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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631297/an-augmented-reality-tool-for-learning-spatial-anatomy-on-mobile-devices
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Nishant Jain, Patricia Youngblood, Matthew Hasel, Sakti Srivastava
INTRODUCTION: Augmented Realty (AR) offers a novel method of blending virtual and real anatomy for intuitive spatial learning. Our first aim in the study was to create a prototype AR tool for mobile devices. Our second aim was to complete a technical evaluation of our prototype AR tool focused on measuring the system's ability to accurately render digital content in the real world. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We imported Computed Tomography (CT) data derived virtual surface models into a 3D Unity engine environment and implemented an AR algorithm to display these on mobile devices...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631202/successful-radical-resection-of-pancreatic-head-carcinoma-in-a-patient-with-replaced-right-hepatic-artery-originating-from-posterior-inferior-pancreaticoduodenal-artery-a-case-report
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Yusuke Sakamoto, Takahisa Fujikawa, Akira Tanaka
Anatomical variations of hepatic arteries may be problematic in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). We experienced pancreatic head cancer in a patient with rare variation of hepatic artery and performed PD successfully with the resection of this artery. A 75-year-old woman showed pancreatic head tumor on CT. Preoperative CT detected rare variation of hepatic artery; posterior segmental branch of right hepatic artery (RHA-PB) originating from posterior inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery. The image also demonstrated that there was a junction between RHA-PB and anterior branch of right hepatic artery (RHA-AB)...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629404/white-matter-lesions-characterise-brain-involvement-in-moderate-to-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-but-cerebral-atrophy-does-not
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Catherine A Spilling, Paul W Jones, James W Dodd, Thomas R Barrick
BACKGROUND: Brain pathology is relatively unexplored in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This study is a comprehensive investigation of grey matter (GM) and white matter (WM) changes and how these relate to disease severity and cognitive function. METHODS: T1-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images were acquired for 31 stable COPD patients (FEV1 52.1% pred., PaO2 10.1 kPa) and 24 age, gender-matched controls. T1-weighted images were segmented into GM, WM and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tissue classes using a semi-automated procedure optimised for use with this cohort...
June 19, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626854/spatial-indices-of-repolarization-correlate-with-non-st-elevation-myocardial-ischemia-in-patients-with-chest-pain
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Salah Al-Zaiti, Ervin Sejdić, Jan Nemec, Clifton Callaway, Prem Soman, Robert Lux
Mild-to-moderate ischemia does not result in ST segment elevation on the electrocardiogram (ECG), but rather non-specific changes in the T wave, which are frequently labeled as non-diagnostic for ischemia. Robust methods to quantify such T wave heterogeneity can have immediate clinical applications. We sought to evaluate the effects of spontaneous ischemia on the evolution of spatial T wave changes, based on the eigenvalues of the spatial correlation matrix of the ECG, in patients undergoing nuclear cardiac imaging for evaluating intermittent chest pain...
June 19, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625101/a-versatile-method-for-bladder-segmentation-in-computed-tomography-two-dimensional-images-under-adverse-conditions
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João Ribeiro Pinto, João Manuel Rs Tavares
This article presents the design and evaluation of an algorithm for urinary bladder segmentation in medical images, from contrastless computed tomography studies of patients suffering from bladder wall tumours. These situations require versatile methods of segmentation, able to adapt to the structural changes the tumours provoke in the bladder wall, reflected as irregularities on the images obtained, creating adversities to the segmentation process. This semi-automatic method uses fuzzy c-means clustering, a Gaussian-curve-based intensity transformation, and active contour models, requiring only the physician's input of a single seed point for each anatomical view, in order to segment the bladder volume in all frames that include it...
June 1, 2017: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624053/radiologic-evaluation-of-vasculobiliary-anatomy-in-the-umbilical-fissure
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Gu-Wei Ji, Fei-Peng Zhu, Ke Wang, Yong-Xiang Xia, Chen-Yu Jiao, Zi-Cheng Shao, Xiang-Cheng Li
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of vasculobiliary anatomy in the umbilical fissure (U-point) is pivotal for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PCCA) applied to right-sided hepatectomy. The purpose of our study was to review the vasculobiliary anatomy in the U-point using three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction technique, to investigate the diagnostic ability of 2D scans to evaluate anatomic variations, and to discuss its surgical implications. METHODS: A retrospective study of 159 patients with Bismuth type I, II, and IIIa PCCA, who received surgery at our institution from November 2012 to September 2016, was conducted...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620283/octopus-cells-in-the-posteroventral-cochlear-nucleus-provide-the-main-excitatory-input-to-the-superior-paraolivary-nucleus
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Richard A Felix Ii, Boris Gourévitch, Marcelo Gómez-Álvarez, Sara C M Leijon, Enrique Saldaña, Anna K Magnusson
Auditory streaming enables perception and interpretation of complex acoustic environments that contain competing sound sources. At early stages of central processing, sounds are segregated into separate streams representing attributes that later merge into acoustic objects. Streaming of temporal cues is critical for perceiving vocal communication, such as human speech, but our understanding of circuits that underlie this process is lacking, particularly at subcortical levels. The superior paraolivary nucleus (SPON), a prominent group of inhibitory neurons in the mammalian brainstem, has been implicated in processing temporal information needed for the segmentation of ongoing complex sounds into discrete events...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619543/circumferential-three-dimensional-printed-tracheal-grafts-research-model-feasibility-and-early-results
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Faiz Y Bhora, Erik E Lewis, Sadiq S Rehmani, Adil Ayub, Wissam Raad, Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Robert S Lebovics
BACKGROUND: Methods for tracheal graft research have presented persistent challenges to investigators, and three-dimensional (3D)-printed biosynthetic grafts offer one potential development platform. We aimed to develop an efficient research platform for customizable circumferential 3D-printed tracheal grafts and evaluate feasibility and early structural integrity with a large-animal model. METHODS: Virtual 3D models of porcine subject tracheas were generated using preoperative computed tomography scans...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616928/-clinical-study-of-rs-epi-dwi-to-improve-imaging-quality-and-assessment-on-intracranial-mass-lesions
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Kai Zhang, Chun-Chao Xia, Qiang Yue, Tao Guo, Wan-Lin Peng, Yu-Ming Li, Lei Li, Fei Zhao, Jin Pu, Qi Leng, Zhen-Lin Li
OBJECTIVES: To explore the clinical value of readout-segmented echo planar imaging (Rs-EPI) sequence in the assessment of intracranial mass lesions compared to the standard single-shot EPI (Ss-EPI) sequence. METHODS: We included 21 patients with intracranial mass lesions who underwent both Ss-EPI diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and Rs-EPI DWI at 3.0T MR scanner with a twenty-channel head-neck coil. The quality of images was assessed by two experienced radiologists independently...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615804/the-neurochemistry-of-peripheral-nerve-regeneration
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Andreea Benga, Fatih Zor, Ahmet Korkmaz, Bogdan Marinescu, Vijay Gorantla
Peripheral nerve injuries (PNIs) can be most disabling, resulting in the loss of sensitivity, motor function and autonomic control in the involved anatomical segment. Although injured peripheral nerves are capable of regeneration, sub-optimal recovery of function is seen even with the best reconstruction. Distal axonal degeneration is an unavoidable consequence of PNI. There are currently few strategies aimed to maintain the distal pathway and/or target fidelity during regeneration across the zone of injury...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612038/resection-planning-for-robotic-acoustic-neuroma-surgery
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Kepra L McBrayer, George B Wanna, Benoit M Dawant, Ramya Balachandran, Robert F Labadie, Jack H Noble
Acoustic neuroma surgery is a procedure in which a benign mass is removed from the internal auditory canal (IAC). Currently, this surgical procedure requires manual drilling of the temporal bone followed by exposure and removal of the acoustic neuroma. This procedure is physically and mentally taxing to the surgeon. Our group is working on the development of an acoustic neuroma surgery robot (ANSR) to perform the initial drilling procedure. Planning the ANSR's drilling region using preoperative CT requires expertise and takes about 35 min...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612037/large-scale-image-region-documentation-for-fully-automated-image-biomarker-algorithm-development-and-evaluation
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Anthony P Reeves, Yiting Xie, Shuang Liu
With the advent of fully automated image analysis and modern machine learning methods, there is a need for very large image datasets having documented segmentations for both computer algorithm training and evaluation. This paper presents a method and implementation for facilitating such datasets that addresses the critical issue of size scaling for algorithm validation and evaluation; current evaluation methods that are usually used in academic studies do not scale to large datasets. This method includes protocols for the documentation of many regions in very large image datasets; the documentation may be incrementally updated by new image data and by improved algorithm outcomes...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611511/first-quarter-century-of-laparoscopic-liver-resection
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REVIEW
Zenichi Morise, Go Wakabayashi
The beginnings of laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) were at the start of the 1990s, with the initial reports being published in 1991 and 1992. These were followed by reports of left lateral sectionectomy in 1996. In the years following, the procedures of LLR were expanded to hemi-hepatectomy, sectionectomy, segmentectomy and partial resection of posterosuperior segments, as well as the parenchymal preserving limited anatomical resection and modified anatomical (extended and/or combining limited) resection procedures...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610885/three-dimensional-printed-bioengineered-tracheal-grafts-preclinical-results-and-potential-for-human-use
#14
Sadiq S Rehmani, Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Adil Ayub, Michael Barsky, Erik Lewis, Raja Flores, Robert Lebovics, Faiz Y Bhora
BACKGROUND: We aimed to develop a process using three-dimensional (3D) printing to create bioengineered tracheal grafts (BETGs) for reconstruction of anterior tracheal defects in a large-animal model (porcine) that would have translational relevance for potential human use. METHODS: Preoperative computed tomographic scans were used to create virtual 3D models of the animal airways. Anatomically scaled tracheal grafts were subsequently developed using 3D-printed polycaprolactone and extracellular matrix...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606950/pathophysiology-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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REVIEW
Francesco Pelliccia, Juan Carlos Kaski, Filippo Crea, Paolo G Camici
Originally described by Japanese authors in the 1990s, Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) generally presents as an acute myocardial infarction characterized by severe left ventricular dysfunction. TTS, however, differs from an acute coronary syndrome because patients have generally a normal coronary angiogram and left ventricular dysfunction, which extends beyond the territory subtended by a single coronary artery and recovers within days or weeks. The prognosis was initially thought to be benign, but subsequent studies have demonstrated that both short-term mortality and long-term mortality are higher than previously recognized...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606434/the-relationships-between-surface-measurements-and%C3%A2-underlying-tendon-autograft-length-for-upper%C3%A2-extremity-reconstructive-surgery
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Michael T Milone, Mikael Starecki, Omri Ayalon, Michael W Aversano, Anthony Sapienza
PURPOSE: The availability of tendon grafts is an important consideration for successful upper extremity reconstructive surgery, including flexor or extensor tendon reconstructions, tendon transfers, and ligament reconstructions. Graft selection is based on availability, expendability, ease of harvest, and length. Given variations in patient height and extremity length, existing average values may provide suboptimal insight into actual tendon lengths available. The purpose of this study is, therefore, to pursue a method of estimating available donor tendon lengths based on easily measured anatomical surface landmarks...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605371/precise-cellular-ablation-approach-for-modeling-acute-kidney-injury-in-developing-zebrafish
#17
Rohan Datta, Ada Wong, Troy Camarata, Farhana Tamanna, Imran Ilahi, Aleksandr Vasilyev
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a common medical condition with a high mortality rate. With the repair abilities of the kidney, it is possible to restore adequate kidney function after supportive treatment. However, a better understanding of how nephron cell death and repair occur on the cellular level is required to minimize cell death and to enhance the regenerative process. The zebrafish pronephros is a good model system to accomplish this goal because it contains anatomical segments that are similar to the mammalian nephron...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602884/autostereoscopic-3d-neuronavigation-to-the-sella-technical-note
#18
A Nimer Amr, Jens Conrad, Sven Kantelhardt, Alf Giese
BACKGROUND: A drawback of conventional neuronavigation is the necessity of focusing on 2D-images in three planes at the same time to determine one's position in the operation field. A solution would be to merge the images into a single 3D-image that mirrors the actual anatomy. This solution has hitherto been hindered by technical limitations. The introduction of holographic-glassless 3D-monitors paved the way to 3D-navigation. OBJECTIVE: We present our experience with 3D-neuronavigation as exemplified by navigation to and within the sella...
June 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602813/automated-segmentation-of-midbrain-structures-with-high-iron-content
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REVIEW
Benjamín Garzón, Rouslan Sitnikov, Lars Bäckman, Grégoria Kalpouzos
The substantia nigra (SN), the subthalamic nucleus (STN), and the red nucleus (RN) are midbrain structures of ample interest in many neuroimaging studies, which may benefit from the availability of automated segmentation methods. The high iron content of these structures awards them high contrast in quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) images. We present a novel segmentation method that leverages the information of these images to produce automated segmentations of the SN, STN, and RN. The algorithm builds a map of spatial priors for the structures by non-linearly registering a set of manually-traced training labels to the midbrain...
June 9, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601961/basal-ganglia-movement-disorders-and-deep-brain-stimulation-advances-made-through-non-human-primate-research
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REVIEW
Thomas Wichmann, Hagai Bergman, Mahlon R DeLong
Studies in non-human primates (NHPs) have led to major advances in our understanding of the function of the basal ganglia and of the pathophysiologic mechanisms of hypokinetic movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and hyperkinetic disorders such as chorea and dystonia. Since the brains of NHPs are anatomically very close to those of humans, disease states and the effects of medical and surgical approaches, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), can be more faithfully modeled in NHPs than in other species...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
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