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BACKGROUND The post-partum blues is a transient mood alteration affecting most women a few days after delivery. Its stereotypic pattern of symptoms and time course, peaking on post-partum day 3-5, is suggestive of biological determinants superimposed on psycho-social factors. This study was designed to evaluate the possible role of the serotonin system(More)
OBJECTIVE One of the concerns of prenatal diagnosis is to find sensitive markers to screen for chromosome abnormalities, such as serum assays or nuchal translucency (NT). This study reports our experience with NT measurement during the first trimester of pregnancy. MATERIALS The study was performed prospectively on 252 fetuses with either NT > or =3 mm or(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse the management of pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis of sex chromosome aneuploidy (SCA) and the factors influencing genetic counselling and parental decision. METHODS Between 1991 and 2001, 73 non-mosaic fetal SCA were diagnosed in our centre and 25 were referred to us from outside institutions. The same geneticist carried out(More)
We report an umbilical cord hemangioma associated with an hydrops fetalis and detected by ultrasonography at 21 week's gestation. Because of the fetal distress, a caesarean section was performed at 28 weeks'. The infant died soon after birth despite resuscitation. The post-mortem examination showed an extensive accumulation of serous fluid in the fetal(More)
Because of the increased risk of breast cancer for infertile nulliparous women, the suspected promoter role of estradiol in mammary carcinogenesis and the high frequency of ovulation inducer treatments, it was interesting to focus on the risk of breast cancer after such a treatment. We reviewed 32 cases during a retrospective survey in Assisted Reproductive(More)
Many cases of introgressive hybridization have been reported among birds, particularly following introduction to the natural environment of individuals belonging to non-native similar taxa. This appears to be the case for common quail (Coturnix coturnix) in France where wild populations artificially come into contact with domesticated Japanese quail(More)
With Bayesian modeling and adaptive control of drug dosage regimens, serum and peripheral drug concentrations can be predicted in clinical situations using linear pharmacokinetic compartmental models (PK). Recently, several pathophysiologic and pharmacodynamic nonlinear models (PD) have been developed. The present report illustrates both their utility and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficiency of flexible Nd-YAG laser hysteroscopic metroplasty. METHODS We present a retrospective study of 17 patients treated for septate uteri between 1990 and 1995. The indication of hysteroscopy was recurrent abortion in nine cases and eight with primary infertility with indication of IVF in another five cases. We did not(More)
Leptospira interrogans serovar pomona was successfully isolated from cattle urine in the western Transvaal after an abortion storm had occurred. Direct inoculation of EMJH medium proved the most successful method. The selective agent, 5-fluorouracil, was most effective in controlling contamination when used at the 0,4 mg/ml level. The strain isolated was(More)
We report some time-dependent behavior of lyotropic lamellar phase under shear flow. At fixed stress, near a layering instability, the system presents an oscillating shear rate. We build up a new stress versus shear rate diagram that includes temporal behavior. This diagram is made of two distinct branches of stationary states which correspond,(More)