Louis Michel

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To add to the chorus of praise by referring to my own experience would be of little interest, but I am in no way forgetting the facilities for work provided by the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) for so many years, particularly the constantly renewed opportunities for meetings and exchanges. While there have been some difficult times, there(More)
The experience of a major general hospital, over the last two decades, with the management of 50 patients presenting post-emetic lesions of the gastroesophageal junction is reviewed. The results of this study clarify the persistent confusion between the Mallory-Weiss syndrome and the Boerhaave's syndrome. The high incidences of upper gastro-intestinal(More)
BACKGROUND The law on patients' rights in Belgium was issued in 2002. The new legal framework recommends the establishment of a true dialogue between physician and patient, and it assigns decisive priority to the adolescent rather than to the physician or his parents. PURPOSE AND METHODS The purpose of this study is to map the current interpretation of(More)
G. Vorono'i, the 125th anniversary of whose birth was celebrated in 1993, would surely be surprised by the rapid growth that the subject of Vorono'f tilings, or Vorono'i diagrams, has undergone in recent years. This is due not only to the increasing number of applications that mathematicians, scientists and scholars in many fields have found for them, but(More)
The authors propose the introduction of a pilot project: "paediatric core file exchange in emergencies" (PCF-EXEM) which enables the exchange of medical data between the attending paediatrician (AP), holder of the medical record, and on-duty medical units (i.e. general practitioners, paediatricians, surgeons, emergency physicians,...). This project is based(More)
The refusal of blood transfusion by Jehovah's Witnesses in critical situations constitutes an ethical and juridical dilemma. The refusal to receive blood products by Jehovah's Witnesses is based on biblical verses. Recurring arguments to sustain this refusal regard the right to self-determination and the right to freedom of faith. If minors are involved,(More)
Verneuil's disease is classically described as a chronic hidradenitis suppurativa of the apocrine sweat glands of the skin. It is characterized by the formation of recurrent abscesses of the subcutaneous tissues at the level of areas containing apocrine sweat glands. Extensive chronic inflammatory lesions of skin and subcutaneous tissues can evolve in(More)