Jean-Pierre Barras

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Calcium dobesilate (Doxium) is used in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. Clinical studies show a slowdown of the progression of the disease after long-term oral treatment. The main action of the drug is related to a reduction of microvascular permeability as measured by different parameters and methods (vitreous fluorophotometry, retinal haemorrhages,(More)
Acute mesenteric infarction represents less than 1-2% of all surgical emergencies but is responsible for many lethal events. A successful management requires very efficient diagnostic and therapeutic measures. Cases with established bowel infarction are associated with a mortality rate of 80-90% since years. In the last 10 years some hospitals offering an(More)
The aim of this double-blind placebo-controlled study was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of Doxium in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). 225 patients were treated randomly for 4 weeks with 1.5 g (3 capsules/day) of Doxium or placebo. The evolution of the leg oedema was determined by measuring calf and ankle circumferences. Pain and discomfort were(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) represents 0.2% of all uterine malignancies. Based on the mitotic activity, a distinction is made between low and high-grade ESS. Although the overall five-year survival rate for low-grade ESS exceeds 80%, about 50% of the patients show tumor recurrence, mostly after a long latency period. Tumor invasion of the(More)