Antoine Magnan

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BACKGROUND Incorrect usage of inhaler devices might have a major influence on the clinical effectiveness of the delivered drug. This issue is poorly addressed in management guidelines. METHODS This article presents the results of a systematic literature review of studies evaluating incorrect use of established dry powder inhalers (DPIs) by patients with(More)
Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is characterized by intimal fibrosis and cell proliferation (including fibroblasts, smooth muscle and endothelial cells) in the distal pulmonary arterial tree. Considerable interest has been generated by recent reports of PPH in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-infected individuals. Although the lack of evidence for(More)
The delivery of drugs by inhalation is an integral component of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management. However, even with effective inhaled pharmacological therapies, asthma, particularly, remains poorly controlled around the world. The reasons for this are manifold, but limitations of treatment guidelines in terms of content,(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, which summarizes our last 5 years of experience, we evaluated the side-effects of ultra-rush venom immunotherapy and the possibility to define some risk factors for side-effects as age, Hymenoptera venom used for treatment, treatment phase, severity of prior insect sting reaction, concentration of skin test positivity, and level of(More)
In less than half a century, allergy, originally perceived as a rare disease, has become a major public health threat, today affecting the lives of more than 60 million people in Europe, and probably close to one billion worldwide, thereby heavily impacting the budgets of public health systems. More disturbingly, its prevalence and impact are on the rise, a(More)
This study reports on the proximal femur mineral content in 36 Type 1 and 60 Type 2 diabetic patients. Bone mass measurements were performed in the neck, Ward's triangle and in the trochanteric area of the femur, using dual-photon absorptiometry with 153Gd. Bone mineral density (BMD) was significantly decreased in Type 1 diabetic men and women as well in(More)
Several unmet needs have been identified in allergic rhinitis: identification of the time of onset of the pollen season, optimal control of rhinitis and comorbidities, patient stratification, multidisciplinary team for integrated care pathways, innovation in clinical trials and, above all, patient empowerment. MASK-rhinitis (MACVIA-ARIA Sentinel NetworK for(More)
Epithelioid haemangioendotheliomas are rare tumours of endothelial origin. They can develop in any tissue but occur principally in the lung and liver. Their usual course is a slow progression, so that they can be treated by surgery. In aggressive forms, no treatment has proved efficient to date. This study, describes a case of bilateral pleural epithelioid(More)
Prevalence of asthma is increasing in westernized countries. Epidemiological studies showed the impact of traffic pollution on the triggering of asthma symptoms and exacerbations, and this effect is mainly attributed to the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon core of diesel exhaust particles (DEP). However, although DEP induce IgE synthesis, little is known of(More)