Jean-Marc Dejode

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Dear Editor, Bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis (BDP) is a rare cause of respiratory failure that is quite challenging to diagnose [1]. Here we describe the cases of two children in whom BDP was easily detected at bedside once we used an esophagal probe equipped with sensors that measured the electrical activity of the diaphragm. A 3-year-old boy with(More)
The influenza H1N1 epidemics in 2009 led a substantial number of people to develop severe acute respiratory distress syndrome and refractory hypoxemia. In these patients, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was used as rescue oxygenation therapy. Several randomized clinical trials and observational studies suggested that extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(More)
Abstract Objects. We hoped to itemize the clinical and neuroradiological features of six neonates with mitochondrial disorders. Methods. We examined a case series of six neonates. The diagnosis of mitochondrial cytopathy was made on the basis of spectrophotometric measurements of respiratory chain enzyme activities in skeletal muscle biopsy specimens.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and evaluate a new technique to insert a 24-gauge Silastic catheter in a central vein with a subcutaneous tunneled catheter in newborns after peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion failure. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit. PATIENTS Twenty-nine newborns in whom(More)
BACKGROUND Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NAVA) is a new mode of mechanical ventilation controlled by diaphragmatic electrical signals. The electrical signals allow synchronization of ventilation to spontaneous breathing efforts of a child, as well as permitting pressure assistance proportional to the electrical signal. NAVA provides equally fine(More)
OBJECTIVE An adult trial reported the efficacy of recombinant human erythropoietin in critically ill patients with a 19% decrease in red blood cell transfusion. Our aim was to evaluate the relevance of this prophylactic treatment in children hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN Cohort study from January 1995 to December 2004. (More)
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