Pierre Casez

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OBJECTIVES Quantitative evaluation of safety after the implementation of a computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system, stratification of residual risks to drive future developments. DESIGN Comparative risk analysis of the drug prescription process before and after the implementation of CPOE system, according to the Failure Modes, Effects and(More)
We examined oxidative stress markers of 31 patients suffering from ALS, 24 patients suffering from PD and 30 healthy subjects were included. We determined the plasma levels of lipid peroxidation (malondialdehyde, MDA), of protein oxidative lesions (plasma glutathione, carbonyls and thiols) and the activity of antioxidant enzymes i.e. erythrocyte(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the sensitivity of International Classification of Diseases, Tenth revision (ICD-10) hospital discharge diagnosis codes for identifying deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We compared predefined ICD-10 discharge diagnosis codes with the diagnoses that were prospectively recorded for 1,375(More)
OBJECTIVES Current guidelines recommend utilization of prehospital emergency medical services (EMSs) by patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The aims of this study were to estimate the percentage of inappropriate initial dispatcher decisions and determine their impact on delays in reperfusion therapy for EMS users with STEMI. METHODS(More)
Evidence on the safety of complete compression ultrasound for ruling out deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is derived from studies conducted in tertiary care centers, although most patients with suspected DVT are managed in the ambulatory office setting. It was the objective of this study to estimate the rate of venous thromboembolism when anticoagulant therapy(More)
We introduce a new approach to hospital-acquired disease risk assessment from public health databases. In a spirit similar to actuarial risk theory, we define an adjustment coefficient that can quantify the risk associated with a hospital department, allowing comparisons of similar departments. The adjustment coefficient characterizes the tail of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the functional, clinical, radiological and quality of life outcomes of a 4-week dynamic exercise programme (DEP) in RA. METHODS Patients matched on the principal medico-social parameters were randomly assigned to either the DEP or the conventional joint rehabilitation group. Primary end point for judging effectiveness was functional(More)
A 68-year-old woman with a fragility fracture of the fourth lumbar vertebra was treated with a first vertebroplasty using methylmetacrylate with an initial good pain relief. Early painful recurrent vertebral fractures led to iterative vertebroplasties. Furthermore prophylactic treatment with methylmetacrylate of a non-fractured vertebra located between two(More)
BACKGROUND Ultrasonography is used routinely for ruling out suspected deep vein thrombosis in hospitalized patients, although most evidence supporting this strategy is derived from the outpatient setting. This study aimed to estimate the rate of venous thromboembolism when anticoagulant therapy was withheld from inpatients with normal findings on whole-leg(More)
INTRODUCTION Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are common, but their outcomes are not very well known. A prospective study was conducted in Annecy hospital, France (CHRA), to assess the incidence of disorders 6 months after the injury and to identify risk factors for persistent disorders. METHOD All patients admitted to the emergency department after a(More)
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