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Various types of visual analogue scales (VAS) are used in epidemiologic and clinical research. This paper reports on a randomized controlled trial to investigate the effects of variations in the orientation and type of scale on bias and precision in cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. This trial was included in the pilot study of the SU.VI.MAX(More)
CONTEXT Since the first modern clinical description of infective endocarditis (IE) at the end of the 19th century, the profile of the disease has evolved continuously, as highlighted in epidemiological studies including a French survey performed in 1991. OBJECTIVE To update information gained from the 1991 study on the epidemiology of IE in France. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether dietary supplementation with B vitamins or omega 3 fatty acids, or both, could prevent major cardiovascular events in patients with a history of ischaemic heart disease or stroke. DESIGN Double blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial; factorial design. SETTING Recruitment throughout France via a network of 417(More)
BACKGROUND Evaluation of adult candidates for kidney transplantation diverges from one centre to another. Concurrently, ethnic background, female gender, late referral to a nephrologist, distance from transplantation department and private ownership of a dialysis facility have been associated with poor access to kidney transplantation. We assessed(More)
The SUpplementation en VItamines et Mineraux AntioXydants (SU.VI.MAX) study, a randomised double-blind, primary-prevention trial showed that after 7.5 years, low-dose antioxidant supplementation lowered the total cancer incidence in men, but not in women. To explain this difference in the impact of antioxidant supplementation in men and women, we(More)
BACKGROUND Although antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis (IE) has been recommended for persons with predisposing cardiac conditions (PCCs) for many years, its efficacy, which has not been demonstrated, has been recently challenged. To assess its usefulness, we estimated the risk of developing IE after undergoing a dental procedure for which(More)
BACKGROUND While much has been learned about the epidemiology and treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the last 30 years, chronic kidney disease (CKD) before the end-stage has been less investigated. Not enough is known about factors associated with CKD progression and complications, as well as its transition to ESRD. We designed the CKD-renal(More)
Evaluation of adult candidates for kidney transplantation diverges from one centre to another. Our purpose was to assess the suitability of Bayesian method for describing the factors associated to registration on the waiting list in a French healthcare network. We have found no published paper using Bayesian method in this domain. Eight hundred and nine(More)
BACKGROUND Impact of kidney transplantation on survival of French end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients is unknown. METHODS A total of 1495 adults living in the Lorraine region and starting renal replacement therapy from 1997 to 2003 were included. A propensity score (PS) of registration on the renal transplant waiting list was estimated. Patient(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to identify factors associated with health related quality of life (HRQOL) through a comprehensive analysis of sociodemographic and clinical variables among a representative sample size of renal transplant recipients (RTR) in France. METHODS A cross-sectional multicenter study was carried out in 2008. All RTR over 18 years old(More)