Sophie Excoffier

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The current approach to screening for hepatitis C and non-A, non-B, non-C hepatitis in French blood transfusion centers involves a combination of a transaminase assay and tests for antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) and antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV). A decision-analysis model was used to assess the cost-effectiveness ratio of(More)
Based on a case report, this article reviews the different forms of cardiac involvement in amyloidosis. This affection refers to the extracellular tissue deposition of protein fibrils (the amyloid substance), which gradually invades a variety of organs, disrupting their function. The clinical presentation depends on the type of the amyloidogenic protein and(More)
The aim of this article is to review the imaging modalities to be performed in patients with acute diffuse upper abdominal pain. Conventional radiography, ultrasound and computerized tomography (CT) are most often used in this setting. The choice of the initial imaging technique will depend from the localization of the pain and the probability of a(More)
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare progressive lung disease, occurring in women of childbearing age, that can occur sporadically (S-LAM) or can be associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC-LAM), an inherited neurocutaneous disorder. This article is illustrated by a case report. We then review clinical manifestations, diagnostic tools, and(More)
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