The main research areas of the team

Assessment of practices and pathways
Pharmacoepidemiology Patient-reported outcomes sectors


Professor Luc Frimat, MD, PhD

Nephrology Service
54511 Vandoeuvre cedex

EA 4360 Apemac

Faculté de Médecine
Nancy Université

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  1. Kessler M, Frimat L, Panescu V, Briançon S. Impact of nephrology referral on early and mid-term outcomes in ESRD: EPidémiologie de l'Insuffisance REnale chronique terminale en Lorraine (EPIREL): Results of a 2-year Prospective, Community-Based Study. Am J Kidney Dis 2003; 42: 474-85
  2. Bayat S, Frimat L, Thilly N, Loos C, Briançon S, Kessler M. Medical and non-medical determinants of access to renal transplant waiting list in a French community-based network of care. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2006, 21:2900-7
  3. Frimat L, Cassuto-Viguier E, Charpentier B, Noël C, Provôt F, Rostaing L, Glotz D, Sraer JD, Bourbigot B, Moulin B, Lang P, Ducloux D, Pouteil-Noble C, Girardot-Seguin S, Kessler M. Impact of cyclosporine reduction with MMF: a randomized trial in chronic allograft dysfunction. The 'reference' study. Am J Transplant. 2006;6:2725-34
  4. Nguyen Thi PL, Frimat L, Loos-Ayav C, Kessler M, Briançon S. Validation d’un questionnaire de satisfaction au sein d’un réseau de soins. Nephrol Ther 2008;4:266-77
  5. Thilly N, Boini S, Soudan M, Kessler M, Briançon S, Frimat L. Outcomes of Patients with Delayed Dialysis Initiation: Results from the AVENIR Study. Am J Nephrol 2011;33:76–83
  6. Bachelet-Rousseau C, Kearney-Schwartz A, Frimat L, Kessler M, Benetos A. Evolution of arterial stiffness after kidney transplantation. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2011;26:3386-91
  7. Thilly N, Boini S, Loos-Ayav C, Kessler M, Briançon S, Frimat L. Impact of Predialysis Therapeutic Practices on Patient Outcomes During the First Year of Dialysis: The Pharmacoepidemiologic AVENIR Study. Med Care 2012;50:35-42
  8. Faller B, Beuscart JB, Frimat L. Competing-risk analysis of death and dialysis initiation among elderly (≥80 years) newly referred to nephrologists: a French prospective study. BMC Nephrol. 2013 May 7;14(1):103. On line
  9. Stengel B, Combe C, Jacquelinet C, Briançon S, Fouque D, Laville M, Frimat L, Pascal C, Herpe YE, Deleuze JF, Schanstra J, Pisoni RL, Robinson BM, Massy ZA. The French Chronic Kidney Disease-Renal Epidemiology and Information Network (CKD-REIN) cohort study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Aug;29(8):1500-7
  10. Laurain E, Ayav C, Erpelding ML, Kessler M, Briançon S, Brunaud L, Frimat L. Targets for parathyroid hormone in secondary hyperparathyroidism: is a "one-size-fits-all" approach appropriate? A prospective incident cohort study. BMC Nephrol. 2014 Aug 13;15:132


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