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Necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (NAM) is a group of acquired myopathies characterized by prominent myofiber necrosis with little or no muscle inflammation. Recently, researchers identified autoantibodies (aAb) against 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) in patients with NAM, especially in statin-exposed patients. Here we report what is… (More)
A survey of tolerance of a drug, determined in private practice under "naturalistic" conditions by 591 physicians, and involving 22277 patients is presented. The procedure used in private practice to gather systematic information about reactions to the drug involved a system of data sheets with detachable cards for optical reading and computer analysis. The… (More)
Ultrasonography allowed to diagnose in emergency an acute intraperitoneal bleeding complicating a percutaneous needle liver biopsy in a woman suffering from diffuse steatosis and to demonstrate the mechanism of bleeding by the visualization of the probable injury of a sus-hepatic vein.