MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pluronic F127 fibers, 1.5 mm in diameter, were sacrificed in type I collagen, creating a central looped microchannel. 100μL polyculture cell suspension mixture of 5 x 10 cells/mL of human foreskin fibroblasts and 5 x 10 cells/mL of human aortic smooth muscle cells was seeded into the microchannel. The following day, a 100μL cell… (More)
To evaluate a new model of intraoperative electromyographic (EMG) assessment of the tibial and fibular nerves, and its respectives motor units in rats.
Eight Wistar rats underwent intraoperative EMG on both hind limbs at two different moments: week 0 and week 12. Supramaximal electrical stimulation applied on sciatic nerve, and compound… (More)