Judith Levasseur

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In this study the transplantation group of La Pitié Hospital, Paris, review heart-lung transplantation on the basis of data from the literature and of their own experience. Successively, the history, indications, pre-operative evaluation, donor selection, operative procedure with its immediate, mid-term and late complications, as well as treatment and(More)
A cohort of postmenopausal osteoporotic females and controls with normal bone mineral density, the interleukin 6 (IL6) −634G > C (rs1800796) C allele of the promoter region showed association with osteoporosis. The lipoprotein receptor-related protein 5 (LRP5) gene showed association between C135242T C/T alleles and osteoporosis only in smokers, suggesting(More)
BACKGROUND At our institution, the total artificial heart (TAH) Jarvik-7 (CardioWest) has been used since 1986 as a bridge to transplantation for the most severely ill patients with terminal congestive heart failure. METHODS Between 1986 and 2001, 127 patients (108 males, mean age 38 +/- 13) were bridged to transplantation with the Jarvik-7 TAH. All were(More)
INTRODUCTION We sought to report the usefulness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in heart transplant patients. PATIENTS Between March 2002 and August 2004, 14 heart transplant patients (11 men and three women, 36 +/- 15 years old, range = 12 to 50) with primary graft failure underwent peripheral ECMO implantation. Three patients had pulmonary(More)
This study describes the infectious complications in 68 heart-lung transplant patients. We focused interest on early post-transplant infections so called nosocomial pulmonary infections, their exacerbating cofactors their clinical expression, and elements of diagnosis and treatment. Furthermore we describe the principal infections seen during long-term(More)
Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias are common after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and may have deleterious hemodynamic consequences. To determine if acebutolol, a cardioselective beta-blocking drug, prevents such tachyarrhythmias after CABG, 100 consecutive patients, aged 30 to 77 years (mean +/- standard deviation 53 +/- 9), were entered into(More)
From January 1978 to December 1988, 71 patients underwent surgical intervention at our institution for prosthetic valve endocarditis with ring abscesses. These procedures involved 59 aortic prostheses and 12 mitral prostheses. No causative agent could be identified in 19 patients (26.7%). The operation was performed during antibiotic therapy in 63 patients(More)
At La Pitié Hospital, 1,184 patients underwent cardiac transplantation for end-stage cardiac disease (1,122 orthotopic and 62 heterotopic) between April 1968-November 1998. Since April 1986, 140 patients have been supported using several different mechanical assist devices as a bridge to transplantation. Twenty-four retransplantations (2.2%) were performed(More)