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BACKGROUND An increase in urinary albumin excretion (UAE) represents an early predictor of glomerular damage in diabetes mellitus (DM) and a risk factor for cardiovascular complications in hypertension. Vasopressin is elevated in DM and in some forms of hypertension. Previous studies in rats suggested that this hormone could play a role in the albuminuria(More)
OBJECTIVES Report of epidemiological, clinical and virological data collected from the prospective surveillance of febrile episodes observed in aged residents of a long-stay care unit of 33 beds, at the University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, during the 1997-1998 winter season. METHODS Systematic collection of clinical and biological data from febrile(More)
In aged-care facilities, gastroenteritis outbreaks are responsible for big trouble in the management of cares to the elderly. In November 2002, a gastroenteritis outbreak was observed in 5 of the 6 wards of the geriatric hospital La Charité, University Hospital of Saint-Etienne, France, with an attack rate of 38.5% in the elderly (70 infected from 182(More)
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