Maria Dubos

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Two unrelated mentally retarded patients were found to have an interstitial deletion of 18q12. They were a 2-year-old, short, macrocephalic and autistic girl, and a 5-year-old boy. Six other liveborn patients with comparable deletion have been so far identified. The common findings are mild dysmorphic features (telecanthus, epicanthal folds, flaring(More)
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis has multiple etiologies with unclear mechanisms; however, rhabdomyolysis caused by Staphylococcus aureus infection is rare. CASE REPORT A case report of severe rhabdomyolysis in a patient who presented with endocarditis caused by methicillin-susceptible S. aureus and review of relevant literature. RESULTS The patient had a(More)
BACKGROUND Prostatic abscesses are an uncommon disease usually caused by enterobacteria. They mostly occur in immunodeficient patients. It is thus extremely rare to have a Staphylococcal prostatic abscess in a young immunocompetent patient. CASE PRESENTATION A 20-year-old patient was treated with ofloxacin for a suspicion of prostatitis. An(More)
Calcinosis, the deposition of calcified material in soft tissues, is frequently seen in systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis. Treatment options are limited, with disappointing results. Some recent case reports suggest that rituximab may be an attractive therapeutic option. In case 1, a 54-year-old woman who presented with rheumatoid arthritis in(More)
36 cases of paroxysmal pacing failure in patients with demand pacemakers are reported. The possible causes of pacing lead problems, excluding inhibition by muscular contractions, are related to the distal extremity at the electrode itself, on the lead (rupture) or at the connection between the lead and the pulse generator. The recognition of the precise(More)
This report describes some of the various techniques which may be used to demonstrate intermittent and/or incomplete fracture of a pacing lead. Eleven patients treated with an R-wave-inhibited demand pacer showed signs of paroxysmal arrhythmias. Intraoperative recordings of the ventricular electrogram showed the presence of spurious signals mimicking an(More)
A comparison of the "cumulative survival" of 1073 totally sealed cardiac pacemakers with that of 624 unsealed models showed the marked superiority of the former group. Calculation of the "cumulative survival" is not only a method which allows a comparison of technological advantages, but also one which can yield the selective replacement time". This concept(More)
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