J P Daures

Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques, Montpelhièr, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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    ABSTRACT: To investigate if patients with early RA with persistent moderate disease activity during the first year after diagnosis have a worse 3-5 year outcome than those who achieve sustained clinical remission within the first year, in a daily life setting. The ESPOIR cohort included patients with early arthritis of <6 months' duration. Treatment was the standard of care. We had 5-year follow-up data for 573 patients. This study compared patients who had persistent moderate disease activity (Disease Activity Score in 28 joints (DAS28)>3.2 and ≤5.1) at both the 6- and 12-month visits, with those who were in sustained DAS28 remission. The primary outcome was radiographic progression at the 36-month visit. Secondary endpoints were clinical remission (DAS28 score, Simplified Disease Activity Index, ACR/EULAR criteria), Health Assessment Questionnaire-Disability Index (HAQ-DI) and number of missed workdays at months 36 and 60. A Fisher exact test was used to compare categorical variables, and the Kruskal-Wallis test for quantitative variables. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine predictors of outcome. Patients were aged 48.1±12.5 years and their duration of symptoms was 103.2±52.1 days. Mean baseline DAS28 was 5.1±1.3. Persistent moderate disease activity (107 patients) rather than sustained remission (155 patients) during the first year was associated with increased radiographic disease progression at 3 years (OR=1.99 (95% CI 1.01 to 3.79)), increased HAQ-DI at 3 and 5 years (5.23 (2.81 to 9.73) and 4.10 (2.16 to 7.80), respectively), a 7-11 times smaller chance of achieving clinical remission and a five times greater number of missed workdays. Patients with early RA with persistent moderate disease activity during the first year had a worse outcome than patients who achieved sustained clinical remission. Persistent moderate disease activity affects long-term structure, remission rate and functional and work disability. Such patients may benefit from intensive treatment.
    Annals of the rheumatic diseases 01/2014; · 8.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Mastermind-like domain containing 1 (MAMLD1) is a causative gene for the fetal development of male external genitalia. Almost 10% of patients with both severe and non-severe hypospadias exhibit mutations of MAMLD1. The aim of this work was to determine whether polymorphisms of MAMLD1 are a genetic risk factor for hypospadias. This study included 150 hypospadias with a range of severities and 150 controls. Direct sequencing of the MAMLD1 coding exons and their flanking splice sites was performed. In silico secondary and tertiary structure prediction and accessibility of changed amino acids were evaluated using JPred, Netsurf and PHYRE software. Functional studies of the transactivation of haplotypes on Hes3 promoter were performed in vitro using cDNAs of missense variants of MAMLD1. The p.P286S polymorphism was identified in 17/150 patients and 12/150 controls (11.3% vs. 8.0%, p = 0.32). The p.N589S polymorphism was identified in 22/150 patients and 12/150 controls (14.6% vs. 8.0%, p = 0.068). The double polymorphism (S-S haplotype) was present in 16/150 patients and 6/150 controls (10.6% vs. 4.0%, p = 0.044, OR = 2.87, CI from 1.09 to 7.55). The association of polymorphisms consistently revealed a modification in the structure prediction or amino acid accessibility in all three in silico models. The P286S, N589S and P286S + N589S proteins did not exhibit reduced transactivating activity on Hes3 promoter. Polymorphisms of MAMLD1 gene are frequent in patients with hypospadias. Although no change in transactivation was noted on Hes3 promoter, the in silico studies and the significantly increased incidence of the S-S haplotype in hypospadiac patients raise the hypothesis of a particular susceptibility conferred by these variants.
    Journal of pediatric urology 12/2011; 7(6):585-91. · 1.38 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To study the contribution of routine viral screening tests in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or a potential for progressing to RA. Eight hundred thirteen patients with swelling of at least 2 joints for at least 6 weeks and a symptom duration of less than 6 months in the ESPOIR cohort were screened for parvovirus B19 (IgG and IgM anti-parvovirus B19 antibodies), hepatitis B virus (HBV; hepatitis B surface antigen), hepatitis C virus (HCV; anti-HCV antibodies), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV; anti-HIV-1 and -2 antibodies). Parvovirus B19 testing was performed in 806 patients and showed longstanding immunity in 574 (71.2%) and no antibodies in 223 (27.7%). Among the 9 remaining patients (7 IgG positive/IgM positive, 1 IgG negative/IgM positive, and 1 IgG indeterminate/IgM positive), only 2 (0.25%; 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 0-0.99%) had a positive polymerase chain reaction test for parvovirus B19; these patients (women ages 34 and 40 years) had no extraarticular signs. HIV seroprevalence was 0.12% (n = 1 of 813; 95% CI 0.01-0.8%) and HCV seroprevalence was 0.86% (n = 7 of 808, 95% CI 0.38-1.86%). HCV-related arthritis was diagnosed in 4 patients (0.5%). HCV-seropositive patients had significantly higher transaminase levels than the other patients (P = 0.001), with no significant differences for the other laboratory data. HBV seroprevalence was 0.12% (n = 1 of 808; 95% CI 0.01-0.8%); the positive HBV status was known before study inclusion, and the patient had no diagnosis of HBV-related arthritis. Finally, routine viral testing identified 2 patients with parvovirus B19 infection and 3 with HBV infection (0.6%; 95% CI 0.2-1.5%). Cost was €85.05 per patient (total €68,720). Routine serologic testing did not contribute substantially to the diagnosis in this context.
    Arthritis care & research. 09/2011; 63(11):1565-70.
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    ABSTRACT: Over the past decades, an increasing trend in male external genital malformations such as cryptorchidism and hypospadias has led to the suspicion that environmental chemicals are detrimental to male fetal sexual development. Several environmental pollutants, including organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, bisphenol A, phthalates, dioxins and furans have estrogenic and anti-androgenic activity and are thus considered as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Since male sex differentiation is critically dependent on the normal production and action of androgens during fetal life, EDCs may be able to alter normal male sex differentiation. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of external genital malformations in a population of full-term newborn males in southern France. We also performed a case-control study to identify the risk factors for male external genital malformations, with a focus on parental occupational exposure to EDCs. Over a 16-month period, 1615 full-term newborn males with a birth weight above 2500 g were registered on a level-1 maternity ward, and the same pediatrician systematically examined 1442 of them (89%) for cryptorchidism, hypospadias and micropenis. For every male newborn with genital malformation, we enrolled nearly two males matched for age, parity and term. All parents of the case and control newborns were interviewed about pregnancy aspects, personal characteristics, lifestyle and their occupational exposure to EDCs using a detailed questionnaire. RESULTS We report 39 cases of genital malformation (2.70%), with 18 cases of cryptorchidism (1.25%), 14 of hypospadias (0.97%), 5 of micropenis (0.35%) and 2 of 46,XY disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD; 0.14%). We observed a significant relationship between newborn cryptorchidism, hypospadias or micropenis and parental occupational exposure to pesticides [odds ratio (OR) = 4.41; 95% confidence interval (95% CI), 1.21-16.00]. Familial clustering for male external genital malformations (OR = 7.25; 95% CI, 0.70-74.30) and medications taken by mothers during pregnancy (OR = 5.87; 95% CI, 0.93-37.00) were associated with the risk of cryptorchidism, hypospadias and micropenis, although the association was not statistically significant. Although the causes of male genital malformation are multifactorial, our data support the hypothesis that prenatal contamination by pesticides may be a potential risk factor for newborn male external genital malformation and it should thus be routinely investigated in all undervirilized newborn males.
    Human Reproduction 08/2011; 26(11):3155-62. · 4.67 Impact Factor
  • A Mahamat, K Brooker, J P Daures, I M Gould
    The Journal of hospital infection 07/2011; 78(3):243-5. · 3.01 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To determine predictors of short-term radiographic progression in an inception cohort of patients with early arthritis. Patients presenting with synovitis of at least two joints for 6 weeks to 6 months were included in the Etude et Suivi des POlyarthrites Indifferenciées Récentes (ESPOIR) cohort. Univariate analysis was used to determine the relationship between baseline variables and radiographic outcome (assessed by the modified total Sharp score (mTSS)) after 6 and 12 months. Stepwise multiple logistic regression was used to select independent predictive factors. The sensitivity and specificity of rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) at baseline in discriminating between erosive and non-erosive disease were determined by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. From data available for 736 patients, radiographic progression at 6 months was independently predicted by baseline ACPA, human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-DRB1*01 and/or 04 genes, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and mTSS. Interestingly, the season of onset of the first symptoms was associated with the severity of early arthritis (OR 1.66, 95% CI 1.07 to 2.59, in winter and spring vs summer and autumn). Univariate analysis revealed similar results for season at 12 months (OR 1.68, 95% CI 1.20 to 2.37). The peak of the ROC curves for radiographic outcome occurred with ACPA and RF values similar to the cut-offs provided by manufacturers. The authors found the onset of arthritis symptoms during winter or spring associated with greater radiographic progression at 6 months for patients with early arthritis. These data could reinforce the role of environmental factors in the development and outcome of rheumatoid arthritis.
    Annals of the rheumatic diseases 07/2011; 70(7):1251-6. · 8.11 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Education of patients with chronic hepatitis C has been proposed to increase response to therapy with peginterferon and ribavirin. We performed a prospective study to determine the effects of systematic consultation by a nurse on patient adherence and the efficacy of therapy. We analyzed data from 244 patients who received either systematic consultation after each medical visit from a nurse who used a standard evaluation grid and provided information about the disease and treatment (group A [GrA], n = 123) or the conventional clinical follow-up procedure (group B [GrB], n = 121). Treatment lasted 24 to 48 weeks. Characteristics of each group were similar at baseline, including prior treatment (42.6% in GrA and 36.0% in GrB). Overall, GrA had significantly better adherence to treatment than GrB (74.0% vs 62.8%), especially among patients who received 48 weeks of treatment (69.7% vs 53.2%; P < .03). Significantly more patients in GrA had a sustained virologic response, compared with GrB overall (38.2% vs 24.8%; P < .02), as well as treatment-naive patients (47.1% vs 30.3%; P < .05), and those with genotypes 1, 4, or 5 infections (31.6% vs 13.3%; P < .007). There were no differences between GrA and GrB in response of patients with genotypes 2 or 3 infections or advanced fibrosis. Prognostic factors for a sustained virologic response (based on bivariate and multivariate analyses) were virologic response at week 12 (odds ratio [OR], 1.9; P < .0001), genotypes 2 or 3 (OR, 2.9; P < .0001), therapeutic education (OR, 2.5; P < .02), and lack of previous treatment (OR, 2.3; P < .005). Therapeutic education by a specialized nurse increases the response of patients with hepatitis C to therapy, particularly in difficult-to-treat patients.
    Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology: the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association 06/2011; 9(9):781-5. · 5.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The medical decision-making community has an extensive literature on the use of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) graphs for diagnostic testing. Heagertybiet al. have recently developed this ROC curve theory within the context of survival data (Biometrics 2000; 56:337-344). The time-dependent ROC method allows evaluating the accuracy of a marker to predict a time-dependent failure, whereas the classic methodology focuses on diagnosis. One limitation to this approach, however, is to analyse a single failure. In many medical situations, a marker can be useful to predict different competitive failures. For example in kidney transplantation, the terminal evolution can be a return to dialysis or the death of the patient. With this application in mind, our paper proposes an extension of the time-dependent ROC method for analysing the accuracy of a marker to predict two competitive events.
    Statistics in Medicine 12/2010; 29(30):3079-87. · 2.04 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To assess a simplified scoring method (Simplified Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Score [SAMIS]) developed to shorten interpretation time, while retaining both correlation with Rheumatoid Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Score (RAMRIS) and same or better intra- and interreader reliability. Ethics board approval and written patient consent were obtained. The study was HIPAA compliant. Thirty-eight patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 20 patients with no or early unclassified arthritis underwent magnetic resonance imaging of both wrists and hands. RAMRIS was used to evaluate erosions (scale, 0-10), edema (scale, 0-3), and synovitis (scale, 0-3). SAMIS assessed only one hand and was based on the radiographic Simple Erosion Narrowing Score, thus reducing the number of study areas from 116 to 36. Erosions were scored with a scale from 1 to 10. Edema and synovitis were, respectively, scored with scales from 0 to 1 and 0 to 2. SAMIS correlation with RAMRIS was tested by using the Spearman test. Last, the intra- and interobserver reproducibility of both scores were calculated. SAMIS was closely correlated with RAMRIS for the entire series (r = 0.91, 0.79, and 0.94, respectively, for erosion, edema, and synovitis), as well as in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (r = 0.93, 0.81, and 0.92) and those with no or unclassified arthritis (r = 0.83, 0.73, and 0.94). The time needed to assess examination results with RAMRIS ranged from 5 to 20 minutes (13 minutes +/- 3.90 [standard deviation]), whereas it ranged from 2 to 7 minutes (5 minutes +/- 1.45) with SAMIS. For each of the three features (erosion, edema, and synovitis), intraobserver agreement (RAMRIS: kappa = 0.67, 0.94, 0.81, respectively; SAMIS: kappa = 0.66, 1.0, 0.91) and interobserver agreement (RAMRIS: kappa = 0.61, 0.58, 0.74, respectively; SAMIS: kappa = 0.59, 0.81, 0.81) were good to excellent. This simplified reproducible scoring scheme could be used to monitor joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis. (c) RSNA, 2010.
    Radiology 09/2010; 256(3):863-9. · 6.34 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Feasibility and oncological safety of post-adjuvant skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) plus immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) cannot be evaluated by randomized trials. However, comparative study could modify guidelines for the oncosurgical treatment of invasive breast cancer. Our study compared the feasibility, oncological safety and esthetic outcome of SSM plus latissimus dorsi (LD) flap IBR after chemotherapy (CT) and radiotherapy (RT) with the standard management for invasive breast cancer: mastectomy as primary treatment, adjuvant CT and RT, and LD flap delayed breast reconstruction (DBR). Twenty-six selected patients with stages IIA-IIIA breast cancer were offered post-neoadjuvant SSM plus IBR with LD flap plus implant (IBR group). Seventy-eight other patients had primary mastectomy, adjuvant CT and RT, and LD-assisted DBR (DBR group). After 4.1 years (range 1-8) of follow-up, feasibility, oncological safety, and esthetic outcome were compared. Sixteen (61%) early complications were reported for the IBR group versus 44 (56%) for the DBR group (P = 0.645). Early implant loss was 0% in IBR versus 12% in DBR. IBR had 8 (30%) late complications versus 17 (21%) for DBR (P = 0.362). Capsular contracture and reconstruction failure rates were similar. Local recurrence was 7.7% (2/26) in IBR and 6.4% (5/78) in DBR (P = 0.823). Cosmetic evaluation by independent physicians and by the patients themselves was identical in the two groups. Our concept provides a basis for offering more women the opportunity to elect for immediate reconstruction, even in the setting of radiation therapy.
    Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 07/2010; 122(2):439-51. · 4.47 Impact Factor
  • Revue D Epidemiologie Et De Sante Publique - REV EPIDEMIOL SANTE PUBL. 01/2010; 58.
  • Journal of Urology - J UROL. 01/2010; 183(4).
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the seroprevalence of hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) in patients living in France with recent-onset polyarthritis suggesting rheumatoid arthritis. The 813 patients in the ESPOIR cohort were screened for anti-HCV antibodies and HBs antigen. Seroprevalence was 0.86% for HCV (n = 7) and 0.12% for HBV (n = 1). HCV-related arthritis was diagnosed in 4 (0.5%) patients; no patient had HBV-related arthritis. HCV-seropositive patients had significantly higher transaminase levels (ALAT, 41.5 IU vs 23.2 IU, p = 0.02; and ASAT, 39.2 IU vs 21.8 IU, p = 0.001) but only 2 patients had ASAT or ALAT levels > 40 IU. No significant differences were found for anti-CCP antibodies, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, or other test. HCV seroprevalence was significantly higher in the subgroup with history of blood transfusion than in other patients (3.7% vs 0.42%, p = 0.02). Two of the 7 HCV positive patients and the single patient with confirmed hepatitis B infection were born in areas with higher prevalence of viral hepatitis (Togo, Senegal, Vietnam). Positive hepatitis status was known before study inclusion in 4 of the 7 HCV-positive patients and in the HBV-positive patient. The prevalence of HBV and HCV in a population of patients with recent-onset polyarthritis suggestive of RA was not greater than expected based on data from the general population in the same geographic area. Routine HBV and HCV serological testing did not contribute substantially to the diagnosis of recent-onset polyarthritis. Although advisable before initiating immunosuppressive or hepatotoxic drugs, serological testing for HCV and HBV is unnecessary in routine diagnostic evaluation of recent-onset polyarthritis.
    The Journal of Rheumatology 07/2009; 36(7):1407-13. · 3.26 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA) there are currently no good indicators to predict a clinical response to rituximab. The purpose of this study was to monitor and determine the role of peripheral blood cytokine profiling in differentiating between a good versus poor response to rituximab in RA. Blood samples were collected at baseline and at 3 months from 46 RA patients who were treated with rituximab. Responders are defined by the presence of three of four American College of Rheumatology criteria: >or=20% decrease in C-reactive protein, visual analogical score of disease activity, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and improvement of the disease activity score (28) (four values) by >or=1.2 obtained at 3 months. Twelve cytokines were measured from serum collected on days 0 and 90 by proteomic array, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor-alpha, IL-1a, IL-1b, IL-2, IL-8, interferon-gamma, IL-4, IL-10, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, epidermal growth factor and vascular growth factor. We showed that C-reactive protein and IL-6 levels decrease significantly at 3 months in the responder group compared with baseline. At day 90 we identified a cytokine profile which differentiates responders and non-responders. High serum levels of two proinflammatory cytokines, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and epidermal growth factor, were significantly higher in the responder group at day 90 compared with non-responders. However, we were not able to identify a baseline cytokine profile predictive of a good response at 3 months. These findings suggest that cytokine profiling by proteomic analysis may be a promising tool for monitoring rituximab and may help in the future to identify responder RA patients.
    Clinical & Experimental Immunology 03/2009; 155(3):395-402. · 3.41 Impact Factor
  • Journal Des Maladies Vasculaires - J MAL VASCUL. 01/2009; 34.
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    ABSTRACT: Multi-state approaches are becoming increasingly popular to analyse the complex evolution of patients with chronic diseases. For example, the evolution of kidney transplant recipients can be broken down into several clinical states. With this application in mind, we present a flexible semi-Markov model. The distribution functions are fitted to the durations in states and the relevance of the generalised Weibull distribution is shown. The corresponding likelihood function allows for interval censoring, i.e. the times of transitions and the sequences of states are not available during the elapsed times between two visits. The explanatory variables are introduced through the Markov chain and through the probability density functions of durations. A goodness-of-fit test is also defined to examine the stationarity of the semi-Markov model.
    Statistical Methods in Medical Research 10/2008; 19(2):127-45. · 2.36 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The objectives of this study were to determine the predictive factors of long-term radiographic outcome of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to describe the relationship between joint damage and disability over the course of the disease. A cohort of 191 patients with early RA referred from primary care physicians were prospectively followed for 10 years. To determine the predictive factors of radiographic outcome, univariate analysis of the relationship between baseline values and outcome measures was undertaken using a chi-squared or Fisher's exact test. Stepwise multiple logistic regression was also performed to select independent prognostic factors. From data available for 112 patients, univariate analysis revealed a total Sharp score at 10 years that was significantly correlated with erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), presence and level of IgA rheumatoid factor, presence of an anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA), serum level of matrix metalloproteinase-3 and radiographic score at baseline. Logistic regression identified the baseline erosion score to be the most important baseline parameter as an independent prognostic factor of total radiographic score at 10 years (odds ratio = 5.64; 95% confidence interval = 1.78 to 17.86). After excluding radiographic scores from the entry parameters, the presence of ACPA and ESR were also predictive of the final total Sharp score. The Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) score was strongly correlated with disease activity parameters, such as disease activity score and pain, at baseline and at three, five and 10 years. No correlation was found between total radiographic Sharp score and HAQ score throughout the study. In this prospective study, baseline radiographic score, ESR and ACPA were the best predictive factors of 10-year radiographic outcome in early RA. HAQ disability was associated with disease activity throughout the 10-year follow-up but not with joint damage. This discrepancy with previous reports may be due in part to the early start of therapy with disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs.
    Arthritis research & therapy 10/2008; 10(5):R106. · 4.27 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Objectives:  Cost-of-illness (COI) studies estimate the overall economic burden of a specific disease, rather than simply treatment-related costs. While having been criticized for not allowing resource prioritization, COI studies can provide useful guidance, so long as they adhere to accepted methodology. Prostate cancer is an important disease in terms of economic implications because of its increasing incidence and health-care costs and therefore provides a relevant example with which to review COI study methodologies. The aim of this study was to review published COI studies on prostate cancer to analyze the methods used.Methods:  First, we provide a general description of the COI method. COI studies relating to prostate cancer were then systematically reviewed, focussing on an analysis of the different methods used.Results:  The methods, data sources, and estimated cost categories in each study varied widely. The review showed that COI studies adopted significantly different approaches to estimate the costs of prostate cancer, reflecting a lack of consensus on the methodology of COI studies in this area.Conclusion:  To increase its credibility, closer agreement among researchers on the methodological principles of the COI studies would be desirable.
    Value in Health 08/2008; 11(5):878 - 885. · 2.19 Impact Factor
  • F Bessaoud, J P Daurès
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    ABSTRACT: The association between alcohol consumption and breast cancer has been largely investigated, but few studies have investigated the effects of average intake when the pattern of drinking is taken into account. We sought to examine the association between drinking pattern of alcoholic beverages, particularly wine, and breast cancer using different statistical approaches. Our study included 437 cases of breast cancer, newly diagnosed in the period 2002-2004, and 922 residence- and age-matched controls. Women who had an average consumption of less than 1.5 drinks per day had a lower risk (odds ratio [OR] = 0.58, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.34-0.97) when compared with nondrinkers. This protective effect was due substantially to wine consumption since the proportion of regular wine drinkers is predominant in our study population. Furthermore, women who consumed between 10 and 12 g/d of wine had a lower risk (OR = 0.51; 95% CI = 0.30-0.91) when compared with non-wine drinkers. Above 12 g per day of wine consumption, the risk of breast cancer increased, but the association was nonsignificant. Although no association between the pattern of total alcohol consumption and breast cancer was found, the type of alcoholic beverage seemed to play an important role in this association. Our results support the hypothesis that there is a threshold effect that risk decreased or was not modified for consumption under a certain threshold. Above that threshold, risk increased, however. The drinking pattern of each type of specific beverage, especially wine, seems important in terms of alcohol-breast cancer association. Low and regular wine consumption does not increase breast cancer risk.
    Annals of epidemiology 07/2008; 18(6):467-75. · 2.95 Impact Factor
  • F Bessaoud, J P Daurès, M Gerber
    Proceedings of The Nutrition Society 06/2008; 67(OCE):E175. · 3.67 Impact Factor

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  • 1997–2011
    • Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques
      Montpelhièr, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • 1990–2011
    • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier
      • Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Medical Information
      Montpelhièr, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • 2008–2010
    • University of Nantes
      Naoned, Pays de la Loire, France
  • 2004–2008
    • French Institute of Health and Medical Research
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 1999–2008
    • Institut Universitaire de France
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
    • Unité Inserm U1077
      Caen, Lower Normandy, France
  • 1996–2008
    • Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nîmes
      Nismes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • 2006
    • Université de Nîmes
      Nismes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • 1994
    • Institut Claudius Regaud
      Tolosa de Llenguadoc, Midi-Pyrénées, France
  • 1992
    • Observatoire Régional de la Santé Ile-de-France
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
    • Centre Hospitalier Chambéry
      Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • 1989
    • Institut de Recherche en Cancerologie de Montpellier
      Montpelhièr, Languedoc-Roussillon, France