Patrick Petitjean

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We present a one per cent measurement of the cosmic distance scale from the detections of the baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) in the clustering of galaxies from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, which is part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III. Our results come from the Data Release 11 (DR11) sample, containing nearly one million galaxies and(More)
Based on highly accurate laboratory measurements of Lyman bands of H2 and an updated representation of the structure of the ground X 1sigma(g)+ and excited B 1sigma(u)+ and C 1pi(u) states, a new set of sensitivity coefficients K(i) is derived for all lines in the H2 spectrum, representing the dependence of their transition wavelengths on a possible(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of lamivudine, an antiviral agent that strongly inhibits hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA replication, combined with plasma exchanges after short-term corticosteroids for HBV-related polyartertitis nodosa (PAN). METHODS Ten patients (8 men, 2 women, mean +/- SD age 50.4 +/- 14.4 years) with previously untreated(More)
Éric Aubourg, Stephen Bailey, Julian E. Bautista, Florian Beutler, Vaishali Bhardwaj, Dmitry Bizyaev, Michael Blanton, Michael Blomqvist, Adam S. Bolton, Jo Bovy, Howard Brewington, J. Brinkmann, Joel R. Brownstein, Angela Burden, Nicolás G. Busca, William Carithers, Chia-Hsun Chuang, Johan Comparat, Rupert A. C. Croft, Antonio J. Cuesta, Kyle S. Dawson,(More)
In a six-year program started in July 2014, the Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) will conduct novel cosmological observations using the BOSS spectrograph at Apache Point Observatory. These observations will be conducted simultaneously with the Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey (TDSS) designed for variability studies and the(More)
BACKGROUND Haemodialysis patients exhibit an excessive burden of atherothrombotic disease, which is not explained adequately by traditional risk factors. Hyperhomocyst(e)inaemia, a consistent finding in uraemic patients, is now widely recognized as an independent risk factor for vascular disease. The aim of this study was to examine the hypothesis that(More)
INTRODUCTION The importance of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (type II diabetes) as a leading cause of end-stage renal disease is now widely recognized. The purpose of this study was to assess life-prognosis and its predictors in a cohort of patients newly entering dialysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty-four consecutive type II diabetes patients(More)
We report a detection of the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) feature in the flux-correlation function of the Lyα forest of high-redshift quasars with a statistical significance of five standard deviations. The study uses 137,562 quasars in the redshift range 2.1 ≤ z ≤ 3.5 from the Data Release 11 (DR11) of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey(More)
We performed a methodological comparison of free triiodothyronine (FT3) estimates in patients with liver cirrhosis and renal failure. Patients were classified in terms of severity of illness on the basis of their total triiodothyronine, total thyroxine and reverse triiodothyronine profiles. FT3 levels, measured in direct dialysis, microchromatography,(More)