Christophe R. Courtieu

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Our objective was to make recommendations for the follow-up of pregnancies and the choice of delivery route for patients becoming pregnant after surgical treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) by tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) or trans-obturator tape (TOT). We performed a retrospective survey on pregnancies after surgical treatment of SUI. Nineteen(More)
The prevalence of haemostasis abnormalities was evaluated in 500 consecutive women with unexplained primary recurrent miscarriages. Two matched reference groups with no antecedent of miscarriage were studied: 100 healthy mothers and 50 childless women. In the prospective part of the study, we found 9.4% of the patients (95% C.I.: 6.8-12%) with an isolated(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of the Elevate Anterior/Apical transvaginal mesh procedure in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair at 12-months follow-up. METHODS This prospective, multicenter, multinational study enrolled 142 patients experiencing anterior vaginal prolapse with or without apical descent (POP-Q ≥ stage II). Each(More)
A novel human-voltage-dependent-calcium-channel (VDCC) beta subunit was isolated from a 9-week-old human total-embryo cDNA library. Of the four genes encoding beta-subunit isoforms that have been identified in animal species, this isoform shares strong similarity with the rat and rabbit beta 3-related gene product and is referred to here as H beta 3(More)
The authors report a new case of the antenatal ultrasound diagnosis of a congenital mesoblastic nephroma (also called Bolande's tumor) at 33 weeks of amenorrhea. This tumor was found to be associated with acute hydramnios involving premature labor and fetal death by respiratory embarrassment. Congenital mesoblastic nephroma is a very rare entity but is the(More)
Selective salpingography was used in a total of 64 patients, engaged in evaluation for infertility and in whom standard hysterograms showed no tubal passage of contrast medium. Fallopian tube catheterization was successful in 92% of the cases; a peritoneal spill of contrast medium was obtained in 74% of the cases by manual injection. Recanalization of an(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the interest of defecography for the initial evaluation of genital prolapses. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study of 125 patients who had undergone systematically a defecography for the initial evaluation of a genital prolapse. RESULTS 10% of defecogaphies were normal. On clinical examination a rectocele was found in 94% of(More)
An impaired fibrinolytic capacity, defined as an insufficient venous occlusion-induced shortening of the plasma euglobulin clot lysis time, is a common feature in women suffering from primary early recurrent unexplained miscarriages. We investigated the therapeutic effect of a low-molecular-weight heparin and of a phenformin-like substance. In a(More)