Andy R.M. Chirculescu

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Gerota's name is associated with two eponyms and two histochemical methods, but he was also Brâncuşi's teacher and supervisor. When Brâncuşi was a student in Bucharest, he produced an 'écorché' (flayed man), of which six plaster replicas still exist, two in apparently the original shape and four which have been modified/'cosmetized'. The two are in the(More)
Rat kidneys were preserved by initial washing and cooling perfusion, followed by cold storage at 6 degrees C for 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours, in two different media: Sacks (hyperosmolar electrolytic solution of intracellular type) and Plasmagel (gelation solution 4%). Evidence was found of DPNH-diaphorase, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), leucylaminopeptidase (LAP)(More)
The ultrastructural changes of the white Wistar rat kidney, preserved by cold storage into two preservation media (Sacks and Plasmagel) are reported. For each medium two groups of kidney were used; for one of them the medium was used without additives and for the other stabilizing additives were added. The results showed the favourable effects of additives(More)
Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) and cytochrome-oxidase (CO) activities were determined biochemically in the white rat kidneys after 24, 48, 72 hours preservation by cold storage. The investigations also included the study of infrastructural alterations in mitochondrial suspensions, separately for the medulla and the cortex. The comparison of the enzymatic(More)
Although there have been many studies reporting the attitudes of medical students to the clinical importance of gross anatomy, little is known about their opinions concerning the clinical importance of embryology. Using Thurstone and Chave methods to assess attitudes, nearly 1,600 medical students across Europe in the early stages of their training provided(More)
The comparison of microspectrophotometric curves recorded from PAS-stained brain slices reveals clear-cut differences concerning the fixation method and the age of the animal, namely the colour is weaker in Carnoy-fixed tissue and in perinatal rats as referred to Bouin mixture and adult animals, respectively. It seems that the PAS-positive reaction in the(More)
The absolute density of glomeruli in the microscopic field was determined in the rat kidney preserved by cold storage for 24, 48, 72 and 96 hrs in two different media: Sacks (hyperosmolar electrolytic solution of intracellular type) and Plasmagel (gelatin solution 4%). Progressive, statistically significant (p less than 0.01) decrease of glomerular density(More)