Nadine Martel

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Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication of anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). Our objective was to determine and compare the incidences of HIT in surgical and medical patients receiving thromboprophylaxis with either UFH or LMWH. All relevant(More)
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication of anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin (UFH) or lowmolecular-weight heparin (LMWH). Our objective was to determine and compare the incidences of HIT in surgical and medical patients receiving thromboprophylaxis with either UFH or LMWH. All relevant studies(More)
The correlates of long-term protection from measles infection are poorly understood. We followed the development of measles-specific antibody and lymphoproliferative (LP) responses in 60 children for 6 months after MMR vaccination. Prevaccine plaque reduction neutralization antibody (PRN Ab) values were low (mean+/-SEM 9.9+/-1. 1). Ninety-three percent(More)
Serum alphafetoprotein (AFP) levels were determined by radioimmunoassay for 80 patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHC), 40 with metastatic liver cancer (MLC), and 204 controls; all were Caucasians of Greek nationality. Among histologically confirmed PHC cases, 62% had more than 1000 International Units per millilitre (IU/ml) AFP. Only one case(More)
Sera of 1,333 African, Caucasian, Chinese and Malay males over 15 years from four countries were randomly assayed for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) by the radioimmunoassay. The average AFP level was 2.97 IU/ml (+ 2 SD = 8.78, -2 SD = 1.00) which can be compared with previously published figures ranging from 2.3 to 1.2 ng/ml. Average values increased with age and(More)
Plaque reduction neutralization (PRN) is the "gold-standard" for the measurement of measles-specific neutralizing antibodies. However, it is a complicated assay and tends to be operator-dependent. It has been suggested that the simpler syncytium inhibition assay (SIA) can give results comparable to the PRN test. We compared these two assays using 594 serum(More)
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) levels of 1,335 males (15 years and older) of seven ethnic groups (Chinese, Indians, and Malays from Singapore, Caucasians from Lyon, and Blacks from Nairobi, forest, and the savanna region of the Ivory Coast) were determined by radioimmunoassay. A few elevated levels (up to 30 nanounits/ml) were detected in some normal individuals,(More)
Samples of serum were collected at 6- to 12-month intervals in two groups of healthy Africans and the amount of AFP measured by the radioimmunological method. The amounts present were found to remain fairly constant over time. The significance of this stability is discussed with particular reference of the highest levels of AFP observed in normal(More)
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LG) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder. There is no standard therapy for refractory patient. Here we present the case of a patient with LG of the lung and the brain who was refractory to polychemotherapy. An autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was done and the patient achieved a complete remission. This(More)
Measles and mumps antibody titers were measured in 262 pregnant women who were either positive (n=128) or negative (n=134) for rubella antibodies. Susceptibility to measles and mumps was detected in 4.6% (12/262) and 7.6% (14/184) of the women, respectively. Of the rubella-susceptible group, 8.2% were also measles susceptible, whereas only 0.8% of the(More)