Jean Eudes Fontan

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PURPOSE Until recently, melphalan and prednisone were the standards of care in elderly patients with multiple myeloma. The addition of thalidomide to this combination demonstrated a survival benefit for patients age 65 to 75 years. This randomized, placebo-controlled, phase III trial investigated the efficacy of melphalan and prednisone plus thalidomide in(More)
The Intergroupe Francophone du Myelome conducted a randomized trial to compare bortezomib-dexamethasone (VD) as induction before high-dose therapy (HDT) and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) to a combination consisting of reduced doses of bortezomib and thalidomide plus dexamethasone (vtD) in patients with multiple myeloma. Overall, a total of 199(More)
PURPOSE This prospective multicenter phase III study compared the efficacy and safety of a triple combination (bortezomib-thalidomide-dexamethasone [VTD]) versus a dual combination (thalidomide-dexamethasone [TD]) in patients with multiple myeloma (MM) progressing or relapsing after autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
by Philippe Rodon, Cyrille Hulin, Brigitte Pegourie, Mourad Tiab, Bruno Anglaret, Lotfi Benboubker, Henry Jardel, Olivier Decaux, Brigitte Kolb, Murielle Roussel, Laurent Garderet, Xavier Leleu, Olivier Fitoussi, Carine Chaleteix, Philippe Casassus, Pascal Lenain, Bruno Royer, Anne Banos, Riad Benramdane, Pascale Cony-Makhoul, Mamoun Dib, Jean Fontan,(More)
OBJECTIVE . To quantify the type and frequency of drug administration errors to pediatric in-patients and to identify associated factors. DESIGN Prospective direct-observation study of drug administration errors from April 2002 to March 2003. SETTING Four clinical units in a pediatric teaching hospital. STUDY PARTICIPANTS Twelve observers accompanied(More)
Deletions of the 1p region appear as a pejorative prognostic factor in multiple myeloma patients (especially 1p22 and 1p32 deletions) but there is a lack of data on the real impact of 1p abnormalities on an important and homogeneous group of patients. To address this issue we studied by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) the incidence and prognostic(More)
The frequency of bronchial symptoms and the alteration of respiratory function parameters were studied in a group of 63 workers of an industrial flour-mill, and in a control group matched according to age, social class, and tobacco intake. In the exposed group the answers to a questionnaire indicated a greater incidence of cough (p<0.01) and chronic(More)
The aim of this work was to assess the impact of circulating guidelines for correct prescription practices of colony stimulating factors (CSF). Two hospital groups were compared, a 'guidelines' group (seven teaching hospitals) that circulated the guidelines and a control group (eight teaching hospitals) that did not. In addition, two periods were compared(More)
The Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome conducted a randomized trial to compare bortezomib-thalidomide-dexamethasone (VTD) with bortezomib-cyclophosphamide-dexamethasone (VCD) as induction before high-dose therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Overall, a total of 340 patients were centrally(More)
Background There is limited information regarding the efficacy and long term safety of intrathecal injection of liposomal cytarabine in leukemic or lymphomatous meningitis. Design and Methods We studied 20 consecutive HIV-negative patients with leukemic or lymphomatous meningitis who were treated with intrathecal liposomal cytarabine between 2004 and 2007.(More)