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The incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in middle-aged men is more than three times higher in Northern Ireland than in France. The ECTIM study, which is based on WHO MONICA centers in Belfast (Northern Ireland), Strasbourg (eastern France), Toulouse (southwestern France), and Lille (northern France), has been established to investigate this striking(More)
BACKGROUND Descriptive epidemiology of cerebral gliomas has recently been the subject of several studies, indicating a possible increase in brain tumor rates, particularly in the elderly population. METHODS Between 1983 and 1990, 1376 registered patients with diagnoses of malignant astrocytomas, low grade astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas - mixed(More)
Human apolipoprotein (apo) E, a polymorphic protein with three common alleles, epsilon 2, epsilon 3, and epsilon 4, plays an important role in lipoprotein metabolism. This article describes the association of this polymorphism with lipids, apolipoproteins, and lipoproteins with a particular regard to lipoprotein particles, as defined by their apolipoprotein(More)
In this study, we were able to document by radionuclide venogram the presence of thrombosis of the subclavian vein in seven of 22 patients receiving standard total parenteral infusions. By adding 3,000 U.S.P. units of heparin to each liter of infusate, we were able to reduce the number of instances of thrombosis to two in 24 patients. Although none of the(More)
The European Childhood Leukaemia - Lymphoma Incidence Study (ECLIS) is designed to address concerns about a possible increase in the risk of cancer in Europe following the nuclear accident in Chernobyle in 1986. This paper reports results of surveillance of childhood leukaemia in cancer registry populations from 1980 up to the end of 1991. There was a(More)
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women: more than 8 to 9% of women will develop a breast cancer during their life and the incidence rate is regularly increasing. Despite therapeutic improvements, breast cancer mortality still remains important and varying according to regions (five years survival: 62 to 80% for the last years). The risks factors(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE In many countries, cancer registries cover only a small part of the national population. Cancer incidence for the rest of the country has therefore to be estimated. This can be done from mortality data using the relation between incidence and mortality observed in the cancer registry areas. Such an approach was used to study geographical(More)
A prognostic study was retrospectively performed on a cohort of 201 ESRD patients having started CAPD in one single centre between 1983 and 1993 (mean follow-up 24 months). At the end of the study 74 patients had died, 63 were transplanted, and 19 had been transferred to another dialysis modality. The purpose of the study was to estimate patient and(More)
The urinary bladder cancer mortality varies in different countries. The highest rates are noted in Denmark, UK, Belgium and Italy, the lowest rates in Japan, Singapore and Venezuela. The mortality rates are increasing for both males and females. In France, the highest rates are observed in the South of France contrary to other cancer sites. The highest(More)
The aims of the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR) are to improve the quality, comparability and availability of cancer registry data in Europe. This paper on cancer incidence and mortality in France presents the most recent available data, with short-term projections to 1995, and a commentary based, where possible, on epidemiological research(More)