Georges Akoun

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Serum neuron-specific enolase (S-NSE) levels in 43 newly diagnosed untreated patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) were compared with levels in 35 adult controls, 14 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (N-SCLC), and nine patients with noncancerous lung disease (N-CLD). The S-NSE level was raised (greater than or equal to 16 ng/ml) in 28 of 43(More)
We examined bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cell data from 19 patients with a lung disorder presenting clinical, radiologic, functional, and course characteristics of drug-associated interstitial pneumonitis. In each of them, one of 13 different drugs was incriminated and no other cause was found. In one case due to bleomycin, a neutrophil and eosinophil(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to report the effects of a three-drug chemotherapy regimen in patients with symptomatic AIDS-related pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma and to analyse prognostic factors for survival. METHODS Thirty consecutive HIV seropositive patients with respiratory symptoms and proven pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma were treated with the same(More)
Interstitial pneumonitis developed in a patient who had received a cumulative dose of 985 g of amiodarone in nine years. No other cause for pneumonitis was found. The following findings favor an immunologic mechanism of hypersensitivity due to amiodarone: positive skin and basophil degranulation tests with amiodarone; lymphocytosis and inverted ratio of(More)
A T8 lymphocyte alveolitis occurs in HIV-positive patients, even in the absence of any lung infections or tumors. Using the monoclonal antibody (MAb) D44, the CD8+ T cells can be further subdivided into two functional subsets of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL; CD8+, D44+) and suppressor T cells (CD8+, D44-). A dual fluorescence analysis of alveolar and(More)
A 59-yr-old man was given over a 30-month period a cumulative dose of 36 g of propranolol for treatment of angina pectoris. He then presented with respiratory disease, having all the clinical, radiologic, and functional characteristics of interstitial pneumonitis. No other cause of pneumonitis was found. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) showed a lymphocytic(More)
A 79-year-old man was given a cumulative dose of 16.5 g of nilutamide for treatment of prostate cancer. He then presented with a respiratory illness having clinical, radiologic and functional characteristics of interstitial pneumonitis. No other cause of pneumonitis was found. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed a lymphocytic alveolitis with an inverted(More)
In bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BAL) from nine patients with alveolar proteinosis (AP), total and differential cell count and T-lymphocyte phenotyping were done and compared with those in 12 healthy volunteers comparable as to age and tobacco consumption. Although total cell count was not significantly different from that in control subjects, the most(More)