Dominique Israël-Biet

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The respective abundance of circulating endothelial cells and endothelial progenitor cells may reflect the balance between vascular injury and repair. As pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) can share features of pulmonary remodelling, we postulated that the two disorders might be associated with(More)
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue-derived (MALT) lymphoma, a low grade B-cell extranodal lymphoma, is the most frequent subset of primary pulmonary lymphoma. Our objective was to evaluate the initial extent of disease and to analyse the characteristics and long-term outcome of these patients. All chest and pathological departments of teaching hospitals in(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) contributes to the progression of HIV disease but, so far, the mechanism involved is not clear. Several cytokines accumulating in vivo at the site of mycobacterial infection up-regulate HIV expression in vitro. In this study, we assessed the role of pleural fluids recovered from seronegative patients with TB on HIV replication in acutely(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital heart disease can be complicated by pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the reversibility of which is often difficult to predict. We recently reported a lung biopsy study showing impaired apoptotic regulation of endothelial cells in irreversible PAH. The objective of the present study was to identify noninvasive biomarkers of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the cellular and histologic basis of irreversible pulmonary hypertension (PHT) in the clinical setting of congenital heart disease (CHD). BACKGROUND Although many children with CHD develop pulmonary vascular disease, it is unclear why this complication is reversible after complete repair in some cases but(More)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), the etiopathogeny of which is still unknown, is the most frequent and severe of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. It progressively leads, sometimes more acutely when exacerbations occur, to a restrictive respiratory insufficiency. Its prognosis is very dark with a median survival of 3-5 years. No treatment so far has(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lung macrophages are critically involved in respiratory diseases. This study assessed the effects of the PDE4 inhibitor roflumilast and its active metabolite, roflumilast N-oxide on the release of a range of chemokines (CCL2, 3, 4, CXCL1, 8, 10) and of TNF-α, from human lung macrophages, stimulated with bacterial lipopolysaccharide(More)
The IgE synthesis is tightly controlled by a complex network of T and B cells. Because human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease associates T cell activation and depletion, polyclonal B cell activation, atopic symptoms, drug hypersensitivity, and autoimmune activity, we have evaluated IgE, as well as IgA, IgG, and IgM, in 315 HIV-seropositive individuals(More)
We have assessed the diagnostic value of site-directed bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and combined transbronchial biopsy (TBB) in 29 HIV-infected patients with localized pneumonia, in whom a previous BAL was nondiagnostic and in whom improvement did not occur with empiric antibiotic therapy. All patients but three had a CD4 cell count < 100/microliters. A(More)
BACKGROUND Sirolimus, a promising new immunosuppressive drug for organ transplantation, is currently associated with side effects, such as thrombocytopenia and hyperlipidemia. METHODS Eight renal transplant recipients, who developed unexplained interstitial pneumonitis during sirolimus therapy, were extensively re-screened for all causes of pneumonitis.(More)