Quadiri Timour

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OBJECTIVE To confirm the hypothesis that psychotropic drugs, especially neuroleptics, lithium, and antidepressants, are implicated as a cause of unexpected sudden death in psychiatric patients because of their cardiotoxicity, especially when hidden cardiac lesions are present. METHOD We performed a full pathological examination of 14 psychiatric patients(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the in vivo toxicity and efficacy of previously developed poly-(lactide-co-glycolide)-vancomycin-based microparticles (V-MPLs) for eventual use for endophthalmitis prophylaxis during cataract surgery. METHODS The intraocular vancomycin concentration profile was evaluated after V-MPL injection into the anterior chamber of rabbit eyes.(More)
Mortality rate is high in psychiatric patients versus general population. An important cause of this increased mortality is sudden cardiac death (SCD) as a major side-effect of psychotropic drugs. These SCDs generally result from arrhythmias occurring when the posology is high and may attain a toxic threshold but also at dosages within therapeutic range, in(More)
Sir, Systemic mycoses, such as invasive aspergillosis, are usually treated with antifungal drugs such as iv amphotericin B or itraconazole capsules. 1 The plasma concentrations of itraconazole observed in patients are sometimes much higher than the minimal therapeutic level (1000 ng/mL), 2 and the potential hepatic toxicity of the drug 3 needs to be(More)
Myocardial ischemia affects mitochondrial function leading to ionic imbalance and susceptibility to ventricular fibrillation. Trimetazidine (TMZ), a metabolic agent, is clinically used as an anti-anginal therapy. This study was conducted to compare the effect of TMZ 20 mg immediate release (IR) and TMZ 35 mg modified release (MR), two bioequivalent marketed(More)
The human cardiac sodium channel Na(v)1.5 encoded by the SCN5A gene plays a critical role in cardiac excitability and the propagation of action potentials. Na(v)1.5 dysfunctions due to mutations cause cardiac diseases such as the LQT3 form of long QT syndrome, conduction disorders, and Brugada syndrome (BrS). They have also recently been associated with(More)
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), based on the principle of electromagnetic induction, consists of applying series of magnetic impulses to the cerebral cortex so as to modulate neurone activity in a target zone. This technique, still experimental, could prove promising in the field of psychiatry, in particular for the treatment of major(More)
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