Marie Antoine

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A survey was conducted in 14 regional samples of general practitioners (GPs) included in Gallup-up poll. 2,423 GPs contributed to the study and had to include all patients > 18 years old over a period of one week. Patients were considered hypertensives if the mean of two recorded BP measurements was > or = 140/90 mmHg and/or < 140/90 mmHg if they were under(More)
A 12-year retrospective review of neonates admitted with hypernatraemic dehydration to the neonatal unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies was conducted between 1 January 1990 and 31 December 2001. Twenty-four infants fulfilled the criteria for hypernatraemic dehydration. Nineteen (79%) women were either nulliparous or primiparous with a mean(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate differences in body composition between adolescent girls and mature women during pregnancy and the relationship to newborn anthropometry. DESIGN A prospective study. SETTING The antenatal clinic at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. SUBJECTS Four hundred and twenty-five women were invited to join(More)
Mirror image transposition of abdominal and thoracic viscera is termed situs inversus. Duodenal obstruction in situs inversus is rare. A preduodenal portal vein, though not uncommon in situs inversus, rarely causes duodenal obstruction. Where obstruction by a preduodenal portal vein is diagnosed, a duodeno-duodenostomy is the recommended treatment. A(More)
The thirty-ninth reported case of torsion of an intra-abdominal testicle is described in a neonate. The gonad was excised as is recommended because of the high incidence of malignancy (60% of 37 cases). Torsion of an intra-abdominal testicle should be considered where an abdominal mass with calcification is found in an infant with undescended testis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the characteristics of diabetic hypertensive patients (Pts), in term of associated cardiovascular risk factors and blood pressure control in a representative population issued from a survey "PHARE" conducted in general practice in France in 1999. DESIGN AND METHODS PHARE survey was conducted in a sample of 225 GPs representative of(More)
Treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains a priority in the veterans affairs (VA) health care system nationwide, as there is a high burden of liver disease due to HCV infection among US veterans. The combination of sofosbuvir and simeprevir was the first all-oral antiviral regimen used in clinical practice to treat veterans with HCV(More)
There have been several reports in the literature about hypernatraemic dehydration and severe malnutrition in exclusively breastfed infants. The authors report a series of four such cases admitted to the Newborn Special Care Unit of the University Hospital of the West Indies over a seven-year period. All four were term infants who had weight loss of greater(More)
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