Christine Chollet

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STUDY OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate a quality control program for improving pain treatment in the out-of-hospital setting. METHODS Pain was evaluated for all patients at the beginning (T(0)) and the end (T(end)) of out-of-hospital management. During the first part of the study (part 1, n=108), the administration and choice of analgesics(More)
The gastrointestinal absorption of lactitol has been studied in 6 healthy volunteers and 8 patients with cirrhosis. Following administration of lactitol 0.5 g/kg, no lactitol was found in serum. The urinary excretion of lactitol over 24 h ranged from 0.1 to 1.4% of the administered dose (0.46% in cirrhotics and 0.35% in healthy volunteers). Blood D- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate acute pain in prehospital setting. STUDY DESIGN Prospective survey. PATIENTS All eligible patients during a 3-month-period, excepted children less than 10-year-old. METHOD Pain intensity was evaluated by verbal rating scale with 5 points (VRS), visual analog scale (VAS), demand for antalgics by the patient and the relief(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The study aimed to evaluate and improve airway management in the prehospital setting, i.e. physicians working on board ambulances. A quality control programme focusing on anaesthesia was instituted to improve the time taken to perform endotracheal intubation. METHODS All consecutive patients requiring tracheal intubation were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate prehospital management of elderly patients, agreement between prehospital and hospital diagnosis and to observe clinical course during hospitalization. TYPE OF STUDY Retrospective study. PATIENTS AND METHOD Out-of hospital patients of 65-year-old or more were included. Apart from demographic data, were collected: reasons for call,(More)
OBJECTIVES Evaluate the problem of violence in French EMS system and characterize assaults. STUDY DESIGN Multicentric, descriptive, open study. PATIENTS AND METHODS A questionnaire was given to a sample of prehospital care providers in Paris area. People were asked about assaults during their careers, typology of the assaults and consequences. Results(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep disorder and fatigue are among a few major concerns of breast cancer survivors across the survivorship trajectory. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine feasibility and trends in multiple outcomes after a 6-week Qigong exercise program in breast cancer survivors. METHODS Eight female adults (mean age 55.4 ± 9.4 years, mean time(More)
Out-of-hospital thrombolytic therapy was administrated to a 53-year-old woman with confirmed acute myocardial infarction and refractory cardiac arrest. Standard advanced cardiac life support measures were performed by an out-of-hospital critical care team but they were unsuccessful. Thrombolytic therapy was given as a rescue therapy after prolonged(More)
The use of mobile monitoring system for foetal cardiotachometry has never been evaluated in the prehospital care. The aim of the survey was to evaluate the faisability of this device. Twenty-five patients were enrolled, mostly within the context of interhospital transfer because of threatening premature delivery (n = 20). Foetal monitoring was effective for(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the use of mannitol in prehospital care in Paris area. STUDY DESIGN Survey using telephone interviews. METHODS Emergency physicians on duty in the 37 emergency departments in charge of prehospital care in Paris area were called by one investigator. They were asked to answer a questionnaire about their own use of mannitol in the(More)
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