Ludovic Drouet

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Expert oral anticoagulation management is the key to good outcomes and is performed variably in different health care systems throughout the world. We set out to assess the quality of anticoagulation management in five countries in patients receiving vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for stroke prophylaxis in chronic non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), and(More)
Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) accumulate in patients with impaired renal function. As this accumulation depends on heparin chain length and subsequent reticulo-endothelial/renal elimination, LMWHs might have different pharmacodynamic profiles. The primary objective was to examine if any accumulation effect of two LMWHs, enoxaparin and tinzaparin,(More)
Elevated plasma serotonin is associated with primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). To test whether this elevation could be related to platelet activation, the 2 pools of blood serotonin (platelets and plasma) and plasma 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) as well as markers of platelet activation (alpha(IIb)beta(3), CD36, P-selectin, and CD63 membrane(More)
PURPOSE Pulmonary hypertension can occur in patients who have disorders associated with altered platelet serotonin storage, including collagen vascular disease and platelet storage pool disease. We tested the hypothesis that primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) may be also associated with impaired handling of serotonin by platelets, resulting in increased(More)
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a complex disease that has a major genetic component of risk. To identify genetic factors that may modify the risk of VTE, we conducted a genome-wide association study by analyzing approximately 317 000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 453 VTE cases and 1327 controls. Only 3 SNPs located in the FV and ABO blood group(More)
Aspirin-induced cyclooxygenase (COX)-1 acetylation is irreversible and it is assumed that the platelet thromboxane-A2 aggregation pathway is inhibited for at least 24 hours (h) after aspirin ingestion. However, time course of biological efficacy of daily low-dose aspirin has rarely been assessed in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Paracetamol (acetaminophen) has occasionally been reported to interact with warfarin. The primary end-point of this study was to investigate whether paracetamol initiation potentiates the anticoagulant effect of warfarin and the mechanism of the interaction. DESIGN AND METHODS In a double-blind placebo-controlled, randomized,(More)
OBJECTIVE In 1940 Kasabach and Merritt described an infant with a vascular anomaly, extensive purpura, and thrombocytopenia; they called his lesion "capillary hemangioma." Hemangioma is a benign tumor that grows in infancy and is characterized by proliferation of endothelial cells and regression during childhood. Although Kasabach-Merritt syndrome (KMS) is(More)
OBJECTIVE Genetic differences in immune responses may affect susceptibility to and outcome of septic shock. CD14 seems to be an important part of the innate immune system, initiating antimicrobial response. We evaluated the frequency of a recently discovered CD14 promoter gene polymorphism (C to T transition at base pair -159) among patients with septic(More)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The relation of MetS with early stages of atherosclerosis, more important from a prevention perspective, has not been evaluated extensively. We examined the association of MetS, using WHO and NCEP definitions, with number of carotid and femoral plaques; carotid(More)