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Intradiscal pressure variation under spontaneous ventilation
Author(s): Paulo Roriz; J. Ferreira; J. C. Potes; M. T. Oliveira; J. L. Santos; J. A. Simões; O. Frazão
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Paper Abstract

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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Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91575D (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2059759
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Paulo Roriz, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. of Porto (Portugal)
J. Ferreira, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
J. C. Potes, Univ. de Évora (Portugal)
M. T. Oliveira, Univ. de Évora (Portugal)
J. L. Santos, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)
J. A. Simões, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
O. Frazão, INESC Porto (Portugal)
Univ. do Porto (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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