Peggy Philippe

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To determine the extent of progress in the treatment of sacrococcygeal teratomas (SCTs), we evaluated the experience with 73 patients over 40 years. The medical records of the children were reviewed for demographics, histology, clinical course, and outcome. Therapy differed depending on the type of SCT, histology, and decade of diagnosis. The female:male(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the clinical, biological, and imaging features and outcomes of patients with streptococcal and enterococcal spondylodiscitis (SESD). METHODS This retrospective study of patients with SESD was carried out in 2 departments of rheumatology from 1990 through 2002. Comparison was made with cases of staphylococcal spondylodiscitis(More)
PURPOSE To compare tomosynthesis with radiography for the detection of hand and wrist bone erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), using multidetector computed tomography (CT) as the reference method. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the local ethics committee, and written consent was obtained from all patients. From December(More)
We describe four cases (from three families) of hereditary factor I deficiency, bringing the total number of cases now reported to 23. In one family there are two affected siblings: one has suffered recurrent pyogenic infections; the other is asymptomatic. In the second family, the patient had recurrent pyogenic infections and a self-limiting vasculitic(More)
BACKGROUND Auto-antibodies against folate receptor alpha (FRα) at the choroid plexus that block N(5)-methyltetrahydrofolate (MTHF) transfer to the brain were identified in catatonic schizophrenia. Acoustic hallucinations disappeared following folinic acid treatment. Folate transport to the CNS prevents homocysteine accumulation and delivers one-carbon units(More)
Although laparoscopic procedures are currently in vogue in general surgery, the role of this approach in children has not been prospectively evaluated in the United States using the new instrumentation now available to us. To assess the value of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) in childhood, we prospectively compared 14 LAs with 50 open appendectomies (OA)(More)
Surgery alone or supplemental radiation is effective in local control in a majority of patients with nonrhabdomyosarcoma of the soft tissue. To determine the factors influencing subsequent survival, a retrospective review of 64 children with nonrhabdomyosarcoma of the soft tissue of the extremities was performed. Using the American Joint Committee on Cancer(More)
BACKGROUND In published case reports, tocilizumab (TCZ) has shown good efficacy for AA amyloidosis in almost all patients. We investigated the efficacy and safety of TCZ in AA amyloidosis in a multicentre study of unselected cases. METHODS We e-mailed rheumatology and internal medicine departments in France, Switzerland and North Africa by using the Club(More)
Recent technological innovations have improved our ability to perform thoracoscopy in children. Video imaging improves thoracoscopic visualization and enhances the role of the surgical assistant. The placement of multiple access ports improves the thoracoscopic manipulation of tissue. The laser permits the application of thermal energy to intrathoracic(More)
PURPOSE Rituximab has been shown to be efficient in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) when associated with methotrexate (MTX). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the response to this treatment in daily practice in the following three specific situations: rheumatoid factor (RF)-negative RA patients, rituximab monotherapy patients and TNFα(More)