Jean-Louis Ducassé

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OBJECTIVE The authors prospectively examined the power of peritraumatic dissociation and acute stress symptoms in predicting posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. METHOD Thirty-five assault victims were assessed with the Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire within 24 hours of the assault. Participants were reassessed 2 weeks after(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the relation between peritraumatic dissociation and acute stress and the early development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in victims of general crime. METHOD A total of 48 subjects were assessed within 24 hours of the trauma, using the Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire Self-Report Version (PDEQ-SRV). They(More)
A limited ultrasound (US) confined to the popliteal and femoral veins is usually performed to detect deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients with clinically suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Our objective was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of complete lower limb US examining both the proximal and distal veins in this setting. In this prospective(More)
The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence of adverse drug reactions (ADR) leading to call an emergency medical dispatching centre. A prospective, observational, monocentric clinical study performed over a 2-year period (2011–2012) in a French prehospital emergency dispatching centre, the Service d'Aide Médicale Urgente (SAMU) covering 1,156,000(More)
Introduction. Overdose of potassium is not as frequently encountered in clinical practice as hyperkalaemia due to acute or chronic renal disease. However, potassium overdoses leading to serious consequences do occur. Case Presentation. A 20-year-old nurse student presented with a cardiac arrest with asystole rhythm. Beside the patient were found four 50-mL(More)
OBJECTIVES Acute stress responses following a trauma indicate a sensitivity to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and is often comorbid with depression. Earlier exposure to a traumatic event can be an additional risk factor in PTSD development. METHOD Eight injured patients hospitalized after a major air disaster were monitored and assessed for a(More)
BACKGROUND. Morbidity and mortality conferences (MandMC) are collective reviews of records of patients, whose evolution was marked by an undesirable event: death or the occurrence of complications. The MandMC aim to improve the quality of care. This article intends to present three cases analyzed in MandMC in the French Telemedical Assistance Service(More)
We describe 9 patients with radiation myelopathy treated by hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO). In this retrospective study, six out of nine (66%) could have been stabilized or improved by HBO. Physiopathological mechanisms of radiation myelopathy remain controversial and incompletely known. We discuss the putative mechanisms of the beneficial action of HBO on(More)
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