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1. The effects of a new neurotrophic pyrimidine derivative of MS-430 on nerve regeneration was examined using Wistar rats whose left sciatic nerve had been subjected to controlled injury. 2. The functional recovery and the packing density of common peroneal nerve axons were significantly enhanced with the administration of 3 mg/kg/day of MS-430. 3. These(More)
  • Yutaka Maki
  • 2002
Epineurial and epiperineurial nerve suturing with orientation of the intraneurial funicular pattern are the only useful nerve repair techniques. The research on axonal regeneration was reviewed to determine whether basic research findings may support a new clinical approach to nerve repair. The research indicates that Schwann cell migration from the distal(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness of an educational board game with interactive didactic instruction for teaching optometry students elements of the core optometric curriculum. METHODS Forty-two optometry students were divided into two GPA-matched groups and assigned to either 12 hours of game play (game group) or 12 hours of interactive didactic(More)
We assessed the selectivity of motor and sensory axon regeneration towards the distal motor and sensory nerve segments that were disconnected from endorgans in a rat silicone Y chamber model. The L5 ventral root was used as a pure motor nerve, and the saphenous nerve was used as a sensory nerve. In experiment 1 (n=11), the proximal stump of the L5 ventral(More)
We examined the influence of misdirection of regenerating motor axons toward the distal sensory Schwann tubes on the muscle contraction force in early nerve repair using a rat sciatic nerve model. At 0, 1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks after severing the tibial, peroneal and sural nerves, the proximal stump of the tibial nerve was anastomosed with the distal stumps of(More)
We examined the influence of both stump area and volume of a distal sensory nerve segment on neurotropic induction of regenerating sensory axons in a rat saphenous nerve model. In group 1 (n = 10) the proximal stump of the severed saphenous nerve was inserted into the proximal channel, and a 2 cm free nerve segment and a double-barrelled 1 cm free nerve(More)
In a previous study we found that sensory regeneration was neurotropically selective regardless of the end organ, but motor regeneration was not, which made us doubt the existence of topographic specificity. The purpose of the present study was to confirm the existence of topographic specificity in rats. The proximal stump of either the peroneal or tibial(More)
We examined the inductive ability of motor and sensory Schwann cells on regeneration of motor and sensory axons using a silastic Y chamber, and Lewis rats L5 ventral root (motor) and saphenous nerve (sensory). We developed four experimental models: motor-motor nerve group-proximal motor stump with distal fresh and frozen/thawed motor nerve segments (n = 7);(More)
This study investigated the influence of selective sensory regeneration on less selective motor regeneration in a rat femoral nerve model. The proximal stump of the motor branch to the quadriceps muscle was sutured to the distal stumps of one motor and one sensory branch. Regenerated sensory axons were degenerated secondarily, and motor regeneration was(More)
Functional results of peripheral nerve repair have been hampered by misdirection of regenerating axons. The purpose of this study was to determine in a rat femoral nerve model whether regenerating motor and sensory axons from a proximal nerve stump select the appropriate distal motor or sensory branch. In two experiments, the proximal stump of the motor or(More)
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