Jean-David Zeitoun

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a heterogeneous group of heritable connective tissue disorders. Gastrointestinal manifestations in EDS have been described but their frequency, nature and impact are poorly known. We aimed to assess digestive features in a national cohort of EDS patients. METHODS A questionnaire has been sent to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Infliximab, a monoclonal antibody directed against tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), is commonly used during flares and on a regular basis to maintain the remission of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). It is usually administered in 2-hours infusion and 2 hours of monitoring after as recommended. However, recent reports suggest that(More)
Abnormalities of gastric mucosa in patients with portal hypertension are well documented. Manifestations of portal hypertension in small bowel and colon are less common. Colonic polypoid lesions microscopically consisting of a normal mucosa, with dilatation of submucosal vessels, have been described. We here report the first case of portal hypertensive(More)
Co-infection by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is common. HIV co-infection worsens the course of HCV infection, particularly in patients with low CD4-cell count, enhancing the need to cancel HCV replication in HIV-infected patients. We report a case of spontaneous recovery of chronic HCV-infection in a HCV-HIV(More)
BACKGROUND The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and national regulators share the responsibility to communicate to healthcare providers postmarketing safety events but little is known about the consistency of this process. We aimed to compare public availability of safety-related communications and drug withdrawals from the EMA and European Union member(More)
BACKGROUND The role of physical trauma in the onset of symptoms in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) has never been characterized. We sought to search and describe brain lesions EDS patients also having personal history of physical trauma. We systematically performed brain magnetic resonance imaging in a first cohort of patients with a hypermobility type of EDS(More)
Cryptoglandular anal fistulae are the most frequently occurring form of perianal sepsis. Characteristically they have an endoanal primary opening, a fistula track and an abscess and/or an external purulent opening. Antibiotic therapy is not of use in initial management except in special cases. Treatment of an abscess, if present, is required urgently and(More)