Michel Amouretti

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GOALS To assess epidemiologic features and predictive factors of mortality of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). STUDY During a 6-month period, a prospective population-based study including all the UGIB occurring in a geographic area of 3 million people was conducted. Data from cirrhotic patients were compared with those of noncirrhotic(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this multicenter study was to validate the French version of the fecal incontinence quality-of-life scale (FIQL scale) developed in the Unites States of America. PATIENTS AND METHODS The FIQL scale has 29 items in four scales: lifestyle, coping/behavior, depression/self-perception and embarrassment. Each item is scored from 1 to 4,(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) appears to be the best imaging method for the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis. The aim of this preliminary, prospective, controlled study was to assess the accuracy of EUS and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the diagnosis of common bile duct stones. METHODS From December 1995 through April(More)
AIMS To assess the impact of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) on patient-reported health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS Two HRQOL instruments were administered by telephone interviews to a sample of 253 IBS French patients recruited from the general population. IBS was diagnosed according to the Manning, Rome I and Rome II criteria. Patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the main changes in characteristics, practices and outcome between 1996 and 2000 in patients admitted for an acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (AUGIH). PATIENTS AND METHODS All consecutive patients (n=1165) admitted for an AUGIH in four French administrative areas were entered into two separate 6-month studies conducted in(More)
UNLABELLED Incidence and prevalence of chronic pancreatitis (CP) are poorly known and prospective nationwide epidemiologic estimation has never been performed. AIMS To estimate prospectively national incidence and prevalence of patients attending gastroenterologists for CP in France. PATIENTS AND METHODS Study was proposed to all of the French(More)
PURPOSE To describe the characteristics of users of cyclo-oxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors and traditional nonselective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (tNSAIDs) in France. METHODS Between 1 August 2003 and 31 July 2004, patients who received at least one dispensing of celecoxib, rofecoxib or tNSAIDs were randomly sampled with a 1:1:2 target ratio(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the effect of local adaptation of national guidelines combined with active feedback and organisational analysis on the ordering of preoperative investigations for patients at low risk from anaesthetics. DESIGN Assessment of preoperative tests ordered over one month, before and after local adaptation of guidelines and feedback of(More)
OBJECTIVES The main objectives of this study were to assess whether the use of different definitions of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) could influence measurements of its prevalence and characterize the patient population fulfilling these different diagnostic criteria. METHOD A telephone survey was carried out by contacting 8,221 subjects aged >or=18(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare incidence rates and epidemiological characteristics of acute upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (AUGIH) in France with those of other European studies. DESIGN Population-based multi-centre prospective survey. SETTING 29 public hospitals and 96 private specialists in gastroenterology in four administrative areas in France during(More)