Geneviève Vaillant

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The authors are presenting a retrospective study on 218 retrosternal goiters operated between 1968 and 1991. 33% of the goiters were incidentally discovered on a plain X-ray of the chest. Symptoms of compression were present in 50.5% of patients and hyperthyroidism in 16.5%. Respiratory manifestations were more frequent and more severe in patients aged 70(More)
Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO) is a specific immune-mediated disorder, whose treatment is sometimes difficult. In order to investigate the efficacy of intravenous methylprednisolone (MP) pulse therapy in GO, we studied eight patients with GO, followed up for at least 6 months by clinical patient self-assessment, ophthalmological examination and orbital(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of our study was to evaluate and compare in thyroid cancer patients the predictive value for disease progression of thyroglobulin (Tg) levels measured under thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulation, in the postoperative period just before (131)I ablative therapy and at the time of control 6-12 mo later. METHODS Two-hundred twelve(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine plasma apolipoprotein A-IV (apoA-IV) levels and phenotype distribution in non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients and to analyze the influence of apoA-IV phenotype on lipid profiles in NIDDM. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Total cholesterol, triglyceride, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, HDL2 cholesterol,(More)
High density lipoprotein subfraction 2 (HDL1)-cholesterol level is usually decreased in Type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. A study was carried out in 251 Type 2 diabetic patients (106 males [M], 145 females [F]) and in 120 non diabetic controls in order to determine the influence of hypertriglyceridaemia and obesity on the HDL2-cholesterol level and(More)
Diabetes is a unique disorder in how much it requires a high degree of individual self management strategies. Anxiety and stress can affect glycemic control, and thus management of emotions may be key to good glycemic control. This study is the first to examine how anxiety and coping style, and their interaction, can affect long-term glycemic control. We(More)
Cytomegalovirus colitis in immunocompetent patients has rarely been reported without another severe illness. The prognosis is usually bad, leading to toxic megacolon or death due to multi-organ system failure. We report a case of a self-limited cytomegalovirus colitis in a young patient with no risk factor for CMV infection or associated disease. This(More)
Surgery is the usual treatment for primary hyperparathyroidism. However, some patients with high surgical risks are not suitable for surgery. For such patients, we propose, as an alternative treatment, ultrasonically guided percutaneous ethanol injection into parathyroid adenomas, in order to induce necrosis of the tumor. We report, here, the results of(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the main clinical biochemical and immunocytochemical factors influencing survival in 51 patients operated for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). There were 55% of women and 37% of familial cases. Mean age was 43 +/- 3 years. The following survival variables were tested: sex, age, stage, familial disease, Serum Carcino(More)