Thierry Prigogine

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SUMMARY In the staging of lung cancer with positron emission tomography (PET) positive mediastinal lymph nodes, tissue sampling is required. The performance of transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) using linear endobronchial ultrasound (real-time EBUS-TBNA) under local anaesthesia and the value of PET for prediction of pathological results were assessed(More)
The purpose of the study was to validate a bipolar visual analogue scale (VAS) to assess the perceived effect on shortness of breath of an acute inhalation and to search for differences in perception between asthmatics and subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Thirty two subjects with airway obstruction and a diagnosis of either asthma(More)
The present study concerns eighteen chronic alcoholics with minimal liver damage. A significant reduction in total serum T4 with an accompanying drop in circulating TBG was observed in these otherwise euthyroid patients. During alcohol withdrawal, we observed a rapid increase in T4 and TBG into the normal range. We suggest that the fall in the level of(More)
The risk of tuberculous patients to develop hypercalcemia was investigated in 33 patients aged 19 to 80. Twenty-two of the 33 received no vitamin D supplements. Before antituberculous chemotherapy serum calcium corrected for albumin and urinary calcium levels were normal, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels were low, but serum 1,25(OH)2D levels, oral(More)
During a hospital outbreak of Pseudomonas cepacia a traditional epidemiological investigation was proved to be misleading. Suppression of the suspected antiseptic did not stop the epidemics. A further investigation proved that it was due to the intravenous injection of contamineted anesthetic vials. Fever, chills, lack of hemodynamic disorders and of(More)
Minocycline hydrochloride hepatotoxic effect occurred in one patient. Unlike the usual histologic features of tetracycline-induced hepatic injury, fatty metamorphosis was predominantly macrovesicular . The patient recovered when drug therapy was withdrawn. Close observation of liver function variables is recommended in patients treated with high parenteral(More)