Nicolas Noel

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BACKGROUND Although HIV controllers (HICs) achieve long-term control of viremia in the absence of antiretroviral therapy (ART), they display marked immune activation. The levels of inflammatory biomarkers in HICs and the biomarkers' relationships with immunologic and virologic status have yet to be fully characterized. DESIGN A cohort study. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the long-term outcome of neurologic involvement in patients with Behçet's disease (BD). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 115 patients who fulfilled the international criteria for BD (57% male; median age 37 years [interquartile range (IQR) 30-46 years]) and had neuro-BD (NBD) after exclusion of cerebral venous(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term anticoagulation is recommended in antiphospholipid syndrome with thrombosis in order to prevent recurrences. While the current mainstay relies on vitamin K antagonists, their long-term maintenance may remain challenging. OBJECTIVES To report on the safety and the efficacy of oral direct inhibitors of thrombin and factor Xa (ODIs) in(More)
Two of the crucial aspects of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are (i) viral persistence in reservoirs (precluding viral eradication) and (ii) chronic inflammation (directly associated with all-cause morbidities in antiretroviral therapy (ART)-controlled HIV-infected patients). The objective of the present study was to assess the potential(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the small retinal and systemic vessel involvement in Takayasu's arteritis. METHODS We described 3 patients with Takayasu's arteritis and small retinal vessel occlusion seen in our department between 2004 and 2011. We performed an extensive literature review and provided a global analysis of small retinal vessel involvement in(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) directed against proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) are a serological hallmark of small vessel vasculitis, particularly granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA). To increase their sensitivity, some ELISA employ the human native PR3 combined with a recombinant protein. Their specificity in daily practice is still(More)
The aim of this study was to quantify the contribution of FDG PET to the diagnostic assessment of fever of unknown origin (FUO), taking into account the diagnostic limitations resulting from the composite nature of this entity. The PubMed/MEDLINE database was searched from 2000 to September 2015. Original articles fulfilling the following criteria were(More)
LBA516 Background: Based on preclinical synergism between docetaxel (T), carboplatin (C) and trastuzumab (H), BCIRG conducted a phase III trial for women with HER2+ MBC to evaluate efficacy and safety of H in combination with T or TC. METHODS 263 patients (pts) with HER2 FISH+ MBC were randomized to TH, (H with T 100 mg/m2) or TCH, (H with T 75 mg/m2 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the interplay between Behçet's disease (BD) and pregnancy. METHODS This retrospective study included 76 pregnancies in 46 patients fulfilling the international criteria for BD. The median age of the patients at the time of entry into the study was 28.4 years (interquartile range 22.8-30.9 years). Patients were used as their own(More)