Nadia Chbinou

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Our objective was to test the hypothesis that endothelial selectins, P and E selectins, are necessary for leukocyte migration after muscle injury from unloading/reloading. Mice hindlimbs were suspended for 10 days followed by reloading periods of 6 or 24 h after which the soleus muscle was dissected. Light microscopic observations showed that macrophages,(More)
BACKGROUND Abnormal mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease plays a critical role in vascular calcification and arterial stiffness. The impact of presently used dialysis calcium concentration (D(Ca)) on arterial stiffness and aortic pressure waveform has never been studied. The aim of the present study is to evaluate, in haemodialysis (HD) patients,(More)
The endothelin-1 (ET-1) system has been implicated in cardiovascular disease associated with chronic renal failure. We investigated the expression and localization of ET-1 and the ET(B) and ET(A) receptors in vascular and renal tissues of uremic hypertensive rats. Uremia was induced by renal artery branches ligation. At week 6, blood and renal parameters,(More)
Although impaired wound healing associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus has been well studied in skin tissue, the influence of this metabolic disorder on tendon healing and recovery has not been extensively investigated. Because tendons are known to have limited repair potential, we studied the tendon-healing process by using a diabetic rat tendonitis(More)
BACKGROUND The creation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been shown to have adverse effects on their central pulse wave profile suggesting a likely increase in arterial stiffness. The aim of the present study was to directly evaluate the effect of AVF on arterial stiffness. Method. Thirty-one stage-5(More)
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