lumbosacral plexus

Summary

Summary: The lumbar and sacral plexuses taken together. The fibers of the lumbosacral plexus originate in the lumbar and upper sacral spinal cord (L1 to S3) and innervate the lower extremities.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Predictive factors for successful sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of faecal incontinence: a 10-year cohort analysis
    T C Dudding
    Physiology Unit, St Mark s Hospital, London, UK
    Colorectal Dis 10:249-56. 2008
  2. ncbi Pediatric pelvic fractures
    Candice P Holden
    Department of Orthopedics, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 15:172-7. 2007
  3. ncbi Current and future techniques of neuromodulation for bladder dysfunction
    Neil D Sherman
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB 534, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 8:448-54. 2007
  4. doi An anatomical study of the lumbosacral plexus as related to the minimally invasive transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine
    David M Benglis
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:139-44. 2009
  5. ncbi An anatomic study of the lumbar plexus with respect to retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery
    Takatomo Moro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukushima Medical University, School of Medicine, Fukushima City, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:423-8; discussion 427-8. 2003
  6. ncbi Metastatic multicentric neurofibrosarcoma of the lumbosacral plexus in a cow
    E A Sartin
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL 36849 5519, USA
    Vet Pathol 33:362-5. 1996
  7. doi The lumbosacral plexus: anatomic considerations for minimally invasive retroperitoneal transpsoas approach
    Patrick Guerin
    Laboratoire d Anatomie Médico Chirurgicale Appliquée Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, 146 rue Leo Saignat, 33000, Bordeaux, France
    Surg Radiol Anat 34:151-7. 2012
  8. pmc National trends in the usage and success of sacral nerve test stimulation
    Anne P Cameron
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5330, USA
    J Urol 185:970-5. 2011
  9. ncbi Surgical treatment of lumbosacral plexus injuries
    Eva Maria Lang
    Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Albert Ludwig Universität, Freiburg, Germany
    J Neurosurg Spine 1:64-71. 2004
  10. doi The relationship between subjective and objective assessments of sacral neuromodulation effectiveness in patients with urgency-frequency
    Kenneth M Peters
    Department of Urology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:775-8. 2008

Detail Information

Publications177 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Predictive factors for successful sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of faecal incontinence: a 10-year cohort analysis
    T C Dudding
    Physiology Unit, St Mark s Hospital, London, UK
    Colorectal Dis 10:249-56. 2008
    ..Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is an established treatment for faecal incontinence. We aimed to identify specific factors that could predict the outcome of temporary and permanent stimulation...
  2. ncbi Pediatric pelvic fractures
    Candice P Holden
    Department of Orthopedics, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 15:172-7. 2007
    ..Other complications include myositis ossificans and neurologic deficits secondary to sciatic, femoral, and/or lumbosacral plexus nerve injuries.
  3. ncbi Current and future techniques of neuromodulation for bladder dysfunction
    Neil D Sherman
    Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue, MSB 534, Newark, NJ 07101, USA
    Curr Urol Rep 8:448-54. 2007
    ..Currently, most patients considered for implantation with a neuromodulator are those unresponsive to other conservative treatments for bladder dysfunction...
  4. doi An anatomical study of the lumbosacral plexus as related to the minimally invasive transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine
    David M Benglis
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:139-44. 2009
    ..The authors sought to better understand the location of the lumbar contribution of the lumbosacral plexus relative to the disc spaces encountered when performing the minimally invasive transpsoas approach, also ..
  5. ncbi An anatomic study of the lumbar plexus with respect to retroperitoneal endoscopic surgery
    Takatomo Moro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukushima Medical University, School of Medicine, Fukushima City, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:423-8; discussion 427-8. 2003
    ..The distribution of the lumbar plexus was analyzed using cadavers...
  6. ncbi Metastatic multicentric neurofibrosarcoma of the lumbosacral plexus in a cow
    E A Sartin
    Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL 36849 5519, USA
    Vet Pathol 33:362-5. 1996
    A metastatic multicentric neurofibrosarcoma of the lumbosacral plexus in an adult cow is described...
  7. doi The lumbosacral plexus: anatomic considerations for minimally invasive retroperitoneal transpsoas approach
    Patrick Guerin
    Laboratoire d Anatomie Médico Chirurgicale Appliquée Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, 146 rue Leo Saignat, 33000, Bordeaux, France
    Surg Radiol Anat 34:151-7. 2012
    ..The second objective was to compare our observations with previous anatomical studies concerning the transpsoas approach...
  8. pmc National trends in the usage and success of sacral nerve test stimulation
    Anne P Cameron
    Department of Urology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5330, USA
    J Urol 185:970-5. 2011
    ..The goal of this analysis was to identify the national sacral neuromodulation test phase success rate and patient factors that contribute to success...
  9. ncbi Surgical treatment of lumbosacral plexus injuries
    Eva Maria Lang
    Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Albert Ludwig Universität, Freiburg, Germany
    J Neurosurg Spine 1:64-71. 2004
    The purpose of this study was to analyze therapeutic possibilities and clinical outcomes in patients with lumbosacral plexus injuries to develop surgical concepts of treatment.
  10. doi The relationship between subjective and objective assessments of sacral neuromodulation effectiveness in patients with urgency-frequency
    Kenneth M Peters
    Department of Urology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073, USA
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:775-8. 2008
    ....
  11. ncbi Lumbosacral plexus injury and brachial plexus injury following prolonged compression
    Chung Lan Kao
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
    J Chin Med Assoc 69:543-8. 2006
    ..compartment syndrome that developed after prolonged compression, with the complication of concomitant lumbosacral plexus injury and brachial plexus injury, which is rarely reported in the literature...
  12. doi Lumbar plexus and psoas major muscle: not always as expected
    Lukas Kirchmair
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 33:109-14. 2008
    ..The present study was carried out to detect anatomical variants regarding the topographical relation between the lumbar plexus and the psoas major muscle as well as lumbar plexus anatomy at the L4-L5 level...
  13. ncbi Posterior lumbar plexus block: anatomy, approaches, and techniques
    Imad T Awad
    Department of Anesthesia, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Reg Anesth Pain Med 30:143-9. 2005
    ..The original description has been modified several times based on advances in technology, localization, and imaging techniques. This review provides an overview of the history, anatomy, and techniques described to perform this block...
  14. doi Clinical prospects for transplantation of OECs in the repair of brachial and lumbosacral plexus injuries: opening a door
    Geoffrey Raisman
    Spinal Repair Unit, Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, London, UK
    Exp Neurol 229:168-73. 2011
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Understanding olfactory ensheathing glia and their prospect for nervous system repair...
  15. ncbi Short-term results of bilateral S2-S4 sacral neuromodulation for the treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain
    Nasim Zabihi
    The Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 19:553-7. 2008
    ..SF-36 scores did not improve significantly. In refractory patients, bilateral caudal epidural sacral neuromodulation is another possible mode of treatment, which appears to improve both pelvic pain and voiding symptoms...
  16. ncbi In with the new, out with the old? Comparison of two approaches for psoas compartment block
    Stephen Mannion
    MRCPI, FCARCSI, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland
    Anesth Analg 101:259-64, table of contents. 2005
    ..05). No differences were found in PCB procedure time, pain scores, 24-h morphine consumption, or time to first morphine analgesia...
  17. ncbi [Lumbar plexopathy secondary to pelvic hydatid cyst]
    J I Martín-Serradilla
    Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital General de Palencia Rio Carrion, Palencia, 34005, Espana
    Rev Neurol 34:944-9. 2002
    ..On rare occasions hydatid cysts give rise to peripheral neurological manifestations...
  18. ncbi Primary pelvic hydatid cyst: an unusual cause of sciatica and foot drop
    F O Hassan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jordan University Hospital, Amman, Jordan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 26:230-232. 2001
    ..A case report of primary pelvic hydatid cyst causing sciatica and foot drop...
  19. ncbi Sacral nerve stimulation in fecal incontinence
    Ole O Rasmussen
    Department of Surgery D, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev, Denmark
    Dis Colon Rectum 47:1158-62; discussion 1162-3. 2004
    ..The effect of sacral nerve stimulation was studied in 45 patients with fecal incontinence...
  20. ncbi Outcome and cost analysis of sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence
    F H Hetzer
    Division of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital of Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Br J Surg 93:1411-7. 2006
    ..The technique is expensive, and no cost analysis is currently available. The aim of this study was to assess clinical outcome and analyse cost-effectiveness...
  21. ncbi Permanent sacral nerve modulation for fecal incontinence and associated urinary disturbances
    Donato F Altomare
    Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, General Surgery and Liver Transplantation Units, University of Bari, Piazza G Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Int J Colorectal Dis 19:203-9. 2004
    ..This new therapeutic approach offers new possibilities in the treatment of fecal incontinence (FI) by means of its possible effects on anorectal physiology...
  22. ncbi Preliminary results of sacral neuromodulation in 23 children
    Mitchell R Humphreys
    Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    J Urol 176:2227-31. 2006
    ....
  23. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation for refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction: results of a nationwide registry in Switzerland
    Thomas M Kessler
    Department of Urology, University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland
    Eur Urol 51:1357-63. 2007
    ..To assess the efficacy and safety of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in patients with refractory lower urinary tract dysfunction in Switzerland based on a nationwide registry...
  24. ncbi Update on sacral neuromodulation: indications and outcomes
    Magdy Hassouna
    Toronto Western Hospital, MP 8 306, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2S8, Canada
    Curr Urol Rep 4:391-8. 2003
    ..The outcomes of the most recent studies and trials dealing with SNS are presented. An overview of the most recent techniques used for neuromodulation is detailed...
  25. ncbi Neurophysiological evidence may predict the outcome of sacral neuromodulation
    S Malaguti
    Spinal Unit, Ospedale Magenta, Italy
    J Urol 170:2323-6. 2003
    ..Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) of the pudendal and posterior tibial nerves were evaluated in patients implanted with a monolateral permanent quadripolar electrode...
  26. ncbi Sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence in the UK
    M E D Jarrett
    Department of Physiology, St Mark s Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3UJ, UK
    Br J Surg 91:755-61. 2004
    ..Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is an effective therapy for faecal incontinence. Published studies derive largely from single centres and there is a need to determine the broader applicability of this procedure...
  27. ncbi Sacral nerve neuromodulation in patients with cardiac pacemakers
    Patricia A Wallace
    Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:94.e1-3. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to describe our experience using sacral nerve neuromodulation for urinary urgency, frequency, and urge incontinence in patients with cardiac pacemakers...
  28. ncbi Sacral nerve stimulation for neurogenic faecal incontinence
    B Holzer
    Department of Surgery, Danube Hospital, Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Ost, Vienna, Austria
    Br J Surg 94:749-53. 2007
    ..Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has emerged as a promising technique for the treatment of faecal incontinence. This study assessed the outcome of SNS in a cohort of patients with incontinence of neurological aetiology...
  29. pmc Sacral nerve neuromodulation for the treatment of lower bowel motility disorders
    Nicholas J Kenefick
    St Mark s Hospital, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 88:617-23. 2006
    ....
  30. ncbi Improvement in depression and health-related quality of life after sacral nerve stimulation therapy for treatment of voiding dysfunction
    Anurag K Das
    Center for Neuro urology and Continence, Division of Urology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Urology 64:62-8. 2004
    ..S. study centers. The subjects were part of a large international, multicenter, randomized clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of sacral nerve stimulation for the treatment of refractory voiding dysfunction...
  31. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation: long-term experience of one center
    Mostafa M Elhilali
    Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Urology 65:1114-7. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi Sacral nerve stimulation can be successful in patients with ultrasound evidence of external anal sphincter disruption
    Philip Conaghan
    Department of Surgery, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:1610-4. 2005
    ..This study was designed to determine whether patients with fecal incontinence and endoanal ultrasound evidence of anal sphincter disruption may be successfully treated by sacral nerve stimulation...
  33. ncbi Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence following surgery for rectal prolapse repair: a multicenter study
    Michael E D Jarrett
    Physiology Unit, St Mark s Hospital, London, England
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:1243-8. 2005
    ..This multicenter, prospective study assessed the use of sacral nerve stimulation for this indication...
  34. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation in treatment of fecal incontinence following anterior resection and chemoradiation for rectal cancer
    Carlo Ratto
    Department of Clinica Chirurgica, Catholic University, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Dis Colon Rectum 48:1027-36. 2005
    ..Treatment is controversial. Assessment of fecal incontinence in patients who agreed to integrate treatment for rectal cancer and treatment with sacral neuromodulation are reported...
  35. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation for urinary retention in a kidney-transplant patient
    Ervin Kocjancic
    Ospedale Maggiore della Carita, University of Novara, Novara, Italy
    Urol Int 75:187-8. 2005
    ..Sacral neuromodulation was successfully used in functional voiding dysfunction in a kidney transplant patient. This is the first case to be reported in the literature...
  36. ncbi Sacral nerve stimulation: Interstim therapy
    Frederick Peeren
    University Hospital Gent, Department of Urology, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Expert Rev Med Devices 2:253-8. 2005
    ..This article gives a brief review on the indications, mechanisms of action and possible complications of this technique. Furthermore, new evolutions in the domain of sacral nerve modulation are discussed...
  37. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation; does it affect colonic transit time in patients with faecal incontinence?
    O Uludag
    University Hospital Maastricht, Department of General Surgery PO Box 5800 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Colorectal Dis 8:318-22. 2006
    ..A concomitant effect on bowel function was observed leading to the treatment of faecal incontinence with SNM. In this study we describe the effect of SNM on bowel frequency and (segmental) colonic transit time...
  38. ncbi Video-assisted sacral nerve stimulation
    F H Hetzer
    Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
    Tech Coloproctol 10:121-3; discussion 123-4. 2006
    ..However, infection rates are as high as 20% and can result in removal of the expensive device. We present a new video-assisted technique minimizing the risk of infection...
  39. ncbi Effects of sacral neuromodulation on female sexual function
    Rachel N Pauls
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, 375 Dixmyth Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45220, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 18:391-5. 2007
    ..In conclusion, sacral neuromodulation may improve sexual frequency and sexual function scores in subjects with urgency frequency and urge incontinence...
  40. ncbi Sacral nerve stimulation: an emerging treatment for faecal incontinence
    Joe J Tjandra
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    ANZ J Surg 74:1098-106. 2004
    ..Randomized clinical trials like that of the Melbourne trial will further clarify the role and indications of sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence...
  41. ncbi [Use of permanent electrodes in the peripheral nerve evaluation test (PNE-Test) in comparison to conventional wire electrodes]
    C Seif
    Universitatsklinikum Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Klinik für Urologie und Kinderurologie, Arnold Heller Strasse 7, 24105 Kiel
    Aktuelle Urol 37:277-80. 2006
    ..In this study we compared the two different techniques used in our department (implantation of the permanent neurostimulation electrodes, the so-called "two-stage-implantation" vs. conventional PNE)...
  42. ncbi Long-term results of sacral neuromodulation for women with urinary retention
    Ranan Dasgupta
    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Department of Uro Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK
    BJU Int 94:335-7. 2004
    ..OBJECTIVE ; To review the long-term results of sacral nerve stimulation in the treatment of women with Fowler's syndrome, over a 6-year period at one tertiary referral centre...
  43. ncbi Parameters of successful sacral root neuromodulation of the pelvic floor: a retrospective study
    A Bin Mahfooz
    Division of Urology, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Urol 11:2303-8. 2004
    ..Neuromodulation of the pelvic floor (InterStim) is a relatively new technique in the field of urology. We present our observations for effective neuromodulation on our patient population...
  44. ncbi Use of chronic sacral nerve stimulation in neurological voiding disorders
    A Lavano
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, G Salvatore, Faculty of Medicine, Magna Graecia, University of Catanzaro, Italy
    J Neurosurg Sci 48:157-9. 2004
    ..Nowadays they can be treated with Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS), even if clinical experiences reported in literature are still limited...
  45. ncbi [Peripheral nerve evaluation:indications, technique and results]
    S Arlandis Guzmán
    Servicio de Urologia, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia
    Actas Urol Esp 27:491-500. 2003
    ....
  46. ncbi Chronic sacral spinal nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence: long-term results with foramen and cuff electrodes
    K E Matzel
    Department of Surgery, , Erlangen, Germany
    Dis Colon Rectum 44:59-66. 2001
    ..Two different operative approaches can be applied effectively...
  47. ncbi Sacral neurostimulation for urinary retention: 10-year experience from one UK centre
    Soumendra N Datta
    Department of Uro Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK
    BJU Int 101:192-6. 2008
    ....
  48. ncbi Reprogramming requirements after sacral nerve stimulator implantation: correlation with preoperative indication
    Kelly M Maxwell
    Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Urol 179:549-51. 2008
    ..We determined overall reprogramming requirements following nerve stimulator implantation and whether requirements vary based on preoperative indication...
  49. doi Normalization of substance P levels in rectal mucosa of patients with faecal incontinence treated successfully by sacral nerve stimulation
    M L Gooneratne
    Gastrointestinal Physiology Unit, Centre for Academic Surgery, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
    Br J Surg 95:477-83. 2008
    ..Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) may improve faecal incontinence by modulating rectal sensation. This study measured changes in the peripheral expression of various neural epitopes in response to SNS...
  50. doi Sacral nerve stimulation can improve continence in patients with Crohn's disease with internal and external anal sphincter disruption
    Veronique Vitton
    Service de Gastroenterologie, Hopital Nord, Chemin des Bourrely, 13915, Marseille, Cedex 20, France
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:924-7. 2008
    ..This study was designed to assess the efficiency of sacral nerve stimulation as a means of treating fecal incontinence in patients with Crohn's disease with disrupted internal and external anal sphincters...
  51. doi Sacral nerve stimulation in patients after rectal resection--preliminary report
    Brigitte Holzer
    Surgical Department, Danube Hospital SMZ Ost, Vienna, Austria
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:921-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to gain more information for this selected indication for sacral nerve stimulation through a nationwide survey...
  52. doi Editorial comment re: Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence and constipation in adults: a short version Cochrane review
    Christine Norton
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:154. 2008
  53. doi Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence and constipation in adults: a short version Cochrane review
    G Mowatt
    Neurourol Urodyn 27:155-61. 2008
    ..If conservative treatment fails, one option is sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), a minimally invasive technique allowing modulation of the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor and hindgut...
  54. doi Sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence
    J M O'Riordan
    Department of Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland
    Ir J Med Sci 177:117-9. 2008
    ..Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is a relatively new treatment modality, which offers patients a potential for improved continence...
  55. doi [Indications and results of sacral nerve stimulation in faecal incontinence]
    S Stelzner
    Klinik für Allgemein und Viszeralchirurgie, Krankenhaus Dresden Friedrichstadt, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Technischen Universität Dresden
    Zentralbl Chir 133:135-41. 2008
    ..Patient selection has evolved from strict criteria to a more liberal approach, since temporary testing reliably predicts the efficacy of permanent stimulation in FI of various aetiologies...
  56. doi Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence: external anal sphincter defect vs. intact anal sphincter
    Miranda K Y Chan
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    Dis Colon Rectum 51:1015-24; discussion 1024-5. 2008
    ..This prospective study was designed to assess the effectiveness of sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence in patients with external anal sphincter defect and to evaluate its efficacy regarding presence and size of sphincter defect...
  57. ncbi Medium-term experience of sacral neuromodulation by tined lead implantation
    Anco C Van Voskuilen
    Department of Urology, Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht, Maastricht, the Netherlands and Medtronic Europe S A, Tolochenaz, Switzerland
    BJU Int 99:107-10. 2007
    ..To describe patient selection for sacral neuromodulation, also known as Interstim therapy, and the results of tined-lead implantation in the medium term...
  58. ncbi Is a morphologically intact anal sphincter necessary for success with sacral nerve modulation in patients with faecal incontinence?
    J Melenhorst
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Colorectal Dis 10:257-62. 2008
    ..There is evidence that SNM can be performed in patients with faecal incontinence and an anal sphincter defect...
  59. ncbi Medium-term results of permanent sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence
    N J Kenefick
    Physiology Department, St Mark s Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3UJ, UK
    Br J Surg 89:896-901. 2002
    ..Sacral nerve stimulation may provide a good functional outcome with minimal morbidity. This paper reports the experience in a single centre over 5 years...
  60. ncbi The role of electrodiagnostic techniques in the reprogramming of patients with a delayed suboptimal response to sacral nerve stimulation
    Mary T McLennan
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, St Louis University, 6420 Clayton Rd, Suite 290, St Louis, MO 63117, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 14:98-103. 2003
    ..Our findings suggest that electrodiagnostic monitoring may help to direct future therapy in this group of patients who currently present a management challenge...
  61. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation as a functional treatment of bladder overactivity
    J R Vignes
    Department of Neurorehabilitation, CHU Pellegrin, Bordeaux, France
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:315-22. 2007
    ..The application of this technique should be combined with careful follow-up and attentive adjustments of the stimulation parameters in order to optimize the coordination of activity between the neurological systems involved...
  62. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation in the treatment of defecation disorders
    C Ratto
    Department of Clinica Chirurgica, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:341-50. 2007
    ....
  63. ncbi Control of leg-powered paraplegic cycling using stimulation of the lumbo-sacral anterior spinal nerve roots
    Tim A Perkins
    Implanted Devices Group, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College, London, WC1E 6JA, UK
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 10:158-64. 2002
    ..We propose that root stimulation for leg cycling exercise may be a practicable and valuable function for paraplegics following spinal cord injury...
  64. pmc Sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence due to systemic sclerosis
    N J Kenefick
    St Mark s Hospital, London, UK
    Gut 51:881-3. 2002
    ..The aetiology is multifactorial. Conventional treatment is often unsuccessful. Sacral nerve stimulation is a new effective treatment for resistant faecal incontinence...
  65. ncbi [Sacral nerve stimulation, an effective treatment for fecal incontinence]
    Julien Vaucher
    Service de Chirurgie Viscerale, CHUV, 1005 Lausanne
    Rev Med Suisse 3:1643-6. 2007
    ..Improved continence of more than 50% is frequently encountered and quality of life is significantly improved after implantation. SNS is a minimal-invasive technique, with very few risks of complications...
  66. ncbi Predictive factors for sacral neuromodulation in chronic lower urinary tract dysfunction
    W A Scheepens
    Department of Urology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Urology 60:598-602. 2002
    ..The advantageous effect of sacral neuromodulation depends on the accurate identification of suitable candidates during the preimplantation PNE...
  67. ncbi Bilateral sacral spinal nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence after low anterior rectum resection
    Klaus E Matzel
    Department of Surgery, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Maximiliansplatz, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
    Int J Colorectal Dis 17:430-4. 2002
    ..We report a patient with fecal incontinence after surgery for rectal carcinoma in whom a dual-channel, individually programmable, pulse generator permitted implantation of neurostimulation electrodes bilaterally...
  68. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation in the older woman
    Sarah E McAchran
    Center for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Glickman Urological Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 50:735-44. 2007
    ....
  69. ncbi Subcutaneous tunneling of the temporary testing electrode significantly improves the success rate of subchronic sacral nerve modulation (SNM)
    Karl Dietrich Sievert
    Department of Urology, University of Tuebingen, Hoppe Seyler Strasse 3, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    World J Urol 25:607-12. 2007
    ....
  70. ncbi Sacral neuromodulation as an effective treatment for refractory pelvic floor dysfunction
    Sherif Aboseif
    Department of Urology, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Urology 60:52-6. 2002
    ..Conservative therapy rarely results in a durable cure of patients, and various surgical procedures have significant side effects and less than optimal results...
  71. ncbi [Clinical Results of PNE Tests in 70 Patients with Different Bladder Dysfunctions]
    P M Braun
    Universitatsklinikum Kiel, Klinik für Urologie, Kiel, Germany
    Aktuelle Urol 34:162-5. 2003
    ..Moreover, we analysed the diagnostic characteristics of those patients who had positive PNE test results and could thus receive a chronic sacral neuromodulator...
  72. ncbi A review of approaches and techniques for lower extremity nerve blocks
    Quang Hieu De Tran
    Department of Anesthesia, Montreal General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 54:922-34. 2007
    ..The purpose of this narrative review is to summarize the evidence derived from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding approaches and techniques for lower extremity nerve blocks...
  73. ncbi Plasma prilocaine and mepivacaine concentrations after combined lumbosacral plexus block
    H Kaiser
    Department of Anaesthesiology, St Marien and St Annastiftskrankenhaus, Ludwigshafen, FRG
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 36:689-91. 1992
    ..21 mg/ml) and in two of the nine patients of the mepivacaine+ornipressin group (maximum value 8.61 micrograms/ml)...
  74. ncbi Sciatica of nondisc origin and piriformis syndrome: diagnosis by magnetic resonance neurography and interventional magnetic resonance imaging with outcome study of resulting treatment
    Aaron G Filler
    Institute for Spinal Disorders, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:99-115. 2005
    ....
  75. doi [Reconstruction of quadriceps femoris muscle function with muscle transfer]
    H Fansa
    Klinik für Plastische, Wiederherstellungs und Asthetische Chirurgie, Handchirurgie, Klinikum Mitte, Bielefeld
    Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 42:233-8. 2010
    ..Nerve palsy was caused by direct lesion, traction, hematoma after collapse, lesion of lumbosacral plexus and an unclear muscle dystrophy. Indication for muscle transfer was due to long standing muscle paresis...
  76. doi Sciatica caused by pseudomyxoma peritonei
    Hung Lin Lin
    Department of Neurosurgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R O C
    J Chin Med Assoc 72:39-41. 2009
    Many etiologies may cause sciatica, and intra-abdominal masses usually affect the lumbosacral plexus by local invasion or distal metastases...
  77. ncbi [Neurological damage in pelvic injuries: a continuous prospective series of 50 pelvic injuries treated with an iliosacral lag screw]
    J Tonetti
    Service d Orthopedie Traumatologie, Hopital Michallon, BP 217X, 38043 Grenoble Cedex 09
    Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot 90:122-31. 2004
    The purpose of this study was to analyze lesions to the lumbosacral plexus related to pelvic injury and its treatment.
  78. ncbi [Neurosurgical treatment of pain]
    Eugen Slavik
    Klinicki centar Srbije, Beograd, Institut za neurohirurgiju
    Med Pregl 59:450-5. 2006
    ..Surgical treatment of chronic pain includes destructive procedures (neurectomy, rhizotomy, sympathectomy), often referred to as ablative, and accompanied by high morbidity and mortality rates...
  79. ncbi [Lumbosacral plexopathy as a form of presentation of an aneurysm of the iliac artery]
    F Delgado-García
    Seccion de Neurologia, Hospital Juan Ramon Jimenez, Huelva, Espana
    Rev Neurol 28:1072-4. 1999
    ..One of the less common causes of this is aneurysm of the iliac artery. However, 13% of the patients with this disorder initially have symptoms of plexus irritation or deficit...
  80. ncbi Non-diabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy: natural history, outcome and comparison with the diabetic variety
    P J Dyck
    Peripheral Neuropathy Research Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Brain 124:1197-207. 2001
    ..Both disorders are a lumbosacral plexus neuropathy associated with weight loss, often beginning focally or asymmetrically in the thigh or leg but ..
  81. ncbi Evidence for asymmetric distribution of sciatic nerve endometriosis
    Paolo Vercellini
    First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Milano, Milan, Italy
    Obstet Gynecol 102:383-7. 2003
    ..To investigate if a lateral asymmetry exists in the distribution of endometriotic lesions of the sciatic nerve...
  82. doi Nerve injuries after neuraxial anaesthesia and their medicolegal implications
    Cynthia A Wong
    Department of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 24:367-81. 2010
    ..Palsies of the femoral, obturator, sciatic, common peroneal nerves and lumbosacral plexus have also been reported...
  83. ncbi Continuous psoas compartment block for postoperative analgesia after total hip arthroplasty: new landmarks, technical guidelines, and clinical evaluation
    Xavier Capdevila
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Lapeyronie University Hospital, 371 Avenue du Doyen Gaston Giraud, 34295 Montpellier Cedex, France
    Anesth Analg 94:1606-13, table of contents. 2002
    ..Amounts of rescue analgesia were also recorded. Sensory blockade of the principal branches of the lumbosacral plexus was noted at 1 and 24 h, as were adverse events related to the technique...
  84. doi Risk factors for lumbosacral plexus palsy related to pelvic fracture
    Yoshihisa Sugimoto
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe Red Cross Hospital, Chuo Ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:963-6. 2010
    ..A retrospective study...
  85. ncbi Laterally extended endopelvic resection. Novel surgical treatment of locally recurrent cervical carcinoma involving the pelvic side wall
    Michael Hockel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
    Gynecol Oncol 91:369-77. 2003
    ..These patients, suffering from the most common situation of local failure, have so far no longer been considered for curative therapy...
  86. ncbi Percutaneous arterial interventional treatment of exercise-induced neurogenic intermittent claudication due to ischaemia of the lumbosacral plexus
    Walter A Wohlgemuth
    Clinic of Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology, Klinikum Augsburg, Germany
    J Neurol 249:988-92. 2002
    ..syndrome of exercise-induced neurogenic intermittent claudication due to a reversible ischaemia of the lumbosacral plexus during walking accompanied by transient neurologic deficits...
  87. doi An unusual case of footdrop: anterior disc herniation mimicking a nerve sheath tumor
    Howard B Levene
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Neurosurgery 66:E419-20; discussion E420. 2010
    ..Usually, the herniated disc is described as being at the lateral edge of the neural foramen. Herniated discs that lodge beyond this location need to be included in the differential of retroperitoneal lesions impinging on nerve roots...
  88. ncbi Prevalence and distribution of peripheral nerve injuries in victims of Bam earthquake
    M N Ahrari
    Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 46:59-62. 2006
    ..Almost all of the buildings were destroyed and all the people became houseless. In this study, 156 patients with peripheral nerve lesion (PNL) were assessed for their injuries...
  89. ncbi Diabetic and non-diabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy
    Minal J Bhanushali
    Departments of Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Neurol India 56:420-5. 2008
    ..In this paper, we review the clinical and diagnostic features as well as discuss recent insights and treatment strategies along with our experience in the management of patients with diabetic and non-diabetic LRPN...
  90. ncbi Retroperitoneal hemangiosarcoma causing chronic hindlimb lameness in a dog
    J C Jones
    Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Phase II, Duck Pond Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 0442, USA
    Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 20:335-9. 2007
    ..tomography revealed that the mass involved the left margin of the L7 vertebra, lumbosacral canal, and lumbosacral plexus. At surgery, a large retroperitoneal haematoma was removed...
  91. ncbi Lumbosacral plexopathy after dual kidney transplantation
    S S Dhillon
    Department of Internal Medicine, St Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, OH, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 36:1045-8. 2000
    ..It involves more vascular reconstruction. This may predispose the lumbosacral plexus to ischemic injury...
  92. ncbi Lumbosacral plexus in Hoxa9 knockout mice with special reference to their nerve variations identified according to whether they were interphenotypic or intergenotypic differences
    J Hashimoto
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Yamagata University, Japan
    Kaibogaku Zasshi 74:609-30. 1999
    The lumbosacral plexus in specific Hox gene mutant mice originating from C57bl/60, i.e...
  93. doi Anatomical variations of lumbosacral plexus
    Viktor Matejcik
    Department of Neurosurgery, Derer s Faculty Hospital, Comenius University, Limbova 5, 833 05, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
    Surg Radiol Anat 32:409-14. 2010
    Deviations detected during spinal operations have motivated us to start research related to variations of lumbosacral plexus formation...
  94. ncbi Treatment of diabetic and nondiabetic lumbosacral radiculoplexus neuropathy
    Pariwat Thaisetthawatkul
    Peripheral Nerve Research Laboratory, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA
    Curr Treat Options Neurol 12:95-9. 2010
    ..neuropathy (LRPN) is a multifocal, asymmetric, painful neuropathic disorder affecting multiple levels of lumbosacral plexus, nerve roots, and distal nerves that emerge from the plexus...
  95. doi Total en bloc spondylectomy of the lower lumbar spine: a surgical techniques of combined posterior-anterior approach
    Norio Kawahara
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:74-82. 2011
    ..Ten patients with a spinal tumor of the lower lumbar spine underwent total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) by combined posterior-anterior approach. The oncological and neurologic results are analyzed...
  96. pmc Intermittent claudication due to ischaemia of the lumbosacral plexus
    W A Wohlgemuth
    Department of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology, Zentralklinikum Augsburg, Stenglinstrasse 2, 86156 Augsburg, Germany
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 67:793-5. 1999
    The distinct clinical syndrome of exercise induced ischaemia of the lumbosacral plexus is not a widely known cause for intermittent claudication...
  97. pmc Topographic relations between the neural and ligamentous structures of the lumbosacral junction: in-vitro investigation
    H Kleihues
    Department of Orthopedics, Ev Waldkrankenhaus Spandau, Stadtrandstrasse 555, 13589 Berlin, Germany
    Eur Spine J 10:124-32. 2001
    ..damage, we examined anatomic specimens to determine the course and neighboring relationships of the lumbosacral plexus, especially in relation to pelvivertebragenic ligamentous connections...
  98. doi Adenocarcinoma of the prostate involving the lumbosacral plexus: MRI evidence to support direct perineural spread
    Marie Noëlle Hébert-Blouin
    Department of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Gonda 8S 214, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 152:1567-76. 2010
    Prostate adenocarcinoma, which may recur despite aggressive treatment, has the potential to spread to the lumbosacral plexus. This intraneural involvement is not widely known and is thought to be from direct perineural spread...
  99. ncbi [Research progress on three-dimensional reconstruction and visualization of peripheral nerve]
    Gaohong Ren
    Department of Traumatic Orthopeadics, Nanfang Hospital, Nanfang Medical University, Guangzhou Guangdong, 510515, P R China
    Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 23:239-44. 2009
    ..To review the research progress on the three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and visualization of peripheral nerve...
  100. doi Naturally occurring multiple perineuriomas in a chicken (Gallus domesticus)
    A Ochi
    Laboratory of Comparative Pathology, Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060 0818, Japan
    Vet Pathol 45:685-9. 2008
    ..cylindrical enlargements and yellow discoloration of multiple peripheral nerves, including nerves of the lumbosacral plexus, brachial plexus, and spinal ganglia...
  101. ncbi Electrical stimulation of denervated muscles
    Aysegul Cakmak
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Turkey
    Disabil Rehabil 26:432-3. 2004
    In this report, the 3-year rehabilitation of a 43-year-old male patient, who have pelvic 'open book' fracture, urinary bladder and urethral injury, lumbosacral plexus avulsion trauma and right lower extremity monoparesis is explained.

Research Grants91

  1. Safety and Efficacy of Nerve Rerouting for Treating Neurogenic Bladder in Spina B
    Kenneth M Peters; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Dr. Xiao, in China, developed a new procedure to rewire the nerves affecting the bladder, and this project aims to scientifically establish the safety and effectiveness of the surgical procedure. ..
  2. Beaumont Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network
    Kenneth Peters; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Adverse events and complications will be monitored. Ancillary studies as agreed upon by the ICCRN will be carried out in conjunction with the clinical trial. ..
  3. Perineural Anesthetic Infusion After Joint Replacement
    BRIAN ILFELD; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Secondary outcomes include the relationship between analgesic technique administered in the immediate postoperative period and subsequent pain, stiffness and functional disability. ..
  4. Cross-sensitization in the pelvis and neurogenic bladder
    Anna P Malykhina; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Uncovering of these mechanisms will lead to the development of new therapeutic protocols that can be used to alleviate the chronic pelvic pain in patients with genitourinary and gastrointestinal disorders. ..
  5. Cross-sensitization in the pelvis and neurogenic bladder
    ANNA MALYKHINA; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Uncovering of these mechanisms will lead to the development of new therapeutic protocols that can be used to alleviate the chronic pelvic pain in patients with genitourinary and gastrointestinal disorders. ..
  6. Assessment of Altered Function in Diabetic Bladder
    Firouz Daneshgari; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  7. Localized Bioimpedance in Neuromuscular Disease
    SEWARD RUTKOVE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..As part of this aim, a prototype device for easy use will be developed and tested in the clinical setting. ..
  8. Outcomes After ACL Reconstruction: Femoral Nerve Block
    Brian Williams; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The methods learned and the model developed herein will be the basis of future studies funded through the R01 mechanism. ..
  9. Inactivity and Enhanced Sympathoexcitation: Role of Neuroplasticity in the RVLM
    Patrick J Mueller; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  10. PKC ALTERATIONS IN LUT DYSFUNCTION
    Firouz Daneshgari; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. BLADDER OUTLET OBSTRUCTION INDUCED NEUROPLASTICITY
    Peter Zvara; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..lumbosacral spinal cord. Changes in connectivity between the various spinal elements will be assessed following BOO. ..
  12. Conference--National Urology Resident Female Pelvic Med
    Firouz Daneshgari; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Interstitial Cystitis Clinical Research Network
    Toby Chai; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The goals of the University of Maryland clinical site are to maximize enrollment of IC patients into innovative clinical trials, maintain highest retention rates possible and acquire high quality data. ..
  14. Human Bladder Urothelial Cell Structure and Function in Bladder Hypersensation
    Toby C Chai; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..By accomplishing these aims, we hope to develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of hypersensory bladder conditions which ultimately can lead to targeted treatment options. ..
  15. Intraspinal Microstimulation for Restoring Limb Movement
    Vivian K Mushahwar; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Electromyographic, kinematic and kinetic measures will be used to evaluate the ISMS-induced locomotor patterns in the paralyzed hind limbs. ..
  16. Electrical Impedance Myography in an Animal Model
    SEWARD RUTKOVE; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..to prepare the way for the use of EIM in screening of drugs and therapies in animals models of neuromuscular disease. ..
  17. Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN)
    Toby Chai; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The UITN is a multi- disciplinary, multi-center group of Investigators dedicated to high impact clinical research regarding the prevention, evaluation and management of Ul to improve the quality of life for adults. ..
  18. Correlation of Urinary Bladder Afferent Activity and Function in Awake Mice
    Peter Zvara; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  19. NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOPHYSICAL STUDIES OF PAIN
    James Campbell; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ....
  20. INTRAEPITHELIAL LYMPHOCYTES RELATION TO EPITHELIAL CELLS
    Ellen Ebert; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..Human IEL are a little-understood compartment of lymphocytes whose interactions with EC have never been studied. Yet, these interactions may be critical to the mucosal immune network...
  21. NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOPHYSICAL STUDIES OF PAIN
    James Campbell; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  22. NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOPHYSICAL STUDIES IN PAIN
    James Campbell; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This hypothesis driven research interrelates basic and clinical research in a mater that has excellent potential for promoting the understanding and treatment of pain. ..
  23. Intraspinal Microstimulation for Restoring Limb Movement
    Vivian Mushahwar; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Electrical Impedance Myography in an Animal Model
    SEWARD RUTKOVE; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..to prepare the way for the use of EIM in screening of drugs and therapies in animals models of neuromuscular disease. ..
  25. Mechanisms of Vaginal Sling Effects on Continence
    Firouz Daneshgari; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The long-term goal of this proposal is to expand the findings of this project into an R01 application in order to translate our findings into relevant clinical studies. ..
  26. BIOLOGY OF HUMAN INTRAEPITHELIAL LYMPHOCYTES
    Ellen Ebert; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..These studies will determine the mechanism of IEL chemotaxis toward secreted products of ECs, why IL-15 is more potent than IL-2 in inducing LAK activity by IELs, and how IL-10 and IL-12 augment this activity. ..
  27. Diabetic Uropathy Pathobiology Site
    Firouz Daneshgari; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  28. Ambulatory Foot Temperature in Diabetic Neuropathy
    SEWARD RUTKOVE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Ultimately, the results obtained in this work may justify the use of ambulatory foot temperature monitoring in DN clinical trials, both as a screening tool for early disease and as an outcome measure. ..