Olivier Moranne

University of Liège, Liège, WAL, Belgium

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    ABSTRACT: Minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) is a common cause of steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (NS) with frequent relapse. Although steroids and calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) are the cornerstone treatments, the use of rituximab (RTX), a monoclonal antibody targeting B cells, is an efficient and safe alternative in childhood.
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    ABSTRACT: No consensus exists on how to define abnormally rapid deterioration in renal function (Rapid Progression, RP). We developed an operational definition of RP in HIV-positive persons with baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >90ml/min/1.73m2 (using Cockcroft Gault) in the Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) study from 2004 to 2011. Two definitions were evaluated; RP definition A: An average eGFR decline (slope) >=5ml/min/1.73m2/year over four years of follow-up with >=3 eGFR measurements/year, last eGFR <90 ml/min/1.73m2 and an absolute decline >=5ml/min/1.73m2/year in two consecutive years. RP definition B: An absolute annual decline >=5ml/min/1.73m2/year in each year and last eGFR <90ml/min/1.73m2. Sensitivity analyses were performed considering two and three years' follow-up. The percentage with and without RP who went on to subsequently develop incident chronic kidney disease (CKD; 2 consecutive eGFRs <60ml/min/1.73m2 and 3 months apart) was calculated. 22,603 individuals had baseline eGFR >=90ml/min/1.73m2. 108/3655 (3.0%) individuals with >=4 years' follow-up and >=3 measurements/year experienced RP under definition A; similar proportions were observed when considering follow-up periods of three (n=195/6375; 3.1%) and two years (n=355/10756; 3.3%). In contrast under RP definition B, greater proportions experienced RP when considering two years (n=476/10756; 4.4%) instead of three (n=48/6375; 0.8%) or four (n=15/3655; 0.4%) years' follow-up. For RP definition A, 13 (12%) individuals who experienced RP progressed to CKD, and only (21) 0.6% of those without RP progressed to CKD (sensitivity 38.2% and specificity 97.4%); whereas for RP definition B, fewer RP individuals progressed to CKD. Our results suggest using three years' follow-up and at least two eGFR measurements per year is most appropriate for a RP definition, as it allows inclusion of a reasonable number of individuals and is associated with the known risk factors. The definition does not necessarily identify all those that progress to incident CKD, however, it can be used alongside other renal measurements to early identify and assess those at risk of developing CKD. Future analyses will use this definition to identify other risk factors for RP, including the role of antiretrovirals.
    BMC Nephrology 03/2014; 15(1):51. · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Whilst several antiretroviral drugs have been associated with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD), their contribution to advanced CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) remain unknown. D:A:D participants with at least three estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) after February 2004 were followed until the first of advanced CKD (confirmed eGFR ≤ 30 ml/min, ≥3 months apart), ESRD (dialysis ≥3 months/ transplantation), 6 months after last visit or February 2012. Poisson regression was used to assess risk factors for advanced CKD/ESRD including exposure to potential nephrotoxic antiretroviral drugs and antiretroviral drug discontinuation rates according to latest eGFR. Among 35 192 persons contributing 200 119 person years of follow-up (PYFU), 135 (0.4%) developed advanced CKD (n = 114)/ESRD (n = 21); incidence rate = 0.67 [95% confidence interval (CI), 0.56-0.79]/1000 PYFU. Tenofovir (TDF) was particularly frequently discontinued as eGFR declined. After adjustment, those previously exposed but currently off TDF had similar advanced CKD/ESRD rate ratios compared with those unexposed [1.00 (95% CI, 0.66-1.51)], while those currently on TDF had reduced rates [0.23 (95% CI, 0.13-0.41)]. No consistent associations with other antiretroviral drugs were seen. Results were robust after time-lagging antiretroviral drug exposure, stratifying by baseline eGFR, and allowing for competing risks. Other predictors were diabetes, hypertension, baseline eGFR, smoking and current CD4 cell count. The incidence rate in nonsmokers with baseline eGFR > 60 and no diabetes or hypertension was 0.16 (95% CI 0.09-0.26)/1000 PYFU. Neither current nor recent antiretroviral drug use predicted advanced CKD/ESRD during 6 years median follow-up in a large, heterogenenous and primarily white cohort. TDF discontinuation rates increased with decreasing eGFR, leaving a selected group still on TDF at lower advanced CKD/ESRD risk. Traditional renal risk factors and current CD4 cell count were the strongest advanced CKD/ESRD predictors.
    AIDS (London, England) 12/2013; · 4.91 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Inhibition of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system decreases proteinuria and slows estimated GFR decline in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with overt nephropathy. Serum aldosterone levels may increase during renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade. The determinants and consequences of this aldosterone breakthrough remain unknown. This study examined the incidence, determinants, and changes associated with aldosterone breakthrough in a posthoc analysis of a randomized study that compared the effect of two angiotensin II receptor blockers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus with overt nephropathy. Of 567 of 860 participants included in this posthoc analysis, 28% of participants developed aldosterone breakthrough, which was defined by an increase greater than 10% over baseline values of serum aldosterone levels after 1 year of angiotensin II receptor blocker treatment. Factors independently associated with aldosterone breakthrough at 1 year were lower serum aldosterone and potassium levels at baseline, higher decreases in sodium intake, systolic BP, and estimated GFR from baseline to 1 year, and use of losartan versus telmisartan. Aldosterone breakthrough at 6 months was not sustained at 1 year in 69% of cases, and it did not predict estimated GFR decrease and proteinuria increase between 6 months and 1 year. Aldosterone breakthrough is a frequent event 1 year after initiating renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system blockade, particularly in participants exposed to intensive lowering of BP with sodium depletion and short-acting angiotensin II receptor blockers. Short-term serum aldosterone level increases at 6 months are not associated with negative kidney outcomes between 6 months and 1 year.
    Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 08/2013; · 5.07 Impact Factor
  • Value in Health 05/2013; 16(3):A182-3. · 2.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Dialysis registries have reported a low take-up of home treatment. The aim of our study was to report patients' preferred treatment options for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) after information delivery, patients' characteristics by treatment preference, and the reasons for differences between treatment preference and the treatment delivered. Methods: A prospective cohort study on patients seen in our nephrology department between January 2009 and June 2011 included all patients with chronic kidney disease (GFR <20 ml/min/1.73 m(2)) and incident dialysis patients who received an information program about ESRD treatment options. Results: 228 patients received information delivery and either expressed a preference for a given renal replacement therapy (peritoneal dialysis, PD: 42%; hemodialysis, HD: 33%), remained undecided (20%) or expressed reluctance to undergo renal replacement therapy (5%). Multivariate analysis revealed that compared to HD preference, patients preferring PD were older (OR 1.02, 95% CI 1.0-1.04), had a lower BMI (OR 0.9, 95% CI 0.87-0.98) and were more likely to have been informed before rather than after starting dialysis (OR 3.4, 95% CI 1.5-7.4); home treatment was the main reason given for preferring PD. Undecided patients were mainly women and the majority were eventually treated by HD. Reluctant patients were the oldest (OR 1.12, 95% CI 1.02-1.22) and were rarely treated by dialysis. Only 24% of patients informed before and 8% of patients informed after starting dialysis were ultimately treated with PD. Reasons for a mismatch between dialysis modality preference and treatment delivered were equally distributed between medical and nonmedical. Conclusion: Patients should be systematically informed before starting dialysis, patients' preferences should be taken into account before organizing dialysis and all treatment modalities should be available in all centers.
    American Journal of Nephrology 03/2013; 37(4):359-369. · 2.62 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The new Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) creatinine-based equation was developed to address the systematic underestimation of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) Study equation in patients with a relatively well-preserved kidney function. The performance of the new equation for kidney transplant recipients is discussed. METHODS: We analyzed the performances of the CKD-EPI equation in comparison with the MDRD Study equation in 825 stable kidney transplant recipients. Bias, precision, and accuracy within 30% of true GFR were determined. GFR was measured by urinary clearance of inulin (n=488) and plasma clearance of Cr-EDTA (n=337). RESULTS: Mean measured GFR (mGFR) was 50±19 mL/min/1.73 m. On the whole cohort, bias was significantly lower for MDRD Study equation compared with CKD-EPI creatinine. This superiority translates into a better accuracy (80% and 74% for the MDRD and CKD-EPI creatinine, respectively). The best performance of the MDRD Study equation is confirmed both in the subgroups of patients with mGFR <60 mL/min/1.73 m and between 60 and 90 mL/min/1.73 m. For mGFR >90 mL/min/1.73 m, there were no significant differences between the two equations in terms of performance. CONCLUSIONS: The CKD-EPI creatinine equation does not offer a better GFR prediction in renal transplant patients compared with the MDRD Study equation, even in the higher CKD stages.
    Transplantation 03/2013; · 3.78 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major issue in public health. Its prevalence has been calculated using estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) by the creatinine-based equations developed in the Modified Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) study. Recently, new equations based either on cystatin C (CKD-EPI Cys) or both cystatin and creatinine (CKD-EPI mix) have been proposed by the CKD-EPI consortium. The aim of this study was to measure the difference in the prevalence of stage 3 CKD, defined as an estimated GFR less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2, in a population using these four equations. METHODS: CKD screening was performed in the Province of Liege, Belgium. On a voluntary basis, people aged over 50 years have been screened. GFR was estimated by the four equations. Stage 3 CKD was defined as a GFR less than 60 mL/min/1.73 m2. RESULTS: The population screened consisted of 4189 people (47% were men, mean age 63 +/- 7y). Their mean serum creatinine and plasma cystatin C levels were 0.88 +/- 0.21 mg/dL and 0.85 +/- 0.17 mg/L, respectively. The prevalence of CKD in this population using the MDRD, the CKD-EPI, the CKD-EPI Cys and the CKD-EPI mix equations was 13%, 9.8%, 4.7% and 5%, respectively. The prevalence of CKD was significantly higher with the creatinine-based (MDRD and the CKD-EPI) equations compared to the new cystatin C-based equations. CONCLUSIONS: Prevalence of CKD varies strongly depending on the method used to estimate GFR. Such discrepancies are of importance and must be confirmed and explained by additional studies, notably by studies using GFR measured with a reference method.Trial registration: B70720071509.
    BMC Nephrology 03/2013; 14(1):57. · 1.64 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background. Several antiretrovirals (ARVs) are associated with chronic renal impairment, but the extent of such adverse events in HIV-positive persons with initially normal renal function is unknown.Methods. D:A:D participants with estimated glomerular filtration rates (eGFR) >90&emsp14;ml/min >1/1/2004 were followed to confirmed (>3 months) eGFR<70 (possible intervention threshold), confirmed eGFR<60 (moderate chronic kidney disease, CKD) or last eGFR. Predictors and eGFR-related ARV discontinuations were identified using Poisson regression.Results. Of 22,603 persons, 468(2.1%) experienced eGFR<70 (IR 4.78/1000 PY [95%CI 4.35-5.22]) and 131(0.6%) CKD (1.33/1000 PY [1.10-1.56]) during median 4.5 (IQR 2.7-6.1) years. Latest eGFR 60-70 caused significantly higher tenofovir (TDF) discontinuation rates (aIRR 1.72 [1.38-2.14]), but not of other ARVs, compared with eGFR≥90. Cumulative TDF (1.18 [1.12-1.25]/year) and boosted atazanavir (ATV/r, 1.19 [1.09-1.32]/year) use were independent eGFR≤70 predictors, but not significant for CKD, whilst boosted lopinavir (LPV/r) use was significant for both endpoints (1.11 [1.05-1.17]/year and 1.22 [1.16-1.28]/year). Associations were unaffected by censoring for concomitant ARV use, but diminished after ARV discontinuation.Conclusions. TDF, ATV/r, and LPV/r use were independent predictors of chronic renal impairment in HIV-positive persons without pre-existing renal impairment. Increased TDF discontinuation rates with decreasing eGFR may have prevented further deteriorations. After discontinuation the drug estimate decreased.
    The Journal of Infectious Diseases 02/2013; · 5.85 Impact Factor
  • Néphrologie & Thérapeutique. 02/2013; 9(1):50–56.
  • Etienne Cavalier, Pierre Delanaye, Olivier Moranne
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 01/2013; · 5.29 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The slope of GFR associates with an increased risk for death in patients with native CKD but whether a similar association exists in kidney transplantation is not known. We studied an inception cohort of 488 kidney transplant recipients (mean follow-up of 12 ± 4 years) for whom GFR was longitudinally measured by inulin clearance (mGFR) at 1 year and then every 5 years. Association of mGFR at 1 year posttransplant and GFR slope after the first year with all-cause mortality was studied with a Cox regression model and a Fine and Gray competing risk model. While in Crude analysis, the mGFR value at 1 year posttransplant and the rate of mGFR decline were both associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality, only the slope of mGFR remained a significant and strong predictor of death in multivariate analysis. Factors independently associated with a more rapid mGFR decline were feminine gender, higher HLA mismatch, retransplantation, longer duration of transplantation, CMV infection during the first year and higher rate of proteinuria. Our data suggest that the rate of renal graft function decline after 1 year is a strong predictor of all-cause mortality in kidney transplantation.
    American Journal of Transplantation 01/2013; · 6.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with mineral and bone disorders (MBD). International guidelines suggest that levels of serum parathormone (PTH) or bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (b-ALP) can be used to evaluate MBD in dialysis patients. The evidence remains moderate and based on transversal studies. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the variations of PTH (ΔPTH) and b-ALP (Δb-ALP) serum concentrations over a short (6-weeks) and a long (one-year) period in a monocentric hemodialysis population. The proportion of patients reaching the critical difference (CD) (50% for PTH and 25% for b-ALP) was calculated. RESULTS: Seventy-seven patients were included. A significant correlation between PTH and b-ALP levels was found at baseline (r=0.51). By contrast, no correlation was observed between ΔPTH and Δb-ALP over a 6-week interval (r=0.07). The CD for PTH and b-ALP was reached by 19 and 11 patients, respectively, with 2 patients showing consistent variations of both biomarkers. One year later, measurements were repeated in 48 survivors. No correlation was found between ΔPTH and Δb-ALP (r=0.27). The CD for PTH or b-ALP was reached by 24 patients and 28 patients, respectively, with 6 patients (12.5%) showing opposite results for both biomarkers. CONCLUSION: This study shows the lack of correlation between ΔPTH and Δb-ALP over time in patients under chronic hemodialysis.
    Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry 12/2012; · 2.54 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The utility of serum cystatin C (SCysC) as a filtration marker in kidney transplantation is uncertain. We took advantage of the recent validation of a reference calibrator for SCysC and of newly developed CKD-EPI (Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration) equations (2012) expressed for use with standardized SCysC level to reassess the performance of SCysC as a filtration marker in kidney transplant recipients. STUDY DESIGN: Study of diagnostic test accuracy. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 670 kidney transplant recipients from 3 centers undergoing glomerular filtration rate (GFR) measurements from December 2006 to November 2012. INDEX TEST: Estimated GFR (eGFR) using the 2012 SCysC-based and serum creatinine (SCr)/SCysC-based CKD-EPI equations (eGFR(cys) and eGFR(cr-cys), respectively) and the 2009 SCr-based CKD-EPI equation (eGFR(cr)), with SCysC and SCr measured at a single laboratory between April 2011 and June 2011. REFERENCE TEST: Measured GFR (mGFR) using urinary clearance of inulin. RESULTS: Bias (the difference between mGFR and eGFR) was significantly smaller for eGFR(cys) and eGFR(cr-cys) versus eGFR(cr) (-2.82 and -0.54 vs +4.4 mL/min/1.73 m(2), respectively; P < 0.001). Precision (standard deviation of the mean bias) also was better for eGFR(cys) and eGFR(cr-cys) versus eGFR(cr) (12 and 11 vs 13 mL/min/1.73 m(2) [P < 0.001 for both comparisons]). Accuracy (percentage of GFR estimates within 30% of mGFR) was greater for eGFR(cys) and eGFR(cr-cys) versus eGFR(cr) (81% and 86% vs 75%, respectively [P = 0.004 and P < 0.001]). Net reclassification index with respect to mGFR of 30 mL/min/1.73 m(2) for eGFR(cr-cys) and eGFR(cys) versus eGFR(cr) was 18.8% [95% CI, 8.6%-28.9%] and 22.5% [95% CI, 10.2%-34.9%]. LIMITATIONS: Patients were exclusively of European descent; association with transplant outcome was not evaluated. CONCLUSIONS: Our data validate the use of both the newly developed SCysC-based and SCr/SCysC-based CKD-EPI equations (2012) in kidney transplant recipients. Both equations perform better than the SCr-based CKD-EPI equation (2009).
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases 11/2012; · 5.29 Impact Factor
  • Olivier Moranne, Cecile Couchoud, Cecile Vigneau
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The age of patients with end-stage renal disease is increasing in Europe and United States. In France, patients older than 75 years represent 40% of the patients who start renal replacement therapy (dialysis or renal transplantation). In these elderly patients with many comorbidities, the benefit of dialysis remains controversial. To provide clear information to patients about diagnosis, prognosis, and all treatment options, more data are needed on their clinical characteristics, therapeutic projects, and outcome. METHODS: Researchers present here the ongoing Parcours de Soins des PersonnesAgées (PSPA) multicenter prospective study, which includes 581 patients with a mean age of 82±5 years and an estimated glomerular filtration rate (by sMDRD) of 14±4ml/min/1.73m(2) without dialysis. RESULTS: Despite a high prevalence of associated comorbidities, most of the patients are autonomous, living at home. Less than 10% are followed jointly by a nephrologist and a geriatrician. At inclusion, postponed dialysis decision due to stable estimated glomerular filtration rate was reported in 43%, 17% of the patients are under evaluation, the decision to start dialysis was chosen in 24% of the patients, nondialysis decision was decided in 16%. CONCLUSIONS: Geriatricians' expertise may help nephrologists to identify patients at high risk of early death for who nondialysis care may be discussed. They also may be more able to evaluate and anticipate the impact of such restricting treatments. A multidisciplinary approach of these old and frail patients' needs to be reinforced.
    The Journals of Gerontology Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 10/2012; · 4.31 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Background One million people worldwide benefit from chronic dialysis, with an increased rate in Western countries of 5% yearly. Owing to increased incidence of cancer in dialyzed patients, the management of these patients is challenging for oncologists/nephrologists.Patients and methodsThe CANcer and DialYsis (CANDY) retrospective multicenter study included patients under chronic dialysis who subsequently had a cancer (T0). Patients were followed up for 2 years after T0. Prescriptions of anticancer drugs were studied with regard to their renal dosage adjustment/dialysability.ResultsA total of 178 patients from 12 institutions were included. The mean time between initiation of dialysis and T0 was 30.8 months. Fifty patients had received anticancer drug treatment. Among them, 72% and 82% received at least one drug needing dosage and one drug to be administered after dialysis sessions, respectively. Chemotherapy was omitted or prematurely stopped in many cases where systemic treatment was indicated or was often not adequately prescribed.Conclusions Survival in dialysis patients with incident cancer was poor. It is crucial to consider anticancer drug treatment in these patients as for non-dialysis patients and to use current available specific drug management recommendations in order to (i) adjust the dose and (ii) avoid premature elimination of the drug during dialysis sessions.
    Annals of Oncology 10/2012; · 7.38 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Tenofovir (TDF), atazanovir (ATAZ) and indinavir (IND) have been reported as possible risk factors for incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in HIV-infected patients. We investigated the relationship between the duration of antiretroviral exposure and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) evolution in CKD patients. In a cohort of 1,750 HIV-infected patients, we identified 121 CKD patients with a mean follow-up of 44 ± 35 months. The relationship between mean eGFR at baseline, eGFR slope and time exposure to antiretroviral treatment as well as confounding factors were investigated using a joint modeling procedure. Seventy (58%), 30 (25%) and 33 patients (27%), with a mean age of 50.3 ± 11.7 years, mean eGFR at baseline of 53.0 ± 0.8 (ml/min/1.73 m(2)) and eGFR slope of 0.46 ± 0.07 ml/min/1.73 m(2)/year, were exposed to TDF, ATAZ and IND, respectively. In univariate analysis, hepatitis C virus infection, decreased nadir of log CD4 count, high blood pressure at baseline, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor treatment and greater time exposure to TDF during follow-up were associated with a higher slope, whereas greater time exposure to IND was associated with a lower slope. In multivariate analysis, higher TDF time exposure was still significantly associated with eGFR decline, with a dose-effect relationship (slope ± standard error of the mean: 1.1 ± 0.1, 0.5 ± 0.1, -0.07 ± 0.08 and -0.87 ± 0.06 ml/min/1.73 m(2)/year for no time exposure, <34, 34-67 and ≥67%, respectively; trend test: p < 0.001), whereas the IND time exposure association was abolished. In HIV patients with CKD, a greater TDF time exposure was independently associated, in a graded manner, with a greater eGFR decline.
    Nephron Clinical Practice 09/2012; 120(4):c205-c214. · 1.65 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In nephrology, chronic kidney disease is defined by both proteinuria and measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This article focuses on GFR and different ways to define its normal reference values. In this context, we compare two perspectives: first the reference values defined by measuring GFR in normal individuals (the 'classical way') and secondly a fixed cut-off value at 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 according to the associated mortality risk (the 'prognostic way'). Following the classical way, we can assert that normal GFR values are largely over 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 in healthy subjects, at least before the age of 70 years. However, we know that GFR physiologically decreases with age, and in adults older than 70 years, values below 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 could be considered normal. Following the 'prognostic way', the fixed cut-off of 60 mL/min/1.73 m2 has been retained in the K-DIGO guidelines. However, we challenge this concept and the fact that the variable 'age' is poorly taken into account in these data. There is an obvious discrepancy between the reference values defined either by the 'classical way' or by the 'prognostic way' which we think could be largely reduced, if age was better taken into consideration in these definitions.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 07/2012; 27(7):2664-72. · 3.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Hemodialysis (HD) units have become a source of resistant bacteria. One of the most alarming developments is the emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP). Risk factors and outcomes of CRKP isolation in HD patients have not been previously studied. A nested case-control study was conducted in maintenance HD patients between January 1st 2006 and June 30th 2009. CRKP-positive patients were matched with randomly selected CRKP-negative HD patients. Demographics, clinical and laboratory data were collected for 24 months prior to the specimen collection. Multivariate analyses identified independent risk factors for CRKP. A prospective follow-up determined CRKP-associated outcome. Demographics associated with CRKP acquisition in HD patients were age between 65 and 75 and having no living offspring. Clinical conditions associated with CRKP were previous hospitalization, temporary HD catheter and previous isolation of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. CRKP-related outcome was poor: median survival of one month and a hazard ratio [95% CI] of 5.9 [3.2-11.0] for mortality. Temporary HD catheters and previous treatment for VRE may predict subsequent CRKP isolation. A microbiological diagnosis of CRKP in HD patients is highly associated with imminent mortality. Meticulous measures to control the spread of CRKP bacteria among HD patients appear particularly warranted.
    The Journal of infection 06/2012; 65(4):318-25. · 4.13 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: In France, the incidence of dialysis patients is increasing in people over 75 years and represents 40% of incident patients. In these elderly patients with many comorbidities, the benefit of dialysis in terms of survival and quality of life remains controversial. Using data from REIN, determinants of early mortality were identified and a prognostic score was provided. This approach must now be adapted to elderly with end stage renal failure (ESRF) not on dialysis for which we have little data on their clinical characteristics, therapeutic projects and outcome. We report the results of a pilot study and the prospective study protocol that resulted. In four French nephrology department, 76 patients were studied with a mean age of 83±5 years, with a MDRD estimated GFR (abbreviated MDRD) of 16±4mL/min/1.73m(2). These patients were different from the population on dialysis recorded in REIN. This pilot study has shown the feasibility of a prospective study on a larger scale, which aims to build a valuable tool for decision making in elderly patients with ESRF not yet on dialysis.
    Néphrologie & Thérapeutique 04/2012; · 0.50 Impact Factor

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  • 2012–2013
    • University of Liège
      • Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry
      Liège, WAL, Belgium
    • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
      Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • 2010–2013
    • University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis
      Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • 2011
    • Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille
      Lille, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • 2008
    • French Institute of Health and Medical Research
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2006
    • Centre Hospitalier de Bethune
      Béthune, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
  • 2004–2005
    • CHRU de Strasbourg
      Strasburg, Alsace, France