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We evaluated immediate and long-term results of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and stent placement to treat stenotic and occluded arteries in patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia. Fourteen patients were treated by 3 exclusive celiac artery (CA) PTAs (2 stentings), 3 cases with both Superior Mesenteric Artery (SMA) and CA angioplasties, and… (More)
The few cases of antiphospholipid syndrome that have been reported in neonates are believed to have resulted from a transplacental transfer of antiphospholipid antibodies. Here we report on a boy with a neonatal stroke revealing a de novo primary antiphospholipid, the mother being free of antiphospholipid antibodies. Other thrombosis risk factors included… (More)
Variations in endotympanic pressure during general anaesthesia with a mixture of nitrogen protoxide and oxygen (66 and 34% respectively) were determined in 40 patients. Findings are of practical interest in ORL, particularly during tympanoplasty or drainage of a seromucus otitis media.
Fetal brain tumors are rare and have different histologies. Although the definitive diagnosis relies on the histopathology of the tumor, it is useful to distinguish the tumors potentially curable from the tumors rapidly fatal after birth. Nevertheless, some intracranial masses are not tumors. We report four cases of intracerebral masses diagnosed prenatally… (More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the rate of preoxygenation before induction of anesthesia in patients with no lung disease and in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). PATIENTS AND METHODS End-tidal fractional oxygen concentration (FEO2) was monitored using a paramagnetic oxygen analyzer, during a 5 minute-period of preoxygenation (tidal… (More)
Haemorrhages during pregnancy may have a non-obstetrical origin, the pregnancy itself favoring some specific aetiologies because of pregnancy-related physiological modifications. These non-obstetrical haemorrhages are rare but are associated with a high maternal and foetal mortality. The prognosis depends on an early diagnosis and a multidisciplinary… (More)
BACKGROUND Microdeletions encompassing chromosome bands 2q14.1q14.3 are rare. To date, eight reports of relatively large deletions of this region (∼20 Mb) but only two small deletions (<6 Mb) have been reported. These deletions can cause a variable phenotype depending on the size and location of the deletion. Cognitive disability, facial dysmorphism, and… (More)