Isabelle Laurent

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To identify the potential impact of novel therapeutic approaches, we studied the early predictive factors of survival at the onset of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in a 24-bed medical ICU of an academic tertiary care hospital. Over a 48-mo period, a total of 3,511 adult patients were admitted and 259 mechanically ventilated patients met ARDS(More)
OBJECTIVE There is an urgent need for a bedside method to assess the effectiveness of neonatal therapies designed to improve cerebral development in very low birth-weight infants. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of preterm birth on the serial growth of the corpus callosum and how soon it could be detected after birth with cranial ultrasound.(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It is desirable to develop a bedside method for assessing cerebral development in the very premature infant to monitor the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving cerebral development. Our aim was to describe the growth trajectory of the corpus callosum (CC) on cranial sonography in very premature infants. METHODS We(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the long-term effects of Hylan GF-20 viscosupplementation in patients with knee osteoarthritis and to identify factors predicting efficacy. METHODS One hundred and fifty-five patients (80 women and 75 men; mean age, 69 years) with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis each received three intraarticular Hylan GF-20 injections.(More)
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY Skin-sparing mastectomies (SSM) have gained acceptance among teams performing immediate breast reconstruction because this technique provides the best cosmetic outcome. Nevertheless, in France, concerns have been raised that limited skin excision during mastectomy could result in an increased risk of local recurrence especially in(More)
A synthetic route for the preparation of symmetrical and unsymmetrical archaeal tetraether-like analogues has been described. The syntheses are based upon the elaboration of hemimacrocyclic tetraether lipid cores from versatile building blocks followed by simultaneous or sequential introduction of polar head groups. Functionalizations of the tetraether(More)
Since recombinant viral vectors have been associated with serious side effects, such as immunogenicity and oncogenicity, synthetic delivery systems represent a realistic alternative for achieving efficacy in gene therapy. A major challenge for non-viral nanocarriers is the optimization of transgene expression in the targeted cells. This goal can be achieved(More)
Whereas the boomerang ligand of Hoveyda-Grubbs pre-catalysts can be modified by attachment of a pyridinium tag to its benzylidene moiety, a precise adjustment of the length of the spacer allows the optimum balance to be reached between the activity of the catalyst and its recoverability, exceeding 98% after 6 catalytic runs in the best case.
AIMS Reconstructive techniques using flaps to preserve the enveloping skin, and even the nipple areolar complex where there is no neoplastic infiltration, have led to vast improvements in the results of reconstructive breast surgery. To further improve the cosmetic outcome, we have applied the technique of autologous fat transfer or lipoinjection, which has(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of women treated conservatively for a serous borderline ovarian tumour with stromal microinvasion (SBOT-SMI) but without micropapillary pattern. Ten women treated conservatively for a stage I (n= 8) or stage IIIB (n= 2) tumour were followed up. With a median follow-up duration of 62 months (range 7-117(More)