Vincent Minville

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Dear Editor, We read with interest the article of Fischer et al. on incidence and signiWcance of troponin levels in the course of hip fracture repair [1]. We fully agree with their conclusion when they say that the troponin elevation is correlated with postoperative outcome. Indeed, several studies have shown that troponin release is a reliable marker of(More)
UNLABELLED Most upper arm regional anesthesia techniques are successful and differences in efficacy should not dictate the choice of technique. In the present study, we compared humeral block (HB) and infraclavicular brachial plexus block (ICB) using anesthetic time (i.e., duration of the procedure + onset time) as the primary outcome measure. The block was(More)
Mice with genetic alterations are used in heart research for the extrapolation of human diseases. Echocardiography is an essential tool for evaluating cardiac and hemodynamic functions in small animals. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of different anesthetic regimens and the conscious state on the evaluation of cardiac function by(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Out-of-hospital intravenous line placement is used daily. All available studies take place using paramedics, e.g. US-American emergency medical system. The aim of this study was to assess the intravenous line placement feasibility (time and success rate) in the French emergency medical system. METHODS A prospective observational(More)
8. Kaiser C, Kuster GM, Erne P et al. Risks and benefits of optimised medical and revascularisation therapy in elderly patients with anginaon-treatment analysis of the TIME trial. Eur Heart J 2004; 25: 1036–42. 9. Claude J, Schindler C, Kuster GM et al. Cost-effectiveness of invasive versus medical management of elderly patients with chronic symptomatic(More)
BACKGROUND This study was design to investigate the prognostic value for death at day-28 of lactate course and lactate clearance during the first 24 hours in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), after initial resuscitation. METHODS Prospective, observational study in one surgical ICU in a university hospital. Ninety-four patients hospitalized in the ICU for severe(More)
OBJECTIVE Maternal toxoplasmosis infection acquired during pregnancy carries significant risk of fetal damage. We aimed to assess the long-term outcome of children and young adults with congenital toxoplasmosis diagnosed and treated in utero. STUDY DESIGN This was a 20 year prospective study (1985-2005). All mothers received spiramycin, alone or(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study, performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) population with a normal serum creatinine, was to estimate urinary creatinine clearance (CLCR) in a population of polytrauma patients (PT) through a comparison with a population of non trauma patients (NPT). METHODS This was a retrospective, observational study in a medical and(More)
Aging and disease may make elderly patients particularly susceptible to hypotension during spinal anesthesia. We compared the hemodynamic effect of continuous spinal anesthesia (CSA) and small dose single injection spinal anesthesia (SA) regarding the incidence of hypotension. Seventy-four patients aged >75 yr undergoing surgical repair of hip fracture were(More)
BACKGROUND The peripheral deafferentation induced by regional anaesthesia (RA) results in misperception of size-shape (S) and posture (P) of the anesthetized limb. During RA, most patients seem to describe motionless 'phantom limbs' fixed in stereotyped illusory positions, suggesting that RA could unmask stable postural patterns. The question of whether(More)