Benazzoug Y Logeart D Labat Robert J et al Derivatized dextrans modulate

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Benazzoug Y, Logeart D, Labat-Robert J, et al: Derivatized dextrans modulate collagen synthesis in aortic smooth muscle cells. Biochem Pharmacol 49:847-853, 1995 6. Benoit J, Meddahi A, Ayoub N, et al: New healing agent for colonic anastomosis. Int J Colorectal Dis 13:78- 81, 1998 7. Dam-Hieu P, Lacroix C, Said G, et al: Reduction of postoperative perineural adhesions by Hyaloglide gel: an experimental study in the rat sciatic nerve. Neurosurgery 56:425-433; discussion 425-433, 2005 8. Davison SP, McCaffrey TV, Porter MN, et al: Improved nerve regeneration with neutralization of trans- forming growth factor-beta1. Laryngoscope 109:631-635, 1999 9. Dumanian GA, McClinton MA, Brushart TM: The effects of free fat grafts on the stiffness of the rat sciatic nerve and perineural scar. J Hand Surg [Am] 24:30-36, 1999 10. Finsterbush A, Porat S, Rousso M, et al: Prevention of peripheral nerve entrapment following extensive soft 106
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In conclusion, footprint analysis should only serve as additional evaluation method of nerve injury, providing indirect evidence of the recovery process of the nerve at the site of injury. Static footprint analysis is comparable to the traditional walking track analysis but easier and more time efficient. The aim in chapter 3 was to develop and validate a set up enabling accurate quan- tification of the conduction capacity of a rat sciatic nerve. In vivo neurophysiological measurements are heavily prone to errors, i.e. recording distances and temperature, especially in small sized animals. In this chapter, a setup is described, developed to accu- rately make ex vivo MNG measurements on rat sciatic nerves. Biphasic stimulation with optimized grounding reduced the stimulus artifact. The mean variability (<5%) of
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