Martin Paradis

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BACKGROUND Several cell-transplantation strategies implicate the injection of cells into tissues. Avascular accumulations of implanted cells are then formed. Because the diffusion of oxygen and nutrients from the surrounding tissue throughout the implanted cell accumulations may be limited, central ischemic necrosis could develop. We analyzed this(More)
Myogenic cell transplantation is an experimental approach for the treatment of myopathies. In this approach, transplanted cells need to fuse with pre-existing myofibers, form new myofibers, and generate new muscle precursor cells (MPCs). The last property was fully reported following myoblast transplantation in mice but remains poorly studied with human(More)
A 26-years old Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patient received normal muscle-precursor cells, proliferated in vitro and implanted in a thenar eminence, biceps brachii, and in a portion of a gastrocnemius by injections placed 1mm from each other or less. Saline was injected in the contralateral gastrocnemius. The patient was immunosuppressed with(More)
A rhesus macaque with generalized muscle atrophy and musculotendinous contractures was detected in our research center. Muscle biopsies showed myofibers with rimmed vacuoles and eosinophilic hyaline inclusions, accumulations of CD8+ and CD4+ lymphocytes and expression of major histocompatibility complex class I in myofibers. Intracellular inclusions were(More)
Intramuscular cell transplantation in humans requires so far meticulous repetitive cell injections. Performed percutaneously with syringes operated manually, the procedure is very time consuming and requires a lot of concentration to deliver the cells exactly in the required region. This becomes impractical and inaccurate for large volumes of muscle. In(More)
We present a prototype model enabling us to study the mathematical behaviour of a computerized hierarchical questionnaire. Besides its hierarchical structure, the latter has the following characteristics: i) a closed set of pre-determined acceptable answers is associated to every question, and ii) the questionnaire should return a certain numerical outcome(More)
BACKGROUND The choice of activities responding to the needs of people with moderate to severe dementia is a growing concern for care providers trying to target the need for a feeling of self-accomplishment by adapting activities to the abilities of elderly patients. The activities created by Maria Montessori seem to be adaptable to this clientele. This(More)
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