Marc Mérienne

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Absorption spectroscopy, which is widely used for concentration measurements of tropospheric and stratospheric compounds, requires precise values of the absorption cross-sections of the measured species. NO(2), O(2) and its collision-induced absorption spectrum, and H(2)O absorption cross-sections have been measured at temperature and pressure conditions(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the cognitive and electroencephalography (EEG) short-term effects of a calcium antagonist, nicardipine, compared to placebo and clonidine (which, having known sedative effects, acted as a negative control) for 15 days in elderly hypertensive patients with memory complaints. Nicardipine and clonidine were compared(More)
Frontal lobe dementia, or more generally frontotemporal dementia (FTD), includes several clinical entities and, although highly prevalent, lacks any codified therapeutic strategy. The present review is an attempt to depict the main neurochemical correlates of FTD and, as a consequence, to propose the most sound targets for symptomatic drugs. Large scale(More)
Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is an emerging concept used to describe memory decline and probably attention disturbances in otherwise intellectually intact individuals. MCI may be considered in 12 to 15 p. 100 of the cases as announcing an Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Although still speculative, the debate concerning the drugs susceptible to normalize(More)
OBJECTIVES To report on multiple sclerosis (MS) incidence in Brittany, north-western France. MATERIALS & METHODS From 2000, we set up a population-based register for patients presenting a putative incident MS (PIMS), that is first symptoms compatible with MS onset. We used 3 medical sources of case ascertainment (neurologists, CSF, regional MS-Clinic).(More)
Multiple sclerosis patients have been continuously treated by azathioprine. Only severe progressive forms were selected. The protocol of inclusion and follow-up is detailed. All cases started before 1972 have been reviewed, i.e. 102 cases. Of these 102, 35 stopped azathioprine during the first years and the reasons for this drop-out are analysed. Sixty(More)