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November 8th, 2021 by admin

Document supplémentaire – Séance 7

Voir cet article en complément de celui qui a été distribué aujourd’hui :

Greenhalgh T, Snow R, Ryan S, Rees S, Salisbury H. Six ‘biases’ against patients and carers in evidence-based medicine. BMC medicine. 2015 Dec;13(1):1-1.

Bon stage, et bonnes fêtes de fin d’année !

October 27th, 2021 by admin

Document séance 6 – presenting your case report

A télécharger ici : Presenting your case report

October 19th, 2021 by admin

FASM1 Case Report 2

Ci-dessous une proposition de simplification

Pheochromocytoma CR

October 18th, 2021 by admin

Ressources anglais médical simplifié

Dictionnaire de l’université de Michigan

CDC Plain Language Thesaurus for Health Communication

Everyday words for public health communication


Lien de la séance précédente : https://www.occupationalenglishtest.org/

October 5th, 2021 by admin

FASM1 – trouver un Case Report

Rappel des consignes :

Choisir un case repott unique publié en 2020-2021 qui servira de base pour votre présentation de 4 minutes en janvier.

Envoyer une proposition pour le 15 octobre.

Voici quelques liens vers des sites :

Vous pouvez aussi chercher via Google Scholar en mettant “case report” + le nom de la pathologie qui vous intéresse.

N’hésitez pas à m’écrire si vous avez des problèmes ou des questions.


September 28th, 2021 by admin

Case report – Simple English

Here is a simplified version of the document : McNeil, Julian. “Complete heart block in a Caucasian woman with Behçet’s disease: a case report.” Journal of medical case reports 10.1 (2016): 1.

This case concerns a 48 year old Caucasian woman who was hospitalized for lightheadedness, muscular weakness, blurred vision, feeling faint, and feeling sick, with an abnormal heartbeat. Doctors carried out an electrocardiogram to visualize the heartbeat which showed that the electrical signals were not being correctly transmitted between the chambers of the heart. This explained the woman’s symptoms, and because it can be fatal doctors fitted a pacemaker and the symptoms disappeared. They then checked the the levels of a protein called troponin were normal and this allowed them to conclude that there was no damage to the heart muscle.

The woman subsequently suffered from frequent watery diarrhea, and said that she had regularly had painful ulcers on her mouth and genitals over the previous 10 months, and sometimes complained of swollen and tender joints, as well as a period of redness in her eyes that lasted two weeks. She had been to hospital 3 weeks earlier for chest pain due to an inflammation of the heart muscle, and tests showed a normal heartbeat with signs of fluid around the heart. She had a swollen right knee, and ulcers inside her mouth and on her vulva. She was a relatively heavy smoker, and when pregnant with her second child she had suffered from a blood clot in her right leg.

Doctors found no signs of bowel disease, or of skin injuries that were resistant to healing, and all tests for diseases where the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells were negative. They then tested for certain substances in the blood and the stools which might cause an immune reaction. An internal examination of the digestive system uncovered an ulcer in a part of the intestine often associated with another disease, but which was not consistent with that disease. Further tests showed inflammation of the blood vessels, but enabled doctors to eliminate the disease. Based on the woman’s ulcers, inflammation of the membranes in her joints, the ulcer in the digestive tract and her episode of inflamed eyes, doctors diagnosed a disorder named Behçet’s disease (BD). She was prescribed a drug called predisnalone to treat the inflammation, gradually decreasing the dose, and another called sulfasalzine to treat her diarrhea. Symptoms had disappeared at her follow-up appointments one and three months later.

Doctors made their diagnosis of BD on the basis of the woman’s symptoms after eliminating other possible causes. Although they did not find any long standing skin injuries, a symptom associated with BD, its absence is not enough to rule out the diagnosis. This case is interesting for a number of reasons. First of all, BD is more often found in men than in women, and secondly it occurs more frequently in regions along the Silk Road. Thirdly, despite the fact that heart problems are known to occur in BD, and that problems with electrical signals in the heart, known as heart block have already been recorded in BD patients from a non-Caucasian background, this is the first time heart block and BD have been reported in a Caucasian woman.

The fact that the levels of the protein called troponin, were normal, and that the heart muscle was in good condition led the doctors to eliminate other possible causes of heart block, and this was confirmed by the normal electrocardiogram when she was first in hospital. Therefore the doctors concluded that the heart problems were likely caused by Behçet’s disease. This led them to recommend that when BD is diagnosed, heart-related problems should be considered, even when the treatment for other aspects of the disease seems to be working, since heart block can be fatal.

December 8th, 2020 by admin

FASM1 – Séances d’évaluation

Voici le document de cadrage pour les évaluations pour prendre en compte les restrictions sanitaires.

A1 janvier 21

November 3rd, 2020 by admin

FASM1 – Resources to help with simplification

  • An interesting article about the notion of explaining

(Zemla, J.C., Sloman, S., Bechlivanidis, C. et al. Evaluating everyday explanations. Psychon Bull Rev 24, 1488–1500 (2017). https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-017-1258-z)

Zemla 2017


  • A checklist :



  • Useful documents :

https://www.cancer.gov/publications/health-communication/making-data-talk.pdf (downloadable pdf document)

https://www.cdc.gov/ccindex/pdf/ClearCommUserGuide.pdf (downloadable pdf document)


  • Plain language glossaries of medical terms

https://apps.lib.umich.edu/medical-dictionary/ (online tool)

https://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/everydaywords/ (online tool)

(downloadable pdf document)


  • An article about a pilot study using AI to simplify medical language

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7305564/ (HTML online)