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CONTEXT Between March and July 2009, the largest number of confirmed cases of 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection occurred in North America. OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of critically ill patients in Canada with 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS A prospective observational study of 168(More)
In a personal series of 107 patients, we describe clinical presentations, methods of recognition and therapeutic management of inherited fatty acid oxidation (FAO) defects. As a whole, FAO disorders appear very severe: among the 107 patients, only 57 are still living. Including 47 siblings who died early in infancy, in total 97 patients died, of whom 30%(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical manifestations of inherited disorders of fatty acid oxidation vary according to the enzymatic defect. They may present as isolated cardiomyopathy, sudden death, progressive skeletal myopathy, or hepatic failure. Arrhythmia is an unusual presenting symptom of fatty acid oxidation deficiencies. METHODS AND RESULTS Over a period of 25(More)
We report here our experience in the long-term management of 28 patients with citrullinaemia, 13 patients with carbamoyl phosphate synthase deficiency and 15 patients with argininosuccinic aciduria. In addition, we report a national French survey of 119 patients with ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency enzymatically characterized in our laboratory.(More)
In a series of 137 patients with methylmalonic acidaemia (MMA) and propionic acidaemia (PA) diagnosed since the early 1970s, we report in more detail 81 patients (51 MMA and 30 PA) diagnosed between 1988 and 2005. In this series, 14% of patients died at initial access revealing the disease before or despite treatment, 18% died later, and the remainder (68%)(More)
Fourteen hypertensive patients hospitalized in a paediatric intensive care unit were studied to evaluate safety and hypotensive efficacy of intravenous nicardipine. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure significantly decreased 1 h after the beginning of the treatment (1 μg/kg per minute). Mean decrease in systolic blood pressure during the first 24 h was(More)
From 1990 to 2000, we performed eight liver-kidney transplants in eight children, aged 1–16 years, with end-stage renal failure (ESRF) due to primary hyperoxaluria (PH1). The duration of dialysis before transplantation ranged from 2 to 42 months (mean 14 months) and was <1 year in four patients. Only the first patient underwent postoperative hemodialysis;(More)
Mechanical ventilation is a sophisticated technique with very narrow therapeutic ranges i.e. highly efficient and able to keep alive the most severe patients, but with considerable side effects and unwanted complications if not properly and timely used. Computerized protocols, closed loop systems, decision support, all terms which need to be defined, may(More)
In order to test the practicability and safety of whole-body cooling in term neonates with moderate-to-severe hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) and to report outcomes, a prospective pilot study was carried out in 25 term infants (median postmenstrual age 38 weeks, range 36 to 41 weeks; 20 males, five females). Whole-body cooling, to a target core(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of critically ill children with influenza A/pandemic influenza A virus (pH1N1) infection in Canada. DESIGN An observational study of critically ill children with influenza A/pH1N1 infection in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). SETTING Nine Canadian PICUs. PATIENTS A total of 57(More)