Muriel Mathonnet

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Assessment of KRAS status is mandatory in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) before applying targeted therapy. We describe here a blinded prospective study to compare KRAS and BRAF mutation status data obtained from the analysis of tumor tissue by routine gold-standard methods and of plasma DNA using a quantitative PCR–based method(More)
BACKGROUND Intrathyroid metastases (ITM) of extrathyroid cancer are rare and have a poor prognosis. The aim of this work was to identify the sites of primary cancers and the treatment and prognosis of these lesions. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective study was carried out on patients treated between 1982 and 2002 in the surgical departments of the University(More)
IMPORTANCE Ninety percent of cases of acute calculous cholecystitis are of mild (grade I) or moderate (grade II) severity. Although the preoperative and intraoperative antibiotic management of acute calculous cholecystitis has been standardized, few data exist on the utility of postoperative antibiotic treatment. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Only a minority of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) present with the "classic" symptoms. Most patients have numerous nonspecific symptoms. The aim of this study was to evaluate patients' quality of life and nonspecific symptoms before and after cure for pHPT. METHODS This prospective, multicentric study, which took place from(More)
The two most common early complications of thyroid surgery are hypocalcemia (20-30%) and recurrent laryngeal nerve injury (5-11%). Bilateral recurrent nerve paralysis resulting in adduction of the vocal cords is a rare life-threatening complication (occurring in less than 0.1% of cases that requires emergency management. Prevention of complications depends(More)
BACKGROUND Neurotrophin receptors were initially identified in neural cells. They were recently detected in some cancers in association with invasiveness, but the function of these tyrosine kinase receptors was not previously investigated in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. METHODS AND FINDINGS We report herein that human CRC cell lines synthesize the(More)
We used a novel method based on allele-specific quantitative polymerase chain reaction (Intplex) for the analysis of circulating DNA (ccfDNA) to compare total ccfDNA and KRAS- or BRAF-mutated ccfDNA concentrations in blood samples from mice xenografted with the human SW620 colorectal cancer (CRC) cell line and from patients with CRC. Intplex(More)
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine whether laparoscopy could improve our ability to diagnose and treat perforations of the small bowel. Methods: From 1985 to 2001, among 250 patients admitted for a blunt abdominal trauma, 195 surgical explorations were performed, comprising 42 laparoscopies. On admission, 108 patients underwent an(More)