Henri Bérard

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BACKGROUND There are few data on the cost-effectiveness of second-line chemotherapies for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The objective of this phase III, randomized, multicenter, prospective study was to compare the cost-effectiveness of docetaxel and pemetrexed, two widely used drugs. METHODS We compared, from a payer's perspective, the directs(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases (BM) occur in up to 40% of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. This trial assessed the safety and efficacy of pemetrexed-cisplatin in this population. PATIENTS AND METHODS Chemonaive NSCLC patients with BM ineligible for (radio)surgery, performance status (PS) of 0 to 2, were eligible for up to six cycles of cisplatin(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this prospective, observational, multicenter study was to examine the epidemiology and management costs of bone metastatic disease (BMD) in patients with lung cancer. METHODS The analysis included all patients with BMD from lung cancer diagnosed between May 2006 and May 2007 in 40 centers. We analyzed their management and the(More)
BACKGROUND Brain metastases (BM) considerably worsen the prognosis of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. The usefulness and choice of chemotherapy remain uncertain in this indication since these patients are excluded from most clinical trials. We conducted a phase II study to determine the efficacy and tolerability of up-front chemotherapy with(More)
METHODS The effects of 4 days of oral administration of different doses of two drugs, an enkephalinase inhibitor (the antisecretory agent, racecadotril) and a mu-receptor agonist (loperamide), on intestinal growth of a bacterial nonpathogenic strain (Escherichia coli E 404) and on the central nervous system (CNS) were compared in newborn gnotobiotic(More)
BACKGROUND A large proportion of elderly patients (>70 years) with newly diagnosed NSCLC are shown to be frail by a comprehensive geriatric assessment. This population is more vulnerable to adverse effects of chemotherapy and might thus benefit more from targeted therapy. The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of erlotinib followed(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy and tolerance of acetorphan, an orally active enkephalinase inhibitor whose antidiarrhoeal properties derive from a purely antisecretory activity, to that of octreotide, a subcutaneously administered somatostatin analogue, in the treatment of refractory diarrhoea in AIDS patients. DESIGN An open randomized crossover(More)
METHODS A multicentre, parallel-group, double-blind, double-placebo study was carried out to compare the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of racecadotril and loperamide in children aged 2 to 10 years who were suffering from acute diarrhoea. Patients received racecadotril (1.5 mg/kg) or loperamide (0.03 mg/kg) three times daily plus matching placebo until(More)
INTRODUCTION Few studies assessed, in real life, symptoms, specific interventions and factors influencing palliative care (PC) initiation for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The objective of this study was to examine, in a prospective cohort of advanced NSCLC patients, PC use and factors associated with early (≤3 months after(More)
PURPOSE The phase II prospective, noncomparative BRAIN study (NCT00800202) investigated efficacy and safety of bevacizumab in chemotherapy-naïve or pretreated patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and asymptomatic untreated brain metastases to provide data in this previously unexplored subgroup. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with stage IV(More)