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Olfactory ensheathing cells transplanted into the injured spinal cord in animals promote regeneration and remyelination of descending motor pathways through the site of injury and the return of motor functions. In a single-blind, Phase I clinical trial, we aimed to test the feasibility and safety of transplantation of autologous olfactory ensheathing cells(More)
Olfactory ensheathing cells show promise in preclinical animal models as a cell transplantation therapy for repair of the injured spinal cord. This is a report of a clinical trial of autologous transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells into the spinal cord in six patients with complete, thoracic paraplegia. We previously reported on the methods of(More)
STUDY DESIGN  A prospective case series of patients undergoing lumbar spine surgery. OBJECTIVE  Is there a correlation between patients' expectations before lumbar surgery, postoperative outcomes, and satisfaction levels? METHODS  A prospective study of 145 patients undergoing primary, single-level surgery for degenerative lumbar conditions was(More)
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