Peggy Perrin

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Inadequately treated thyroid storm can lead to death. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a suggested treatment when conventional treatments fail, but its indication is not well codified. We report our experience through three explicit cases. Three elderly patients were admitted to our hospital for cardiac or neurologic symptoms due to thyroid storm. After(More)
BACKGROUND New-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) increases infectious and cardiovascular complications and reduces patient and graft survival. We assessed the incidence and the risk factors for glucose metabolism abnormalities before and after kidney transplantation using an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The purpose of the study was to(More)
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) can lead to chronic infection in solid-organ transplant patients. Ribavirin is efficient for treatment of chronically infected patients. Recently, the1634R mutation in the HEV polymerase has been associated with treatment failure. However, it is unclear if this mutation can be used as a prognostic marker of treatment outcome. We(More)
BACKGROUND Overimmunosuppression is a widely recognized risk factor for BK virus (BKV) infection, particularly with the combination of tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), and steroids. Nevertheless, the exact impact of exposure to tacrolimus and MMF is not well understood. METHODS We examined 240 kidney recipients between 2006 and 2008. BKV was(More)
The excretion of cefotetan, a 7α-methoxycephalosporin, was studied in 27 patients undergoing biliary surgery. Pharmacokinetic parameters were determined after a single intravenous bolus dose of 1 g (10 patients) or 2 g (17 patients). Rapidly excreted in bile, cefotetan concentrations were considerably higher in bile [range: 92–2,594 mg·l−1 (1 g); 35–4,610(More)
The risk of fractures after kidney transplantation is high. Hyperparathyroidism frequently persists after successful kidney transplantation and contributes to bone loss, but its impact on fracture has not been demonstrated. This longitudinal study was designed to evaluate hyperparathyroidism and its associations with mineral disorders and fractures in the 5(More)
International guidelines define a BK virus (BKV) load of ≥4 log10 copies/ml as presumptive of BKV-associated nephropathy (BKVN) and a cutoff for therapeutic intervention. To investigate whether BKV DNA loads (BKVL) are comparable between laboratories, 2 panels of 15 and 8 clinical specimens (urine, whole blood, and plasma) harboring different BKV genotypes(More)
BACKGROUND Among the various bariatric procedures, laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) is widely considered to be the gold standard. However, a majority of bariatric surgeons in France do not perform LFYGBP, perhaps because of its reputation as a technically demanding procedure with a long learning curve. This study evaluates the outcomes and the(More)
Antibody responses to a conventional rabies preexposure regimen of a new purified Vero cell rabies vaccine (PVRV) and a human diploid cell vaccine (HDCV) were compared in 80 healthy Kenyan veterinary students. Forty-three of the students received the PVRV and 37 received the HDCV on days 0, 7, and 28. Antibody responses were monitored by using the rapid(More)
Netilmicin (4.5 mg/kg of lean body weight) was administered intravenously once every 24 h at 10 a.m. to 23 patients (group I) and at 10 p.m. to 20 patients (group II) with severe infection. No significant differences (P > 0.05) in peak and trough concentrations in serum were found between groups I and II (peak, 12.9 +/- 3.7 versus 12.8 +/- 4.4 mg/liter,(More)