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  • M Lacombe
  • 1995
A retrospective study of the patients operated on for renal artery aneurysm by a single surgeon during a 30-year period was undertaken. The author's experience amounts to 123 patients of whom 74 were females (60%) and 49 males (40%). The average age of the patients was 42.8 years. Preoperative investigations included usual tests of renal function,(More)
We describe the first clinical trial of OKT3, a monoclonal anti-T-cell antibody, for prevention of kidney transplant rejection. 13 patients receiving a first cadaveric kidney transplant were randomly assigned to conventional treatment with azathioprine and high-dose steroids (7 patients) or to treatment with daily injection of OKT3 alone (6 patients). The(More)
Fifty-five recipients of first cadaveric renal allografts were randomly assigned to three treatment groups in order to compare the safety and efficacy of a mouse antihuman T cell monoclonal antibody (OKT3) given prophylactically for a one-month period. This long period of administration was made possible by concomitant administration of azathioprine. The(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of surgical reconstruction of the renal artery after complicated or failed percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA). METHODS This was a retrospective study of 45 consecutive patients who were referred to our centers for surgical renal artery reconstruction after(More)
In a group of azathioprine-treated patients whose renal allografts functioned immediately, 53 received prophylactic steroid treatment while 54 were given steroids only at the onset of the first renal failure. Three types of renal failure were identified, and their distribution in the patient groups was different, but the incidence of both reversible and(More)
  • M Lacombe
  • 2011
OBJECTIVES The aim of this retrospective study was to report the author's experience of the surgical treatment of renovascular hypertension in children and to define the role of surgery in its treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS This series includes 85 patients (50 girls, 35 boys), 28 months to 18 years of age (mean: 10.3) operated on from 1970 to 2005. All(More)
In Montreal the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was seen in eight Haitian immigrants and one Caucasian woman who had lived with Haitian immigrants for 3 years before the onset of her illness. AIDS was characterized by opportunistic infections alone in seven patients, by opportunistic infection and Kaposi's sarcoma in one patient and by chronic(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the results of surgical treatment in a series of patients who underwent operation for isolated spontaneous dissection of the renal artery. The feasibility of renal artery reconstruction is emphasized. METHODS During a 21-year period (1978-1998), 22 patients (17 men, 5 women) with spontaneous dissection of the(More)
Interstitial pneumonia (IP) is a frequent and serious complication of bone marrow transplantation with a median time of onset about 2 months posttransplant. Most cases result either from toxicity of radiation and chemotherapy or from infection with pathogens such as cytomegalovirus. Described are two patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report our experience of surgical treatment of aortoiliac aneurysms in kidney transplant patients, to describe technical problems of this surgery, to evaluate its long-term outcome, and to discuss the place of endovascular repair. METHODS Eighteen patients who had undergone renal transplantation 3 months to 23(More)