David Portier

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Rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) is used as prophylaxis against GVHD following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). At our institution, ATG is exclusively used in the conditioning of matched unrelated donor (URD) transplant recipients. A total of 50 URD HCT recipients who received ATG (ATG group) were retrospectively compared with 48(More)
As a frequent complication of immunosuppression, lymphoproliferative disorders affect approximately 2 % of allorgan transplant recipients. Most of them are EBV-associated-B-cell-lymphoproliferations. Other types of non Hodgkin's lymphomas and Hodgkin's disease, as observed in general population, have only rarely been reported in this group of patients. We(More)
As early as 1987, several teams in France began lung transplantation for patients with cystic fibrosis. Most of these teams propose transplantation when the life expectancy is under 2 years. The major functional criteria are VEMS < 30%, PaC02 > 50 mmHg and PaO2 < 55 mmHg. This contribution focuses on psychologic, nutritional and infectious aspects required(More)
BACKGROUND Heart lung transplantation for++ cystic fibrosis is now performed in patients with severe lung disease but the experience is still scarce with the exception of some specialized centers. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients underwent heart-lung transplantation between September 1989 and November 1994 in our institution, with a high standard(More)
The volatile flavor components of Mobola plum (Parinari curatellifolia), a native fruit of Southern Africa, have been isolated by a vacuum headspace concentration method. The concentrate was analyzed by hyphenated gas chromatographic techniques, including gas chromatography (GC)/mass spectrometry (MS) and GC/Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), together with(More)
Between March, 1985 and April, 1987, 25 orthotopic heart transplantations were performed in 20 men and 5 women aged from 17 to 58 years (mean 42 years) on account of cardiomyopathy (n = 15), ischaemic heart disease (n = 6) or miscellaneous lesions (n = 4). The immunosuppressive treatment consisted of antilymphocyte serum and corticosteroids during 10 days;(More)
Three of the acute hepatic porphyrias, acute intermittent porphyria, variegata porphyria and hereditary coproporphyria, are characterized by an idiosyncratic reaction to many common drugs; the resulting excessive excretion of porphyrin precursors is responsible for episodes of acute neurological dysfunction. This review aimed to focus the attention of the(More)
Right ventricular failure after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) is classically related to preoperative pulmonary hypertension. However, the role of the enlarged atria in right ventricular dysfunction after OHT remains unclear. For that purpose, the right ventricular function in the first 2 days after OHT was compared in two groups of transplant(More)
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