Paul T Dinh

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of Sciatic Function Index (SFI) and Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB) Locomotor Rating in assessing peripheral nerve injuries. SFI is a standard method for evaluating crush and transected peripheral nerve injuries, likewise BBB for spinal cord injury. Models of chronic nerve compression (CNC), crush,(More)
Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow is commonly accepted as the second most frequent compressive peripheral neuropathy. The unique anatomic location of the ulnar nerve directly posterior to the medial epicondyle at the elbow places it at risk for injury. With normal motion of the elbow, the ulnar nerve is subjected to compression, traction, and frictional(More)
STUDY DESIGN Chronically compressed sciatic nerve segments were transplanted to hemisected spinal cord injured rats. Histologic evaluation and behavior functional outcomes were tested after 6 weeks following surgery. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of preconditioned peripheral nerves as a permissive environment in axonal regeneration of the injured(More)
While many studies have focused on modulating the immune response and enhancing axonal regeneration after spinal cord injury (SCI), there is limited work being performed on evaluating the role of glial scar in SCI. We sought to evaluate the effects of glial scar resection in contusion models and dorsal hemisection models of SCI. At 1-week postinjury, 2 mm(More)
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