Matthew L Weber

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A 6-year-old girl had a 7-month history of headaches and painful torticollis. A CT scan of the mastoids showed extensive bone destruction of the base of the skull and C-1. Biopsies of the retropharyngeal area and of the anterior aspect of C-1 were performed: histopathologic findings were suggestive of mycotic infection and cultures were positive for Candida(More)
The bacteriology and cytology of middle ear effusion from 729 children with persistent otitis media with effusion were studied. Thirty-five percent of these chronic effusions were culture-positive. Type b and non-type b Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria sp. and Staphylococcus epidermidis were the predominant isolates. Serous and(More)
One hundred forty-four serous and mucoid effusions were cultured for aerobic bacteria, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and virus. Thirty percent of all effusions yielded an unequivocally positive culture for aerobic bacteria. Although serous effusions were culture positive as often as mucoid effusions, Haemophilus influenzae was isolated predominantly from serous(More)
We report the case of a 9-year-old girl with multiple problems due to hypothalamic dysfunction of obscure origin: apnoeic spells, behavioural problems, developmental delay, hypodipsia with bouts of hypernatraemia, episodes of spontaneous hypothermia, obesity, petit-mal seizures, non-progressive precocious puberty, absence of respiratory response to CO2 and(More)
Twenty-seven consecutive cases of acute epiglottitis in children were treated by nasotracheal intubation during a 25-month period. The duration of intubation averaged 44.2 hours. No mortality or morbidity occurred. Mean hospitalization was 4.5 days. Anaesthetic techniques are discussed. Ketamine is a somewhat controversial choice for these patients as it(More)
Trichopoliodystrophy (also known as Menkes' kinky or steely hair disease), a recessive sex-linked syndrome, is characterized by severely retarded mental and physical development, convulsions, a particular phenotype and abnormalities of the hair, bones and arteries. Very low levels of copper and ceruloplasmin in the serum confirm the diagnosis. This rare(More)
During a 15-month period a trial program of continuing self medical education for pediatricians in the province of Quebec was performed by sending out 5 questionnaires, each containing 10 multiple choice questions related to new, controversial, or changing medical subjects. Appropriate responses, relevant references and commentaries, were added to each(More)