Francois Berthoux

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IgA nephropathy is the most common glomerular disease worldwide, yet there is no international consensus for its pathological or clinical classification. Here a new classification for IgA nephropathy is presented by an international consensus working group. The goal of this new system was to identify specific pathological features that more accurately(More)
To clarify the risk factors for chronic renal failure in idiopathic IgA glomerulonephritis (IgA-GN), we performed a dual study on 282 patients using both standard univariate statistical methods and the multivariate regression model of Cox. During a follow-up ranging from 1 to 36 years, with a mean of 8 years, 18% of the patients (50/282) had gone into(More)
Pathological classifications in current use for the assessment of glomerular disease have been typically opinion-based and built on the expert assumptions of renal pathologists about lesions historically thought to be relevant to prognosis. Here we develop a unique approach for the pathological classification of a glomerular disease, IgA nephropathy, in(More)
Experimental evidence suggests a role for obesity in the formation and progression of some glomerular lesions, but data for human glomerulonephritis are lacking. In a cohort of 162 incident patients with biopsy-proven immunoglobulin A (IgA) nephropathy, we assessed whether the presence of an elevated body mass index (BMI >/= 25 kg/m(2)) at the time of the(More)
To study the predictive value of biopsy lesions in IgA nephropathy in a range of patient ages we retrospectively analyzed the cohort that was used to derive a new classification system for IgA nephropathy. A total of 206 adults and 59 children with proteinuria over 0.5 g/24 h/1.73 m(2) and an eGFR of stage-3 or better were followed for a median of 69(More)
INTRODUCTION A previous trial in renal transplantation comparing sirolimus (rapamycin) to cyclosporine (CsA) in a triple-drug therapy regimen with azathioprine and corticosteroids found that the incidence of acute rejection was similar (approximately 40%) with a trend for better renal function with sirolimus. METHODS In 14 European centers, first(More)
We performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the most common form of glomerulonephritis, with discovery and follow-up in 20,612 individuals of European and East Asian ancestry. We identified six new genome-wide significant associations, four in ITGAM-ITGAX, VAV3 and CARD9 and two new independent signals at HLA-DQB1 and(More)
BACKGROUND In clinical trials, comparison of renal graft function needs a rigorous determination of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). Since reference methods to measure GFR cannot be easily implemented, a number of tests predicting GFR are usually used. However, little is known about their validity in renal transplant patients. We aimed to compare the(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)