Publications of Antoine BOUQUEGNEAU
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See detailAge-adapted percentiles of measured glomerular filtration in healthy individuals: extrapolation to living kidney donors over 65 years.
DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege; Gaillard, François; van der Weijden, Jessica et al

in Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine (in press)

OBJECTIVES: Most data on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) originate from subjects <65 years old, complicating decision-making in elderly living kidney donors. In this retrospective multi-center study, we ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: Most data on glomerular filtration rate (GFR) originate from subjects <65 years old, complicating decision-making in elderly living kidney donors. In this retrospective multi-center study, we calculated percentiles of measured GFR (mGFR) in donors <65 years old and extrapolated these to donors ≥65 years old. METHODS: mGFR percentiles were calculated from a development cohort of French/Belgian living kidney donors <65 years (n=1,983), using quantiles modeled as cubic splines (two linear parts joining at 40 years). Percentiles were extrapolated and validated in an internal cohort of donors ≥65 years (n=147, France) and external cohort of donors and healthy subjects ≥65 years (n=329, Germany, Sweden, Norway, France, The Netherlands) by calculating percentages within the extrapolated 5th-95th percentile (P5-P95). RESULTS: Individuals in the development cohort had a higher mGFR (99.9 ± 16.4 vs. 86.4 ± 14 and 82.7 ± 15.5 mL/min/1.73 m(2)) compared to the individuals in the validation cohorts. In the internal validation cohort, none (0%) had mGFR below the extrapolated P5, 12 (8.2%) above P95 and 135 (91.8%) between P5-P95. In the external validation cohort, five subjects had mGFR below the extrapolated P5 (1.5%), 25 above P95 (7.6%) and 299 (90.9%) between P5-P95. CONCLUSIONS: We demonstrate that extrapolation of mGFR from younger donors is possible and might aid with decision-making in elderly donors. [less ▲]

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See detailSerological response to mRNA SARS-CoV-2 BNT162b2 vaccine in kidney transplant recipients depends on prior exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
Firket, Louis ULiege; Descy, Julie ULiege; Seidel, Laurence ULiege et al

in American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (2021), 21(11), 3806-3807

Grupper et al. have reported on a positive humoral response post full vaccination with mRNA SARS-CoV2 BNT162b2 in only 51/136 (37.5%) kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) without prior exposure to the ... [more ▼]

Grupper et al. have reported on a positive humoral response post full vaccination with mRNA SARS-CoV2 BNT162b2 in only 51/136 (37.5%) kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) without prior exposure to the virus(1) . We have conducted an IRB-approved (B707201215598-2021/80) prospective small sample-size study comparing the humoral response to BNT162b2 in 40 consecutive individuals early exposed to the Belgian vaccination program, including 20 KTRs with (n=10, COVID-19(+)) versus without (n=10, COVID-19(-)) history of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and 20 controls including 10 COVID-19(+) versus 10 COVID-19(-). [less ▲]

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See detailAge-dependent impact of the major common genetic risk factor for COVID-19 on severity and mortality.
Nakanishi, Tomoko; Pigazzini, Sara; Degenhardt, Frauke et al

in Journal of Clinical Investigation (2021), Online ahead of print.

BACKGROUND: There is considerable variability in COVID-19 outcomes amongst younger adults-and some of this variation may be due to genetic predisposition. We characterized the clinical implications of the ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: There is considerable variability in COVID-19 outcomes amongst younger adults-and some of this variation may be due to genetic predisposition. We characterized the clinical implications of the major genetic risk factor for COVID-19 severity, and its age-dependent effect, using individual-level data in a large international multi-centre consortium. METHOD: The major common COVID-19 genetic risk factor is a chromosome 3 locus, tagged by the marker rs10490770. We combined individual level data for 13,424 COVID-19 positive patients (N=6,689 hospitalized) from 17 cohorts in nine countries to assess the association of this genetic marker with mortality, COVID-19-related complications and laboratory values. We next examined if the magnitude of these associations varied by age and were independent from known clinical COVID-19 risk factors. FINDINGS: We found that rs10490770 risk allele carriers experienced an increased risk of all-cause mortality (hazard ratio [HR] 1·4, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1·2-1·6) and COVID-19 related mortality (HR 1·5, 95%CI 1·3-1·8). Risk allele carriers had increased odds of several COVID-19 complications: severe respiratory failure (odds ratio [OR] 2·0, 95%CI 1·6-2·6), venous thromboembolism (OR 1·7, 95%CI 1·2-2·4), and hepatic injury (OR 1·6, 95%CI 1·2-2·0). Risk allele carriers ≤ 60 years had higher odds of death or severe respiratory failure (OR 2·6, 95%CI 1·8-3·9) compared to those > 60 years OR 1·5 (95%CI 1·3-1·9, interaction p-value=0·04). Amongst individuals ≤ 60 years who died or experienced severe respiratory COVID-19 outcome, we found that 31·8% (95%CI 27·6-36·2) were risk variant carriers, compared to 13·9% (95%CI 12·6-15·2%) of those not experiencing these outcomes. Prediction of death or severe respiratory failure among those ≤ 60 years improved when including the risk allele (AUC 0·82 vs 0·84, p=0·016) and the prediction ability of rs10490770 risk allele was similar to, or better than, most established clinical risk factors. INTERPRETATION: The major common COVID-19 risk locus on chromosome 3 is associated with increased risks of morbidity and mortality-and these are more pronounced amongst individuals ≤ 60 years. The effect on COVID-19 severity was similar to, or larger than most established risk factors, suggesting potential implications for clinical risk management. FUNDING: Funding was obtained by each of the participating cohorts individually. [less ▲]

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See detailCOVID-19-associated nephropathy includes tubular necrosis and capillarycongestion, with evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in the nephron
BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege; ERPICUM, Pauline ULiege; GROSCH, Stéphanie ULiege et al

in Kidney International (2021)

Background: Kidney damage has been reported in patients with COVID-19. Despite numerous reports about COVID-19-associated nephropathy, the factual presence of the SARS-CoV-2 in the renal parenchyma ... [more ▼]

Background: Kidney damage has been reported in patients with COVID-19. Despite numerous reports about COVID-19-associated nephropathy, the factual presence of the SARS-CoV-2 in the renal parenchyma remains controversial. Methods: We consecutively performed 16 immediate (≤3h) post-mortem renal biopsies in patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Kidney samples from 5 patients who died from sepsis not related to COVID-19 were used as controls. Samples were methodically evaluated by 3 pathologists. Virus detection in the renal parenchyma was performed in all samples by bulk RNA RT-PCR (E and N1/N2 genes), immunostaining (nCoV2019 N-Protein), fluorescent in situ hybridization (nCoV2019-S) and electron microscopy. Results: The mean age of our COVID-19 cohort was 68.2±12.8 years, most of whom were males (68.7%). Proteinuria was observed in 53.3% of cases, while acute kidney injury occurred in 60% of cases. Acute tubular necrosis of variable severity was found in all cases, with no tubular or interstitial inflammation. There was no difference in acute tubular necrosis severity between the patients with COVID-19 versus controls. Congestion in glomerular and peri tubular capillaries was respectively observed in 56.3 and 87.5% of patients with COVID-19 compared to 20% of controls, with no evidence of thrombi. The nCoV2019 N-Protein was detected in proximal tubules and also at the basolateral pole of scattered cells of the distal tubules in 9/16 cases. In situ hybridization confirmed these findings in 6/16 cases. RT-PCR of kidney total RNA detected SARS-CoV-2 E and N1/N2 genes in one case. Electron microscopy did not show typical viral inclusions. Conclusions: Our immediate post-mortem kidney samples from patients with COVID-19 highlight a congestive pattern of acute kidney injury, with no significant glomerular or interstitial inflammation. Immunostaining and in situ hybridization suggest that SARS-CoV-2 is present in various segments of the nephron. [less ▲]

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See detailProteinuria in COVID‑19: prevalence, characterization and prognostic role
HUART, Justine ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege; Lutteri, Laurence ULiege et al

in Journal of Nephrology (2021), 34(3), 355-364

Abstract Background Proteinuria has been commonly reported in patients with COVID-19. However, only dipstick tests have been frequently used thus far. Here, the quantifcation and characterization of ... [more ▼]

Abstract Background Proteinuria has been commonly reported in patients with COVID-19. However, only dipstick tests have been frequently used thus far. Here, the quantifcation and characterization of proteinuria were investigated and their association with mortality was assessed. Methods This retrospective, observational, single center study included 153 patients, hospitalized with COVID-19 between March 28th and April 30th, 2020, in whom total proteinuria and urinary α1-microglobulin (a marker of tubular injury) were measured. Association with mortality was evaluated, with a follow-up until May 7th, 2020. Results According to the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes staging, 14% (n=21) of the patients had category 1 proteinuria (<150 mg/g of urine creatinine), 42% (n=64) had category 2 (between 150 and 500 mg/g) and 44% (n=68) had category 3 proteinuria (over 500 mg/g). Urine α1-microglobulin concentration was higher than 15 mg/g in 89% of patients. After a median follow-up of 27 [14;30] days, the mortality rate reached 18%. Total proteinuria and urinary α1-microglobulin were associated with mortality in unadjusted and adjusted models. This association was stronger in subgroups of patients with normal renal function and without a urinary catheter. Conclusions Proteinuria is frequent in patients with COVID-19. Its characterization suggests a tubular origin, with increased urinary α1-microglobulin. Tubular proteinuria was associated with mortality in COVID-19 in our restropective, observational study. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function
DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege; HUART, Justine ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege et al

in Lancet (2021), 397(10287), 1807

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See detail[(18)F]FDG PET/CT imaging disproves renal allograft acute rejection in kidney transplant recipients with acute kidney dysfunction: a validation cohort.
LOVINFOSSE, Pierre ULiege; Weekers, Frédéric ULiege; Pottel, Hans ULiege et al

in European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging (2021)

PURPOSE: [(18)F]FDG PET/CT may predict the absence of acute allograft rejection (AR) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) with acute kidney injury (AKI). Still, the proposed threshold of 1.6 of the mean ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: [(18)F]FDG PET/CT may predict the absence of acute allograft rejection (AR) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) with acute kidney injury (AKI). Still, the proposed threshold of 1.6 of the mean of mean standardized uptake values (mSUVmean) in the renal parenchyma needs validation. METHODS: We prospectively performed 86 [(18)F]FDG PET/CT in 79 adult KTRs who underwent per-cause transplant biopsy for suspected AR. Biopsy-proven polyoma BK nephropathies (n = 7) were excluded. PET/CT was performed 192 ± 18 min after administration of 254.4 ± 30.4 MBq of [(18)F]FDG. The SUV(mean) was measured in both upper and lower poles of the renal allograft. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey's studentized range test were sequentially performed. The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drawn to discriminate "AR" from non-pathological ("normal" + "borderline") conditions. RESULTS: The median age of the cohort was 55 [43; 63] years, with M/F gender ratio of 47/39. The mean eGFR was 31.9 ± 14.6 ml/min/1.73m(2). Biopsies were categorized in 4 groups: "normal" (n = 54), "borderline" (n = 9), "AR" (n = 14), or "others" (n = 2). The median [min; max] mSUV(mean) reached 1.72 [1.02; 2.07], 1.97 [1.55; 2.11], 2.13 [1.65, 3.12], and 1.84 [1.57; 2.12] in "normal," "borderline," "AR," and "others" groups, respectively. ANOVA demonstrated a significant difference of mSUV(mean) among groups (F = 13.25, p < 0.0001). The ROC area under the curve was 0.86. Test sensitivity and specificity corresponding to the threshold value of 1.6 were 100% and 30%, respectively. CONCLUSION: [(18)F]FDG PET/CT may help noninvasively prevent inessential transplant biopsies in KTR with AKI. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term clinical follow-up of patients suffering from moderate-to-severe COVID-19 infection: a monocentric prospective observational cohort study.
Darcis, Gilles ULiege; Bouquegneau, Antoine ULiege; Maes, Nathalie ULiege et al

in International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (2021), 109

OBJECTIVES: Various symptoms and considerable organ dysfunction persist following infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Uncertainty remains about the potential mid ... [more ▼]

OBJECTIVES: Various symptoms and considerable organ dysfunction persist following infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Uncertainty remains about the potential mid- and long-term health sequelae. This prospective study of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Liège University Hospital, Belgium aimed to determine the persistent consequences of COVID-19. METHODS: Patients admitted to the University Hospital of Liège with moderate-to-severe confirmed COVID-19, discharged between 2 March and 1 October 2020, were recruited prospectively. Follow-up at 3 and 6 months after hospital discharge included demographic and clinical data, biological data, pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest. RESULTS: In total, 199 individuals were included in the analysis. Most patients received oxygen supplementation (80.4%). Six months after discharge, 47% and 32% of patients still had exertional dyspnoea and fatigue. PFTs at 3-month follow-up revealed a reduced diffusion capacity of carbon monoxide (mean 71.6 ± 18.6%), and this increased significantly at 6-month follow-up (P<0.0001). Chest CT scans showed a high prevalence (68.9% of the cohort) of persistent abnormalities, mainly ground glass opacities. Duration of hospitalization, intensive care unit admission and mechanical ventilation were not associated with the persistence of symptoms 3 months after discharge. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of persistent symptoms following hospitalization with COVID-19 is high and stable for up to 6 months after discharge. However, biological, functional and iconographic abnormalities improved significantly over time. [less ▲]

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See detailComment estimer la filtration glomérulaire dans le contexte de l’adaptation posologique de médicaments ?
DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege; Moranne, Olivier et al

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2020), 16(703), 1489-1493

In chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, the dosage of many medications should be adapted according to the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR estimation is obtained by using creatinine-based equations ... [more ▼]

In chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, the dosage of many medications should be adapted according to the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR estimation is obtained by using creatinine-based equations. Many different equations have been proposed in the literature, and they don't systematically lead to the same result in terms of drug dosage. There is an ongoing debate to determine which equations should be recommended, with the Cockcroft equation on one side and the MDRD (« Modified Diet in Renal Diseases ») or CKD-EPI (« Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology ») on the other side. The last two equations are especially used by nephrologists whereas the Cockcroft is still considered by geriatrists and pharmacologists. In the current article, we discuss the pro/cons from both sides, and propose recommendation for the clinical practice. [less ▲]

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See detailObserver variability in the assessment of renal (18)F-FDG uptake in kidney transplant recipients.
JADOUL, Alexandre ULiege; LOVINFOSSE, Pierre ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege et al

in Scientific Reports (2020), 10(1), 4617

(18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging may help non-invasively disprove the diagnosis of acute kidney allograft rejection (AR) in kidney transplant recipients (KTR). The present study aims at evaluating the ... [more ▼]

(18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging may help non-invasively disprove the diagnosis of acute kidney allograft rejection (AR) in kidney transplant recipients (KTR). The present study aims at evaluating the repeatability and reproducibility of the quantification of renal (18)F-FDG uptake in KTR. We prospectively performed (18)F-FDG PET/CT in 95 adult KTR who underwent surveillance transplant biopsy between 3 to 6 months post transplantation. Images were obtained 180 minutes after injecting 3 MBq (18)F-FDG per kg body weight. Mean standard uptake value (SUVmean) of kidney cortex was independently measured by 2 experienced observers in 4 volumes of interest (VOI) distributed in the upper (n = 2) and lower (n = 2) poles. The first observer repeated SUV assessment in the uppermost VOI, blinded to the initial results. Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) and Bland-Altman plots were calculated. An ICC of 0.96 with 95%CI of [0.94; 0.97] was calculated for the intra-observer measurements. The ICC for inter-observer reproducibility for each VOI was 0.87 [0.81-0.91], 0.87 [0.81-0.91], 0.85 [0.78-0.89] and 0.83 [0.76-0.88] for the upper to the lower renal poles, respectively. The repeatability and reproducibility of the quantification of kidney allograft (18)F-FDG uptake are both consistent, which makes it transferrable to the clinical routine. [less ▲]

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See detailAtteintes rénales de la COVID-19
ERPICUM, Pauline ULiege; GROSCH, Stéphanie ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège. Supplément (2020), 75(supplément 1), 109-114

The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes a respiratory distress syndrome, the main symptom of COVID-19 (for “COronaVIrus Disease 2019”). This infectious disease has been causing a major health and socio-economic ... [more ▼]

The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes a respiratory distress syndrome, the main symptom of COVID-19 (for “COronaVIrus Disease 2019”). This infectious disease has been causing a major health and socio-economic pandemic since December 2019. The pulmonary alveolus is regarded as the main target of SARS-CoV-2. However, this coronavirus is capable of directly or indirectly affecting other organs, including the kidneys. Here, we summarize the presumed pathophysiology of COVID-19 renal disease. The incidence of acute kidney injury ranges from 0,5 to 22 % of all patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. The need for renal replacement therapy is reported in 5-9 % of patients in intensive care. Histological analysis of renal biopsies mainly shows acute tubular necrosis of varying severity, as well as the congestion of glomerular and peri-tubular capillaries. Endothelitis has been described in few cases. Evidence for a factual inflammation of the glomerulus remains controversial. The medium/long term consequences of COVID-19 nephropathy are unknown and will deserve a tight follow-up. [less ▲]

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See detailSclerostin within the chronic kidney disease spectrum
BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege; Evenepoel, Peter; PAQUOT, Francois ULiege et al

in Clinica Chimica Acta (2019), 502

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See detailDiagnostic yield of (18) F-FDG PET/CT imaging and urinary CXCL9/creatinine levels in kidney allograft subclinical rejection.
Hanssen, Oriane ULiege; Weekers, Laurent ULiege; Lovinfosse, Pierre ULiege et al

in American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (2019)

Subclinical kidney allograft acute rejection (SCR) corresponds to "the unexpected histological evidence of acute rejection in a stable patient." SCR detection relies on surveillance biopsy. Noninvasive ... [more ▼]

Subclinical kidney allograft acute rejection (SCR) corresponds to "the unexpected histological evidence of acute rejection in a stable patient." SCR detection relies on surveillance biopsy. Noninvasive approaches may help avoid biopsy-associated complications. From November 2015 to January 2018, we prospectively performed positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) after injection of F(18) -fluorodeoxyglucose ((18) F-FDG) in adult kidney transplant recipients with surveillance biopsy at ~3 months posttransplantation. The Banff-2017 classification was used. The ratio of the mean standard uptake value (mSUVR) between kidney cortex and psoas muscle was measured. Urinary levels of CXCL-9 were concomitantly quantified. Our 92-patient cohort was categorized upon histology: normal (n = 70), borderline (n = 16), and SCR (n = 6). No clinical or biological difference was observed between groups. The mSUVR reached 1.87 +/- 0.55, 1.94 +/- 0.35, and 2.41 +/- 0.54 in normal, borderline, and SCR groups, respectively. A significant difference in mSUVR was found among groups. Furthermore, mSUVR was significantly higher in the SCR vs normal group. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was 0.79, with 83% sensitivity using an mSUVR threshold of 2.4. The AUC of urinary CXCL-9/creatinine ratios comparatively reached 0.79. The mSUVR positively correlated with ti and acute composite Banff scores. (18) F-FDG-PET/CT helps noninvasively exclude SCR, with a negative predictive value of 98%. External validations are required. [less ▲]

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See detailSclerostin and chronic kidney disease: the assay impacts what we (thought to) know.
DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege; PAQUOT, Francois ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege et al

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2018), 33(8), 1404-1410

Background: Sclerostin, a 22-kDa protein secreted by osteocytes, acts as a potent inhibitor of osteoblast activity. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), sclerostin is a putative driver of the bone-vascular ... [more ▼]

Background: Sclerostin, a 22-kDa protein secreted by osteocytes, acts as a potent inhibitor of osteoblast activity. In chronic kidney disease (CKD), sclerostin is a putative driver of the bone-vascular axis. However, large discrepancies between sclerostin assays have been described. Methods: We compared four different assays [Biomedica (BM), TecoMedical (TE), R&D (RD) and MesoScaleDiscovery (MSD)] in an analytical study and addressed the question whether bioassay choice affects the correlation between circulating sclerostin and clinical and biochemical determinants. Circulating sclerostin levels were determined in 39 prevalent dialysis patients and 82 non-dialysis patients referred for glomerular filtration rate measurement. Results: In the 82 non-dialysis patients, we observed large differences in median (interquartile range) sclerostin concentrations (in pg/mL): BM, 984 [interquartile range (IQR) 648]; TE, 629 (IQR 237); RD, 154 (IQR 84) and MSD, 36 (IQR 19). The concordance correlation coefficient between assays was poor (0.1-0.44). The same discrepancies were observed in dialysis patients. A significant negative rank correlation was found between glomerular filtration rate and sclerostin measured by BM and TE but not by MSD and RD. Associations between sclerostin and age, gender, weight or parathormone were also different according to the assay considered. Conclusions: Clinical inference relating sclerostin levels found in the general, CKD and dialysis populations is largely influenced by the assay used to measure this biomarker. [less ▲]

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See detailLa néphropathie lupique : les nouvelles perspectives de traitement
JADOT, Virginie ULiege; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULiege; VON FRENCKELL, Christian ULiege et al

in Néphrologie et Thérapeutique (2017), 14

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease. Both acquired and innate immune systems are involved in the development of this systemic disease. Lupus nephritis usually is the most serious ... [more ▼]

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease. Both acquired and innate immune systems are involved in the development of this systemic disease. Lupus nephritis usually is the most serious manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, with significant morbidity and mortality. The physiopathological development of the renal involvement of lupus has been increasingly elucidated over the years and various target therapies have recently been developed. After some physiopathological reminders, we discuss the conventional treatment of lupus nephritis as well as the various therapeutic advances, in particular the contribution and the place of the new target therapies in the treatment of the lupus nephritis. [less ▲]

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See detailFibrillation auriculaire et anticoagulation chez le patient hémodialysé : une décision difficile
DELANAYE, Pierre ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege; DUBOIS, Bernard ULiege et al

in Néphrologie et Thérapeutique (2017)

Cardiovascular mortality of hemodialysis patients remains a major problem. The prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation in this population are more important than in the general population. The ... [more ▼]

Cardiovascular mortality of hemodialysis patients remains a major problem. The prevalence and incidence of atrial fibrillation in this population are more important than in the general population. The indication of antivitamin K therapy (AVK) in this context of atrial fibrillation must be weighted against the increased risk of bleeding. Unfortunately, and contrary to the general population, an indication of anticoagulation based on embolic or hemorrhagic risk scores is not as clearly established in the hemodialysis population. No prospective randomized study has investigated the benefit/risk balance of anticoagulant treatment in hemodialysis subjects. This article is a review of the current literature on this topic, showing the prevalence of thromboembolic but also bleeding events in the hemodialysis population. The impact of AVK treatment in this specific population is also reviewed. To the best of our knowledge, the indication of treatment must be individualized. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Case : Acute renal failure and refractory hyponatremia
Denis, Chloé ULiege; JADOT, Virginie ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege et al

in Kidney International (2016), 90

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See detailSclérostine & insuffisance rénale: que nous apprennent les différents méthodes de dosage?
PAQUOT, Francois ULiege; BOUQUEGNEAU, Antoine ULiege; CAVALIER, Etienne ULiege et al

in Néphrologie et Thérapeutique (2016), 12(5), 374

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