J C Trinchet

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BACKGROUND/AIMS In patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, prediction of survival is difficult. The aim of this prospective study was to provide a simple classification for predicting survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, based on a multivariable Cox model. METHODS Seven hundred and sixty-one patients who presented with hepatocellular(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and cirrhosis, long term outcome and the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are still debated. DESIGN From January 1987 to January 1997, 416 patients (240 male, median age 57 years) with uncomplicated Child-Pugh A HCV related cirrhosis were followed in two Paris area centres from(More)
When renal lesions are suspected in patients with cirrhosis, clotting disorders often preclude percutaneous renal biopsy. This study was undertaken to determine whether transjugular renal biopsy is possible, safe, and useful in such patients. From 1987 to 1994, 70 patients with cirrhosis and clotting disorders underwent transjugular renal biopsies,(More)
The aim of this study was to identify high-risk patients for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Among 151 patients with histologically proven cirrhosis hospitalized from 1987 to 1990 and prospectively followed-up until June 1994, 31 developed HCC. We assessed the predictive value of 22 variables recorded at enrollment for HCC occurrence by the log rank test(More)
In order to establish a relationship between Hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronic infection and autoimmune thyroiditis, 97 untreated patients with biopsy-proven HCV chronic hepatitis and 97 controls were studied. An ultrasound examination of the thyroid and an assay of serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroid hormones and anti-thyroid antibodies were(More)
Screening is widely used to detect early hepatocellular carcinoma in Asian patients with cirrhosis. Its effectiveness in Caucasian patients has been suggested, but remains to be proven. Therefore we prospectively studied 118 French patients (68 males, 50 females, age 55 +/- 12) with Child-Pugh A or B cirrhosis (alcoholic in 82) and without detectable(More)
OBJECTIVES Giant-cell hepatitis is rare in adults and its significance has not been clarified. We report the clinical and histological characteristics and outcome in a group of adult patients with giant-cell hepatitis. METHODS Seventeen patients with giant-cell hepatitis, hospitalized in our unit between 1976 and 1992, were studied retrospectively.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although human and experimental studies have shown that apoptosis plays a role in hepatocyte death in alcoholic liver disease, its clinical and biological significance has not been investigated in alcoholic hepatitis (AH). The aim of this study was to quantify hepatocyte apoptosis in AH and to attempt to relate it to the clinical and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A study was undertaken of liver biopsy samples from 229 consecutive patients with alcoholic or hepatitis C virus related cirrhosis who were prospectively followed until January 1996 to evaluate the influence of liver iron content on survival and the occurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma. METHODS Hepatic iron content was measured with a(More)
Viral infection has often been suggested as a possible cause of Sjögren's syndrome or chronic lymphocytic sialadenitis, and Epstein-Barr virus has been found in the salivary glands of patients with this condition. After we had noted Sjögren's syndrome in several patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), a virus also excreted in saliva, we set up a(More)