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Antibodies reactive with cytoplasmic components of neutrophils (ANCA) have received much attention because of their association with vasculitis and other inflammatory disorders. In this study, ELISA and immunofluorescence assays were employed to detect antimonocyte-specific antibodies and similar assays were used in parallel to detect anti-neutrophil(More)
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are a family of autoantibodies which react with components of phagocytic cells, and are associated with vasculitis and other idiopathic inflammatory disorders. However, the antigenic targets of many of these autoantibodies have not been defined yet. In this study, sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel(More)
Ite Boerema, 1902-1978: a Dutchman with a brilliant academic surgical career, and war hero, decorated for resistance to the Germans in World War II. As a man who regarded surgery as "engineering in medicine," we still feel his legacy in medical technology today, specifically with regard to his work on esophageal anastomoses and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.(More)
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