Labrador Retrievers and 30(More)
BACKGROUND During experimental cardiac arrest, continuous insufflation of air or oxygen (CIO) through microcannulas inserted into the inner wall of a modified intubation tube and generating a permanent positive intrathoracic pressure, combined with external cardiac massage, has previously been shown to be as effective as intermittent positive pressure(More)
BACKGROUND Intramedullary cavernomas are rare lesions usually operated on via a posterior approach and myelotomy. CASE REPORT A 42-year-old woman progressively developed a tetraplegia with sphincter disturbances over a period of 26 years. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a cervical intramedullary cavernoma with an extramedullary anterolateral exophytic(More)
INTRODUCTION Tramadol hydrochloride is a centrally acting analgesic, which possesses opioid agonist properties and activates monoaminergic spinal inhibition of pain. An oral, once a day, sustained release formulation of tramadol is thought to be advantageous compared with immediate release preparations as it prevents plasma peaks associated with increased(More)
BACKGROUND Determination of ST-segment deviation (STdev) and its resolution (STR) by reperfusion strategies have become important tools in the assessment of patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). STdev has been measured at different time-points, i.e. at 20-80 ms after the J-point. There are no data comparing STR at different time-points. METHODS(More)
Quantitative analysis of ST-segment deviations (STdev) and their resolution by treatment (STR; calculated from a combined sum of STdev in multiple leads) are used in trials on reperfusion for myocardial infarction (MI). Unreadable or unavailable electrocardiogram (ECG) leads are a common reason for exclusion, decreasing the statistical power of the trials.(More)
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