Hiroshi Kawahira

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  • Fabienne T. Schulthess, Sophie Katz, Amin Ardestani, Hiroshi Kawahira, Senta Georgia, Domenico Bosco +2 others
  • 2009
Background: Apoptosis is a hallmark of b-cell death in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Understanding how apoptosis contributes to b-cell turnover may lead to strategies to prevent progression of diabetes. A key mediator of apoptosis, mitochondrial function, and cell survival is apoptosis inducing factor (AIF). In the present study, we investigated(More)
The purpose of this study was to design an endoscopic dissector handle and objectively assess its usability. The handles were designed with increased contact area between the fingers and thumb and the eye rings, and the eye rings were modified to have a more perpendicular insertion angle to the finger midline. Four different handle models were compared,(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgeries are performed under carbon dioxide insufflation. Switching from gas to an isotonic irrigant introduces several benefits and avoids some adverse effects of gas insufflation. We developed an irrigating device and apparatus designed for single-incision laparoscopic surgery and tested its advantages and(More)
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