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The critical length of 30 mm beyond which nerve regeneration was not possible limited up to now the use of tubulization. In this pilot study, a novel animal model is introduced using tubulization techniques for long-nerve defects (40 mm) in brachial plexus surgery. Twelve Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups. A poly-DL-lactide-epsilon-caprolactone(More)
Injury rates in Intermediate Care (IC) facilities are high and the factors related to these injuries are unclear. The objectives of this exploratory sub-study, which is part of a large multi-faceted study in 8 IC facilities are to: (1) evaluate EMG measured over a full-shift in the back and shoulders of 32 care aides (CAs) as an indicator of peak and(More)
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