Thierry Urban

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PURPOSE HER2 mutations are identified in approximately 2%of non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC). There are few data available that describe the clinical course of patients with HER2-mutated NSCLC. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively identified 65 NSCLC, diagnosed with a HER2 in-frame insertion in exon 20. We collected clinicopathologic(More)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the frequency of type-2 diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) in a large clinic-based male population presenting various degrees of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and to analyse the relationship between OSAS and glucose-insulin metabolism. Male patients (n=595) with suspected OSAS(More)
Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disorder of unknown cause characterized by peribronchial, perivascular, and perilymphatic proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle cells leading to cystic lesions. The hypothesis of hormonal dependence and the effectiveness of hormonal therapy have not yet been demonstrated conclusively, and the prevalence(More)
MDR1 P-glycoprotein (Pgp 170), a member of the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) binding cassette transporters, acts as an efflux pump for various hydrophobic agents, particularly for xenobiotics such as benzo(a)pyrene. It has also been shown to regulate cell-volume activated chloride channels. Pgp 170 could, therefore, be of particular importance in cellular(More)
BACKGROUND Few data are available on the long-term outcome of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) for obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS). This study was designed to determine long-term survival, treatment adherence, and prognostic factors in patients with OHS in whom NPPV was initiated in an acute setting vs under stable clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical experience suggests that lung cancer (LC) is associated with sleep disturbances that may contribute to impaired daytime functioning and quality of life. Using questionnaires and home actigraphic recordings, we tried to determine whether sleep quality and daytime alertness are impaired in patients with newly diagnosed LC. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor and v-Ki-ras2 Kirsten ras sarcoma (KRAS) mutation status, although associated with EGFR- tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) efficacy, has not been used in clinical practice until recently. The prospective Evaluation of the EGFR Mutation status for the administration of EGFR-TKIs in non small cell lung Carcinoma (ERMETIC)(More)
INTRODUCTION The syndrome of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) is characterized by imaging features consisting of the association of centrilobular and/or paraseptal emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis. Virtually all patients are smokers and thus at high risk of developing lung cancer. METHODS This retrospective multicentre study was conducted(More)
Ki-ras activation by point mutation on codon 12 has been reported in non-small-cell lung carcinomas and in various models of experimental lung tumours induced by chemical carcinogens. The cellular targets for carcinogenic compounds of tobacco smoke are usually considered to be the cells of the bronchial mucosa or alveolar epithelium. However, little is(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the features of the superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) as initial characteristics in small-cell lung cancer: incidence, dissemination of disease, diagnostic procedures, efficacy and toxic effects of chemotherapy, and median survival in patients with SVCS. METHODS In a prospective series of 724 patients with(More)