Jean-Luc Carré

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BACKGROUND Acid-base derangements can be interpreted using the Stewart-Fencl approach, which includes calculation of the apparent strong ion difference (SID(app)), the effective SID (SID(eff)), and the strong ion gap (SIG). These calculations require the measurement of several variables. We hypothesized that the SID and SIG calculated by different analyzers(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological studies have established that a low serum concentration of carotenoids was associated with risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). The aim of this study was to determine carotenoid levels in serum and in different lipoprotein fractions in patients diagnosed for ARMD and in matched control group. METHOD Thirty-four ARMD(More)
OBJECTIVE The etiology of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is poorly understood. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease have been thought to be associated with ARMD. Our purpose was to measure the concentration of atherogenic apolipoproteins (apo) and lipoparticles in serum from ARMD patients. METHODS We analyzed lipids, lipoparticles and(More)
BACKGROUND Acute renal dysfunction (ARD) is common after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). CPB results in a sudden systemic inflammatory response. Systemic and local pro-inflammatory cytokines synthesis has been linked with sub-clinical renal injury, especially tubular lesions. Therefore, we sought to assess the systemic synthesis(More)
Glioblastoma (GB) is a highly infiltrative tumor recurring in 90% of cases within a few centimeters of the resection cavity, even in cases of complete tumor resection and adjuvant chemo/radiotherapy. This observation highlights the importance of understanding this special zone of brain tissue surrounding the tumor. It is becoming clear that the(More)
Using an ex vivo skin-nerve preparation, skin and nerve cells were reconstituted into a single unit and maintained in a nutrient medium bath until required experimentally. Our objective was to use the epidermis as a relay for the induction of an electric current to the neurons following the topical application of capsaicin on the skin epidermis of the skin(More)
Double and triple immunocytochemistry with stage-specific markers and specific antireceptor antibodies was used to study expression of nuclear thyroid hormone receptor (TR) isoforms in cultured mouse oligodendrocytes. To evaluate the coexpression of each TR isoform, antibodies were raised in rabbits and mice against specific regions of alpha1-TR and(More)
The Long Evans shaker (les) rat is a myelin basic protein (MBP) mutant that exhibits severe central nervous system (CNS) dysmyelination. We used a combination of immunohistochemistry, immunoblot and Northern blot analyses to determine the effect of MBP deficits on the expression of other CNS myelin genes in this mutant. Immunohistochemistry revealed a(More)
BACKGROUND Besides their effects on atherogenesis, lipids and lipoproteins could contribute to the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This association has been investigated in a few studies with conflicting results. METHODS Plasma levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, apolipoprotein A-I and apolipoprotein(More)
Cutaneous neurogenic inflammation (CNI) is frequently associated with skin disorders. CNI is not limited to the retrograde signalling of nociceptive sensory nerve endings but can instead be regarded as a multicellular phenomenon. Thus, soluble mediators participating in communication among sensory nerves, skin and immune cells are key components of CNI.(More)