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Leszek Kubin
Upper airway muscles subserve many essential for survival orofacial behaviors, including their important role as accessory respiratory muscles. In the face of certain predisposition of craniofacial anatomy, both tonic and phasic inspiratory activation of upper airway muscles is necessary to protect the upper airway against collapse. This protective action is adequate during wakefulness, but fails during sleep which results in recurrent episodes of hypopneas and apneas, a condition known as the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA)...
September 15, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
G F Gebhart, Klaus Bielefeldt
Pain involving thoracic, abdominal, or pelvic organs is a common cause for physician consultations, including one-third of chronic pain patients who report that visceral organs contribute to their suffering. Chronic visceral pain conditions are typically difficult to manage effectively, largely because visceral sensory mechanisms and factors that contribute to the pathogenesis of visceral pain are poorly understood. Mechanistic understanding is particularly problematic in "functional" visceral diseases where there is no apparent pathology and pain typically is the principal complaint...
September 15, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
Manigandan Subramanyam Thyagarajan, Khalid Sharif
Space occupying liver lesions usually present with abdominal pain or abnormal physical findings, such as a palpable abdominal mass or distention. Liver lesions identified in children include benign and malignant neoplasms, inflammatory masses, cysts and metastatic lesions. Two-thirds of liver lesions in children are malignant. Hepatoblastoma accounts for two-thirds of malignant liver tumors in children. Benign lesions of the liver in children include vascular lesions, hamartomas, adenomas, and focal nodular hyperplasia...
October 25, 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Masaki Takao, Takashi Nishii, Takashi Sakai, Nobuhiko Sugano
PURPOSE: Rotational acetabular osteotomy (RAO) is used to treat developmental hip dysplasia (DDH). It requires detailed anatomical knowledge of the pelvic anatomy and three-dimensional cognitive skills. We addressed whether a computer navigation system combined with a preoperative computed tomography-based plan enabled surgeons to perform RAO safely and reliably through a mini-incision regardless of their level of experience with performing osteotomies. METHODS: We enrolled 24 patients (25 hips) with DDH (radiographic grade 0 or 1 osteoarthritic changes: Tönnis classification)...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Jeffrey G Trost, Lawrence O Lin, Sarah Jane Clark, David Y Khechoyan, Larry H Hollier, Edward P Buchanan
BACKGROUND: Conjoined twins are a rare medical phenomenon that offers a unique challenge for medical professionals. The complex anatomy of conjoined twins dictates their survival and amenability to separation, making each case different in terms of medical management, surgical planning, and patient outcomes. Thoraco-omphalo-ischiopagus twins, joined from the thorax to the pelvis, are one of the rarest orientations recorded in the medical literature, and successful separation of this subset of conjoined twins has not been documented...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chandhana Paka, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Rebeca Rios, Hans Peter Dietz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the anatomic integrity of the external anal sphincter (EAS) detected on transperineal ultrasound (TPUS) with symptoms of anal incontinence (AI) as measured by St Mark's Incontinence Score (SMIS) and the visual analog scale (VAS). METHODS: This is an observational, cross-sectional analysis of 486 women who presented to a tertiary urogynecological center between May 2013 and August 2014. They underwent a standardized interview and an examination that involved 3-dimensional/4-dimensional TPUS...
October 25, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Oliver J Gurney-Champion, Thijs Bruins Slot, Eelco Lens, Astrid van der Horst, Remy Klaassen, Hanneke W M van Laarhoven, Geertjan van Tienhoven, Jeanin E van Hooft, Aart J Nederveen, Arjan Bel
PURPOSE: Biliary stents may cause susceptibility artifacts, gradient-induced artifacts, and radio frequency (RF) induced artifacts on magnetic resonance images, which can hinder accurate target volume delineation in radiotherapy. In this study, the authors investigated and quantified the magnitude of these artifacts for stents of different materials. METHODS: Eight biliary stents made of nitinol, platinum-cored nitinol, stainless steel, or polyethylene from seven vendors, with different lengths (57-98 mm) and diameters (3...
October 2016: Medical Physics
Mikhail A Chetvertkov, Farzan Siddiqui, Jinkoo Kim, Indrin Chetty, Akila Kumarasiri, Chang Liu, J James Gordon
PURPOSE: To develop standard (SPCA) and regularized (RPCA) principal component analysis models of anatomical changes from daily cone beam CTs (CBCTs) of head and neck (H&N) patients and assess their potential use in adaptive radiation therapy, and for extracting quantitative information for treatment response assessment. METHODS: Planning CT images of ten H&N patients were artificially deformed to create "digital phantom" images, which modeled systematic anatomical changes during radiation therapy...
October 2016: Medical Physics
F Jacquot, D Zbili, J-M Feron, A Sautet, L Doursounian, A-C Masquelet
Posterior Hill-Sachs humeral defects are present in 80% to 100% of cases of anterior shoulder dislocation and are a factor in recurrent instability. Several techniques have been described to fill the defect and avoid recurrence. We developed a percutaneous technique to fill the newly created defect in which a percutaneous balloon, analogous to the one used in vertebral kyphoplasty, is used to reduce the defect, which is then filled with calcium phosphate cement. One patient with an acute anterior dislocation of the shoulder with no previous history was treated using this method...
September 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Pan Chi
The efficacy of laparoscopic total mesorectum excision (TME) has been confirmed by many clinical trials and guidelines. But two issues on laparoscopic TME are still questioned, including the integrity of specimen membrane of TME and the incidence of postoperative sexual dysfunction. According to my experiences and the primary results of the multicenter clinical trial (LASRE, identifier: NCT01899547) conducted by me, the integrity of the specimen membrane of laparoscopic TME is not inferior to the open TME...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Zhidong Gao, Yingjiang Ye
Anatomy is the foundation of surgical techniques. With the development of surgery, anatomy also divided into traditional anatomy, surgical anatomy and embryonic development anatomy. Complete mesocolic excision (CME) is one of classic radical operation for colon cancer, based on the modern anatomy. CME advocates correct operation plane, and describes the mobilization and separation of the colon together with the entire regional mesocolon. With the evolution of anatomy, the definition and content of CME-related anatomic landmarks such as mesentery, fascia and space have been changed...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Jianping Gong
Surgical or local anatomy consists of two components conventionally, organs and their blood supply. In fact, they are enveloped by the fascia membrane and serous membrane. This is the third component in surgical or local anatomy, which is omitted by surgeons for many years. The omitted reasons are failed recognition and unknown function. Re-understanding of the third component in surgical or local anatomy will make some changes in the local anatomy, tumor pathology, oncology surgery and operations. Firstly, the third component makes surgical anatomy developed from organ anatomy, blood vessel anatomy to membrane anatomy, which consists of the mesentery in broad sense and its bed, both include serous membrane and fascia membrane...
October 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Michael Persky, Brian Sanders, Clark A Rosen, Joel Kahane, Yixin Fang, Milan R Amin, Ryan C Branski
OBJECTIVE: Conflicting data exist regarding false vocal fold (FVF) anatomy; it is unclear if this structure is an extension of the thyroarytenoid muscle or an independent muscle system. This confusion is amplified by diverse clinical findings in the setting of unilateral recurrent laryngeal neuropathy and presbylarynges. We sought to characterize FVF behavior in these contexts. METHODS: Laryngoscopic/stroboscopic examinations from 11 patients with unilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis and 12 patients with presbylarynges were reviewed by 4 laryngologists, blinded to the goal of the study but informed of diagnosis...
October 25, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Takaaki Saigo, Goro Tajima, Shuhei Kikuchi, Jun Yan, Moritaka Maruyama, Atsushi Sugawara, Minoru Doita
PURPOSE: To describe the insertions of the superficial medial collateral ligament (sMCL) and posterior oblique ligament (POL) and their related osseous landmarks. METHODS: Insertions of the sMCL and POL were identified and marked in 22 unpaired human cadaveric knees. The surface area, location, positional relations, and morphology of the sMCL and POL insertions and related osseous structures were analyzed on 3-dimensional images. RESULTS: The femoral insertion of the POL was located 18...
October 22, 2016: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Waseem Al Talalwah
PURPOSE: The obturator artery and its accessory (aberrant) arising from different origins and crossing the pubic rami are vascular variations. The internal iliac artery usually provides the obturator artery which may communicates with the external iliac artery through either the accessory obturator or inferior epigastric artery. A collateral circulation between the external and internal iliac system is known as corona mortis. The aim of current study is to provide sufficient data of vascular variability crossing the pubic rami for clinical field...
October 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Damon A Clark, Jonathan B Demb
Sensory systems use receptors to extract information from the environment and neural circuits to perform subsequent computations. These computations may be described as algorithms composed of sequential mathematical operations. Comparing these operations across taxa reveals how different neural circuits have evolved to solve the same problem, even when using different mechanisms to implement the underlying math. In this review, we compare how insect and mammalian neural circuits have solved the problem of motion estimation, focusing on the fruit fly Drosophila and the mouse retina...
October 24, 2016: Current Biology: CB
Xuan-Binh D Pham, Jerry J Kim, Aaron B Parrish, Cynthia Tom, Ezinne J Ihenachor, David Mina, Christian de Virgilio
Prior studies have shown racial and gender differences with respect to maturation of arteriovenous fistulas. Women and minorities have lower maturation rates for unclear reasons. Small arterial diameter and high brachial artery bifurcation (HBB) are also implicated in reduced maturation rates. We sought to correlate differences in upper extremity arterial anatomy to race and gender. All upper extremity vascular mapping ultrasounds from 2013 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 509 arms in 284 patients were evaluated...
October 2016: American Surgeon
Hashim Ali Khan, Muhammad Aamir Shahzad
PURPOSE: To report a case of atypical serpiginous choroiditis with previously unreported findings on optical coherence tomographic angiography. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old otherwise healthy man had a 1-week history of vision loss in his right eye. The visual acuity in right eye was counting fingers at 1 meter. Fundoscopy showed a classic peripapillary serpiginous lesion and a solitary macular lesion. Fundus fluorescein angiography revealed early hypofluorescence of active lesions with gradual increase in fluorescence across the phase of angiogram...
October 25, 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Benjamin A Thomas, Vesna Cuplov, Alexandre Bousse, Adriana Mendes, Kris Thielemans, Brian F Hutton, Kjell Erlandsson
Positron emission tomography (PET) images are degraded by a phenomenon known as the partial volume effect (PVE). Approaches have been developed to reduce PVEs, typically through the utilisation of structural information provided by other imaging modalities such as MRI or CT. These methods, known as partial volume correction (PVC) techniques, reduce PVEs by compensating for the effects of the scanner resolution, thereby improving the quantitative accuracy. The PETPVC toolbox described in this paper comprises a suite of methods, both classic and more recent approaches, for the purposes of applying PVC to PET data...
November 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Rawan Al-Yousef, Ahmad Almarzouq, Saad Aldousari
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Ectopic pelvic kidneys with renal stones are challenging to treat. We report our experience in managing a case of ectopic pelvic kidney with a pelvic stone by robotic pyelolithotomy after failure of flexible ure¬teroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 46-year old male with 2 months history of vague lower abdominal pain was found to have on Computed Tomography scan a left ectopic pelvic kidney with a 12mm stone in an anomalous renal pelvis...
October 20, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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