Carine Garcia

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AIM The aim of this paper is to provide the fundamental background of the inflammation theory associated with type 2 diabetes, to discuss the clinical consequences of low-grade inflammation, particularly in terms of cardiovascular risk, and to infer some clinical therapeutic strategies deriving from drugs that already exist or are in development. METHODS(More)
INTRODUCTION Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) are the most common antidepressants prescribed for elderly people. Although they are generally better tolerated than other antidepressant treatment classes, they can be responsible for potentially life-threatening hyponatremia, related to syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion(More)
The disorder now known as metabolic syndrome has been recognized for 50 years, but its multiple definitions have led to some confusion and even doubt about its very nature. Metabolic syndrome is directly linked to the presence of android obesity, which indicates insulin resistance and lies at the root of all risk factors and early indications of type 2(More)
UNLABELLED All diabetes specialists are aware of the frequency and severity of coronary disease in diabetics. Non-invasive diagnostic tests perform well, but they could be better. AIM To assess the role of computed tomographic coronary angiography in diabetics. New cardiac imaging techniques such as CT coronary angiography are promising tools for the(More)
PURPOSE Despite appropriate therapy 10 to 100% of patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs will develop post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of PTS in the EDITH cohort and to estimate the association between initial patients' characteristics and the risk of development of PTS. METHODS One(More)
PURPOSE Nelson's syndrome is a severe complication of bilateral adrenalectomy performed in the treatment of some Cushing's diseases, and its management remains difficult. Trough the observation of a patient suffering from a severe form of Nelson's syndrome for more than 10 years, the authors review the literature and discuss the main current therapeutic(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of this study was to investigate blood pressure variations during diabetic incipient nephropathy and to evaluate theirs consequences for erythropoietin (EPO) production. PATIENTS AND METHODS This study included 94 diabetic patients (mean age: 59.9 +/- 15.3 years, diabetes duration: 13.8 +/- 15.3 years). Patients were divided in two(More)
We report a 72-year-old patient who presented with a third metacarpo-phalangeal arthritis of unknown origin. Ultrasonography proved to be useful to the diagnosis of gout and to initiate therapy with allopurinol in the presence of erosions. This observation adds evidence to recent reports that using a specific semiology, ultrasonography could be useful to(More)
INTRODUCTION Microalbuminuria is an early indication of diabetic nephropathy in patients with Type 1 diabetes and a marker of cardiovascular in patients with type 2 diabetes. It must therefore be assessed annually in these patients. We sought to determine whether semiquantitative determination of proteinuria with urinary dipsticks was useful for this(More)
Diabetes and dementia, which have a complex relationship between them, are undergoing extensive growth in their fields. The occurrence of hypoglycaemia, the potential severity of which has just been pointed out in some recent studies, must be included in these relationships. In fact, diabetes is the cause of decline in cognitive functions and most certainly(More)