Pascal Daguin

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Long-term function of kidney allografts depends on multiple variables, one of which may be the compatibility in size between the graft and the recipient. Here, we assessed the long-term consequences of the ratio of the weight of the kidney to the weight of the recipient (KwRw ratio) in a multicenter cohort of 1189 patients who received a transplant between(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term graft function is the result of multiple parameters, including both immune and non-immune components, which have a beneficial or detrimental potential. Among these, despite its frequency and theoretical interest (expression of "danger signals" in the graft itself), the effects of acute graft pyelonephritis (AGPN) on immediate and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to assess long-term survival of cadaveric second kidney allografts performed in our center and to determine risk factors predictive of long-term graft outcome. METHODS Of 1704 kidney transplantations performed between January 1985 and March 1998, 233 were second grafts. The majority of the recipients were(More)
BACKGROUND We reviewed 843 first cadaver kidney transplants carried out consecutively at our center to examine the effect on long-term graft survival of the duration of delayed graft function (DGF), defined as the time taken for the kidney to attain the threshold of a Cockcroft calculated creatinine clearance (cCCr) > or = 10 ml/min. METHODS Using a(More)
BACKGROUND In kidney transplantation, the use of Anti-Thymocyte Globulins (ATG) as induction therapy has been described as a possible treatment for reducing the prevalence of Delayed Graft Function (DGF). ATG possesses pharmaceutical proprieties that could help control the lesions caused by ischemia reperfusion injury. However, other studies have questioned(More)
Determining early surrogate markers of long-term graft outcome is important for optimal medical management. In order to identify such markers, we used clinical information from a cross-validated French database (Données Informatisées et VAlidées en Transplantation) of 2169 kidney transplant recipients to construct a composite score 1 year after(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Contradictory results are reported concerning the influence of anemia on patient and graft survival after renal transplantation. Assuming that level of renal function and anemia are strongly correlated, posttransplantation anemia (PTA) may have a different impact depending on the stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously shown that a delayed graft function (DGF) longer than 6 days was a crucial threshold for long-term graft outcome. The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation of DGF >or=6 days with brain-dead donor variables, including those related to resuscitation, in a population of 262 consecutive brain-dead donors from 1990 to(More)
The effect of nephronic mass reduction of kidney transplants has not been analyzed specifically in a large cohort. Transplant injuries in cadaver kidney graft may have led to an underestimation of the magnitude of this factor. The aim of this study was to analyze the consequences of kidney mass reduction on transplantation outcome. The weights of 1142(More)
Ganciclovir, which is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, has been shown in rodent models to abolish CMV-mediated chronic cellular damage and endothelial cell proliferation; when associated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), it has been shown to increase its anti-herpes virus activity. This study tested the hypothesis that kidney graft recipients(More)