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Several studies have pointed out ethical shortcomings in the decision-making process for withholding or withdrawing life-supporting treatments. We conducted a study to evaluate the perceptions of all caregivers involved in this process in the intensive care unit. A closed-ended questionnaire was completed by 3,156 nursing staff members and 521 physicians(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors' aim was to investigate the representations, wishes, and fears of family caregivers (FCs) regarding 14 innovative technologies (IT) for care aiding and burden alleviation, given the severe physical and psychological stress induced by dementia care, and the very slow uptake of these technologies in our society. METHODS A cluster(More)
Based on an analysis of 19 mummified Maori heads (mokomokai) referred to our forensic laboratory for anthropological analysis prior to their official repatriation from France to New Zealand, and data from the anthropological and medical literature, we propose a complete forensic procedure for the analysis of such pieces. A list of 12 original morphological(More)
Manuscrit auteur, publié dans "Bulletin du cancer 97, 2 (2010) 255-64" responsabilité. ABSTRACT Multidisciplinary meeting (MDM) in oncology has been institutionalised in France by the Cancer Plan. This study aims to determine the place of MDM in the decision process. From November 2004 to July 2005, we observed 29 meetings at the Tours Hospital and 324 case(More)
Thiamine deficiency is a common feature in chronic alcoholic patients, and its pathophysiology remains poorly understood. Until now, thiamine deficiency has been considered to be mainly the result of alcoholism irrespective of the underlying liver disease. The aims of the study were to compare the prevalence of thiamine deficiency in alcohol- and hepatitis(More)
DESIGN Recommendations for triage to intensive care units (ICUs) have been issued but not evaluated. SETTING In this prospective, multicenter study, all patients granted or refused admission to 26 ICUs affiliated with the French Society for Critical Care were included during a 1-month period. Characteristics of participating ICUs and patients,(More)
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) and dynorphin genes are expressed in two discrete neuron populations of the rat lateral hypothalamus. Their roles remain hypothetical in mammals. In order to analyse changes in MCH and dynorphin gene expression, a multiplex competitive semi-quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was(More)
Thrombolytic treatment efficacy is greater when the delay between onset of pain and treatment is short. To give treatment before admission to a coronary care unit, responsibility needs to be transferred from cardiologists to other physicians working in mobile care units. We conducted a 2-part feasibility study to investigate this strategy. Part 1 evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Since the creation of places where DNA is stored, a number of questions appear about protecting the individual, confidentiality and the validity of the proposed consent to storage. This study, originating in France, analyzes and assesses the impact of the information given by the clinician to the patient regarding having his DNA stored. How does(More)
Financial relationships between industry, researchers and academic institutions are becoming increasingly complex, raising concern about sponsors' involvement in the conduct of biomedical research. A review of published randomised trials (RCTs) in cancer research was performed to assess adherence to the 1997 disclosure requirements and to document the(More)