Kaouther Beltaief

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Noninvasive pressure support ventilation (NIPSV) and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) are both advocated in the treatment of cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE); however, the superiority of one technique over the other has not been clearly demonstrated. With regard to its physiological effects, we hypothesized that NIPSV would be better than CPAP in(More)
PURPOSE The Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) and the Global Registry in Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) scores were largely evaluated and validated in stratifying risk of cardiovascular events in patients with chest pain and acute coronary syndrome. Our objective was to compare these 2 scores in predicting outcome in emergency department (ED)(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to determine the value of systolic time intervals and their change during Valsalva maneuver (VM) in the diagnosis of left ventricular dysfunction (LVD) in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). METHODS We included 166 patients admitted to the emergency department for(More)
Treatment with short-acting β2-agonists for exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) results in clinical improvement. It has not been established whether combining short-acting β2-agonists to other bronchodilators is more effective than β2-agonists alone. We conducted a study in patients presenting to the emergency department with(More)
BACKGROUND Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) represents a difficult diagnostic challenge in patients with undifferentiated chest pain. There is a need for a valid clinical score to improve diagnostic accuracy. OBJECTIVES To compare the performance of a model combining the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score and a score describing chest pain(More)
Activity of the renin-angiotensin Aldosterone system is increased in patients with heart failure (HF). The Angiotensinogen gene and specifically M235T polymorphism has been linked to susceptibility to hypertension, coronary heart disease and atrial fibrillation. Its role in heart failure is not yet sufficiently demonstrated. The aim of the present study was(More)
PURPOSE We tested whether the addition of phloroglucinol to piroxicam could improve pain relief in patients with acute renal colic visiting the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with a diagnosis of acute renal colic were prospectively randomized to receive intravenous phloroglucinol (200 mg) or placebo combined with intramuscular(More)
Dear Editor, We would like to thank Dr. Templier and colleagues [1] for their interest in our study [2]. They estimate that resolution time in our population is particularly long. Nonetheless, for objective interpretation and to understand the discrepancies observed between our results and those of previous studies it is necessary to take into consideration(More)
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