Thierry Girard

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BACKGROUND Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially lethal disease triggered by volatile anaesthetics and succinylcholine in genetically predisposed individuals. Because of the heterogenetic nature of MH, a simple genetic-based diagnostic test is not feasible and diagnosis requires an invasive open muscle biopsy followed by the in vitro contracture test(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare pharmacogenetic disorder which is characterized by life-threatening metabolic crises during general anesthesia. Classical triggering substances are volatile anesthetics and succinylcholine (SCh). The molecular basis of MH is excessive release of Ca2+ in skeletal muscle principally by a mutated ryanodine(More)
We present the case of a 7-year old boy with traumatic brain injury who received propofol during 38 h. Thirty-six hours after cessation of propofol infusion asystole occurred. After immediate mechanical and medical resuscitation, unreactive dilated pupils were observed. The following computed tomography scan revealed a generalized brain edema with(More)
UNLABELLED Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an autosomal dominant, potentially fatal pharmacogenetic disorder of skeletal muscle. Approximately half of all known MH families show a linkage to the ryanodine receptor type 1 (RY1) gene. Although our knowledge of the diagnosis, genetics, and therapy of MH has improved, the exact pathogenesis and the role of(More)
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