Sophie Breinig

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Genes involved in the anaerobic metabolism of phenol in the denitrifying bacterium Thauera aromatica have been studied. The first two committed steps in this metabolism appear to be phosphorylation of phenol to phenylphosphate by an unknown phosphoryl donor ("phenylphosphate synthase") and subsequent carboxylation of phenylphosphate to 4-hydroxybenzoate(More)
Morgagni hernia is a rare malformation (3% of diaphragmatic hernias). This hernia is usually asymptomatic in children. We report on a case revealed by an unusual complication. Severe cyanosis was due to right-to-left atrial shunt through the foramen ovale assessed by 2D echocardiography. Diagnosis of the Morgagni hernia was made with CT scan. The(More)
Lactobezoar is a compact mass of undigested milk concretions and mucous secretions in the gastrointestinal tract. It is usually located in the stomach, resulting in various degrees of gastric outlet obstruction. Lactobezoar is the most common type of bezoar in infancy. We report the case of rare and complicated gastric outlet obstruction secondary to(More)
Background/Introduction Congenital anomalies of the aortic arch gather a wide spectrum of malformations concerning the aortic arch or some of its branches and the pulmonary artery. These malformations are rare (1 in 1000 live births) and sometimes responsible of complete (vascular ring) or partial (vascular sling) encirclement of the oesophagus, trachea or(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate evaluation of the pulmonary valve (PV) is crucial before surgical repair of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). AIMS To assess PV and pulmonary annulus (PA) morphology using three-dimensional (3D) transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in infants referred for surgical repair of TOF. Also, to compare PA measurements obtained by 3D TTE with those(More)
Dermohypodermitis (cellulitis) in newborn infants and in infants aged up to 3 months is uncommon and often not typical. Because group B Streptococcus is known to induce rapid life-threatening complications, early diagnosis leading to emergency treatment is of utmost importance. We report on the case of a 14-day-old girl, initially admitted for viral(More)
BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) function is a prognostic marker of cardiac disease in children. Speckle tracking has been developed to assess RV longitudinal shortening, the dominant deformation during systole; little is known about its feasibility in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). AIMS To evaluate the feasibility and reproducibility of(More)
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Tracheal injuries are a rare but potentially lethal entity, most particularly in pediatrics. While standardized management allows quick therapeutic decisions in adults, based on the results of the initial bronchoscopy, the use of diagnostic exams remains unclear during childhood. We describe the case of a 6-year-old patient with a posterior tracheal wall(More)
Tracheobronchial rupture (TBR) due to blunt chest trauma is a rare but life-threatening injury in the pediatric age group. The aim of this study was to propose a treatment strategy including bronchoscopy, surgery and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to optimize the emergency management of these patients. We reviewed a series of 27 patients with(More)
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