Benoît Samson

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This double-blind randomised study compared the analgesic efficacy, respiratory effects, side effects, and pharmacokinetic disposition of 24 hr lumbar epidural and intravenous infusions of the same dosage regimen of fentanyl (1.5 micrograms.kg-1 bolus then 1 microgram.kg-1.hr-1 infusion) in 50 patients after thoracotomy. Patients received either epidural(More)
BACKGROUND A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to assess the analgesic, pharmacokinetic, and clinical respiratory effects of 72-h application of two transdermal fentanyl (TTSF) patch sizes in patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy. METHODS TTSF patches releasing 50 micrograms/h (TTSF-50) or 75 micrograms/h (TTSF-75)(More)
BACKGROUND The combination of an anti-VEGF or an anti-EGFR-targeted monoclonal antibody with chemotherapy has shown clinical activity in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. However, combining both anti-VEGF and anti-EGFR antibodies with chemotherapy in first-line treatment resulted in adverse outcomes. We assessed whether the combination of(More)
Great advances in analytical technology coupled with accelerated new drug development and growing understanding of biological challenges, such as tumor heterogeneity, have required a change in the focus for biobanking. Most current banks contain samples of primary tumors, but linking molecular signatures to therapeutic questions requires serial biopsies in(More)
The effect of nalbuphine on the respiratory depression, pruritus and analgesia induced by epidural morphine was determined in a randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled fashion. Twenty ASA physical status I women received 0.1 mg.kg-1 epidural morphine at induction of general anaesthesia for elective total abdominal hysterectomy. Group 1 (n(More)
The efficacy of nalbuphine, an agonist/antagonist opioid, in preventing respiratory depression from epidural morphine analgesia after thoracotomy, was assessed in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial. After a standardized general anaesthetic and 0.15 mg.kg-1 of epidural morphine, patients received a bolus and then a 24 h infusion of nalbuphine(More)
Docetaxel and Gemcitabine are active agents in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). They have different mechanism of action, minimal overlapping toxicity, and are easily administered on an outpatient basis. This phase II study evaluated Docetaxel administered with Gemcitabine on days 1 and 8 in a 3-week cycle, to determine its efficacy, while attempting(More)
LBA3500^ Background: Therapy targeting VEGF or EGFR demonstrated clinical activity in combination with chemotherapy (CT) in mCRC but monoclonal antibodies cannot be associated. The DREAM trial compares a maintenance therapy (MT) with bev +/- EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor erlotinib (E) after a first-line Bev-based induction therapy (IT) in pts with mCRC. (More)
Chemotherapy-induced diarrhea (cid) is a common side effect of cancer treatment and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Diarrhea is frequently severe enough to require a dose reduction of, a delay in, or a discontinuation of chemotherapy. Diarrhea-associated mortality has been reported to be as high as 3.5% in clinical trials of irinotecan and(More)