Marie-France Carette

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BACKGROUND We designed a prospective multicentre outcome study to evaluate a diagnostic strategy based on clinical probability, spiral CT, and venous compression ultrasonography of the legs in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). The main aim was to assess the safety of withholding anticoagulant treatment in patients with low or intermediate(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To describe the radiographic and CT findings of primary AIDS-related lymphoma (ARL) of the lung (ARLL), and to evaluate percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy (PTNB) in the diagnosis of primary ARLL. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven chest radiographs and seven CT scans of HIV-infected patients with histologically proved primary pulmonary(More)
A complete description of haemodynamics and gas exchange before and after percutaneous coil embolization of multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations is reported in a 45 year old woman with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasis (HHT). Before treatment, whilst the patient complained of severe dyspnoea during daily activities, an intrapulmonary shunt of(More)
This pictorial review is based on our experience of the follow-up of 120 patients at our multidisciplinary center for hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Rendu-Osler-Weber disease or HHT is a multiorgan autosomal dominant disorder with high penetrance, characterized by epistaxis, mucocutaneous telangiectasis, and visceral arteriovenous(More)
In making its recommendations the Group set out a number of objectives. Any staging protocol should be simple and widely applicable, without being limited to the lowest common demoninator. (b) The staging protocol should be sequential and logical, avoiding unnecessary tests which might prove expensive and invasive. (c) The staging protocol proceeds to(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available concerning patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for severe haemoptysis. We reviewed a large series of patients managed in a uniform way to describe the clinical spectrum and outcome of haemoptysis in this setting, and better define the indications for bronchial artery embolisation (BAE). METHODS A(More)
Mediastinal bronchogenic cysts are usually identified on computed tomography (CT) as well-defined masses of variable density that may contain rim calcifications. Pleural effusion has never been described in association with these cysts. We report two cases of bronchogenic cysts with unusual presentation because of an association with a pleural effusion not(More)
Since chest X-ray and CT scan features of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) are nonspecific, we wanted to test the hypothesis that the histological components of this tumour and/or the associated haemorrhagic component, may result in a characteristic signal pattern on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Thoracic MRI was performed in a prospective manner in ten patients(More)
Diagnostic imaging requisition (DIR) content is legally constrained for care quality and patient safety concerns. A French national indicator, based on administrative and clinical data, has been introduced to monitor nationwide the conformity of such documents (CDIR). The purpose of this study was to assess the effect on CDIR of the deployment of the ORBIS™(More)