Pierre Y Hage

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OBJECTIVE We investigated the potential yield of incorporating fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurements in childhood allergic asthma management. METHODS Ninety-nine children with persistent allergic asthma were included in this multicentre, single-blind, randomized controlled trial. Treatment was based on the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA)(More)
The case of 52 patients with cervical myelopathy were reviewed to determine whether a high signal intensity lesion present on T2 weighted spin echo imaging appears to be an important indicator for predicting prognosis. Preoperatively, there were areas of increased signal intensity in 23 patients. The lesion was clearly demonstrated on T1 weighted images in(More)
A case of severe thrombocytopenic purpura as the sole manifestation of brucellosis in an eight-year-old boy is presented. Clinical examination revealed mucosal hemorrhages and splenomegaly. The initial diagnosis was immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and he received intravenous gamma globulins and steroids with good hematologic and clinical response. His(More)
OBJECTIVE Transsphenoidal selective adenomectomy is the treatment of choice for Cushing's disease. In some patients, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) fails to detect small pituitary ACTH-secreting adenomas. Total hypophysectomy can be performed when MRI appears normal. The aim of this paper is to study results and complications after total hypophysectomy(More)
Persistent interstitial pulmonary emphysema is a rare condition that occurs in preterm infants on mechanical ventilation, characterized by abnormal accumulation of air in the pulmonary interstitium, due to disruption of the basement membrane. Diffuse persistent interstitial pulmonary emphysema is observed when small cysts are noted in all lobes of the lung.(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza on immunocompromised patients in western countries has been described, but reports from pediatric patients in the Middle East or Arab countries are deficient. In this study, we describe the clinical characteristics of children with hematological malignancies and laboratory-proven H1N1 influenza. (More)
BACKGROUND Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) account for 10% to 15% of all intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Since the first case published by Woimant et al. in 1982, many type V DAVF, i.e. with spinal venous drainage, have been reported. Fistulas located at the craniocervical junction (CCJ) however, are exceptional and only 10 cases of CCJ(More)
Twenty-two patients suffering from trigeminal neuralgia were treated by thermocoagulation from June 92 to June 94 at Hôtel-Dieu de France Hospital. Epidemiological, clinical, para-clinical elements and the therapeutic approach were studied. The results after a median follow-up of one year were satisfactory in twenty patients (90.9%) who became asymptomatic.(More)