Elisabeth L I M Duval

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The systemic inflammatory response that occurs after cardiopulmonary bypass shows many changes similar to those seen in sepsis. The mechanisms for these changes have been attributed to cellular and humoral activation, such as increased secretion of cytokines and complement. The aim of our study was to investigate the cytokine pattern of pro- and(More)
We tested the hypothesis that during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, the oscillatory pressure ratio (OPR) is minimal at the optimal mean airway pressure (Paw). OPR is defined as the ratio of pressure swings at the distal end and the proximal opening of the endotracheal tube. Optimal Paw was assumed to be the lowest Paw at which the physiological(More)
Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD), a limited gastrectomy consisting of connecting the pouch directly to the final small intestine, is considered to be a safe and successful procedure for the treatment of morbid obesity. However, it involves a considerably higher risk of nutritional deficiencies than other bariatric procedures [5, 6]. As many women being(More)
Objective. To test the hypothesis that, during high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) of pigs with acute lung injury, the oxygenation index (OI = Paw*FIO2*100/PaO2) is minimal at the lowest continuous distending pressure (Paw), where the physiological shunt fraction is below 0.1 (Pawoptimal). Design and setting. Prospective, observational study in a(More)
UNLABELLED Pulmonary N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate embolism is one of the potential risks associated with endoscopic obliteration of fundic gastric varices. Due to its uncommon nature, especially in children, no consensus has been proposed on its optimal management. CASE REPORT An 11-year-old boy with a longstanding history of lung- and liver fibrosis with(More)
Blunt tracheal trauma seldom develops in children because of their anatomy and the mobility of the cartilage. It has the potential to be overlooked, either because of the severity of concomitant injuries or because of the unfamiliarity of paediatricians with this type of injury. However, tracheal injury might be lethal due to airway compromise. Early(More)
Acute traumatic stroke of the cerebellum is rarely seen in children. In adults, chiropractical manipulation, yoga exercises, bow hunting and cervical trauma have all been associated with vertebrobasillar damage and subsequent stroke due to cerebellar infarction. We present a case of bow hunter's stroke in a child. An 11-year-old boy developed deep coma one(More)
An 11-year-old boy known to have asthma was referred to our intensive care unit (ICU) with progressive respiratory distress. He was sedated, paralysed, and intubated approximately 3 hours after arrival and nebulization with salbutamol and ipratropium was continued on the ventilator. About 16 hours later, he presented with transient unilateral fixed dilated(More)
We report a case of Pott's puffy tumour, a subperiosteal abscess of the frontal bone associated with an underlying frontal osteomyelitis, in a 5-year-old boy. Ultrasonography played a crucial role in the diagnosis of our patient, suggesting the presence of a Pott's puffy tumour with epidural abscess by showing a subperiosteal abscess associated with erosion(More)
OBJECTIVE Thoracobiliary fistula, subsequent to a combined thoracic and hepatic blunt trauma, is a rare complication, which calls for a high index of suspicion during diagnostic workup. Due to its uncommon nature, especially in children, and hence the paucity of reports in literature, no consensus has been reached on its optimal management. PATIENTS AND(More)