Damien Lejeune

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It remains difficult to determine in what measure improvements observed in clinical trials of anti-depressants may be attributable to the psychological predispositions of the subjects. The present article focuses on the effect of a psychological variable, the Health Locus of Control, which measures the extent of a subject's belief that he is in control over(More)
Decreased immunity in depressive as compared with control subjects has been well documented, although some depressed patients have severe alterations whereas others have milder ones or not at all. Since for equal severities of depression, there may be individual differences in the degree of perceived control over one's condition, we investigated the(More)
Previous studies designed to establish in diabetic patients the relationship between metabolic control and locus of control are controversial. The aim of the present study was to find answers to the following questions: is there a link between an internal locus of control and improved metabolic control? Is this true for type I and type II diabetic subjects?(More)
The [14C]aminopyrine breath test (ABT) was used before and after surgical portocaval shunting in 29 cirrhotic patients, 15 with arterialization of the portal vein and 14 without. These two subgroups were comparable with regard to age, prothrombin time, serum albumin, serum total bilirubin concentrations, Child classification, and preoperative ABT. After(More)
Searching for silent anorectal autonomic neuropathy, we investigated the anorectal sensorimotor function in 79 continent diabetics. Thirty four per cent of the patients had a basal anal sphincter pressure lower than 40 mm Hg N = 54.5 +/- 15.5 mm Hg and 11 p. 100 had a threshold of conscious rectal sensation higher than 20 ml (N less than or equal to 20 ml).(More)