Michèle P. Martin

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BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is considered a risk factor for morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing heart transplantation. Medical therapy with oral and pharmacologic agents is not always effective in reducing pulmonary artery (PA) pressures. Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) have been used to reduce PA pressures in cases of PH(More)
Little is known concerning the prognostic significance of manic/mixed episodes in adolescents. In particular, whether the use of psychodynamic-oriented projective psychological testing predicts evolution to schizophrenia at follow-up has not been established. Eighty subjects, aged 12-20years old, consecutively hospitalized for a manic or mixed episode(More)
Two forms of vitamin C are recognized, ascorbic acid and dehydro-ascorbic acid. Although most of the vitamin exists as ascorbic acid, both forms appear to be utilized similarly by the human (Sabry et al., 1958). Many species of animals are able to synthesize ascorbic acid and do not require it in the diet. When deprived of a dietary source of vitamin C for(More)