Karim Gallouj

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Frequency of recreational abuse of cocaine is increasing. We report the case of a patient who developed an acute anemia associated with an alveolar hemorrhage after repeated inhalation of cocaine. He presented with daily hemoptysis and dyspnea. Chest-X ray and CT scan showed bilateral micronodular opacities. The fibroscopic alveolar lavage fluid showed(More)
Due to their prevalence, hallucinations are considered as one of the most frequent psychotic symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD). These psychotic manifestations reduce patients' well-being, increase the burden of caregivers, contribute to early institutionalization, and are related with the course of cognitive decline in AD. Considering their consequences,(More)
We investigated whether an external memory aid (i.e., Google Calendar) would alleviate prospective memory compromise in a patient with mild Alzheimer's disease. The patient was asked in the baseline phase to perform three prospective targeted events (e.g., attending her weekly bridge game at the community club) and three prospective control events (e.g.,(More)
Based on the motivational sequence described in Self-Determination Theory, this study explored the relationship between relatedness, motivation, adaptation and leisure in nursing homes. We formulated the hypothesis that the variables of the study would be found in an integrative mediational sequence: Participation in leisure(More)
Research suggests that odors may serve as a potent cue for autobiographical retrieval. We tested this hypothesis in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and investigated whether odor-evoked autobiographical memory is an involuntary process that shares similarities with music-evoked autobiographical memory. Participants with mild AD and controls were asked to retrieve(More)
Timolol maleate is a beta-blocker widely used in topical administration for open angle glaucoma. We report a case of interstitial pneumopathy which developed in a 58-year-old patient who was given timolol eyedrops (2 drops b.i.d. since 1986). The patient presented with cough and dyspnea and was found to have a restrictive disorder leading to hypoxemia (68(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-dementia drugs may improve gait performance. No comparison between acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (CEIs) and memantine-related changes in gait variability has been reported. The objectives of this study were to 1) quantify and compare the mean values and coefficients of variation (CoV) of stride time in demented patients with Alzheimer's(More)
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