Christian Hiesse

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We report a 61-yr-old kidney transplant recipient with human Parvovirus B19 (HPV B19) infection presenting as a severe pancytopenia 1 month after transplantation. Bone marrow aspiration revealed severe erythroid hypoplasia with giant and dystrophic proerythroblasts. Bone marrow cells were positive for HPV B19 DNA detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).(More)
BACKGROUND The yearly increasing survival rates testify to the success of transplantation, but questions remain relating to the quality of life (QOL) associated with long-term survival. METHODS A sample of 126 liver recipients (Liver-R), 229 kidney recipients (Kidney-R), and 113 heart recipients (Heart-R) with more than 10 years posttransplant follow-up(More)
One hundred thirty-eight patients with transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS) were identified among 1200 patients undergoing renal transplantation in our university hospital. Severe systemic hypertension was the main symptom leading to a diagnosis of TRAS. Only 88 TRAS patients were given interventional treatment consisting of percutaneous angioplasty(More)
Intravenous injection of angiogenesis-inhibitor drugs is used widely to treat cancers. Associated renal complications primarily involve proteinuria and hypertension, and thrombotic microangiopathies also have been described. Intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy currently is used by ophthalmologists to treat neovascularization(More)
BACKGROUND The exact reasons for the high incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) after kidney transplantation are still unknown. Immunosuppression is classically considered as the main risk factor, but the relative risk contributed by the patient's geographic origin and by human herpes virus (HHV)-8 infection still has to be determined. METHODS We carried out(More)
The incidence and risk factors of posttransplant diabetes mellitus were evaluated in 1325 consecutive renal transplant recipients. Thirty-three (2.5%) patients developed diabetes mellitus requiring insulin therapy. Onset occurred a mean of 5.7 +/- 1.5 months following transplantation. The patients were compared with 33 paired-control kidney recipients. The(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of induction treatment with antithymocyte globulins (ATG) followed by tacrolimus therapy with immediate tacrolimus therapy in renal transplant recipients. METHODS This 12-month, open, prospective study was conducted in 15 centers in France and 1 center in Belgium; 309 patients were(More)
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) frequently recurs in patients after renal transplantation (RT) on a conventional regimen of immunosuppressive therapy, but little is known about the influence of cyclosporine (Cs) on such a recurrence. We studied 84 patients retrospectively who underwent RT for renal failure attributable to IgAN (n = 71) or(More)