Marie-Liesse Piketty

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Regional cerebral perfusion was evaluated by single photon emission computed tomography (SPET) using technetium 99m hexamethylpropylene amine oxime (99mTc-HMPAO) as a tracer, in 13 control subjects and 44 age-matched patients suffering from dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT, n=19), presumed Pick's disease (n=5), idiopathic Parkinson's disease with(More)
Levetiracetam is a new antiepileptic drug prescribed for the treatment of patients with refractory partial seizures with or without secondary generalization as well as for the treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A rapid and specific method by high-performance liquid chromatography diode array detection was developed to measure the concentration of(More)
Immunoassays are now commonly used for hormone measurement, in high throughput analytical platforms. Immunoassays are generally robust to interference. However, endogenous analytical error may occur in some patients; this may be encountered in biotin supplementation or in the presence of anti-streptavidin antibody, in immunoassays involving(More)
A high-performance liquid chromatography method with diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) was developed for quantification of aripiprazole and dehydro-aripiprazole, in human plasma. After a simple liquid-liquid extraction, chromatographic separation was carried out on a C18 reversed-phase column, using an ammonium buffer-acetonitrile mobile phase (40:60, v/v).(More)
CONTEXT Measurement of IGF-I is essential for diagnosis and management of patients with disorders affecting the somatotropic axis. However, even when IGF-I kit manufacturers follow recent consensus guidelines, different kits can give very different results for a given sample. OBJECTIVES We sought to establish normative data for six IGF-I assay kits based(More)
later peak (Fig. 1B). The proCNP concentrations in venous plasma from the controls and from the heart failure patients are shown in Fig. 1C. There was no difference between the 2 groups [median (range), 8.3 (7.0–12.0) pmol/L vs 8.0 (4.9–11.0) pmol/L; P 0.47]. The proCNP concentrations in plasma from different cardiovascular regions in the heart failure(More)
A decreased thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) response to thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) has been noted in major depression. Some authors found a positive correlation between baseline TSH levels and TSH response to TRH, especially with sensitive assays of TSH. Serum TSH was assayed by a sensitive method in 55 depressed patients and 38 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND High-dose biotin therapy is beneficial in progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and is expected to be adopted by a large number of patients. Biotin therapy leads to analytical interference in many immunoassays that utilize streptavidin-biotin capture techniques, yielding skewed results that can mimic various endocrine disorders. We aimed at(More)
We report a unusual case of neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) occurring during the seroconversion stage of an HIV infection. Combined with previously published cases, our observation suggests that NA associated with HIV could belong to the group of early multiplex mononeuritis. Neurologists should be aware of HIV infection when managing a patient with NA.
Administration of cyamemazine, an antipsychotic drug with anxiolytic properties, together with other antipsychotic agents is common in patients with schizophrenia. This retrospective study investigated the effects of cyamemazine on the steady-state plasma concentrations of risperidone and 9-hydroxyrisperidone in 47 patients treated with 1 to 12 mg/day of(More)