Philippe Geslin

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Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a predictor of poor outcome in patients with heart disease. Conventional imaging modalities fail to assess RV volumes accurately. We sought to assess the accuracy and reproducibility of routine breath-hold gradient echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived RV mass, volumes and function. We assessed (1) The accuracy(More)
The antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae was surveyed in 1970-1990 at Saint Joseph and Broussais hospitals in Paris (3,279 isolates) and in 1984-1990 at the National Reference Center for Pneumococci (NRCP) in Créteil (8,128 isolates). All isolates were tested for susceptibility and serotyped. At St. Joseph and Broussais hospitals, the rate(More)
The aim of the study was to define criteria for left ventricular pacing in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) using an echocardiographic evaluation of interventricular electromechanical delay (IMD) and a correlation of IMD to QRS duration. Standard 12-lead ECG and echocardiography with pulsed Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) were recorded in 35 DCM patients (mean age(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence, timing and classical presentations of thyroid dysfunction in patients treated long-term with amiodarone. Ninety patients (sex ratio M/W 67/33, mean age 71 years) were followed up for 48 months. The daily dose of amiodarone was 200 mg after loading doses during the hospital stay for atrial(More)
The chromosomal genotypes of 277 isolates of 16 serotypes of Streptococcus agalactiae were characterized by analysis of electrophoretically demonstrable allele profiles at 12 metabolic enzyme loci. The collection comprised the type strain and 276 strains recovered from French symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects. Sixty-one distinctive electrophoretic types(More)
Parachute mitral valve complex is an unusual congenital anomaly described by Shone et al. It is characterized by a parachute deformity of the mitral valve associated with additional forms of left heart anomalies, such as aortic valvular stenosis and coarctation of the aorta. Fewer than 50 cases of Shone's complex have been reported in the literature, and it(More)
OBJECTIVES Anti-pneumococcal antibiotic therapy has reduced morbidity and mortality of pneumococcal infections, but this success has retarded wide application of vaccination. The emergence and worldwide diffusion of antibiotic-resistant strains raises an important public health problem. The current situation requires determining the respective roles of(More)
The genetic diversity of a collection of 54 unrelated Streptococcus agalactiae strains isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid of neonates and of 60 unrelated carrier strains was evaluated by investigating the restriction fragment length polymorphism of the rRNA gene region. Three restriction enzymes were selected for use: PstI, HindIII, and CfoI. Clustering(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be a robust and noninvasive method to assess left ventricular (LV) cardiac function. This study sought to assess volumes and mass calculated with MRI using fast techniques for acquisition and postprocessing, and to compare results in terms of cost-effectiveness with those of(More)