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BACKGROUND The number of elderly patients starting dialysis is increasing in developed countries. Older age is frequently associated with contraindication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). The aim of this study was to report the outcome of elderly patients on PD in a country where assisted PD is available. METHODS This was a retrospective study based on the(More)
Eight cases of diarrhoea, including two cases of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS), were identified among 22 French tourists who travelled to Turkey in September 2011. A strain of Escherichia coli O104:H4 stx2-positive, eae-negative, hlyA-negative, aggR-positive, ESBL-negative was isolated from one HUS case. Molecular analyses show this strain to be(More)
It is well established that technique failure is one of the main reasons for peritoneal dialysis cessation. Early PD failures occur during the first 6 months of PD and are mainly related to catheter dysfunction and psychosocial problems. Catheter malfunction should be treated by a video-laparoscopic procedure as this prolongs the catheter survival. Assisted(More)
Peritonitis remains a common complication of peritoneal dialysis. The aim of our study is to describe the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in bacteria isolated during peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis, to determine whether antibiotic therapy proposed by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) is adapted to the mechanisms of resistance.(More)
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) adequacy is usually estimated by parameters based on the kinetics of small solutes as total Kt/V(urea) and total weekly creatinine clearance. However, other aspects (blood pressure, anemia, nutrition, inflammation, mineral metabolism and prevention of cardiovascular events) and, in particular, residual renal function must be taken(More)
Lymphomatoid granulomatosis (LYG) in renal transplant recipients is rare multisystemic angiocentric lymphoproliferative disorder with significant malignant potential. Here, we describe LYG in a 70-year-old renal allograft recipient who, 4 years after transplantation, on tacrolimus and mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone maintenance immunosuppression,(More)
OBJECTIVE The association between vasculitis and large granular lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia has rarely been reported or investigated. Thus, we assessed the clinical and biological phenotypes of LGL leukemia associated with vasculitis. RESULTS We studied a series of 11 patients displaying LGL leukemia associated with vasculitis (LAV). The mean age at(More)
The prevalence of peritoneal dialysis in France remains one of the lowest in Europe in spite of official recommendations in 2008. Progress in peritoneal catheter placement and a good knowledge of the management of catheter complications are essential. A more frequent use of biocompatible solutions should achieve a better preservation of the peritoneal(More)
Protein energy wasting is a major complication in peritoneal dialysis. It is leading to a poor quality of life and increasing mortality. Diagnosis must be early, according to criteria defined by the International society of renal nutrition and metabolism. It is necessary to appropriate the diagnostic tools with dialysis method. The nutritional care is(More)