R Sebag-Lanoé

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To assess the significance of the serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) concentration as a parameter of the individual hormonal milieu, two different groups of subjects were studied: DHEAS levels were determined 3 times at 6-month intervals in 47 elderly hospitalized women, aged 71-94 yr (group 1), and 6 times over 2 consecutive weeks in 10 healthy(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim was to compare digital and palmar dermatoglyphics in subjects with dementia of Alzheimer type and in mentally healthy elderly controls. DESIGN This design was a case-control study. SETTING The study was carried out in geriatric units and retirement communities in the Paris area. PARTICIPANTS Cases were women with clinically(More)
A COMMON SYMPTOM: Pain is a common and underestimated problem in older people who are likely to suffer from many acute and chronic conditions. DIFFICULT ASSESSMENT: Clinical assessment of pain often depends on the patient's ability to communicate his or her experience. If self-assessment of pain is not possible, behavioral hetero-evaluation instruments have(More)
In elderly institutionalized people, confined to bedroom and receiving no vitamin D supplementation, the frequency of vitamin D deficiency is found very high. Systematic administration of vitamin D has, therefore, been proposed to correct vitamin D deficiency. Within this context, we studied 40 elderly institutionalized subjects (mean age 80.5 + 7.2 yr)(More)
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