Florence Saillour

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Our objectives were to determine the factors associated with the occurrence of a first episode of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in an HIV-infected population and to estimate the overall impact of CMV disease on survival. The study population consisted of the 3525 patients included in the Aquitaine Cohort between 1985 and December 31, 1993. Eligible patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus and serological markers for hepatitis B virus infection in patients with HIV. DESIGN Cross sectional survey. SETTING Aquitaine, southwestern France, 1991-94. SUBJECTS 1935 HIV positive patients seen at least once since June 1991. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Presence of antibodies to(More)
Objective: To analyse survival of HIV-infected patients who developed cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease and to identify prognostic factors of their survival. Methods: Cases of CMV disease diagnosed in the Aquitaine Cohort of HIV-infected patients (n = 4297) during the 1986–1996 period, were reviewed using standardised definitions. Follow-up was extended to(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of UV-B therapy and saline spa water given alone or in combination for the treatment of psoriasis. DESIGN Randomized, controlled, comparative study with blinded observers. SETTING Salies de Béarn, saline spa water center located in the southwest of France. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-one adult patients with psoriasis with a(More)
We estimated the incidence of the first episodes of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in the Aquitaine cohort of HIV-infected subjects, south-western France. Cases were retrospectively investigated using standardized definition criteria. Retinitis was confirmed by an ophthalmologist. Gastro-intestinal lesions were confirmed histologically. Encephalitis was(More)
OBJECTIVES Patient-reported experience measures are increasingly being used to routinely monitor the quality of care. With the increasing attention on such measures, hospital managers seek ways to systematically improve patient experience across hospital departments, in particular where outcomes are used for public reporting or reimbursement. However, it is(More)
OBJECTIVE Intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C virus in human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus co-infections is not well documented. This cross-sectional study evaluated the transmission of hepatitis C virus in the sexual partners of hepatitis C virus and human immunodeficiency virus co-infected patients. METHODS Hemophiliacs and(More)
Among patients with rectal cancer, 5–10 % have a primary rectal cancer beyond the total mesorectal excision plane (PRC-bTME) and 10 % recur locally following primary surgery (LRRC). In both cases, patients ‘care remains challenging with a significant worldwide variation in practice regarding overall management and criteria for operative intervention. These(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic accuracy of a new Point of Care, rapid and quantitative D-dimer assay (Stratus CS DDMR from Dade Behring) was evaluated. METHODS Vidas test from bioMerieux was used as reference method in 279 patients recruited from a management study in progress in our institution. RESULTS Both assays show comparable reproducibility (2.9% with(More)
A cross sectional survey was set up to study the relation between the prevalence of allergic-type reactions during HIV infection course. For each patient, a standardized interview about recent allergic-type manifestations (RATM), skin prick-tests to six common airborne allergens, IgE serum level were done. Among the 115 included patients, the mean CD4(More)