Paul Kinnaert

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The effect of a standard laparatomy on antibody synthesis was studied in Wistar R/A rats recieving an intravenous injection of 10(9) sheep red blood cells (SRBC) during the surgical procedure. Anti-SRBC antibody titres were significantly higher in operated animals than in controls. When SRBC were given 2 hr after the surgical procedure, stimulation of(More)
The aim of the present retrospective study was to uncover the factor(s) responsible for the poor outcome of cadaver kidney grafts from female donors in male recipients. The 741 transplantations performed at our center from August 1983 to September 1997 were distributed into four groups according to recipient and donor gender: female donor to female(More)
High levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-2, and gamma-interferon appeared in the circulation of kidney transplant recipients after the first injection of the monoclonal antibody OKT3. This initial injection was systematically followed by fever. The three cytokines were released in all patients (n = 9), with peak serum levels of tumor necrosis(More)
Intact parathormone (inPTH) has a short half-life. Its blood level on the first day after total parathyroidectomy and subcutaneous parathyroid implantation (PTX + G) should therefore allow an early diagnosis of missed residual parathyroid tissue. We tested this hypothesis in 72 uremic patients who were followed for 6 to 110 months after operation. Nine were(More)
Subclavian vein cannulation was suggested as a temporary vascular access for hemodialysis since one of its advantages was considered to be no damage to blood vessels. As we observed six patients with symptomatic subclavian vein thrombosis among 148 patients having received subclavian vein cannulation for hemodialysis, we systematically performed subclavian(More)
Among 93 consecutive kidney-transplant patients who received prophylactic OKT3 10 mg/day for 2 weeks, 9 had intragraft thromboses within 2 weeks of transplantation. The thromboses were in graft artery in 1 patient and veins in 3. The other 5 had thromboses in glomerular capillaries and thrombotic microangiopathy similar to that of haemolytic-uraemic(More)
One hundred and seven Hickman catheters for haemodialysis were inserted in 90 end-stage chronic renal failure patients, and were used for 1-448 days (median 45 days). Sixty-nine per cent of the patients were treated without any problem for 1-165 days (median 34 days). Clinically evident complications occurred in 44 catheters inserted in 28 patients, and(More)
The use of OKT3 as prophylaxis in renal transplantation carries an increased risk of intragraft thrombosis, which is related to the systemic activation of the coagulation system that consistently occurs after the first dose of OKT3. As only a few patients develop thrombosis after OKT3 therapy, we searched for possible additional risk factor by comparing the(More)
We recently observed that the prophylactic administration of high doses of OKT3 monoclonal antibody (MoAb) in cadaveric renal transplantation favors the development of thromboses of the grafts' main vessels and of thrombotic microangiopathies. These clinical observations led us to perform sequential determinations of plasma levels of prothrombin fragment 1(More)