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Accidentology data showed that liver is often injured in car crashes; three types of injuries occur: hematoma, laceration and vessel failure. This paper focuses on surface laceration, which involves liver capsule and hepatic parenchyma. Liver capsule behavior has been studied but its failure properties are still unclear, particularly on a local point of(More)
This study was aimed at confirming that auditory event related potential (ERP) abnormalities are indicators of vulnerability to schizophrenia. Auditory ERP performances were assessed at Fz, Cz, and Pz, with an oddball paradigm, in 21 clinically stable patients with schizophrenia, 21 of their healthy biological full siblings and 21 control subjects. The(More)
This paper aims at describing an inflation test protocol on a human liver capsule using stereo-correlation. The biaxial tension created by the inflation test is comparable to the type of loading the capsule would be subjected to during a liver compression. Confocal microscopy associated to an anti-collagen coloration reveals that the tissue is isotropic at(More)
Quality of life is impaired in patients with epilepsy and can be improved by effective therapy. Randomised clinical trials have shown that lamotrigine treatment is associated with improved quality of life. However, little information is available on quality of life or treatment effects in patients with epilepsy in the general population. The objective of(More)
The existence of a genetic background is well admitted in schizophrenia, but some individuals at genetic risk for that disease could never manifest it at a clinical level. However, several vulnerability models could help us to identify such individuals. According to them, when similar perturbations at a given task are observed both in clinically stable(More)
Serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE) levels were studied by an enzymo-immunoassay method in 2 groups of patients: a group of epileptic patients, and a group of patients with refractory major depression after electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). In patients without organic neurological disease (n = 274) the mean serum NSE level (+/- S.D.) was 8.4 +/- 3.4(More)
EMG and nerve conduction studies have limitations and require particular consideration in children. The indications and the main results are considered from the study of 1624 EMGs in 1385 children under 15 years old seen over a period of 3 years. Classification of cases was based on clinical criteria. The diagnostic yield of EMG is emphasized in the(More)
Of 135 carotid artery reconstructions performed under general anesthesia in 127 patients (mean age 68 years), 119 were performed with continuous intraoperative Doppler recording of the middle cerebral artery. This investigation was impossible in nine (6.7%) cases because of the absence of a visible temporal window, and results were deemed uninterpretable in(More)