Laetitia Rouleau

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BACKGROUND Efforts to provide a valid picture of surgeons' individual performance evolution should frame their outcomes in relation to what is expected depending on their experience. We derived the learning curve of young thyroidectomy surgeons as a baseline to enable the accurate assessment of their individual outcomes and avoid erroneous conclusions that(More)
Childhood exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight may be an important risk factor for later development of skin diseases. We quantified the UVB radiant exposure on the wrist and face of children performing mixed outdoor activities at a summer camp. Polysulfone film badges were attached directly to the skin for several hours and simultaneously(More)
Thirty-six patients with definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis were studied in a 6-week double-blind parallel trial. They were randomly divided into three groups and received either carprofen stepwise 150, 200, and 250 mg/day, carprofen 350, 400, and 450 mg/day or indomethacin 100 mg/day. Classical methods and parameters for evaluating the disease(More)
In 48 patients with osteoporosis and at least one vertebral fracture, the Singh vertebral index, which assesses the femoral trabeculation, was compared to the Meunier vertebral radiologic index, which is determined according to the number and severity of vertebral deformations. The femoral index was abnormal in all patients. However, the threshold level,(More)
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