Estelle Houivet

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OBJECTIVE To identify the prognostic factors of overall survival in a series of patients with paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP). DESIGN Multicenter retrospective cohort study. SETTING Twenty-seven dermatology departments in France. PATIENTS A total of 53 patients (31 men and 22 women; median age, 59 years; age range, 30-88 years) were diagnosed as having(More)
AIM The aim of the present retrospective study was to evaluate the efficacy of four bariatric surgical procedures to induce diabetes remission and lower cardiovascular risk factors in diabetic obese patients. Moreover, the influence of surgery on weight evolution in the diabetic population was compared with that observed in a nondiabetic matched population.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) assessment of the combination of bullous pemphigoid antigen 1 (BPAG1) and BPAG2 in the diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid (BP). DESIGN Retrospective study of serum samples from patients with BP. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS A total of 190 patients with newly(More)
Several studies have reported that, in Lynch syndrome resulting from mutations of the mismatch repair (MMR) genes, a CA repeat ≤17 within the IGF1 promoter, SNPs within the xenobiotic metabolizing enzyme gene CYP1A1 and SNPs on 8q23.3 and 11q23.1 modify colorectal cancer (CRC) risk in MMR mutation carriers. We analysed the impact of these polymorphisms on(More)
BACKGROUND To date, there are no large studies on videocapsule endoscopy in systemic sclerosis (SSc). Consequently, the prevalence and features of gastrointestinal mucosal abnormalities in SSc have not been determined. AIMS To determine both prevalence and characteristics of gastrointestinal mucosal abnormalities in unselected patients with SSc, using(More)
The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of MenBvac, an outer membrane vesicle (OMV) vaccine against P1.7,16 strains, on meningococcal carriage. During a B:14:P1.7,16/ST-32 outbreak in Normandy (France), children aged 1-7 years were randomly selected to participate in the study. Among the 1082 volunteers, there were 17 Neisseria meningitidis carriers(More)
A meningococcal B:14:P1.7,16 outbreak in Normandy (France) was recently controlled using MenBvac, an outer membrane vesicle vaccine previously designed against the B:15:P1.7,16 strain. The further emergence of a new B:14:P1.7,16 outbreak in another district in Normandy led us to explore immunity against B:14:P1.7,16 before and after the MenBvac campaign(More)
BACKGROUND Two pemphigus severity scores, Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS) and Pemphigus Disease Area Index (PDAI), have been proposed to provide an objective measure of disease activity. However, the use of these scores in clinical practice is limited by the absence of cut-off values that allow differentiation between moderate,(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied antibiotic resistance in pediatric UTIs and we evaluated the impact of antibiotic exposure in the previous 12 months, very little French data being available for this population. METHODS We conducted a multicenter prospective study including children consulting for, or admitted in 2 hospitals. Prior antibiotic exposure was documented(More)
BACKGROUND High doses of corticosteroids are considered the standard treatment for pemphigus. Because long-term corticosteroid treatment can cause severe and even life-threatening side-effects in patients with this disease, we assessed whether first-line use of rituximab as adjuvant therapy could improve the proportion of patients achieving complete(More)