Fabrice Mihout

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Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an endogenous nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, is accumulated in plasma during chronic kidney disease (CKD). It is considered an independent mortality and cardiovascular risk factor in CKD patients. To test the involvement of ADMA in CKD progression, we investigated the effects of chronic ADMA administration on(More)
Randomized trials of rituximab in primary membranous nephropathy (PMN) have not been conducted. We undertook a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial at 31 French hospitals (NCT01508468). Patients with biopsy-proven PMN and nephrotic syndrome after 6 months of nonimmunosuppressive antiproteinuric treatment (NIAT) were randomly assigned to 6-month therapy(More)
Primary Amyloid Light-chain (AL) amyloidosis is a rare form of plasma cell dyscrasia characterized by tissue deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin light chain. Kidney involvement is the most frequent manifestation, and patients usually present with glomerular disease.We report an exceptional case of bilateral kidney infarcts caused by AL amyloidosis. A(More)
INTRODUCTION Clinical course of membranous nephropathy (MN) is difficult to predict. Measurement of circulating anti-PLA2R autoantibodies (PLA2R-Ab) and detection in immune deposits of PLA2R antigen (PLA2R-Ag) are major advances in disease understanding. We evaluated the clinical significance of these biomarkers. METHODS In this 14-year retrospective(More)
In chronic kidney disease patients, inexorable renal function decline is reduced by renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers. ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers decrease blood pressure and proteinuria. Guidelines recommend a reduction of blood pressure to less than 130/80 mmHg and urinary protein excretion below 0.5 g/d. The combined use of a(More)
Fanconi-Bickel syndrome is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder caused by mutations in the SLC2A2 gene coding for the glucose transporter protein 2 (GLUT2). Major manifestations include hepatomegaly, glucose intolerance, post-prandial hypoglycaemia and renal disease that usually presents as proximal tubular acidosis associated with proximal tubule(More)
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