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Children aged 9-11, 12-14 or 15-17 months, respectively were vaccinated with a measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and serum antibody responses and reactogenicity were compared. The data of 118 children could be analysed (group 1=9-11 months, n=46; group 2=12-14 months, n=29, group 3, 15-17 months, n=43). The only significant difference observed was(More)
UNLABELLED A survey among centres of the paediatric group of the GTH was performed to evaluate the prevalence and outcome of haemophiliacs with intracerebral haemorrhage. A questionnaire sent to the centres covered the following points: number of patients with severe, moderate and mild haemophilia A and B; for each patient with ICH: birth date, age at(More)
The administration of non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) has occasionally been related to fetal and neonatal cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, cerebral and renal complications. This report describes a term newborn with severe persistent pulmonary hypertension due to premature closure of the ductus arteriosus following a 5 day maternal treatment(More)
This review analyses literature reports from 1970 to 1998 assessing the use of streptokinase (SK), urokinase (UK) or recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for thrombolytic therapy in neonates and infants. From 1970 to 1998 182 infants were reported to have received SK (n = 54; 29.5%), UK (n = 41; 22.5%) or rt-PA (n = 87; 48%). During(More)
Interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) is a severe malformation of the heart with known association to DiGeorge syndrome (DGS) and 22q11.2 hemizygosity. The aim of this study was to establish incidence and significance of 22q11.2 hemizygosity in an unbiased sample of patients with IAA. All 15 children with IAA who were referred to our hospital in a 3-year(More)
This article summarizes achievements of basic research and their implementation in clinical treatment of one of the most common inherited bleeding disorders hemophilia A, which is caused by genetic deficiency of coagulation factor VIII (FVIII). We discuss the structure of FVIII, its major interactions in the intrinsic pathway of blood coagulation, and the(More)
Measurements of factor VIII (FVIII) recovery in previously untreated patients with haemophilia A were done as part of the clinical trial of safety and efficacy of the recombinant FVIII, Recombinate. In 22 of 72 assessable patients, positive inhibitor titres > or = 0.6 Bethesda units mL-1 were detected by the Bethesda assay in one or more plasma samples, and(More)
The development of inhibitory antibodies to factor VIII (fVIII) in severe haemophilia A patients is a serious therapeutic complication. Using a highly sensitive immunoprecipitation (IP) assay which measures all anti-fVIII antibodies, we have tested severe haemophilic plasmas from two clinical studies. Inhibitor titres in the range of 0.4 to 1 Bethesda(More)
Since 1983, when c-DNA was isolated, recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA), an endothelial-cell-produced activator of fibrinolysis is used, more increasingly often in therapy of thrombosis. Whereas some studies have been published regarding efficacy and safety rtPA in different thrombotic states of adults, only case reports exist in children.(More)