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Rev Med Liege [journal]
- [In Process Citation]. [Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):154-5.
- [Clinical evaluation of an obese person]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):148-53.
Obesity is increasingly prevalent in our society and medical consultations for evaluation and management of weight excess are frequent. Before considering a therapeutic strategy, a careful initial clinical assessment is mandatory. The diagnostic approach of an obese person should be similar as for any other chronic pathology. The objectives of the present clinical description are to report the main steps of an exhaustive anamnesis, the signs to be more specifically detected at the clinical examination and the other useful investigations to be programmed at first glance in a person who is visiting his/her medical doctor because of obesity. Based upon the data collected during this careful evaluation, therapeutic modalities may be defined, ideally in the frame of a multidisciplinary approach.
- [How I explore ... the skin functional involvement in scleroderma]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):141-7.
Scleroderma refers to distinct clinical presentations sharing in common a sclerotic process most often clinically obvious on the skin. The involvement possibly affects the skin alone in morphea or in combination with internal lesions in systemic sclerosis. Some objective and non-invasive functional assessments are useful for better appreciating the severity and evolution of the disease, as well as to monitor the therapeutic efficacy. In this endeavour, in vivo measurements of the skin mechanical properties are unsurprisingly informative.
- [Is my child normal, doctor? The specifics of child psychiatric examination]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):134-40.
The psychiatric assessment of a child requires to integrate the symptoms presented, for example, the child's suffering, in an array of complex family interactions The consultation process is difficult for parents and child, but also for the physician. Many pitfalls exist for everyone, namely the stigma attached to a disease, the search for normality at any price, the seduction of a reductive explanatory theory, and especially the oversight of the child's evolutionary potential. Finally, the characteristics of examination vary at each age; the differences may be major and depend on the development of the child in the process of empowerment.
- [Imaging-guided percutaneous spinal biopsy]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):128-33.
The aim of this article is to present the value and limitations of image-guided percutaneous biopsy in spinal disorders. The indications and contraindications of percutaneous spinal biopsy and the different techniques and materials used are discussed. The decision for this type of biopsy and the choice of technique should be made by a multidisciplinary team. Percutaneous spinal biopsy is a safe, inexpensive and possible as an outpatient. The effectiveness of percutaneous spinal biopsy is around 70%.
- [Macro replantation of upper extremity. Update and review of the long-term functional results]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):122-7.
Confronted with increasing problems of financing in health care, some question the relevance of certain interventions of high technicality. Today, the limiting factor for practitioners is not any longer situated at the technical and technological level (the survival of macro replantations is assured in 85-90%) but moves slowly and surely towards the economic level. It is true that medicine has a price and that if a technique is expensive, it should at least be justified at the human level and superior to other less expensive therapeutic options which are available. In this article, we will first focus on the long-term outcome of patients and also on the functional benefit which brings them replantation compared to patients who underwent a regularization of their stump and possibly a reconstruction enabling them to be correctly fitted with a prosthesis.
- [Malabsorption of thyroid hormones ... or simply poor patient compliance?]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):118-21.
We report the case of a patient presenting with L-thyroxine pseudomalabsorbtion, a figure in which patients are in a state of biological, and, frequently, clinical hypothyroidism secondary to a lack of adherence to substitutive thyroid treatment. We then review the different causes of true thyroid hormones malabsorption and the different approaches to these situations. We also suggest diagnostic and therapeutic attitudes for clinicians facing suspicious cases of hormone malabsorption.
- [A trans-hospital pilot programme for onco-geriatry. The experience of the CHC-Liege]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):110-7.
The authors offered to 296 consecutive cancer patients aged > or = 70 to undergo a joint comprehensive geriatric and oncological assessment. After pluridisciplinary discussion, several reflections have emerged: the need in 15 - 32% of cases to reinforce the role of the paramedical staff; the correlation between age, low clinical indices, alteration of renal function as well as geriatric characteristics; 67% of evaluated cases presented a significant geriatric profile; recommendations for patients' management in relation to their pattern of frailty and health aging (standard, adapted or palliative treatment).
- [Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the knee]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):104-9.
This case report is concerned with a 30 year old patient diagnosed with pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) in the knee. The patient underwent an orthopedic surgical operation to remove the lesions. PVNS is a rare proliferative disorder, mostly benign and affecting the knee; its aetiology remains unclear. It represents a medical challenge because of non-specific symptoms that delay the diagnosis with a very high rate of recurrence. MRI imaging is necessary to explore the lesions, but the final diagnosis can only be made after anatomopathologic analysis of the excised lesions. When multiple lesions are present, the treatment consists of their excision by arthrotomy, or by arthroscopy if the disease is localized.
- [Laryngeal metastasis of a colonic adenocarcinoma]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Med Liege 2013 Mar; 68(3):101-3.
We report the case of a 63 year old man with laryngeal metastasis of a colonic adenocarcinoma recurrent after partial cordectomy by CO2 Laser microlaryngoscopy. This patient was followed for this condition between 2009 and 2010. The rarity of metastatic laryngeal metastases, particularly when the primary tumor is colic, justifies this presentation.