Francis J. Aguilar

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We studied 18 patients with complete unilateral denervation of the facial muscles after idiopathic facial nerve palsy to determine whether motoneuronal excitability is enhanced in the few motor units that are active at onset of muscle reinnervation. The study was carried out between 75 and 90 days after the facial nerve lesion. We used two needle electrodes(More)
Selective transection of peripheral nerves that innervate the pelvic region results in the alteration of some aspects of copulatory behavior, including seminal plug weight. Both branches of the genitofemoral nerve primarily innervate the cremaster muscle although the genital branch has a wide distribution in the cremasteric sac. Thermoregulation of(More)
INTRODUCTION Rapunzel syndrome is a unique clinical manifestation of trichotillomania and trichophagia. The resulting gastric trichobezoar can be massive and necessitate surgical extraction. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present a case involving a 15 year-old female with a known history of trichotillomania. The patient possessed symptoms of nausea and early(More)
Executive summary The focus of this thesis is an investigation of a new method for modelling the business environment. This thesis recognises the key importance of deep and timely knowledge of the business environment for strategy development and effective continuous execution. Further, it identifies issues relating to the effectiveness of the business(More)
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