Marc Lenaerts

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Indigenous Amazonian ethnomedicine usually relies on numerous forms of healing, exercised by both specialists and non-specialists. Such is the case among the "Asheninka del Ucayali" (Arawak from the Peru-Brazil border). This paper attempts to elicit the underlying consistencies of their manifold, often contradictory practices and statements.It draws on(More)
OBJECT This study was conducted to evaluate peripheral nerve regeneration through a conduit composed of a bioresorbable material (LactoSorb). METHODS Sprague-Dawley rats weighing approximately 250 g were randomized into five groups. A 20-mm-long sciatic nerve gap was created, then it was bridged by a reverse nerve autograft (Group I), an empty silicone(More)
Inter-ethnic botanical borrowing is usually deemed to be based on pragmatic efficiency. However, in the regional system we discovered between several indigenous groups from the Peruvian rainforest, the transfer of ethnomedicinal knowledge relies much more on relational factors than on any kind of strictly therapeutic efficacy. This is clearly substantiated(More)
In the obstructed bladder by urethral stenosis the morphometry studies show a decrease of the cholinergic and adrenergic intrinsic innervation in a different way according the tissue layer and the experimental delay. Adrenergic nerves are more affected than cholinergic ones but they recover more quickly. In the adventitia and the sub-mucosa first affected(More)
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