Julie Bottero

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The objective of this study was to compare mesh erosion after transvaginal repair of cystocele using Gynemesh or Gynemesh-Soft mesh. We retrospectively analyzed 138 consecutive cases of transvaginal repair of cystocele using synthetic mesh. The study endpoint was the pathological evidence of vaginal erosion. Multiple logistic regression was used to(More)
BACKGROUND In the context of the increasing resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), we evaluated the efficacy of mefloquine (MQ) for intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp). METHODS A multicenter, open-label equivalence trial was conducted in Benin from July 2005 through April 2008. Women of all gravidities were randomized to(More)
BACKGROUND Assisted hatching (AH) in fresh embryo transfer (ET) could be associated with increased implantation rates. However, very few prospective randomized studies have specifically addressed the issue of AH during frozen-thawed embryo transfers (FET) cycles, those that have reported controversial results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the(More)
Several reports have described a high rate of false-positive Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) test results for patients treated with piperacillin-tazobactam. In this retrospective study, we first examined the relationships between intravenous administration of three beta-lactam antibiotics and the occurrence of false-positive GM test results in hematology(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to compare the performance of 11 biochemical scores to estimate liver fibrosis in HIV/HBV co-infection. METHODS Performance was evaluated using the Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) curve method. The Kappa index was used to study overall agreement with liver biopsy results. Interpretative algorithms were(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS The systematic use of rapid tests performed at points-of-care may facilitate hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening and substantially increase HBV infection awareness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of such tests for HBsAg and anti-HBsAb detection among individuals visiting a variety of healthcare centers located in a(More)
Transient elastography (TE) is a noninvasive technique to evaluate liver fibrosis. We compared the performance of TE with liver biopsy (LB) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection. Patients prospectively underwent TE and LB. The diagnosis accuracy of TE was calculated using receiver operating(More)
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, which affects 7%-10% of HIV-infected patients, is associated with an increased frequency of AIDS-related and non-AIDS-related clinical endpoints, such as end-stage liver diseases including cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Broad access to a very efficient antiviral therapy containing nucleos(t)ide analogues(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is one of the most frequent, feared and life-threatening opportunistic infection in immunocompromised patients. We wished to assess the therapeutic outcome and identify prognostic factors of IA. METHODS We reviewed retrospectively all patients managed in our department for a proven or probable IA over the last 10(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Moderate cure rates of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections with pegylated interferon and ribavirin have been described in the last decade in men who have sex with men (MSM), who are also coinfected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, a subsequent high incidence of HCV reinfections has been reported regionally in men(More)