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Hypospadias, a condition with a frontally placed urethral orifice on the penis, is the most common malformation in males. During fetal development several components are necessary for normal male genital development. Testosterone and dihydrotestosterone act via the androgen receptor but a defective receptor function results in different degrees of genital(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Laser soldering of tissues is based on the application of a biological solder on the approximated edges of a cut. Our goal was to use laser soldering for sealing cuts in skin under temperature feedback control and compare the results with ones obtained using standard sutures. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Albumin solder was(More)
A case of epithelioid sarcoma of the penis is reported with a review of the current treatment modalities. A new method of reconstructing the penis involved with malignancy is presented. Pertinent literature is cited. Cases of epithelioid sarcoma should be published to improve the understanding of the potential of different treatments available. This case(More)
Systemic growth and branching stimuli, and appropriate interactions with the host stroma are essential for the development of foreign epithelia in the mammary gland of immunodeficient mice. These factors were manipulated to promote and investigate the generation of representative bovine epithelial morphology in the transplanted mouse mammary stroma. The(More)
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common skin tumor in Caucasians. Loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of chromosome 9 (9q22.3) is common in BCCs, and indirectly implies their monoclonal origin. Although BCCs are considered monoclonal tumors, the clonal origin of anatomically distinct tumors in the same patient was rarely investigated. Forty-one anatomically(More)
INTRODUCTION Patient demand for non-surgical, non-invasive, and no-downtime wrinkle reduction treatment procedures has grown dramatically over the past decade as new treatments and technologies have been introduced. This study was performed in order to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the TriPollar radiofrequency (RF) technology and intended for wrinkle(More)
The ras proto-oncogene, a key component in the signal transduction cascade of activated growth factors, is involved in multiple tumor types, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC). rasGTPase activating protein (rasGAP), is a dual function protein in the ras signaling pathway, i.e., it downregulates activated ras via its catalytic domain, and it also(More)
UNLABELLED Coronary revascularization reduces cardiac complications associated with noncardiac surgery in patients with severe coronary disease. However, patients undergoing emergency noncardiac surgery soon after coronary bypass operations may still be vulnerable to ischemic myocardial events. We prospectively evaluated the incidence of myocardial ischemia(More)
AIMS This study concentrates on microbiological data collection of deep sternal wounds to delineate early and correct antibiotic therapy. BACKGROUND Deep sternal wound infection, mediastinitis and sternal osteomyelitis are devastating and life-threatening complications of median-sternotomy incisions after cardiac surgical procedures. The incidence of(More)