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2 June 2014 Intradiscal pressure variation under spontaneous ventilation
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Proceedings Volume 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors; 91575D (2014)
Event: OFS2014 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 2014, Santander, Spain
The pressure measured in the intervertebral discs is a response to the loads acting on the spine. External loads, such as the reaction forces resulting from locomotion, manual handling and collisions are probably the most relevant in studying spine trauma. However, the physiological functions such as breathing and hearth rate also participate in subtle variations of intradiscal pressure that can be observed only in vivo at resting. Present work is an effort to measure the effect of breathing on intradiscal pressure of an anesthetized sheep.
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Paulo Roriz, J. Ferreira, J. C. Potes, M. T. Oliveira, J. L. Santos, J. A. Simões, and O. Frazão "Intradiscal pressure variation under spontaneous ventilation", Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91575D (2 June 2014);

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