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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 280254, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/280254
Research Article

Functional and Physical Outcomes following Use of a Flexible CO2 Laser Fiber and Bipolar Electrocautery in Close Proximity to the Rat Sciatic Nerve with Correlation to an In Vitro Thermal Profile Model

1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University, 303 E. Chicago Avenue, Searle 12-561, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
2Cadence Neuroscience Institute at Northwestern Medicine, 25 N. Winfield Road, Winfield, IL 60190, USA
3Department of Neurological Surgery, Northwestern University, 676 North St. Clair, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
4Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Tech E310, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
5The Hugh Knowles Center, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
6Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Searle Building 12-470, 303 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-3008, USA

Received 13 August 2014; Accepted 14 November 2014

Academic Editor: Joachim Oertel

Copyright © 2015 A. M. Robinson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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