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BACKGROUND Major weight loss causes body deformities. Lower circumferential dermolipectomy with autologous gluteal augmentation by a fat island flap can restore a part of the body contour, but this procedure is associated with a high incidence of complications. The aim of this study was to analyse the benefit/risk ratio and the patients' satisfaction. (More)
BACKGROUND Stroke associated with left cardiac catheterization is a devastating complication, and its incidence has not changed over the decades. We investigated the incidence, in-hospital outcomes and the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for periprocedural ischemic stroke. METHODS Our retrospective cohort study included all patients(More)
BACKGROUND The outcomes of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for acute manifestation of small-vessel vasculitis are poorly reported. The aim of the present study was to determine the mortality rate and prognostic factors of patients admitted to the ICU for acute small-vessel vasculitis. METHODS This retrospective, multicenter study was(More)
BACKGROUND Given the increasing prevalence of obesity among youth over the past decade, prevention has become an international public health priority. PURPOSE To evaluate the 2-year effectiveness of three strategies aimed at preventing overweight and obesity among adolescents in a high school setting. DESIGN PRomotion de l'ALIMentation et de l'Activité(More)
Heart failure (HF) is a syndrome with a broad spectrum of heterogeneous symptoms and signs resulting in a wide range of clinical expressions. The prevalence of HF is estimated to be 1-2% in developed countries, increasing with age. Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for patients older than 65 years, raising concerns about the economic(More)
Serologic testing results are one of the major reasons for discarding donor corneas. This study assessed the prevalence of serologic markers and the times of preanalytic steps. The prevalence of serologic markers in 705 cornea donors of the Lorraine region was studied. One hundred forty-one (20%) corneas were discarded on the basis of serologic testing. In(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of resistance to rilpivirine and mutations at position 138 in reverse transcriptase and to identify associated epidemiological and biological characteristics. METHODS This retrospective study included 238 patients with available HIV-1 nucleotide sequences analysed at the Laboratory of Virology at the University Hospital(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a disease management program (DMP) in heart failure (HF) on the incidence of HF hospitalizations and related costs in a real-world population-based setting. METHODS Insuffisance CArdiaque en LORraine (ICALOR), a DMP for HF was established in 2006 in the French region of Lorraine.(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the prognostic value of serum ECM biomarkers in hypertensive patients with no history of cardiovascular events. In a community-based cohort study of 125 hypertensive patients free of cardiovascular events, we collected clinical data and blood samples to assess serum levels of amino-terminal propeptide of type III(More)
BACKGROUND Given the increase in overweight and obesity prevalence in adolescents in the last decade, effective prevention strategies for these conditions in adolescents are urgently needed. The PRALIMAP (Promotion de l'ALImentation et de l'Activité Physique) trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness for these conditions of 3 health promotion(More)