Cécile Ricard

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Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) belong to a diverse family of natural killer (NK) cell receptors recognizing human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I molecules. Due to this functional link, KIR molecules are expected to display a high polymorphism, such as their HLA ligands. Moreover, many studies conducted in mouse and human models have shown(More)
SUMMARY A survey conducted between May and September 2005 in the Paris Region collected 67 cases of accidental "falls from heights" among the children under the age of 15. Most of the injured children were under the age of 6 (72%), the majority were boys (72%). More than half of the children's families were from extra-European origin, mostly from(More)
In humans, Salmonella most often causes self-limiting gastroenteritis, but more severe symptoms such as sepsis and meningitis can also occur and can sometimes have a fatal outcome. Even if the meningitis is not fatal, sequelae such as epilepsy, cranial nerve palsies, and hydrocephalus can occur. In the United States, it has been estimated that approximately(More)
Neuropathic pain exists in children and its incidence is often underestimated due to the lack of knowledge on the existence and the diagnosis of this pain. Although the semiological characteristics can be compared to those of the adult (allodynia, hypoesthesia, burning and stabbing sensations), their etiology often differs, and pain treatments are more(More)
Continuous insufflation of oxygen (CIO) performedwith specific endotracheal tube during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is as effective as intermittent ventilation on endotracheal tube [1]. Experimental data suggest that CIO improves the efficacy of external cardiac massage [2] and reduces gastric dilatation [3]. As endotracheal intubation is a cause of(More)
The objective of this study was to describe patients' experience during cancer disclosure and initial carers' support phase, in three healthcare facilities in Haute-Savoie District, France. METHODOLOGY We conducted a multicentric, cross-sectional telephone survey. Patients registered on the multidisciplinary cancer consultation platform lists were(More)
BACKGROUND recurrent falls are a major public health problem associated with high morbidity and mortality as well as increased dependence. Multifactorial intervention has been shown to reduce recurrence by 20% (Profet study). The French Health Authority (Haute autorité de santé or HAS) recommends since 2009 a systematic screening for and assessment of risk(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate practices for the protection from radiation of patients during coronary angiography (CA) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and to update reference values for the main radiation dose parameters. BACKGROUND Few multicenter data from large populations exist on radiation doses to patients during CA and PCI. METHODS RAY'ACT(More)