François Natali

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The authors report 2 cases of primary pulmonary lymphoma. The first case was a 65 year old woman with a diagnosis of lymphocytic lymphoma confirmed by surgical biopsy, after being suspected on the basis of bronchoscopic biopsies and bronchiolo-alveolar aspiration. Twenty one months after the beginning of treatment with chemotherapy and six months after this(More)
Fourteen benzodiazepine (BZD) or BZD-like medications were analyzed with three data sources aiming to assess prescription drug abuse for the year 2008. After a descriptive analysis, a principal component analysis was carried out to explore correlations between seven indicators obtained by different methods using these three different data sources and to(More)
BACKGROUND Methylphenidate is a psychostimulant drug indicated for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its abuse and diversion have been previously described in specific populations, such as students; however, few studies investigating abuse and diversion among the overall population are available. OBJECTIVES The aim of this(More)
We describe severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in France. Patients meeting the World Health Organization definition of a suspected case underwent a clinical, radiologic, and biologic assessment at the closest university-affiliated infectious disease ward. Suspected cases were immediately reported to the Institut de Veille Sanitaire. Probable(More)
Recent observations suggest the existence of trihexyphenidyl abuse linked to its hallucinogenic and euphoric effects. In order to determine the importance of this practice and the characteristics of those involved, a study based on data from the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and the Corsica health reimbursement system was carried out. Individuals from these(More)
Some observations suggest the existence of clonazepam abuse. The aim of this study was to assess its magnitude in real life by a new method, using a prescription database, and to assess its evolution between 2001 and 2006. Individuals from a region affiliated to the French health reimbursement system, who had a prescription of clonazepam reimbursed between(More)
Five cases of bronchogenic carcinoma were observed among 93 patients with pulmonary histiocytosis X (Hx). Mean age at the time of diagnosis of Hx was 42 years; on the average, cancer occurred 10.5 years later. All patients were smokers and continued to smoke heavily at the time of diagnosis of cancer. Comparison of the five cases associating Hx and lung(More)
BACKGROUND Two methods have been recently developed from a drug reimbursement database to provide useful indicators for public health authorities concerning the abuse potential of psychotropic drugs. The doctor-shopping indicator (DSI) measures the proportion of the drug obtained by doctor shopping among the overall quantity of the drug reimbursed and the(More)
Recent observations suggest the existence of clonazepam abuse. In order to determine the importance of this practice and the characteristics of these consumers, a study has been carried out, based on data from the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and Corsica health reimbursement system. Individuals from these regions affiliated to the French health reimbursement(More)