Darren Palathinkal

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The pre-Bötzinger Complex (preBötC) inspiratory centre remains active in isolated brainstem-spinal cords and brainstem slices. The extent to which findings in these models depend on their dimensions or superfusate [K(+)] and [Ca(2+)] (both of which determine neuronal excitability) is not clear. We report here that inspiratory-related rhythms in newborn rat(More)
Subject-specific finite element (FE) models of bones that form the knee joint require rapid and accurate geometry construction. The present study introduces a semi-automatic non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) technique to construct knee bone geometries from computed tomography (CT) images using a combination of edge extraction and CAD surface generation.(More)
BACKGROUND Systemic agents are used in melanoma for adjuvant therapy and to treat metastatic disease. Currently, interferon-α is the only agent approved for adjuvant therapy. Six drugs are FDA approved for metastatic disease: dacarbazine, interleukin-2 (IL-2), vemurafenib, ipilimumab, dabrafenib, and trametinib. Vemurafenib and ipilimumab were approved in(More)
Various anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft-fixation devices exist. In this in vitro study a comparison of biomechanical characteristics of the cross-pin and button type fixation devices under practical rehabilitation loads was done. Forty bovine knees and hoof extensor tendons were harvested. After disarticulation, the femoral end of an ACL was prepared(More)
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