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    1. Characterization of New Optical Imaging Biomarkers of Peripheral Nerve Overstimulation

      Characterization of New Optical Imaging Biomarkers of Peripheral Nerve Overstimulation

      An animal study was designed to explore the potentially damaging effects of electrical overstimulation on peripheral nerves using a polarization‐sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS‐OCT) imaging and stimulation platform. Lewis rats (n = 15) were divided into 3 groups with 2 different levels of stimulation applied to the exposed sciatic nerve: Group 1 (sham control): 0.0 mA/0 Hz, Group 2: 3.4 mA/50 Hz, and Group 3: 6.8 mA/100 Hz. On day 1, the protocol contains Von Frey and walking track behavioral tests, followed by sciatic nerve exposure surgery (left leg). Electrical stimulation of the ...

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    2. Toward optical coherence tomography angiography-based biomarkers to assess the safety of peripheral nerve electrostimulation

      Toward optical coherence tomography angiography-based biomarkers to assess the safety of peripheral nerve electrostimulation

      Objective: Peripheral nerves serve as a link between the central nervous system and its targets. Altering peripheral nerve activity through targeted electrical stimulation is being investigated as a therapy for modulating end organ function. To support rapid advancement in the field, novel approaches to predict and prevent nerve injury resulting from the electrical stimulation must be developed to overcome the limitations of traditional histological methods. The present study aims to develop an optical imaging-based approach for real-time assessment of peripheral nerve injury associated with electrical stimulation.
 
 Approach: We developed an optical coherence tomography angiography system and a 3-D ...

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    3. Optical coherence tomography angiography based biomarkers to assess the safety of peripheral nerve electrostimulation

      Optical coherence tomography angiography based biomarkers to assess the safety of peripheral nerve electrostimulation

      Peripheral nerves connect and relay information between the central nervous system and its target organs. Small arteries traverse the epineurium and are responsible for supplying blood to the axons and cells within the nerves. Constriction or damage to these vessels can reduce perfusion leading to ischemic insults. Peripheral nerve electrostimulation has been approved for the treatment of epilepsy, depression and migraines, and is also being studied for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, polycystic ovary syndrome, and type II diabetes. While the safety and efficacy of currently approved medical devices is well established, next generation devices may require ...

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