Jacques Pouchot

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Clinical and laboratory manifestations, disease course, outcome, and HLA associations were studied in an inception cohort of 62 subjects with adult Still's disease (ASD) from 5 Canadian universities. Twenty-eight patients (45%) were female and the median age at disease onset was 24 years. In general, the clinical features observed in our patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience on a multicentre series of 32 patients with either typical or atypical Cogan's syndrome, to combine our results with a detailed review of the literature, and to compare the clinical manifestations of typical and atypical Cogan's syndrome. METHODS Patients were identified from a survey conducted with physicians affiliated(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a short form of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) questionnaire, preserving content validity as the priority criterion. METHODS A 2-step reduction procedure was used: 1) Delphi technique, with 1 panel of patients and 1 panel of experts each selecting 1 set of items independently; and 2) nominal group technique, where(More)
Composite measurement scales (CMSs) have contributed to improving the measurement of complex medical phenomena such as physical and psychological functioning or health-related quality of life. However, their use in patient care and research is often limited by their length and excessive respondent burden. In such situations, short instruments should be made(More)
The aim of this study was to validate a French translation of the structured self-report 8-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS-8) and determine its psychometric properties in patients taking antihypertensive medication. An observational cross-sectional study was conducted in the hypertensive unit of a French university hospital. The MMAS-8 was(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for 7 measures of fatigue in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Study subjects completed 7 fatigue instruments [Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), Multidimensional Assessment of Fatigue (MAF), Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI), Vitality scale of the(More)
BACKGROUND Most quantitative tests do not perfectly discriminate between subjects with and without a given disease and their results do not always allow certainty about disease status for diagnostic or screening purposes. We propose a method to construct a three-zone partition for quantitative tests to avoid the binary constraint of a 'black or white'(More)
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare cause of lymphadenopathy, most often cervical. It has been mainly described in Asia. There are few data available on this disease in Europe. We conducted this retrospective, observational, multicenter study to describe KFD in France and to determine the characteristics of severe forms of the disease and forms(More)
BACKGROUND Most quantitative diagnostic tests do not perfectly differentiate between persons with and without a given disease. We present a simple method to construct a 3-zone partition for quantitative tests results, including positive and negative zones and a gray zone between, and we describe its use in the diagnosis of heart failure by brain natriuretic(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent symptoms, mainly joint and muscular pain and depression, have been reported several months after Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection. Their frequency and their impact on quality of life have not been compared with those of an unexposed population. In the present study, we aimed to describe the frequency of prolonged clinical(More)