Javier Nicolau

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A mass vaccination campaign against influenza A/H1N1 was launched in France in October 2009. Vaccination was offered free of charge to the entire population according to a pre-defined order of priority. Demographic data and data on vaccinations given were recorded in a dedicated database. We analysed vaccine uptake by age, sex and region in the overall(More)
Recent public health crises have shown the need for readily available information allowing proper management by decision-makers. One way of obtaining early information is to involve data providers who already record routine data for their own use. We describe here the results of a pilot network carried out by the InVS (Institut national de veille sanitaire)(More)
To determine the epidemiology and trends of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in France, we analyzed incidence, risk factors, and in-hospital death rates related to the most frequent IFIs registered in the national hospital discharge database during 2001-2010. The identified 35,876 IFI cases included candidemia (43.4%), Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease (PD) is 1.5 times more frequent in men than women. Whether age modifies this ratio is unclear. We examined whether male-to-female (M-F) ratios change with age through a French nationwide prevalence/incidence study (2010) and a meta-analysis of incidence studies. METHODS We used French national drug claims databases to(More)
BACKGROUND In France in 2009, patients admitted to Multidisciplinary Inpatient Rehabilitation for stroke were sent to a neurological rehabilitation center (NRC) or a general or geriatric rehabilitation (GRC) service. OBJECTIVE To describe the functional outcome of stroke patients admitted for rehabilitation in France in 2009, both globally and as a(More)
INTRODUCTION During the night of February 27 and the early morning of February 28, 2010, 15 coastal municipalities situated in two French departments, Vendée and Charente-Maritime, were violently stricken by a severe windstorm named "Xynthia." This storm caused the death of 12 individuals in Charente-Maritime and 29 people in Vendée. Houses, agricultural(More)
In France, the resurgence of syphilis infection since the beginning of the 2000s, with cases reported among women of reproductive age is a reason for concern considering the possible occurrence of congenital syphilis (CS). Using the French national private and public hospital database, we investigated the number of children with a diagnosis of CS born in(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to assess the main characteristics of acute and post-acute care for transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke, based on the French national hospitalization databases and their evolutions from 2007 through 2009. METHODS Hospitalizations with a main diagnosis of stroke were first selected in the 2007, 2008 and(More)
BACKGROUND Home and leisure injuries (HLIs) are currently a major public health concern, because of their frequency, associated consequences, and considerable medical costs. As in many other countries in Europe, in France the population coverage of the surveillance system of HLIs is low. In this study, a model-assisted approach is developed to estimate the(More)
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