Electrical stimulation and testosterone enhance recovery from recurrent laryngeal nerve crush.

@article{Monaco2015ElectricalSA,
  title={Electrical stimulation and testosterone enhance recovery from recurrent laryngeal nerve crush.},
  author={Gina N Monaco and Todd J. Brown and Ryan C Burgette and Keith Nolan Fargo and Lee M. Akst and Kathryn J Jones and Eileen M Foecking},
  journal={Restorative neurology and neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={571-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigated the effects of a combinatorial treatment, consisting of a brief period of nerve electrical stimulation (ES) and systemic supraphysiologic testosterone, on functional recovery following a crush of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). STUDY DESIGN Prospective, controlled animal study. METHODS After a crush of the left RLN, adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four treatment groups: 1) no treatment, 2) ES, 3) testosterone propionate (TP), and 4) ES… CONTINUE READING
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