Raphaëlle Nové-Josserand

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A high prevalence of low bone mineralization is documented in adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Osteopenia is present in as much as 85% of adult patients and osteoporosis in 13 to 57% of them. In children, studies are discordant probably because of different control database. Denutrition, inflammation, vitamin D and vitamin K deficiency, altered sex(More)
Two new cases of eosinophilic ascites and a brief review of 40 cases found in the literature are presented. In three quarters of the cases eosinophilic ascites affects women aged 40 years on average. Because the patients present with a history of allergy (55%), blood hypereosinophilia (69%), associated pleural effusion (11%), gastrointestinal disorders and,(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is caused by compound heterozygosity or homozygosity of CF transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR) mutations. Phenotypic variability associated with certain mutations makes genetic counselling difficult, notably for R117H, whose disease phenotype varies from asymptomatic to classical CF. The high frequency of R117H(More)
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) experience repeated infectious respiratory exacerbations leading to a continuous decline in lung function. The exacerbations are treated in hospital or at home. Our aim was to compare the clinical outcome for patients undergoing intravenous antibiotic treatment either in hospital or at home. A retrospective 10-year study(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of different auto-antibodies in adult, French cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and to look for a correlation between autoimmunity, patient characteristics and survival. The sera of 144 patients were screened for a wide range of antibodies. Clinical, biological and bacteriological characteristics and the(More)
Simultaneous elevation of thyreostimulin and thyroid hormones values, when associated with clinical hyperthyroidism, raises a dual problem of diagnosis and treatment. We report a case of hyperthyroidism with elevated thyreostimulin in a young adult man. The values of free triiodothyronin and free thyroxin were elevated and the thyroxin binding globulin was(More)
Ceftazidime is particularly efficient against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis patients. Thus, the spontaneous production of pyridine, which is a toxic product, raises some concern. Our aim was to examine the kinetics of degradation of ceftazidime in portable infusion pumps either at 4°C, 22°C, or 33°C and to propose some recommendations in order(More)
OBJECTIVE A prospective study of deep vein thrombosis was conducted to compare diagnosis with venous echo-Doppler and phlebography in 101 hospitalized patients with symptomatic lower limbs. METHODS Phlebography was used as the reference examination to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of echo-Doppler for lesions at all levels of the limb. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND The high frequency of the cystic fibrosis (CF) transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene mutation p.Arg117His in patients with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens (CBAVD) and in newborns screened for CF has created a dilemma. METHODS Phenotypic and genotypic data were retrospectively collected in 179 non-newborn French(More)
AIM Chronic fatigue is the more frequent symptom identified in the course of hereditary haemochromatosis. A screening for this disorder was carried out in 120 primary care patients consulting for unexplained chronic fatigue. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Transferrin saturation and serum ferritin were determined in all patients. If transferrin saturation was >or=(More)