Filbert Bartoli

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Large numbers of human hepatocytes were obtained from split and whole livers by using an adaptive form of the collagenase perfusion technique employed in rodent and human biopsies. In order to guarantee a homogenous distribution of the perfusate within the whole specimen, major hepatic veins were cannulated with large bore catheters. This technique allowed(More)
To retrospectively analyze the feasibility, safety and complication rate of laparoscopic inguinal herniorraphy in babies weighing 5 kg or less. Thirty infants weighing 5 kg or less underwent laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair during a 3-year period. Twenty-eight infants were born preterm and the mean body weight at surgery was 3,800 kg. Internal inguinal(More)
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is becoming an accepted procedure as a bridge to orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and bleeding from portal hypertension. It allows the immediate control of acute bleeding and decreases the risk of recurrent acute bleeding while the patient is awaiting(More)
We performed this study to determine whether perfused isolated human and rat hepatocytes have different sensitivities to anoxia-reoxygenation injury. Oxygen free radicals were detected by lucigenin-enhanced chemiluminescence. Lipid peroxidation was assessed by measuring malondialdehyde release. Cell injury was evaluated by measuring lactate dehydrogenase(More)
Marked differences in induced nitric oxide (NO) synthesis occur between species. We have previously shown that both human and rat hepatocytes express an inducible NO synthase in response to cytokines and lipopolysaccharide. In this study, we compare the expression and regulation of cytokine-induced NO synthase in hepatocytes isolated from three species,(More)
Spectral properties of a recently developed voltage-sensitive dye, di-4-ANEPPDHQ, were characterized as the dye was dissolved in the solvent dimethyl sulfoxide as the stock solution, in Hank's buffered salt solution as the staining solution, and bound to the plasma membrane of primary rat hippocampal neurons and immortalized mouse hypothalamic neurons(More)
Two cases of neonatal focal spontaneous colic perforations are reported. The 1st infant, born at 36 3/7 weeks gestational age, presented on day 3 with crying, abdominal distension, and liquid stools. Clinical examination showed a slightly irritable hypothermic (35.7 °C) infant with a distended abdomen and few bowel sounds. Blood tests were normal apart from(More)
Ten infants under 6 months old underwent surgery for obstruction of the ureteropelvic junction. Craniocaudal light microscopy showed subdivision of the resected ureteropelvic junction into three portions: prestenotic, stenotic, and poststenotic. The prestenotic portion was characterized by dilatation of the ureteral lumen, flattening of its mucosal folds(More)