Eric Vicaut

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Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leucoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a hereditary arteriopathy caused by mutations of the Notch3 gene. The risk factors for cerebral microhaemorrhages (CM), their relationship to other MRI lesions in the disease and their potential clinical impact have not been previously defined. Our(More)
BACKGROUND Subjective visual vertical (SVV) perception can be perturbed after stroke, but its effect on balance recovery is not yet known. AIM To evaluate the influence of SVV perturbations on balance recovery after stroke. METHODS 28 patients (14 with a right hemisphere lesion (RHL) and 14 with a left hemisphere lesion (LHL)) were included, 5 were lost(More)
BACKGROUND Despite increasing governmental anti-smoking measures, smoking prevalence remains at a high level in France. METHODS The objectives of this panel study were (1) to estimate smoking prevalence in France, (2) to identify smokers' profiles according to their perceptions, attitudes and behaviour in relation to smoking cessation, (3) to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of pneumonia and meningitis. Several genetic polymorphisms have been described to explain differences in susceptibility and severity of encapsulated pathogen-related diseases. Among them, a functional FCGR2A polymorphism leading to amino acid change of histidine (H) to arginine (R) at position 131 appears(More)
The brief scale for anxiety of Tyrer is a subdivision of the comprehensive psychopathological scale. We studied a serie of 105 anxious outpatients treated for chronic or reactive anxiety, without depressive or psychotic symptoms. We confirm its sensitivity to change, prove its concurrent validity in regard to the Hamilton anxiety rating scale and(More)
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