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The human Sertoli cell population was characterized in 14 men by histometric analysis and by direct counts of nuclei in testicular homogenates. Testes obtained at autopsy were perfused with glutaraldehyde and embedded in Epon. Nucleolar and nuclear volumes were determined by the formula of a sphere given the diameter of the nucleoli or average diameter of(More)
This paper discusses the choice and implementation of bearings for oil-free compressors where the system refrigerant is used as the lubricant in externally pressurised and hybrid bearings. The problems of oil contamination in heat pump applications is described followed by methods to produce genuine oil-free hermetic systems. Alternative bearing choices are(More)
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has gained popularity as a weight loss surgical option for morbidly obese patients. Although initial studies have shown weight loss and comorbidity resolution comparable to those after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), many of these studies are limited by the small patient size. Thus, the purpose of this study(More)
Bithermal caloric testing was carried out in 57 normal subjects and 374 patients presenting with subjective complaints of vertigo over a 4-year period from December 1984 to December 1988. Responses were quantitatively assessed using a DEC PDP 11/73 laboratory minicomputer. Patients were classified as normal and abnormal according to caloric responses based(More)
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