Use of Urinary Bladder Matrix Conduits in a Rat Model of Sciatic Nerve Regeneration after Nerve Transection Injury

Use of Urinary Bladder Matrix Conduits in a Rat Model of Sciatic Nerve Regeneration after Nerve Transection Injury

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Discussion & Conclusion

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Comments: The Discussion compared the analysis of the results of the urinary bladder matrix conduits providing relevant literature. The study suggests further studies for the determination of beneficial conduit designs in the recovery process after the regenerative procedure. The research also puts forth the limitations in the clinical testing results of the biologically derived conduits.



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Further comments on the paper

Comments: The manuscript aimed to replicate and expand on the use of single-channel porcine-derived urinary bladder matrix (UBM) conduits in segmental-loss, peripheral nerve repairs as comparable to criterion-standard nerve autografts. Further, the extent of nerve recovery was assessed and described by behavioural parameters. The overall research procedure has been explained, citing suitable results. The authors suggest further research to demonstrate greater efficacy over nerve autografts.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Alonzo D. Cook
Neuroscience Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Article Info

Article Type
Original Article
Publication history
Received: Fri 11, Nov 2022
Accepted: Wed 30, Nov 2022
Published: Wed 07, Dec 2022
© 2023 Alonzo D. Cook. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.RGM.2022.03.01