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Background-—Paraplegia following spinal cord ischemia represents a devastating complication of both aortic surgery and endovascular aortic repair. Shock wave treatment was shown to induce angiogenesis and regeneration in ischemic tissue by modulation of early inflammatory response via Toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 signaling. In preclinical and clinical studies, shock wave treatment had a favorable effect on...
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The gold standard for peripheral nerve regeneration uses a sensory autograft to bridge a motor/sensory defect site. For motor nerves to regenerate, Schwann cells(SC) myelinate the newly grown axon. Sensory SCs have a reduced ability to produce myelin, partially explaining low success rates of autografts. This issue is masked in pre-clinical research by the excessive...
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(Shih-Feng Lin, Yi-Jen Chen, Hung-Pin Tu , Chia-Ling Lee, Ching-Lin Hsieh , Wen-Lan Wu , Chia-Hsin Chen) – Coccydynia is pain in the coccygeal region, and usually treated conservatively. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) was incorporated as non-invasive treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions. However, the effects of ESWT on coccydynia are less discussed. Click to read...
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Extracorporeal softwave treatment is CE certified in Austria, Europe and licensed for indications like achillodynia, epicondylitis, or tendinitis calcanea. The Orthogold 100 device by MTS Medical UG will be used for this study. Defocused low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has gained acceptance as a therapeutic tool in different medical settings. It has been shown,...
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