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Sludges derived from wastewater treatment are foul-smelling, biologically unstable substances. As well as containing numerous pathogenic microorganisms, they also consist of organic matter that can be used as agricultural fertilizer. Legislation nevertheless requires sludges to be virologically tested prior to spreading by the counting of infectious(More)
Hen's egg lysozyme (HEL) activity was measured in vitro with gentamicin and norfloxacin by a turbidimetric technique. Gentamicin at the concentration of 10(-3) M inhibited HEL activity by 39%, while 10(-3) M norfloxacin did not affect HEL activity. However, an in vivo study in healthy persons did not show any significant statistical difference in tear(More)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common multifactorial disease, in most situations arising from an organic or mixed cause. Most cases of ED classified as arterial are linked to endothelial dysfunction in relation to the key factors of cardiovascular risk. ED is an indicator of vascular health in general. It is also a predictor of cardiovascular events,(More)
Heart failure is a severe disease which prevalence and incidence are steadily growing, with high morbidity and mortality rates, and responsible for significant financial cost. This evolution requires our therapeutic approach to be modified, by favouring multidisciplinary management and including patient education. The proof of the effectiveness of these(More)
Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) includes vascular dementia (VaD), vascular mild cognitive impairment (VaMCI) and mixed dementia. In clinical practice, VCI concerns patients referred for clinical stroke or cognitive complaint. To improve the characterization of VCI and to refine its diagnostic criteria, an international group has elaborated a new(More)
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