Gerard Ferrer

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OBJECTIVES We have previously shown that MS patients have significantly reduced bone mass and a high prevalence of abnormal vitamin D status. The object of this study was to characterize the frequency of adulthood fractures in MS patients, prospectively determine rates of bone loss in MS, and determine whether vitamin D status is a predictor of bone loss.(More)
The human platelet alloantigen systems HPA-1, -2, -3, -4, -5 and -6 in a Moroccan Berber population from the Amizmiz region were determined by polymerase chain reaction using sequence-specific primers (PCR-SSP). The gene frequencies obtained from these unrelated Berbers were 0 x 747 and 0 x 252 for HPA-1a and -1b; 0 x 817 and 0 x 182 for HPA-2a and -2b; 0 x(More)
OBJECTIVE Thoracic sympatholysis and sympathectomy are the current standard treatments for primary hyperhidrosis. In this study, we evaluated the incidence of peri- and postoperative complications associated with these procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1996 to 2004, 520 consecutive patients (364 women), with a mean age of 26.8 years, were treated for(More)
OBJECTIVE The most unpleasant consequence of upper thoracic sympathectomy is compensatory sweating (CS). De-pending on the series, the incidence of CS ranges from 24% to 85%. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between CS and the following factors: distribution of hyperhidrosis, procedure performed (unilateral, synchronic bilateral, or(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral upper thoracic sympathectomy or sympathicolysis, currently the standard treatment for palmar or axillary hyperhidrosis, is regarded as a safe procedure. This study evaluates the quantitative and qualitative incidence of intraoperative and postoperative complications resulting from bilateral thoracic sympathicolysis. METHODS From 1996(More)
Bilateral upper thoracic sympathectomy or sympathicolysis, currently the standard treatment for palmar or axillary hyperhidrosis, is regarded as a safe procedure. This study evaluates the quantitative and qualitative incidence of intraoperative and postoperative complications resulting from bilateral thoracic sympathicolysis. From 1996 to 2004, 458(More)
We reviewed results of 78 diagnostic thoracoscopic examinations of patients with lung cancer and homolateral pleural effusion. The study stresses the main locations of pleural metastasis in cases of lung cancer and correlates these data with the pleural spread from extrathoracic primary neoplasms. Also pointed out is the operability of the present series(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the location of hyperhidrosis, the accompanying signs and symptoms, and patient anxiety assessed on 2 scales and standardized psychometric instruments. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective study of patients with hyperhidrosis was carried out between September 1, 2001 and June 30, 2003 with a self-administered preoperative(More)
8 Boutin C, Rey F, Viallat JR. Etude randomiséede l'efficacitédu talcage thoracoscopique et de l'instillation de tetracycline dans le traitement des pleurésies cancereuses récidivantes. Rev Mal Respir 1985; 2:374 9 Sherman S. Ravikrishnan KP, Patel AS, Seidman JC. Optimum anesthesia with intrapleural lidocaine during chemical pleuro desis with(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study describes the determination of the bioequivalence of two different nevirapine tablet formulations (nevirapine tablets 200 mg, Novatec, as the test formulation vs. viramune tablets 200 mg, Boehringer Ingelheim, as the reference formulation). METHOD A single 200 mg oral dose of each preparation was administered to 11 human(More)