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Afferent fibers were thought to ascend from each given part of the body to its representative site on the homunculus.
Sobotka said that studies in kidney transplant recipients indicate that while there is some regrowth of efferent fibers with partial neurologic activity, the outbound afferent fibers have little or no ability to reconnect.
Renal denervation aims to ablate efferent sympathetic and sensory afferent fibers of the renal nerves, both of which are thought to contribute to the blood pressure-lowering effect of catheter-based renal denervation (2, 4).