Walter Santaniello

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Aim of the study was to evaluate treatment efficacy and safety of a scaled-up version of our porcine hepatocytes based BAL system in pigs with complete liver ischemia (LIS). Thirty-one pigs underwent total devascularization of the liver (LIS) by termino-lateral porta-caval shunts and sutures around the bile duct, the common hepatic and gastroduodenal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is characterized by a higher incidence of iatrogenic biliary lesions. The Authors evaluate the role of hepaticojejunostomy in the treatment of iatrogenic biliary lesions following laparoscopic cholecystectomy in 51 patients observed in the Campania region, Italy from 1991 to 2003. METHODOLOGY The Authors report(More)
An higher incidence rate of iatrogenic bile duct injuries is reported in cholecystectomy performed with the laparoscopy than with the laparotomy approach. The aim of this study was to provide a multicentre report on surgical treatment and the outcome of biliary complications during and following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. A questionnaire was mailed to(More)
1Unit of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Cardarelli Hospital, Naples, Italy; 2I Division or Surgery, Mauriziano Umberto I Hospital, Turin, Italy; 3Unit of Pediatric Surgery, S. Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy; 4Unit of Neurosurgery, San Camillo Forlanini Hospital, Rome (SINch), Italy; 5Departement of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti,(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Use of grafts from hepatitis B (HBV) core antibody (HBcAb(+)) individuals is a routine transplant practice. Herein, we have reported the results of 20 HBV-negative patients transplanted with a HBcAb-positive liver grafts in order to access the efficacy of HBV prophylaxis using immunoglobulin (IE) and antiviral drugs. METHODS From(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatitis B virus (HBV) recurrence after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) represents a severe condition that requires prophylaxis with specific immunoglobulin and lamivudine. Few studies have addressed the efficiency of other effective antiviral drugs posttransplantation or their impact on early renal function after transplantation. Herein,(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of malignant tumors in cadaver donors and the possibility of neoplastic disease transmission to the recipients in the Organizzazione Centro Sud Trapianti (OCST) area. Among 1744 potential donors identified from 2003 to 2005, 125 (7.1%) showed an elevated malignant neoplastic risk. In 2003 a malignant tumor(More)
Adult living donor liver transplantation (ALDLT) is an accepted procedure to overcome the organ shortage. The advantages of ALDLT must be balanced against the first concern of donor safety. We analyzed the results of our early experience among a series of eight ALDLT performed between April 2001 and October 2003. All patients were listed as United Network(More)