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PURPOSE The ketogenic diet has been successfully used in treatment of pediatric epilepsy for >70 years. Few serious complications caused by the diet have been reported. We report complications that have been experienced by children receiving the ketogenic diet. METHODS In a 22-month period, we treated 52 children with the classic ketogenic diet and(More)
The present study was designed to assess the role of the adrenergic tone in the regulation of carotid arterial compliance during aging. An experimental model of in situ isolated carotid arteries has been used to evaluate the elastic properties of the arterial wall in young (3-mo-old) and older (18-mo-old) Wistar rats. Binding experiments were performed in(More)
Cefuroxime-axetil is the first oral broad spectrum cephalosporin to be naturally stable in the presence of bêta-lactamases. The aim of this randomized trial was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of cefuroxime-axetil (250 mg twice daily after meal) with cefadroxil (1 g twice daily during meal) for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infection. In this(More)
Serotonin (5-Hydroxytryptamine) seems to play a dominant role in triggering vomiting induced by cytotoxic agents through the stimulation of 5-HT3 receptors. They have been observed in the GI tract as well as in the brain (area postrema). Ondansetron is a specific antagonist of 5-HT3 serotonin receptors. Its anti-emetic activity is very powerful in the(More)
Three hundred fifty-two patients from 20 intensive care units, suffering from pneumonia or nosocomial septicemia were treated at random with either ceftazidime + pefloxacin (CP) or ceftazidime + amikacin (CA). After exclusion of patients who did not comply with the protocol and of cases where no organism was isolated, 108 assessable patients received CP and(More)
Forearm arterial hemodynamics, including measurements of brachial artery diameter and compliance with pulsed Doppler velocimetry were determined before and after acute administration of labetalol in patients with sustained essential hypertension. Labetalol caused a significant and rapid drop in blood pressure with a decrease in forearm vascular resistance(More)
The gastric pH of 8 healthy subjects was determined, in a continuous fashion, during three different 24 hour periods corresponding to the 3 following treatments: Placebo, ranitidine 150 mg twice per day, and ranitidine 300 mg in the evening. During each period, the feeding conditions were normal and standardized. The results are expressed in terms of the(More)
UNLABELLED Infection is the first reason of mortality in children with bone marrow aplasia. It justifies the immediate treatment initiation before bacteriological cultures results. First line probabilistic treatment must have a bactericidal activity on the pathogens and must be atoxic. The empirical therapy consisted of ceftazidime 100 mg/k/d and(More)