Gerald J. LeBeau

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Five hundred and fifty-two cases of primary carcinoma of the extrahepatic bile ducts (gallbladder and periampullary tumors excluded) collected from 55 surgical centers were reviewed retrospectively. Three hundred seven patients (56%) had upper-third lesions (proximal carcinoma), whereas 71 (13%) and 101 (18%), respectively, had middle-third and lower-third(More)
The results of 397 consecutive orthotopic hepatic transplantations in 333 recipients were reviewed. One or more surgical complications developed in 172 of 323 patients (55 per cent), excluding ten intraoperative deaths. The six month mortality rate among the patients with surgical complications (55 of 172; 32 per cent) was statistically higher than that(More)
The NASA/Air Force/industry Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Technology Program has identified a number of technologies that are important to the goal of developing an all rocket-powered Single-Stage-To-Orbit (SSTO) vehicle. In the area of aerothermodynamics, analysis tools will be needed in both the continuum and the rarefied hypersonic regimes for predicting(More)
Five hundred fifty-two cases of primary carcinoma of the extrahepatic bile ducts (gallbladder and periampullary tumors excluded) collected from 55 surgical centers were reviewed retrospectively. Three hundred seven patients (56%) had upper-third lesions (proximal carcinoma), whereas 71 (13%) and 101 (18%), respectively, had middle-third and lower-third bile(More)
The reversibility of hepatic fibrosis was investigated in an experimental model of extrahepatic cholestasis in the rat after common bile duct ligation for 2 weeks, followed by bilioduodenal anastomosis for 3 weeks. Bile duct ligation resulted in a transitory marked elevation in the serum concentration of 5'-nucleotidase, alkaline phosphatase, and bilirubin(More)
A kidney perfusion machine, model MOX-100 (Waters Instruments, Ltd, Rochester, MN) was modified to allow continuous perfusion of the portal vein and pulsatile perfusion of the hepatic artery of the liver. Additional apparatus consists of a cooling system, a membrane oxygenator, a filter for foreign bodies, and bubble traps. This system not only allows(More)
The molecular mechanism involved in the expression of collagens by hepatocytes were investigated in both pure and co-culture with another rat liver epithelial cell type (RLEC). We measured the steady-state levels of mRNAs coding for pro alpha 1(I) and pro alpha 1(IV) chains by Northern analysis and by dot blotting, using specific recombinant cDNA probes. In(More)
We evaluated the efficacy of reconstruction of the hepatic artery for intraoperative or postoperative thrombosis in orthotopic liver transplantation. Of 37 grafts with artery thrombosis, 13 (35.1%, 6 intraoperative and 7 postoperative) underwent reconstruction of the hepatic artery. The arterial flow was reestablished and maintained in 5 (38.5%) of the 13.(More)
Using an ex vivo liver sanguinous perfusion system, hemodynamic and biochemical changes of the porcine livers were studied, which were preserved cold (4 degrees C) for 24 hr in University of Wisconsin solution and reperfused with normothermic (37 degrees C) (n = 8) or hypothermic (32 degrees C) (n = 8) blood for 3 hr. Six more livers were reperfused with(More)
This study presents a refined, reproducible, and clinically appropriate animal model of renal transplantation. A pair of kidneys are harvested from a donor pig and preserved in Euro-Collins' solution (4 degrees C). After a set period of preservation, the allografts are transplanted to two recipient pigs. The abdomen is entered through a midline incision.(More)