Ae P Pibarot

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The effective orifice area (EOA) is the most commonly used parameter to assess the severity of aortic valve stenosis as well as the performance of valve substitutes. Particle image velocimetry (PIV) may be used for in vitro estimation of valve EOA. In the present study, we propose a new and simple method based on Howe’s developments of Lighthill’s(More)
One hundred and forty-one patients (100 males, mean age 56.8 +/- 11 years) with a previous bleeding episode from ruptured esophageal varices were followed prospectively after obliteration of varices by elective endoscopic sclerotherapy. Eighty two p. 100 had alcoholic cirrhosis, 30 p. 100 were Child Pugh class A, 60 p. 100 B, 10 p. 100 C. Median follow up(More)
A questionnaire survey was carried out in a public maternity hospital among 350 mothers who had just given birth, in order to study factors possibly influencing their choice between breast feeding and bottle feeding. The high rate of questionnaire response (96%) indicated that mothers were much concerned by this choice. According to the feeding method(More)
Using only ingested alcohol quantity, where individual erroneous values are counted and weigh a lot, alcohol consumption evaluation is biased. An original alcohol consumption evaluation is explained: ordinal factor analysis, and evaluation scales are described. This study shows several people groups, whose sensitivity about alcohol consumption safety varies(More)
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