Danièle Botta

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We report a case of hepatitis B virus reactivation that occurred after immunosuppressive treatment in a hepatitis B surface antigen-negative patient with detectable antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen and hepatitis B surface antigen. Sequence analysis revealed an 11-bp insertion in the core promoter region of hepatitis virus DNA, creating a novel(More)
The occurrence of concomitant multiple cerebral arteriovenous malformations (mAVMs) is often associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) or craniofacial arteriovenous metameric syndrome (CAMS) and frequently occurs in the pediatric population. Between 1995 and 2013, demographic, clinical, and angiographic data of cerebral AVMs have been(More)
The protein C system is essential in limiting the activation of coagulation in vivo. We report on a 29 year old woman with Budd-Chiari syndrome and occlusion of the inferior vena cava who presented with acute liver failure. She was successfully treated with an emergency mesoatrial shunt. Eight months after surgery, she has no ascites and normal liver(More)
Development of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-resistant strains following nucleos(t)ide analogue treatment is a major concern. The A181V mutation within the reverse transcriptase (RT) of HBV has been shown to be associated with HBV resistance to adefovir dipivoxil (ADV), and its level of sensitivity to other nucleos(t)ide analogues is an important issue. This(More)
This study was carried out in order to assess the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of cirrhosis. One hundred patients were studied within 2 weeks of the histological diagnosis of the liver disease (cirrhosis 49, acute or chronic hepatitis: 23, fatty liver: 16, normal liver: 12). Ultrasonic patterns were classified by a second examiner according to(More)
In the treatment of disorders of the pancreas, artificial nutrition must satisfy nutritional requirements while avoiding stimulation of exocrine pancreatic juice observed during oral feeding. Although total parenteral nutrition (PN) induces pancreatic hyposecretion or weak pancreatic stimulation, enteral nutrition (EN) whether elementary or semi-elementary(More)
The presence of a cortical venous reflux (CVR) in a carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is well described and is considered to be a criterion for urgent treatment. This reflux is often associated with direct/traumatic CCF and the high-flow of the fistula alone explains the reflux. For indirect CCF, the pathophysiology of a CVR is unclear. All patients treated(More)
The understanding of pharmacology of impotence has shown a steady improvement over the last 15 years which has resulted in a better appreciation of the neurovascular mechanisms of the erectile process especially at the level of the corpora cavernosa; however, central mechanisms which control libido and erection are not yet completely elucidated. Frequent(More)