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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739144/contrast-enhancement-in-breast-cancer-and-background-mammary-gland-tissue-during-the-super-early-phase-of-dynamic-breast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Tetsuya Tomida, Atsushi Urikura, Takayoshi Uematsu, Kensei Shirata, Yoshihiro Nakaya
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the contrast enhancement between tumor and mammary-gland tissue to distinguish lesions in the super-early phase, during which minimal contrast media uptake is observed in mammary-gland tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging, including the super-early phase with bolus tracking (BT) method (to determine the optimal imaging start time), was performed by using identical parameters to obtain transverse fat-suppressed T1-weighted images of both breasts...
July 21, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738189/surgical-landmarks-to-locating-the-main-trunk-of-the-facial-nerve-in-parotid-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Yisi D Ji, R Bruce Donoff, Zachary S Peacock, Eric R Carlson
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to describe distances from commonly used anatomic landmarks to the main trunk of the facial nerve during parotid surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of the published literature was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. All studies from January 1, 1990 to January 1, 2017 that measured distances to the main trunk of the facial nerve from common anatomic landmarks were eligible...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737013/anatomic-variations-of-neck-vessels-and-the-course-of-pediatric-internal-jugular-veins
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Kai-Ming Yuan, En-Ci Liu, Ping Li, Wang-Ning Shangguan, Jun Li, Qing-Quan Lian
BACKGROUND: Landmark-guided internal jugular vein cannulation is difficult for pediatric patients but useful, especially when ultrasound equipment is unavailable. Therefore, it is important to define the adjacent anatomic characteristics of the pediatric internal jugular vein. METHODS: In 210 children the course of the internal jugular vein, and common carotid and vertebral arteries was measured from the level of the cricoid cartilage to the supraclavicular area using ultrasound...
July 24, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736349/completion-of-the-circle-of-willis-varies-by-gender-age-and-indication-for-cta
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Orel A Zaninovich, Wyatt L Ramey, Christina M Walter, Travis M Dumont
OBJECTIVE: The Circle of Willis (CoW) is the foremost anastomosis and blood distribution center of the brain. Its effectiveness depends on its completion and the size and patency of its vessels. Gender- and age-related anatomical variations in the CoW may play an important role in the pathogenesis of cerebrovascular diseases. In this study, we analyzed CT angiograms to assess for differences in CoW completion related to gender, age, and indication for CTA. METHODS: 834 CTAs were retrospectively analyzed for all CoW vessels to compare the incidence of complete CoW and variation frequency based on gender, age, and indication...
July 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736307/local-striatal-reward-signals-can-be-predicted-from-corticostriatal-connectivity
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Peter Smittenaar, Zeb Kurth-Nelson, Siawoosh Mohammadi, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Raymond J Dolan
A defining feature of the basal ganglia is their anatomical organization into multiple cortico-striatal loops. A central tenet of this architecture is the idea that local striatal function is determined by its precise connectivity with cortex, creating a functional topography that is mirrored within cortex and striatum. Here we formally test this idea using both human anatomical and functional imaging, specifically asking whether within striatal subregions one can predict between-voxel differences in functional signals based on between-voxel differences in corticostriatal connectivity...
July 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734647/rare-root-canal-configuration-of-mandibular-second-premolar-using-cone-beam-computed-tomographic-scanning
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Jamie Ring, Karla C Ring
The aim of this case report was to demonstrate how the use of cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) imagery is beneficial when treating a tooth with an unusual anatomic variation. A 43-year-old female patient presented to our private practice after a referral from her general dentist. Endodontic therapy was previously initiated and unable to be completed because of suspicious anatomic anatomy. CBCT imagery confirmed the presence of a C-shaped root configuration and 3 canals within the tooth. Root canal treatment was completed successfully without complications...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733739/variation-and-treatment-of-vessels-in-laparoscopic-right-hemicolectomy
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Kai Ye, Jianan Lin, Yafeng Sun, Yiyang Wu, Jianhua Xu, Songbing He
BACKGROUND: With the introduction of complete mesocolic excision (CME) and the application of laparoscopic technique, surgery for colon cancer has become more standardized and the curative effect has improved [1]. The key points in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy are high ligation of main vessels and root dissection of lymph nodes. The wide range of variations in vascular architecture and intraoperative bleeding are common causes of prolonged surgical time, wound hemorrhage, and even transfer to the opening operation...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733735/laparoscopic-repair-of-giant-paraesophageal-hernia-are-there-factors-associated-with-anatomic-recurrence
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Michael Antiporda, Benjamin Veenstra, Chloe Jackson, Pujan Kandel, C Daniel Smith, Steven P Bowers
BACKGROUND: Repair of giant paraesophageal hernia (PEH) is associated with a favorably high rate of symptom improvement; however, rates of recurrence by objective measures remain high. Herein we analyze our experience with laparoscopic giant PEH repair to determine what factors if any can predict anatomic recurrence. METHODS: We prospectively collected data on PEH characteristics, variations in operative techniques, and surgeon factors for 595 patients undergoing laparoscopic PEH repair from 2008 to 2015...
July 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732595/probabilistic-modeling-of-anatomical-variability-using-a-low-dimensional-parameterization-of-diffeomorphisms
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Miaomiao Zhang, William M Wells, Polina Golland
We present an efficient probabilistic model of anatomical variability in a linear space of initial velocities of diffeomorphic transformations and demonstrate its benefits in clinical studies of brain anatomy. To overcome the computational challenges of the high dimensional deformation-based descriptors, we develop a latent variable model for principal geodesic analysis (PGA) based on a low dimensional shape descriptor that effectively captures the intrinsic variability in a population. We define a novel shape prior that explicitly represents principal modes as a multivariate complex Gaussian distribution on the initial velocities in a bandlimited space...
July 8, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732221/atrophic-mandible-fractures-are-bone-grafts-necessary-an-update
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Jaime Castro-Núñez, Larry L Cunningham, Joseph E Van Sickels
PURPOSE: The management of atrophic mandibular fractures poses a challenge because of anatomic variations and medical comorbidities associated with elderly patients. The purpose of this article is to review and update the literature regarding the management of atrophic mandible fractures using load-bearing reconstruction plates placed without bone grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a review of the English-language literature looking for atrophic mandibular fractures with or without continuity defects and reconstruction without bone grafts...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729605/evaluating-the-effects-of-material-properties-of-artificial-meniscal-implant-in-the-human-knee-joint-using-finite-element-analysis
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Duraisamy Shriram, Gideon Praveen Kumar, Fangsen Cui, Yee Han Dave Lee, Karupppasamy Subburaj
Artificial meniscal implants may replace severely injured meniscus and restore the normal functionality of the knee joint. Implant material stiffness and shape influence the longevity of implantations. This study, using 3D finite element analysis, aimed to evaluate the effects of material stiffness variations of anatomically shaped artificial meniscal implant in the knee joint. Finite element simulations were conducted on five different cases including intact knee, medial meniscectomized knee, and the knee joint with the meniscal implant with three distinct material stiffness...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728780/detecting-regional-stiffness-changes-in-aortic-aneurysmal-geometries-using-pressure-normalized-strain
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Doran S Mix, Ling Yang, Camille C Johnson, Nathan Couper, Ben Zarras, Isaac Arabadjis, Lauren E Trakimas, Michael C Stoner, Steven W Day, Michael S Richards
Transabdominal ultrasound elasticity imaging could improve the assessment of rupture risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms by providing information on the mechanical properties and stress or strain states of vessel walls. We implemented a non-rigid image registration method to visualize the pressure-normalized strain within vascular tissues and adapted it to measure total strain over an entire cardiac cycle. We validated the algorithm's performance with both simulated ultrasound images with known principal strains and anatomically accurate heterogeneous polyvinyl alcohol cryogel vessel phantoms...
July 17, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728467/a-potential-therapeutic-pitfall-in-the-treatment-of-venous-reflux-due-to-variant-planar-anatomy-of-varicose-segments
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Sinan Deniz, Derya Tureli, Burcu Akpinar, Levent Oguzkurt
Purpose To elaborate on a planar anatomic variant of great saphenous vein as a potential therapeutic pitfall in the treatment of venous reflux. Materials and methods Lower extremity veins in 568 limbs with great saphenous vein insufficiency were sonographically mapped. A rather overlooked variation, the saphenous bow, was studied with emphasis on anatomic clarification and its involvement in venous insufficiency. Results This variation, observed in 5.1% (n = 29) of limbs, comprised two segments; one uninterrupted great saphenous vein proper coursing throughout saphenous compartment and one extra-compartmental segment originating distally from and proximally fusing with it...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726684/low-dose-4d-cone-beam-ct-via-joint-spatiotemporal-regularization-of-tensor-framelet-and-nonlocal-total-variation
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Hao Han, Hao Gao, Lei Xing
Excessive radiation exposure is still a major concern in 4D cone-beam computed tomography (4D-CBCT) due to its prolonged scanning duration. Radiation dose can be effectively reduced by either under-sampling the x-ray projections or reducing the x-ray flux. However, 4D-CBCT reconstruction under such low-dose protocols is prone to image artifacts and noise. In this work, we propose a novel joint regularization-based iterative reconstruction method for low-dose 4D-CBCT. To tackle the under-sampling problem, we employ spatiotemporal tensor framelet (STF) regularization to take advantage of the spatiotemporal coherence of the patient anatomy in 4D images...
July 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726308/the-collateral-venous-system-in-late-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Aimee Humphries, Peter Stone, S Ali Mirjalili
INTRODUCTION: Recent literature has reported an association between maternal supine sleep position and stillbirth during late pregnancy. In this position the gravid uterus almost completely obstructs the inferior vena cava. A small number of women experience supine hypotension, thought to be due in part to inadequate collateral venous circulation. The aim of this paper is to review the literature describing the anatomy of the collateral venous system and in particular the azygos system, the abdominal portion of which has not been well studied...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726261/origin-and-prevalence-of-the-accessory-phrenic-nerve-a-meta-analysis-and-clinical-appraisal
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Matthew J Graves, Brandon Michael Henry, Wan Chin Hsieh, Beatrice Sanna, Przemysław A Pękala, Joe Iwanaga, Marios Loukas, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
INTRODUCTION: The Accessory Phrenic Nerve (APN) is a common anatomical variant with differing reports of prevalence in the literature. It can be injured during operative procedures to the neck and thorax or by regional anesthetic techniques in its vicinity. Our aim was to provide a comprehensive evidence-based assessment of the prevalence and origins of the APN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The databases PubMed, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, ScienceDirect, EMBASE, BIOSIS, SciELO, and Web of Science were searched comprehensively, followed by assessment of eligibility and extraction of data concerning the APN...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726244/computed-tomographic-morphometry-of-tympanic-bulla-shape-and-position-in-brachycephalic-and-mesaticephalic-dog-breeds
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Ben Mielke, Richard Lam, Gert Ter Haar
Anatomic variations in skull morphology have been previously described for brachycephalic dogs; however there is little published information on interbreed variations in tympanic bulla morphology. This retrospective observational study aimed to (1) provide detailed descriptions of the computed tomographic (CT) morphology of tympanic bullae in a sample of dogs representing four brachycephalic breeds (Pugs, French Bulldogs, English Bulldog, and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) versus two mesaticephalic breeds (Labrador retrievers and Jack Russell Terriers); and (2) test associations between tympanic bulla morphology and presence of middle ear effusion...
July 20, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725918/a-comprehensive-review-of-motor-innervation-of-the-hand-variations-and-clinical-significance
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REVIEW
Sacha Wynter, Lakal Dissabandara
PURPOSE: The objective of the present review is to assemble the recognized anatomical variations, classifications, and clinical evidence with regard to innervation of the hand and discuss the clinical significance of these variations. METHODS: The material for this review was obtained by exploring PubMed and Google Scholar (search terms: hand innervation, variations of ulnar nerve, variations of median nerve, variations of radial nerve) as well as from standard anatomy texts...
July 19, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724970/classification-of-skin-phenotypes-caused-by-diabetes-mellitus-using-complex-scattering-parameters-in-the-millimeter-wave-frequency-range
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Fabian Dornuf, Pedro Martín-Mateos, Blanca Duarte, Bernhard Hils, Oscar Elias Bonilla-Manrique, Fernando Larcher, Pablo Acedo, Viktor Krozer
The pathological skin phenotype caused by hyperglycemia is an important indicator for the progress of diabetes mellitus. An early detection of diabetes assures an early intervention to regulate the carbohydrate metabolism. In this publication a non-invasive detection principle based on the measurement of complex scattering parameters in the millimeter-wave frequency range is presented. The measurement principle provides evidence of the applicability for the identification of different glycemic states in animal models...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723942/comparative-analysis-of-vaginal-microbiota-sampling-using-16s-rrna-gene-analysis
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Seppo Virtanen, Ilkka Kalliala, Pekka Nieminen, Anne Salonen
BACKGROUND: Molecular methods such as next-generation sequencing are actively being employed to characterize the vaginal microbiota in health and disease. Previous studies have focused on characterizing the biological variation in the microbiota, and less is known about how factors related to sampling contribute to the results. Our aim was to investigate the impact of a sampling device and anatomical sampling site on the quantitative and qualitative outcomes relevant for vaginal microbiota research...
2017: PloS One
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