V. Le Bouquin

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Non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) seems to decrease the need for intubation in patients with severe cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (CPO) in the intensive care unit. The goals of our study were to delineate indications for CPAP in the emergency department, and to confirm its usefulness in such a setting. We retrospectively assess the(More)
Between 1979 and 1996, 4 acute occlusions of the left main coronary artery (LMC) were treated by primary transluminal coronary angioplasty. They were 4 men with a mean age of 43 +/- 5 years, admitted to hospital less than 8 hours after the clinical onset of symptoms of anterior myocardial infarction in Killip class 4 with complete right bundle branch block(More)
 Cutaneous mucormycosis is a rare but serious infection in trauma patients. Reported here is the case of a young patient with cutaneous mucormycosis due to Absidia corymbifera probably caused by a soil-contaminated wound. Despite daily surgical debridement and amphotericin B therapy, cure could be achieved only by amputation of the lower limb.
New equipment facilitating the use of spontaneous ventilation with positive expiratory pressure (PEP) has become available in France since January 1996. This technique was applied in 38 patients with severe cardiogenic pulmonary oedema and persistent respiratory distress despite high flow classical oxygen therapy and standard treatment. After 1 hour of(More)
The authors report the case of a 21 year old woman with a congenital long Q7 syndrome who had several syncopal attacks at least one of which was caused by torsades de pointe. This sudden complication was attributed to the simultaneous prescription of Spiramycine and Mequitazine over a 48 hour period. These two drugs are not considered to be predisposing(More)
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