Kadoudja Chemlal

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We evaluated prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) among prison inmates in France in 2010, in a cross-sectional single-day study based on a two-stage design. Sampling favoured larger establishments and included all types of prisons. Establishments were stratified by geographical region. Estimates were adjusted by(More)
We report a single case documenting substantial improvement in the course of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated, biopsy-proven nephropathy after introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Our case report joins several others recording improvement or stabilization in the course of nephropathy following better control of HIV replication.
BACKGROUND Lemierre's syndrome is a potentially severe though uncommon entity consisting in septic emboli from an internal jugular vein thrombus after oropharyngeal infection. CASE REPORT A 21-year-old man initially treated for acute pharnygeal infection developed fever and lower chest pain related to multiple pulmonary abscesses. The diagnosis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare bone mass loss due to deflazacort versus prednisone in longterm treatment of patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA) in a randomized double blind comparative trial. METHODS Seventy-four patients were included in a prospective multicenter study. Half received deflazacort (DFZ) and the other half prednisone (PR) for a minimum of 12(More)
Amphotericin B (AmB) and fluconazole, administered intraperitoneally for 7 days, were compared in a rabbit model for Candida albicans endocarditis. When given early, AmB was more effective than fluconazole for reducing CFU counts in vegetations (P < 0.01) and kidneys. Forty-eight hours after the last dose, AmB was still detected in all vegetations whereas(More)