Karine Baumstarck

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IMPORTANCE Observational studies have reported that statin use may be associated with improved outcomes of various infections. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common infection in the intensive care unit (ICU) and is associated with substantial mortality. OBJECTIVE To determine whether statin therapy can decrease day-28 mortality in(More)
A specific biomarker of post-ARDS fibroproliferation could be useful in the identification of patients who could benefit from therapies aiming to modulate fibroproliferation such as corticosteroids.The aim of this prospective study was to determine the best threshold of the N-terminal-peptidetype III procollagen (NT-PCP-III) in non-resolving ARDS to(More)
In the intensive care unit (ICU), the outcomes of patients with acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) are poorly documented. This study aimed to determine the risk factors for death in ICU patients with AMI. A retrospective, observational, non-interventional, multicenter study was conducted in 43 ICUs of 38 public institutions in France. From January 2008 to(More)
INTRODUCTION Although the impact of sex reassignment surgery on the self-reported outcomes of transsexuals has been largely described, the data available regarding the impact of hormone therapy on the daily lives of these individuals are scarce. AIMS The objectives of this study were to assess the relationship between hormonal therapy and the(More)
PURPOSE The study objective was to validate a specific quality of life (QoL) questionnaire for caregivers of cancer patients, the CareGiver Oncology Quality of Life questionnaire (CarGOQoL), based on the exclusive points of view of the caregivers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 75-item questionnaire generated from content analysis of interviews with caregivers(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Predictive factors of long-term disability in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS) are well known, but the weight of these factors does not explain the entire change of disability. Few studies have examined the predictive value of quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVES To determine the value of the initial level(More)
INTRODUCTION The development in therapeutic strategies has increased survival of children affected by inborn errors of metabolism with restricted diet (IEMRD). These diseases have mild- and long-term consequences on the health. Little is known about the impact on the quality of life (QoL) of children and their families. The aims of this study were: to(More)
While the physical disability aspect of multiple sclerosis (MS) is of great importance, quality of life (QoL) measurements are being considered increasingly important with regard to evaluating disease progression, treatment, and the management of care provided to MS patients. Despite the acknowledged need to consider QoL issues, QoL assessment remains(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the medium-term outcome (health status, medical and surgical French National Health Authority-recommended follow-up, and quality of life) of children born with type III esophageal atresia (EA). Previous events (during the perinatal period, associated abnormalities, respiratory and digestive complications) of children(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the validity and reliability of the multidimensional, self-administered Multiple Sclerosis International Quality of Life (MusiQoL) questionnaire, previously validated in a large international sample, in Norwegian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with different types and severities of multiple sclerosis (MS) were recruited from(More)