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Verifying critical numerical software involves the generation of test data for floating-point intensive programs. As the symbolic execution of floating-point computations presents significant difficulties, existing approaches usually resort to random or search-based test data generation. However, without symbolic reasoning, it is almost impossible to(More)
Between 1984 and 1996, the authors performed 499 liver transplants in 416 children less than 15 years old. The overall patient survival at 10 years was 76.5%. It was 71.3% for the 209 children grafted in 1984-1990; 78.5% for biliary atresia (n = 286), 87.3% for metabolic diseases (n = 59), and 72.7% for acute liver failure (n = 22). The 5-year survival was(More)
Liver transplantation has become a clinical therapeutic modality for end stage liver diseases. The results achieved in children are better than in adults: in T.E. Starzl unique experience in Pittsburgh, USA, the survival rate at one and four years are 75 and 70% respectively. Complete rehabilitation of these children can nowadays be expected. Between March(More)
UNLABELLED Children with Alagille's syndrome are at increased perioperative risk during orthotopic liver transplantation due to the cardiopulmonary abnormalities and the hemodynamic changes associated with this procedure. We studied 16 children with Alagille's syndrome who underwent 21 orthotopic liver transplantations. Peripheral pulmonary stenosis was(More)
The development of pediatric liver transplantation is considerably hampered by the dire shortage of small donor organs. This is a very sad situation because in most experienced centers, liver replacement can offer a long-term hope of survival of more than 70% in a growing variety of pediatric liver disorders. The reported experience with 54 reduced-size(More)
We report our experience in the management of children after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). From 03/84 to 04/87 50 patients (pts) were transplanted. Mean age was 4 3/12 years (8/12 to 13 2/12) and mean body weight 14.7 kg (5.8 to 40). Hospital mortality was 14%. Problems related to the surgery included: Abdominal complications: bleeding (8 pts),(More)
UNLABELLED From October 1994 to November 1995, 150 male eligible patients were randomly assigned to Palmaz-Schatz stent implantation through 6 French catheters using the femoral (puncture) (n = 56), radial (puncture) (n = 56), or brachial (cutdown) (n = 38) approach at 6 participating Belgian centers. Acenocoumarol was given for 1 month after stenting. (More)