Inès Johnson

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BACKGROUND Cancer cachexia is a distressing weight loss syndrome commonly seen in advanced cancer patients. It is associated with reduced quality of life and shorter survival time. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid found naturally in some fish which has been used to decrease weight loss, promote weight gain and increase(More)
Inhibition of return (IOR) is a phenomenon thought to reflect a mechanism to protect the organism from redirecting attention to previously scanned insignificant locations. A number of studies reported altered IOR in schizophrenia patients with a reduction of its amplitude. However, incomplete sampling of stimulus onset asynchronies (SOAs) makes data on IOR(More)
Several factors potentially involved in the menstrual dysfunction of some females with cystic fibrosis were analyzed by a retrospective chart review. The mean age of menarche for the cystic fibrosis patients was 14.4 years, compared to 12.9 years for American females (p less than 0.001). At last evaluation, comparison of the mean figures for amenorrheic(More)
BACKGROUND Dizziness is a common symptom in older people that affects quality of life and increases the risk of falls. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause of dizziness that increases in prevalence with age, and is potentially curable. AIM To compare patients with BPPV referred initially to a Falls and Syncope Unit (FSS group)(More)
BACKGROUND Growing interest in the study of self-perceived cognitive deficits in schizophrenia has been recently observed. The authors validated in a previous study the Subjective Scale To Investigate Cognition into Schizophrenia Tunisian Arabic Version (SSTICS_tun_arab), a self-questionnaire established to collect cognitive complaints in patients with(More)
The purpose of this parallel randomized study was to evaluate whether subcutaneous infusion sites initiated with winged vialon cannulae would have fewer skin reactions and longer site duration than metal butterfly needles and reduce needlestick injuries to staff. Data were collected on 42 hospice inpatients from the time of insertion of the first needle or(More)
BACKGROUND Despite progress in chemo-therapeutics, schizophrenia remains a chronic disease with occurrence of residual symptoms and drug resistance in 60% of the cases. Besides, cognitive impairment is frequent and highly correlated to social dysfunction seen in patients with schizophrenia. Several cognitive remediation programs have been elaborated.(More)
BACKGROUND Schizophrenia is characterised by positive and negative symptoms as well as thought disorders and disorganised behaviour. Multiple cognitive deficits within the areas of memory, attention and executive functions are also associated with schizophrenia. Aim of the study was to proceed to a study of correlations between clinical dimensions of(More)