Ricardo J. Rodriguez

Mark J Billante2
Cheryl R Billante2
Scott Fortune1
2Mark J Billante
2Cheryl R Billante
1Scott Fortune
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The effect of electrical stimulation of the denervated posterior cricoarytenoid (PCA) muscle on its subsequent reinnervation was explored in the canine. Eight animals were implanted with a planar array of 36 electrodes for chronic stimulation and recording of spontaneous and evoked electromyographic (EMG) potentials across the entire fan-shaped surface of a(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to develop a minimally invasive, noninjurious evoked electromyographic technique that could accurately quantitate the level of innervation of laryngeal muscles with recurrent laryngeal nerve stimulation. METHODS A four-phase study was conducted in 24 canines, including 1) identification of the best(More)
The biocompatibility, integrity, positional stability, and potential use of hermetically sealed injectable wireless micromachined microstimulators were investigated for reanimation of the paralyzed larynx. The device, consisting of silicon and glass, has been tested and proven to be biocompatible with no evidence of pathological tissue reaction or rejection(More)
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