Philippe Aygalenq

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OBJECTIVES AND METHODS In France, the positive rate for unit-HCV antibodies in the sera of pregnant women is usually found to be between 0.7 and 3.9%. The aim of our prospective study was to determine the interactions between pregnancy and chronic viral hepatitis C in 12 pregnant women. RESULTS In our study, chronic viral hepatitis C did not influence(More)
We compared the yield of intraluminal fluid culture to that of biopsy specimens obtained during colonoscopy for the diagnosis of bacterial colitis in 93 immunocompetent patients with a recent episode of diarrhea and macroscopic lesions of colitis. Stool culture findings were also available for 68 patients. At least one bacterial pathogen was isolated from(More)
AIM To determine the diagnostic value of the rabeprazole test in patients seen by general practitioners. METHODS Eighty-three patients with symptoms suggestive of GERD were enrolled by general practitioners in this multi-centre, randomized and double-blind study. All patients received either rabeprazole (20 mg bid) or a placebo for one week. The diagnosis(More)
UNLABELLED Hereditary hyperferritinemia cataract is a recently described autosomal dominant syndrome, characterized by bilateral cataracts and elevated level of serum ferritin. PATIENTS Three members of a family were investigated for cataract and hyperferritinemia. A 30-year-old woman had elevated serum ferritin levels and bilateral cataracts. She was(More)
AIMS The primary objectives of this observatory were: (1) to assess the prevalence of extradigestive symptoms (EDS) (asthma, pharyngeal pain, chronic hoarseness, nocturnal breathlessness, chronic or nocturnal cough, non-cardiac chest pain) which are suspected of being associated with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GERD) in a population consulting in general(More)
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