J C Bouchut

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OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to assess concurrent mechanical stresses from shock, vibration, and noise to which a critically ill neonate is exposed during emergency transfer. METHODS For neonates transported by a French specialized emergency medical service, we measured and analyzed 27 physical parameters recorded during typical transport by(More)
We evaluated the use of high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) during congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair. After preoperative stabilization, 22 newborn infants were ventilated with HFOV during surgery. Ventilatory settings, blood gas values and oxygenation index were recorded before, during and after surgical repair. No differences were noted for(More)
Ex-premature infants, before 45 weeks postconceptional age, are at high-risk of apnoea after surgery. General anaesthesia increases the risk of apnoea. We evaluated the tolerance and the efficiency of caudal anaesthesia performed in 25 consecutive conscious ex-premature infants for inguinal herniotomies. N2O/O2 and EMLA cream are used to facilitate caudal(More)
We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who developed staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome associated with S. aureus pharyngeal colonization or infection. The diagnosis was rapidly confirmed by detecting the Vbeta signature of the toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 in peripheral blood, based on transient T cell depletion rapidly followed by massive expansion of(More)