Aurélia Bertholet-Thomas

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BACKGROUND Rituximab (RTX) has recently showed promising results in the treatment of steroid-dependent idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). METHODS This was a retrospective multicenter study of 18 children treated with RTX for SDNS, with a mean follow-up of 3.2 years. RTX was introduced because of side effects or relapses during therapy with(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that alkylating agents such as cyclophosphamide (CYP) are effective in reducing the risk of relapse in frequently relapsing (FRNS) and steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome (SDNS). Little is known about prognostic factors in SDNS and FRNS treated by CYP. The objectives of this study are to determine long-term outcomes and(More)
BACKGROUND The management of tubulopathies after renal transplantation (RTx) may require high doses of sodium and bicarbonate, reducing the quality of life and therapeutic compliance of the patient. Some studies on adult patients have highlighted the benefits of fludrocortisone (fludro) in the treatment of severe tubulopathies. METHODS This study was a(More)
Data on long-term outcomes after pediatric renal transplantation (Tx) are still limited. We report on a 20-year single-center experience. Medical charts of all consecutive pediatric Tx performed between 1987 and 2007 were reviewed. Data of patients who had been transferred to adult units were extracted from the French databases of renal replacement(More)
BACKGROUND Online hemodiafiltration (oHDF) is increasingly used in children; we treated 28 children since 2009, adapting this technique to pediatric patients. METHODS In this service evaluation audit, we assessed plasma electrolytes to evaluate the evolution of total (tCa) and ionized (iCa) during a session, as well as dialysate calcium (dCa)(More)
Infectious risk is more important in the transplanted child than in adult because children are less often immunised against pathogens ant more exposed than adults to numerous infectious agents (virus but also bacteria including pneumococcus). The application of the standard immunisation schedule must be a permanent concern of transplantation (Tx) teams.(More)
Haemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is characterized by thrombotic microangiopathy with acute renal failure, haemolytic anaemia with schizocytes and thrombocytopenia. Typical forms (D(+) HUS) are caused by gastrointestinal infection with Escherichia coli species producing verotoxines (or Shiga toxins, STEC). It is estimated that 5-8 % of infected individuals(More)
Early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) is crucial, but is often delayed due to the clinical heterogeneity of the disorder. Even in the absence of the classic disease triad of chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis, hypoparathyroidism, and adrenocortical insufficiency, a diagnosis of(More)
Vitamin D deficiency is common in the general population and even more frequent in patients with chronic diseases. The prevention of rickets with native vitamin D supplementation is one of the oldest and most effective prophylactic measures ever reported in medicine, leading to an almost complete eradication of vitamin D-deficient rickets in developed(More)