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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919760/proton-therapy-present-and-future
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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/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/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/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/27846633/variations-in-thalamic-anatomy-affect-targeting-in-deep-brain-stimulation-for-epilepsy
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Chengyuan Wu, Pierre-François D'Haese, Srivatsan Pallavaram, Benoit M Dawant, Peter Konrad, Ashwini D Sharan
BACKGROUND: Thalamic size and shape vary significantly across patients - with changes specific to the anterior thalamus occurring with age and in the setting of chronic epilepsy. Such ambiguity raises concerns regarding electrode position and potential implications for seizure outcomes. METHODS: MRIs from 6 patients from a single center underwent quantitative analysis. In addition to direct measurements from postimplantation MRIs, the CRAnialVault Explorer suite was used to normalize electrode position to a common reference system...
November 16, 2016: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826231/mice-lacking-brinp2-or-brinp3-or-both-exhibit-behaviors-consistent-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Susan R Berkowicz, Travis J Featherby, James C Whisstock, Phillip I Bird
Background:Brinps 1-3, and Astrotactins (Astn) 1 and 2, are members of the Membrane Attack Complex/Perforin (MACPF) superfamily that are predominantly expressed in the mammalian brain during development. Genetic variation at the human BRINP2/ASTN1 and BRINP1/ASTN2 loci has been implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders. We, and others, have previously shown that Brinp1(-/-) mice exhibit behavior reminiscent of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Method: We created Brinp2(-/-) mice and Brinp3(-/-) mice via the Cre-mediated LoxP system to investigate the effect of gene deletion on anatomy and behavior...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822387/cystic-artery-morphological-study-and-surgical-significance
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Usha Dandekar, Kundankumar Dandekar
The cystic artery is the key structure sought to be clipped or ligated during laparoscopic or conventional cholecystectomy. The possible complications like hemorrhage or hepatobiliary injury are always centered on the search, dissection, and clipping or ligation of the cystic artery, many a time because of possibility of variations in its course and relations to the biliary ducts. This descriptive study was carried out to document the normal anatomy and different variations of the cystic artery to contribute to improve surgical safety...
2016: Anatomy Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812129/patterns-of-individual-variation-in-visual-pathway-structure-and-function-in-the-sighted-and-blind
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Geoffrey K Aguirre, Ritobrato Datta, Noah C Benson, Sashank Prasad, Samuel G Jacobson, Artur V Cideciyan, Holly Bridge, Kate E Watkins, Omar H Butt, Aleksandra S Dain, Lauren Brandes, Efstathios D Gennatas
Many structural and functional brain alterations accompany blindness, with substantial individual variation in these effects. In normally sighted people, there is correlated individual variation in some visual pathway structures. Here we examined if the changes in brain anatomy produced by blindness alter the patterns of anatomical variation found in the sighted. We derived eight measures of central visual pathway anatomy from a structural image of the brain from 59 sighted and 53 blind people. These measures showed highly significant differences in mean size between the sighted and blind cohorts...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790413/variations-in-the-origin-and-course-of-right-hepatic-artery-and-its-surgical-significance
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Narayanaperumal Mugunthan, Rajendran Kannan, Christilda Felicia Jebakani, Jayaram Anbalagan
INTRODUCTION: Variations in the Right Hepatic Artery (RHA) are exceedingly common and these variations are of great importance to surgeons and interventional radiologists. A thorough knowledge of the right hepatic arterial anatomy is mandatory while performing hepatic surgery and hepatic arteriography. AIM: To find out the variations in the origin and course of the RHA and its surgical significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in 60 embalmed adult cadavers of both sexes of age group between 50 to 80 years...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770839/anomalous-medial-branch-of-radial-artery-a-rare-variant
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Surbhi Wadhwa, Vandana Tomar
Radial artery is an important consistent vessel of the upper limb. It is a useful vascular access site for coronary procedures and its reliable anatomy has resulted in an elevation of radial forearm flaps for reconstructive surgeries of head and neck. Technical failures, in both the procedures, are mainly due to anatomical variations, such as radial loops, ectopic radial arteries or tortuosity in the vessel. We present a rare and a unique anomalous medial branch of the radial artery spiraling around the flexor carpi radialis muscle in the forearm with a high rising superficial palmar branch of radial artery...
2016: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751944/hippocampal-to-basal-forebrain-transport-of-mn-2-is-impaired-by-deletion-of-klc1-a-subunit-of-the-conventional-kinesin-microtubule-based-motor
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Christopher S Medina, Octavian Biris, Tomas L Falzone, Xiaowei Zhang, Amber J Zimmerman, Elaine L Bearer
Microtubule-based motors carry cargo back and forth between the synaptic region and the cell body. Defects in axonal transport result in peripheral neuropathies, some of which are caused by mutations in KIF5A, a gene encoding one of the heavy chain isoforms of conventional kinesin-1. Some mutations in KIF5A also cause severe central nervous system defects in humans. While transport dynamics in the peripheral nervous system have been well characterized experimentally, transport in the central nervous system is less experimentally accessible and until now not well described...
October 14, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751879/can-preeclampsia-be-considered-a-renal-compartment-syndrome-a-hypothesis-and-analysis-of-the-literature
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David G Reuter, Yuk Law, Wayne C Levy, Stephen P Seslar, R Eugene Zierler, Mark Ferguson, James Chattra, Tim McQuinn, Lenna L Liu, Mark Terry, Patricia S Coffey, Jane A Dimer, Coral Hanevold, Joseph T Flynn, F Bruder Stapleton
The morbidity and mortality associated with preeclampsia is staggering. The physiology of the Page kidney, a condition in which increased intrarenal pressure causes hypertension, appears to provide a unifying framework to explain the complex pathophysiology. Page kidney hypertension is renin-mediated acutely and ischemia-mediated chronically. Renal venous outflow obstruction also causes a Page kidney phenomenon, providing a hypothesis for the increased vulnerability of a subset of women who have what we are hypothesizing is a "renal compartment syndrome" due to inadequate ipsilateral collateral renal venous circulation consistent with well-known variation in normal venous anatomy...
September 15, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731937/anatomical-variation-of-the-tarsus-in-common-inbred-mouse-strains
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Heather A Richbourg, Matthew J Martin, Emma R Schachner, Margaret A McNulty
Rodent models are used for a variety of orthopedic research applications; however, anatomy references include mostly artistic representations. Advanced imaging techniques, including micro-computed tomography (microCT), can provide more accurate representations of subtle anatomical characteristics. A recent microCT atlas of laboratory mouse (Mus musculus) anatomy depicts the central and tarsal bone III (T3) as a single bone, differing from previous references. Fusion of tarsal bones is generally characterized as pathological secondary to mutations associated with growth factors, and normal variation has not been documented in the mouse tarsus...
October 12, 2016: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731302/cross-sectional-imaging-of-congenital-and-acquired-abnormalities-of-the-portal-venous-system
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Mustafa Özbayrak, Servet Tatlı
Knowing the normal anatomy, variations, congenital and acquired pathologies of the portal venous system are important, especially when planning liver surgery and percutaneous interventional procedures. The portal venous system pathologies can be congenital such as agenesis of portal vein (PV) or can be involved by other hepatic disorders such as cirrhosis and malignancies. In this article, we present normal anatomy, variations, and acquired pathologies involving the portal venous system as seen on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
November 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726751/high-resolution-mr-imaging-and-us-anatomy-of-the-thumb
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Udit Rawat, Jennifer L Pierce, Scott Evans, A Bobby Chhabra, Nicholas C Nacey
Despite having many unique anatomic features relative to the other digits, the thumb has received little attention in the radiology literature. The thumb, with its opposable and prehensile abilities, enables fine manual dexterity. However, most radiologists have little familiarity with the structures that allow these dynamic movements, other than their recognition of the role of the ulnar collateral ligament in the setting of gamekeeper injury. High-resolution magnetic resonance (MR) imaging allows optimal assessment of the intricate soft-tissue anatomy of the thumb, which enables thumb flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693273/surgical-anatomy-of-the-first-extensor-compartment-a-systematic-review-and-comparison-of-normal-cadavers-vs-de-quervain-syndrome-patients
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Z-Hye Lee, J T Stranix, Lavinia Anzai, Sheel Sharma
PURPOSE: De Quervain syndrome or tenosynovitis is a common wrist pathology caused by stenosing tenosynovitis of the first dorsal compartment. Multiple studies have demonstrated significant anatomic variation within the first extensor compartment. METHODS: The terms "De Quervain's tenosynovitis" and "first extensor compartment anatomy" were comprehensively searched using the PubMed, MEDLINE, and Cochrane database. The presence of a septum within the first dorsal compartment, the number of APL (abductor pollicis longus), and EPB (extensor pollicis brevis) tendon slips were identified...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27691948/radiographic-thoracic-anatomy-of-the-red-panda-ailurus-fulgens
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Modesta Makungu, Wencke M du Plessis, Michelle Barrows, Hermanus B Groenewald, Katja N Koeppel
The red panda ( Ailurus fulgens ) is classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The natural distribution of the red panda is in the Himalayas and southern China. Thoracic diseases such as dirofilariasis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, tracheal obstruction, lung worm infestation, and pneumonia have been reported in the red panda. The aim of this study was to describe the normal radiographic thoracic anatomy of captive red pandas as a species-specific reference for routine health examinations and clinical cases...
September 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664277/pudendal-nerve-and-branch-neuropathy-magnetic-resonance-neurography-evaluation
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Vibhor Wadhwa, Aws S Hamid, Yogesh Kumar, Kelly M Scott, Avneesh Chhabra
Pudendal neuralgia is being increasingly recognized as a cause of chronic pelvic pain, which may be related to nerve injury or entrapment. Due to its complex anatomy and branching patterns, the pudendal nerve abnormalities are challenging to illustrate. High resolution 3 T magnetic resonance neurography is a promising technique for the evaluation of peripheral neuropathies. In this article, the authors discuss the normal pudendal nerve anatomy and its variations, technical considerations of pudendal nerve imaging, and highlight the normal and abnormal appearances of the pudendal nerve and its branches with illustrative case examples...
September 23, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646460/forensic-clinical-anatomy-a-new-field-of-study-with-application-to-medico-legal-issues
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Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi, Carla Stecco, Marios Loukas, R Shane Tubbs, Raffaele De Caro
Forensic Clinical Anatomy is a new practical application of the discipline of Clinical Anatomy for ascertaining and evaluating medico-legal questions. In particular, individual anatomy (normal anatomy, anatomical variations, age-, disease- or surgery-related modifications) can acquire significant relevance in various fields of legal medicine such as child abuse, sudden death, medical responsibility and/or liability, personal injury and damage. Anatomical data of forensic interest frequently arise from the correct application of methods of ascertainment; anatomical methods may then be required for further comprehensive analysis...
September 20, 2016: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639736/a-computational-atlas-of-normal-coronary-artery-anatomy
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Pau Medrano-Gracia, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, Susann Beier, Alistair Young, Chris Ellis, Chunliang Wang, Örjan Smedby, Brett Cowan
AIMS: The aim of this study was to define the shape variations, including diameters and angles, of the major coronary artery bifurcations. METHODS AND RESULTS: Computed tomographic angiograms from 300 adults with a zero calcium score and no stenoses were segmented for centreline and luminal models. A computational atlas was constructed enabling automatic quantification of 3D angles, diameters and lengths of the coronary tree. The diameter (mean±SD) of the left main coronary was 3...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
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