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Results of a study of trigeminal nerve impairment resulting from trichloroethylene intoxication by the somatosensory-evoked potential method reveal three kinds of abnormalities: increased stimulation voltage, excessive latency delay with morphological abnormalities, and excessive graph amplitude. These abnormalities confirm clinical disturbance (hypesthesia(More)
The Analyse Infections Respiratoires (AIR) II study is a prospective, multicentre survey of the management of lower respiratory tract infections in patients aged 15-65 yrs by general practitioners (GPs) in France. To obtain real-time data recording, practitioners were required to submit an anonymous copy of their drug prescriptions. They were then(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze the epidemiological, clinical and diagnostic characteristics of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in western France observed from 1991 to 1993 in different patients populations (HIV+ infected patients, immunosuppressed non-HIV infected patients, non-immunosuppressed patients) and according to various localizations (lymph nodes, bone and(More)
Summary - In the last few years, the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy has radically modified the prognosis of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Osteonecrosis and osteoporosis are among the bone complications recently described in HIV-infected patients. We report a preliminary study comparing 47 HIV-infected patients (31 men and 16(More)
Diffuse or multifocal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for 9% to 10% of cases of extrapulmonary TB and carries a poor prognosis with a mortality rate of 16% to 25%. Forty-nine cases of multifocal TB defined as involvement of two extrapulmonary sites with or without pulmonary TB were reviewed. Mean patient age (+/- SD) was 50 +/- 18 years. Twenty-three per cent of(More)
BACKGROUND The AIR II study is a prospective multicentre assessing management of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in adults by general practitioners (GPs). Epidemiological studies generally address the prescriptions of antibiotics. To our knowledge, little is known about the real impact of non-antibiotic therapeutic prescriptions (defined here as(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies used by general practitioners (GPs) in patients with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). METHODS Four hundred fifty GPs practicing in France participated in the study; they included 804 patients. The GP recorded social and demographic data and their(More)
The assay by immunoenzymatic method of the blood level of digoxine in 150 old people, (m = 79 years), hospitalized during one year shows a level of more than 2 ng/ml in 31 of them, (m = 2.91 ng/ml). However, the dosage is normal or low, m = 0.206 mg/j. A renal impairment often discussed is not the mechanism: 17 patients with a blood creatinine over 135(More)
BACKGROUND Patients living with HIV (PLHIV) are increasingly being affected by cancer. However, data evaluating the long-term impact of cancer treatment on HIV course are sparse. METHODS To determine whether anticancer treatments detrimentally impact HIV course, we conducted a retrospective cohort study in seven hospitals in France. Adult PLHIV treated(More)