Monique Bret

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The present study was designed in order to evaluate the response rate and the toxicity of continuous infusion of Interleukin 2 (IL2) in patients over 65 with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Twenty-five patients, median age 69 (range 65-77), without any prior systemic anticancer therapy received a continuous infusion of IL2 at a dose of 18 x 10(6) iu m-2(More)
The nutritional status of 90 hospital surgical patients was evaluated on admission by simple, easily measured anthropometric and biological indexes. The results indicated that many patients were admitted with malnutrition, the degree of which varied according to the indices utilized. Anthropometric measurements showed that 29 to 35% of the patients had(More)
In France, most of the kidney grafts are obtained from brain dead organ donors. Brain death induces numerous changes, especially in haemodynamic status, requiring the infusion of large volumes of fluid. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) on the organ donors and the kidney graft function in recipients. We compared(More)
We conducted a Phase II trial using an intensive regimen combining interleukin-2 (IL2), interferon-alfa-2b (IFN), and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells. The aim of this study was to evaluate the toxicity and the efficacy of this combination in selected patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Thirty-one assessable patients were treated with at(More)
Coupled plasma filtration adsorption (CPFA) is a new technology proposed for septic shock, removing both pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators. We report the first use of CPFA in France. The patient was 80-years-old and was admitted to the intensive care unit because of septic shock from urinary source. Besides conventional septic shock treatment, four(More)
Like interferon-alpha, interleukin 2 (IL2) is active on metastatic kidney cancers, which are regarded as chemoresistant tumors. Out of 20 to 30% objective responses, 5 to 10% complete remissions are reported with various IL2 delivery schedules. The considerable toxicity is well mastered at present, thus allowing treatment in non-intensive care departments,(More)
 We describe a 17-year-old patient with a documented history of Crohn's disease (CD) and of minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) in whom a diagnosis of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) was made. The diagnosis of ALL was established by morphological examination of bone-marrow aspirates and confirmed by means of immunophenotypic analysis showing(More)
The purpose of this work was to study the hemodynamic effects of a pituitary extract (Post-Hypophyse, Choay, EPH) and of lysine vasopressin (Diapid, Sandoz, VP). Cardiac, pulmonary and liver hemodynamics were measured in 50 cirrhotic patients before and during intravenous infusion (0.45 IU/kg/h) of EPH (24 patients) or VP (26 patients). EPH and VP did not(More)