Florian Fries

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We present a neonate with a cervicofacial haemangioma complicated by the Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, respiratory distress due to airway compression and high-output heart failure. This haemangioma and intravascular disseminated coagulation, treated initially by aspirin, ticlopidine and corticosteroids, required more invasive treatment with superselective(More)
BACKGROUND The use of homografts in aortic valve replacement is an alternative to other prostheses and has been established in our department for 15 years. METHODS Since 1992, 360 homografts (HG) have been implanted in adult patients (mean age 51.6 years, 72.8% male). Prospective follow-up was done on an annual basis. RESULTS Thirty-day mortality was(More)
BACKGROUND We studied all intraosseous infusions performed between 1994 and 1997 by the pediatric intensive care unit and by the pre-hospital emergency medical staff in the Hôpital d'Enfants, Toulouse, France. POPULATION AND METHODS We report 32 cases of intraosseous infusions in 30 children aged 2 weeks to 9 years. RESULTS In our population, such a(More)
We describe the case of a 6 month-old infant suffering from cardiac arrest and successfully resuscitated after epinephrine had been administered through the intraosseous route. During emergency care, vascular access is critical but may be very difficult in young children. Therefore intraosseous infusion appears to be a very efficient alternative for quick(More)
Aortopulmonary pressure difference and pulmonary blood flow velocity were studied during the first 48 hours of life in 12 premature neonates with severe respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), treated by natural surfactant, and in 25 premature neonates with mild RDS. A non-invasive Doppler ultrasound method was used to estimate aortopulmonary pressure(More)
Three children with subacute neonatal intestinal obstruction are described in whom the diagnosis of congenital megacolon was suspected. The radiological changes improved when oral feeding stopped but reappeared when it was restarted. The aetiology remained unrecognised until the results of the neonatal screening for hypothyroidism showed all three cases had(More)
In neonates doppler ultrasound of the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) enables cerebral haemodynamics to be studied in a non-invasive manner at the patient's bedside. The signal of the pericallosal artery is recorded through the fontanelle with a 7.5 mHz real-time probe. Two parameters are monitored: Pourcelot's resistance index and mean velocity which(More)