Fabienne Marchau

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Dravet syndrome (DS) is a severe, drug-resistant epilepsy. Fenfluramine has been reported to have a long-term clinically meaningful anticonvulsive effect in patients with DS. METHODS This prospective, open-label study assessed the safety and effectiveness of low-dose fenfluramine in a new cohort of patients with DS. Following a(More)
OBJECTIVE Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare, treatment-resistant epilepsy syndrome for which current treatment regimens are often ineffective. Fenfluramine is currently in development for treatment of DS, based on reports in the 1980s and 1990s of its anti-epileptic activity in pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy. However, fenfluramine was withdrawn(More)
Tricho-rhino-phalangeal (TRP) syndromes type I and II are caused by a defective gene located on chromosome 8q24.1. We report a family with 2 sibs affected with TRP type I in combination with an apparently balanced chromosome (8;18) translocation involving 8q24.11. It is very likely that the 8q24 translocation breakpoint is physically linked to the TRP(More)
X-linked phosphorylase kinase (PHK) deficiency causes X-linked liver glycogenosis (XLG) which is the most frequent liver glycogen storage disorder in man. Recently we assigned XLG to the Xp22 chromosomal region by linkage analysis in two families segregating XLG. In this study a further localization of XLG in Xp22 was performed by extending the number of(More)
Dravet syndrome (DS) is a rare and therapy-resistant epilepsy syndrome. A retrospective analysis of add-on fenfluramine treatment in 12 patients with DS was published in 2012 and provided evidence of a meaningful long-term response. Herein we present the results of a subsequent 5-year prospective observation of this original cohort. Ten patients with a mean(More)
Percutaneous closure is the treatment of choice for secundum-type atrial septal defects (ASD). Balloon sizing (BS) has been the method of choice for deciding on device size. Improved 2D- and 3D-transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) imaging challenged the necessity of BS. Balloon sizing was performed with two additional techniques to measure the stretched(More)
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) has an enormous impact on those who are left behind, evoking strong feelings of anxiety and incomprehension because such a dramatic event was not anticipated. Moreover, over the last decade a prominent genetic contribution to the pathogenesis of SCD has been unveiled. As many inherited cardiac diseases show an autosomal dominant(More)
A case of ‘‘absent’’ right pulmonary artery in a 3-dayold newborn is presented. Initial treatment consisted of stenting the arterial duct with subsequent surgical correction. Congenital unilateral ‘‘absence’’ of a pulmonary artery is a rare malformation. ‘‘Absent’’ right pulmonary artery is mostly found as an isolated lesion whereas an ‘‘absent’’ left(More)
Persistent respiratory or feeding problems in children may be associated with a congenital vascular ring. Surgical management is fairly standardized, but long-term outcomes are not well described. This study aims to investigate clinical presentation, surgical treatment, and risk factors for early mortality and late outcome. Our database revealed 62(More)
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