Gilles Francony

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Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used to study traumatic brain injury. The impact-acceleration trauma model was used in rats. Here, in addition to diffusivities (mean, axial and radial), fractional anisotropy (FA) was used, in particular, as a parameter to characterize the cerebral tissue early after trauma. DTI was implemented at 7 T using fast spiral(More)
BACKGROUND Detecting patients at risk for secondary neurological deterioration (SND) after mild to moderate traumatic brain injury is challenging. OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic accuracy of transcranial Doppler (TCD) on admission in screening these patients. METHODS This prospective, observational cohort study enrolled 98 traumatic brain injury(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the economic impact of automated-drug dispensing systems (ADS) in surgical intensive care units (ICUs). A financial analysis was conducted in three adult ICUs of one university hospital, where ADS were implemented, one in each unit, to replace the traditional floor stock system. METHOD Costs were estimated before and after(More)
Pupil size reflects the balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Due to technological advances, accurate and repeated pupil size measurements are possible using infrared, video-recorded pupillometers. Two pupil size reflexes are assessed: the pupillary reflex dilation during noxious stimulation, and the pupil light reflex when the pupil is(More)
BACKGROUND After elective craniotomy for brain surgery, patients are usually admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). We sought to identify predictors of postoperative complications to define perioperative conditions that would safely allow ICU bypass. METHODS This observational cohort study enrolled 358 patients admitted to neuro-ICU after elective(More)
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