Dr. Joaquim is Neurosurgeon PhD Student, Department of Neurology, State University of Campinas, Campinas-SP, São Paulo, Brazil; and Dr. Patel is Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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