Jean Pierre Amoros

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BACKGROUND The investigation of dual influenza infection human cases is of major interest specifically for the control of new emerging influenza strains. OBJECTIVES Using RT-PCR assays, we retrospectively assessed the prevalence of dual influenza virus infections that occurred in patients during the 2006-2007 winter season in Corsica Island (France). (More)
The genetic structure of Balearic islands (Corsica and Sardinia), situated on the same trans-Mediterranean maritime routes and having very similar histories, were compared and their position among the neighbouring Caucasian populations was inferred. For this purpose, three HLA loci (HLA-A, -B and -Cw) were typed at the DNA level in these populations and the(More)
Profiles of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) seroprevalence have shown large variability in European countries in which vaccination has not been implemented. Differences in micro and macro population structures (e.g. household and municipality, respectively) may explain such variability, which is the focus of a population-based study of varicella in 12,000(More)
BACKGROUND Data describing the epidemiology and management of viral acute diarrhea (AD) in adults are scant. The objective of this study was to identify the incidence, clinical characteristics, management and risk factors of winter viral AD in adults. METHODS The incidence of AD in adults during two consecutive winters (from December 2010 to April 2011(More)
Myoelectrical activity of the sphincter of Oddi was studied in 15 anaesthetized and laparotomized male rabbits, before and after injection of various doses of 13 Leucine Motilin (13 L Motilin), a biological and structural analogue of natural motilin. It can be concluded that 13 L Motilin provoked an increase of the sphincter of Oddi spike activity with(More)
The aim of this work was to compare the action of gastrointestinal (GI) hormones on the myoelectrical activity of the sphincter of Oddi. Using an experimental design previously described, we studied the electrical activity of the sphincter of Oddi and compared the percentage variation in the number of spikes before and after injection of hormones.(More)
Genetic and linguistic differentiations within Corsica were analysed and compared; the genetic relationships of Corsica to other Mediterranean populations were also studied. Lexical distances between 49 Corsican localities were computed from a standard word list; trees built from these distances were compared with average linkage and neighbour-joining trees(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between coronary artery disease (CAD) and Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein (CETP) (gaaa)n polymorphisms of the CETP gene in Central Corsica island (France). The study group was composed by 300 unrelated Corsican patients with angiographically documented CAD and 300 unrelated healthy blood(More)
The 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 post-pandemic influenza outbreaks were characterized by variability in the A(H3N2) influenza viruses, resulting in low to moderate vaccine effectiveness (VE). The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular evolution and vaccine strain match of the A(H3N2) influenza viruses, having been circulated throughout the population(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyse the genetic patterns of Hemagglutinin (HA) genes of influenza A strains circulating on Corsica Island during the 2006-2009 epidemic seasons and the 2009-2010 pandemic season. METHODS Nasopharyngeal samples from 371 patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) were collected by General Practitioners (GPs) of(More)