T. Christian Gasser

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Constitutive relations are fundamental to the solution of problems in continuum mechanics, and are required in the study of, for example, mechanically dominated clinical interventions involving soft biological tissues. Structural continuum constitutive models of arterial layers integrate information about the tissue morphology and therefore allow(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term data of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is scanty. OBJECTIVE Evaluate the long-term efficacy and the complication rate in 80-watt (W) PVP. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS 500 consecutive patients with LUTS(More)
The prognosis of prostate cancer is mainly determined by the presence or absence of metastases. Nevertheless, the metastatic pathways in prostate cancer are not entirely understood. Among 19,316 routine autopsies performed from 1967 to 1995 on men older than 40 years of age, the reports from those 1,589 (8.2%) with prostate cancer were analyzed.(More)
Clinical studies have identified factors such as the stent design and the deployment technique that are one cause for the success or failure of angioplasty treatments. In addition, the success rate may also depend on the stenosis type. Hence, for a particular stenotic artery, the optimal intervention can only be identified by studying the influence of(More)
Prostate cancer development and progression is driven by the accumulation of genetic changes, the nature of which remains incompletely understood To facilitate high-throughput analysis of molecular events taking place in primary, recurrent, and metastat prostate cancer, we constructed a tissue microarray containing small 0.6-mm cylindrical samples acquired(More)
The goals of this paper are (i) to re-examine the constitutive law for the description of the (passive) highly nonlinear and anisotropic response of healthy elastic arteries introduced recently by the authors, (ii) to show how the mechanical response of a carotid artery under inflation and extension predicted by the structural model compares with that for a(More)
Papillary renal-cell carcinoma (RCC) is a renal carcinoma variant with distinct gross, microscopic, and cytogenetic features. Recently, a type 1 (pale cytoplasm, small-cell) and a type 2 (eosinophilic cytoplasm, large-cell) subtype of papillary RCC have been described. Chromosomal alterations associated with these tumor types were examined in 25 papillary(More)
OBJECTIVES Ongoing oral anticoagulation (OA) contraindicates transurethral electroresection of the prostate. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) in patients on ongoing OA with coumarin derivatives, aspirin, or clopidogrel, complaining of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). METHODS We(More)
Molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer progression are poorly understood. Here, we studied gene amplification of the large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel alpha subunit (KCNMA1), which is located at the chromosomal region 10q22. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) revealed KCNMA1 amplification in 16% of 119 late-stage human prostate(More)