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Sepsis, or systemic inflammatory response syndrome, is the major cause of critical illness resulting in admission to intensive care units. Sepsis is caused by severe infection and is associated with mortality in 60% of cases. Morbidity due to sepsis is complicated by neuromyopathy, and patients face long-term disability due to muscle weakness, energetic… (More)
A few animal models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) are available, large ones such as pigs or dogs being expensive and difficult to handle. Mdx (X-linked muscular dystrophy) mice only partially mimic the human disease, with limited chronic muscular lesions and muscle weakness. Their small size also imposes limitations on analyses. A rat model could… (More)
The purpose of this retrospective observational multicenter study was to assess appropriateness of red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, according to the French national guidelines (Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé) published in 2002. Six hundred and thirty-nine RBC transfusions from nine institutions have been randomly selected and… (More)
Recently described by Weinstein, the "HELLP syndrome" is an entity of the pre-toxemic syndrome; its precise physiopathological mechanism, related to a thrombotic micro-angiopathy, is still not clearly established. Therefore, the treatment remains symptomatic, associated with the treatment of the toxemia. Two cases occurring in twin pregnancies are reported.
1,969 non immunized rhesus negative primiparous women were followed up in 23 maternity units in the geographical region of Paris. 1,882 could be retained to study antepartum protection and 1,884 to study transplacental passage of fetal blood cells. Two groups were defined according to whether they were born in even or uneven years, so that: 955 were the… (More)
Aging is associated with a loss of muscle mass and functional capacity. Present study was designed to compare the impact of specific dairy proteins on muscular function with or without a low-intensity physical activity program on a treadmill in an aged rat model. We investigated the effects of nutritional supplementation, five days a week over a 2-month… (More)
UNLABELLED This multi-centre study aimed to assess the knowledge in blood transfusion of medical staff in 14 state-run hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to all potential prescribers of blood products. It contained 35 questions concerning various subjects: blood products, immuno-haematology, prescription of blood products,… (More)