Benoît Rondelet

Brain death-induced lung injury and heart dysfunction

Prof. Benoît Rondelet MD, PhD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Godinne, Department of Cardio-Vascular, Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation

Group medical director of CHU UCL Namur (Dinant, Godinne and Sainte-Elisabeth)

Member of Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research (IREC), UCLouvain

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Expertise and research interests

Lung Diseases - Pulmonary Hypertension - Pulmonary Circulation - Lung Compliance

Cardiomyopathies - Heart Failure - Heart Transplantation

Research projects

   In collaboration with UNamur

  • ONGOING Lung endothelial dysfunction in pre-transplant brain death. Research collaboration between Prof. Asmae Belhaj, Prof. Benoît Rondelet, CHU UCL Namur; Prof. Laurence Dewachter, ULB; Prof. Nathalie Kirschvink, Dr. Sophie Dogné, Prof. Bruno Flamion, UNamur
  • Determinant of brain death-induced lung injury. Research project by Prof. Asmae Belhaj and Prof. Benoît Rondelet, CHU UCL Namur. Supported by the Fondation Mont-Godinne.

Selected publications

Rondelet B, Dehanne F, Van Den Bulcke J, Martins D, Belhaj A, Libert B, Leclercq P, Pirson M. Daly/Cost comparison in the management of peripheral arterial disease at 17 Belgian hospitals. BMC Health Serv Res. 2024 Jan 19;24(1):109.

Kuzmova M, Rondelet B, Belhaj A. A rare case of aortic endograft infection by Francisella tularensis: A case report. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2023 Aug 18;110:108685.

Belhaj A, Dewachter L, Monier A, Vegh G, Rorive S, Remmelink M, Closset M, Melot C, Creteur J, Salmon I, Rondelet B. Beneficial Effects of Tacrolimus on Brain-Death-Associated Right Ventricular Dysfunction in Pigs. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Jun 21;24(13):10439.

Belhaj A, Dewachter L, Hupkens E, Remmelink M, Galanti L, Rorive S, Melot C, Naeije R, Rondelet B. Tacrolimus Prevents Mechanical and Humoral Alterations in Brain Death-induced Lung Injury in Pigs. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2022 Sep 1;206(5):584-595.

Melly L, Grosso A, Stanciu Pop C, Yu-Hsuan C, Nollevaux MC, Schachtrup C, Marsano A, Di Maggio N, Rondelet B, Banfi A. Fibrin hydrogels promote scar formation and prevent therapeutic angiogenesis in the heart. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2020 Oct;14(10):1513-1523.

Melly L, Cerino G, Frobert A, Cook S, Giraud MN, Carrel T, Tevaearai Stahel HT, Eckstein F, Rondelet B, Marsano A, Banfi A. Myocardial infarction stabilization by cell-based expression of controlled Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor levels. J Cell Mol Med. 2018 May;22(5):2580-2591.

Belhaj A, Dewachter L, Rorive S, Remmelink M, Weynand B, Melot C, Hupkens E, Dewachter C, Creteur J, Mc Entee K, Naeije R, Rondelet B. Mechanical versus humoral determinants of brain death-induced lung injury. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 28;12(7):e0181899.

Belhaj A, Boven C, Dewachter L, Ruiz Patino M, Sokolow Y, Rondelet B. Influence of Donor Lung Surfactant-A and -B Protein Expression on the Development of Primary Graft Dysfunction After Lung Transplantation: A Pilot Study. Ann Transplant. 2017 Jun 16;22:361-369.

Belhaj A, Dewachter L, Rorive S, Remmelink M, Weynand B, Melot C, Galanti L, Hupkens E, Sprockeels T, Dewachter C, Creteur J, McEntee K, Naeije R, Rondelet B. Roles of inflammation and apoptosis in experimental brain death-induced right ventricular failure. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2016 Dec;35(12):1505-1518.

Belhaj A, Dewachter L, Kerbaul F, Brimioulle S, Dewachter C, Naeije R, Rondelet B. Heme oxygenase-1 and inflammation in experimental right ventricular failure on prolonged overcirculation-induced pulmonary hypertension. PLoS One. 2013 Jul 25;8(7):e69470.