Orlando Jimenez

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OBJECT Local spinal cord cooling (LSCC) is associated with beneficial effects when applied following ischemic or traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). However, the clinical application of LSCC is associated with many technical difficulties such as the requirement of special cooling devices, emergency surgery, and complicated postoperative management. If(More)
STUDY DESIGN We have applied conventional histochemical and morphometric techniques to study the changes within the human spinal 'hand' motor neuron pool after spinal cord injury in patients who presented with acute traumatic central cord syndrome (ATCCS). OBJECTIVE To determine whether a reduction of large alpha motor neurons at the C7, C8 and T1 spinal(More)
­-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate as well as lactate and pyruvate are intermediary metabolites normally present in blood. The ­-hydroxybutyrate/acetoacetate ratio is an expression of the mitochon-drial oxido-reduction state. This ketone body ratio can provide a clue to diagnosis and metabolic status in congenital errors of the electron transport chain and(More)
A new method of obtaining electrographic recordings from endoscopically-based intraventricular monitoring was performed in three patients with intractable epilepsy, who subsequently underwent open resective neurosurgery. As a minimally invasive procedure, it was associated with no peri-operative complications, and electrical intraoperative monitoring of the(More)
The DNA ploidy of a series of 78 gliomas has been estimated by flow cytometry using cell suspensions prepared from paraffin embedded material. Apart from two oligodendrogliomas the tumours were all astrocytomas. Forty-nine (63%) tumours were found to have a diploid DNA distribution and 29 (37%) an aneuploid DNA distribution. The two oligodendrogliomas were(More)
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