Heinz Tschäppeler

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Serial abdominal ultrasonography was performed in 37 children being treated with ceftriaxone for serious infections. Biliary concrements developed in 16 patients, causing symptoms in 3, one of whom also had urolithiasis with renal colic and obstructive ureteropyelectasia. After cessation of ceftriaxone treatment, ultrasound abnormalities and symptoms(More)
Background. Fibrous tumours are predominantly soft tissue lesions which are relatively frequent in childhood but are little known. Imaging is often used in the evaluation of these tumours but their characteristics, particularly on US or MRI, have not been studied systematically. Objectives. To provide an overview of the clinical and imaging features of the(More)
The effects of patient age, anatomic level, anteroposterior location, and phase of respiration on pulmonary density were analyzed retrospectively in 33 children and prospectively in 13 children. Density standards were positioned on the chest wall for correction of scanner performance changes. The subgroup of 32 children over 7 years of age, ie, with(More)
The predominant clinical and radiological features of Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis (LCH) in children are due to osseous involvement. Extra-osseous disease is far less common, occurring in association with bone disease or in isolation; nearly all anatomical sites may be affected and in very various combinations. The following article is based on a(More)
Nine children surviving severe adult respiratory distress syndrome were studied 0.9 to 4.2 years after the acute illness. They had received artificial ventilation for a mean of 9.4 days, with an Fio2 greater than 0.5 during a mean time of 34 hours and maximal positive end expiratory pressure levels in the range of 8 to 20 cm H2O. Three children had(More)
The current WHO recommendations for the case management of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in children aged 2 months to 5 years in developing countries use fast breathing (respiratory rate of > or = 50 per minute in children under 12 months and > or = 40 in children aged 12 months to 5 years) and lower chest wall indrawing to determine which child is(More)
From 1989-1993 we performed rigid bronchoscopies in 86 children in whom foreign body aspirations were suspected. In 72 cases, foreign bodies were identified in the tracheobronchial tree. In the remaining 14, no foreign body was found. Boys outnumbered girls. The most common type of foreign body was a peanut. The predilection of the foreign body was to fall(More)
Arterial hypertension due to proximal stenosis of renal artery has repeatedly been reported in patients with neurofibromatosis 1 [ 1 -3]. In two hypertensive adolescents with neurofibromatosis 1, Strauss et al. [4] recently suspected renal artery stenosis using Doppler ultrasound. The diagnosis was confirmed by angiography. We report a renal artery stenosis(More)