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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212125/functional-endoscopic-surgery-after-facial-trauma
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Marzia Petrocelli, Carolina Sbordone, Giovanni Salzano, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Giuseppe Chiarella, Alfonso Scarpa, Antonio Romano, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano, Ettore Cassandro
The present study describes 3 patients of previous facial trauma who have subsequently been treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The authors want pay attention on the possible correlation between facial trauma and sinusitis. Such fractures can be the cause of onset of paranasal sinusitis or of worsening of a previous sinusitis. The correlation between these 2 pathologies could be due to the fact that facial fractures concern the anatomic structures of paranasal sinuses. The damage to these structures during the facial trauma and tissue regeneration after injury or surgical treatment subverts the anatomy and function of the sinuses in a basically compromised situation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204962/the-clinical-anatomy-of-the-insertion-of-the-rotator-cuff-tendons
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M Vosloo, N Keough, M A De Beer
The rotator cuff (RC) insertions according to most anatomical texts are described as being separate from one another. However, clear fusion of the RC tendon fibres exists with prior studies showing this interdigitation forming a common, continuous insertion onto and around the lesser and greater tubercles (LT and GT) of the humerus. Current surgical repair methods (especially arthroscopic techniques) rarely mention or consider these connections during repair and suture anchor implantation. The general principles of RC surgery remain a controversial subject, due to various available techniques, surgeon experience and preference, and the contradicting success rates...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196403/morphologic-patterns-formed-by-the-anomalous-fibers-occurring-along-the-anterior-capsule-of-the-crystalline-lens-in-people-with-the-long-anterior-zonule-trait
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Daniel K Roberts, Yongyi Yang, Christina E Morettin, Tricia L Newman, Mary F Roberts, Jacob T Wilensky
People with the long anterior zonule (LAZ) trait, which may have prevalence near 2%, have zonular fibers that extend more central than usual along the anterior capsule of the crystalline lens. The anomalous fibers can be observed in vivo with clinical slit lamp biomicroscopy after pharmacologic pupil dilation, and although minimally studied, the LAZ trait may have importance to glaucoma, retinal degeneration, and cataract surgery. In order to further characterize LAZ morphology, a custom computer program was used to trace LAZ fibers seen on retro-illumination photos acquired during previous study at an academic, urban eye care facility in Chicago, IL, USA...
February 14, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192872/premedical-anatomy-experience-and-student-performance-in-medical-gross-anatomy
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Peter Kondrashov, Dalton J McDaniel, Rebecca M Jordan
INTRODUCTION: Gross anatomy is considered one of the most important basic science courses in medical education, yet few medical schools require its completion prior to matriculation. The effect of taking anatomy courses before entering medical school on performance in medical gross anatomy has been previously studied with inconsistent results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect of premedical anatomy coursework on performance in medical gross anatomy, overall medical school grade point average (GPA), and Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination Level 1 (COMLEX 1) score was evaluated in 456 first-year osteopathic medical students along with a survey on its perceived benefits on success in medical gross anatomy course...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187513/collaboration-to-accelerate-proteogenomics-cancer-care-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-department-of-defense-and-the-national-cancer-institute-s-applied-proteogenomics-organizational-and-learning-apollo-network
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L D Fiore, H Rodriguez, C D Shriver
The ability to interrogate cancer at the proteogenomic level has the potential to transform oncology care from trial-and-error treatment strategies based on the anatomy and genomic profiling of tumors to one that is precisely based on the tumor's molecular profile. The next step in the evolution of precision oncology is developing proteogenomic approaches that make no exclusive assumptions a priori as to the molecular level of the patient's disease. The DoD, VA, and NCI responded to the Cancer Moonshot initiative by linking each agency's unique capabilities in clinical and basic science, computing, and high-throughput sequencing...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185316/applying-translabial-ultrasound-to-detect-synthetic-slings-you-can-do-it-too-a-comparison-of-urology-trainees-to-an-attending-radiologist
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Jim K Shen, Daniel Faaborg, Glenn Rouse, Isaac Kelly, Roger Li, Muhannad Alsyouf, Kristene Myklak, Brian Distelberg, Andrea Staack
AIMS: Translabial ultrasound (TUS) is a useful tool for identifying and assessing synthetic slings. This study evaluates the ability of urology trainees to learn basic pelvic anatomy and sling assessment on TUS. METHODS: Eight urology trainees (six residents and two medical students) received a lecture reviewing basic anatomy and sling assessment on TUS followed by review of two training cases. Next, they underwent a 126-question examination assessing their ability to identify anatomic planes and structures in those planes, identify the presence of slings, and assess the location and intactness of a sling...
February 10, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179692/an-intervention-study-to-assess-knowledge-and-attitude-about-reproductive-health-among-turkish-armed-forces
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Alper Tunga Kokcu, Omur Sayligil
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of reproductive health training given in Turkish Armed Forces on recruits' knowledge. METHODS: This interventional study was conducted at the Basic Military Training Centre, Kutahya, Turkey, from September to October 2009, and comprised recruits of armed forces. Data was collected and assessed before and after the training sessions. The intervention programme consisted of education focusing on anatomy of the reproductive system, contraceptive methods, sexually transmitted infections, responsible parenthood, gender and violence against women...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176937/an-integrated-perspective-on-diabetic-alcoholic-and-drug-induced-neuropathy-etiology-and-treatment-in-the-us
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REVIEW
Lily Zeng, Doungkamol Alongkronrusmee, Richard M van Rijn
Neuropathic pain (NeuP) is a syndrome that results from damaged nerves and/or aberrant regeneration. Common etiologies of neuropathy include chronic illnesses and medication use. Chronic disorders, such as diabetes and alcoholism, can cause neuronal injury and consequently NeuP. Certain medications with antineoplastic effects also carry an exquisitely high risk for neuropathy. These culprits are a few of many that are fueling the NeuP epidemic, which currently affects 7%-10% of the population. It has been estimated that approximately 10% and 7% of US adults carry a diagnosis of diabetes and alcohol disorder, respectively...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169187/reptile-perinatology
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Krista A Keller
Reptile perinatology refers to the time period surrounding hatching, for oviparous species, and immediately after birth, for viviparous species. Veterinarians working in myriad conservation and breeding programs require knowledge in this area. This article reviews anatomy and physiology of the amniotic egg, the basics of artificial incubation, when manual pipping is indicated, and basic medicine of the reptile hatchling or neonate.
February 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169185/reproductive-medicine-in-freshwater-turtles-and-land-tortoises
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REVIEW
Sean M Perry, Mark A Mitchell
Chelonian reproductive medicine is an extremely important facet to ensuring captive populations for the pet trade and conservation efforts around the globe. This review covers basic chelonian reproductive anatomy and physiology, natural history, behavior, and sexing chelonians, in addition to discussing reproductive disorders that are commonly seen by veterinarians. Reproductive disorders covered include infertility, dystocia, follicular stasis, egg yolk coelomitis, phallus prolapse, and reproductive neoplasia...
February 4, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157743/clinical-evaluation-of-the-patient-with-acute-stroke
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Andrew M Southerland
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the clinical evaluation of the patient with acute stroke, including key questions in the focused stroke history, important aspects of the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale and focused neurologic examination, and the significance of the basic head CT scan in informing a timely treatment decision. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in both stroke treatment and enhanced diagnostics support an evolving paradigm for acute stroke care, ranging from the prehospital setting to the rehabilitative setting...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155202/native-tissue-repairs-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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REVIEW
Justin Houman, James M Weinberger, Karyn S Eilber
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a generalized term that refers to prolapse of any of the three vaginal compartments: anterior (cystocele), posterior (rectocele), and apical (uterine and vault prolapse). POP may affect up to 50% of parous women, and as a result, one in nine women will undergo at least one surgery for POP in her lifetime. Native tissue repair is the cornerstone of prolapse surgery, especially in light of the scrutiny placed on the use of mesh for prolapse. Refinements in the procedures over time have been based on both basic anatomy and fundamentals of surgery, as well as the ongoing acquisition of new knowledge through clinical studies...
January 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129720/effective-methods-of-teaching-and-learning-in-anatomy-as-a-basic-science-a-beme-systematic-review-beme-guide-no-44
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C Dominique Losco, William D Grant, Anthony Armson, Amanda J Meyer, Bruce F Walker
BACKGROUND: Anatomy is a subject essential to medical practice, yet time committed to teaching is on the decline, and resources required to teach anatomy is costly, particularly dissection. Advances in technology are a potential solution to the problem, while maintaining the quality of teaching required for eventual clinical application. AIM: To identify methods used to teach anatomy, including those demonstrated to enhance knowledge acquisition and retention. METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, ERIC, Academic OneFile, ProQuest, SAGE journals and Scopus were search from the earliest entry of each database to 31 August 2015...
January 27, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127792/learner-improvement-from-a-simulation-enhanced-ultrasonography-curriculum-for-first-year-medical-students
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Geoffrey T Miller, Mark W Scerbo, Samantha Zybak, Donald V Byars, Craig W Goodmurphy, Frank A Lattanzio, Barry J Knapp, Felicia Toreno, Alex Levitov, Sarah Shaves, Alfred Abuhamad
OBJECTIVES: We describe a simulation-enhanced ultrasonography (US) curriculum for first-year medical students as part of a comprehensive curricular integration of US skills. Our goal was to assess student knowledge and performance of US and determine their satisfaction with the integrated curriculum. METHODS: A committee of basic science, clinical, and interinstitutional faculty developed 7 educational US modules integrated into existing anatomy and physiology courses...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123974/lower-extremity-venous-reflux
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REVIEW
Vinit Baliyan, Shahein Tajmir, Sandeep S Hedgire, Suvranu Ganguli, Anand M Prabhakar
Venous incompetence in the lower extremity is a common clinical problem. Basic understanding of venous anatomy, pathophysiologic mechanisms of venous reflux is essential for choosing the appropriate treatment strategy. The complex interplay of venous pressure, abdominal pressure, venous valvular function and gravitational force determine the venous incompetence. This review is intended to provide a succinct review of the pathophysiology of venous incompetence and the current role of imaging in its management...
December 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118172/knowledge-perceptions-and-attitudes-toward-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-urinary-incontinence-in-spanish-speaking-latinas
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Elisha Jackson, Loretta Hernandez, Veronica T Mallett, T Ignacio Montoya
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore individual views and perceptions of Spanish-speaking Latinas living on the US/Mexico border toward pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence (UI), including awareness of conditions, implications of diagnoses, knowledge, and attitudes toward available treatment options. METHODS: Spanish-speaking Latina women were recruited from clinics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. Focus group discussions were conducted, addressing topics including female pelvic anatomy, perceived etiology and course of POP and UI, and attitudes toward treatment options...
January 24, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116780/r1-autonomic-nervous-system-in-acute-kidney-injury
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REVIEW
Dagmara Hering, Pawel J Winklewski
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rapid loss of kidney function resulting in accumulation of end metabolic products and associated abnormalities in fluid, electrolyte and acid-base homeostasis. The pathophysiology of AKI is complex and multifactorial involving numerous vascular, tubular and inflammatory pathways. Neurohumoral activation with heightened activity of the sympathetic nervous system and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system play a critical role in this scenario. Inflammation and/or local renal ischaemia are underlying mechanisms triggering renal tissue hypoxia and resultant renal microcirculation dysfunction; a common feature of AKI occurring in numerous clinical conditions leading to a high morbidity and mortality rate...
February 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112536/the-structure-and-function-of-the-central-nervous-system-and-sense-organs-in-the-canon-of-medicine-by-avicenna
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Pedzisai Mazengenya, Rashid Bhikha
Ibn Sina (1037 AD), also known as Avicenna in the West, is recognized as one of the forefathers of modern medicine. He was widely accepted as an influential and leading scientific figure of the medieval ages. His book the "Canon of Medicine" collected all aspects of medical knowledge available from ancient Greek and Muslim sources and also added his own. The medical information he collected ranged from basic medical sciences to applied and specialized medical fields.  In the current vignette, we present an analysis of the basic anatomy of the brain, spinal cord and some sense organs as presented in the Canon of medicine and compare their relevance in modern medical practice and human anatomy knowledge...
January 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111187/functional-and-oxygen-metabolic-photoacoustic-microscopy-of-the-awake-mouse-brain
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Rui Cao, Jun Li, Bo Ning, Naidi Sun, Tianxiong Wang, Zhiyi Zuo, Song Hu
A long-standing challenge in optical neuroimaging has been the assessment of hemodynamics and oxygen metabolism in the awake rodent brain at the microscopic level. Here, we report first-of-a-kind head-restrained photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), which enables simultaneous imaging of the cerebrovascular anatomy, total concentration and oxygen saturation of hemoglobin, and blood flow in awake mice. Combining these hemodynamic measurements allows us to derive two key metabolic parameters-oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) and the cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2)...
January 19, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110279/walking-the-c4-pathway-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Robert T Furbank
The year 2016 marks 50 years since the publication of the seminal paper by Hatch and Slack describing the biochemical pathway we now know as C4 photosynthesis. This review provides insight into the initial discovery of this pathway, the clues which led Hatch and Slack and others to these definitive experiments, some of the intrigue which surrounds the international activities which led up to the discovery, and personal insights into the future of this research field. While the biochemical understanding of the basic pathways came quickly, the role of the bundle sheath intermediate CO2 pool was not understood for a number of years, and the nature of C4 as a biochemical CO2 pump then linked the unique Kranz anatomy of C4 plants to their biochemical specialization...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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