Center Hospitalier Of Grasse

Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin, France

Center Hospitalier Of Grasse

Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin, France

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PubMed | Groupe hospitalier Diaconesses Croix Saint Simon, Institute Paoli Calmettes, rue Dailly, Institute Bergonie and 9 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Gynecologie, obstetrique & fertilite | Year: 2015

To assess the prognostic factors of T1 and T2 infiltrating lobular breast cancers, and to investigate predictive factors of axillary lymph node involvement.This is a retrospective multicentric study, conducted from 1999 to 2008, among 13 french centers. All data concerning patients with breast cancer who underwent a primary surgical treatment including a sentinel lymph node procedure have been collected (tumors was stage T1 or T2). Patients underwent partial or radical mastectomy. Axillary lymph node dissection was done systematically (at the time of sentinel procedure evaluation), or in case of sentinel lymph node involvement. Among all the 8100 patients, 940 cases of lobular infiltrating tumors were extracted. Univariate analysis was done to identify significant prognosis factors, and then a Cox regression was applied. Analysis interested factors that improved disease free survival, overall survival and factors that influenced the chemotherapy indication. Different factors that may be related with lymph node involvement have been tested with univariate than multivariate analysis, to highlight predictive factors of axillary involvement.Median age was 60 years (27-89). Most of patients had tumours with a size superior to 10mm (n=676, 72%), with a minority of high SBR grade (n=38, 4%), and a majority of positive hormonal status (n = 880, 93, 6%). The median duration of follow-up was 59 months (1-131). Factors significantly associated with decreased disease free survival was histological grade 3 (hazard ratio [HR]: 3,85, IC 1,21-12,21), tumour size superior to 2cm (HR: 2,85, IC: 1,43-5,68) and macrometastatic lymph node status (HR: 3,11, IC: 1,47-6,58). Concerning overall survival, multivariate analysis demonstrated a significant impact of age less than 50 years (HR: 5,2, IC: 1,39-19,49), histological grade 3 (HR: 5,03, IC: 1,19-21,25), tumour size superior to 2cm (HR: 2,53, IC: 1,13-5,69). Analysis concerning macrometastatic lymph node status nearly reached significance (HR: 2,43, IC: 0,99-5,93). There was no detectable effect of chemotherapy regarding disease free survival (odds ratio [OR] 0,8, IC: 0,35-1,80) and overall survival (OR: 0,72, IC: 0,28-1,82). Disease free survival was similar between no axillary invasion (pN0) and isolated tumor cells (pNi+), or micrometastatic lymph nodes (pNmic). There were no difference neither between one or more than one macromatastatic lymph node. But disease free survival was statistically worse for pN1 compared to other lymph node status (pN0, pNi+ or pNmic). Factors associated with lymph node involvement after logistic regression was: age from 51 to 65 years (OR: 2,1, IC 1,45-3,04), age inferior to 50 years (OR 3,2, IC: 2,05-5,03), Tumour size superior to 2cm (OR 4,4, IC: 3,2-6,14), SBR grading 2 (OR 1,9, IC: 1,30-2,90) and SBR grade 3 (OR 3,5, IC: 1,61-7,75).The analysis of this series of 940 T1 and T2 lobular invasive breast carcinomas offers several information: factors associated with axillary lymph node involvement are age under 65 years, tumor size greater than 20mm, and a SBR grade 2 or 3. The same factors were significantly associated with the OS and DFS. The macrometastatic lymph node involvement has a significant impact on DFS and OS, which is not true for isolated cells and micrometastases, which seem to have the same prognosis as pN0.


Schuffenecker I.,Hospices Civils de Lyon | Henquell C.,Estaing University Hospital Center | Henquell C.,University dAuvergne | Mirand A.,Estaing University Hospital Center | And 8 more authors.
Emerging Infectious Diseases | Year: 2014

In France during 2012, human enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) subgenogroup C4 strains were detected in 4 children hospitalized for neonatal fever or meningitis. Phylogenetic analysis showed novel and independent EV-A71 introductions, presumably from China, and suggested circulation of C4 strains throughout France. This observation emphasizes the need for monitoring EV-A71 infections in Europe.


PubMed | Center Hospitalier Of Draguignan, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Center hospitalier dAntibes, Orthopedie traumatologie and 2 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Medecine et maladies infectieuses | Year: 2015

Care to patients with prosthetic joint infections (PJI) is provided after pluridisciplinary collaboration, in particular for complex presentations. Therefore, to carry out an audit in PJI justifies using pluridisciplinary criteria. We report an audit for hip or knee PJI, with emphasis on care homogeneity, length of hospital stay (LOS) and mortality.Fifteen criteria were chosen for quality of care: 5 diagnostic tools, 5 therapeutic aspects, and 5 pluridisciplinary criteria. Among these, 6 were chosen: surgical bacterial samples, surgical strategy, pluridisciplinary discussion, antibiotic treatment, monitoring of antibiotic toxicity, and prevention of thrombosis. They were scored on a scale to 20 points. We included PJI diagnosed between 2010 and 2012 from 6 different hospitals. PJI were defined as complex in case of severe comorbid conditions or multi-drug resistant bacteria, or the need for more than 1 surgery.Eighty-two PJI were included, 70 of which were complex (85%); the median score was 15, with a significant difference among hospitals: from 9 to 17.5 points, P < 0.001. The median LOS was 17 days, and not related to the criterion score; 16% of the patients required intensive care and 13% died. The cure rate was 41%, lost to follow-up 33%, and therapeutic failure 13%. Cure was associated with a higher score than an unfavorable outcome in the univariate analysis (median [range]): 16 [9-18] vs 13 [4-18], P = 0.002.Care to patients with PJI was heterogeneous, our quality criteria being correlated to the outcome.


Breaud J.,Service de Chirurgie Infantile | Montoro J.,Service de Chirurgie Infantile | Lecompte J.F.,Service de Chirurgie Infantile | Valla J.S.,Service de Chirurgie Infantile | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Pediatric Urology | Year: 2013

Adolescent males involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly at risk for pelvic injury, which may provoke a posterior urethral injury. The aim of this study was to develop a model to analyze the association between injuries and fractures of the pelvic ring and the risk of posterior urethral injury. Method: Based on experience with traffic accident modeling, a computerized finite-element model was extrapolated from a computerized tomography scan of a 15-year-old boy. The anatomic structures concerned in urethral and pelvic ring trauma were isolated, rendered in 3D and given biomechanical properties. The model was verified according to available experiments on pelvic ring trauma. Results: To apply the model, we recreated three impact mechanisms on the pelvic ring: lateral impact, antero-posterior impact and a real carmotorcycle accident situation (postero-lateral impact). In all three situations, stretching of the posterior urethra was identified prior to bony fracture visualization. Conclusion: Application of this model allowed us to analyze precisely the link between trauma of the pelvic ring and lesions of the posterior urethra. The results should help to establish guidelines for urethral catheterization in male adolescents in cases of pelvic trauma, even when no bony fracture is present, in order to prevent iatrogenic worsening of a misdiagnosed posterior urethral trauma. © 2011 Journal of Pediatric Urology Company. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Breaud J.,Service de Chirurgie Infantile | Breaud J.,Aix - Marseille University | Baque P.,Laboratoire dAnatomie | Loezer J.,Center Hospitalier Of Grasse | And 3 more authors.
Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy | Year: 2012

Introduction: Young adult males involved in motorcycle accidents are particularly at risk for posterior urethral injury whenever pelvic injury occurs. Posterior urethral injuries remain problematic because their diagnosis may be missed, and during the initial treatment response the urethral injury can be aggravated by urethral catheterization. Few anatomical and clinical tools exist that establish a correlation between injuries and fractures of the pelvic ring and the risk of posterior urethral injury. Method: Based on experience with traffic accident modeling, a computerized Wnite element model was conceived integrating the specific anatomic structures concerned. This model was extrapolated from a CAT scan of a young adult. The anatomic structures concerned in urethral and pelvic ring trauma (PRT) were isolated, placed in 3D and given biomechanical properties. The model was verified according to available experiments on PRT. Results: To apply the model, we recreated a lateral impact mechanism on the pelvic ring. Stretching between the prostatic and membranous portions of the urethra (before and after visualization of a pelvic fracture) as well as timing of injury was studied. Conclusion: The model's application permitted us to analyze precisely the link between lateral impact trauma of the pelvic ring and lesions of the posterior urethra and to identify an urethra stretching prior to visualization of a pelvic fracture. Utilization of the model with other mechanisms of injury should allow for better comprehension of this associated trauma, improved prevention, iatrogenic aggravation of, and care for, these serious injuries. © Springer-Verlag 2011.


PubMed | Center Hospitalier Of Draguignan, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Center Hospitalier dAntibes, Reanimation Polyvalente and 5 more.
Type: Journal Article | Journal: European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology | Year: 2016

Positive urinary antigen tests (UAT) for pneumococcal infection in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) may lead to targeted antibiotic therapy. We report an audit aimed at defining the link between mortality and targeted therapy. We conducted a retrospective multicentre audit of patients with severe CAP for whom a UAT was positive for S. pneumoniae. Patients admitted from January 2010 to December 2013 to 8 medical centres (from A to H) were included. Co-morbidities were defined by the specific treatment administered before hospital care, or if the diagnosis was newly established during the hospital stay. We used the Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) to assess disease severity. Only patients with PSI>90 were included. Antibiotic treatments and the PSI were extracted from patients charts. Amoxicillin had to be prescribed as a targeted antibiotic treatment or at the time of antibiotic reassessment. A total of 389 patients were included. The mean (STD) PSI score was 12829; 38.9% of the patients had a class 5 PSI score. Intensive care was required for 36.6% of the patients. Amoxicillin was initially prescribed in 47 cases (12.1%) and in 34 cases after reassessment (8.7%). In logistic regression analysis, we found three parameters associated with mortality: being hospitalised in institution D, class 5 PSI score, and metastatic cancer. In contrast, three antibiotic regimens were protective factors, including targeted therapy: OR=0.09, p<0.001. In the context of severe CAP with positive UAT for S. pneumoniae, targeted therapy was associated with a reduction in mortality.


PubMed | University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, Center Hospitalier Of Cannes, Center Hospitalier Of Grasse, Service dHygiene Hospitaliere and Center Hospitalier dAntibes
Type: Journal Article | Journal: European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology | Year: 2015

Recent data indicate that both the overall numbers of antibiotic prescription and the frequency of multidrug-resistant bacteria are increasing significantly. These threatening features are observed, despite national antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) policies aimed at decreasing antibiotic use. AMS should also focus on the initial steps leading to antibiotic prescription. Physicians and their patients should benefit from the structured clinical pathways, the latter being adapted to regional epidemiological data and resources. Continuous evaluation of these predefined clinical paths through a computerized medical dashboard will allow a critical review and finally the optimization of medical practices. These innovative behavioural approaches for clinicians will supply precise information on the relationship among the diagnosis, therapeutics and outcome. This changing environment will carry out the adapted therapeutic procedures, and appropriate antibiotic use will inherently improve.


Durand M.,University of Paris Descartes | Durand M.,University of Nice Sophia Antipolis | Barret E.,University of Paris Descartes | Galiano M.,University of Paris Descartes | And 11 more authors.
BJU International | Year: 2014

Objectives To assess oncological (biochemical and histological recurrence) and functional (urinary and potency) outcomes in patients with unilateral low-risk organ-confined prostate cancer (PCa) treated with focal cryoablation (FC). Patients and Methods From January 2009 to March 2012, patients with localized PCa who refused active surveillance were assigned to a FC protocol. This was a prospective, single-arm cohort study. Inclusion criteria were: unilateral disease, clinical stage T1c to T2a, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) concentration <10 ng/mL, low volume index lesion and Gleason score ≤6 (3+3). Hemi-ablation was carried out using the PreciseTM cryoablation system (Galil Medical, Inc., Arden Hills, MN, USA). Oncological (PSA values) and functional (International Prostate Symptom Score and International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)-5 score) outcomes were analysed at 3-, 6- and 12-month follow-up. The primary endpoint for oncological efficacy, no cancer in ipsilateral side, was based on the 12-month mandatory biopsy. Results A total of 48 consecutive patients with a mean age of 67 years were included. The median (interquartile range) follow-up was 13.2 (7.4-26.5) months. Follow-up prostate biopsies were negative for the treated lobe in 86% of patients. The mean PSA concentration dropped significantly at 3 months (by 55%) but did not correlate well with positive biopsy results. Urinary symptoms were unchanged. A slight decrease in the IIEF-5 score was present at 3 months, but did not differ significantly from baseline at 6-month follow-up. There were 15% grade 1 and 4% grade 2 complications (Clavien classification). Conclusions Focal cryoablation is a low-morbidity option in selected patients with low-risk PCa. We showed PSA concentration to be an unreliable marker for monitoring FC and recommend a protocol of mandatory biopsies for follow-up. A multicentre randomized controlled trial is necessary to confirm the low-morbidity and the biopsy-proven PCa cure rates. © 2013 The Authors. BJU International © 2013 BJU International.


Marcy P.-Y.,Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Research Center | Thariat J.,Cancer Therapy and Research Center | Benisvy D.,Antoine Lacassagne Cancer Research Center | Azuar P.,Center Hospitalier Of Grasse
Thyroid | Year: 2010

Background: Struma ovarii (SO) is extremely rare, with less than 200 reported cases in the medical literature. SO is defined by the presence of an ovarian tumor containing thyroid tissue as the predominant cell type. Malignant transformation is rare and lethal cases of SO are even rarer. We report on a patient presenting with left ovarian cystic SO and lethal outcome. Summary: A 45-year-old woman was diagnosed with a follicular variant of papillary carcinoma on laparotomy and left salpingo-oophorectomy. She had persistently elevated serum thyroglobulin following total thyroidectomy+radioiodine and second-look surgery. Imaging scan analysis showed pelvic tumor recurrence and hypervascular liver metastases during follow-up as well as peritoneal carcinomatosis in the pelvis, right abdominal wall, and malignant ascites. The patient died from cachexia at 37 months after diagnosis. Conclusions: Such an aggressive malignant disease and lethal course of SO is rare. Total thyroidectomy is mandatory to exclude a primary thyroid neoplasm and for radioiodine therapy and follow-up. SO may spread to contralateral ovary, pelvic nodes, peritoneum, liver, lungs, and bones through hematogeneous spread, which is different from the dissemination pattern of papillary thyroid carcinomas. Imaging highlights the mixed behavior of this ovarian tumor. © 2010, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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