Monique Garabedian

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Hypercalcemia is a rare but potentially fatal complication during the management of childhood cancer. The treatment of severe hypercalcemia in children has not been clearly defined. The authors present a retrospective series of 16 children (11 boys and 5 girls) with severe hypercalcemia (>/=2.9 mmol/L) treated between 1997 and 2004 for malignancy. Median(More)
A case of Saccharomyces boulardii fungaemia in a burn patient is reported. S. boulardii was administered in order to improve the digestive tolerance to enteral nutrition. After a surgical procedure, a sepsis syndrome occurred, with a white blood cell count increase, abdominal meteorism and respiratory insufficiency, associated with seven blood cultures(More)
Until recently the pancreas was regarded as one of the most diagnostically unapproachable organs. Tests of function were for the most part indirect, and results tended to be misleading. Endoscopic pancreatography has proved useful in the investigation of diseases of the pancreas and the biliary tree, and has become routine in several gastroenterology(More)
Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a congenital metabolic disorder which is often revealed by growth retardation. The diagnosis may be suggested by plain radiological findings such as short metacarpals, mainly the fourth, epiphyseal anomalies or subcutaneous calcifications. The following biological tests are mandatory to confirm this diagnosis: CaP workup and(More)
In order to assess the effects of a branched chain amino acid (BCAA) enriched solution on urinary nitrogen loss and muscle protein breakdown, 22 burnt patients were randomly divided into two groups immediately after hospital admission: 11 patients received a 22% BCAA amino acid solution, 11 patients received a 41% BCAA amino acid solution. Nitrogen intake(More)
The beneficial effects of high caloric and protein enteral diet on wound healing and prevention of infection in severely burned patients is well documented. However, the relative proportion of each nutrient and especially the form of nitrogen supply have not yet been clearly established. The aim of this study was to compare, in severely burned patients, the(More)
The authors report a year's experience off artificial feeding (A.F.) in the Regional Burns Centre of Marseille. 28 patients have benefited from an A.F. of longer than 10 days. It consisted of four cases of parenteral feeding, six cases of enteric feeding and eighteen cases of combined parenteral and enteric feeding. The efficiency of the techniques of A.F.(More)