Karine Astruc

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OBJECTIVES To reassess the effects of prognostic factors on mortality in gastric cancers, and to illustrate the advantages of flexible modeling. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING A prospective population-based cohort of persons diagnosed with gastric cancers in 1976 to 1995 in Burgundy, France, was followed for 5 years since diagnosis. Multivariable survival(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the yield of diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening in a rural population using a mobile non-mydriatic camera. METHODS The 72 least medicalized areas of Burgundy were the target areas. An orthoptist took fundus photographs using a Topcon TRC-NW6S non-mydriatic camera (four fields: posterior pole; nasal; temporal; and(More)
BACKGROUND In several randomized studies, elective single embryo transfer (eSET) has proven its effectiveness in reducing twin pregnancy rates while obtaining acceptable overall pregnancy rates. However, there is no outcome measurement consensus to evaluate the effectiveness of eSET versus double-embryo transfer (DET). METHODS This study evaluated whether(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors associated with CTX-M-producing Escherichia coli strains isolated from infected or colonized patients. From 191 clinical samples, a case-control study was designed. From January 2005 to December 2007, 98 hospitalized patients infected or colonized with CTX-M-producing E. coli were included in the(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for multiple pregnancies in intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles with recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (r-FSH). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study including 205 IUI cycles with r-FSH which led to clinical pregnancies was conducted. A total of 145, singleton pregnancies and 60 multiple pregnancies were compared(More)
BACKGROUND The Dijon University Hospital in Dijon, France is involved in a large construction program with heavy truck traffic and a very dusty environment. This study aimed to assess the impact of outdoor hospital construction work on Aspergillus air contamination in the immediate environment of patients at high risk for aspergillosis in the presence of(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to provide a detailed description of a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak management strategy in the neonatal intensive care unit of a university hospital. METHODS This was a retrospective, "before-after" study, over two consecutive 18-month periods. The outbreak management strategy was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to estimate the case fatality rates of Zaire, Sudan, and Bundibugyo Ebola species, responsible for sometimes-lethal hemorrhagic fevers. METHODS We performed a meta-analysis of World Health Organization data on outbreaks of infections due to theses species. RESULTS Twenty outbreaks, including the current one, were studied. The(More)
Several studies have revealed a relatively high frequency of hypokalemia in the general psychiatric population. This may be explained by adrenergic stimulation observed in the acute phase of psychiatric disorders. Little is known about the effects of hypokalemia on cardiac repolarisation in these circumstances. The current study was designed to determine if(More)