Pierre-Félix Louis

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PURPOSE To determine the extent to which the number of planes imaged at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging could be reduced without modifying the calculated volume and thickness of the left ventricle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-one patients were examined after a myocardial infarction. The whole left ventricle was imaged by using 5-mm contiguous breath-hold(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of (201)Tl myocardial imaging has been demonstrated in several studies concerning patients with a known significant coronary artery disease. However, the evolution of a coronary stenosis after stenting is difficult to predict. This study was designed to assess the prognostic value of (201)Tl single-photon emission computed(More)
In this double-blind, randomized multicenter study involving 75 patients, the calcium-entry blocker flunarizine (10 mg nocte) was compared with pizotifen (2-3 mg per day in three administrations). Duration of treatment was four months. The results suggest that, in the dosage used, flunarizine is at least as effective as pizotifen in both classical and(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have demonstrated that epirubicin (EPI) has a lower propensity to produce cardiotoxic effects than doxorubicin (DXR) at high doses. HYPOTHESIS The aim of the study was to compare the cardiotoxicity induced by low doses of EPI and DXR in patients before and 1 month after the end of chemotherapy. METHOD In a prospective study,(More)
PURPOSE Rehabilitation after myocardial infarction produces an increased peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak). This study investigates the relationship between the modifications in skeletal muscle metabolism and the modification in VO2peak induced by a standard program of physical training following a myocardial infarction. METHODS Seventeen patients (14 male, 3(More)
PURPOSE Digital rectal examination is integral to staging prostate cancer. Ultrasound guided biopsy establishes the diagnosis, and it may provide useful information regarding disease grade and extent. Treatment decisions are largely based on information gained from digital rectal examination and biopsy but this information is only useful if it correlates(More)
Cardiac involvement in dermatopolymyositis is common but rarely symptomatic. Cardiac failure as the presentation is very rare. No correlation exists between the severity of muscular involvement and cardiac involvement. Myocarditis is not uncommon and must be borne in mind if CK MB are above 3% of total CK. It is always associated with electrocardiographic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the mechanisms through which an enlarged aortic root may facilitate right to left shunting through a patent foramen ovale. PATIENTS 19 patients with the platypnoea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) were compared with 30 control patients without platypnoea. INTERVENTIONS Multiplane transoesophageal echocardiography. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)