Eric A Albrecht

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OBJECTIVE To validate the adapted multiple point stimulation (AMPS) method to estimate the number of motor units (MUNE) from the extensor digitorum brevis (Edb) muscle. METHODS Twenty controls (10 young and 10 old) were examined on both sides and 10 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 5 with acute peripheral neuropathy (PN) were examined(More)
BACKGROUND An auditory perceptual learning paradigm was used to investigate whether implicit memories are formed during general anesthesia. METHODS Eighty-seven patients who had an American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status of I-III and were scheduled to undergo an elective surgery with general anesthesia were randomly assigned to one of two(More)
Echis carinatus (saw-scaled viper) produces potent hemorrhagic venom that causes the development of apoptotic and necrotic tissues. In this study, we used polyethyleneimine (PEI) to enhance cellular adherence, and to determine whether the substrate attachment influenced the survival of cells treated with crude E. carinatus venom. Human embryonic kidney(More)
Intrathecal drug administration using implanted catheter and pump systems has been used in routine clinical practice for more than 20 years to treat chronic refractory pain or spasticity. Complications associated with the use of these systems include drug related adverse events as well as technical problems, most of which are related either to the catheter(More)
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