Alexandra Hadengue

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BACKGROUND Health-related quality of life (QoL) has prognostic value in many cancers. A recent study found that the performance of prognostic systems for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) were improvable. We evaluated the independent prognostic value of QoL for overall survival (OS) and its ability to improve two prognostic systems'performance (Köhne and(More)
Erythrocyte aggregation, which plays an important role in the physiological behavior of blood fluidity, was found to be enhanced in hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. While the role of macromolecule bridging force has been widely described, cellular factors related to membrane sialic acid content, which might contribute to the negative charge of cell(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES There is no method currently available to quantify erythrocyte aggregation in vivo. In this work, using a Couette system, we defined new ultrasound indexes potentially applicable for non-invasive investigations. METHODS Two ultrasound protocols were developed: (1) a protocol in which decreasing shear rates ranging from 200 to 1(More)
The respective role of adhesive forces induced by fibrinogen and repulsive forces induced by erythrocyte sialic acid content on erythrocyte aggregation, was investigated in hypercholesterolemic and control subjects. Aggregation index (AI) and disaggregation shear rate threshold (gamma t) were determined in the presence of either autologous plasma or(More)
The management of unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) is a comprehensive treatment strategy involving several lines of therapy, maintenance, salvage surgery, and treatment-free intervals. Besides chemotherapy (fluoropyrimidine, oxaliplatin, irinotecan), molecular-targeted agents such as anti-angiogenic agents (bevacizumab, aflibercept,(More)
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