Olivier Sanchez

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

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    ABSTRACT: Importance Acetazolamide has been used for decades as a respiratory stimulant for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and metabolic alkalosis, but no large randomized placebo-controlled trial is available to confirm this approach.Objective To determine whether acetazolamide reduces mechanical ventilation duration in critically ill patients with COPD and metabolic alkalosis.Design, Setting, and Participants The DIABOLO study, a randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial, was conducted from October 2011 through July 2014 in 15 intensive care units (ICUs) in France. A total of 382 patients with COPD who were expected to receive mechanical ventilation for more 24 hours were randomized to the acetazolamide or placebo group and 380 were included in an intention-to treat analysis.Interventions Acetazolamide (500-1000 mg, twice daily) vs placebo administered intravenously in cases of pure or mixed metabolic alkalosis, initiated within 48 hours of ICU admission and continued during the ICU stay for a maximum of 28 days.Main Outcomes and Measures The primary outcome was the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation via endotracheal intubation or tracheotomy. Secondary outcomes included changes in arterial blood gas and respiratory parameters, weaning duration, adverse events, use of noninvasive ventilation after extubation, successful weaning, the duration of ICU stay, and in-ICU mortality.Results Among 382 randomized patients, 380 (mean age, 69 years; 272 men [71.6%]; 379 [99.7%] with endotracheal intubation) completed the study. For the acetazolamide group (n = 187), compared with the placebo group (n = 193), no significant between-group differences were found for median duration of mechanical ventilation (−16.0 hours; 95% CI, −36.5 to 4.0 hours; P = .17), duration of weaning off mechanical ventilation (−0.9 hours; 95% CI, −4.3 to 1.3 hours; P = .36), daily changes of minute-ventilation (−0.0 L/min; 95% CI, −0.2 to 0.2 L/min; P = .72), or partial carbon-dioxide pressure in arterial blood (−0.3 mm Hg; 95% CI, −0.8 to 0.2 mm Hg; P = .25), although daily changes of serum bicarbonate (between-group difference, −0.8 mEq/L; 95% CI, −1.2 to −0.5 mEq/L; P < .001) and number of days with metabolic alkalosis (between-group difference, −1; 95% CI, −2 to −1 days; P < .001) decreased significantly more in the acetazolamide group. Other secondary outcomes also did not differ significantly between groups.Conclusions and Relevance Among patients with COPD receiving invasive mechanical ventilation, the use of acetazolamide, compared with placebo, did not result in a statistically significant reduction in the duration of invasive mechanical ventilation. However, the magnitude of the difference was clinically important, and it is possible that the study was underpowered to establish statistical significance.Trial Registration clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT01627639
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  • F. Couturaud · O. Sanchez · G. Pernod

    No preview · Article · Dec 2015
  • Guy Meyer · Benjamin Planquette · Olivier Sanchez
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    ABSTRACT: Controversy over the role of fibrinolysis in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) has persisted because of the lack of adequately sized trials. The PEITHO study now allows a more precise estimate of the risk to benefit ratio of fibrinolysis in these patients. This trial enrolled patients with intermediate-risk PE who were randomized to receive heparin with either tenecteplase or placebo. Fibrinolysis was associated with a significant reduction in the combined end-point of death or hemodynamic decompensation, but also with a significant increase in the risk of major bleeding. The primary efficacy end-point occurred in 2.6 % of the patients in the tenecteplase group and in 5.6 % of the patients in the placebo group (OR, 0.44; 95 % CI, 0.23 to 0.87), conversely, major extracranial bleeding occurred in 6.3 % and 1.2 % in the tenecteplase and placebo groups, respectively (OR, 5.55; 95 % CI, 2.3 to 13.39) and stroke occurred in 2.4 % and in 0.2 % of the patients in the tenecteplase group and in the placebo group, respectively (OR, 12.10; 95 % CI, 1.57 to 93.39). No difference was observed for the risk of death alone and the risk of full-dose thrombolytic therapy outweighs its benefit in patients with intermediate-risk PE. Recent meta-analyses suggest that fibrinolysis may be associated with a slight reduction in overall mortality offset by an increase in major bleeding. Two pilot studies suggest that a reduced dose of fibrinolysis may produce significant hemodynamic improvement with a low risk of major bleeding. These options need to be evaluated in larger studies including patients with a higher risk of adverse outcome than those included in the PEITHO study.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Current Atherosclerosis Reports
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Clear guidelines for the investigation of occult malignancy after unprovoked venous thromboembolism are not yet available. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) PET/CT could serve as a comprehensive screening strategy for occult malignancy in this context. We aimed to compare a screening strategy based on (18)F-FDG PET/CT with a limited screening strategy for detection of malignant disease in patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism. Methods: In an open-label, multicentre, randomised study we enrolled patients from four French university hospitals. Patients aged 18 years or older, diagnosed with unprovoked venous thromboembolism (not provoked by a major inherited or acquired risk factor) were invited to participate. Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to a limited screening strategy (physical examination, usual laboratory tests, and basic radiographs) or a screening strategy consisting of the limited strategy plus an (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan. Randomisation was done with a dedicated central web-based randomisation system, in block sizes of six, stratified by centre, and concealed from the investigators. Patients and investigators were not masked to study group assignment. Patients were followed up for 2 years. The primary outcome was the proportion of patients with a cancer diagnosis in each group after the initial screening assessment. Analyses were conducted in modified intention-to-test and per-protocol populations. This trial is completed and registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, number NCT00964275. Findings: Between March 3, 2009, and Aug 18, 2012, we enrolled and randomly assigned 399 patients; five withdrew consent, leaving 197 in each group for the modified intention-to-test analysis. After initial screening assessment, cancer was diagnosed in 11 (5·6%) patients in the (18)F-FDG PET/CT group and four (2·0%) patients in the limited screening group (absolute risk difference 3·6%, 95% CI -0·4 to 7·9; p=0·07). At the initial screening assessment, seven (64%) of the 11 cancers diagnosed in the (18)F-FDG PET/CT group were early-stage compared with two of four cancers diagnosed in the limited screening group (p=1·00). One (0·5%) occult malignancy was detected in 186 patients who had negative initial screening in the (18)F-FDG PET/CT group, compared with nine (4·7%) in 193 patients in the limited screening group (absolute risk difference 4·1%, 95% CI 0·8 to 8·4, p=0·01). Overall, five (42%) of the 12 cancers diagnosed in the (18)F-FDG PET/CT group were advanced stage, compared with seven (54%) of the 13 cancers diagnosed in the limited screening group (p=0·70). 16 patients died during follow-up, eight (4·1%) in each group. Two (1·0%) patients in the (18)F-FDG PET/CT group and five (2·5%) in the limited screening group had cancer-related deaths. Interpretation: A strategy including limited screening and a (18)F-FDG PET/CT was not associated with a significantly higher rate of cancer diagnosis after unprovoked venous thromboembolism. The risk of subsequent cancer diagnosis was, however, lower in patients who had negative initial screening that included (18)F-FDG PET/CT than in patients who had negative initial limited screening. Whether or not (18)F-FDG PET/CT might be useful in a more selected population of patients with a high risk of cancer remains to be determined. Funding: Programme Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique (French Department of Health).
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · The Lancet Oncology
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    Guy Meyer · Benjamin Planquette · Olivier Sanchez

    Preview · Article · Dec 2015 · European Respiratory Journal
  • Guy Meyer · Olivier Sanchez · David Jimenez

    No preview · Article · Nov 2015 · La Presse Médicale
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    ABSTRACT: Le sarcome artériel pulmonaire est une pathologie rare dont les symptômes ne sont pas spécifiques. La présentation clinique et radiologique peut mimer une embolie pulmonaire avec hypertension pulmonaire post-embolique. Sa prise en charge est essentiellement chirurgicale mais le pronostic de cette pathologie reste sombre.
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    ABSTRACT: Despite the wide use of the 6 min walk distance (6MWD), no study has ever assessed its validity as a surrogate marker for haemodynamics and predictor of outcome in isolated pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-PAH). We designed this work to address this issue. Treatment-naïve patients with SSc-PAH were prospectively included from two sources: the French PAH Network (a prospective epidemiological cohort) (n=83) and randomised clinical trials submitted for drug approval (Food and Drug Administration) (n=332). Correlations between absolute values of the 6MWD and haemodynamics at baseline, as well as between variations of 6MWD and haemodynamics during follow-up, were studied in both populations. In the French cohort, baseline cardiac output (CO) (R(2)=0.19, p=0.001) and New York Heart Association class (R(2)=0.10, p<0.001) were significantly and independently correlated with baseline 6MWD in multivariate analysis. A significant, independent, but weaker, correlation with CO was also found in the Food and Drug Administration sample (R(2)=0.04, p<0.001). During follow-up, there was no association between the changes in 6MWD and haemodynamic parameters in patients under PAH-specific treatments. In SSc-PAH, CO independently correlates with 6MWD at baseline, but accounts for a small amount of the variance of 6MWD in both study samples. This suggests that other non-haemodynamic factors could have an impact on the walk distance. Moreover, variations of 6MWD do not reflect changes in haemodynamics among treated patients. Our results suggest that 6MWD is not an accurate surrogate marker for haemodynamic severity, nor an appropriate outcome measure to assess changes in haemodynamics during follow-up in treated SSc-PAH. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2015 · Annals of the rheumatic diseases
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    ABSTRACT: The optimal duration of anticoagulation after a first episode of unprovoked pulmonary embolism is uncertain. To determine the benefits and harms of an additional 18-month treatment with warfarin vs placebo, after an initial 6-month nonrandomized treatment period on a vitamin K antagonist. Randomized, double-blind trial (treatment period, 18 months; median follow-up, 24 months); 371 adult patients who had experienced a first episode of symptomatic unprovoked pulmonary embolism (ie, with no major risk factor for thrombosis) and had been treated initially for 6 uninterrupted months with a vitamin K antagonist were randomized and followed up between July 2007 and September 2014 in 14 French centers. Warfarin or placebo for 18 months. The primary outcome was the composite of recurrent venous thromboembolism or major bleeding at 18 months after randomization. Secondary outcomes were the composite at 42 months (treatment period plus 24-month follow-up), as well as each component of the composite, and death unrelated to pulmonary embolism or major bleeding, at 18 and 42 months. After randomization, 4 patients were lost to follow-up, all after month 18, and 1 withdrew due to an adverse event. During the 18-month treatment period, the primary outcome occurred in 6 of 184 patients (3.3%) in the warfarin group and in 25 of 187 (13.5%) in the placebo group (hazard ratio [HR], 0.22; 95% CI, 0.09-0.55; P = .001). Recurrent venous thromboembolism occurred in 3 patients in the warfarin group and 25 patients in the placebo group (HR, 0.15; 95% CI, 0.05-0.43); major bleeding occurred in 4 patients in the warfarin group and in 1 patient in the placebo group (HR, 3.96; 95% CI, 0.44 to 35.89). During the 42-month entire study period (including the study treatment and follow-up periods), the composite outcome occurred in 33 patients (20.8%) in the warfarin group and in 42 (24.0%) in the placebo group (HR, 0.75; 95% CI, 0.47-1.18). Rates of recurrent venous thromboembolism, major bleeding, and unrelated death did not differ between groups. Among patients with a first episode of unprovoked pulmonary embolism who received 6 months of anticoagulant treatment, an additional 18 months of treatment with warfarin reduced the composite outcome of recurrent venous thrombosis and major bleeding compared with placebo. However, benefit was not maintained after discontinuation of anticoagulation therapy. clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00740883.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2015 · JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association
  • G Meyer · B Planquette · O Sanchez
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with pulmonary embolism can be divided in two groups according to their risk of death or major complication: a small group of high-risk patients defined by the presence of systemic hypotension or cardiogenic shock and a large group of normotensive patients. Among normotensive patients, further risk stratification, based on clinical grounds alone or on the combination of clinical data, biomarkers, and imaging tests, allows selection of low-risk patients and intermediate-risk patients. The safety of outpatient treatment for low-risk patients has been established mainly on the basis of retrospective and prospective cohorts using different selection tools. In most studies, about 50% of the patients have been safely treated at home. Although thrombolytic therapy has a favorable benefit to risk profile in patients with high-risk pulmonary embolism, the risk of major and especially intracranial bleeding outweighs the benefits in terms of hemodynamic decompensation in patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism. © 2015 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2015 · Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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    ABSTRACT: Although retrievable inferior vena cava filters are frequently used in addition to anticoagulation in patients with acute venous thromboembolism, their benefit-risk ratio is unclear. To evaluate the efficacy and safety of retrievable vena cava filters plus anticoagulation vs anticoagulation alone for preventing pulmonary embolism recurrence in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism and a high risk of recurrence. Randomized, open-label, blinded end point trial (PREPIC2) with 6-month follow-up conducted from August 2006 to January 2013. Hospitalized patients with acute, symptomatic pulmonary embolism associated with lower-limb vein thrombosis and at least 1 criterion for severity were assigned to retrievable inferior vena cava filter implantation plus anticoagulation (filter group; n = 200) or anticoagulation alone with no filter implantation (control group; n = 199). Initial hospitalization with ambulatory follow-up occurred in 17 French centers. Full-dose anticoagulation for at least 6 months in all patients. Insertion of a retrievable inferior vena cava filter in patients randomized to the filter group. Filter retrieval was planned at 3 months from placement. Primary efficacy outcome was symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism at 3 months. Secondary outcomes were recurrent pulmonary embolism at 6 months, symptomatic deep vein thrombosis, major bleeding, death at 3 and 6 months, and filter complications. In the filter group, the filter was successfully inserted in 193 patients and was retrieved as planned in 153 of the 164 patients in whom retrieval was attempted. By 3 months, recurrent pulmonary embolism had occurred in 6 patients (3.0%; all fatal) in the filter group and in 3 patients (1.5%; 2 fatal) in the control group (relative risk with filter, 2.00 [95% CI, 0.51-7.89]; P = .50). Results were similar at 6 months. No difference was observed between the 2 groups regarding the other outcomes. Filter thrombosis occurred in 3 patients. Among hospitalized patients with severe acute pulmonary embolism, the use of a retrievable inferior vena cava filter plus anticoagulation compared with anticoagulation alone did not reduce the risk of symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism at 3 months. These findings do not support the use of this type of filter in patients who can be treated with anticoagulation. clinicaltrials.gov Identifier: NCT00457158.
    Full-text · Article · Apr 2015 · JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association
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    ABSTRACT: Low molecular weight heparin is recommended for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy. However, there are few reliable data regarding the safety of therapeutic doses of tinzaparin in this setting. The objective of this study was to assess the safety of once-daily therapeutic doses of tinzaparin for the treatment of VTE during pregnancy. A retrospective study was carried out in 3 tertiary care centres in France, from 1998 to 2009, including consecutive pregnant women who received once-daily therapeutic doses of tinzaparin (175 IU/kg/day). We analyzed 87 pregnancies in 83 women, representing a total of 13,320 patient-days of treatment. Live-birth rate was 97.8%, with one case of miscarriage (<20 weeks of gestation) and one case of intrauterine foetal death (≥20 weeks). There was no antenatal major bleeding. Major bleeding occurred in 4 women during an emergency caesarean section. No case of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and no maternal death were reported. There was no neonatal haemorrhage and no case of congenital abnormality. VTE recurred on treatment in one patient and after treatment interruption for several days in 2 other patients. These results support the safety of once-daily tinzaparin at therapeutic dose for the treatment of VTE during pregnancy. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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  • G. Meyer · O. Sanchez · B. Planquette
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    ABSTRACT: La létalité de l’embolie pulmonaire (EP) compliquée d’état de choc varie de 25 à plus de 50 %. Dans cette circonstance, le traitement fibrinolytique réduit vraisemblablement la mortalité, ce qui semble justifier son emploi, malgré l’augmentation du risque hémorragique. En l’absence d’état de choc franc, la létalité de l’EP est beaucoup plus faible sous simple traitement anticoagulant et ne semble pas justifier l’emploi de thérapeutiques plus agressives. Des études suggèrent toutefois l’existence d’un groupe de malades à risque intermédiaire défini par une dysfonction ventriculaire droite objectivée par l’échocardiographie ou le scanner et par l’élévation de la troponine ou des peptides natriurétiques. Si la fibrinolyse diminue significativement les décompensations hémodynamiques et la mortalité liée à l’EP chez de tels malades, son emploi s’accompagne d’une augmentation sensible des complications hémorragiques graves et ne diminue pas la mortalité globale. Son emploi ne se conçoit donc que chez des malades dont l’état hémodynamique se décompense sous traitement anticoagulant et peut-être chez quelques malades jeunes sans facteur de risque hémorragique.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2015 · Réanimation
  • Guy Meyer · Olivier Sanchez · Benjamin Planquette
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    ABSTRACT: IntroductionThrombolytic therapy is associated with faster hemodynamic, echocardiographic and angiographic improvements than heparin alone in patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and right ventricular dysfunction, but this is obtained at the expense of an increased risk of bleeding. The use of thrombolytic therapy in patients with PE should therefore be decided on the estimation of the benefit-to-risk ratio depending both on the risk of death due to PE and to treatment-associated bleeding complications.Thrombolytic therapy induces faster angiographic and hemodynamic improvements than heparin alone in patients with PEThrombolytic treatment induces a rapid decline of pulmonary artery resistance in patients with acute PE and pulmonary hypertension. Alteplase significantly reduces mean pulmonary artery pressure and increases the cardiac index after 2 h, whereas no significant change is observed with heparin [1]. Alteplase produces an earlier reversal of right ventricular dysfunction than ...
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  • B. Planquette · P. Chiles · J. Marsh · O. Sanchez · G. Meyer · T. Morris

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    ABSTRACT: For patients diagnosed with acute symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE), the Bova score classifies their risk of developing PE-related complications within 30 days after PE diagnosis. The original Bova score study derived the model from 2,874 normotensive patients that had acute PE and participated in one of six prospective PE studies. We retrospectively assessed the validity of the Bova risk model in normotensive patients with acute PE diagnosed in an academic urban emergency department. Two clinician investigators used baseline data for the model's 4 prognostic variables to stratify patients into the three Bova risk classes (I-III) for 30-day PE-related complications. Intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and the kappa statistic assessed inter-rater variability. The Bova risk score classified the majority of the cohort of 1,083 patients into the lowest Bova risk stage (stage I, 80%; stage II, 15%; stage III, 5%), The primary endpoint occurred in 91 of the 1,083 (8.4%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 6.7-10%) patients during the 30 days after the PE diagnosis. Risk class correlated with the PE-related complication rate (class I 4.4%, class II 18%, and class III 42%; ICC 0.93 [95% CI, 0.92-0.94]; kappa statistic 0.80 [P < 0.001]), in-hospital complication rate (class I 3.7%, class II 15%, and class III 37%), and 30-day PE-related mortality (class I 3.1%, class II 6.8%, and class III 10.5%). The Bova risk score accurately stratifies normotensive patients with acute PE into stages of increasing risk of PE-related complications that occur within 30 days of PE diagnosis.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2015 · Chest

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  • 2007-2016
    • Université René Descartes - Paris 5
      • Faculté de Médecine
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2007-2014
    • Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou (Hôpitaux Universitaires Paris-Ouest)
      • Service de Microbiologie
      Lutetia Parisorum, Île-de-France, France
  • 2011
    • Unité Inserm U1077
      Caen, Lower Normandy, France
  • 2009
    • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Brest
      • Département de Médecine Interne et de Pneumologie
      Brest, Brittany, France
  • 2006-2007
    • Université Paris-Sud 11
      • Faculty of Medicine
      Orsay, Île-de-France, France
    • University of Lausanne
      Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
    • Hôpital Henri Mondor (Hôpitaux Universitaires Henri Mondor)
      Créteil, Île-de-France, France
  • 1998
    • Hôpital Antoine-Béclère – Hôpitaux universitaires Paris-Sud
      Clamart, Île-de-France, France