Dominique Israël-Biet

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Sensory (physiological) and affective (psychological) dimensions of dyspnea have been described but the usefulness of measuring psychological status in addition to ventilatory capacity (spirometry, lung volumes) in the assessment of exertional dyspnea remains controversial. We hypothesized that activity-related dyspnea would not be modified by psychological(More)
BACKGROUND The occurrence of familial forms of sarcoidosis (OMIM 181100) suggests a genetic predisposition. The involvement of butyrophilin-like 2 (BTNL2) gene (rs2076530 variant) has to be investigated. RESULTS The study performed independent analyses of BTNL2 polymorphism, clinical phenotypes, and outcomes in familial vs. sporadic presentations in 256(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco-induced pulmonary vascular disease is partly driven by endothelial dysfunction. The bioavailability of the potent vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) depends on competition between NO synthase-3 (NOS3) and arginases for their common substrate (L-arginine). We tested the hypothesis whereby tobacco smoking impairs pulmonary endothelial function(More)
BACKGROUND Hereditary Fibrosing Poikiloderma (HFP) with tendon contractures, myopathy and pulmonary fibrosis (POIKTMP [MIM 615704]) is a very recently described entity of syndromic inherited poikiloderma. Previously by using whole exome sequencing in five families, we identified the causative gene, FAM111B (NM_198947.3), the function of which is still(More)
BACKGROUND DLCO is the product of the CO transfer coefficient (KCO) by the "accessible" alveolar volume (VA). In theory, the same DLCO may result from various combinations of KCO and VA values, each of which reflect different injury sites and mechanisms. We sought to determine in this study the potential variability of both VA and KCO for fixed values of(More)
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