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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919760/proton-therapy-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Radhe Mohan, David Grosshans
In principle, proton therapy offers a substantial clinical advantage over the conventional photon therapy. This is because of the unique depth-dose characteristics of protons, which can be exploited to achieve significant reductions in normal tissue doses proximal and distal to the target volume. These may, in turn, allow escalation of tumor doses, greater sparing of normal tissues, thus potentially improving local control and survival while at the same time reducing toxicity and improving quality of life. Protons, accelerated to therapeutic energies ranging from 70 to 250MeV, typically with a cyclotron or a synchrotron, are transported to the treatment room where they enter the treatment head mounted on a rotating gantry...
December 2, 2016: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919546/brain-morphometry-predicts-individual-creative-potential-and-the-ability-to-combine-remote-ideas
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David Bendetowicz, Marika Urbanski, Clarisse Aichelburg, Richard Levy, Emmanuelle Volle
For complex mental functions such as creative thinking, inter-individual variability is useful to better understand the underlying cognitive components and brain anatomy. Associative theories propose that creative individuals have flexible semantic associations, which allows remote elements to be formed into new combinations. However, the structural brain variability associated with the ability to combine remote associates has not been explored. To address this question, we performed a voxel-based morphometry (VBM) study and explored the anatomical connectivity of significant regions...
November 15, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917062/integrative-taxonomy-of-the-genus-onchidium-buchannan-1800-mollusca-gastropoda-pulmonata-onchidiidae
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Benoît Dayrat, Tricia C Goulding, Deepak Apte, Vishal Bhave, Joseph Comendador, Ngô Xuân Qua Ng, Siong Kiat Tan, Shau Hwai Tan
In an effort to clarify the species diversity of onchidiid slugs, the taxonomy of the genus Onchidium Buchannan, 1800 is revised using an integrative approach. New, fresh specimens were collected in a large number of places, including type localities. The genus Onchidium is redefined here as a clade including only three species which are strongly supported by both morphological and molecular data. All three species were already named: the type species Onchidium typhae Buchannan, 1800, Onchidium stuxbergi (Westerlund, 1883), and Onchidium reevesii (J...
2016: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914781/incident-air-kerma-to-absorbed-organ-dose-conversion-factors-for-breast-and-lung-in-pa-thorax-radiography-the-effect-of-patient-thickness-and-radiation-quality
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A Kelaranta, P Toroi, P Vock
PURPOSE: Converting the measurable quantities to patient organ doses in projection radiography is usually based on a standard-sized patient model and a specific radiation quality, which are likely to differ from the real situation. Large inaccuracies can therefore be obtained in organ doses, because organ doses are dependent on the exposure parameters, exposure geometry and patient anatomy. In this study, the effect of radiation quality and patient thickness on the organ dose conversion factors were determined...
November 30, 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911923/morphology-and-hydraulic-architecture-of-vitis-vinifera-l-cv-syrah-and-torront%C3%A3-s-riojano-plants-are-unaffected-by-variations-in-red-to-far-red-ratio
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Carina Verónica González, María Florencia Jofré, Hernán F Vila, Markus Stoffel, Rubén Bottini, Carla Valeria Giordano
Plants have evolved an array of specific photoreceptors to acclimate to the light environment. By sensing light signals, photoreceptors modulate plant morphology, carbon- and water-physiology, crop yield and quality of harvestable organs, among other responses. Many cultural practices and crop management decisions alter light quantity and quality perceived by plants cultivated in the field. Under full sunlight, phytochromes perceive high red to far red ratios (R:FR; 1.1), whereas overhead or lateral low R:FR (below 1...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909002/anatomy-of-subcortical-structures-predicts-age-related-differences-in-skill-acquisition
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Sima Chalavi, Hamed Zivari Adab, Lisa Pauwels, Iseult A M Beets, Peter van Ruitenbeek, Matthieu P Boisgontier, Thiago Santos Monteiro, Celine Maes, Stefan Sunaert, Stephan P Swinnen
Skill acquisition capabilities vary substantially from one individual to another. Volumetric brain studies have demonstrated that global volume of several subcortical structures predicts variations in learning outcome in young adults (YA) and older adults (OA). In this study, for the first time, we utilized shape analysis, which offers a more sensitive detection of subregional brain anatomical deformations, to investigate whether subregional anatomy of subcortical structures is associated with training-induced performance improvement on a bimanual task in YA and OA, and whether this association is age-dependent...
November 30, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907850/automated-annotation-and-quantitative-description-of-ultrasound-videos-of-the-fetal-heart
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Christopher P Bridge, Christos Ioannou, J Alison Noble
Interpretation of ultrasound videos of the fetal heart is crucial for the antenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD). We believe that automated image analysis techniques could make an important contribution towards improving CHD detection rates. However, to our knowledge, no previous work has been done in this area. With this goal in mind, this paper presents a framework for tracking the key variables that describe the content of each frame of freehand 2D ultrasound scanning videos of the healthy fetal heart...
November 19, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906848/calculation-of-an-optic-nerve-injury-risk-profile-before-sphenoid-sinus-surgery
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Erdem Atalay Cetinkaya, Koray Koc, Mehmet Fatih Kucuk, Pinar Koc, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Cemal Cingi
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to analyze variations in the optic nerve (ON) course and surrounding structures in an effort to construct an optic nerve injury risk profile before endoscopic intranasal sphenoidal, or endoscopic endonasal transphenoidal, skull-base surgery, and eventually to construct and formulate a common classification by combining the known classes. The authors used computed tomography (CT) toward this end. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed 200 consecutive CT scans (400 sides) of the paranasal sinuses...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906782/predicting-heart-dose-in-breast-cancer-patients-who-received-3d-conformal-radiation-therapy
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Daniel Wollschläger, Heiko Karle, Marcus Stockinger, Detlef Bartkowiak, Sandra Bührdel, Hiltrud Merzenich, Thomas Wiegel, Heinz Schmidberger, Maria Blettner
Cardiac late effects are a major health concern for long-term survivors after radiotherapy for breast cancer. Large cohort studies to better understand the exact dose-response relationship require individual estimates of radiation dose to the heart. To predict individual cardiac dose from information that is typically available for all members of a retrospective epidemiological cohort study, 774 female breast cancer patients treated with megavoltage tangential field radiotherapy in 1998-2008 were examined. All dose distributions were calculated using Eclipse with the anisotropic analytical algorithm (AAA) for photon fields and the electron Monte Carlo algorithm for electron boost fields...
January 2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900714/is-there-asymmetry-between-the-concave-and-convex-pedicles-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-ct-investigation
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Colin M Davis, Caroline A Grant, Mark J Pearcy, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Maree T Izatt, Clayton J Adam, J Paige Little
BACKGROUND: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine characterized by deformities in the sagittal, coronal, and axial planes. Spinal fusion using pedicle screw instrumentation is a widely used method for surgical correction in severe (coronal deformity, Cobb angle > 45°) adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves. Understanding the anatomic difference in the pedicles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is essential to reduce the risk of neurovascular or visceral injury through pedicle screw misplacement...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896540/variations-in-the-anatomy-of-the-vertebral-artery-cervical-loop-segment-a-potential-predisposing-factor-for-traumatic-basal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Jonathan E Medcalf, C Paul Johnson, Azzam Taktak, Silke Grabherr
Fatal traumatic basal subarachnoid hemorrhage (TBSAH) is a characteristic forensic pathological entity, the investigation of which requires special techniques. In Liverpool, post-mortem room angiography is undertaken, followed by complete removal of the vertebral arteries and histological examination. It has been observed that the arterial anatomy can be highly variable, particularly the length and course of the loop segments located between the C2 vertebra and the dura. In a number of cases of TBSAH the loop segments of torn vessels have appeared relatively short...
November 29, 2016: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896183/the-trapezius-muscle-flap-a-viable-alternative-for-posterior-scalp-and-neck-reconstruction
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Hee Jun Yang, Dong Hun Lee, Yang Woo Kim, Sang Gu Lee, Young Woo Cheon
BACKGROUND: The trapezius muscle flap is not usually the first reconstructive option for skin and soft tissue defects in the posterior neck and scalp due to surgeons' unfamiliarity with the surgical anatomy and developments in free tissue transfer techniques. The goals of this study were to describe the clinical use of trapezius flaps in posterior neck and scalp reconstruction, and to investigate the vascular anatomy of trapezius flaps in Asians in order to obtain information facilitating the safe design and elevation of flaps in which most of the muscle is preserved...
November 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895371/rotational-mal-alignment-after-reamed-intramedullary-nailing-for-tibial-shaft-fracture
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Sher Baz Khan, Yasir Mohib, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Haroonur Rashid
Intra-medullary (IM) nailing is standard of care for unstable tibial shaft fractures. Malrotation is very common but it is under-recognised, inpart because of variation in normal anatomy and partly due to difficulty in accurately assessing rotation. This study was planned to evaluate the frequency of rotational mal-alignment after reamed tibia IMnailing. This cross-sectional study was conducted at Aga khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised patients with tibia shaft fractures managed with IMnailing from January to December 2014...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891334/life-orientation-test-revised-lot-r-versus-academic-score-in-various-first-year-health-professional-students
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Puja Dulloo, Neeraj Vedi, Achleshwar Gandotra
INTRODUCTION: Health field per se requires mental, physical and psychological steadiness and wellbeing. In modern times decline in psychological and physical health has been observed in student after admission in health education program. Factors like perfectionism, self-esteem, personal and professional consequence have affected their academic score directly or indirectly. Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R) instrument measures optimism in relation to self-esteem of individual. A better score will show more confidence level of the student...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891034/the-anatomical-perspective-of-human-occipital-condyle-in-relation-to-the-hypoglossal-canal-condylar-canal-and-jugular-foramen-and-its-surgical-significance
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Ranjana Verma, Shalini Kumar, Arpita Mahajan Rai, Iqra Mansoor, Raj D Mehra
BACKGROUND: The transcondylar approach (TCA) has gained importance in recent era which enables shorter and direct route to access the lesions ventral to the brainstem. The important step in this approach is resection of the occipital condyle (OC). The detailed knowledge of bony anatomy of OC and its relation to the hypoglossal canal (HC), condylar canal (CC), and jugular foramen (JF) is very important to avoid any iatrogenic injury during craniovertebral surgeries. The aim of the present study is to conduct a morphometric and morphological study and note the variations of the OC and the structures surrounding it in North Indian population...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890187/imaging-of-paranasal-sinuses-and-anterior-skull-base-and-relevant-anatomic-variations
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REVIEW
Estushi Iida, Yoshimi Anzai
This article reviews the normal anatomy and variants of the anterior skull base and sinonasal cavities that are relevant to endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery. Radiologists should be aware of sinonasal anatomy that can be impediments to surgical access and increase risk of vascular or cranial nerve injury during surgery. Imaging features of the paranasal sinuses and anterior skull base pathologies are also discussed.
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882341/using-mri-to-predict-future-adverse-cardiac-remodelling-in-a-male-mouse-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Rachael E Redgrave, Simon Tual-Chalot, Benjamin J Davison, Elizabeth Greally, Mauro Santibanez-Koref, Jurgen E Schneider, Andrew M Blamire, Helen M Arthur
BACKGROUND: Mice are frequently used in research to examine outcomes of myocardial infarction (MI) and to investigate therapeutic interventions at an early pre-clinical stage. The MI model is generated by surgically occluding a major coronary artery, but natural variation in murine coronary anatomy can generate variable outcomes that will inevitably affect the accuracy of such investigations. The aim of this study was to use MRI to derive the most sensitive early variable that could be used to predict subsequent adverse cardiac remodelling in a male mouse model of MI...
June 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878556/venous-anomalies-of-the-axilla-a-single-institution-experience
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Viviana Sollazzo, Gaetano Luglio, Emanuela Esposito, Rosa Di Micco, Mariano Cesare Giglio, Roberto Peltrini, Pietro Schettino, Bruno Amato, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Gennaro Limite
AIM: Surgical treatment is still the cornerstone in the treatment of breast cancer, a very common neoplasia, particularly affecting the female elderly population. Axillary dissection is crucial in the treatment of some tumours, but variations in axillary vessels anatomy are poorly described in standard anatomy and surgical textbook. We aimed to describe anatomical variations in axillary vessels found in our institutional experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective 3-year study was conducted in our institution from January 2012 to December 2014...
November 22, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870347/internal-bone-architecture-in-the-zygoma-of-human-and-pan
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Leslie Pryor McIntosh, David S Strait, Justin A Ledogar, Amanda L Smith, Callum F Ross, Qian Wang, Lynne A Opperman, Paul C Dechow
The internal and external anatomy of the primate zygoma is central to orofacial function, health, and disease. The importance of variation in its gross morphology across extinct and extant primate forms has been established using finite element analysis, but its internal structure has yet to be explored. In this study, µCT is used to characterize trabecular bone morphometry in two separate regions of the zygoma of humans and Pan. Trabecular anisotropy and orientation are compared with strain orientations observed in trabecular regions of finite element models of four Pan crania...
December 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867173/evaluation-of-in-vivo-volumetric-dosimetry-for-prostate-cancer-using-electronic-portal-imaging-device
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Toshikazu Imae, Shigeharu Takenaka, Yuuichi Watanabe, Yukari Okano, Makoto Nedu, Shigeki Saegusa, Yukihiro Takeuchi, Keiichi Yano, Akihiro Haga, Kenshirou Shiraishi, Hideomi Yamashita, Keiichi Nakagawa
PURPOSE: Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) is capable of acquiring projection images using electronic portal imaging device (EPID). Commercial EPID-based dosimetry software, dosimetry check (DC), allows in vivo dosimetry using projection images. The purpose of this study was to evaluate in vivo dosimetry for prostate cancer using VMAT. METHOD: VMAT plans were generated for eight patients with prostate cancer using treatment planning system (TPS), and patient quality assurances (QAs) were carried out with phantom...
2016: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
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