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OBJECTIVE To determine the point prevalence of painful musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in obese subjects before and after weight loss following bariatric surgery. DESIGN Longitudinal, interventional, unblended. SUBJECTS Forty-eight obese subjects (47 women, one man, mean age 44+/-9 years; mean body mass index (BMI) 51+/-8 kg/m(2)) recruited from an(More)
Non-Shiga toxin-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (non-Stx-HUS) is a rare disease. The clinical outcome is often unfavorable: 50% of patients progress to end-stage renal failure. Several mutations in complement regulatory genes predispose to non-Stx-HUS. Transplantation outcomes are poor among patients with either mutation in the genes encoding(More)
We report the case of a 16-year old male patient admitted for bronchial suppuration, haemoptysis and opacity with abscess located in the inferior lobe. General deterioration, notably a loss of 10 kg in 2 months, and the radiological findings were strongly suggestive of tuberculosis, pyogenic abscess or malignant process. Bronchial fibroscopy provided a(More)
Endobronchial tuberculosis may simulate a bronchial neoplasm. It is the data from a bronchial biopsy carried out along with the X-ray and endoscopy examination followed by the bacteriology of the expectorating sputum which enables a diagnosis to be made. This form of diagnosis is known but is rare. The clinical outcome is very good after specific treatment,(More)
Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) is a joint initiative of the European Commission (EC) and European Space Agency (ESA), which aims at achieving an autonomous and operational Earth observation capacity. GMES marks the transition from R&D oriented efforts in earth observation towards operational services. The development of the space(More)
The authors report a case of a patient aged 83 who presented with a lipid pneumonia and a primary broncho-pulmonary adenocarcinoma of the left lower lobe. The diagnosis of the lipid pneumonia was confirmed following broncho-alveolar lavage and the autopsy confirms the neoplastic origin of the mass lesion at the left base. The authors report 16 similar cases(More)
Diagnostic ultrasound showed that the passing of the Watson capsule through the pylorus can be proved demonstrating its catheter within the pylorus. Only the biopsy itself has to be done under radiologic control which results in decreasing X-ray time from sometimes six minutes to a few seconds, usually less than one minute.
By means of abdominal ultrasound and two-dimensional echocardiography the exact position of 0.6 mm silastic catheters within the heart and/or great vessels (VCI, PA) can be detected and corrected under continuous control. This eliminates the need for radiological examination by contrast media, since the system might deconnect, become contaminated and/or(More)