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We performed a multicenter prevalence study of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) involving 1,582 patients (mean age, 18.9 years; male/female ratio, 1.06) with cystic fibrosis in France. The overall NTM prevalence (percentage of patients with at least one positive culture) was 6.6% (104/1,582 patients), with prevalences ranging from 3.7% (in the east of(More)
Median survival has increased in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) during the past six decades, which has led to an increased number of adults with CF. The future impact of changes in CF demographics has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to estimate the number of children and adults with CF in 34 European countries by 2025. Data were obtained(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) has a high incidence (1/936 live births) and carrier rate (1/15 inhabitants) in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. One objective of a major enquiry among several subsets of individuals from this high-risk population for CF was to evaluate the reproductive behaviour of couples with a CF child attending the comprehensive CF clinic in Chicoutimi.(More)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neurodegenerative disorder showing a broad clinical spectrum and no cure to date. To design and select evaluation criteria for the potential assessment of drugs currently being developed, the patient's perspective is critical. A survey, aiming to obtain a view on the current clinical state of European Type II and Type III(More)
The distribution of haemoglobins C and S was studied in a population of caste and non caste Dogons living in villages located on the plateau and scree regions in the Sangha department of Mali. Results showed a 15.77% prevalence of haemoglobinopathy AC. Haemoglobin C was found in both plateau and scree villages and equally among caste and non caste Dogons,(More)
BACKGROUND In 1992 France set up a national cystic fibrosis observatory (Observatoire national de la mucoviscidose, ONM) to monitor the state of health of patients on an annual basis. Using the ONM data, this study estimates the main indicators for life expectancy and assesses the total number of cystic fibrosis patients. METHODS The data for the years(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common severe inherited disorder that affects children in Caucasian populations. The aim of this study was to define the spatial and temporal distribution of CF and its mutations in Brittany (western France) where the frequency of the disease is high. We retrospectively registered all CF patients born in Brittany since 1960(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by compound heterozygosity or homozygosity of CF transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR) mutations. Phenotypic variability associated with certain mutations makes genetic counselling difficult, notably for R117H, whose disease phenotype varies from asymptomatic to classical CF. The high frequency of R117H(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) has an incidence of one in 2,636 livebirths and a carrier rate of one in 26 inhabitants in Brittany. One objective of a major enquiry among parents having a CF child as well as CF adolescents and adults was to evaluate the reproductive behavior of 124 couples attending a CF care center. Knowledge of recurrence risk resulted in deciding(More)