Eugènia Mariné Barjoan

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OBJECTIVES Chondrex (YKL-40) is a mammalian member of a protein family that includes bacterial chitinases. The pattern of its expression in certain tissues such as human liver or cartilage suggests a function in remodelling or degradation of extracellular matrix. The purpose of this study was to assess whether circulating YKL-40 might be a serum fibrosis(More)
OBJECTIVES Fatigue has received little attention in the irritable bowel syndrome. Emerging evidence exists that leptin may be involved in the pathogenesis of fatigue in several conditions. We aimed to evaluate the occurrence of fatigue and its characteristics in irritable bowel syndrome and to analyze the relationship between fatigue and leptin. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of noninvasive markers of liver fibrosis in alcoholic liver disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-four clinical and biochemical parameters including serum fibrosis markers (hyaluronate and transforming growth factor beta1) were analyzed in 146 consecutive heavy drinkers (106 men, 40(More)
Recent attention has focused on the liver profibrogenic role of leptin in animal models. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of leptin and TNF-alpha in the severity of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). We used a radioimmunoassay to determine serum leptin concentrations in 77 consecutive patients with CHC and 22(More)
INTRODUCTION Cancer population studies require reliable and complete baseline data, which should theoretically be available by collecting histopathology records. The completeness of such a collection was evaluated using capture-recapture analysis based on three data sources concerning breast and colorectal cancers over an identical period and within the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of variation in obstetric practice during labor and childbirth upon the rate of neonatal transmission of HCV. METHODS Pregnant mothers were included in this prospective study from six hospitals in Southern France on the basis of positive HCV serology. Data recorded for the study included maternal factors, delivery(More)
The incidence of thyroid cancer has increased in eastern Europe since theChernobyl nuclear power plant accident. Although the radioactive fallout was much less severe and the thyroid radiation dose was much lower in France, a case-control study was initiated in eastern France. The present study included 633 young women who were diagnosed with differentiated(More)
The incidence of thyroid cancer has risen over the past decade, along with a rise in obesity. We studied the role of anthropometric risk factors for differentiated thyroid cancer at the time of diagnosis and at age 20 years in a case-control study conducted in eastern France between 2005 and 2010. The study included 761 adults diagnosed with differentiated(More)
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