Mélanie Faugère

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The authors describe a case of myopathy characterized physically by limb weakness, eyelid ptosis, voluntary and reflex paralysis of vertical movements of gaze, and loss of deep tendon reflexes; and morphologically by the abnormal presence of centrally located nuclei in muscle fibers and type 1 fiber hypotrophy. The establishment in this case study of two(More)
BACKGROUND P50 amplitude changes in dual click conditioning-testing procedure might be a neurophysiological marker of deficient sensory gating in schizophrenia. However, the relationship between abnormalities in the neurophysiological and phenomenological dimensions of sensory gating in schizophrenia remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to develop a specific French self-administered instrument for measuring hospitalized patients' satisfaction in psychiatry based on exclusive patient point of view: the SATISPSY-22. METHODS The development of the SATISPSY was undertaken in three steps: item generation, item reduction, and validation. The content of the(More)
Aluminium toxicity occurred in two infants with congenital uraemia who had never received phosphate binders or other aluminium-containing agents or intravenous fluids. One patient was treated by peritoneal dialysis from the age of two weeks and died at three months after the sudden onset of neurological symptoms; the other died after one month of(More)
BACKGROUND Thought and language disturbances are crucial clinical features in Bipolar Disorders (BD), and constitute a fundamental basis for social cognition. In BD, clinical manifestations such as disorganization and formal thought disorders may play a role in communication disturbances. However, only few studies have explored language disturbances in BD(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to identify patient- and care-related factors that are associated with patients' satisfaction with psychiatric hospital care, using a specific, self-administered questionnaire based exclusively on the patient's point of view: the Satisfaction with Psychiatry Care Questionnaire-22 (SATISPSY-22). METHODS This(More)
Muscle biopsies were studied in seven patients with various types of periodic paralysis. A sequence for the histopathological feature is suggested: 1. Histology may be normal early in the disease. 2. Vacuolation is found during the active phase characterized by frequent attacks. 3. Tubular aggregates appear later when the frequency of the attacks decreases.(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to analyse the relationships among psychotic symptoms, depression, neurocognition and functioning as determinants of quality of life (QoL) in patients with schizophrenia. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated QoL with the Schizophrenia Quality of Life 18-item scale (S-QoL 18), neurocognition with multiple tests(More)
Metabolic syndrome is more prevalent in schizophrenia than in the general population and is associated with an increased rate of morbidity. It has been associated with cognitive impairments in schizophrenia, which are a core deficit in patients with chronic schizophrenia. Sensory gating deficit is also a core deficit in schizophrenia. The principal(More)