Thomas Hanslik

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BACKGROUND The classification of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) and polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) for epidemiology studies is confusing. The existing schemes such as American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria, Chapel Hill Consensus Conference (CHCC) definitions and Lanham criteria produce overlapping and conflicting(More)
This work provides estimates of HZ incidence and HZ-related hospitalization and mortality rates in France, where no immunization programme has been implemented. Herpes zoster data was obtained from the Sentinelles surveillance general practitioners (GPs) network, the PMSI Data processing centre for hospital discharges and from the French National Mortality(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe characteristics and outcomes of vasculitides associated with malignancies. METHODS The requirement for inclusion in this retrospective, 10-year study was development of vasculitis in patients with a progressing malignancy. Malignancies secondary to immunosuppressants used to treat vasculitis were excluded. The main characteristics of(More)
This study was conducted to estimate the varicella morbidity and mortality rates per age group among the non-immune population in France. Morbidity and mortality data for the years 1990-9 were derived from nationwide databases and surveillance systems. An incidence/prevalence model was designed to quantify the non-immune population per age group. The(More)
Understanding the effect of herpes zoster and zoster-related pain should inform care to improve health-related quality of life in elderly patients. A 12-month, longitudinal, prospective, multicenter observational study conducted in primary care in France enrolled patients aged ≥ 50 years with acute eruptive herpes zoster. Patient-reported zoster-related(More)
To estimate the magnitude of the risks associated with age, obesity, pregnancy and diabetes, we compared the prevalence of these conditions reported in hospitalized severe cases to that in the general population, during the 2009-2010 A(H1N1) pandemic flu in France. Pregnancy, obesity, heart failure and diabetes were risk factors for admission into an(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent symptoms, mainly joint and muscular pain and depression, have been reported several months after Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection. Their frequency and their impact on quality of life have not been compared with those of an unexposed population. In the present study, we aimed to describe the frequency of prolonged clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The nonspecific lesion of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) can occur as a primary disease or in a variety of secondary settings. In mitochondrial cytopathies (MCs), the phenotypic expression of the disease depends on the degree of cellular dysfunction, and this correlates with the proportion of abnormal mitochondrial DNA in the cells and(More)
To estimate the incidence of Lyme borreliosis in France, describe its clinical presentations, and assess its potential risk factors, we conducted a nationwide prospective study in the French Sentinelles Network, consisting of 1178 general practitioners (GPs). Of these, 875 (74%), i.e. 1.6% of all French GPs, participated in the study from May 1999 to April(More)