Françoise Aubert

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QUESTION : Can a session of exercise with incorporated expiratory manoeuvres substitute for a session of breathing techniques for airway clearance in children with cystic fibrosis? Are children with cystic fibrosis as co-operative and satisfied with the exercise regimen as with the breathing techniques?. DESIGN Randomised, cross-over trial with concealed(More)
Progressive dyspnea and cyanosis occurred in a 41-year-old patient status after Mustard atrial switch repair for transposition of great arteries. Cardiac catheterization and magnetic resonance imaging revealed the association of superior limb systemic venous baffle obstruction and leaks with right-to-left shunting. He underwent successful dilation of the(More)
PURPOSE To assess the sensitivity of hyperpolarized helium 3 ((3)He) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for the detection of peripheral airway obstruction in younger cystic fibrosis (CF) patients showing normal spirometric results (mean forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV(1)], 112% +/- 14.5 [standard deviation]) and to observe the immediate effects of a(More)
A 19-year-old man with multiple-system injuries including a serious head injury and two poorly tolerated traumatic ventricular septal defects, was admitted to our hospital. Transcatheter closure of the cardiac defects was attempted instead of surgical repair because the required anticoagulation for cardiopulmonary bypass could precipitate intracranial(More)
BACKGROUND The ability of growth hormone (GH) to promote the weaning-off of parenteral nutrition (PN) in short bowel syndrome (SBS) is unclear. No randomized controlled study is available in children. This study was undertaken to determine if GH could enhance the weaning off of PN in PN-dependent children with SBS. METHODS A prospective randomized(More)
The object of this study was to evaluate the results of anatomical correction of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) in an inter-regional centre. The characteristics of 220 patients operated between 1985 and 2002 were analysed. Prenatal diagnosis of TGA was made in 38 patients (17%) including 36 of the 109 patients operated since 1995 (33%) and(More)
OBJECTIVE For 3 years we have used extracorporeal assistance in intensive care frequently. This study evaluates our results. METHOD We studied the patient records for those treated between January 2002 and January 2005. The method used, indications and morbidity/mortality were analysed. RESULTS We performed 24 circulatory assistance procedures in 20(More)
The angioplasty of native coarcatations of the aorta remains a controversial treatment due to recurrences and the potential risk of aneurysm or of descending aorta dissection during catheterization. The interest of a systematic implantation of an endoprothesis is poorly documented. We report our experience in a small series of 3 patients aged from 7, 28 to(More)