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OBJECT Blister aneurysms of the supraclinoid part of the internal carotid artery (ICA) are known for their high morbidity and mortality rates related to treatment, regardless of whether the treatment is surgical or endovascular. However, this grim prognosis is based on results that indiscriminately group all blister aneurysms together without taking into(More)
"MotionMakertrade" is a stationary programmable test and training system for the lower limbs developed at the 'Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne' with the 'Fondation Suisse pour les Cybertheses'. The system is composed of two robotic orthoses comprising motors and sensors, and a control unit managing the trans-cutaneous electrical muscle stimulation(More)
OBJECTIVE Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (pAVMs) are rare and because of their location at or close to vital structures, their treatment remains challenging despite overall improvements in the management of cerebrovascular lesions. We reviewed our recent series of ruptured pfAVMs in search of guiding principles in the management of these(More)
In February 2006, a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus was isolated from Common Pochards (Aythia ferina) in the Dombes region of France, an important migrating and wintering waterfowl area. Thereafter, HPAI H5N1 virus was isolated from 39 swab pools collected from dead waterfowl found in the Dombes, but only from three pooled samples(More)
This paper presents a novel reeducation device for paraplegics that combines hybrid orthoses and closed-loop electrical muscle stimulation. Based on the so called Cyberthosis concept, the WalkTrainer enables an active muscular participation of the subject in the walking reeducation process by the mean of closed-loop muscle stimulation. The WalkTrainer is(More)
A large number of reports have not been able to clarify the pathophysiology of Terson syndrome (TS) in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Prospective single-center study on aSAH patients. Fundoscopic and radiological signs of TS were assessed. The opening intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients who required a ventriculostomy was recorded with a(More)
Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA) as part of bone cement is a widely used material in the context of orthopaedic implants and also in cranioplasty. Although PMMA is characterised by excellent biocompatibility with low intrinsic toxicity and inflammatory activation, a minor portion of patients develop allergic reactions. We present the case of a 39-year-old(More)
Cerebral microdialysis (CMD) is a minimal-invasive monitoring technique for patients with subarachnoidal haemorrhage or severe traumatic brain injury, which allows the investigation of a wide spectrum of compounds in the brain tissue. The aim is a precocious identification of cerebral ischemia and secondary brain damage. The method was introduced in the(More)
Optimal management of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a challenge, despite significant improvements in pathophysiologic understanding and treatment strategies in recent decades. Because primary brain injury sustained at the time of trauma is irreversible, the TBI management mainly aims for early detection and treatment of secondary brain(More)
CONTEXT Authorizing powered two-wheeler drivers to drive in lanes reserved to buses is a measure that is sometimes mentioned to improve mobility conditions for these users. But what effect would this measure have on the safety of these users and on the safety of the other users with whom they share the traffic space? OBJECTIVE The objective of this study(More)