Monthly Archives: April 2018

Cirrhosis: a predictor of mortality accurate prognosis

A trial sponsored by AP-HP and conducted by teams of Beaujon Hospital, AP-HP, Inserm and Université Paris Diderot was set up to establish an indicator that reflects the severity of liver disease in patients with cirrhosis. Coordinated by Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Rautou and Dr. Audrey Payancé the Hepatology Service of Beaujon Hospital, AP-HP, this study establishes that measurement microvesicles rate from liver and circulating in the blood greatly improves prediction of 6-month mortality of patients with cirrhosis.

This indicator would better choose treatments offer in patients with cirrhosis. These results, published in the journal Hepatology , also opening a reflection on the value of strategies to reduce the rates of these microvesicles in the blood of patients with cirrhosis.

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World Asthma Day

Tuesday May 1 is World Asthma Day – a day to educate and raise public awareness to improve the diagnosis and treatment of asthma.

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Friday 27th April 2018

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Discovery of a future therapy for hemoglobinopathies

With the genome editing CRISPR-case.9 technique, researchers at INSERM, the hospital Necker Children-AP-HP, and Université Paris Descartes in the Institute Imagine managed to reactivate a gene that may improve the appearance of red blood cells of patients with hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia. The teams Annarita Miccio, Inserm researcher, Prof. Marina Cavazzana AP-HP and Isabelle André-Schmutz, Inserm researcher show this new avenue of research and treatment of β -hémoglobinopathies in the journal Blood .

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Thursday 26th April 2018

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Wednesday 25th of April

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Tuesday 24th of April

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Apparent age of the elderly : a diagnostic tool for primary care physicians?

To estimate the health of their elderly patients, healthcare professionals have various clinical tools at their disposal: geriatric assessment scales, health questionnaires and frailty scores. However, although these tests are appropriate to a medical context, they are more difficult for primary care physicians (PCPs) to implement because they require time and equipment that they do not necessarily possess. When evaluating the general health of an elderly patient, the PCP will first go on their detailed knowledge of him or her as well as the various signs observed during the consultation (physical appearance, gait, etc.).

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Friday 20th of April 2018

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018: World Malaria Day

Caused by a parasite of the genus Plasmodium, malaria is transmitted to humans through bites from the female Anopheles mosquito. It can also be transmitted via blood transfusion or from mother to child at the end of pregnancy. [1]
In 2016, the number of deaths caused by malaria was estimated at 445,000. Half of the world’s population is exposed to the risk of developing this disease [2], hence the need to act.

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