Claude Masset

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From parent populations (N = 50,000) stochastically generated, representing different levels of correlation (r) between the age at death and a hypothetical biological indicator (r = 0.8-0.98), reference samples and target demographic samples are randomly drawn. Two iterative techniques, proportional fitting procedure and Bayesian, are used to estimate from(More)
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) are thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA). Both familial and sporadic forms exist: anaemia, thrombopaenia, renal failure and neurologic disorders are common clinical features. The differential diagnosis depends on plasma levels of von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease: there is a(More)
We present a case of nephrotic syndrome in a 38-year-old man of Ivorian origin. In the search of the cause of his illness an infection with Plasmodium malariae (P. malariae) was diagnosed by serology and by microscopy of a Giemsa thin blood smear which revealed rare gametocytes of P. malariae. Proteinuria significantly diminished within three months after(More)
Il fut un temps — pas si lointain — où aucun démographe digne de ce nom ne prenait au sérieux la paléodémographie. aujourd’hui, c’est le respectable Institut national d’études démographiques qui assure lui-même la parution de ce « manuel » ; il va jusqu’à le faire préfacer par la plume même de son directeur. Que d’eau aura coulé sous les ponts ! Je dois(More)
Life expectancy at birth now stands at 79 years in France, according to vital registration data. Mortality data for the Ancien Régime can be found in the parish registers in which local priests recorded baptisms, marriages and burials. They are found in a few parishes from the end of the 15th century, and were brought into general use by a royal decree of(More)
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