Yves Laurent

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for the 6-minute walk test (6MWT) and the 200-m fast-walk test (FWT) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) during a cardiac rehabilitation program. DESIGN Prospective study using distribution- and anchor-based methods. SETTING Outpatients from a cardiac rehabilitation(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of metabolic syndrome after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has not yet been studied. In a population-based sample of patients with AMI, we sought to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in patients with AMI, its impact on hospital outcomes, and to assess the relative influence of each of the components of the National(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to highlight the outcome of complete hydatidiform mole (CHM) coexisting with a live co-twin. METHODS We investigated four cases of such pregnancy by ultrasound, pathological, cytogenetic, and molecular techniques. Information on clinical follow-up and outcome was also available. RESULTS All four pregnancies were(More)
BACKGROUND Randomized studies have shown a reduction in cardiovascular events associated with low doses of statin among hypertensive patients at only moderate cardiovascular risk. The hypothesis of the present study was that statin therapy initiated during hospitalization could improve the long-term outcome after acute myocardial infarction (MI) in(More)
A computerized program was written to collect, evaluate and compare reproductive performance data of 2004 beef (Belgian Blue breed) and 1649 dairy (Friesian Holstein and German Red) cattle in 35 Belgian herds (6 suckler beef herds, 9 milked beef herds and 20 dairy herds). Reproduction data were collected at monthly herd health visits. No difference in age(More)
OBJECTIVE The prognosis of patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI), according to the new criteria for impaired fasting glucose (IFG) (FG 100-126 mg/dl), has not been evaluated. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 2353 patients with acute MI and surviving at d 5 after admission were analyzed for short-term morbidity and mortality. FG was obtained(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported conflicting results regarding recurrent pregnancy loss and skewed X-chromosome inactivation. Hence, we sought an association by carrying out a specifically designed incident paired case-control study with required statistical power. METHODS Design incident 1:3 matched case-control study, from 2003 to 2007. (More)
BACKGROUND Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in elderly patients is often unrecognized and associated with poor prognosis. OBJECTIVES To investigate management and efficacy of reperfusion therapy to the elderly patients with AMI. METHODS From the January 1, 2001 to October 31, 2002, 964 patients with AMI were included in the French regional RICO survey.(More)