Blaise Tramier

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BACKGROUND Systematic screening for liver fibrosis in heavy-drinking patients is a challenge. Aims To assess Fibroscan for non-invasive diagnosis of asymptomatic liver fibrosis in alcohol abuse patients, to determine diagnostic liver stiffness cut-off values and to compare performance of Fibroscan with seven non-invasive laboratory tests. METHODS One(More)
The objective of this study were (1) to evaluate the prevalence of anti-annexin II antibodies in patients with various autoimmune diseases and antiphospholipid syndrome and (2) to correlate anti-annexin II antibodies with anti-phospholipid antibodies. Anti-annexin II antibodies and anti-phospholipid were detected, using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay,(More)
BACKGROUND Large esophageal varices (LOV) were diagnosed by endoscopy in patients with cirrhosis. Noninvasive method would be valuable. AIMS To evaluate the diagnostic performance of Fibroscan for LOV prediction and to investigate the prognostic value of liver stiffness (LS) in cirrhosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and eighty-three patients with(More)
Background and Aims. Chemotherapy of colorectal liver metastases can induce hepatotoxicity in noncancerous liver. We describe these lesions and assess risk factors and impacts on postresection morbidity and mortality in naive patients to chemotherapy before the era of bevacizumab. Methods. Noncancerous liver tissue lesions were analysed according to tumour,(More)
OBJECTIVES Peri-prosthetic leakages are a frequent complication of tracheoesophageal prosthesis used in the vocal rehabilitation of laryngectomized patients. The authors examine the effect of pre or post operative radiotherapy upon the incidence of this complication. MATERIALS AND METHOD In a retrospective study of 67 patients rehabilited with a phonatory(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality among patients with severe acute alcoholic hepatitis is high, even among those treated with glucocorticoids. We investigated whether combination therapy with glucocorticoids plus N-acetylcysteine would improve survival. METHODS We randomly assigned 174 patients to receive prednisolone plus N-acetylcysteine (85 patients) or only(More)
Bone mass has been proposed as a marker of cumulative exposure to oestrogen in women. We have studied the association between bone mass and breast cancer in postmenopausal women. In 126 cases of breast cancers and 126 controls, the bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine (L2-L4), femoral neck, trochanter and Ward's triangle was measured by(More)
Ocular complications of atopic dermatitis in adults are blepharitis, keratoconjunctivitis, keratoconus, uveitis, subcapsular cataract and retinal detachment. Their frequency varies from 25% to 50%. The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and type of ophthalmological complications in children with atopic dermatitis. The secondary objectives of the(More)
Effectiveness of gentamicin-impregnated cement in preventing deep wound infection after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was estimated using data from prospective surveillance. In multivariate analysis, the protective effect of gentamicin-impregnated cement on the development of infection was close to the limit of significance. Gentamicin-impregnated cement(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the features of an oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal myxoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Case report of a 34-year-old patient operated upon for a dual-location tumour, and review of the literature. RESULTS The myxoma is a rare tumour. Various head and neck locations have been described, but not (to our knowledge) a tumour in both the(More)