Catherine Alquier

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Adjustment Disorders With Anxiety (ADWA) account for almost 10% of psychologically motivated consultations in primary care. The aim of this double-blind randomised parallel group study was to compare (non-inferiority test) the efficacies of etifoxine, a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic drug, and lorazepam, a benzodiazepine, for ADWA outpatients followed by(More)
In patients clinically suspected of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs, it is safe to withhold anticoagulant therapy after a negative ultrasound (US) limited to the popliteal and the femoral veins, provided that this can either be repeated or combined with other diagnostic procedures. To assess the safety of withholding anticoagulants after a(More)
BACKGROUND Balanced postoperative analgesia combines non-narcotic drugs and opioids. We organized a large study to evaluate nefopam analgesia and tolerance in combination with morphine for patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) after orthopaedic surgery. METHODS Two hundred and one patients scheduled to undergo hip arthroplasty were included in this(More)
Lormetazepam is a short-acting benzodiazepine hypnotic which is beneficial in shortening the time to onset of sleep. The aim of the study was to assess a new formulation of lormetazepam (oral solution) in comparison with lormetazepam tablets in out-patients with insomnia. This trial was an open randomized parallel group study conducted by 30 general(More)
This paper describes the psychomotor and mnesic effects of single oral doses of etifoxine (50 and 100 mg) and lorazepam (2 mg) in healthy subjects. Forty-eight healthy subjects were included in this randomized double blind, placebo controlled parallel group study [corrected]. The effects of drugs were assessed by using a battery of subjective and objective(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the changes in carotid artery intima-media thickness as measured by B-mode ultrasound in postmenopausal women receiving hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or not. One hundred and fifty-nine healthy postmenopausal women aged 45-65 years were recruited from our menopause clinic. All the selected women were free of(More)
Although Adjustment Disorder (AD) is considered a marginal diagnostic category by many clinicians and researchers, all the rare studies undertaken in the last decades indicate that the prevalence of this disorder is high in psychiatric settings, but has never been investigated in general practice. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current(More)
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