Hannah C Michalski

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Objective: To identify and analyse the risk factors for infective endocarditis.Design: Retrospective survey over a 12-year period.Setting: Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Nancy, France.Subjects: 43 children attending during 1970-1992 who were diagnosed with infective endocarditis in accordance with Von Reyn's classification.Results: 45 episodes of(More)
A 10-year-old boy with a unilateral septic cavernous sinus thrombosis complicating infection of the ethmoidal and maxillary sinuses is described. The causative agents identified were Eikenella corrodens and Staphylococcus aureus. The disease was cured without any sequelae.
Continuous fermentation by a highly flocculant strain of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was carried out in a tower fluidized-bed bioreactor. The synthetic and molasses media with a total sugar concentration of 17% (w/v) were used for fermentation. Different dilution rates were tested. Stable cell densities of 50 kg m-3 (dry weight) were maintained for(More)
Cryptosporidiosis, caused by the apicomplexan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum, is a diarrheal disease that has produced a large global burden in mortality and morbidity in humans and livestock. There are currently no consistently effective parasite-specific pharmaceuticals available for this disease. Bumped kinase inhibitors (BKIs) specific for parasite(More)
Six pulse oximeters with finger probes were studied in three groups of 17 hypoxemic patients with COPD aged 50 to 75 years. Transcutaneous arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) was measured with the Nellcor N101 (oximeter 1a), the Ohmeda Biox III (oximeter lb), the Nellcor N200 (oximeter 2a), the Critikon Oxyshuttle (oximeter 2b), the Radiometer Oxi100(More)
The finding of cardiac failure in a neonate led to the diagnosis of congenital mitral regurgitation complicating dystrophic valves. After failed surgical valvuloplasty, the child underwent mitral valve replacement with a Saint-Jude medical prosthesis at the age of 4 months. The child developed four episodes of prosthetic valve thrombosis in the two years(More)
Fifty balloon angioplasties of branch pulmonary artery stenosis in 34 patients aged 4 months to 20 years, performed in 7 French Centres, were included in this study: they were performed from 1984 to 1991 and concerned severe stenoses which were congenital in 36 cases and secondary to surgery in 14 cases. The criteria of inclusion were: diameter of stenosis(More)
Experimental and clinical studies show that total cavopulmonary shunt operations may prevent certain complications of the Fontan atriopulmonary procedure. The authors have used the total cavopulmonary shunt instead of the Fontan procedure since February 1990. Nineteen consecutive patients were operated by three different surgical teams; 18 patients had(More)