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BACKGROUND The value of a risk factor analysis in the presence of a clinically suspected deep venous thrombosis (DVT) has been assessed mainly in inpatient populations. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the potential association between DVT and acquired circumstances suspected as risk factors, in a cohort of outpatients with a clinically(More)
Previous studies have suggested the utility of D-Dimer ELISA assays in eliminating a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). Our objectives were to evaluate the performance of a new, rapid, quantitative, and automated Liatest D-Dimer Assay in patients with suspected PE. Three hundred eighty-six consecutive patients referred to our institution between March(More)
This study was designed to assess the risk of associated pulmonary embolism according to the level of deep venous thrombosis. From March 1992 to March 1994, 328 patients were referred to medical units for suspected deep venous thrombosis, with recent clinical signs, less than a week. Each patient underwent contrast venography and/or duplex ultrasounds of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to assess the possible benefit of the combination vinorelbine (NVB)-cisplatin (DDP) in comparison with NVB alone in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), not treated previously. It also involved confirmation of the efficacy of vinorelbine as monotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this phase III trial, 231 eligible(More)
The authors report their experience of the evolution and treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax in the adult, in a series of 124 cases, starting from January 1965 to May 1975. Recurrences occur in 27% of cases whatever therapeutics are used. They discuss frequency and modality in relation to the etiology and the proposed treatment of pneumothorax.
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the prognostic factors and survival of a series of 777 patients with brain metastases (BM) from a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients were treated with surgery followed by whole-brain radiation therapy (WBRT) or with WBRT alone in 16.3% and 83.7% of the cases, respectively. The patients were RPA(More)
In previous studies, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for plasma D-dimer analysis have demonstrated high sensitivity, suggesting their potential usefulness in excluding deep venous thrombosis (DVT). We evaluated the usefulness of a new D-dimer test (Liatest D-dimer) for suspected DVT in a prospective study of patients admitted to the hospital(More)
We describe a 28-year-old subject employed as a roofer in a construction company since the age of 19, who developed work-related symptoms of a cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, rhinitis and headaches. A description of a usual day at work suggested that the symptoms worsened while he was sawing corrugated fiber cement. Baseline spirometry was normal, and(More)
Purpose of this study was to determine the effect of waiting time for radiotherapy on overall survival of patients with glioblastoma treated in the EORTC-NCIC trial at 18 centers in France. A total of 400 adult patients with glioblastoma who were treated between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006 were included. There were 282 patients with "minimum(More)
The Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ) is a well-validated instrument. Our objectives were to explore the cross-sectional validity of the French version, using usual outcomes of asthma, as well as assessment of knowledge of asthma, self-management and compliance. A self-administered version of the AQLQ was given to 124 consecutive patients(More)