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OBJECTIVES To assess micronutrient variations in HIV/AIDS patients before and after HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy). METHODS We evaluated the nutritional status and micronutrients in 44 patients over 3 years. The first nutritional evaluation was conducted in 1995 before HAART, the second was conducted in 1998 when most patients received(More)
Aging is associated with an increased prevalence of thyroid diseases. The diagnosis of overt hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism may be difficult since they are often pauci- or monosymptomatic. Subclinical forms of thyroid diseases, in particular hypothyroidism, are even more frequent. Therapeutic abstention with regular follow-up is usually recommended in(More)
BACKGROUND Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) is the gold standard to help oncologists select the best cancer treatment for their older patients. Some authors have suggested that the concept of frailty could be a more useful approach in this population. We investigated whether frailty markers are associated with treatment recommendations in an(More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. Its prevalence increases with age and increases the risk of stroke and systemic embolism. Few data are currently available on the quality of life (QOL) of anticoagulated patients with the advent of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC). Our study aims to describe levels of QOL in elderly patients with AF(More)
One of the missions of the Centre mobile geriatrics unit in Marseille is to ensure the orientation towards the most suitable medical services of elderly patients seen in emergency departments who require admission to hospital. This regulation is preceded by the collection of geriatric and gerontological clinical data which are transferred to the ward to(More)
INTRODUCTION Tetanus is a serious disease, which could be potentially lethal. All cases are observed in patients inadequately immunized. The immunochromatographic tests (including Tetanos quick Stick(®) [TQS]) have demonstrated their efficiency in emergency setting. The aim of our study was to assess the usefulness of these tests in elderly outpatients seen(More)
Since 1991 AIDS and HIV infection in the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros have been monitored through a network of sentinel sites including predetermined target populations. In all cases seropositivity for HIV was confirmed by western blotting after two ELISA screening tests. AIDS was diagnosed on Bangui clinical criteria and positive western(More)
Tetanus is an acute severe disease induced by an exotoxin, often lethal. All cases occur in untreated or inadequately vaccinated patients and mainly in elderly patients who accumulate many risk factors. The current management of wounds faced difficulties in the assessment of immunization status and wound risks status. Indeed, all injuries can potentially(More)
Tuberculosis is still a major health concern in the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros. An effective nationally organized program has been set up to fight against the disease. It is based on bacteriologic screening (105 new cases of BK+ disease since 1995) and quadruple chemotherapy in patients identified (2RZHE 4RH) with in-hospital starter treatment(More)
Statin prescription in persons older than 75 years or with frailty signs raises questions on the role of cholesterol in the genesis of atherosclerosis in this population, on the benefit of this treatment in primary or secondary prevention, and on their side effects in a context of multiple pathology and multiple medications. These questions are approached(More)