J-M. Descamps

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Early graft dysfunction after liver transplantation (OLT) is often difficult to assess when only based on liver enzymes levels and bile production. High lactate level was evaluated as a marker of poor graft function. In 29 pts undergoing OLT simultaneous measurement (mes) of blood lactate levels, mVO2 (indirect calorimetry-Deltatrac", Datex), DO2(More)
Charged-hadron transverse-momentum and pseudorapidity distributions in proton-proton collisions at square root of s = 7  TeV are measured with the inner tracking system of the CMS detector at the LHC. The charged-hadron yield is obtained by counting the number of reconstructed hits, hit pairs, and fully reconstructed charged-particle tracks. The combination(More)
PURPOSE Patients with systemic rheumatic diseases are rarely admitted in intensive care units and very few studies focusing on the prognosis of those patients have been published. METHODS Retrospective study over seven years in two intensive care units. RESULTS Among 33 patients with systemic disease diagnosed 90 +/- 133 months before admission in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate safety-engineered devices (SEDs) with respect to their effectiveness in preventing needlestick injuries (NSIs) in healthcare settings and their importance among other preventive measures. DESIGN Multicenter prospective survey with a 1-year follow-up period during which all incident NSIs and their circumstances were reported. Data(More)
SmithKline Beecham Biologicals produces two vaccines against hepatitis: hepatitis B (Engerix-B) introduced in 1986 and hepatitis A (Havrix) introduced in 1991. Using these two examples, we demonstrate the long and gradual transition process towards an in vitro release test for potency and a significant decrease in the number of animals needed for vaccine(More)
We report the cases of two renal transplant recipients suffering from idopathic portal hypertension, a condition characterised by increased portal venous pressure in the absence of both histological lesion of the liver and obstruction of the portal vein. In these two patients, perisnusoidal fibrosis, invisible by light microscopy, was demonstrated by(More)
When applied as 0.1% or 0.5% eye drops 9 times a day at hourly intervals, BVDU [(E)-5-(2-bromovinyl)-2′-deoxy-uridine] did not retard the regeneration of rabbit corneal epithelium. Nor did it exert any toxic effects on the cells. Likewise, IDU (5-iodo-2′-deoxyuridine) 0.1% eye drops did not significantly reduce the rate of epithelium wound closure. However,(More)
The influence of horse antihuman thymocyte globulin (ATG) on renal allograft survival was assayed between March 1977 and August 1978. Fifty consecutive patients were randomly assigned to the treatment or the control group. Patients in both groups received azathioprine and prednisolone. ATG was added in the experimental group. The daily dosage was such as to(More)
Hypophosphataemia is a common finding among kidney transplanted patients [1,2]. In a previous study in kidney transplanted children with plasma creatinine below 1.1mg/dl, we demonstrated [3] a negative correlation between plasma phosphorus and 1 alpha, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3), the renal hormonal form of vitamin D. No such correlation was(More)