Philippe Messy

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The aim of this study initiated in May 1990 was to evaluate the quality of the medical data collected from the main hospital of the "Hospices Civils de Lyon", Edouard Herriot Hospital. We studied a random sample of 593 discharge abstracts from 12 wards of the hospital. Quality control was performed by checking multi-hospitalized patients' personal data,(More)
A total of 191 acute aortic dissections were examined to define prognostic factors for surgical intervention. Overall survival rate reached 40% in the 94 patients operated upon and 8% in the 97 patients not operated upon. Among the 122 patients with involved ascending aorta, survival rate was 2% in the 42 nonoperated patients versus 42% in 80 patients(More)
The fear questionnaire (Marks and Mathews) is presented in an original french translation. The questionnaire's validity, sensibility and reliability are studied in four groups: agoraphobia with panic attacks, obsession-compulsion, social phobia and control. The scale has a good empirical validity especially for agoraphobia measurement. However in our study(More)
Five hundred and fifty-eight cigarette smokers were randomized in 4 groups: acupuncture, behavior therapy, placebo and waiting list. The MMPI scales showed stability across pretest, posttest and a one-year follow-up. Principal components analysis isolated a "depression-psychasthenia" factor accounting for 61% of the variance. Moreover 43% of the subjects(More)
Introduction: The outcome of thyroid surgery is usually assessed according to two major complications: recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis and hypoparathyroidism. The purpose of the study was to monitor the outcomes of thyroid surgery using Shewhart control charts, and then to identify possible ways to improve quality by exploring the special causes of(More)
The systems studied were: bioMerieux, Difco, Institut Pasteur Production, Oxoid (media, discs, standards of interpretation). Each batch was tested for pH value and calcium and magnesium concentrations. The activity of 19 antibiotics was determined by use of three reference strains (E. coli ATCC 25922, S. aureus ATCC 25923, P. aeruginosa ATCC 27853). The(More)
In order to compare the statural growth of French and Maghrebian children living in France, the authors measured the height of 1,243 children aged between one month and 16 years. The study showed no significant difference at any age between the two ethnic groups. It is therefore possible, in daily medical practice, to use the same age charts for French and(More)
Eighteen paraplegics with or without neurogenic osteo-arthropathy (POAN) were evaluated for variations in their urinary excretion levels of total (T), and free (L) hydroxyproline and its non-dialysable (ND) and dialysable (D) peptide fractions. Increases in urinary hydroxyproline, moderate rises in free hydroxyproline and more substantial increases in(More)
Introduction The outcome of thyroid surgery is usually assessed according to two major complications: recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis and hypoparathyroidism. The purpose of the study was to monitor the outcomes of thyroid surgery using Shewhart control charts, and then to identify possible ways to improve quality by exploring the special causes of(More)