Elisabeth Cassuto

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Atypical hemolytic and uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a severe disease strongly associated with genetic abnormalities in the complement alternative pathway. In renal posttransplantation, few data are available on recurrence risk and graft outcome according to genetic background in aHUS patients. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for recurrence(More)
There is increasing interest in tacrolimus-minimization regimens. ASSET was an open-label, randomized, 12-month study of everolimus plus tacrolimus in de-novo renal-transplant recipients. Everolimus trough targets were 3-8 ng/ml throughout the study. Tacrolimus trough targets were 4-7 ng/ml during the first 3 months and 1.5-3 ng/ml (n = 107) or 4-7 ng/ml (n(More)
BACKGROUND To define the role of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors in kidney transplantation, we compared efficacy and safety of two immunosuppressive regimens-a calcineurin inhibitor-free regimen with depletive induction versus a calcineurin inhibitor-based regimen. METHODS De novo renal allograft recipients were randomized before transplantation(More)
Ciliopathies are a large group of clinically and genetically heterogeneous disorders caused by defects in primary cilia. Here we identified mutations in TRAF3IP1 (TNF Receptor-Associated Factor Interacting Protein 1) in eight patients from five families with nephronophthisis (NPH) and retinal degeneration, two of the most common manifestations of(More)
BACKGROUND Infections of renal grafts with Candida species can induce life-threatening complications in the recipient. METHODS A 9-year retrospective study involving all of the transplant centers in France was designed to determine the incidence, origin, characteristics, and outcome of graft-site candidiasis that occurred after kidney transplantation.(More)
BACKGROUND There have been few prospective studies on the natural history of nonadherence (NA) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) over time. The objective of this study was to prospectively evaluate the rate of and risk factors for NA in a French cohort of KTRs. METHOD A total of 312 KTRs from eight French transplantation centers were included in this(More)
Immediate or early use of proliferation signal inhibitor (PSI)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor therapy can avoid high exposure to calcineurin inhibitors but concerns exist relating to the risk of delayed graft function (DGF) and impaired wound healing with the mTOR sirolimus. CALLISTO was a 12-month, prospective, multicenter, open-label(More)
We report a case of longitudinal tibial fracture as the first manifestation of bone insufficiency in a 50-year-old patient who had received a renal transplant 12 years earlier. The epidemiological, clinical, and imaging features of these fractures are reviewed. Bone loss occurs in the long term in about half of renal transplant recipients. The main causes(More)
We report two renal transplant patients who experienced onset of severe bilateral knee pain 1 and 3 months after transplantation, respectively, while on tacrolimus therapy. Tacrolimus, like cyclosporine A, is an immunosuppressive agent that inactivates the enzyme calcineurin phosphatase. A bone pain syndrome was reported in 1989 in organ transplant(More)