Elisabeth Borrel

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INTRODUCTION Exposure to ultraviolet sun rays is an important risk factor for the development of skin cancer. Confronted with the increase in the incidence of severe forms (melanoma), primary prevention plays a major part, together with the development of campaigns promoting individual and collective protection against ultraviolet rays. OBJECTIVE The aim(More)
UNLABELLED The time course of myocardial uptake of metaiodobenzylguanidine ([123I]MIBG) was studied in 26 patients: seven control subjects (Group 1) and 13 patients with left ventricular hypertrophy secondary to valvular aortic stenosis. Seven of these had received no treatment (Group 2) and six were receiving amiodarone or digoxin (Group 3); six heart(More)
BACKGROUND Dobutamine (a beta-receptor agonist), enoximone (a type III selective phosphodiesterase inhibitor), and epinephrine (an alpha- and beta-mimetic) frequently are used in the perioperative management of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS We performed a double-blind clinical study to compare the effects on internal mammary(More)
The authors report the case of a 30-year old patient who presented atrioventricular block 12 years after mediastinal radiation treatment of Hodgkin's disease. This patient had been monitored in the service for 3 years after the insertion of a pacemaker. A review of the literature, identified 15 cases of post-radiation AV block. The AV block was subnodal in(More)
The measurement of cardiac output by the Doppler-echocardiography method is of considerable interest since, in contrast to other available techniques, it offers the possibility of the measurement of output at each valve orifice, thus providing a quantitative approach to valve regurgitation. The 4 basic data items required are: the surface area of the valve(More)
The authors report a new case of cardiac sarcoma treated by cardiac transplantation. This treatment has been proposed for these malignant tumours of poor prognosis when simple excision is impossible, with variable results. This patient is in good general condition 20 months after transplantation. Transplantation is a therapeutic procedure which should be(More)
The present study was designed to prospectively evaluate whether reinjection thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) has a significant additive predictive value for occurrence of perioperative cardiac events in clinically selected patients at high cardiac risk undergoing abdominal aortic surgery. Of a group of 517 consecutive(More)
Fifteen patients with an ostium secundum type atrial septal defect, aged between 5 and 68 (mean = 31) underwent Doppler-echocardiographic evaluation of the ratio of pulmonary and systemic flow rates. Systemic flow was evaluated at the aortic orifice, as well as at the mitral ring and at the extremities of the mitral cusps, based upon the measurement of(More)