Pierre Duhoux

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A new diuretic drug, torasemide, after oral or i. v. administration of 20 mg to six normal volunteers showed good bioavailability (greater than 91%). Its biologic half-life is about 2.5 h with a distribution volume of 180 ml/kg and a body clearance of 0.8 ml/min kg. The renal excretion represents only 25% of the total drug elimination. The excretion of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Diagnosis of acute myocardial injury with biomarkers is difficult in patients with advanced renal failure. Circulating microRNAs are promising new biomarkers of myocardial injury. It is unknown whether levels of microRNAs are affected in patients undergoing hemodialysis. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS(More)
A 43-year-old stone cutter with 13 years of exposure to silica developed a pulmonary silicosis and a glomerulonephritis with moderate renal failure. Renal biopsy demonstrated in light microscopy a segmental and focal mesangial proliferation and in electron microscopy distinct alterations of the proximal tubular cells. Renal histology suggest silica may play(More)
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