Marie Claude Faugere

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To examine the local actions of IGF signaling in skeletal tissue in a physiological context, we have used Cre-mediated recombination to disrupt selectively in mouse osteoblasts the gene encoding the type 1 IGF receptor (Igf1r). Mice carrying this bone-specific mutation were of normal size and weight but, in comparison with normal siblings, demonstrated a(More)
Renal transplant recipients are at risk of developing bone abnormalities that result in bone loss and bone fractures. These are related to underlying renal osteodystrophy, hypophosphatemia, and immunosuppressive treatment regimen. Although bisphosphonates are useful in ameliorating bone mineral loss after transplantation, it is not known whether their use(More)
The effects of calcitriol on histomorphometric parameters of bone structure, formation, and resorption were evaluated in 21 normal or oophorectomized rats. Twelve rats were oophorectomized; six of these received daily subcutaneous injections of 135 pmol of calcitriol for 14 wk starting 38 wk after oophorectomy. Nine rats were sham operated; five of these(More)
Aluminium toxicity occurred in two infants with congenital uraemia who had never received phosphate binders or other aluminium-containing agents or intravenous fluids. One patient was treated by peritoneal dialysis from the age of two weeks and died at three months after the sudden onset of neurological symptoms; the other died after one month of(More)
Predictive value of plasma levels of bone Gla-protein (BGP) for bone histology was evaluated in 30 chronically dialyzed patients. All patients underwent bone biopsies and serum biochemical parameters, including BGP, parathyroid hormone, and alkaline phosphatase; calcium and phosphate were measured at the time of biopsy. Bone histology showed renal(More)
This study represents the first randomized prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the efficacy of 1,25(OH)2D3 on bone histology and serum biochemistry in patients with mild to moderate renal failure. Sixteen patients with chronic renal impairment (creatinine clearance 20 to 59 ml per min) received either 1,25(OH)2D3, at a dose of 0.25 to 0.5(More)
We report a patient on maintenance dialysis with oxalosis and radiographical signs typical of hyperparathyroid bone disease in patients with end-stage renal insufficiency. The patient underwent a subtotal parathyroidectomy. Because his bone pain worsened during long-term dialytic therapy, a bone biopsy was performed and revealed crystalline deposits in(More)
We have developed a lyophilized bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) delivery device that can be formulated to control release over 2 to 8 weeks. Bioerodible poly (d,l lactide-co-glycolide) particles loaded with 90 micrograms recombinant human BMP-2 were suspended in either carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) or methylcellulose (MC) implants. Plain CMC and MC implants(More)