Frédéric Pons

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AIMS Etiological investigations proposed for patients with acute pancreatitis have been evolving considerably these past few years, significantly limiting the number of cases labeled idiopathic. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of non alcoholic non biliary pancreatitis and identify causes, comparing severity by etiology. PATIENT AND(More)
INTRODUCTION Although aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is often complicated by myocardial injury, whether this neurogenic cardiomyopathy is associated with the modification of cardiac metabolism is unknown. This study sought to explore, by positron emission tomography/computed tomography, the presence of altered cardiac glucose metabolism after SAH.(More)
Penetrating traumas are rare in France and mainly due to stabbing. Knives are less lethal than firearms. The initial clinical assessment is the cornerstone of hospital care. It remains a priority and can quickly lead to a surgical treatment first. Urgent surgical indications are hemorrhagic shock, evisceration and peritonitis. Dying patients should be(More)
Thanks to science advances, cancer is no longer synonymous with death. Life expectancy improvement reveals a new problem: cancer treatment toxicity, including cardiovascular complications, responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Media scandal of drug-induced valvular heart disease did revise the risk-benefit balance of drugs used (often(More)
BACKGROUND Melasma is an acquired hypermelanosis predominantly affecting the face of women. It is often recalcitrant to treatment with hypopigmenting agents. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of a nonhydroquinone cream (Amelan M) vs. another (Mela-D) as treatment for melasma. METHODS Twenty-two French women with bilateral epidermal and/or mixed melasma(More)