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AIM Facebook is an increasingly popular online social networking site. The purpose of this study was to describe the Facebook activity of residents and fellows and their opinions regarding the impact of Facebook on the doctor-patient relationship. METHODS An anonymous questionnaire was emailed to 405 residents and fellows at the Rouen University Hospital,(More)
The aims of this case-control study were to identify in vitamin K antagonist (VKA)-treated unselected patients, factors associated with international normalised ratio (INR) values: (i) greater than 6.0.; and (ii) ranging from 4.0 to 6.0 complicated with bleeding. We also assessed VKA-related morbidity in these patients. During a two-month period, 4,188(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a thrombotic microangiopathy related to a severe deficiency of ADAMTS13 (a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin type 1 repeats, member 13; activity <10%). We aimed to investigate the association between mechanisms for ADAMTS13 deficiency and the epidemiology and pathophysiology of thrombotic(More)
In acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), the persistence of severe ADAMTS13 deficiency (<10%) during remission is associated with more relapse. Preemptive (ie, after remission) administration of rituximab in these patients to prevent relapses remains controversial. We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 12-year follow-up data to compare(More)
BACKGROUND Cardiac involvement is a major cause of mortality in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). However, diagnosis remains underestimated and delayed, owing to subclinical injuries. Cardiac troponin-I measurement (cTnI) on admission could improve the early diagnosis of cardiac involvement and have prognostic value. OBJECTIVES To(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is still associated with a 10-20% death rate. It has still not been possible to clearly identify early prognostic factors of death. This study involved thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura patients with acquired severe (<10% of normal activity) ADAMTS13 deficiency and aimed to identify prognostic(More)
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a rare and serious complication of adult-onset Still's disease. We describe a case in a 49-year-old woman with Still's disease refractory to glucocorticoids, methotrexate, and infliximab. Anakinra provided satisfactory disease control for 1 year, after which escape phenomenon occurred. After four tocilizumab(More)
Despite a significant improvement of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) prognosis since the use of plasma exchange, morbidity and mortality remained significant because of poor response to standard treatment or exacerbations and relapses. Rituximab, a chimeric monoclonal antibody directed against the B-lymphocyte CD20 antigen, has shown a particular(More)