The results of this case-control study show a significant statistical link between idiopathic arterial ischemic strokes in children and varicella-zoster virus infection.
No effective treatment has been demonstrated for patients with acute transverse myelopathy. In a multicentre controlled study, 12 children with severe acute transverse myelopathy were treated with intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) and compared with a historical group of 17 patients. The treatment had a significant effect on the proportion of patients… (More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the specificities of HIV-1-related encephalopathy in children. METHODS Comparison of patients from the French Perinatal Cohort of children born to HIV-1-infected mothers and followed from birth with the French SEROCO Cohort of adults with a known date of infection. Our study examines 1) the characteristics of encephalopathy with… (More)
BACKGROUND Familial amyloid polyneuropathies (FAP) patients manifest progressive sensory-motor length dependent polyneuropathy and severe autonomic dysfunction. In this setting the autonomic manifestations include mainly postural hypotension, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea and constipation, sphincter distur- bances and erectile dysfunction. Reproducible… (More)
BACKGROUND We assessed the ability of LDL from 30 type 1 diabetic patients (18 men, 12 women), 65 type 2 diabetic patients (35 men, 30 women), and 35 controls (19 men, 16 women) to generate peroxides. The men and women in the diabetic groups were studied separately and matched for age, body mass index, duration of diabetes, glycohemoglobin, and conventional… (More)
Executive Summary Although pair programming has proved its usefulness in teaching and learning programming skills, it is difficult to assess the individual roles and abilities of students whilst programming in pairs. (Note that within this manuscript, the term assessment refers to evaluating individual student performance.) Assessing only the outcomes of a… (More)
Does procreation benefit the procreated? Can I rightfully complain that past environmental mismanagement has diminished my well-being, if better stewardship would have resulted in my not existing? Should we secure a lavish future for the unborn? Such questions subject " any ethical theory to severe if not impossible tests, " writes Rawls, while Nozick says… (More)
1 COMMENTS ON TEXT BY TSU TO REVIEWER: This Chapter has been allocated 65 template pages, 2 currently it counts 98 pages (excluding this page and the bibliography), so it is 33 pages over target. 3 Reviewers are kindly asked to indicate where the chapter could be shortened.