Magalie Mercy

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The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic value of right heart catheterisation variables measured during exercise. 55 incident patients with idiopathic, familial or anorexigen-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) underwent right heart catheterisation at rest and during exercise and 6-min walk testing before PAH treatment initiation.(More)
Myotonic dystrophy Type 1 (DM1) is the most common muscular dystrophy in adults. Respiratory failure is common but clinical findings support a dysregulation of the control of breathing at central level, furthermore contributing to alveolar hypoventilation independently of the severity of respiratory weakness. We therefore intended to study the relationship(More)
A task force issued from the Groupe Assistance Ventilatoire (GAV) of the Société de Pneumologie de Langue Française (SPLF) was committed to develop a series of expert advice concerning various practical topics related to long-term non invasive ventilation by applying the Choosing Wisely® methodology. Three topics were selected: monitoring of noninvasive(More)
INTRODUCTION Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a hereditary disease defined at the biological level by a serum alpha-1 antitrypsin level below 11μM/L. The null variants are characterized by undetectable circulating alpha-1 antitrypsin levels. Suspicion of a null variant requires the use of appropriate diagnostic techniques. CASE REPORT We report the case(More)
COPD is a common disease characterized by health status impairment and disability that is usually progressive. Exacerbations of COPD, an acute event in the course of the disease, have effects on symptoms and patient's quality of life. Assessment of symptoms and risk of exacerbations is useful to guide strategy management of the disease. COPD disability(More)
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