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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719968/training-of-endoscopy-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Jaihwan Kim
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a key endoscopy skill used to diagnose and treat pancreatobiliary diseases. However, its diagnostic use is decreasing in favor of other less invasive methods such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic ultrasound. Alternatively, its use has become more important in the therapeutic area. ERCP trainees must know the anatomy and physiology of the pancreatobiliary system, several key basic skills, and complications of a successful procedure...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715313/the-visible-human-project-from-body-to-bits
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Michael J Ackerman
Atlases of anatomy have long been a mainstay for visualizing and identifying features of the human body [1]. Many are constructed of idealized illustrations rendered so that structures are presented as three-dimensional (3-D) pictures. Others have employed photographs of actual dissections. Still others are composed of collections of artist renderings of organs or areas of interest. All rely on a basically two-dimensional (2-D) graphic display to depict and allow for a better understanding of a complicated 3-D structure...
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700420/comparison-of-2d-and-3d-video-displays-for-teaching-vitreoretinal-surgery
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Nisarg Chhaya, Omar Helmy, Niloofar Piri, Agustina Palacio, Shlomit Schaal
PURPOSE: To compare medical students' learning uptake and understanding of vitreoretinal surgeries by watching either 2D or 3D video recordings. METHODS: Three vitreoretinal procedures (tractional retinal detachment, exposed scleral buckle removal, and four-point scleral fixation of an intraocular lens [TSS]) were recorded simultaneously with a conventional recorder for two-dimensional viewing and a VERION 3D HD system using Sony HVO-1000MD for three-dimensional viewing...
July 11, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696848/an-interventionist-s-guide-to-endocrine-consultations
#4
Eric J Monroe, Benjamin W Carney, Christopher R Ingraham, Guy E Johnson, Karim Valji
Endocrinopathies are a heterogeneous group of disorders often resulting from pathologic sources of hormone production. When the clinical scenario, laboratory testing, and noninvasive imaging fail to aid confident identification of the source of hormone excess, endocrine venous sampling may localize obscure lesions to guide subsequent treatment. Knowledge of basic hormone signaling pathways, common pathophysiologic disruptions of these pathways, and serologic evaluation fosters informed conversations with referring physicians and effective patient selection...
July 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690437/the-use-of-modular-electronic-neuron-simulators-for-neural-circuit-construction-produces-learning-gains-in-an-undergraduate-anatomy-and-physiology-course
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Andrew Petto, Zachary Fredin, Joseph Burdo
During the spring of 2016 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, we implemented a novel educational technology designed to teach undergraduates about the nervous system while allowing them to physically construct their own neural circuits. Modular, electronic neuron simulators called NeuroBytes were used by the students in BIOSCI202 Anatomy and Physiology I, a four-credit course consisting of three hours per week each of lecture and laboratory time. 162 students participated in the laboratory sessions that covered reflexes; 83 in the experimental sections used the NeuroBytes to build a model of the patellar tendon reflex, while 79 in the control sections participated in alternate reflex curricula...
2017: Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: JUNE: a Publication of FUN, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674987/neurodegeneration-and-pathology-in-epilepsy-clinical-and-basic-perspectives
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Jordan S Farrell, Marshal D Wolff, G Campbell Teskey
Epilepsy is commonly associated with a number of neurodegenerative and pathological alterations in those areas of the brain that are involved in repeated electrographic seizures. These most prominently include neuron loss and an increase in astrocyte number and size but may also include enhanced blood-brain barrier permeability, the formation of new capillaries, axonal sprouting, and central inflammation. In animal models in which seizures are either repeatedly elicited or are self-generated, a similar set of neurodegenerative and pathological alterations in brain anatomy are observed...
2017: Advances in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666671/arthroscopic-management-of-elbow-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Leo T Kroonen, Samantha L Piper, Andrew C Ghatan
The incidence of osteoarthritis in the general population is low, but it can be seen in manual laborers, throwing athletes, and people dependent on crutches and wheelchairs. Patients often complain of pain at the terminal extents of motion, and imaging shows osteophyte formation at the tips of the coronoid and olecranon processes as well as thickening of the bone between the coronoid and the olecranon fossae. Recent advances in arthroscopic instrumentation and techniques have led to a growing interest in the arthroscopic treatment of elbow osteoarthritis...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665854/morphometric-analysis-of-the-posterior-cranial-fossa-in-syndromic-and-nonsyndromic-craniosynostosis
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Thomas Beez, David Koppel, Meharpal Sangra
Posterior cranial fossa (PCF) anatomy can be abnormal in craniosynostosis, and hindbrain herniation may occur. This study analyzed PCF anatomy in single suture and complex craniosynostosis.Children with craniosynostosis and age-matched controls were identified. Cephalic index (CI) for cranial vault and PCF as well as tentorial (TA) and occipital angles (OA) were measured on preoperative imaging.Children with syndromic (N = 6), bicoronal (N = 4), sagittal (N = 12), and metopic synostosis (N = 4) as well as controls (N = 10) were enrolled...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664494/can-liming-change-root-anatomy-biomass-allocation-and-trace-element-distribution-among-plant-parts-of-salix-%C3%A3-smithiana-in-trace-element-polluted-soils
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Stanislava Vondráčková, Pavel Tlustoš, Jiřina Száková
Willows (Salix spp.) are considered to be effective for the phytoremediation of trace elements from contaminated soils, but their efficiency is limited in heavily polluted soils because of poor growth. Liming can be a desirable measure to decrease the plant availability of elements, resulting in improved plant development. Notably, large root area and maximum soil penetration are basic parameters that improve the efficiency of phytoremediation. The impact of soil chemical properties on willow root anatomy and the distribution of trace elements below-ground have rarely been studied...
June 29, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641752/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-associated-pulmonary-hypertension
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Matthew T Harting
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a complex entity wherein a diaphragmatic defect allows intrathoracic herniation of intra-abdominal contents and both pulmonary parenchymal and vascular development are stifled. Pulmonary pathology and pathophysiology, including pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension, are hallmarks of CDH and are associated with disease severity. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is sustained, supranormal pulmonary arterial pressure, and among patients with CDH (CDH-PH), is driven by hypoplastic pulmonary vasculature, including alterations at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels, along with pathophysiologic pulmonary vasoreactivity...
June 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636959/the-enteric-network-interactions-between-the-immune-and-nervous-systems-of-the-gut
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REVIEW
Bryan B Yoo, Sarkis K Mazmanian
Interactions between the nervous and immune systems enable the gut to respond to the variety of dietary products that it absorbs, the broad spectrum of pathogens that it encounters, and the diverse microbiome that it harbors. The enteric nervous system (ENS) senses and reacts to the dynamic ecosystem of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract by translating chemical cues from the environment into neuronal impulses that propagate throughout the gut and into other organs in the body, including the central nervous system (CNS)...
June 20, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608992/student-and-recent-graduate-perspectives-on-radiological-imaging-instruction-during-basic-anatomy-courses
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Andrew W Phillips, Hunter Eason, Christopher M Straus
Recently, faculty at Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago, have made efforts to improve the depth of radiological anatomy knowledge that students have, but no insights exist as to student and resident opinions of how clinically helpful deep anatomical understanding is. A single-institution survey of second- and fourth-year medical students and postgraduate year 1-4 residents from 11 specialties, composed of five-point Likert questions, sample examination questions, and narrative response questions, was distributed in 2015...
June 13, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608954/experience-from-an-optional-dissection-course-in-a-clinically-orientated-concept-to-complement-system-based-anatomy-in-a-reformed-curriculum
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Elisabeth Eppler, Steffen Serowy, Karl Link, Luis Filgueira
Profound anatomical knowledge is the basis for modern demands in medicine and surgery, but many countries worldwide including Australia and New Zealand have discontinued offering dissection courses to medical and dental students during the past decades. This educational project done in Australia aimed at enhancing basic and advanced anatomy teaching by engaging a sub-group of second-year undergraduate students of a compulsory prosection- and model-based anatomy course (n = 54/170) in an optional multimodal course, which should easily articulate with a vertical curriculum...
June 13, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603708/revisiting-radial-forearm-free-flap-for-successful-venous-drainage
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REVIEW
Yong Hoon Cha, Woong Nam, In-Ho Cha, Hyung Jun Kim
Tissue defect reconstruction using radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is a common surgical technique whose success or failure is mainly dependent on venous drainage. RFFF has two major venous outflow systems, superficial and deep vein. Drainage methods include combining both systems or using one alone. This review aims to recapitulate the vascular anatomy and network of RFFF as well as shed light on deep vein as a reliable venous drainage system. We also discuss basic evidence for and advantages of single microanastomosis with coalesced vein to overcome technical difficulties associated with the deep vein system...
December 2017: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602889/simple-and-reproducible-approaches-for-the-collection-of-select-porcine-ganglia
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David K Meyerholz, Leah R Reznikov
BACKGROUND: The anatomy and physiology of the pig nervous system is more similar to humans compared to traditional rodent models. This makes the pig an attractive model to answer questions relating to human health and disease. Yet the technical and molecular tools available to pig researchers are limited compared to rodent researchers NEW METHOD: We developed simple and rapid methods to isolate the trigeminal, nodose (distal vagal), and dorsal root ganglia from neonatal pigs. We selected these ganglia due to their broad applicability to basic science researchers and clinicians RESULTS: Use of these methods resulted in reproducible isolation of all three types of ganglia as validated by histological examination...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592171/next-generation-human-skin-constructs-as-advanced-tools-for-drug-development
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H E Abaci, Zongyou Guo, Yanne Doucet, Joanna Jacków, Angela Christiano
Many diseases, as well as side effects of drugs, manifest themselves through skin symptoms. Skin is a complex tissue that hosts various specialized cell types and performs many roles including physical barrier, immune and sensory functions. Therefore, modeling skin in vitro presents technical challenges for tissue engineering. Since the first attempts at engineering human epidermis in 1970s, there has been a growing interest in generating full-thickness skin constructs mimicking physiological functions by incorporating various skin components, such as vasculature and melanocytes for pigmentation...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585841/-vascular-anatomy-and-abnormalities-of-retroperitoneal-pelvic-and-paraaortic-area-in-relation-to-the-radical-oncogynecological-surgery-individual-experiences
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L Minář, V Weinberger, M Felsinger
OBJECTIVE: The overview of vascular anatomy and abnormalities of retroperitoneal pelvic and paraaortic area in relation to the radical oncogynecological surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Gynecologic Oncology Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The overview of visualized vascular anatomy of retroperitoneal pelvic, infrarenal suprapelvic and subhepatic area in relation to the radical oncogynecological surgery...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579047/surgical-procedures-of-the-distal-limb-for-treatment-of-sepsis-in-cattle
#18
REVIEW
David E Anderson, André Desrochers, Sarel R van Amstel
With a thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the foot, and basic surgical instruments, digit surgery can be performed in field situations. Sepsis of the distal interphalangeal and proximal interphalangeal joints should be treated surgically because conservative treatment is often ineffective. Most of the diseases described in this article are chronic and often the animals have been suffering for some time. Perioperative analgesia is important to alleviate the pain of those animals. All those procedures should be performed under local or regional anesthesia...
July 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573551/two-dimensional-breast-dosimetry-improved-using-three-dimensional-breast-image-data
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REVIEW
John M Boone, Andrew M Hernandez, J Anthony Seibert
Conventional mammographic dosimetry has been developed over the past 40 years. Prior to the availability of high-resolution three-dimensional breast images, certain assumptions about breast anatomy were required. These assumptions were based on the information evident on two-dimensional mammograms; they included assumptions of thick skin, a uniform mixture of glandular and adipose tissue, and a median breast density of 50%. Recently, the availability of high-resolution breast CT studies has provided more accurate data about breast anatomy, and this, in turn, has provided the opportunity to update mammographic dosimetry...
June 1, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570033/quantitative-mri-and-spectroscopy-of-bone-marrow
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REVIEW
Dimitrios C Karampinos, Stefan Ruschke, Michael Dieckmeyer, Maximilian Diefenbach, Daniela Franz, Alexandra S Gersing, Roland Krug, Thomas Baum
Bone marrow is one of the largest organs in the human body, enclosing adipocytes, hematopoietic stem cells, which are responsible for blood cell production, and mesenchymal stem cells, which are responsible for the production of adipocytes and bone cells. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the ideal imaging modality to monitor bone marrow changes in healthy and pathological states, thanks to its inherent rich soft-tissue contrast. Quantitative bone marrow MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) techniques have been also developed in order to quantify changes in bone marrow water-fat composition, cellularity and perfusion in different pathologies, and to assist in understanding the role of bone marrow in the pathophysiology of systemic diseases (e...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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