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Contact Information.

Natasha Olby Vet MB,PhD, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Phone: 919-513-8286

Kim Williams
Spinal Cord Injury Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-513-7235

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Presentations and Publications

The names of program members are underlined

Lim JH, Muguet-Chanoit AC, Smith DT, Laber E, Olby NJ.
Potassium channel antagonists 4-aminopyridine and the T-butyl carbamate derivative of 4-aminopyridine improve hind limb function in chronically non-ambulatory dogs; a blinded, placebo-controlled trial. PLoS One. 2014 Dec 31;9(12):e116139. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116139. eCollection 2014.

Olby NJ, Jeffery ND
Advances in veterinary neurology. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2014 Nov;44(6):xi-xii. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Sep 22

Olby NJ, Lim JH, Babb K, Bach K, Domaracki C, Williams K, Griffith E, Harris T, Muguet-Chanoit A.
Gait scoring in dogs with thoracolumbar spinal cord injuries when walking on a treadmill. BMC Vet Res. 2014 Mar 5;10:58. doi: 10.1186/1746-6148-10-58.

Jeffery ND, Levine JM, Olby NJ, Stein VM.
Intervertebral disk degeneration in dogs: consequences, diagnosis, treatment, and future directions.
J Vet Intern Med. 2013 Nov-Dec;27(6):1318-33. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12183. Epub 2013 Sep 6. Review.

Lim JH, McCullen SD, Piedrahita JA, Loboa EG, Olby NJ.
Alternating current electric fields of varying frequencies: effects on proliferation and differentiation of porcine neural progenitor cells. Cell Reprogram. 2013 Oct;15(5):405-12. doi: 10.1089/cell.2013.0001. Epub 2013 Aug 20

Lewis M, Olby NJ, Sharp NJ, Early P
Long-term effect of cervical distraction and stabilization on neurological status and imaging findings in giant breed dogs with cervical stenotic myelopathy. Vet Surg. 2013 Aug;42(6):701-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2013.12034.x. Epub 2013 Jul 25

Campbell JO, Olby NJ, Hash JA, Lascelles BD.
Assessment of cord dorsum potentials from caudal nerves in anesthetized clinically normal adult dogs without or during neuromuscular blockade. Am J Vet Res. 2013 Apr;74(4):616-20. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.74.4.616.

Lim JH, Koh S, Olby NJ, Piedrahita J, Mariani CL.
Isolation and characterization of neural progenitor cells from adult canine brains. Am J Vet Res. 2012 Dec;73(12)

Koh S, Thomas R, Tsai S, Bischoff S, Lim JH, Breen M, Olby NJ, Piedrahita JA
Growth requirements and chromosomal instability of induced pluripotent stem cells generated from adult canine fibroblasts. Stem Cells Dev. 2013 Mar 15;22(6):951-63. doi: 10.1089/scd.2012.0393. Epub 2012 Nov 28

Muguet-Chanoit AC, Olby NJ, Lim J-H, Gallagher R, Niman Z, Dillard S, Campbell J, Early P, Mariani C, Munana KR, Freeman C, Platt SR, Kent M, Giovenella C, Longshore R. The cutaneous trunci muscle reflex: a predictor of recovery in dogs with acute thoracolumbar myelopathies. Vet Surg. 2011 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Muguet-Chanoit AC, Olby NJ, Babb K, Lim J-H, Gallagher R, Niman Z, Dillard S, Campbell J, The sensory field and repeatability of the cutaneous trunci muscle reflex in the dog. Vet Surg 2011; 40: 781–785

Olby N. The pathogenesis and treatment of acute spinal cord injuries in dogs. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2010;40(5):791-80.

Olby NJ, Mackillop E, Cerda-Gonzalez S, Moore S, Munana KR, Grafinger M, Osborne JA, Vaden S. Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection in Dogs Following Surgery for Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Extrusion. J Vet Int Med. 2010;24:1106-11.

Lim, J-H, Mariani CL, Piedrahita JA, Olby NJ. Generation and characterization of neurospheres from canine adipose tissue-derived stromal cells Cellular Reprogram. 2010;12(4):417-25.

Olby NJ, Smith DT, Humphrey J, Spinapolice K, Parke N, Mehta PM, Dise D, Papich M. Pharmacokinetics of 4-Aminopyridine Derivatives in Dogs. J Vet Pharm Ther. 2009;32:485-491.

Kube S, Olby NJ. Management of acute spinal cord injuries. Comp Cont Ed Vet Med. 2008;30:496-504.

Olby, N.J. Harris, T., Burr, J., Muñana, K.R., Sharp, N.J.H. & Keene, B. Recovery of pelvic limb function in dogs following acute intervertebral disc herniations J Neurotrauma 2004;21:49-59.

Olby, N.J., Harris T., Muñana, K., Skeen, T., & Sharp, N.J.H. Long term functional outcome of dogs with severe thoracolumbar spinal cord injuries. J Am Vet Med Assoc 2003; 222:762-769.

Olby NJ, DeRisio L, Muñana K, Wosar M, Skeen T, Sharp NJH, Keene BW. Development of a functional scoring system in dogs with acute spinal cord injuries. Am J Vet Res 2001;62:1624-1628.

Olby NJ, Munaña KR, Sharp NJH, Thrall DG. The computed tomographic appearance of acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc herniations. Vet Rad US. 2000;41,396-402.