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GALEN has developed a new generation of terminology tools based on a language independent concept reference model using a compositional formalism allowing computer processing and multiple reuses. During the 4th framework program project Galen-In-Use we applied the modelling and the tools to the development of a new multipurpose coding system for surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a substantial cause of hospital admissions. However, little is known about the incidence, preventability and severity of ADEs resulting in emergency department visits. To address this issue, we conducted a prospective survey in emergency departments of French public hospitals. METHODS This study was performed over(More)
PURPOSE Ovarian and tubal dysplasia may be precursors to ovarian cancer. The goal of this study was to check whether these histopathological lesions would be found after ovulation induction using tamoxifen, clomiphene citrate and letrozole. METHODS Seventy-two rats were divided into four groups. In the first group, 24 rats received normal saline. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary team training program based on simulated scenarios and focusing on two obstetrical emergency situations: shoulder dystocia and complicated breech vaginal delivery (CBVD). These situations are rare, so there are few opportunities for real-life training, yet their competent and efficient(More)
CONCLUSIONS Conventional radiotherapy with concurrent cisplatin is significantly superior to induction cisplatin fluorouracil chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy in terms of laryngeal preservation in patients with T3 hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Despite a high rate of laryngeal preservation no survival benefit was recorded in this selected population. (More)
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) with extranodal location affecting only the CNS, meninges and eye, without visceral or lymph node involvement. Its incidence has increased sharply over the past three decades, especially in immunocompetent subjects. Most PCNSL cases are diffuse large B-cell(More)
One approach to estimate cancer incidence in the French Départements is to quantify the relationship between data in cancer registries and data obtained from the PMSI (Programme de Médicalisation des Systèmes d'Information Médicale). This relationship may then be used in Départements without registries to infer the incidence from local PMSI data. We present(More)
The CCAM French coding system of clinical procedures was developed between 1994 and 2004 using, in parallel, a traditional domain expert's consensus method on one hand, and advanced methodologies of ontology driven semantic representation and multilingual generation on the other hand. These advanced methodologies were applied under the framework of an(More)