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The ANTARES collaboration is building a deep sea neutrino telescope in the Mediterranean Sea. This detector will cover a sensitive area of typically 0:1 km 2 and will be equipped with about 1000 optical modules. Each of these optical modules consists of a large area photomultiplier and its associated electronics housed in a pressure resistant glass sphere.(More)
The ANTARES Collaboration proposes to construct a large area water Cherenkov detector in the deep Mediterranean Sea, optimised for the detection of muons from high-energy astrophysical neutrinos. This paper presents the scientific motivation for building such a device, along with a review of the technical issues involved in its design and construction. The(More)
BACKGROUND Antiamphiphysin antibodies react with a 128-kd protein found in synaptic vesicles. They were first described in patients with paraneoplastic stiff-man syndrome and breast cancer, but studies suggest that they can also occur in patients with other tumors and neurological disorders. OBJECTIVE To determine if antiamphiphysin antibodies are(More)
Autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH) can result from heterozygous missense activating mutations of the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) gene, a G-protein-coupled receptor playing key roles in mineral ion metabolism. We now describe an ADH kindred of three generations caused by a novel CaSR mutation, a large in-frame deletion of 181 amino acids within its(More)
Paraplegia caused by irreversible lesions of the spinal cord is one of the major possible complications after scoliosis surgery. Several monitoring methods have been proposed but none are completely satisfactory. Since 1986 the authors assessed motor pathways during scoliosis surgery, using electrical stimulation of the motor cortex and lower limb muscle(More)
Five cases of encephalitis following treatment with diethylcarbamazine (DEC) were observed in Congolese patients with Loa loa filariasis. Two cases had a fatal outcome and one resulted in severe sequelae. The notable fact was that this complication occurred in three patients hospitalized before treatment began, with whom particularly strict therapeutic(More)
A multicentre, open-label, randomized study was performed in 501 out-patients with acute otitis media, aged 6-36 months, to study the impact of treatment with either cefixime suspension 8 mg/kg/day bd or co-amoxiclav suspension 80 mg/kg/day tds for 10 days on nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. Of 426 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Cefepime has been used in clinical therapeutic trials for meningitis, serious infection and febrile neutropenia, comprising more than 800 pediatric patients. This agent has also been used in patients 12 years of age and older with uncomplicated and complicated urinary tract infections including pyelonephritis, but not in younger patients. In this(More)
Motor evoked potentials (MEP) were recorded in 23 patients with definite relapsing multiple sclerosis before and after treatment with a short course of high dose of methylprednisolone. MEP were performed together with clinical examination just before treatment, and 6 and 60 days later. The following results were observed: (1) a statistically significant(More)
UNLABELLED Ischemic stroke in children is rare and its etiology is frequently unknown. CASE REPORT We report the case of a nine-year-old boy who presented a right ischemic lenticular stroke due to neuroborreliosis, with a good outcome after antibiotic treatment. CONCLUSION We suggest that it is important to search for neuroborreliosis in case of an(More)