Ludovic Martin

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A multidisciplinary Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) task force has developed quality assurance guidelines for radiosurgery. The purpose of the guidelines are fourfold: (1) To ensure that participating institutions have the proper equipment and appropriate technique(s) to administer radiosurgery; (2) to outline a standard data set for each treated(More)
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) is an inherited systemic disease of connective tissue primarily affecting the skin, retina, and cardiovascular system. It is characterised pathologically by elastic fibre mineralisation and fragmentation (so called "elastorrhexia"), and clinically by high heterogeneity in age of onset and the extent and severity of organ(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) belongs to a group of neurodegenerative diseases collectively designated as "tauopathies", because they are characterized by the aggregation of abnormally phosphorylated tau protein. The mechanisms responsible for tau aggregation and its contribution to neurodegeneration are still unknown. Thereby, understanding the modes of(More)
Tau phosphorylation is regulated by a balance between tau kinase and phosphatase activities. Disruption of this equilibrium was suggested to be at the origin of abnormal tau phosphorylation and thereby might contribute to tau aggregation. Thus, understanding the regulation modes of tau phosphorylation is of high interest in determining the possible causes(More)
Data on six patients with a Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum (PXE)-like phenotype, characterized by excessive skin folding (resembling cutis laxa) and a deficiency of the vitamin K-dependent clotting factors (II, VII, IX, and X) are presented. A comparison is made between the clinical, ultrastructural, and molecular findings in these patients and those seen in(More)
It has been difficult to conduct large scale studies of microbiologically complex ecosystems using conventional microbiological techniques. Molecular identification techniques in new probe-target formats, such as checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization, permit enumeration of large numbers of species in very large numbers of samples. Digoxigenin-labeled whole(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary angioedema is characterized by recurrent attacks of angioedema of the skin, larynx, and gastrointestinal tract. Bradykinin is the key mediator of symptoms. Icatibant is a selective bradykinin B2 receptor antagonist. METHODS In two double-blind, randomized, multicenter trials, we evaluated the effect of icatibant in patients with(More)
In 5-10% of patients, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) results from microdeletions that encompass the entire NF1 gene and a variable number of flanking genes. Two recurrent microdeletion types are found in most cases, with microdeletion breakpoints located in paralogous regions flanking NF1 (proximal NF1-REP-a and distal NF1-REP-c for the 1.4 Mb type-1(More)
A method is introduced for hybridizing large numbers of DNA samples against large numbers of DNA probes on a single support membrane. Denatured DNA from up to 43 samples was fixed in separate lanes on a single membrane mounted in a Miniblotter 45. The membrane was then rotated 90 degrees in the same device, which enabled simultaneous hybridization with 43(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of hypertrophic scars can be difficult for both patients and physicians. Silicone-containing gel dressings have been reported to be an effective alternative treatment for hypertrophic scars, yet the mechanism of action of these dressings is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine whether silicone is an essential factor in the treatment of(More)