Alain Barres

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the impact on mechanical ventilation and ICU outcomes of substituting remifentanil for sufentanil, in an analgesia-based sedation protocol. A database of data prospectively collected was retrospectively analyzed. The study was carried out in a 16-bed tertiary-care ICU. METHODS The study included 1544(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have suggested a link exists between L-thyroxine and the coagulation system, and, according to some drug interaction studies, L-thyroxine can potentiate the effect of warfarin. This study sought to assess whether thyroid hormone therapy could impact the risk of bleeding in patients receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS(More)
Invasion of the hyothyroepiglottic (HTE) space, or pre-epiglottic space, constitutes an important element in selecting the type of therapy in cancer of the larynx (functional surgery, radiotherapy), the oropharynx and the hypopharynx. Clinical examination and standard X-ray films provide insufficient information. High frequency real time ultrasonography(More)
When confronted with complete chemotherapy-induced histological/clinical regression of a tumor, should the initial therapeutical strategy be modified? Such situations occur more and more frequently. Additional treatment must be carried out in all instances. Indeed, a correlation between complete clinical and histological regression was demonstrated in 66%(More)
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