René N. Charles

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Two cases of Menetrier's disease with occult gastrointestinal albumin loss, absence of free hydrochloric acid, and increased uropepsinogen excretion are presented. The absence of free hydrochloric acid is explained by the combination of edema and inflammatory reaction interfering with passage of the hydrochloric acid into the gastric cavity and its(More)
AIMS The aim of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of Excimer laser-assisted lead extraction in Europe. The final European multi-centre study experience is presented. METHOD AND RESULTS The Excimer is a cool cutting laser (50 degrees C) with a wavelength of 308 nm. The energy is emitted from the tip of a flexible sheath and is(More)
The impact of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection on diabetic patients (DPs) has not been described. We aimed to compare clinical features of CHIKV infection in DPs and nondiabetic patients (NDPs), and to evaluate its effects on glycemic control among DPs. We recorded clinical information and, in DPs, glycemic control. Forty-six DPs and 53 NDPs aged ≥ 20(More)
The fluorescein string test was first described in 1958 as an aid in locating the site of upper gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly in patients with negative X-ray studies. Results obtained in 27 patients have been summarized, with 2 illustrative case reports. In 17 of these, the diagnosis was unknown prior to the test. Twenty-two of the tests were(More)
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