Rebecca Sberro

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Renal cyst infection in polycystic kidney disease is a serious complication. Early diagnosis and localization of infected cyst are crucial and usually require conventional imaging modalities, including ultrasound and computed tomography (CT). However, their contribution is limited because of nonspecific results. We report on a patient with suspected renal(More)
UNLABELLED Introduction. Recurrence of nephrotic-range proteinuria in patients with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) and focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) on native kidneys is associated with poor graft survival. Identification of risk factors for recurrence is therefore an important issue. In 2004, Columbia University introduced a(More)
BACKGROUND Use of rituximab for various indications in renal transplantation is increasing. However, tolerance and complications associated with rituximab therapy remain controversial. METHOD We retrospectively analyzed severe infectious episodes during 2005 to 2007 in 38 renal transplant recipients treated with rituximab as induction therapy or for(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to use information from a donor to establish the lowest possible serum creatinine (SCr) of the recipient as a means of identifying early graft dysfunction. METHODS We analyzed retrospectively 58 pairs of living donors and recipients. The lowest possible SCr was calculated from four different formulae derived from(More)
Kidney transplantation is one of the therapeutic options for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in systemic sclerosis (SS). Current evidence demonstrates poorer patient and graft survival after transplantation in SS than in other primary kidney diseases. All the patients presenting ESRD associated with SS who had received a kidney allograft between 1987 and(More)
Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice of end stage renal failure. It both improves the quality and the quantity of life compared to other techniques, such as hemodialysis. These results are partly related to the use of immunosuppressive therapy more effective and whose handling has improved over time. Advances in understanding the mechanisms of(More)
BACKGROUND Fungal contamination of kidney allograft preservative fluid can lead to renal arteritis and arterial wall rupture. METHODS We have evaluated a conservative management strategy based onearly antifungal therapy, rigorous morphological monitoring of the graft artery and surgical second look (SSL). Since November 2004, preservative fluid was(More)
No treatment has consistently induced long-term remission of proteinuria in adult patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) recurrence after kidney transplantation. We undertook an open-label, nonrandomized pilot trial of intensive and prolonged treatment of FSGS recurrence. Over an 18-month period, 10 adult kidney transplant recipients with(More)
Although post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is the second most common type of cancer in kidney transplantation (KT), plasma cell neoplasia (PCN) occurs only rarely after KT, and little is known about its characteristics and evolution. We included twenty-two cases of post-transplant PCN occurring between 1991 and 2013. These included 12(More)
We monitored the urinary C-X-C motif chemokine (CXCL)9 and CXCL10 levels in 1722 urine samples from 300 consecutive kidney recipients collected during the first posttransplantation year and assessed their predictive value for subsequent acute rejection (AR). The trajectories of urinary CXCL10 showed an early increase at 1 month (p = 0.0005) and 3 months (p(More)