Louis Cormerais

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This study was conducted to identify the most rate-limiting amino acids for whole-body protein synthesis in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients. We postulated that an essential amino acid that would be rate limiting in AIDS should have a low basal plasma concentration and should remain at a low level during amino acid infusion. Seven male(More)
BACKGROUND The nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors used for the treatment of HIV-positive persons are now clearly associated with metabolic disorders. We determined the prevalence of and risk factors for hyperlactatemia in HIV-positive persons to assess the relevance of lactate venous blood concentrations during antiretroviral therapy. METHODS We(More)
The aims of this study were to assess the sociodemographic, epidemiological, clinical, and biological characteristics of French patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus-hepatitis C virus (HIV-HCV), as well as the management of their HCV infection. Data on 509 HIV-HCV co-infected patients, followed up at six French University Hospitals, were(More)
PURPOSE Vein thrombosis risk and pulmonary embolism seem to be more important among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected patients. METHOD We performed a retrospective study including 780 HIV positive patients followed-up between January 2000 and June 2005 at the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand. RESULTS Among the 780 HIV-infected patients,(More)
Water access and sanitation has worsened in Gaza strip since the conflict between Israel and Palestine in January 2009. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between attendance for diarrhea to a Primary Health Care Center (PHCC) in Gaza strip and several potential risk factors including water access. A matched case control study with prospective(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors had for aim to identify cases of non Hodgkin's (NHL) and Hodgkin's (HL) lymphomas in HIV1-infected patients to assess 1) their incidence, before and after 1996, 2) the clinical features and outcome under treatment together with the survival rate of the patients, 3) the immune reconstitution of lymphoma-free patients under HAART. (More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate a strategy based on screening and isolation at admission to a department of infectious diseases during an epidemic of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) at the University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand. METHODS Systematic screening for VRE by anal swabs began on November 15, 2004. Patients were isolated on admission if (a) they(More)
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