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Recent reports have suggested that production of superoxide or other reactive oxygen species by activated osteoclasts may play a role in the complex process of bone resorption; however, the enzyme responsible for production of superoxide by osteoclasts has not been characterized. To determine if osteoclasts express NADPH-oxidase, a superoxide-generating(More)
We wished to assess whether the previously developed 3,3'-diaminobenzidine (DAB)-Mn++ cytochemical method, purportedly specific for superoxide localization, is detecting superoxide O2.- and/or the superoxide product, O2(1 delta g). We show here that polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) produce O2(1 delta g) extracellularly in response to non-phagocytic(More)
Percutaneous removal of centrally located, embolized, intravascular foreign bodies is essential. A technique was developed to shift fixed foreign bodies into a position where they may be grasped and eventually removed with a snare or Dormia basket. It involves insertion by bilateral femoral vein puncture of a curved-end catheter and a second catheter(More)
Surgical treatment of severe peptic esophageal strictures is a serious problem in high-risk cases. Conservative treatment has to be considered as an alternative. In a prospective study, 33 patients were treated with dilatation of the stricture and a long-term medication with 4 X 400 mg cimetidine from 1977 to 1982. 28 patients were followed up for 6(More)
A large neoplasm that replaced 1 testis of a Long Evans Rat was noted at the final necropsy of a dietary 2-yr study. By light microscopy, the morphological features were consistent with a poorly differentiated seminoma. Ultrastructurally, the cells were polygonal, had a round nucleus, had straight cellular boundaries, and bore no resemblance to Sertoli(More)
From May 1st 1977 until the end of December 1980 35 Warren shunts were performed upon unselected patients with portal hypertension and esophageal varices. According to the Child classification they were divided up into nine Child A, 21 Child B and five Child C cases. Five (14.3 %) postoperative deaths occurred, yet only one due to technical failure; three(More)