Catherine Mourlhon

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of excessive mechanical load caused by obesity on the inspiratory muscle performance in obese men at rest. METHODS We therefore measure at rest spirometric flows and the noninvasive tension time index of inspiratory muscle (TTmus = PI/PImax x TI/TTOT) in eight obese male subjects (body mass(More)
OBJECTIVES Although there may exist a nosocomial risk of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this risk has not been fully investigated thus far and its magnitude is unknown. The aim of this multicenter cross-sectional study was to evaluate the prevalence of, and risk factors for, hepatitis C infection in consecutive(More)
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