Olivier Cointault

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BACKGROUND Kidney transplantation increases the chances for pregnancy and live birth for women with end-stage kidney disease. The aims of this study were to describe the outcomes of pregnancies in women with a kidney transplant and to evaluate the impact on anti-human leucocyte antigen (HLA) alloimmunization. METHODS We analysed 61 pregnancies that(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment with trisodium citrate provides an effective means of regional anticoagulation during continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). We evaluated the efficacy, safety and cost of a regional citrate anticoagulation protocol using commercial solutions in 17 critically ill patients treated with continuous venovenous haemodiafiltration(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive fungal infection (IFI) following liver transplant is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Antifungal prophylaxis is rational for liver transplant patients at high IFI risk. METHODS In this open-label, noninferiority study, patients were randomized 1:1 to receive intravenous micafungin 100 mg or center-specific standard(More)
INTRODUCTION Cystatin C could be a relevant residual glomerular filtration rate marker during hemodialysis (HD), and a high cytokine plasma (p) rate is associated with an increase in mortality during sepsis. To the best of our knowledge, cytokines and cystatin C kinetics during and after HD during sepsis have never been studied. In this study, we described(More)
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are one of the main adverse events in patients treated by mycophenolic acid (MPA). The aim of our prospective questionnaire-based study was to assess GI side-effects in de novo renal-transplant patients receiving either mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (EC-MPS). METHODS Between(More)
BACKGROUND Intensive care unit (ICU) patients require dialysis catheters (DCs) for renal replacement therapy (RRT). They carry a high risk of developing end-stage renal disease, and therefore their vascular access must be preserved. Guidewire exchange (GWE) is often used to avoid venipuncture insertion (VPI) at a new site. However, the impact of GWE on(More)
another rickettsia phylogenetically similar to R. felis has been detected in P. irritans fl eas in Hungary (10). Reports attributing substantial numbers of acute febrile illnesses to fl eaborne rickettsiosis caused by R. felis in Senegal and Kenya (3,4) place fl eaborne rickettsiosis among emerging diseases with the potential for adverse public health(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease is a common complication after liver transplantation. However, few reports regarding kidney histology exist for this setting. METHODS Inulin clearance was measured and a kidney biopsy was performed in 99 patients at 60 ± 48 months after liver transplantation. Kidney biopsies were scored according to the Banff(More)