Claudio Brandi

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We had previously described a left lateral segment hyper-reduction technique capable of sizing the graft according to the volume of the abdominal cavity of the recipient. The purpose of our study was to evaluate our 14-year live-donor liver transplantation experience with in situ graft hyper-reduction in children under 10 kg of weight. Between January 1997(More)
An aminopeptidase from human urine (HUA) able to hydrolyze L-aminoacyl-2-naphthylamides, L-Leu-p-nitroanilide and to convert both MLBK and LBK to BK has been further purified and characterized. The preparation now obtained showed a 3-fold higher specific activity than the previously described one and a single active protein band in 7% polyacrylamide gel(More)
BACKGROUND En-bloc liver resection with the extrahepatic bile duct is mandatory to obtain tumour-free surgical margins and better long-term outcomes in hilar cholangiocarcinoma (CC). One of the most important criteria for irresectability is local extensive invasion to major vessels. As hilar CC Bismuth type IIIB often requires a major left hepatic(More)
1. Complementing the work of Gervitz R. K., Hiraichi E., Fichman M. and Lavras A. A. C. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 86A, 503-507 (1987), conditions have been established for measuring plasma renin activity (PRA) of the venomous snake Bothrops jararaca (Bj). 2. It corresponded to 115.9 +/- 11.5 ng equivalents of angiotensin II (AII) per ml of plasma (N = 13). 3.(More)
Hepatic perfusion failure represents an important risk factor for severe complications and death after pancreatic resections. Arterial reconstruction could be required during pancreatic surgery because of tumor infiltration, benign strictures, or as a consequence of accidental arterial injury during dissection. All these situations can be faced with a(More)
The aminopeptidase activity of rat urine was tested using L-aminoacyl-2-naphthylamides and L-Leu-p-nitroanilide. The enzyme preparation was purified by ion-exchange and gel filtration chromatography and showed only a single active protein band on 7.5% polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The enzyme was characterized by studying the effects of ions (divalent(More)