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Erythropoiesis was studied in 11 subjects submitted to a 4-h hypoxia (HH) in a hypobaric chamber (4,500 m, barometric pressure 58.9 kPa) both before and after a 3-week sojourn in the Andes. On return to sea level, increased red blood cells (+3.27%), packed cell volume (+4.76%), haemoglobin (+6.55%) ( P<0.05), and increased arterial partial pressure of(More)
To study relationships between local cold adaptation of the lower limbs and general cold adaptation, eight subjects were submitted both to a cold foot test (CFT, 5 degrees C water immersion, 5 min) and to a whole-body standard cold air test (SCAT, 1 degree C, 2 h, nude at rest) before and after a local cold acclimation (LCA) of the lower limbs effected by(More)
High altitude residence is known to modify body biochemistry and hormone status. However, the effects of such a sojourn on these status observed at sea level both immediately and later after return are not as well established as are the effects of an intermittent acclimation. The aim of this study was therefore to investigate these changes. To achieve our(More)
OBJECTIVE Measurement of thyroglobulin in the washout of lymph node (LN) fine needle aspirates is recommended in the follow-up of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). The significance of low fine needle aspirates thyroglobin (FNATg) levels remains a question, which we addressed. METHOD Prospective study comparing FNATg with FNA cytology.(More)
The effects of adequate total parenteral nutrition (TPN) on nitrogen excretion, urea N percentage, 3-methylhistidine excretion, and leg amino acid output, were studied during the ten-day period following abdominal surgery for generalized peritonitis in nine patients. The first two postoperative days were without nutritional intake, TPN was started on the(More)
Cholescintigraphy with technetium 99m hydroxy imino diacetic acid (99mTc-HIDA) was used to study gallbladder emptying (GE) and duodenogastric reflux (DGR) simultaneously during the postprandial period in humans. Two groups of subjects were examined prospectively; one was a group of healthy volunteers (n = 14) and the other a group of patients with(More)
The only current possibility for curing medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), especially recurrences, is total surgical removal. Early positive diagnosis of recurrences is now possible by monitoring tumor markers such as thyrocalcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). However, preoperative topographic diagnosis of such recurrences remains an unresolved(More)
Duodenogastric reflux (DGR) could be implicated in several esophageal and gastric diseases. Establishing its pathophysiological role however is difficult because of the problems in the demonstration and quantification of DGR episodes. The aim of this study was to improve a scintigraphic method of detection and quantification of DGR episodes during the(More)