Anne-Lise Vataire

Learn More
PURPOSE In Europe, 4 inhaled antibiotics (tobramycin, colistimethate sodium, aztreonam, and levofloxacin) are currently approved for the treatment of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Levofloxacin inhalation solution (LIS) is the most recently approved inhaled antibiotic for adult patients with CF. A(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The heterogeneous nature of breast cancer can make decisions on adjuvant chemotherapy following surgical resection challenging. Oncotype DX is a validated gene expression profiling test that predicts the likelihood of adjuvant chemotherapy benefit in early-stage breast cancer. The aim of this study is to determine the costs of(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to compare the sensitivity of whole body (WB) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) for the diagnosis of bone metastases (BMs) in patients with well-differentiated gastro-entero-pancreatic endocrine cancer (WD-GEP-EC) and to determine predictive factors of BM. PATIENTS AND METHODS WB-MRI and(More)
BACKGROUND In breast cancer, adjuvant chemotherapy is often prescribed as a precautionary measure and sometimes unnecessarily. A diagnostic test based on estimating the risk of recurrence at 10 years for women with breast cancer in early stage has been developed (Oncotype DX(®)). METHOD A Markov's model was adapted to evaluate the long-term effect of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES With constant incentives for healthcare payers to contain their pharmaceutical budgets, forecasting has become critically important. Some countries have, for instance, developed pharmaceutical horizon scanning units. The objective of this project was to build a model to assess the net effect of the entrance of new patented(More)
OBJECTIVES There is a paucity of recent data on breast cancer costs, particularly on the burden of chemotherapy. The present study was designed to estimate resource use and costs associated with the current standard of care for adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. METHODS Costs and resource use were assessed by retrospective analysis of medical(More)
OBJECTIVES Sialolithiasis, or salivary stones, is not a rare disease of the major salivary glands. However, the aetiology and incidence remain largely unknown. Since sialoliths are comprised mainly of calcium phosphate salts, we hypothesise that drinking water calcium levels and other elements in drinking water could play a role in sialolithiasis. Owing to(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of the orphan drug legislation led to the increase in the number of available orphan drugs, but the access to them is often limited due to the high price. Social preferences regarding funding orphan drugs as well as the criteria taken into consideration while setting the price remain unclear. The study aimed at identifying the(More)