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Legriel S.,Center Hospitalier Of Versailles Andre Mignot Hospital | Azoulay E.,CHU Saint Louis | Resche-Rigon M.,CHU Saint Louis | Lemiale V.,CHU Saint Louis | And 14 more authors.
Critical Care Medicine | Year: 2010

Objectives: Few outcome data are available about convulsive status epilepticus managed in the intensive care unit. We studied 90-day functional outcomes and their determinants in patients with convulsive status epilepticus. Design: Two hundred forty-eight convulsive status epilepticus patients admitted to 18 intensive care units in 2005-2007 were included in a prospective observational cohort study. The main outcome measure was a Glasgow Outcome Scale score of 5 (good recovery) on day 90. Main results: Convulsive status epilepticus occurred out of hospital in 177 (67%) patients, and all but 15 patients were still seizing at medical team arrival. The median time from convulsive status epilepticus onset to anticonvulsant drug initiation was 40 mins (interquartile range, 5-80). Total seizure duration was 85 mins (interquartile range, 46.5-180). Convulsive status epilepticus was refractory in 49 (20%) patients. The most common causes of convulsive status epilepticus were anticonvulsive agent withdrawal (36.4%) in patients with previous epilepsy and stroke (27.7%) in inaugural convulsive status epilepticus. Mechanical ventilation was needed in 210 (85%) patients. On day 90, 42 (18.8%) patients were dead, 87 (38.8%) had marked functional impairments (Glasgow Outcome Scale score, 2-4), and 95 (42.4%) had a good recovery (Glasgow Outcome Scale score, 5). Factors showing independent positive associations with poor outcome (Glasgow Outcome Scale score, <5) were older age (odds ratio, 1.04/year; 95% confidence interval, 1.02-1.05; p = .0005), cerebral insult (odds ratio, 2.70; 95% confidence interval, 1.37-5.26; p = .007), longer seizure duration (odds ratio, 1.72/120 min; 95% confidence interval, 1.05-2.86; p = .03), on-scene focal neurologic signs (odds ratio, 2.08; 95% confidence interval, 1.03-4.16; p = .04), and refractory convulsive status epilepticus (odds ratio, 2.70; 95% confidence interval, 1.02-7.14; p = .045). Conclusions: Ninety days after intensive care unit admission for convulsive status epilepticus, half the survivors had severe functional impairments. Longer seizure duration, cerebral insult, and refractory convulsive status epilepticus were strongly associated with poor outcomes, suggesting a role for early neuroprotective strategies. © 2010 by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Source


Pillebout E.,CHU St Louis | Alberti C.,University Paris Diderot | Guillevin L.,CHU Cochin | Ouslimani A.,Assistance Publique Hpitaux de Paris | Thervet E.,CHU Necker
Kidney International | Year: 2010

Henoch Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a common disease in children, usually associated with a good prognosis. In adults there are no prospective studies concerning its prognosis or treatment, especially in cases of severe visceral involvement. Here we compared steroid therapy without or with cyclophosphamide co-treatment in adults with severe HSP in a 12-month, multi-center, prospective, open-label trial that treated 54 adults with biopsy-proven HSP including proliferative glomerulonephritis and severe visceral manifestations. All received steroids; however, 25 were randomized to also receive cyclophosphamide. The primary endpoint that occurred in three patients in each group was complete disease remission defined as zero on the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score with no persistent or new clinical and/or biological vasculitis at 6 months. No patient had active visceral involvement. The secondary endpoints were renal outcome, deaths, and adverse events at 12 months. Renal function, proteinuria, safety data, incidence of diabetes, and severe infections were similar between the two groups. At the last follow-up, renal function remained stable. The small population size of our study does not permit definitive conclusions; however, we suggest that treatment of adults with severe HSP by adding cyclophosphamide provides no benefit compared with steroids alone. © 2010 International Society of Nephrology. Source


Tillou X.,Caen University Hospital Center | Guleryuz K.,Caen University Hospital Center | Doerfler A.,Caen University Hospital Center | Bensadoun H.,Caen University Hospital Center | And 15 more authors.
American Journal of Transplantation | Year: 2014

Nephron sparing surgery (NSS) results in the transplanted population remain unknown because they are only presented in small series or case reports. Our objective was to study renal sparing surgery for kidney graft renal cell carcinomas (RCC) in a multicenter cohort. Data were collected from 32 French transplantation centers. Cases of renal graft de novo tumors treated as RCC since the beginning of their transplantation activity were included. Seventy-nine allograft kidney de novo tumors were diagnosed. Forty-three patients (54.4%) underwent renal sparing surgery. Mean age of grafted kidneys at the time of diagnosis was 47.5 years old (26.1-72.6). The mean time between transplantation and tumor diagnosis was 142.6 months (12.2-300). Fifteen tumors were clear cell carcinomas (34.9%), and 25 (58.1%) were papillary carcinomas. Respectively, 10 (24.4%), 24 (58.3%) and 8 (19.5%) tumors were Fuhrman grade 1, 2 and 3. Nine patients had postoperative complications (20.9%) including four requiring surgery (Clavien IIIb). At the last follow-up, 41 patients had a functional kidney graft, without dialysis and no long-term complications. NSS is safe and appropriate for all small tumors of transplanted kidneys with good long-term functional and oncological outcomes, which prevent patients from returning to dialysis. This study of 43 nephron sparing surgeries demonstrates a safe and appropriate indication for small tumors of transplanted kidneys, with very good long-term functional and oncological outcomes that prevent patients from returning to dialysis. © Copyright 2014 The American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Source


Coyaud E.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | Coyaud E.,University Paul Sabatier | Struski S.,Toulouse University Hospital Center | Prade N.,French Institute of Health and Medical Research | And 29 more authors.
Blood | Year: 2010

PAX5 is the main target of somatic mutations in acute B lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). We analyzed 153 adult and child B-ALL harboring karyotypic abnormalities at chromosome 9p, to determine the frequency and the nature of PAX5 alterations. We found PAX5 internal rearrangements in 21% of the cases. To isolate fusion partners, we used classic and innovative techniques (rolling circle amplification-rapid amplification of cDNA ends) and single nucleotide polymorphism-comparative genomic hybridization arrays. Recurrent and novel fusion partners were identified, including NCoR1, DACH2, GOLGA6, and TAOK1 genes showing the high variability of the partners. We noted that half the fusion genes can give rise to truncated PAX5 proteins. Furthermore, malignant cells carrying PAX5 fusion genes displayed a simple karyotype. These data strongly suggest that PAX5 fusion genes are early players in leukemogenesis. In addition, PAX5 deletion was observed in 60% of B-ALL with 9p alterations. Contrary to cases with PAX5 fusions, deletions were associated with complex karyotypes and commonrecurrent translocations. This supports the hypothesis of the secondary nature of the deletion. Our data shed more light on the high variability of PAX5 alterations in B-ALL. Therefore, it is probable that gene fusions occur early, whereas deletions should be regarded as a late/secondary event. © 2010 by The American Society of Hematology. Source


Carreras E.,Institute of Hematology Oncology | Cahn J.Y.,Joseph Fourier University | Puozzo C.,IRPF | Kroger N.,University of Hamburg | And 4 more authors.
Anticancer Research | Year: 2010

This study investigated the effect of seizure prophylaxis on busulfan (Bu) plasma exposure. Twenty-four adult patients received an intravenous Bu-cyclophoshamide conditioning regimen prior to bone marrow transplantation. Busilvex® (0.8 mg/kg) was administered every six hours during four consecutive days. Clonazepam (0.025 to 0.03 mglkglday as a continuous 12-h i.v. infusion) was administered at least 12 hours prior to i.v. Bu dosing and continued until 24 hours after the last dose. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data were compared with those previously collected in patients (n=127) treated with phenytoin for seizure prophylaxis. Through population PK analysis, a 10% average increase (coeffiecient of variation, RSE=5.35%) in total clearance of Bu was quantified when Bu was associated with clonazepam as compared to phenytoin, which was considered as not being clinically relevant. The suspected induction on Bu metabolism by phenytoin should have resulted in the opposite effect. The patient efficacy and safety profiles were comparable between the two cohorts. Source

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