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In vivo K(+), Na(+), Ca(2+) and Cl(-) activities in the cytosol and the contractile vacuole fluid of Paramecium multimicronucleatum were determined in cells adapted to a number of external osmolarities and ionic conditions by using ion-selective microelectrodes. It was found that: (1) under standardized saline conditions K(+) and Cl(-) were the major(More)
INTRODUCTION In 1999, Guillonneau and Vallancien presented a refined approach of a descending laparoscopic radical prostatectomy which based mainly on the primary access to the seminal vesicles and an improved suturing and knotting technique. Based on our own experience reconstructive laparoscopy as well as with open retropubic radical prostatectomy we have(More)
In vivo K+, Na+, Ca2+, Cl- and H+ activities in the cytosol and the contractile vacuole fluid, the overall cytosolic osmolarity, the fluid segregation rate per contractile vacuole and the membrane potential of the contractile vacuole complex of Paramecium multimicronucleatum were determined in cells adapted to 24 or 124 mosm l(-1) solutions containing as(More)
PURPOSE We describe our experience with laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection in 26 patients with nonseminomatous germ cell tumors: 17 had stage I disease with no clinical (computerized tomography, ultrasound or tumor markers) evidence of metastases and 9 (2 with stage IIb and 7 with stage IIc disease) had residual tumor after chemotherapy but(More)
The purpose of the study was to update the current modifications of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) using bipolar high frequency current and to report on our first own clinical experience. Based on a Medline search covering the period from January 2000 to September 2006 and our clinical experience with three different devices (VISTA-ACMI,(More)
BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been suggested as potentially promising markers for early detection of CRC. We aimed to identify and evaluate a panel of miRNAs that might be suitable for CRC early detection. METHODS MiRNAs were profiled by TaqMan MicroRNA Array and(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Data from randomized controlled trials on the effects of screening colonoscopies on colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality are not available. Observational studies have suggested that colonoscopies strongly reduce the risk of CRC, but there is little specific evidence on the effects of screening colonoscopies. METHODS We(More)
Cell motility is central to tissue homeostasis in health and disease, and there is hardly any cell in the body that is not motile at a given point in its life cycle. Important physiological processes intimately related to the ability of the respective cells to migrate include embryogenesis, immune defense, angiogenesis, and wound healing. On the other side,(More)
Abstract Migration of microglial cells towards damaged tissue plays a key role in central nervous system regeneration under pathological conditions. Using time lapse video microscopy we show that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) enhances chemokinetic migration of murine microglial cells. In the presence of 1 micro m LPA, the mean migration rate of microglial(More)
INTRODUCTION Telepresence surgery offers theoretically to overcome two main problems of laparoscopic surgery, i.e. the limitation to only four degrees of freedom and the lack of stereovision. Since 1998, telesurgical minimally invasive procedures have been performed with the da Vinci system mainly for cardiac bypass surgery. Clinical experience in urology(More)