Peter Petersen

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The transplantation of encapsulated islets of Langerhans is one approach to treat type 1 diabetes without the need of lifelong immunosuppression. Capillaries have been used for macroencapsulation because they have a favorable surface-to-volume ratio and because they can be refilled. It is unclear at present whether the outer surface of such capillaries(More)
The determination of islet mass is important for the normalization of islet experiments in the laboratory and for the precise dosing of islets for transplantation. The common microscopical analysis is based on individual islet sizing, calculation of the frequency distribution, and conversion into islet equivalents (IEQ), which is the volume of a spherical(More)
Transplantation of encapsulated islets may restore endogenous insulin secretion in type 1 diabetics with no need of lifetime immunosuppression of the recipient. A biomaterial should be developed which combined immunoisolation with rapid and efficient diffusion of glucose and insulin. Rat islets were macroencapsulated in capillaries (molecular cut off 50 kD)(More)
  • P Petersen
  • 1977
The ultrastructure of periportal and centrilobular hepatocytes of fatty liver from 2 alcoholic patients, 2 diabetic patients and 2 obese patients is described and compared with that of hepatocytes in 2 patients with normal liver. A striking difference between periportal and centrilobular hepatocytes in all cases of fatty liver is deomonstrated. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Fungal infections of internal organs are a major complication for patients with hematological neoplasias. For more than 20 years, the frequency of such mycoses has been increasing with the aggressiveness of tumor treatment. METHODS Autopsy findings over a 30-year period (1976 to 2005) from a single institution (Institute of Pathology,(More)
  • P Petersen
  • 1977
Liver biopsies from fatty livers in thirty patients whose daily alcohol consumption was excessive, or they were in a diabetic state or overweight, and liver biopsies from seven control patients not presenting the above disorders, were studied by light microscopy 0.75 micronm EPON embedded, toluidine blue stained sections, and electron microscopy. Abnormal(More)