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CONTEXT Elastography uses ultrasound (US) to assess elasticity. Shear wave elastography (SWE) is a new technique that estimates tissue stiffness in real time and is quantitative and user independent. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to assess the efficiency of SWE in predicting malignancy and to compare SWE with US. DESIGN Ninety-three patients and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the ability of a threshold value in ShearWave™ elastography to rule out malignant thyroid nodules while studying its pertinence in association with morphological signs. EQUIPMENT AND METHODS 148 patients (110 women and 38 men; 52.5 y.o. 15.8) referred for surgery of thyroid nodules underwent standard ultrasound as well as(More)
INTRODUCTION The development in therapeutic strategies has increased survival of children affected by inborn errors of metabolism with restricted diet (IEMRD). These diseases have mild- and long-term consequences on the health. Little is known about the impact on the quality of life (QoL) of children and their families. The aims of this study were: to(More)
The determination of elasticity index by elastography has been recently proposed in the evaluation of thyroid nodules, since malignancy is correlated with stiffness of the nodules. The aim of this report is to give an overview on different techniques and results reported by eleven groups active on the field. Advantages and limitations of elastography are(More)
OBJECTIVES Nutritional assessment is not included yet as a major recommendation in lung cancer guidelines. The purpose of this study was thus to assess the influence on surgical outcome of the nutritional status of patients with primary lung cancer undergoing lobectomy. METHODS We queried Epithor, the national clinical database of the French Society of(More)
The late effects and quality of life (QoL) in childhood acute leukemia survivors were compared between hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients and patients who underwent conventional therapy. The study included 943 patients, 256 of whom underwent HSCT (27.1%). Medical visits were conducted to detect the occurrence of physical late effects.(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the health-related quality of life (HRQL) of a cohort of children aged 6-10 years who were born preterm; and to determine whether sociodemographic factors, neonatal features and neurocognitive status were affecting their HRQL. STUDY DESIGN All singleton infants born between 24 and 32 weeks of gestation between January 1997 and(More)
Antiplatelet agents are critical to prevent thrombotic events in patients with acute coronary syndromes, particularly those who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention. Prasugrel is a potent P2Y(12)-adenosine diphosphate receptor antagonist that is superior to clopidogrel in such patients. Previous studies have observed that nuisance and internal(More)
BACKGROUND Quality of life (QoL) measurements are increasingly considered to be an important evaluation of the treatment and care provided to patients with schizophrenia. However, there is little evidence that assessing QoL improves patient outcomes in clinical practice. AIMS To investigate the impact of a QoL assessment with feedback for clinicians(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to determine contemporary early outcomes associated with pneumonectomy for lung cancer and to identify their predictors using a nationally representative general thoracic surgery database (EPITHOR). METHODS After discarding inconsistent files, a group of 4498 patients who underwent elective pneumonectomy for primary lung(More)