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High glucose (HG) or synthetic advanced glycation end-products (AGE) conditions are generally used to mimic diabetes in cellular models. Both models have shown an increase of apoptosis, oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory cytokine production in tubular cells. However, the impact of the two conditions combined has rarely been studied. In addition, the(More)
In kidney transplantation, conversion to mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors may avoid calcineurin inhibitor (CNI) nephrotoxicity, but its impact on post-transplant allo-immunization remains largely unexplored. This retrospective cohort study analyzed the emergence of donor-specific antibodies (DSA) in kidney transplant recipients relative to(More)
The identification of new diagnostic or prognostic biomarkers is one of the main aims of clinical cancer research. In recent years there has been a growing interest in using high throughput technologies for the detection of such biomarkers. In particular, mass spectrometry appears as an exciting tool with great potential. However, to extract any benefit(More)
CONTEXT BK virus (BKV) viremia and BKV-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) have become a serious nuisance to kidney transplant (KT) patients since the mid-nineties, when the incidence of this disease has increased significantly. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION Directory of open access journals (DOAJ), EMBASE, Google Scholar, PubMed, EBSCO, and Web of Science have been(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) is a new therapeutic choice for treating aortic stenosis in patients considered high risk for surgery. This blooming therapeutic technique still requires evaluation of medium and long term outcome. METHOD We hereby report our results of the first 150 consecutive patients to receive TAVI implants in(More)
AIM Peripheral vasoconstriction has long been described as a vascular adverse effect of β-adrenoceptor blockers. Whether β-adrenoceptor blockers should be avoided in patients with peripheral vascular disease depends on pharmacological properties (e.g. preferential binding to β1 -adrenoreceptors or intrinsic sympathomimetic activity). However, this has not(More)
OBJECTIVES Cytomegalovirus infection and disease remain an issue in solid-organ transplant. Universal prophylaxis is more cost-effective than a preemptive strategy and is associated with significantly less Cytomegalovirus resistance after kidney transplant, especially in Cytomegalovirus-seropositive donors and Cytomegalovirus-seronegative recipients. (More)
In the setting of solid-organ transplantation, calcineurin inhibitor (CNI)-based therapy remains the cornerstone of immunosuppression. However, long-term use of CNIs is associated with some degree of nephrotoxicity. This has led to exploring the blockade of some costimulation pathways as an efficient immunosuppressive tool instead of using CNIs. The only(More)
​Introduction: As tolerance is not yet achievable, the kidney-transplanted-patients have to take on a daily-basis immunosuppressive drugs in order to avoid acute rejection-AR-. The cornerstone of immunosuppression relies on tacrolimus-therapy which is potentially nephrotoxic. Areas Covered: We identified from the studies published in the recent years those(More)
OBJECTIVE Lactobacillus bacteremia is a rare event and its epidemiology is poorly known. Whether Lactobacillus bacteremia is a contaminant, a risk factor, or a risk marker of death remains an open question. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective study of patients presenting with Lactobacillus bacteremia (LB), between January 2005 and December(More)