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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547827/digital-dissection-of-the-model-organism-xenopus-laevis-using-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
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Laura B Porro, Christopher T Richards
The African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, is one of the most widely used model organisms in biological research. However, the most recent anatomical description of X. laevis was produced nearly a century ago. Compared with other anurans, pipid frogs - including X. laevis - exhibit numerous unusual morphological features; thus, anatomical descriptions of more 'typical' frogs do not detail many aspects of X. laevis skeletal and soft-tissue morphology. The relatively new method of using iodine-based agents to stain soft tissues prior to high-resolution X-ray imaging has several advantages over gross dissection, such as enabling dissection of very small and fragile specimens, and preserving the three-dimensional topology of anatomical structures...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546661/management-of-reproductive-tract-anomalies
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Garima Kachhawa, Alka Kriplani
Reproductive tract malformations are rare in general population but are commonly encountered in women with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. Obstructive anomalies present around menarche causing extreme pain and adversely affecting the life of the young women. The clinical signs, symptoms and reproductive problems depend on the anatomic distortions, which may range from congenital absence of the vagina to complex defects in the lateral and vertical fusion of the Müllerian duct system. Identification of symptoms and timely diagnosis are an important key to the management of these defects...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545987/echography-of-clinically-relevant-disorders-in-the-genital-tract-of-female-dromedary-camels
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Ahmed Ali, Derar Derar, Ali Alsamri, Fahd Al Sobayil
The aim of this study was to characterize the clinically relevant genital tract disorders of dromedary camels. Reproductive tract examinations were performed via transrectal palpation, ultrasonography and vaginal exploration. The ultrasonic appearance of the reproductive pathology was described and compared with its morphology at laparotomy, after surgical removal, during postmortem examination or upon slaughter. Diagnosis was also confirmed by histopathology. The most frequently encountered follicular structures were larger than typical follicles (56/338, 16...
May 19, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543615/improved-image-quality-and-reduced-power-deposition-in-the-spine-at-3-t-using-extremely-high-permittivity-materials
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Kirsten Koolstra, Peter Börnert, Wyger Brink, Andrew Webb
PURPOSE: To explore the effect of using extremely high permittivity (εr ∼1,000) materials on image quality and power requirements of spine imaging at 3 T. THEORY AND METHODS: A linear array of high permittivity dielectric blocks made of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) was designed and characterized by electromagnetic simulations and experiments. Their effect on the transmit efficiency, receive sensitivity, power deposition, and diagnostic image quality was analyzed in vivo in 10 healthy volunteers...
May 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540230/genital-tuberculosis-current-status-of-diagnosis-and-management
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Siddharth Yadav, Prabhjot Singh, Ashok Hemal, Rajeev Kumar
Genitourinary Tuberculosis (GUTB) is the second most common extra-pulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis (Tb) and an isolated involvement of genital organs is reported in 5-30% of the cases. Genital involvement results from primary reactivation of latent bacilli either in the epididymis or the prostate or by secondary spread from the already infected urinary organs. The epididymis are the commonest involved organs affected primarily by a hematogenous mode of spread. Tb is characterized by extensive destruction and fibrosis, thus an early diagnosis may prevent function and organ loss...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539910/the-role-of-emotional-landmarks-on-topographical-memory
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Massimiliano Palmiero, Laura Piccardi
The investigation of the role of emotional landmarks on human navigation has been almost totally neglected in psychological research. Therefore, the extent to which positive and negative emotional landmarks affect topographical memory as compared to neutral emotional landmark was explored. Positive, negative and neutral affect-laden images were selected as landmarks from the International Affective Picture System (IAPS) Inventory. The Walking Corsi test (WalCT) was used in order to test the landmark-based topographical memory...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538023/magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-assessment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-tissue-composition
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Marco Borri, Kristiana D Gordon, Julie C Hughes, Erica D Scurr, Dow-Mu Koh, Martin O Leach, Peter S Mortimer, Maria A Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to propose a magnetic resonance imaging acquisition and analysis protocol that uses image segmentation to measure and depict fluid, fat, and muscle volumes in breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL). This study also aims to compare affected and control (unaffected) arms of patients with diagnosed BCRL, providing an analysis of both the volume and the distribution of the different tissue components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The entire arm was imaged with a fluid-sensitive STIR and a 2-point 3-dimensional T1W gradient-echo-based Dixon sequences, acquired in sagittal orientation and covering the same imaging volume...
May 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530209/reproducible-3d-printed-head-tanks-for-electrical-impedance-tomography-with-realistic-shape-and-conductivity-distribution
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James Avery, Kirill Aristovich, Barney Low, David Holder
OBJECTIVE: Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) has many promising applications in brain injury monitoring. To evaluate both instrumentation and reconstruction algorithms, experiments are first performed in head tanks. Existing methods, whilst accurate, produce a discontinuous conductivity, and are often made by hand, making it hard for other researchers to replicate. APPROACH: We have developed a method for constructing head tanks directly in a 3D printer. Conductivity was controlled through perforations in the skull surface, which allow for saline to pass through...
May 22, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528021/multicystic-peritoneal-mesothelioma-a-short-review
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Chi-Hao Zhang, Ji-Wei Yu, Meng Luo
Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (MCPM) is a rare neoplasm, predominantly affecting female patients during their reproductive years. The lesion is usually distributed diffusely in the abdomen and pelvis, but the peritoneum of the pelvic organs is the most common site. MCPM is composed of fluid-filled translucent cysts, connected by varying amounts of fibrous tissue, and lined by a layer of mesothelial cells. Because of the rarity of this disease, the pathogenesis and natural history of MCPM remain poorly understood and continuously debated...
March 31, 2017: Current Problems in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526167/significance-of-body-weight-change-during-fertility-sparing-progestin-therapy-in-young-women-with-early-endometrial-cancer
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Jeong-Yeol Park, Seok Ju Seong, Tae-Jin Kim, Jae Weon Kim, Duk-Soo Bae, Joo-Hyun Nam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of body weight change during fertility-sparing progestin therapy on oncologic and reproductive outcomes in young women with early-stage endometrial cancer who did not complete child bearing. METHODS: This multicenter, retrospective study included 154 young patients with well-differentiated, endometrium-confined endometrioid endometrial adenocarcinoma on magnetic resonance imaging who received fertility-sparing progestin therapy...
May 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521061/extracellular-camp-activates-molecular-signalling-pathways-associated-with-sperm-capacitation-in-bovines
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Carlos Agustín I Alonso, Claudia E Osycka-Salut, Luciana Castellano, Andreína Cesari, Nicolás Di Siervi, Adrián Mutto, Anders Johannisson, Jane M Morrell, Carlos Davio, Silvina Perez-Martinez
STUDY QUESTION: Is extracellular cAMP involved in the regulation of signalling pathways in bovine sperm capacitation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Extracellular cAMP-induced sperm capacitation through the activation of different signalling pathways that involve phospholipase C (PLC), PKC/ERK1-2 signalling and an increase in sperm Ca2+ levels, as well as soluble AC and cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) signalling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In order to fertilize the oocyte, ejaculated spermatozoa must undergo a series of changes in the female reproductive tract, known as capacitation...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516968/preliminary-experience-with-4k-ultra-high-definition-endoscope-analysis-of-pros-and-cons-in-skull-base-surgery
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M Rigante, G La Rocca, L Lauretti, G Q D'Alessandris, A Mangiola, C Anile, A Olivi, G Paludetti
During the last two decades endoscopic skull base surgery observed a continuous technical and technological development 3D endoscopy and ultra High Definition (HD) endoscopy have provided great advances in terms of visualisation and spatial resolution. Ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K systems, recently introduced in the clinical practice, will shape next steps forward especially in skull base surgery field. Patients were operated on through transnasal transsphenoidal endoscopic approaches performed using Olympus NBI 4K UHD endoscope with a 4 mm 0° Ultra Telescope, 300 W xenon lamp (CLV-S400) predisposed for narrow band imaging (NBI) technology connected through a camera head to a high-quality control unit (OTV-S400 - VISERA 4K UHD) (Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan)...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509723/determinants-of-retinal-microvascular-features-and-their-relationships-in-two-european-populations
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Mirna Kirin, Reka Nagy, Thomas J MacGillivray, Ozren Polašek, Caroline Hayward, Igor Rudan, Harry Campbell, Sarah Wild, Alan F Wright, James F Wilson, Veronique Vitart
OBJECTIVES: To examine factors influencing retinal vasculature in two environmentally contrasted, cross-sectional studies of adult participants of European descent and to estimate the extent and specificity of genetic contributions to each retinal vasculature feature. METHODS: Retinal images from 1088 participants in the Orkney Complex Disease Study and 387 in the CROATIA-Korčula study, taken using the same nonmydriatic camera system and graded by the same person, were evaluated...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508160/operative-simulation-of-anterior-clinoidectomy-using-a-rapid-prototyping-model-molded-by-a-three-dimensional-printer
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Shinichi Okonogi, Kosuke Kondo, Naoyuki Harada, Hiroyuki Masuda, Masaaki Nemoto, Nobuo Sugo
BACKGROUND: As the anatomical three-dimensional (3D) positional relationship around the anterior clinoid process (ACP) is complex, experience of many surgeries is necessary to understand anterior clinoidectomy (AC). We prepared a 3D synthetic image from computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data and a rapid prototyping (RP) model from the imaging data using a 3D printer. The objective of this study was to evaluate anatomical reproduction of the 3D synthetic image and intraosseous region after AC in the RP model...
May 15, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505000/h3f3a-histone-3-3-g34w-immunohistochemistry-a-reliable-marker-defining-benign-and-malignant-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
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Fernanda Amary, Fitim Berisha, Hongtao Ye, Manu Gupta, Alice Gutteridge, Daniel Baumhoer, Rebecca Gibbons, Roberto Tirabosco, Paul O'Donnell, Adrienne M Flanagan
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a locally aggressive subarticular tumor. Having recently reported that H3.3 G34W mutations are characteristic of this tumor type, we have now investigated the sensitivity and specificity of the anti-histone H3.3 G34W rabbit monoclonal antibody in a wide variety of tumors including histologic mimics of GCTB to assess its value as a diagnostic marker. We also determined the incidence of H3.3 G34 mutations in primary malignant bone tumors as assessed by genotype and H3.3 G34W immunostaining...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498625/biomechanics-of-the-human-uterus
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REVIEW
Kristin M Myers, David Elad
The appropriate biomechanical function of the uterus is required for the execution of human reproduction. These functions range from aiding the transport of the embryo to the implantation site, to remodeling its tissue walls to host the placenta, to protecting the fetus during gestation, to contracting forcefully for a safe parturition and postpartum, to remodeling back to its nonpregnant condition to renew the cycle of menstruation. To serve these remarkably diverse functions, the uterus is optimally geared with evolving and contractile muscle and tissue layers that are cued by chemical, hormonal, electrical, and mechanical signals...
May 12, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488420/oshkt1-5-mediates-na-exclusion-in-the-vasculature-to-protect-leaf-blades-and-reproductive-tissues-from-salt-toxicity-in-rice
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Natsuko I Kobayashi, Naoki Yamaji, Hiroki Yamamoto, Kaoru Okubo, Hiroki Ueno, Alex Costa, Keitaro Tanoi, Hideo Matsumura, Miho Fujii-Kashino, Tomoki Horiuchi, Mohammad Al Nayef, Sergey Shabala, Gynheung An, Jian Feng Ma, Tomoaki Horie
Salt tolerance QTL analysis of rice has revealed that the SKC1 locus, which is involved in a higher K(+) /Na(+) ratio in shoots, corresponds to the OsHKT1;5 gene encoding a Na(+) -selective transporter. However, physiological roles of OsHKT1;5 in rice exposed to salt stress remain elusive and no OsHKT1;5 gene disruption mutants have been characterized to date. In this study, we dissected two independent T-DNA insertional OsHKT1;5 mutants. Measurements of ion contents in tissues and (22) Na(+) tracer imaging experiments showed that loss-of-function of OsHKT1;5 in salt-stressed rice roots triggers massive Na(+) accumulation in shoots...
May 10, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476282/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pelvic-endometriosis
#18
R Méndez Fernández, J Barrera Ortega
Endometriosis is common in women of reproductive age; it can cause pelvic pain and infertility. It is important to diagnose endometriosis and to thoroughly evaluate its extension, especially when surgical treatment is being considered. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with careful examination technique and interpretation enables more accurate and complete diagnosis and staging than ultrasonography, especially in cases of deep pelvic endometriosis. Furthermore, MRI can identify implants in sites that can be difficult to access in endoscopic or laparoscopic explorations...
May 2, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474393/dynamic-1-h-imaging-of-hyperpolarized-1-13-c-lactate-in-vivo-using-a-reverse-inept-experiment
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Jiazheng Wang, Felix Kreis, Alan J Wright, Richard L Hesketh, Malcolm H Levitt, Kevin M Brindle
PURPOSE: Dynamic magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging of hyperpolarized (13) C-labeled cell substrates has enabled the investigation of tissue metabolism in vivo. Currently observation of these hyperpolarized substrates is limited mainly to (13) C detection. We describe here an imaging pulse sequence that enables proton observation by using polarization transfer from the hyperpolarized (13) C nucleus to spin-coupled protons. METHODS: The pulse sequence transfers (13) C hyperpolarization to (1) H using a modified reverse insensitive nuclei enhanced by polarization transfer (INEPT) sequence that acquires a fully refocused echo...
May 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470858/choice-of-reference-measurements-affects-quantification-of-long-diffusion-time-behaviour-using-stimulated-echoes
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Michiel Kleinnijenhuis, Jeroen Mollink, Wilfred W Lam, Paul Kinchesh, Alexandre A Khrapitchev, Sean C Smart, Saad Jbabdi, Karla L Miller
PURPOSE: To demonstrate how reference data affect the quantification of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in long diffusion time measurements with diffusion-weighted stimulated echo acquisition mode (DW-STEAM) measurements, and to present a modification to avoid contribution from crusher gradients in DW-STEAM. METHODS: For DW-STEAM, reference measurements at long diffusion times have significant b0 value, because b = 0 cannot be achieved in practice as a result of the need for signal spoiling...
May 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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