Jean-Marc Linares

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Electrical currents have deleterious effects on biomedical metallic implants. However, following arthroplasty, neuro-myoelectrostimulation (NMES) is often used in patient rehabilitation. Such a rehabilitation technique could compromise patient recovery through deleterious effects on metallic alloys and biological tissues. The purpose of our study was to(More)
The prevalence of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum was studied in 890 blood donors from different geographical areas of Venezuela. The overall prevalence, as established by ELISA, was (1.7%). Seropositivity was higher in those samples obtained in Sucre (2.5%) and Apure (1.7%) states both with foci of malaria transmission. It is proposed that medical(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY High-salt consumption has been widely described as a risk factor for cardiovascular, renal and bone functions. In the present study, the extent to which high-salt diet could influence Ti6Al4V implant surface characteristic, its adhesion to rat tibial crest, and could modify muscle cell viability of two surrounding muscles, was investigated(More)
Improving volumetric error compensation is one of the machine tool user's key objectives. Smart compensation is bound to calibration accuracy. Calibration quality depends largely on its setup factors. An evaluation criterion is thus required to test the quality of the compensation deduced from these setup factors. The residual error map, which characterizes(More)
New fusionless devices are being developed to get over the limits of actual spinal surgical treatment, based on arthrodesis. However, due to their recentness, no standards exist to test and validate those devices, especially concerning the wear. A new tribological first approach to the definition of an in vitro wear protocol to study wear of flexible and(More)
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