Nathalie McFadden

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PURPOSE This study evaluated risk factors for mortality after emergency colectomy for fulminant Clostridium difficile infection. METHODS Retrospective study of 130 cases of Clostridium difficile infection that required a colectomy between 1994 and 2007 in four hospitals of Quebec, Canada. Primary outcome was 30-day mortality. RESULTS Twenty-five cases(More)
Rothmund-Thomson syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive syndrome characterised by poikiloderma of the face and extremities, alopecia, short stature, and skeletal defects. We report a patient with the characteristic features of Rothmund-Thomson syndrome who also had lymphocyte chromosome abnormalities. She has a small flat face with short palpebral fissures(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of seat belts in reducing deaths from motor vehicle crashes is well documented. A unique association of injuries has emerged in adults and children with the use of seat belts. The "seat-belt syndrome" refers to the spectrum of injuries associated with lap-belt restraints, particularly flexion-distraction injuries to the spine (Chance(More)
Dear Editor: Sacral neurostimulation (SNS) is an extremely useful modality to help restore fecal continence in patients whose condition has been refractory to standard treatment [1–3]. In order to continue to expand the indications for SNS within the context of fecal incontinence (FI), we describe how a patient’s continence was fully restored using SNS,(More)
We are reporting the case of a 32-year-old female who had suffered from fecal incontinence (FI). She was born with an imperforate anus and a recto-vaginal fistula; she underwent repair at 6 mo of age. At 29 years of age, she was still fecally incontinent despite extensive pelvic floor reeducation. A magnetic resonance imaging and an anal electromyography(More)
Patients with lupus nephritis and severe renal failure progress to end-stage renal disease despite aggressive therapy to suppress immunologic function. Within this group is a small subset presenting with rapid progression of renal failure and requiring dialytic support. We reviewed the clinicopathologic data of four such patients who were able to terminate(More)
We report two patients with infantile acropustulosis; one patient with a history of atopic dermatitis and the second with an abnormally high IgE serum value. Atopy has not been reported previously in patients with infantile acropustulosis. Immunofluorescent studies of involved skin gave negative results.
BACKGROUND While studies suggested that transumbilical incisions (TUI) incur better postoperative cosmetic satisfaction scores (CSS) and shorter operative time (OT) than periumbilical incisions (PUI) during general surgery laparoscopic interventions, others did not. Concerns have been raised toward the potential negative impact of TUI on the incidence of(More)
The combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography scan is ideal in the initial staging of lymphomas and for evaluating the response to treatment. In posttreatment studies, the presence of a residual, metabolically active mass at the site of initially documented lymphoma is not expected to be anything other than residual active disease. We(More)
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