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OBJECTIVE To determine if aging modifies the clinical presentation of hypothyroidism. DESIGN Comparison of 24 clinical signs of hypothyroidism between elderly patients (> or = 70 years of age) and younger patients (< or = 55 years of age). SETTING Prospective study of patients with chemically confirmed overt hypothyroidism. PATIENTS Sixty seven(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the presentation of bacteremia in young and elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy-one elderly (mean age 80.4 years) and 34 younger inpatients (mean age 45.7 years) with bacteremia were prospectively studied. These were compared with a control group of 187 geriatric patients (mean age 81.3 years) with clinical signs of(More)
Modifications of inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor (ITI) in inflammatory syndromes were determined by studying its serum components: ITI 80 (the native form) and serum derivatives (SD), as well as urinary ITI derivatives (UID) excretion in 31 controls and 128 patients with inflammatory of various origins. The patients were divided into 4 groups: Group I(More)
To establish if CA 19-9 could detect early pancreatic cancer, we measured its serum concentration in 866 patients admitted for benign diseases and observed for 2 years. All patients with an elevated CA 19-9 level (greater than 40 units (U)/ml) were submitted to a computed tomography (CT) scan of the pancreas. The CA 19-9 level was increased in 117 patients.(More)
The medicinal treatments of 639 patients aged over 65 were recorded on admission to hospital. The mean number of drugs consumed was 4.4 +/- 2.8 per patient. Drug interaction was found in 37 p. 100 of the patients on the basis of data published in the Vidal dictionary. The prevalence of interactions increased with the number of drugs prescribed. The(More)
In cirrhotic patients, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is frequent and severe. This study was performed to determine if low protein concentration in ascitic fluid on admission could predict the occurrence of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis during hospitalization. Ninety-two cirrhotic patients with ascites, without spontaneous bacterial peritonitis were(More)
The authors report a case of primary osteosarcoma of the liver in a 75 year-old man with post hepatitic B cirrhosis. The hepatic tumor was discovered on ultrasound and computed tomography. Angiography showed a hypervascularized tumor. The patient died rapidly. Diagnosis of primary osteosarcoma of the liver was established through histopathological(More)
A case of carbimazole-induced cholestatic hepatitis is presented. A woman received carbimazole for hyperthyroidism for 3 months. Five months later, she had prompt recurrence of cholestasis parameters after rechallenge (2 days of treatment). Histologic examination showed predominantly centrilobular cholestasis. Only 5 other cases have been published in the(More)