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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338121/does-confucianism-allow-for-body-donation
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D Gareth Jones, Jing-Bao Nie
Confucianism has been widely perceived as a major moral and cultural obstacle to the donation of bodies for anatomical purposes. The rationale for this is the Confucian stress on xiao (filial piety), whereby individuals' bodies are to be intact at death. In the view of many, the result is a prohibition on the donation of bodies to anatomy departments for the purpose of dissection. The role of dissection throughout the development of anatomy within a Confucian context is traced, and in contemporary China the establishment of donation programs and the appearance of memorial monuments is noted...
January 16, 2018: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333592/3d-models-of-female-pelvis-structures-reconstructed-and-represented-in-combination-with-anatomical-and-radiological-sections
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L Asensio Romero, M Asensio Gómez, A Prats-Galino, J A Juanes Méndez
We present a computer program designed to visualize and interact with three-dimensional models of the main anatomical structures of the female pelvis. They are reconstructed from serial sections of corpse, from the Visible Human project of the Medical Library of the United States and from serial sections of high-resolution magnetic resonance. It is possible to represent these three-dimensional structures in any spatial orientation, together with sectional images of corpse and magnetic resonance imaging, in the three planes of space (axial, coronal and sagittal) that facilitates the anatomical understanding and the identification of the set of visceral structures of this body region...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333208/integrating-cadaver-needle-forces-into-a-haptic-robotic-simulator
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David F Pepley, Mary A Yovanoff, Katelin A Mirkin, Scarlett R Miller, David C Han, Jason Z Moore
Accurate force simulation is essential to haptic simulators for surgical training. Factors such as tissue inhomogeneity pose unique challenges for simulating needle forces. To aid in the development of haptic needle insertion simulators, a handheld force sensing syringe was created to measure the motion and forces of needle insertions. Five needle insertions were performed into the neck of a cadaver using the force sensing syringe. Based on these measurements a piecewise exponential needle force characterization, was implemented into a haptic central venous catheterization (CVC) simulator...
March 2018: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332063/diffusion-tensor-imaging-investigation-of-uncinate-fasciculus-anatomy-in-healthy-controls-description-of-a-subgenual-stem
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Kartik Bhatia, Luke Henderson, Mark Yim, Eugene Hsu, Rajiv Dhaliwal
The uncinate fasciculus is the largest white matter association tract connecting the prefrontal cortex and the anteromedial temporal lobe. The traditional anatomical description outlines a temporal stem that hooks around the posterior insula, a subinsular body, and 2 prefrontal stems extending to the lateral orbital gyri and the frontopolar cortex. Recent imaging studies of the white matter tracts deep to the subgenual cingulate gyrus (Brodmann area 25: BA25) suggest the presence of white matter fibers extending from BA25 to the amygdala, via a route that would run in close proximity to the uncinate fasciculus, that are of functional importance in mood disorders...
January 12, 2018: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313301/identification-and-classification-of-brain-tumor-mri-images-with-feature-extraction-using-dwt-and-probabilistic-neural-network
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N Varuna Shree, T N R Kumar
The identification, segmentation and detection of infecting area in brain tumor MRI images are a tedious and time-consuming task. The different anatomy structure of human body can be visualized by an image processing concepts. It is very difficult to have vision about the abnormal structures of human brain using simple imaging techniques. Magnetic resonance imaging technique distinguishes and clarifies the neural architecture of human brain. MRI technique contains many imaging modalities that scans and capture the internal structure of human brain...
January 8, 2018: Brain Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306507/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-a-novel-tetanus-toxoid-conjugated-anti-gastrin-vaccine-in-balb-c-mice
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Qing He, Hua Gao, Meng Gao, Shengmei Qi, Kun Yang, Yingqi Zhang, Junzhi Wang
The objective of this study is to determine the immunogenicity and safety of our novel anti-gastrin vaccine that is composed of the common amino-terminal portions of human carboxy-amidated gastrin-17 (G17) and glycine-extended gastrin-17 (gly-G17) as well as the common carboxy-terminal portion of the gastrin precursor progastrin (in a 50:50 mixture) all covalently linked to tetanus toxoid (TT) via peptide spacers. The vaccine, or immunogen, was injected intramuscularly into the legs of BALB/c mice, which produced high serum titres of specific IgG antibodies and IFN-γ in their spleen cells, identifiable by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and enzyme-linked immunospot assay (ELISPOT), respectively...
January 3, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240039/an-overview-of-low-back-pain-and-occupational-exposures-to-whole-body-vibration-and-mechanical-shocks
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Massimo Bovenzi, Marianne Schust, Marcella Mauro
This paper offers an overview of the relation of low back pain (LBP) to occupational exposures to whole-body vibration (WBV) and mechanical shocks. LBP is a condition of multifactorial origin and is a very common health problem in the general population. Among occupational risk factors, epidemiological studies of driving occupations have provided evidence for strong associations between LBP and occupational exposures to WBV and mechanical shocks. Since it is hard to separate the contribution of WBV exposure to disorders in the lower back from that of other individual, ergonomic or psychosocial risk factors, a quantitative exposure-response relationship for WBV cannot be outlined precisely...
December 14, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232333/structural-analysis-and-comprehensive-surgical-outcomes-of-the-sutureless-intrascleral-fixation-of-secondary-intraocular-lenses-in-human-eyes
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Bozho Todorich, Maxwell S Stem, Keshav Kooragayala, Aristomenis Thanos, Lisa J Faia, George A Williams, Tarek S Hassan, Maria A Woodward, Jeremy D Wolfe
PURPOSE: To describe surgical outcomes and structural characteristics of intraocular lenses (IOLs) implanted with transconjunctival sutureless intrascleral (SIS) fixation in human eyes. DESIGN: Retrospective interventional surgical case series involving live and cadaveric human eyes. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the surgical outcomes and structural anatomy of secondary IOLs implanted with the SIS technique in human eyes. All cases involving SIS IOL fixation performed at a single academic center from January 1, 2012, through July 30, 2016, were reviewed to describe the surgical technique, common indications, clinical outcomes, and the rate of common operative complications...
December 11, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231878/greek-medicine-practice-at-ancient-rome-the-physician-molecularist-asclepiades
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Luigi Santacroce, Lucrezia Bottalico, Ioannis Alexandros Charitos
Background: In the pre-Hellenistic period, the concept of medicine was not well-defined. Usually, a disease was considered as a divine punishment and its treatment was devolved to the priests who asked for healing from the divinities. The only job that could be compared to medical practice was a kind of itinerant medicine, derived from the Egyptian therapeutic tradition based only on practical experience and performed by people that knew a number of remedies, mostly vegetable, but without any theoretical bases about the possible mechanisms of action...
December 12, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225893/a-novel-approach-to-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-partial-jejunal-diversion-pre-clinical-to-clinical-pathway
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Martin Fried, Karin Dolezalova, Adam P Chambers, Elliott J Fegelman, Robin Scamuffa, Michael L Schwiers, Jason R Waggoner, Martin Haluzik, Randy J Seeley
Objective: To explore partial jejunal diversion (PJD) via a side-to-side jejuno-jejunostomy for improved glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). PJD is an anatomy-sparing, technically simple surgery in comparison to the predominate metabolic procedures, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). Positive results in a rodent model prompted a human proof-of-concept study. Research design and methods: Pre-clinically, 71 rats were studied in a model of metabolic dysfunction induced by a high-fat diet; 33 animals undergoing one of two lengths of PJD were compared with 18 undergoing sham, 10 RYGB and 10 jejuno-ileal bypass...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213016/changes-in-topographical-relation-between-the-ductus-arteriosus-and-left-subclavian-artery-in-human-embryos-a-study-using-serial-sections
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Hiroshi Abe, Masahito Yamamoto, Ryoji Suzuki, Ming Zhou, Gen Murakami, José F Rodríguez-Vázquez
At birth, the ductus arteriosus (DA) merges with the aortic arch in the caudal side of the origin of the left subclavian artery (ltSCA). Since the SCA (seventh segmental arteries) were fixed on the levels of the seventh cervical-first thoracic vertebral bodies, the confluence of the DA should migrate caudally toward the lower level. We aimed to describe the changing topographical anatomy of the DA and SCA using serial sections. First, we examined serial sagittal sections of 11 embryos (Carnegie stage 15-18), but the specimens were clearly divided into 2 groups with and without the lower confluence of the DA...
2017: Okajimas Folia Anatomica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194710/links-between-the-discovery-of-primates-and-anatomical-comparisons-with-humans-the-chain-of-being-our-place-in-nature-and-racism
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REVIEW
Rui Diogo
I focus on the crucial links between the discovery of nonhuman primates by Westerners, discussions on our place in nature, the chain of being, racism, and the history of primate comparative anatomy and of so-called "anatomical human racial studies." Strikingly, for more than a millennium humans knew more about the internal anatomy of a single monkey species than about that of their own bodies. This is because Galen used monkeys to infer human anatomy, in line with the human-animal continuity implied by the Greek notion of scala naturae...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186501/the-amygdala-as-a-locus-of-pathologic-misfolding-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Peter T Nelson, Erin L Abner, Ela Patel, Sonya Anderson, Donna M Wilcock, Richard J Kryscio, Linda J Van Eldik, Gregory A Jicha, Zsombor Gal, Ruth S Nelson, Bela G Nelson, Jozsef Gal, Md Tofial Azam, David W Fardo, Matthew D Cykowski
Over the course of most common neurodegenerative diseases the amygdala accumulates pathologically misfolded proteins. Misfolding of 1 protein in aged brains often is accompanied by the misfolding of other proteins, suggesting synergistic mechanisms. The multiplicity of pathogenic processes in human amygdalae has potentially important implications for the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease, Lewy body diseases, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, primary age-related tauopathy, and hippocampal sclerosis, and for the biomarkers used to diagnose those diseases...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175516/a-lucky-mistake-the-splenic-glands-of-marcello-malpighi
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Marco Pizzi, Felicia Chaviano, Massimo Rugge, Attilio Orazi
Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694) is one of the most important anatomists and physicians in the History of Medicine. His contributions to the understanding of human anatomy and physiology span from the first description of capillary circulation to a thorough analysis of the structure and function of body glands. Malpighi believed that most organs consisted of glandular structures, whose distribution and microscopic features determine each organ specific function. He also applied this view to the study of spleen anatomy, which he recognized as composed of two distinct anatomic compartments (i...
November 22, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166622/morphological-characteristics-and-variations-of-the-human-quadratus-plantae-muscle
#15
Bettina Pretterklieber
The quadratus plantae (QP) is a highly variable structure. A number of partly inexact descriptions of this entity have been provided in textbooks of anatomy. Although several authors have examined the QP, its exact site of origin and type of insertion have hitherto not been specified. The aim of this study has been to provide detailed qualitative and quantitative data about the number of heads, points of origin, and type of insertion of the QP. The QP in both feet of 50 formalin-fixed specimens of body donors (25 men and women) were analyzed by gross anatomical dissection...
November 19, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144891/a-plea-for-an-extension-of-the-anatomical-nomenclature-the-locomotor-system
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REVIEW
Vladimir Musil, Alzbeta Blankova, Vaclav Baca
Anatomical nomenclature is the main tool of communication in morphology, anatomy and other medical disciplines as well as in medical education, and thus needs to be exact, flawless, elaborate and correct. The Terminologia Anatomica (TA) is a thorough and extensive list of anatomical terms and their definitions, and the current standard for human anatomical terminology. Although several revisions to the TA have been made in the last 20 years, some important anatomical structures are still not included. This article is aimed at correcting and extending the anatomical nomenclature described in the TA...
November 16, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129763/mammillothalamic-and-mammillotegmental-tracts-as-new-targets-for-dementia-and-epilepsy-treatment
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REVIEW
Naci Balak, Ece Balkuv, Ali Karadag, Recep Basaran, Huseyin Biceroglu, Buruç Erkan, Necmettin Tanriover
Very recently, neuromodulation through deep brain stimulation (DBS) has appeared as a new surgical procedure in the treatment of some types of dementia and epilepsy. The mammillothalamic and the mammillotegmental tracts are involved among the new targets. To our knowledge, a review article focused specifically on these mammillary body efferents is lacking in the medical literature. Their contribution to memory is, regrettably, often overlooked. There is evidence that mammillary bodies can contribute to memory independently from hippocampal formation, but the mechanism is not yet known...
November 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114928/a-new-substitute-for-formalin-application-to-embalming-cadavers
#18
Yoshinori Haizuka, Miki Nagase, Satoshi Takashino, Yasushi Kobayashi, Yoshihisa Fujikura, George Matsumura
The development of formalin-free fixatives is an urgent issue in gross anatomy because of the health hazard and the tissue-hardening actions of formalin. We recently identified the fixative, antimicrobial, and preservative effects of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (NVP), a precursor of the water-soluble macromolecular polymer polyvinylpyrrolidone, in animal experiments. The aim of the present study is to investigate whether NVP solution can be used as an alternative to formalin in human cadaveric dissection. Twelve donated cadavers were infused with NVP via the femoral and common carotid arteries using a peristaltic pump...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112336/what-do-the-public-know-about-anatomy-anatomy-education-to-the-public-and-the-implications
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Adam M Taylor, Peter Diggle, Quenton Wessels
Public knowledge of the anatomical "self" is lacking and evidence points towards a growing need for anatomy education to the wider public. The public were offered the opportunity to learn human anatomy and complete an anatomical knowledge survey afterwards. Sixty-three participants volunteered to attempt to place 20 anatomical structures on a blank human body template. Responses were scored independently and then collated. A mixed effects logistic model was used to examine any associations with participants' as a random effect and all other factors as fixed effects...
November 7, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101462/the-validity-of-arterial-measurements-in-a-south-african-embalmed-body-population
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Marelize Schoeman, Albert van Schoor, Farhana Suleman, Liebie Louw, Peet du Toit
INTRODUCTION: Knowledge of the normal arterial diameter at a given anatomical point is the first step toward quantifying the severity of cardiovascular diseases. According to several studies, parameters such as weight, height, age and sex can explain morphometric variations in arterial anatomy that are observed in a population. Before the development of a reference database against which to compare the diameters of arteries in a variety of pathological conditions, the compatibility between embalmed body measurements and computed tomography (CT) measurements must first be established...
November 3, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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