Manon Bélair

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether percutaneous drainage of Crohn's abscesses obviates the need for early surgical drainage. METHODS All cases of percutaneous drainage of Crohn's abscesses between 1990 and 1995 were reviewed and classified as a success or failure on the basis of the need for surgery within < 30 days of catheter removal. RESULTS Twenty-seven(More)
PURPOSE To determine the impact of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (PET) in radiotherapy target delineation and patient management for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) compared to computed tomography (CT) alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-nine patients with HNSCC were included. CT and PET/CT obtained for treatment(More)
Chronic exposure to excess glucocorticoids results in cognitive and psychological impairment. A few studies have indicated that cerebral atrophy can be found in patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS), but its evolution after cure has not been studied extensively. We report the presence of apparent cerebral atrophy in CS and its reversibility after the(More)
History A 36-year-old man presented to the ophthalmologist’s office with a progressive impairment in the vision of the right eye that had been evolving for 1 year. The patient described blurred vision without light flashes. The patient was otherwise in good health, and no relevant findings were noted in the patient’s personal or familial medical history. At(More)
Patients with superior dehiscence (SCD) syndrome present with vertigo and oscillopsia evoked by loud sounds and changes in middle ear or intracranial pressure. The first objective of this retrospective cohort study is to demonstrate that thin-section computed tomography (CT) scans reformatted in the plane of the superior semicircular canal (SSC)(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to describe the outcome in patients with head-and neck-squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) followed up without neck dissection (ND) after concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) based on computed tomography (CT) response. The second objective was to establish CT characteristics that can predict which patients can safely avoid ND.(More)
PURPOSE The optimal method for providing enteral nutrition to patients with head-and-neck cancer is unclear. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of our reactive policy, which consists of the installation of a nasogastric (NG) feeding tube only when required by the patient's nutritional status. METHODS AND MATERIALS The(More)
In this study we have characterized intra-patient length polymorphism in V4 by cloning and sequencing a C2-C4 fragment from HIV plasma RNA in patients at different stages of HIV disease. Clonal analysis of clade B, G, and CRF02 isolates during early infection shows extensive intra-patient V4 variability, due to the presence of indel-associated polymorphism.(More)
We have previously shown that env V4 from HIV-1 plasma RNA is highly heterogeneous within a single patient, due to indel-associated polymorphism. In this study, we have analyzed the variability of V4 in proviral DNA from unfractionated PBMC and sorted T and non-T cell populations within individual patients. Our data show that the degree of sequence(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to compare patients with aortic graft infection treated by primary percutaneous drainage with patients who initially underwent surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 23 consecutive patients treated for aortic graft infection was performed. Eleven patients were initially treated with percutaneous(More)