Hélène Leray-Moragués

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Expression of bone proteins resulting from transdifferentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells into osteoblasts suggests that vascular calcifications are a bioactive process. Regulating molecules such as osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand (RANKL) could play a key role in bone-vascular calcification imbalance. This study(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoprotegerin (OPG) and fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF23) are recognized as strong risk factors of vascular calcifications in non dialysis chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between FGF23, OPG, and coronary artery calcifications (CAC) in this population and to attempt(More)
Dialysis-related pathology (DRP) observed in long-term haemodialysis patients is increasingly reported. Among DRP manifestations, cardiovascular disease is the most frequent, being the first cause of mortality in haemodialysis patients. Alterations in lipid metabolism and oxidative stress are recognised as major risk factors that could be prevented or(More)
BACKGROUND Vascular access, a vital tool for end-stage renal disease patients, remains a weak component of extracorporeal renal replacement therapy (RRT) and the first cause of morbidity. Permanent catheters proposed as an alternative to permanent AV fistulae are associated with a significant risk of infection. A subcutaneously implantable chamber connected(More)
BACKGROUND Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) and to a lesser extent prohormone proBNP are recognized as biochemical markers of left ventricular dysfunction. In renal failure, interpretation of natriuretic peptide remains unclear, as natriuretic peptide levels may be not only be dependent on cardiac function and dimensions but(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoprotegerin (OPG), sclerostin and DKK1 constitute opposite bone turnover inhibitors, OPG inhibiting osteoclastogenesis while sclerostin and DKK1 exerting their inhibitory effects on osteoblastogenesis. Both proteins have been recognized as strong risk factors of vascular calcifications in non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (ND-CKD) patients.(More)
Whole-blood viscosity is increasingly being recognized as a factor implicated in the vascular disease progression in high-risk chronic kidney disease patients. Intermittent hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration sessions, characterized by rapid volume changes and anemia correction by erythropoietin stimulating agents, are favorable conditions for enhancing(More)
Despite several technical advances in dialysis treatment modalities and a better patient care management including correction of anemia, suppression of secondary hyperparathyroidism, lipid and oxidative stress profiles improvement, the morbidity and the mortality of dialysis patients still remain still elevated. Recent prospective interventional trials in(More)
economical way of producing an on-line pharmaceutUltrafiltration (UF ) is a membrane filtration process ical grade solution (sterile and non-pyrogenic) used based on a molecular sieving exclusion [1]. The use of for substitution fluid. In this case, UF acts as a ‘cold UF in renal replacement therapy (RRT) has been sterilizing’ process. (ii) The enhanced(More)
In the setting of cardiorenal syndrome(s) (CRS), the main pathophysiological triggers of renal disease progression include increases in renal venous pressure, maladaptive activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS) and the sympathetic nervous systems, and a chronic inflammatory state. In acute decompensated heart failure (HF)/type 1 CRS,(More)