Olivier Kandel

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BACKGROUND The hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) is defined as the triad of liver disease, arterial deoxygenation, and pulmonary vascular dilatation. The reported prevalence of HPS in cirrhotic patients varies between 4% and 19%, and various threshold values defining arterial deoxygenation have been used and recommended previously. However, it is not known how(More)
OBJECTIVE The only few data on non hospital iatrogeny stress its frequency and its scarce recording. We can wonder if general practioners identify it in their medical records and if the data collected are sufficient enough to describe it. METHODS This transversal descriptive study was done on a 35-month period among a network of 112 GPs who steadily(More)
The French are the biggest consumers of psychoactive drugs in Europe. French general practitioners were accused of being partly responsible: it was stressed that psychoactive drugs would be a means to cut down the consultation time considering that the duration of a consultation for French GPs is the longest in Europe. Could there be a link between the(More)
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