Chistiane Oddoze

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BACKGROUND Procalcitonin (PCT) blood concentrations are known to be an appropriate marker of severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) induced by coronary artery surgery with and without cardiopulmonary bypass. Pro-brain natriuretic peptide (N-BNP) is a newly described cardiac hormone considered to be an effective marker of severity and(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of the effects of tobacco smoke often rely on reported exposure to cigarette smoke, a measure that is subject to bias. We describe here the relationship between parental smoking exposure as assessed by urinary cotinine excretion and lung function in children with asthma. METHODS We studied 90 children 4-14 years of age, who reported a(More)
To compare N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP), procalcitonin (PCT), and troponin I (Tn I) concentrations during and after coronary artery surgery in patients with or without cardiovascular complications. Prospective, comparative study of 12 months in the cardiovascular intensive care unit in a university hospital 60 adult patients(More)
A simple reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic method with paired-ion and UV detection has been developed for the rapid quantification of urinary nicotine and cotinine. A one-step solid-liquid extraction on Extrelut was used. Separation from endogenous substances was achieved with a decreasing flow-rate. With 20 ml of urine for extraction,(More)
1. The aim of the study was to determine the carbachol and albuterol responsiveness in treated and untreated asthmatic and allergic children exposed to environmental tobacco smoke assessed by urinary cotinine measurements. 2. Forty-six asthmatic and allergic children with normal spirometric values were recruited. The doubling dose, concentration of(More)
PURPOSE High variability has been observed in the estimation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in older patients, according to the formula used and no single formula has been recommended to date. The aim of this study was to quantify the precision and accuracy of the GFR estimated by means of three formulas and the measurement of cystatin C. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The utility of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-Is) as early substitutes for dobutamine was studied after cardiac surgery in patients with preoperative left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) </=0.4. DESIGN Randomized, prospective study. SETTINGS University hospital. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-four patients with preoperative LVEF(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of myocardial damages diagnosed following vascular surgery using the cardiac troponin I measurement technique and conventional methods. STUDY DESIGN Prospective epidemiological study. PATIENTS Fifty-four patients who underwent surgery for either aneurysmal disease in 28 cases or occlusive aortic disease in 26 cases. (More)
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