Francesca Clemente

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UNLABELLED The purpose of the study was to examine the effect of 3 different application strategies for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) on neuropathy-induced allodynia and dorsal horn neurotransmitter content. Rats were treated with high-frequency, low-frequency, or a combination of high and low-frequency stimulation. TENS was delivered(More)
The abductor pollicis longus (APL) muscle has been studied bilaterally in 50 cadavers. A variation in the organization of the muscle was found bilaterally in 15 of the 50 specimens. The novel muscular arrangement gives the appearance of being an additional muscle belly arising from the lateral aspect of the distal portion of the typical abductor pollicis(More)
The adult human vomeronasal organ (VNO) has been the focus of numerous recent investigations, yet its developmental continuity from the human fetal VNO is poorly understood. The present study compared new data on the adult human "VNO" with previous findings on the fetal human VNO. Nasal septa were removed from twelve adult human cadavers and each specimen(More)
Routine cadaver dissection has resulted in the identification of a fourth head of the triceps brachii muscle on the left side in one specimen. This novel arrangement demonstrated a single tendon arising from the proximal posteromedial aspect of the humeral shaft, distal to the shoulder capsule. The tendon of this fourth head passed along the medial aspect(More)
We report a change in the semimetallic nature of single-layer graphene after exposure to oxygen plasma. The resulting transition from semimetallic to semiconducting behavior appears to depend on the duration of the exposure to the plasma treatment. The observation is confirmed by electrical, photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy measurements. We explain(More)
BACKGROUND Astym(®) therapy is a manual therapy intervention used to stimulate tissue healing, decrease pain, improve mobility, and improve muscle performance associated with musculoskeletal pathology. The purpose of this study was to determine if Astym therapy administered to the lower extremity would result in an immediate change of maximal force output(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the orientation of the ligamentum teres and quantify the limb position when the ligamentum teres reached its endpoint during a simulated squat position in human cadavers. Dissection of eight (4 male; 4 female) cadavers resulted in the complete removal of all soft tissue attachment of the femur to the acetabulum,(More)
Despite the prevalence and clinical consequences of ligamentum teres pathology, its function is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to help define the role the ligamentum teres may have in hip joint stabilization and determine whether a ball and string model could be used to describe the function of the ligamentum teres. Eight embalmed cadavers(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Complex regional pain syndrome type II (CPSII) is a painful condition that develops following a nerve injury. Although transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) relieves the pain of CPSII, the stimulation parameters that would best prevent the development of the condition are not known. The purpose of this study was to(More)
The present study directly examined the axon terminal (synaptosomal) level of amino acid neurotransmitters in rats following chronic constriction injury (CCI) to the sciatic nerve. Dorsal horn, synaptosomal content of aspartate (Asp), glutamate (Glu), glycine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) was assessed in these rats, and in normal age-matched and(More)