Jean Louis Ducassé

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Twenty-six non-comatose patients with acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning were randomized into two groups. Both groups were treated as soon as possible and for 2 h, the first group by 100% normobaric oxygen (NBO) and the second by 100% hyperbaric oxygen. At the end of this period, patients treated by HBO had a significant improvement of their clinical and(More)
PURPOSE Generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE) needs immediate management. Despite guidelines, adherence to management protocols is often poor, this contributing to poor outcome. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of a management protocol in GCSE. METHODS This is a prospective population-based study of consecutive adults with GCSE in(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine the best intravenous morphine titration protocol by comparing 2 protocols for prehospital treatment of patients with severe acute pain. METHODS Eligible patients with a numerical rating scale (NRS) score of 60/100 or higher were randomly allocated to receive either 0.05 mg/kg morphine then 0.025 mg/kg every 5 minutes(More)
Voluntary copper poisoning is a rare mode of suicide. We report a case of copper sulphate poisoning in a patient presenting delusions with mystic demands for purification. The initial gastrointestinal symptoms were followed by intravascular haemolysis and renal failure. The course was favourable after symptomatic treatment and specific copper chelation(More)
Spontaneous rupture of splenic artery aneurysm during pregnancy is a rare, life-threatening event with a catastrophic prognosis. Splenic artery aneurysm, known to be more frequent in women, especially among multiparous ones, is generally asymptomatic until rupture. Because of increased blood flow and hormonal modifications, this rupture occurs frequently(More)
OBJECTIVES Heart fatty acid-binding protein (h-FABP) and ischemia-modified albumin (IMA) have recently been evaluated, but to the best of our knowledge, no study has reported an analysis of these two markers for the detection of early myocardial infarction and myocardial ischemia in a large cohort of consecutive patients presenting to an emergency(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to determine the immediate and delayed effects of noninvasive ventilation for patients in acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema (ACPE) in addition to aggressive usual care in a medical prehospital setting. METHODS Out-of-hospital patients in severe ACPE were eligible for the study. Patients(More)
Cerebral arteriovenous differences in oxygen content [C(a-v)O2] and glucose content [C(a-v)gluc] were used to predict outcome in 20 patients who remained comatose after resuscitation for cardiopulmonary arrest. Cerebral prognosis was good when C(a-v)O2 values were greater than 1.8 mMol/L and the oxygen glucose index (OGI) was greater than 85%. Our results(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to analyze factors predicting pain relief and adverse events in patients receiving opioids for acute pain in a prehospital setting. METHODS In this prospective, observational clinical study, adult patients with a numerical rating scale (NRS) score of 5 of 10 or higher who required treatment with intravenous opioids for(More)