François Madore

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UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE, DESIGN AND PATIENTS: The risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with hydroxyethyl starch may be limited to higher molecular weight agents. We retrospectively evaluated the risk of AKI using pentastarch 10% (250 kDa, 0.45) in a random cohort of 563 patients operated for a cardiac surgery at a university hospital. MEASURES We(More)
Despite the prevalent use of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO), anemia is a frequent finding in hemodialysis patients. The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of anemia on patient survival and characterize the determinants of hematopoiesis that may be amenable to therapeutic manipulation to enhance rhEPO responsiveness and reduce death(More)
AIMS The evolution of diabetic nephropathy is incompletely accounted by current clinical tools. New biomarkers may refine patient assessment and help monitor therapy. We compared the added predictive value of 7 candidate inflammatory urinary biomarkers to known risk factors of progression. METHODS We prospectively followed 83 patients with overt diabetic(More)
A positive association between nephrolithiasis and blood pressure has been suggested in previous studies. However, controversy remains, due to methodological problems in some of the previous studies and absence of prospective data. We evaluated the relationship between nephrolithiasis and the risk of hypertension in a cohort of 51,529 men followed(More)
The authors developed a simplified description of the segmental anatomy of the liver on the basis of the Couinaud nomenclature. This approach was demonstrated with normal in vivo sonographic images and livers dissected in corresponding planes. The branches of the portal vein, which lead to the center of individual segments, are used as key landmarks in the(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) is a powerful vasoactive agent that contributes to the regulation of blood pressure (BP). However, the role of NO in uremic patients and during the course of hemodialysis is still debated. Blood L-arginine concentrations and exhaled NO concentrations were measured in 22 healthy controls and in 22 hemodialysis patients before and after(More)
BACKGROUND Reliable biomarkers are needed to identify patients with glomerular disease at risk of progression. Transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) and monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1) play key roles in promoting renal tissue injury. Whether their urinary measurement adds value to current predictors of progression is uncertain. METHODS We(More)
Intradialytic hypotension remains a frequent complication of dialysis, occurring in up to 33% of patients. We tested a fully integrated biofeedback system (the Hemocontrol system) that monitors and regulates blood volume contraction during hemodialysis. Seven hypotension prone patients were selected for the study. We conducted a prospective crossover study(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the success and complication rates of oral anticoagulation obtained in large, well controlled trials, upon which recommendations are based, are comparable with routine cardiology practice. DESIGN An observational, prospective cohort study collected data on all patients followed at an anticoagulant clinic over one calendar(More)