M. Vercherat

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INTRODUCTION Following the pioneering Japanese experience, several European and North American groups implemented pilot studies on screening infants for neuroblastoma, considering the possibility of demonstrating a decrease in mortality rate. In France, a 5-year (1990-1994) feasibility study on neuroblastoma screening at the age of 4 months was initiated in(More)
Since 1979, newborn screening for cystic fibrosis (CF) has been possible by measuring immunoreactive tryspinogen (IRT) in blood spots. In France, a programme based on a three-stage strategy (IRT/DNA/IRT) started in 2002. In the Rhône-Alpes area, the positive screening rate (i.e. the proportion of samples sent for genotyping) observed after the first IRT(More)
UNLABELLED Bloom syndrome is characterized by growth failure, skin anomalies with sun sensitivity, minor anatomic defects, excessive chromosomic fragility and usually severe immune deficiency. The chromosome fragility predisposes these children to the development of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. CASE REPORT Morgan, a 4-year-old boy with Bloom(More)
The effects of a 10% glucose solution and of a fructose plus 1.4% casein hydrolysate solution have been comparatively evaluated in infants with birth weights under 1 500 g. Children fed with glucose solution only are used as matched controls. Children fed with protein hydrolysate associated with fructose have a weight loss lower than those of the(More)
The systematic study of the medullary karyotype in the course of haemopathies has led us to a new case of Philadelphia chromosome in an acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This was a case of a 13 year old child. Is this a particular class of haemopathy? Do such observations put a question on the dual theory of the origins of blood germ cells? The elaborate(More)
The determination of plasma concentrations of apolipoproteins B (apo B) among 390 children (age 2-18 years) and the study of their antecedents showed that the prevalence of family histories of ischaemic cardiovascular diseases was higher among children whose apo B reached or exceeded 1.20 g/l. A low cholesterol diet was prescribed for children whose apo B(More)
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