Philippe Leissner

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Three children with very frequent refractory epileptic seizures underwent a behavioral intervention consisting of symptom discrimination, countermeasures, contingent relaxation, and positive reinforcement for correct responses in a systematic replication series. The studies involved a 6-h nonintervention base rate, a 6-h treatment phase, and a 6-h(More)
Actively replicating endogenous retroviruses entered the human genome millions of years ago and became a stable part of the inherited genetic material. They subsequently acquired multiple mutations, leading to the assumption that these viruses no longer replicate. However, certain human tumor cell lines have been shown to release endogenous retroviral(More)
N-Myc oncogene amplification is a frequent event in neuroblastoma and is strongly correlated with advanced disease stage and treatment failure. Similarly to c-Myc oncogenic activation, N-Myc deregulation promotes both cell proliferation and p53-dependent apoptosis by sensitizing cells to a variety of insults. Intriguingly, p53 mutations are uncommon in(More)
Nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (NASBA) is a sensitive isothermal transcription-based amplification method. We have developed real-time NASBA assays to detect mRNA coding for the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) and the progesterone receptor (PGR) in breast tumors by means of duplex reactions using cyclophilin B (PPIB) as the normalizing gene. Both(More)
The epidemiology of neuromuscular diseases was studied in the county of Orebro, Sweden (study population 270,000). Several different sources of data were utilized, compared and validated. On the prevalence of day (January 1, 1988) 474 patients were identified. The rate per 100,000 population was 92 for the postpolio sequelae (PPS) and 84 for the other(More)
Success in treating severe sepsis will require relevant tools to monitor the patient immunoinflammatory status. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of measuring a panel of immunological mediator mRNAs in whole blood and to study their prognostic values in septic shock patients. At the onset of shock, compared to healthy volunteers, mRNA levels(More)
Walker-Warburg syndrome (WWS) is an autosomal recessive condition characterized by diffuse neurodysplasia, resulting in brain and eye abnormalities. We report on 3 prenatally diagnosed cases of this syndrome born to a consanguineous couple. An ultrasonographic examination showed hydrocephalus at the 27th week of the first pregnancy. Amniocentesis documented(More)
The study group consisted of 100 persons referred with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome. Clinical and neurophysiological examinations were performed blinded from each other. The gold standard for the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) diagnosis was based on the results of these examinations but relief of CTS symptoms after surgery was also required. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The existence of differential sensory block during epidural analgesia has been confirmed by some authors and disputed by others. This study attempts to elucidate this issue by using quantitative methods for evaluation of sensory block. METHODS A single epidural injection of 20 mL 0.5% bupivacaine with epinephrine was administered(More)