Jacqueline Bangou

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OBJECTIVE To study the metabolic syndrome (MS) in Indian subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in comparing them with controls from the Indian community and from the general population. METHOD An adapted definition of MS by the Third report of the National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel III was used. We defined three groups matched(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the metabolic syndrome (MS) and Framingham risk score (FRS) as predictors of cardiovascular (CV) events in Caribbean Indian patients who have type 2 diabetes (T2D) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT). METHOD A longitudinal and retrospective study was conducted involving patients classified as T2D or IGT in a first study in 1997 who(More)
PURPOSE Nephropathy is a common complication of sickle cell anemia and is often preceded by proteinurea. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on microalbuminuria in sickle cell patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 22 normotensive patients with sickle(More)
Mifepristone-misoprostol medical abortion promises to revolutionize reproductive health-care. Several simplifications of the standard three clinic visit regimen may be possible, however. Particularly in developing countries, access to the method can be greatly increased by eliminating the longest clinic visit. Indeed, shortly after mifepristone's(More)
OBJECTIVES To study blood pressure distribution according to the new classification criteria of the JNC VI. To study the other cardiovascular risk factors related to blood pressure stage. METHOD A cross sectional survey was undertaken in a medical center in Guadeloupe in 1999. The study included 1016 consecutive adult subjects. Blood pressure measurements(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to clarify whether exercising in a tropical climate induces blood rheology alterations despite ad libitum hydration. METHODS Hematological, biochemical and hemorheological changes were investigated in young healthy adults (N = 9 men, 20.7 ± 0.8 yrs) after a 10-km race in hot and humid conditions. Subjects' maximal aerobic(More)
OBJECTIVE The increase of urinary albumin excretion could be associated with morbidity in patients with sickle cell disease. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relation between blood pressure and urinary albumin excretion, and to estimate the prevalence of hypertension according to the level of urinary albumin excretion. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Relative hypotension has been reported in sickle cell patients. The aim of this study was to compare blood pressure in patients with SS disease and subjects with normal hemoglobin genotype AA and to assess whether the same clinical, biological and socio-demographic variables are associated to the mean arterial pressure in patients with sickle(More)
BACKGROUND Despite excessive rates of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, Afro-Caribbeans have lower mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) than do whites. This study evaluated the association of genetic risk markers previously identified in whites and CHD in Afro-Caribbeans. METHODS We studied 537(More)