Jean Roger Claude

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The Paris Prospective Study is a long-term investigation of cardiovascular diseases in a population of 7164 working men, aged 43-54 years. The first annual follow-up session (1968-73) included a 0-2 hr 75 g OGTT with measurement of plasma insulin and glucose levels beside the major coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors: arterial pressure, cigarette(More)
Previous studies have reported total leukocyte count to be a risk factor for coronary heart disease. The pattern of association between each class of leukocytes and the onset of the disease was investigated in the Paris Prospective Study II. The study population consisted of 3,779 male French employees aged 29-52 years working in the Paris area and(More)
We analyzed the multivariate relationship between alcohol consumption and gamma-glutamyl-transferase (GGT), mean corpuscular volume (MCV), and tobacco consumption. A group of 995 healthy outpatients (604 men and 391 women, 18 to 76 years old) were systematically examined. Daily alcohol consumption was established after an interview regarding complete(More)
Alteration of calcium homeostasis has been proposed to play a major role in cell necrosis induced by a variety of chemical agents such as acetaminophen (APAP). In this study, a potential protective effect of the dihydropyridine calcium channel blocking agent, nifedipine, was investigated in vitro on acetaminophen-induced hepatocyte damage. Rat hepatocytes(More)
A systematic comparison was made of the incidence rates of major coronary heart disease (CHD), defined as fatal and non-fatal myocardial infarction and probable CHD deaths, observed in the Paris Prospective Study, the European and American cohorts of the Seven Countries Study, and the populations of the Pooling Project. The Paris study results were adjusted(More)
The relationship of eosinophilia with smoking habits and with baseline lung function measurements has been studied in a working population of 912 men in the Paris area. Absolute numbers of eosinophils were related significantly to a history of asthma and eczema in childhood as well as to current tobacco consumption, whereas the percentage of eosinophils was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We have developed a gene therapy strategy based on the observation that insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) is necessary for the acquisition and maintenance of the transformed phenotype in hepatocarcinoma. This strategy consists in transfecting the rat hepatoma cell line with an episomal vector expressing the antisense IGF-I c-DNA under the(More)