Patrick Triadou

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Plasmid-free strains of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis induce aggregation of human platelets in vitro. It appears that this phenomenon is mediated by invasin (Inv), a 103-kDa outer membrane protein that permits bacteria to penetrate mammalian cells, since (i) an isogenic inv-deficient mutant failed to aggregate platelets compared with the parental strain; (ii)(More)
We have investigated the effect on human platelet aggregation of native dermatan sulfate (DS) and three oversulfated DS derivatives with different sulfur contents, and compared it with that of unfractionated heparin. An inhibitory effect on collagen-induced platelet aggregation was observed only with unfractionated heparin at high concentrations, whereas no(More)
Haematological features of 64 patients suffering from non operable cyanotic congenital heart disease (CCHD) treated with hydroxyurea (HU) were compared with those of 43 patients suffering from the same disorder who had not yet received this drug. Patients with subclinical renal dysfunction were excluded by measuring plasma creatinine levels. MCV and HbF(More)
Platelet function was investigated in 37 patients with sickle cell disease during steady state. The measurement of platelet aggregation in whole blood, demonstrating interaction of sickle cells and platelets, showed increased activity in patients compared to controls. In contrast, by classical platelet aggregation in platelet-rich plasma (PRP) we observed(More)
To define an iron overload index independent of liver cell damage, the mean annual levels of alanine aspartate transaminase (ALAT) and serum ferritin and their ratios were determined. Ferritin/ALAT ratio values were compared between two groups of patients with acute or chronic hepatitis without iron overload, and one group of thalassaemic patients with iron(More)
At present the treatment of thalassaemia major consists of regular blood transfusions coupled with chelation therapy using deferoxamine. A complementary approach to the problem is the use of blood units enriched with young red cells (neocytes), which reduce the transfusional frequency and thereby diminish the risk of iron overload. Young red cell units were(More)
An increased bleeding time and a prolonged APTT (activated partial thromboplastin time) observed in a 48-year-old woman led to the discovery of SLE confirmed by immunological tests. Platelet function and analysis of membrane glycoproteins revealed an isolated impaired collagen induced platelet aggregation and allowed the detection of autoantibodies directed(More)