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See detailPharma-clinics. Le medicament du mois. Premelle (oestrogenes conjugues + medroxyprogesterone).
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(10), 638-40

Premelle, commercialised by Wyeth-Lederle, is a combination of conjugated estrogens 0.625 mg and medroxyprogesterone acetate 5 mg which is indicated in the treatment of menopause-associated problems ... [more ▼]

Premelle, commercialised by Wyeth-Lederle, is a combination of conjugated estrogens 0.625 mg and medroxyprogesterone acetate 5 mg which is indicated in the treatment of menopause-associated problems, among which vasomotor symptoms, atrophic vaginitis and/or urethritis, and in the prevention and treatment of post-menopausal osteoporosis. It is presented in two formulations, Premelle cyclic 5 and Premelle 5. The former, in which the progestagen is only given during the last 14 out of 28 days of the treatment cycle, is accompanied by regular bleeding and thus preferably indicated during perimenopause whereas the latter, in which the progestagen is given continuously and results in amenorrhea, is mostly indicated after menopause in order to improve long-term compliance. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma clinics. Comment je traite.... Certaines maladies metaboliques grace a une intervention pharmacologique ciblee sur l'intestin.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(11), 646-50

Besides the classical dietary regimen, it is possible to use specific pharmacological approaches, targeted at the intestine, in order to treat some metabolic disorders. Three approaches will be described ... [more ▼]

Besides the classical dietary regimen, it is possible to use specific pharmacological approaches, targeted at the intestine, in order to treat some metabolic disorders. Three approaches will be described: anionic resins for treating hypercholesterolaemia, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors for treating diabetes mellitus and reactive hypoglycaemia, and intestinal lipase inhibitors for treating obesity. All these drugs are based on original concepts, but their clinical use is often limited by the occurrence of digestive side-effects. The latter may generally be reduced by progressive and individual titration of the dosage of each drug and/or by following an appropriate diet. [less ▲]

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See detailImplications virales dans l'etiopathogenie du diabete de type 1: donnees actuelles.
Radermecker, Régis ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Letiexhe, Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(10), 597-602

Type 1 diabetes mellitus results from autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells. After having described genetic, immunological and metabolic factors, some researchers have hypothezised that ... [more ▼]

Type 1 diabetes mellitus results from autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells. After having described genetic, immunological and metabolic factors, some researchers have hypothezised that environmental factors might trigger the autoimmune process. Based on epidemiological, anatomoclinical and animal studies, they suggest a role for virus infections. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma-clinics. Le medicament du mois. L'alendronate (Fosamax).
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(4), 220-2

Alendronate (Fosamax, Merck Sharp & Dohme) is an aminobisphosphonate which inhibits bone turnover by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts without increasing the risk of osteomalacia. Alendronate is ... [more ▼]

Alendronate (Fosamax, Merck Sharp & Dohme) is an aminobisphosphonate which inhibits bone turnover by suppressing the activity of osteoclasts without increasing the risk of osteomalacia. Alendronate is highly effective at preventing bone loss associated to absence of endogenous estrogen and induces a sustained increase in bone mass. Fosamax is indicated and reimbursed in the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, with either an history of bone fracture confirmed by X-ray exam or obvious osteoporosis assessed by bone mineral density measurement. The recommended dosage is 10 mg once daily, continuously. The drug should be absorbed after an overnight fast to improve its bioavailability and with a big glass of plain water to reduce the risk of oesophageal ulcerations. Large randomized controlled trials for up to 3 years have demonstrated that alendronate is able to reduce the risk and rate of occurrence of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women. [less ▲]

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See detailComment j'explore... une hypertriglyceridemie.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(2), 103-5

The strategy for the diagnosis of hypertriglyceridaemia comprises three successive steps. First, the physician should confirm the biological abnormality by at least one additional blood sample taken after ... [more ▼]

The strategy for the diagnosis of hypertriglyceridaemia comprises three successive steps. First, the physician should confirm the biological abnormality by at least one additional blood sample taken after an overnight fast; recent data, however, suggest that postprandial hypertriglyceridaemia may also represent a cardiovascular risk factor. Second, the phenotype of hypertriglyceridaemia should be considered as either isolated high triglyceride levels or hypertriglyceridaemia combined with hypercholesterolemia may be present; the combination of hypertriglyceridaemia with a low HDL cholesterol concentration or its association with the metabolic or insulin resistance syndrome should also be investigated. Third, all should be done in order to find the etiology of the hypertriglyceridaemia (by determining its genetic or nutritional origin, by excluding possible underlying pathologies, by looking for drugs able to increase serum triglyceride levels). These various steps should help the physician to take the final decision of treating one particular patient as well as to chose the most appropriate, nutritional or pharmacological, treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailActualites therapeutiques 1997-1998 (1). Premiere partie.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(8), 459-66

The most important drugs registered and/or launched in Belgium during the last year in the various disciplines of internal medicine will be briefly described. The originality of each molecule as well as ... [more ▼]

The most important drugs registered and/or launched in Belgium during the last year in the various disciplines of internal medicine will be briefly described. The originality of each molecule as well as its modalities of appropriate use in clinical practice will be stressed. This first part is devoted to drugs acting on cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and neurologic diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmaco-economie du diabete de type 2.
Scheen, André ULg; Lefebvre, Pierre ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(5), 285-9

Type 2 diabetes has long been considered as a benign disease, whereas it is in fact associated with an enormous socio-economic cost. The major part of the burden of diabetes results from the management of ... [more ▼]

Type 2 diabetes has long been considered as a benign disease, whereas it is in fact associated with an enormous socio-economic cost. The major part of the burden of diabetes results from the management of complications (both direct and indirect costs), rather than from the various components of the antihyperglycaemic treatment itself. Solutions include a better prevention of the disease, an earlier diagnosis among individuals at risk, and an optimized management of diabetes, particularly in primary care settings, in order to avoid or retard the development of severe micro- or macroangiopathic complications which are particularly expensive. [less ▲]

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See detailActualites therapeutiques 1997-1998 (1). Seconde partie.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(9), 518-23

The most important drugs registered and/or launched in Belgium during the last year in the various disciplines of internal medicine will be briefly described. The originality of each molecule as well as ... [more ▼]

The most important drugs registered and/or launched in Belgium during the last year in the various disciplines of internal medicine will be briefly described. The originality of each molecule as well as its modalities of appropriate use in clinical practice will be stressed. This second part is devoted to drugs acting on infectious, rheumatoid, immunologic, oncologic and urogenital diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailPharmaco-economie des medicaments hypolipidemiants: analyse des facteurs influencant le rapport cout/efficacite.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(5), 270-5

The demonstration that stains reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, in both secondary and primary prevention trials, led to the recent publication of sophisticated pharmaco-economical studies. A lot ... [more ▼]

The demonstration that stains reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, in both secondary and primary prevention trials, led to the recent publication of sophisticated pharmaco-economical studies. A lot of factors may influence the cost-effectiveness ratio of the pharmacological intervention, especially the mode of calculation of various costs, the initial level of cardiovascular risk of the patients and the medico-economical particularities of each country. What so ever, available studies appear to justify the use of statins in secondary prevention, i.e. in coronary patients, even those with only a moderate hypercholesterolaemia, and, in primary prevention, i.e in hypercholesterolaemia individuals with obvious high risk of cardiovascular disease. [less ▲]

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See detailComment je traite... un patient diabetique de type 2: le projet "DREAM" pour une meilleure collaboration medecin generaliste-medecin specialiste. Diabetes Reinforcement of Adequate Management.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(2), 58-62

Type 2 diabetes is an important public health problem because of its high prevalence and morbidity rate which both are associated with a considerable social and human cost. The general practitioner should ... [more ▼]

Type 2 diabetes is an important public health problem because of its high prevalence and morbidity rate which both are associated with a considerable social and human cost. The general practitioner should play a central role in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes and try to meet the therapeutic objectives. Main goals include reinforcement of early diagnosis, by a better screening of individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes, achievement of a good glycaemic control, through an optimized antidiabetic treatment, correction of associated risk factors as well as detection and treatment of disease complications. DREAM ("Diabetes Reinforcement of Adequate Management") is a pilot project which started in Liege area end 1997 for at least 2 years. It aims at improving the management of type 2 diabetic patients through a better free collaboration between general practitioners and diabetologists and the adhesion to an optimized therapeutic strategy. This ambitious project benefits from the valuable support of three pharmaceutical companies. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma-clinics. Le dopage a l'erythropoietine ou l'utilisation detournee des progres therapeutiques.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(8), 499-502

Sport performance depends on the capacity of oxygen transport to the exercising skeletal muscles. Performance may be increased thanks to an haematocrit augmentation, either by training in high altitude ... [more ▼]

Sport performance depends on the capacity of oxygen transport to the exercising skeletal muscles. Performance may be increased thanks to an haematocrit augmentation, either by training in high altitude, using blood transfusions, or injecting erythropoietin (Epo). Since the synthesis of Epo by bioengineering, doping with recombinant human Epo has become popular in sports in general, and in cycling in particular. This new kind of doping might have been responsible for several sudden deaths in young athletes, essentially in racing cyclists. Until now, such a doping is hardly to be detected. However, it should deserve careful consideration from both public health authorities and sports communities in order to stop what could become a real plague. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Une nephropathie galopante chez un patient diabetique de type 2.
Philips, Jean-Christophe ULg; Scheen, André ULg; Firre, E. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(4), 171-4

We report the case of a patient with insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes who exhibited a rapid deterioration of his renal function leading to haemodialysis in a few months. Various diagnosis were considered ... [more ▼]

We report the case of a patient with insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes who exhibited a rapid deterioration of his renal function leading to haemodialysis in a few months. Various diagnosis were considered to explain this rapid deterioration, excluding diabetic nephropathy as major etiology. The exploration, especially renal biopsy, demonstrated the presence of a glomerulonephritis due to the deposition of immune complexes associated to active hepatitis C rather than diabetic glomerulosclerosis. A treatment with interferon-alpha allowed to partially restore renal function, this recovery permitting the interruption of hemodialysis, with a current follow-up of more than 6 months. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma-clinics. Le medicament du mois. L'atorvastatine (Lipitor).
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(6), 374-7

Atorvastatin, commercialized by the pharmaceutical companies Parke-Davis and Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a new statin acting as a potent hypolipidaemic drug. By inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase ... [more ▼]

Atorvastatin, commercialized by the pharmaceutical companies Parke-Davis and Pfizer under the trade name Lipitor, is a new statin acting as a potent hypolipidaemic drug. By inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase, the key-enzyme of cellular synthesis of cholesterol, it increases the expression of LDL receptors and promotes the hepatic extraction of circulating LDL. It has a more potent action than other available statins, both on LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Atorvastatin is indicated, after diet failure, in the treatment of primary hypercholesterolaemia or combined hyperlipidaemia. Lipitor is available as tablets of 10 and 20 mg. The usual doses is 10 mg once a day, to be increased up to 20 mg/day if necessary. In rare severe cases, the doses may be increased up to 80 mg/day. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma-Clinics. Le medicament du mois. La ranitidine bismuth citrate (Pylorid).
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(1), 41-4

Ranitidine bismuth citrate (Pylorid, Glaxo-Wellcome) is a novel salt of ranitidine which provides a unique combination of properties: inhibition of secretion of gastric acid by competitive antagonism of ... [more ▼]

Ranitidine bismuth citrate (Pylorid, Glaxo-Wellcome) is a novel salt of ranitidine which provides a unique combination of properties: inhibition of secretion of gastric acid by competitive antagonism of the action of histamine at the histamine H2-receptor on the gastric parietal cell, mucosal protective effects and anti-Helicobacter pylori action. Ranitidine bismuth citrate provides effective healing and symptom relief, both in duodenal ulcer disease and in gastric ulcer disease. When coprescribed with certain antibiotics (clarithromycin alone or combined with amoxicillin or nitro-imidazole), it heals ulcers, eradicates Helicobacter pylori and prevents recurrence of the disease. Several clinical studies demonstrated that ranitidine bismuth citrate is well-tolerated and has quite similar efficacy as proton pump inhibitors. [less ▲]

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See detailLe syndrome X, a la croisee des maladies metaboliques et cardio-vasculaires.
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(1), 29-32

The relationships between metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases are very strong. Hypercholesterolaemia and diabetes mellitus, for instance, are well-known risk factors. The multifaceted ... [more ▼]

The relationships between metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases are very strong. Hypercholesterolaemia and diabetes mellitus, for instance, are well-known risk factors. The multifaceted metabolic syndrome or syndrome X, originally described by Reaven in 1988, comprises several abnormalities which are associated to insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinaemia. Syndrome X results in an increased vascular risk by at least two mechanisms. On the one hand, it favours atherosclerosis and is associated to angiographic lesions, especially in the coronary arteries. On the other hand, it is associated to endothelial dysfunction which may contribute to myocardial ischaemia even in presence of angiographically normal arteries, a phenomenon named also syndrome X by the cardiologists. Thus, metabolic syndrome X and cardiological syndrome X are very close and syndrome X may be considered as a crossing between metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. [less ▲]

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See detailPharma-Clinics. Essais cliniques medicamenteux: importance et role du medecin generaliste .
Scheen, André ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(1), 17-20

Clinical trials are an essential step in the development of a drug. They must be conducted according to strict rules called "Good Clinical Practice" or GCP. GCP requirements aim to guarantee a perfect ... [more ▼]

Clinical trials are an essential step in the development of a drug. They must be conducted according to strict rules called "Good Clinical Practice" or GCP. GCP requirements aim to guarantee a perfect methodology in the planning, realization and interpretation of clinical trials. The latter can be divided in four phases: phase 1 aiming to demonstrate the safety and to investigate the pharmacokinetics/metabolism of the drug in healthy volunteers; phase 2 aiming to study the intrinsic activity (generally versus a placebo) and safety of the compound in a rather small number of (hospitalized) patients; phase 3 aiming to confirm the comparative efficacy (versus a placebo or a reference drug) and safety of the pharmacological agent in a quite large number of (ambulatory) patients; and phase 4 carried out after commercialization, to verify the clinical utility of the drug in conditions of daily practice. Because he/she occupies a crucial position in the recruitment and follow-up of outpatients, the general practitioner should play a more active role in clinical trials, provided that he/she could work in collaboration with academic centers specialized in clinical pharmacology which can help to perform studies in accordance with GCP requirements. [less ▲]

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See detailL'erytheme necrolytique migrateur.
Dandrifosse, J. F.; Dandrifosse, A. C.; Pierard, Gérald ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(12), 778-83

Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME) is generally associated with glucagonoma. It waxes and wanes by successive relapses and remissions. The clinical and microscopical diagnosis is complex. In addition to ... [more ▼]

Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME) is generally associated with glucagonoma. It waxes and wanes by successive relapses and remissions. The clinical and microscopical diagnosis is complex. In addition to glucagonoma treatments, the administration of corticoids, aminoacids, zinc or essential fatty acids can be helpful. There exist several etiological hypotheses for NME. These are based on modifications of pancreatic enzyme activities and on variations of aminoacids, fatty acids, zinc or glucagon concentrations. [less ▲]

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See detailLes thérapeutiques à visée spécifiquement osseuse dans le traitement de l'ostéoporose postménopausique. Aspects pharmaco-économiques
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg; Ben Sedrine, Wafa ULg; Gosset, Christiane ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(5), 290-293

Fairly new economic evaluations were, so far, properly conducted in the field of prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This lack of studies is likely to be related to the pathophysiology and the ... [more ▼]

Fairly new economic evaluations were, so far, properly conducted in the field of prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. This lack of studies is likely to be related to the pathophysiology and the natural course of the disease, the small number of disease-specific instruments allowing the evaluation of quality of life changes following fractures and the frequent interaction of osteoporotic treatments with other body systems. Notwithstanding a lot of efforts have to be brought before economic evaluations in osteoporosis become a key determinant of Public Health strategies, it remains of prime interest to promote this type of research taking into account the importance of the social, human and economic burden of this disease. [less ▲]

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See detailLe cas clinique du mois. Un cas de syndrome de Munchausen (trouble factice).
Kjiri, K.; Ajamieh, A.; Hansenne, Michel ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53(7), 390-2

Factitious disorders are characterized by physical or psychological symptoms that are intentionally produced or feigned in order to assume the sick role. In the particularly severe type presented by ... [more ▼]

Factitious disorders are characterized by physical or psychological symptoms that are intentionally produced or feigned in order to assume the sick role. In the particularly severe type presented by Munchausen syndrome, the person's entire life may consist of either trying to get admitted to or staying in hospitals. From the case of a 47 year old patient exhibiting symptoms of neurological aspect associated with psychological complaints, the issue of differential diagnosis of a factitious disorder is addressed. The integration of the reported symptomatology to the subject's personal history seems indispensable to the understanding and the global therapy of the patient. [less ▲]

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See detailComment je préviens et je traite : les ulcères de stress
FRAIPONT, V; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; GAST, Pierrette ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1998), 53

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