F Le Pimpec-Barthes

Université René Descartes - Paris 5, Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France

Are you F Le Pimpec-Barthes?

Claim your profile

Publications (128)216.94 Total impact

  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Le traitement chirurgical des aspergillomes pulmonaires permet de contrôler les symptômes, de prévenir les complications et d’améliorer la survie. Dans les formes accessibles à la chirurgie, l’impact d’un traitement antifongique demeure controversé. L’objectif de cette étude est d’analyser l’impact d’un traitement antifongique sur la morbidité postopératoire et la survie globale des patients opérés pour un aspergillome pulmonaire.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 11/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The frequency of multi and extensively drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR/XDR-TB) is increasing worldwide, with major issues related to treatment modalities and outcome. In this setting, the exact benefits associated with surgical resection are still unknown.
    Revue des maladies respiratoires. 06/2014; 31(6):511-524.
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Nowadays, early-stage lung cancers are more frequently encountered. Selective lymph node (LN) dissection based on lobe-specific lymphatic pathway has been proposed. Our aim was to study nodal involvement according to tumour location.
    European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery: official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery 05/2014; · 2.40 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Geriatric oncology is a rapidly expanding domain because of the deep epidemiological changes of the last decades related to the ageing of the population. Lung cancer treatment in patients 75 years and over is a major issue of thoracic oncology. Curative surgery remains the treatment offering the best survival rates to the patient whatever his age. The important variability observed within the elderly forces us to take into account their specificities, in particular for ageing physiology and associated comorbidities. Thus, preoperative workup permitting to assess the resectability of the tumor but also the operability of the patient is all the more essential in the advanced age that it must be adapted to the particular characteristics of the elderly. Thanks to recent data of the literature, morbidity and mortality associated to surgical treatment are now better characterized and considered as acceptable in accordance with long-term survival. Clinical investigation remains essential to acquire a better knowledge of potential benefit of multimodal treatments in the elderly, for which very few data are available.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 02/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The clinical presentations of diaphragm dysfunctions vary according to etiologies and unilateral or bilateral diseases. Elevation of the hemidiaphragm from peripheral origins, the most frequent situation, requires a surgical treatment only in case of major functional impact. Complete morphological and functional analyses of the neuromuscular chain and respiratory tests allow the best selection of patients to be operated. The surgical procedure may be proposed only when the diaphragm dysfunction is permanent and irreversible. Diaphragm plication for eventration through a short lateral thoracotomy, or sometimes by videothoracoscopy, is the only procedure for retensioning the hemidiaphragm. This leads to a decompression of intrathoracic organs and a repositioning of abdominal organs without effect on the hemidiaphragm active contraction. Morbidity and mortality rates after diaphragm plication are very low, more due to the patient's general condition than to surgery itself. Functional improvements after retensioning for most patients with excellent long-term results validate this procedure for symptomatic patients. In case of bilateral diseases, very few bilateral diaphragm plications have been reported. Some patients with diaphragm paralyses from central origins become permanently dependent on mechanical ventilation whereas their lungs, muscles and nerves are intact. In patients selected by rigorous neuromuscular tests, a phrenic pacing may be proposed to wean them from respirator. Two main indications have been validated: high-level tetraplegia above C3 and congenital alveolar hypoventilation from central origin. After progressive reconditioning of the diaphragm muscles following phrenic pacing at thoracic level, more than 90% of patients can be weaned from respirator within a few weeks. This weaning improves the quality of life with more physiological breathing, restored olfaction, better sleep and better speech. The positive impact of diaphragm stimulation has also been evaluated in other degenerative neurological diseases, particularly the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. For either central or peripheral diaphragm dysfunctions, a successful surgical treatment lies on a strict preoperative selection of patients.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 02/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The management of localized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been modified over the last decades, with induction therapies being increasingly recommended as a prerequisite to surgical resection. However, the relative impact of chemo- and chemoradiotherapy on tumours' pathology and patients' survival is still discussed. We set a retrospective study including every patient who underwent surgical resection for NSCLC in 2 French centres from 1980 to 2009. We then compared the tumours' pathology and patients' survival according to the use of induction chemotherapy (group 1) or induction chemoradiotherapy (group 2). There were 733 patients in group 1 and 126 patients in group 2. In group 1, 669 patients (91%) had platinum-based chemotherapy, for 2 to 3 cycles in 564 cases (77%). In group 2, chemoradiotheray was concomitant in 68 patients (54%), and sequential in 58 patients (46%). As compared with group 1, group 2 was characterized by younger age (mean 59.8±9.5 vs 56.4±9.6, respectively, P<.001), a higher rate of tumours deemed unresectable before induction treatment (25% vs 44%, P<.001), and a higher proportion of T4 (25% vs 44%, P<.001) or N2 diseases (56% vs 69%, P=.005). The type of resection, postoperative complications, and postoperative mortality were not significantly different between groups. On final pathologic report, as compared with group 1, there were more N0 and N1 disease in group 2 (N0: 43% vs 58%, P=.002; N1: 22% vs 10%, P=.002) while the rate of N2 disease was comparable (34% vs 32%, P=ns). The median, 5-, and 10-year survivals were 28 months, 35%, and 21% for group 1, and 29 months, 36%, and 23% for group 2, respectively (P=ns). As compared with induction chemotherapy, induction chemoradiotherapy was performed in more advanced NSCLC, and resulted in better downstaging, similar postoperative course, and comparable long-term outcome after surgical resection.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 02/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Surgical resection is a validated therapeutic option for selected cases of pulmonary tumors invading the important mediastinal structures (caval vein, atrium, aorta or supra-aortic trunks). Here, we present a patient with a necrosed pulmonary tumor invading the left atrium, causing cardiac insufficiency. A complete surgical resection under extracorporeal circulation was performed by the thoracic and cardiac teams. Admitted in a bed-ridden state, the patient was discharged completely rehabilitated on postoperative day 13. He survived 1 year at home with a good quality of life.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 02/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The management of a patient with cancer, including lung cancer requires the investment of many health caregivers. The development of surgical techniques as well as targeted therapies requires a specialization of each. In order to optimize the actions of each, coordination of support is required from the diagnosis of cancer. This coordination can reduce iatrogenic toxicity and improve quality of life during the disease. It may also enhance quality of accompaniment of the patient, his family and a fortiori the health care team. The development of this coordination of supportive care in oncology, as part of a department of cancerology including care of patients with lung cancer is described. This organization allows to limit the toxicities of cancer treatment, but also to improve the suffering of patients by focusing on maintaining the patient at home.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 02/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Faouzi Alimi, Ciprian Pricopi, Capucine Morelot-Panzini, Françoise Le Pimpec-Barthes
    The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery 02/2014; · 3.41 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Despite research efforts to develop more effective diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) prognosis remains poor. The assessment of tumor response to therapy can be improved by a deeper phenotypical classification of the tumor, with emphasis on its clinico-biological heterogeneity. The identification of molecular profiles is a powerful approach to better define MPM subclasses and targeted therapies. Molecular subclasses were defined by transcriptomic microarray on 38 primary MPM cultures. A three-gene predictor, identified by quantitative RT-PCR, was used to classify an independent series of 108 frozen tumor samples. Gene mutations were determined in BAP1, CDKN2A, CDKN2B, NF2 and TP53. Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers were studied at the mRNA and protein levels. Unsupervised hierarchical clustering on transcriptomic data defined two robust MPM subgroups (C1 and C2), closely related to prognosis and partly to histological subtypes. All sarcomatoid/desmoplastic MPM were included in the C2 subgroup. Epithelioid MPM were found in both subgroups, with a worse survival prognosis in the C2 subgroup. This classification and its association with histological subtypes and survival were validated in our independent series using the three-gene predictor. Similar subgroups were found after classification of other MPM series from transcriptomic public datasets. C1 subgroup exhibited more frequent BAP1 alterations. Pathway analysis revealed that EMT was differentially regulated between MPM subgroups. C2 subgroup is characterized by a mesenchymal phenotype. A robust classification of MPM that defines two subgroups of epithelioid MPM, characterized by different molecular profiles, gene alterations and survival outcomes, was established.
    Clinical Cancer Research 01/2014; · 7.84 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The clinical presentations of diaphragm dysfunctions vary according to etiologies and unilateral or bilateral diseases. Elevation of the hemidiaphragm from peripheral origins, the most frequent situation, requires a surgical treatment only in case of major functional impact. Complete morphological and functional analyses of the neuromuscular chain and respiratory tests allow the best selection of patients to be operated. The surgical procedure may be proposed only when the diaphragm dysfunction is permanent and irreversible. Diaphragm plication for eventration through a short lateral thoracotomy, or sometimes by videothoracoscopy, is the only procedure for retensioning the hemidiaphragm. This leads to a decompression of intrathoracic organs and a repositioning of abdominal organs without effect on the hemidiaphragm active contraction. Morbidity and mortality rates after diaphragm plication are very low, more due to the patient's general condition than to surgery itself. Functional improvements after retensioning for most patients with excellent long-term results validate this procedure for symptomatic patients. In case of bilateral diseases, very few bilateral diaphragm plications have been reported. Some patients with diaphragm paralyses from central origins become permanently dependent on mechanical ventilation whereas their lungs, muscles and nerves are intact. In patients selected by rigorous neuromuscular tests, a phrenic pacing may be proposed to wean them from respirator. Two main indications have been validated: high-level tetraplegia above C3 and congenital alveolar hypoventilation from central origin. After progressive reconditioning of the diaphragm muscles following phrenic pacing at thoracic level, more than 90% of patients can be weaned from respirator within a few weeks. This weaning improves the quality of life with more physiological breathing, restored olfaction, better sleep and better speech. The positive impact of diaphragm stimulation has also been evaluated in other degenerative neurological diseases, particularly the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. For either central or peripheral diaphragm dysfunctions, a successful surgical treatment lies on a strict preoperative selection of patients.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 01/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Surgical resection is a validated therapeutic option for selected cases of pulmonary tumors invading the important mediastinal structures (caval vein, atrium, aorta or supra-aortic trunks). Here, we present a patient with a necrosed pulmonary tumor invading the left atrium, causing cardiac insufficiency. A complete surgical resection under extracorporeal circulation was performed by the thoracic and cardiac teams. Admitted in a bed-ridden state, the patient was discharged completely rehabilitated on postoperative day 13. He survived 1 year at home with a good quality of life.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 01/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Introduction The frequency of multi and extensively drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis (MDR/XDR-TB) is increasing worldwide, with major issues related to treatment modalities and outcome. In this setting, the exact benefits associated with surgical resection are still unknown. Methods We performed a literature review to determine the indications, morbidity, mortality and bacteriological success associated with the surgical management of MDR/XDR-TB patients. Results Altogether, 177 publications dealing with surgical resection and MDR/XDR-TB have been analyzed, including 35 surgical series and 24 cohort studies summarized in one meta-analysis. The surgical series reported success rates from 47% to 100%, complication rates from 0 to 29%, and mortality rates from 0 to 8%. The published meta-analysis reported a statistically significant association between surgical resection and treatment success (OR 2.24, IC95% 1.68–2.97). However, all these studies were associated with selection bias. International consensual guidelines included a multidisciplinary assessment in a reference centre, a personalized and prolonged antibiotic treatment and a medico-surgical discussion on a case-to-case basis. Perspectives These guidelines are now applied for the management of patients with MDR/XDR-TB in our centre. Further studies are required to avoid further increase in the burden of MDR/XDR-TB and to establish the optimal timing of medical and surgical treatments.
    Revue des Maladies Respiratoires. 01/2014;
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Geriatric oncology is a rapidly expanding domain because of the deep epidemiological changes of the last decades related to the ageing of the population. Lung cancer treatment in patients 75 years and over is a major issue of thoracic oncology. Curative surgery remains the treatment offering the best survival rates to the patient whatever his age. The important variability observed within the elderly forces us to take into account their specificities, in particular for ageing physiology and associated comorbidities. Thus, preoperative workup permitting to assess the resectability of the tumor but also the operability of the patient is all the more essential in the advanced age that it must be adapted to the particular characteristics of the elderly. Thanks to recent data of the literature, morbidity and mortality associated to surgical treatment are now better characterized and considered as acceptable in accordance with long-term survival. Clinical investigation remains essential to acquire a better knowledge of potential benefit of multimodal treatments in the elderly, for which very few data are available.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 01/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The management of localized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been modified over the last decades, with induction therapies being increasingly recommended as a prerequisite to surgical resection. However, the relative impact of chemo- and chemoradiotherapy on tumours’ pathology and patients’ survival is still discussed. Methods We set a retrospective study including every patient who underwent surgical resection for NSCLC in 2 French centres from 1980 to 2009. We then compared the tumours’ pathology and patients’ survival according to the use of induction chemotherapy (group 1) or induction chemoradiotherapy (group 2). Results There were 733 patients in group 1 and 126 patients in group 2. In group 1, 669 patients (91%) had platinum-based chemotherapy, for 2 to 3 cycles in 564 cases (77%). In group 2, chemoradiotheray was concomitant in 68 patients (54%), and sequential in 58 patients (46%). As compared with group 1, group 2 was characterized by younger age (mean 59.8 ± 9.5 vs 56.4 ± 9.6, respectively, P < .001), a higher rate of tumours deemed unresectable before induction treatment (25% vs 44%, P < .001), and a higher proportion of T4 (25% vs 44%, P < .001) or N2 diseases (56% vs 69%, P = .005). The type of resection, postoperative complications, and postoperative mortality were not significantly different between groups. On final pathologic report, as compared with group 1, there were more N0 and N1 disease in group 2 (N0: 43% vs 58%, P = .002; N1: 22% vs 10%, P = .002) while the rate of N2 disease was comparable (34% vs 32%, P = ns). The median, 5-, and 10-year survivals were 28 months, 35%, and 21% for group 1, and 29 months, 36%, and 23% for group 2, respectively (P = ns). Conclusion As compared with induction chemotherapy, induction chemoradiotherapy was performed in more advanced NSCLC, and resulted in better downstaging, similar postoperative course, and comparable long-term outcome after surgical resection.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 01/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The management of a patient with cancer, including lung cancer requires the investment of many health caregivers. The development of surgical techniques as well as targeted therapies requires a specialization of each. In order to optimize the actions of each, coordination of support is required from the diagnosis of cancer. This coordination can reduce iatrogenic toxicity and improve quality of life during the disease. It may also enhance quality of accompaniment of the patient, his family and a fortiori the health care team. The development of this coordination of supportive care in oncology, as part of a department of cancerology including care of patients with lung cancer is described. This organization allows to limit the toxicities of cancer treatment, but also to improve the suffering of patients by focusing on maintaining the patient at home.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 01/2014; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • F. Le Pimpec-Barthes, H. Sors, S. Oudard, M. Riquet
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 01/2014; 70(s 1–2):1–2. · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The role of lymph circulation in lung transplantation (LTx) has not really been studied since the first animal models, which allowed the development of solid organ transplantations. However, the oedema observed in the grafts immediately after LTx often remains unpredictable and unexplained. Although it is an integral part of the entity called "primary graft failure". Despite its multifactor aspects making the interpretation difficult, the possibility of a change in the lymph circulation is proposed to explain an oedema occurrence. The animal models focusing on this point were mainly developed in small bowel transplantation because of interesting similarities with LTx. The analysed criteria were the consequences of lymphatic vessels interruption as well as their regeneration modalities after LTx. These studies also analysed the role of lymphatic vessels in the rejection induction, the local immune response and the occurrence of obliterative bronchiolitis. This review allowed analysing the studies, which approached the lymphatic vessel issue in transplantation.
    Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 10/2013; · 0.20 Impact Factor
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumor with disastrous evolution. The prognostic value of nodal involvement is still debated. We analyzed the impact of nodal involvement on overall survival (OS) in patients treated by multimodal therapy including extra pleural pneumonectomy (EPP). We evaluated the role, as a prognostic factor, of the metastatic lymph node ratio (LNR), corresponding to the number of involved nodes out of the total number of removed nodes. In this retrospective multicentric study, we reviewed the data of 99 MPM patients. Information regarding lymph node involvement was assessed from the final pathology reports. N1-N3 patients were pooled as N+ group. The OS, calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method, was compared using the log‑rank test. A multivariate Cox proportional hazards model was used to identify independent prognostic factors. For the whole cohort, median OS was 18.3 months and 5-year survival was 17.5%. N+ status reduced significantly the median survival (22.4 months for N0 patients vs 12.7 months for N+ patients, P=0.002). A lower metastatic LNR (≤13%) was associated with a significantly improved median survival (19.9 vs. 11.7 months, P=0.01). OS was not related to the number of involved or total removed lymph nodes. In multivariate analysis, only adjuvant radiotherapy (P=0.001) was identified as an independent positive prognostic factor. Metastatic LNR is a more reliable prognostic factor than the number of involved lymph nodes or the total number of removed nodes. However, it could not be identified as an independent prognostic factor.
    Oncology Reports 10/2013; · 2.30 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: During the last decades, pneumonectomy has been increasingly seen as a risky procedure, first reserved for tumours not amenable to lobectomy, and now discouraged even in advanced stages of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Our purpose was to assess the long-term survival following pneumonectomy for NSCLC and its prognostic factors. We set a retrospective study including every patient who underwent a pneumonectomy for NSCLC in 2 French centres from 1981 to 2002. We then described the demographic and pathological characteristics of patients who survived >10 years, and studied the prognostic factors of long-term survival. During the study period, 1466 pneumonectomies were performed for NSCLC, including 1121 standard and 345 extended, and accounted for the overall population. Postoperative complications occurred in 396 patients (27%), including 93 deaths (6.3%). Five- and 10-year survival rates were 32 and 19%, respectively. Two-hundred and fifty patients survived >10 years after surgery, and accounted for the study group. The study group included a majority of males (n = 230, 92%), a mean age of 57 ± 9.2 years and a majority of clinical stage IIIA (n = 117, 46.8%). Induction, right-sided pneumonectomy, extended resection and adjuvant therapy were performed in 41 (16.4%), 109 (43.6%), 40 (16%) and 97 patients (38.8%), respectively. Histology revealed a majority of squamous cell carcinoma (n = 181, 72.4%), T2 tumours (n = 117, 36.8%) and N1 disease (n = 105, 42%). In multivariate analysis, factors associated with adverse outcomes included older age, advanced stage, extended resection, non-lethal postoperative complication, adenocarcinoma, lymphatic vessel microinvasion, N1 and N2 disease and R1 and R2 resection. During the last 30 years, pneumonectomy was effectively performed for advanced NSCLC, allowing a 10-year survival rate of 19%. Such results have not been reported with other non-surgical treatments and confirm that pneumonectomy is still an essential weapon in the armamentarium against lung cancer.
    European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery: official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery 10/2013; · 2.40 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

530 Citations
216.94 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2009–2014
    • Université René Descartes - Paris 5
      • Faculté de Médecine
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
    • Hôpital La Pitié Salpêtrière (Groupe Hospitalier "La Pitié Salpêtrière - Charles Foix")
      • Service de Pneumologie
      Paris, Ile-de-France, France
    • University of Strasbourg
      Strasburg, Alsace, France
  • 2002–2014
    • Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou (Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Ouest)
      • Service d’Anatomie-Pathologie
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2011
    • Université Paris Descartes
      • Faculté de Médecine
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2005
    • Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Marseille
      Marsiglia, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France