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Though age-related decrease in information-processing capacities is hypothesized to be a prominent cause of behavioral slowing, it has been scarcely systematically studied in goal-directed motor tasks. The present study investigated how the decrease in information processing affects the sensorimotor processes underlying the control of a discrete Fitts’(More)
INTRODUCTION The management of older cancer patients is often suboptimal. This study aims to understand the management of older cancer patients who may receive chemotherapy. METHODS A questionnaire was mailed in 2006-2007 to 181 medical oncologists and hematologists practicing in the Province of Quebec, Canada. Physicians, involved in treatment decisions(More)
BACKGROUND Older cancer patients seen in an oncology clinic seem to be healthier and less disabled than traditional geriatric patients. Choosing the most sensitive tools to assess their health status is a major issue. This cross-sectional study explores the usefulness of frailty markers in detecting vulnerability in older cancer patients. METHODS The(More)
Infections due to Salmonella enteritidis may take different clinical forms. Gastroenteritis is the most common manifestation, accounting for 70% of cases [1]. Extraintestinal illnesses, including septicemia, abscess, osteomyelitis, meningitis and infection of aneurysm, although rare, have previously been reported in immunocompromised and also(More)
OBJECTIVES Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autosomal-recessive autoinflammatory disorder common in Mediterranean populations. FMF is associated with mutations of the MEFV gene, which encodes pyrin. Functional studies suggest that pyrin is implicated in the maturation and secretion of IL-1. The IL-1 receptor antagonist or anti-IL1 monoclonal(More)
BACKGROUND Elderly metastatic cancer patients typically have short life expectancy and frequently suboptimal treatment. Goals of therapy should include preservation of functional status as well as clinical response. For elderly patients, oral chemotherapy could be a valuable strategy, avoiding the constraints and risks of intravenous drugs. METHODS This(More)