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B. Housset - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Diagnostic value of medical thoracoscopy in pleural disease: A 6-year Retrospective Study
    Chest, 2002
    Co-Authors: F. X. Blanc, Kinan Atassi, B. Housset
    Abstract:

    Study OBJECTIVES: Unlike thoracocentesis and closed pleural biopsy (CPB), medical thoracoscopy permits biopsy with direct visualization. In a 6-year Retrospective Study of patients having undergone at least one medical thoracoscopy, we analyzed the diagnostic yield of thoracoscopy and its value in the management of pleural disease. SETTING/PATIENTS: From January 1, 1989, to December 31, 1994, 168 medical thoracoscopies were performed on 154 patients (123 men; mean age +/- SE, 61 +/- 1 years), of which 149 were diagnostic and 19 were indicated for therapeutic assessment in malignant mesothelioma (MM). Prior to thoracoscopy, at least one CPB had been performed in 120 of 149 cases, yielding a diagnosis in 96 cases. RESULTS: Thoracoscopy challenged the CPB-based diagnosis in 43 of 96 cases. In 66 cases of nonspecific inflammation diagnosed by CPB, thoracoscopy revealed MM in 16 cases, adenocarcinoma in 10 cases, undetermined carcinoma in 3 cases, and pleural tuberculosis in 3 cases. In 18 cases in which the CPB diagnosis was MM, thoracoscopy, performed for precise staging, challenged the diagnosis in 4 cases. In 12 cases of carcinoma diagnosed by CPB, thoracoscopy specified the histologic type in 7 cases. Thoracoscopic diagnoses were found to be erroneous in 10 of 149 cases, mainly owing to pleural adhesions that limited access to the pleural cavity. There was one thoracoscopy-related death, one case of sepsis, and six cases of empyema. CONCLUSIONS: Medical thoracoscopy appears to be efficient and relatively safe in the management of pleural disease. Pleural adhesions can lower its diagnostic value.

F. X. Blanc - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Diagnostic value of medical thoracoscopy in pleural disease: A 6-year Retrospective Study
    Chest, 2002
    Co-Authors: F. X. Blanc, Kinan Atassi, B. Housset
    Abstract:

    Study OBJECTIVES: Unlike thoracocentesis and closed pleural biopsy (CPB), medical thoracoscopy permits biopsy with direct visualization. In a 6-year Retrospective Study of patients having undergone at least one medical thoracoscopy, we analyzed the diagnostic yield of thoracoscopy and its value in the management of pleural disease. SETTING/PATIENTS: From January 1, 1989, to December 31, 1994, 168 medical thoracoscopies were performed on 154 patients (123 men; mean age +/- SE, 61 +/- 1 years), of which 149 were diagnostic and 19 were indicated for therapeutic assessment in malignant mesothelioma (MM). Prior to thoracoscopy, at least one CPB had been performed in 120 of 149 cases, yielding a diagnosis in 96 cases. RESULTS: Thoracoscopy challenged the CPB-based diagnosis in 43 of 96 cases. In 66 cases of nonspecific inflammation diagnosed by CPB, thoracoscopy revealed MM in 16 cases, adenocarcinoma in 10 cases, undetermined carcinoma in 3 cases, and pleural tuberculosis in 3 cases. In 18 cases in which the CPB diagnosis was MM, thoracoscopy, performed for precise staging, challenged the diagnosis in 4 cases. In 12 cases of carcinoma diagnosed by CPB, thoracoscopy specified the histologic type in 7 cases. Thoracoscopic diagnoses were found to be erroneous in 10 of 149 cases, mainly owing to pleural adhesions that limited access to the pleural cavity. There was one thoracoscopy-related death, one case of sepsis, and six cases of empyema. CONCLUSIONS: Medical thoracoscopy appears to be efficient and relatively safe in the management of pleural disease. Pleural adhesions can lower its diagnostic value.

Guillaume Denis - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Arthritis in primary Sjögren's syndrome: Characteristics, outcome and treatment from French multicenter Retrospective Study
    Autoimmunity Reviews, 2019
    Co-Authors: Adrien Mirouse, Raphaele Séror, Eric Vicaut, Xavier Mariette, Maxime Dougados, Anne-laure Fauchais, Alban Deroux, Azeddine Dellal, Nathalie Costedoat-chalumeau, Guillaume Denis
    Abstract:

    OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics and the outcome of primary Sjögren Syndrome (pSS) associated arthritis and to compare the efficacy of different therapeutic regimen. METHODS: We conducted a Retrospective Study using Club Rhumatisme and Inflammation (CRI) and French Internal Medicine Society (SNFMI) networks. All patients with a diagnosis of pSS and at least one episode of clinical and/or echographic synovitis were included. Patients with synovitis (cases) were compared to pSS patients without synovitis (controls). RESULTS: 57 patients (93% women) were included with a median age of 54 years [45-63]. Patients with synovitis had more frequently lymph node enlargement (12.3% vs. 1.8%, p = .007) and a higher ESSDAI score (8 [6-12] vs. 2 [1-4], p 

Santanu Mukhopadhyay - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

Kinan Atassi - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Diagnostic value of medical thoracoscopy in pleural disease: A 6-year Retrospective Study
    Chest, 2002
    Co-Authors: F. X. Blanc, Kinan Atassi, B. Housset
    Abstract:

    Study OBJECTIVES: Unlike thoracocentesis and closed pleural biopsy (CPB), medical thoracoscopy permits biopsy with direct visualization. In a 6-year Retrospective Study of patients having undergone at least one medical thoracoscopy, we analyzed the diagnostic yield of thoracoscopy and its value in the management of pleural disease. SETTING/PATIENTS: From January 1, 1989, to December 31, 1994, 168 medical thoracoscopies were performed on 154 patients (123 men; mean age +/- SE, 61 +/- 1 years), of which 149 were diagnostic and 19 were indicated for therapeutic assessment in malignant mesothelioma (MM). Prior to thoracoscopy, at least one CPB had been performed in 120 of 149 cases, yielding a diagnosis in 96 cases. RESULTS: Thoracoscopy challenged the CPB-based diagnosis in 43 of 96 cases. In 66 cases of nonspecific inflammation diagnosed by CPB, thoracoscopy revealed MM in 16 cases, adenocarcinoma in 10 cases, undetermined carcinoma in 3 cases, and pleural tuberculosis in 3 cases. In 18 cases in which the CPB diagnosis was MM, thoracoscopy, performed for precise staging, challenged the diagnosis in 4 cases. In 12 cases of carcinoma diagnosed by CPB, thoracoscopy specified the histologic type in 7 cases. Thoracoscopic diagnoses were found to be erroneous in 10 of 149 cases, mainly owing to pleural adhesions that limited access to the pleural cavity. There was one thoracoscopy-related death, one case of sepsis, and six cases of empyema. CONCLUSIONS: Medical thoracoscopy appears to be efficient and relatively safe in the management of pleural disease. Pleural adhesions can lower its diagnostic value.