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The adult spinal cord contains a pool of endogenous glial precursor cells, which spontaneously respond to spinal cord injury (SCI) with increased proliferation. These include oligodendrocyte precursor cells that express the NG2 proteoglycan and can differentiate into mature oligodendrocytes. Thus, a potential approach for SCI treatment is to enhance the(More)
A comprehensive evaluation of the otolaryngological abnormalities in 50 patients with colobomata, heart defect, atresia of the choanae, retarded growth or development, genital hypoplasia, and ear anomalies or deafness (CHARGE) was performed. All the patients had ear abnormalities; 96% (48/50) had malformed pinnae, and 54% (27/50) had facial nerve palsies.(More)
BACKGROUND Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism is routinely performed for all patients undergoing bariatric surgery. However, there is disagreement regarding the optimal dosing and duration of anticoagulant therapy. Furthermore, there is little data regarding the incidence of asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in this population. Our objective was(More)
Material from hearts known to have had recent myocardial infarction and biopsies of dog hearts subjected to an experimental procedure producing ischaemic injury, were examined by polarising microscopy. A technique which depends on the relaxation of sarcomeres on ischaemic areas of myocardia was used and assessed for its value in the diagnosis of early(More)
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