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In a serologic survey for Echinococcus multilocularis infection, we screened sera from 7,884 subjects from the Doubs Departement in France, an area endemic for alveolar echinococcosis (AE) of the liver. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with a highly species-specific antigen (Em2) and an E. multilocularis crude antigen (Emc) was used for… (More)
OBJECTIVES To assess information that general practitioners had on hepatitis C and on the hepatitis C network in hospitals and private practice. METHODOLOGY A national telephone survey of 604 general practitioners was conducted between March 18 and 23, 1998. RESULTS Screening and management of hepatitis C was important for 89% and 97% of general… (More)
OBJECTIVES To improve the detection of patients infected with hepatitis C virus. METHODS A study was undertaken in the general medicine setting in two hepatitis C networks. General practitioners volunteered and received training on hepatitis C, then were randomly assigned to one of two screening strategies: group 1: general practitioners prescribed… (More)
OBJECTIVES The management and monitoring process and the efficiency of targeted hepatitis C screening in the French health care system are not known. We assessed the main results and the cost of the program established in the Doubs area, where organized screening was integrated into the activities of voluntary physicians. METHODS All biological… (More)
Based on Pasteur's own documents and studies devoted to him, we reconstruct the clinical presentation of his disease. At the age of 46, Pasteur suffered a left hemiplegia, probably with definitive dequellae related to a cavernoma. Ten years later, he developed signs of disturbed expression then a pseudo-bulbar syndrome. Possible causes are discussed.