Brigitte Lenoir

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to generate a score based on preoperative characteristics and predictive of the individual probability of allogeneic erythrocyte transfusion in patients undergoing elective thoracolumbar spine surgery. METHODS Two hundred thirty consecutive patients were retrospectively included over a 15-month period (derivation set).(More)
A case of bisoprolol self-poisoning resulting in full recovery of the patient is described. The peak plasma level of bisoprolol was 541 ng ml-1. Sinus bradycardia was the only symptom observed, suggesting that cardioselectivity and absence of membrane stabilizing activity contribute to reduce the severity of beta-blocker intoxication.
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