Lucie Urdzíková

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This paper describes a modification of a balloon-compression technique to produce spinal cord injury in adult rats. A 2-French Fogarty catheter is inserted into the dorsal epidural space through a small hole made in T10 vertebral arch, advanced cranially to T8-9 spinal level, and inflated for 5 min. Spinal cord damage is graded by increasing the volume of(More)
GFP labeled/NE-4C neural progenitor cells cloned from primary neuroectodermal cultures of p53- mouse embryos give rise to neurons when exposed to retinoic acid in vitro. To study their survival and differentiation in vivo, cells were transplanted into the cortex of 6-week-old rats, 1 week after the induction of a photochemical lesion or into noninjured(More)
OBJECT Hydrogels are nontoxic, chemically inert synthetic polymers with a high water content and large surface area that provide mechanical support for cells and axons when implanted into spinal cord tissue. METHODS Macroporous hydrogels based on 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) were prepared by radical copolymerization of monomers in the presence of(More)
Neurogenic pulmonary edema is an acute life-threatening complication following central nervous system injury. The exact pathogenic mechanism leading to its development is still unclear. We introduce a new hypothesis that high levels of anesthesia might protect the organism against the development of neurogenic pulmonary edema due to a more pronounced(More)
STUDY DESIGN A standardized rat model of compression spinal cord injury (SCI) was used to test the effect of transient systemic hyperthermia on long-term behavioural and morphometric outcomes. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of hyperthermia on the development of spinal cord lesion after SCI. SETTING Institute of Neurobiology, Slovak Republic. (More)
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