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OBJECTIVES Our primary objective was to explore the full potential of the ovine medial meniscectomy (MMx) model of early osteoarthritis (OA) for studies to validate non-destructive articular cartilage (AC) assessments and therapeutic interventions. Our secondary objective was to re-evaluate the relationships between the different types of AC assessment(More)
Even though osteodistraction has been well established in the extremities, the parameters used in craniofacial distraction have been essentially borrowed from orthopaedic experience. Latency is widely practised but its relevance has not been fully investigated. The purpose of this study was to establish the role of latency in mandibular distraction(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the effect of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on pulmonary vessels with respect to potential of injury of these structures, to assess perfusion-mediated "heat sink" effect, and to consider acute and chronic complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS RFAs targeted to perihilar, middle third, and peripheral lung regions were created(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebral metastases are associated with a very poor prognosis. The best survival results are seen after surgical resection. However this involves a relatively invasive procedure and many patients are not suitable for surgical resection. We have evaluated the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation of the brain in a sheep model. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this work was to assess the feasibility and safety of applying radiofrequency to lung parenchyma adjacent to the heart and to evaluate the clinical impact and the histopathological damage to the heart caused by radiofrequency electrodes penetrating the pericardium and the myocardium. MATERIALS AND METHODS Three sheep underwent(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY Previous studies indicate similar overall survival of horses with nephrosplenic entrapment of the large colon (NSE), regardless of treatment strategy. Short-term survival of a primarily conservative treatment strategy without rolling under general anaesthesia (GA) and a low proportion of surgical intervention as well as(More)
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