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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS The AutoImmune and Rituximab registry has included 86 patients with pSS treated with rituximab, prospectivey followed up every 6 months for 5 years. RESULTS Seventy-eight patients with pSS (11 men, 67 women), who already had at least… (More)
We report a 27-year-old man who presented with a Lemierre's syndrome associated with two uncommon complications: a septic sternoclavicular joint arthritis and a cavitating pneumonia.
Of essential thrombocytosis (ET) cases, 25% occur in patients younger than 40 yr of age, and are often discovered as an incidental laboratory abnormality. However, the risk for thrombosis remains of concern and needs to be closely evaluated, especially in the aerospace environment. We report on the case of a 40-yr-old, female French military air traffic… (More)
INTRODUCTION Recent suicide bombings pose the novel problem for Trauma Centers of the massive simultaneous arrival of many gravely wounded patients. METHODS We report the experience of the French-German Military Trauma Group, a Level 2 Trauma Center, in Afghanistan during the wave of suicide bombings in February 2007. RESULTS Fourteen casualties were… (More)