Jean Yves Bansard

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BACKGROUND Late-onset sepsis in the premature infant is frequently revealed by severe, unusual and recurrent bradycardias. In view of the high morbidity and mortality associated with infection, reliable markers are needed. OBJECTIVES It was the aim of this study to determine if heart rate (HR) behavior may help the diagnosis of infection in premature(More)
OBJECTIVES Nuclear grade and tumor stage are important prognostic factors in renal cell carcinoma, but tumors of similar stage and grade can exhibit a wide variation in biologic behavior and clinical outcome. In this retrospective study, we evaluated the immunologic markers, Ki-67 (MIB1) and p53, in 73 cases of conventional (clear cell) renal cell carcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND Remifentanil is known to cause bradycardia and hypotension. We aimed to characterize the haemodynamic profile of remifentanil during sevoflurane anaesthesia in children with or without atropine. METHODS Forty children who required elective surgery received inhalational induction of anaesthesia using 8% sevoflurane. They were allocated randomly(More)
Remifentanil can cause bradycardia either by parasympathetic activation or by other negative chronotropic effects. The high frequency (HF) component of heart rate variability (HRV) is a marker of parasympathetic activity. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of remifentanil on RR interval and on HRV in children. Forty children ASA I or II were studied(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is known to have a wide variation in clinical outcome despite the use of conventional prognostic factors, such as staging or grading. A better knowledge of the biologic aggressiveness of RCC could facilitate the selection of patients at high risk of tumor progression. The aim of this study was to determine if use of measurements(More)
Muscle relaxation times can now be measured accurately with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), distinguishing working muscles from non-working muscles. A correlation between T2 increase and work intensity has been shown in healthy volunteers. The small amount of data on T1 relaxation times is contradictory. In addition, all the published studies have(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between end-tidal sevoflurane concentration, bispectral index (BIS) and the EEG bispectrum in children appears to be age dependent. The aim of this study was to quantify the BIS values at 1 MAC (minimum alveolar concentration) for desflurane and halothane, and explore the relationship with age for these anaesthetic agents in(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential relationship between age, BIS (Aspect), and the EEG bispectrum during anaesthesia with sevoflurane. METHODS BIS and raw EEG were recorded at a steady state of 1 MAC in 100 children, and during a decrease from 2 to 0.5 MAC in a sub-group of 29 children. The bispectrum of the EEG was estimated(More)
We studied 43 patients with newly diagnosed, untreated, stage D2 prostatic carcinoma, and correlated the initial performance status, hemoglobin, prostate specific antigen levels, tumor Gleason grade, extent of disease on the bone scan, and erythrocyte spermidine and spermine levels with progression. Three patients died of unrelated causes and were excluded(More)
This study aimed to compare the long-term benefit of biventricular pacing in drug-refractory heart failure in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy who were in stable sinus rhythm or had persistent atrial fibrillation. The results showed that permanent biventricular pacing in such patients significantly improves exercise tolerance in both groups of patients;(More)