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Regional specialist societies offer a valuable mechanism for the conduct of medical audit. The experience of the audit sub-committee of The Scottish Otolaryngological Society in conducting an audit on laryngeal cancer encouraged us to undertake a larger audit of tonsillectomy practice in Scotland. Although the number of tonsillectomies performed has(More)
Human pancreatic ductal cells of the Capan 1 cell line differentiate progressively during growth. After the exponential growth phase, the cells elongate and become polarized with their apical poles covered by microvilli and separated from the basolateral pole by tight junctions. In this stationary phase, they form domes, which are thought to result from the(More)
Both animal and human studies suggest that either phosphorus depletion or hypophosphatemia might have an adverse effect on muscle function and composition. Recently a possible deleterious effect was noted in patients with chronic alcoholism. In this unexplained disease, a variety of toxic and nutritional disturbances could affect the muscle cell, thus(More)
Using a constant perfusion technique, sodium and bicarbonate absorption was studied in human subjects. The following observations were made on sodium absorption from saline solution: (a) the rate of sodium absorption is markedly influenced by bulk water flow, (b) when net water flow is zero, sodium absorption is zero if there are no concentration gradients(More)
Proteins from 5- to 7-wk-old lean and obese Zucker rats were separated by one-dimensional sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and two-dimensional SDS-isoelectric focusing-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Laser densitometry revealed an obesity-related decrease in the concentration of a 28-kDa cytosolic adipocyte protein, the most abundant protein in adipocytes(More)
A new technique for manufacturing single-barreled and double-barreled antimony pH microelectrodes is described. The results of investigations into the accuracy of antimony as a pH sensor disclosed that the pH-voltage response is: 1) within the physiologic range, principally the result of the hydrogen ion activity of the solution in which the voltage is(More)