Valerie Duvivier

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The current study has two aims: (1) to look at people's recall of risk information after genetic counselling and (2) to determine the impact of receiving an audiotape of the genetic consultation on level of recall, cancer related worry, and women's uptake of risk management methods. Using a prospective randomised controlled design, subjects receiving an(More)
UNLABELLED A large proportion of patients may develop chronic pain following cancer treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy. These patients can experience significant levels of physical and psychological morbidity. Our aim was to investigate a cognitive-behavioral pain management program (PMP) for cancer patients with chronic(More)
Though the pig appears to be the islet donor of choice for grafts in diabetic patients, there may be a risk of transmission of infectious agents. In this context, we adopted a strategy of islet isolation from pigs raised and killed in specific pathogen-free (SPF) conditions as a minimum with regard to the concept of quality assurance. Accordingly, the(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study was to determine the optimal conditions (effect of culture time before and after cryopreservation) for cryopreservation of specific pathogen-free pig islet cells. METHODS (1) Glucose-induced insulin secretion by fresh islet cells cultured for 10 days was compared to that by islet cells cryopreserved 7 days after isolation(More)
A large proportion of patients may develop chronic pain following cancer treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, or chemotherapy. These patients can experience significant levels of physical and psychological morbidity. Our aim was to investigate a cognitive-behavioral pain management program (PMP) for cancer patients with chronic treatment-related pain.(More)
As the risk of recipient contamination is a limiting factor for xenotransplantation, the use of specific pathogen-free (SPF) pigs is mandatory. This study investigated the long-term culture of SPF pig islets and evaluated their insulin production when encapsulated in AN69 hollow fibres. Insulin secretion was studied after 3 weeks (n = 10), 2 months (n = 8)(More)
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