Jason Husser

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In order to determine the duration of follow-up needed to evaluate the efficacy of short-course bactericidal regimens for multibacillary leprosy, information is needed on the incubation time of relapses after stopping treatment. Several groups of patients, who had been on rifampicin-containing regimens, were followed up for periods ranging from 4 to 10(More)
Forty-five previously untreated lepromatous leprosy patients were allocated randomly to three groups and treated, respectively, with Regimen A, standard dosage of clofazimine (CLO) in multidrug therapy (MDT) regimen; Regimen B, CLO 600 mg once every 4 weeks; and Regimen C, CLO 1200 mg once every 4 weeks. The duration of the trial was 24 weeks. By the end of(More)
Experiences with day hospitals for elderly patients in various countries have led to differing views regarding specific indications for this particular treatment mode. In a series of investigations we tried to clarify the place of a day hospital for elderly patients which is an integrated part of a psychiatric hospital within the total of psychiatric care(More)
Study of Hansen disease registered cases during five years is realized under OMSLEP rules. This population of 1428 patients is observed under "entrance" and "outlet" parameters from the patients register. The author notices the high prevalence rate, 35.5% and the disability rate which induces a late-track. Looking for the follow-up, the outratio is too high(More)
PURPOSE Imported malaria frequency is increasing in France. Moselle, a north-east French county, with high concentration of servicemen going in endemic areas, follows the same trend. METHODS Clinical, epidemiological aspects and treatment of all malaria attacks diagnosed over 3 years (from 1st january 1996 to 31st january 1999) were studied. Data(More)
The actual control of leprosy must conciliate difficulties of multidrug therapy (MDT) application and integration of general health services. The getting up of multidrug therapy needs a logistic with clinical and bacteriological track off, patient categorisation, supervision of treatment, follow up of the drug compliance and control of the disease(More)
The objective of the present study was to define short-course treatment regimens for PB leprosy and to compare them with the 'classical' dapsone treatment and the WHO-PB regimen. Five treatment regimens were studied and evaluated by the histologic evolution. The regimens were: (1) dapsone 100 mg daily, non-supervised for 3 years; (2) RMP 900 mg supervised,(More)
The world epidemiological situation shows to day an important set back of past pandemic diseases. The International Health Regulation (IHR) will soon include only three diseases. The three others will be added to the diseases under international surveillance: poliomyelitis, epidemic influenza and malaria. These satisfactory results have been obtained(More)