Jean-Pierre Caravel

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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 oxygen(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)
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°C water immersion, 5 min) and to a whole-body standard cold air test (SCAT, 1°C, 2 h, nude at rest) before and after a local cold acclimation (LCA) of the lower limbs effected by repeated cold(More)
A major goal of nuclear oncology is the development of new radiolabelled tracers as proliferation markers. Intracellular calcium waves play a fundamental role in the course of the cell cycle. These waves occur in non-excitable tumour cells via store-operated calcium channels (SOCCs). Bis(N-ethoxy, N-ethyldithiocarbamato) nitrido technetium (V)-99m(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)
Considering the current need to improve cost-effectiveness in cancer patient management, a prospective study was undertaken in order to define the optimal combination of bone scan and tumour marker assays in breast and lung cancer strategies, as has been done in the case of prostate cancer. All patients with breast or lung cancer referred to the Nuclear(More)