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OBJECTIVES To propose an easy and reproducible sonographic screening test able to avoid late presentation of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). METHODS The pubo-femoral distance (PFD) cut-off point was determined on 980 infants who underwent ultrasonography of the hips in comparison with the final diagnosis, based on clinical, ultrasound data and(More)
AIM To evaluate formative evaluation, a pedagogic method that sensitizes mothers to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), as a new way to improve prevention of SIDS. METHODS Prospective and randomized study. Mothers in a test group (n = 148) received an educative questionnaire about SIDS during maternity stay. Three months later, we evaluated, by a(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Polyp miss rates during colonoscopy have been calculated in a few tandem or back-to-back colonoscopy studies. Our objective was to assess the adenoma miss rate while limiting technique or operator expertise biases, i. e. by performing a large multicenter study, with same-day back-to-back video colonoscopy, done by two different(More)
BACKGROUND Several randomized studies have shown that colorectal cancer (CRC) screening by faecal occult blood test (FOBT) reduces CRC mortality. These trials have different designs, especially concerning FOBT frequency and duration, as well as the length of follow-up after stopping FOBT campaigns. AIMS To review the effectiveness of screening for CRC(More)
In a randomized, double-blinded study, we evaluated the analgesic effect of ketamine in the management of pain in a surgical intensive care unit after major abdominal surgery. Patients received morphine patient-controlled analgesia with either placebo (Group M) or ketamine (Group K). Morphine was administered with initial loading doses of 2 mg until the(More)
Human leukocyte antigen G (HLA-G) molecules exhibit immunomodulatory properties corresponding to nonclassic class I genes of the major histocompatibility complex. They are either membrane-bound or solubly expressed during certain tumoral malignancies. Soluble human leukocyte antigen G (sHLA-G) molecules seem more frequently expressed than membrane-bound(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Epithelioid granulomas is one of the best histological criterion for distinguishing Crohn's disease (CD) from other inflammatory bowel diseases. Few data are available on the time of occurrence of epithelioid granulomas, and the value of epithelioid granulomas in predicting outcome has been determined only in cohorts of prevalent CD(More)
The blastic variant (BV) form of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is considered to be a very aggressive subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). In order to determine its clinico-biological features and response to therapy we studied 33 patients (17%) out of 187 suffering from MCL who were diagnosed with a BV of MCL. Blastic variant was diagnosed according to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to review recent multicenter data on antenatal management of anti-HPA-1a fetal alloimmune thrombocytopenia and, based on this retrospective study and on recent literature, to evaluate if FBS modified the obstetrical management. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study in France includes 23 pregnancies in 21 women(More)