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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and Placental Vascularization in Cases of Uterine Blood Flow Restriction.
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PMID:  22515506     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Studies report transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) as a treatment for placental insufficiency. To induce utero-placental insufficiency in rats, the uterine artery was ligated. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation was applied with a frequency of 80 Hz, pulse duration of 200 μs, and low intensity. Placental blood vessels were analyzed after immunohistochemistry. The number, caliber and area occupied by placental vessels, fetal weight and length, and placental volume were lower in cases stimulated by TENS. The interaction between ligation and stimulation by TENS was associated with reduction of all these measurements, suggesting that TENS use during pregnancy may have harmful effects on intra-uterine development.
Camila Souze de Oliveira Guimarães; Fabíola Cristina Santos Tavares; Marília Neves Santos; Gregório Corrêa Guimarães; Janaínna Grazielle Pacheco Olegário; Laura Penna Rocha; Luiz Carlos Reis; Marlene Antônia Dos Reis; Eumenia Costa da Cunha Castro; Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal and pediatric pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1551-3823     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230972     Medline TA:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Discipline of General Pathology, Biological Sciences Department, Triângulo Mineiro Federal University , Uberaba , Brazil.
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