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BACKGROUND In the BIGPRO 1 trial, one year of treatment with metformin in non-diabetic obese subjects with a central fat distribution had no significant effect on fasting plasma triglyceride concentration or on blood pressure despite a decrease in weight, fasting plasma insulin and glucose concentrations. To re-evaluate the effect of metformin on fasting(More)
BACKGROUND Describing the circulation of influenza viruses and the characteristics of seasonal epidemics remains an essential tool to optimize the strategies of influenza prevention and control. Special attention has been recently paid to influenza B in the context of the availability of a quadrivalent vaccine, containing two influenza B strains. METHODS(More)
UNLABELLED Data registration by the GROG national network (Regional Group for the Surveillance of Influenza) since 1984 has helped to identify methodological problems. The choice of sentinels and the selection of indicators depend on the analysis of actual influenza consequences. Various sentinels may be concerned: health insurance companies, private(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The differential diagnosis of acute cervical pain includes nonvascular and vascular causes such as carotid dissection, carotid occlusion, or vasculitis. However, some patients present with unclassified vascular and perivascular changes on imaging previously reported as carotidynia. The aim of our study was to improve the description(More)
The authors observed 66 cases of peripheral facial palsy (PFP) in children during a 5-year period (1986-1990). Bell's palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) occurred in 26 children (39.3%), 1 month to 14.5 years old, with a complete recovery in 95% of the cases; a surgical decompression was carried out in 2 cases. The PFP was related to otitis in 16 cases(More)
The Committee for the Prevention and Control of Influenza (Comité de lutte contre la Grippe - CLCG) is an advisory committee to the French Health Minister for a medical and scientific collective expertise on the measures to be implemented to control or to reduce the impact of an epidemic or a pandemic of influenza. Appointed by decree, the CLCG consists of(More)
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