Julie Berbis

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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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Although the impact of sex reassignment surgery on the self-reported outcomes of transsexuals has been largely described, the data available regarding the impact of hormone therapy on the daily lives of these individuals are scarce. AIMS The objectives of this study were to assess the relationship between hormonal therapy and the(More)
1Department of Paediatric Onco-hematology, Hospital L’Archet II, Nice, France; 2Research Unit EA 3279 and Department of Public Health, Hôpital Nord, Marseille, France; 3Department of Paediatric Hematology, Children’s Hospital of La Timone, Marseille, France; 4Department of Paediatric Onco-hematology, Hospital Arnaud de Villeneuve, Montpellier, France; and(More)
PURPOSE The study objective was to validate a specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for caregivers of cancer patients, the CareGiver Oncology Quality of Life questionnaire (CarGOQoL), based on the exclusive points of view of the caregivers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 75-item questionnaire generated from content analysis of interviews with caregivers(More)
Optimal P2Y12 receptor blockade is critical to prevent ischaemic recurrence in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We aimed to compare the level of platelet reactivity (PR) inhibition achieved by prasugrel and ticagrelor loading dose (LD) in diabetic acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients undergoing PCI. We performed a(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)
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 The level of platelet reactivity (PR) inhibition obtained after P2Y12-ADP receptor antagonist loading dose (LD) is associated with the ischemic and bleeding risk following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the level of PR inhibition achieved by a 180 mg LD of ticagrelor(More)