Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFanconi S, Reinberg O, Gapany C, Meyrat B-J, Frey P, Vaudaux B, Di Bernardo S, Boulos T, Sekarski N, Spehrs-Ciaffi V, Jeannet P-Y
JournalRevue médicale suisse
Date Published2008 Jan 9

This article summarizes the medical progress achieved in 2 frequent and 2 rare pathologies: 1. Cryptorchidism should be operated around 12 months of age and hormonal treatment abandoned in order to maintain fertility and avoid development of testicular tumors. 2. For the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis oral cephalosporins for 4 to 5 days are equivalent to a Penicillin treatment of 10 days. 3. Thanks to carvedilol (a beta-blocker agent), levosimendan (a calcium sensibiliser) and nesiritide (an analog to the natriuretic peptide) a new hormonal approach to cardiac failure is possible. 4. Corticosteroids allow to improve quality of live and life expectancy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, provided treatment starts early and a multidisciplinary approach is assured.

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