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BACKGROUND Platinum-based doublet chemotherapy is recommended to treat advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in fit, non-elderly adults, but monotherapy is recommended for patients older than 70 years. We compared a carboplatin and paclitaxel doublet chemotherapy regimen with monotherapy in elderly patients with advanced NSCLC. METHODS In this(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assesses the value of two recombinant birch allergens for diagnosis of patients sensitized to birch pollen with or without associated food allergy. METHODS Fifty-one patients with positive skin test responses to Betulaceae and seven nonallergic control subjects were investigated; specific IgE antibodies were evaluated by specific(More)
2 Background: Incidence of advanced NSCLC in the elderly is increasing. Specific trials for elderly are seldom and those patients are not optimally treated. Current recommendations are monotherapies with gemcitabine or vinorelbine. METHODS French multicentric randomized phase III study in pts aged 70 to 89, PS 0-2 with advanced NSCLC not irradiable,(More)
The influence of pretreatment serum levels of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) on survival was investigated in a series of 263 consecutive patients with small-cell lung cancer. LDH was elevated in one-half of the patients, NSE in 79%. Both were significantly higher when the disease was considered extensive than when it was(More)
In the Intergroupe Francophone de Cancérologie Thoracique 0501 trial the carboplatin-paclitaxel chemotherapy increased toxicity (most frequent, decreased neutrophil count, asthenia). We longitudinally compared health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the two treatment arms.In total, 451 patients aged 70-89 years with advanced non-small cell lung cancer(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of epidemiological changes observed in 10 years in men with NSCLC on 1-year mortality; to compare prognosis factors of 1-year mortality according to gender. MATERIAL AND METHODS The French College of General Hospital Respiratory Physicians conducted two prospective epidemiological multicentre studies at a 10-year interval(More)
UNLABELLED Our aim was to compare the allergenic activity of wild type rBet v 1 with recombinant Bet v 1 derivatives (rBet v 1 fragments, dimer and trimer) with potentially reduced anaphylactic activity by skin testing in a French population. METHODS Among the 36 birch pollen allergic patients included in the study, 29 were tested by skin prick testing(More)
We report 13 cases of nasosinusal sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is a chronic, non caseating granulomatous disease. Nasosinusal involment is rare or exceptional and may be isolated (1 case in our series) or associated (12 cases in our series) with other lesions of the chest, skin, liver, spleen, bone, eyes, salivary glands, peripheral lymph nodes or with(More)
Twenty-five patients with focal splenic disease were analyzed retrospectively to determine the relative strengths and weaknesses of ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) in the detection and analysis of focal splenic lesions. Lesions were detected in all 25 patients by ultrasonography and in 22 of 25 patients by CT. Ultrasonography appears to be more(More)