Philippe Elsass

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[1] We investigate the ability of combining the Karhunen-Loève transform (KLT) with the kriging method to extract regional information from a set of point measurements. This method was applied to a set of 195 piezometric head time series over a period of 17 years from observation wells distributed within the French and German area of the Rhine valley(More)
In four hospitals in Greenland, 50 Greenlandic patients and their Danish therapists have been interviewed about the same topics. The interviews were semistructured with open ended questions on the following subjects: Language difficulties, perception of diagnosis, patients satisfaction and points of criticism, perception of disease and treatment, and(More)
This paper presents an assessment of the costs of diffuse groundwater pollution by nitrates and pesticides for the industrial and the drinking water sectors in the Upper Rhine valley, France. Pollution costs which occurred between 1988 and 2002 are described and assessed using the avoidance cost method. Geo-statistical methods (kriging) are then used to(More)
In four hospitals in Greenland, 50 Greenlandic patients and their Danish therapists (18 doctors, 26 nurses and six other staff) have been interviewed about their perceptions of disease and treatment and experiences of health in general. The Greenlandic patients' experiences of health were different and sometimes more articulate than those of their Danish(More)
We present a case of a 62-year-old woman who developed severe and prolonged cognitive impairment after combined electro-convulsive therapy and tricyclic antidepressant drug therapy. The literature on the interaction between ECT and antidepressant drugs is sparse, and does not explain the severe cognitive impairment in our patient.
In four hospitals in Greenland, 50 Greenlandic patients and their Danish therapist (18 doctors, 26 nurses and six other staff) have been interviewed about the same topics. The interviews were semistructured with open ended questions on the following subjects: Language difficulties, perception of diagnosis and therapy, patients' satisfaction and points of(More)
The psychological effects of different forms of preanesthetic information have been measured in four groups of patients (total N = 207) with the same questionnaires and rating scales. The emotional support of a contact-person was found to be most effective in reducing anxiety compared to routinely given information. Tranquilizing with diazepam showed a(More)
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