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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811142/anatomical-analysis-of-human-ligamentum-flavum-in-the-cervical-spine-special-consideration-to-the-attachments-coverage-and-lateral-extent
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Mohammad Suhrab Rahmani, Hidetomi Terai, Javid Akhgar, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Masatoshi Hoshino, Koji Tamai, Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, Kazunori Hayashi, Shinji Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Posterior decompression surgeries of cervical spine such as laminoplasty and laminoforaminotomy are well established and increasing in aging population. The anatomical knowledge of cervical ligamentum flavum (LF) is critical to perform posterior spinal surgeries, however, few studies have evaluated it, especially the relation of LF and neural foramen. METHODS: The whole spine was removed en bloc from 15 formalin-embalmed human cadavers and then divided into two segments along the pedicle bases...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809376/inferior-alveolar-nerve-trajectory-mental-foramen-location-and-incidence-of-mental-nerve-anterior-loop
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M Velasco-Torres, M Padial-Molina, G Avila-Ortiz, R García-Delgado, A Catena, P Galindo-Moreno
OBJECTIVES: Injury of the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) is a serious intraoperative complication that may occur during routine surgical procedures, such as dental implant placement or extraction of impacted teeth. Thus, the purpose of this study was to analyze the trajectory of the mandibular canal (MC), the location of the mental foramen (MF) and the presence and extension of an anterior loop of the mental nerve (AL). STUDY DESIGN: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 348 CBCTs were analyzed...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808624/possibilities-for-arthroscopic-treatment-of-the-ageing-sternoclavicular-joint
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Martin Rathcke, Jørgen Tranum-Jensen, Michael Rindom Krogsgaard
AIM: To investigate if there are typical degenerative changes in the ageing sternoclavicular joint (SCJ), potentially accessible for arthroscopic intervention. METHODS: Both SCJs were obtained from 39 human cadavers (mean age: 79 years, range: 59-96, 13 F/26 M). Each frozen specimen was divided frontally with a band saw, so that both SCJs were opened in the same section through the center of the discs. After thawing of the specimens, the condition of the discs was evaluated by probing and visual inspection...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808555/phenotypic-convergence-of-artificially-reared-and-wild-trout-is-mediated-by-shape-plasticity
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Jorge Ruben Sánchez-González, Alfredo G Nicieza
Phenotypic plasticity can be viewed as the first level of defense of organism homeostasis against environmental stress and therefore represents the potential to deal with rapid environmental changes. Transitions between low complexity, artificial environments and complex, natural habitats can promote phenotypic plasticity. Here, we conducted an experimental introduction with juvenile brown trout to evaluate the plasticity of shape in response to a transition between contrasting environments. We released 202 juvenile trout reared under hatchery conditions in a natural stream and analyzed changes in shape and morphological variability after 5 months...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807896/fgf10-progenitors-give-rise-to-the-chick-hypothalamus-by-rostral-and-caudal-growth-and-differentiation
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Travis Fu, Matthew Towers, Marysia Placzek
Classical descriptions of the hypothalamus divide it into three rostro-caudal domains but little is known about their embryonic origins. To investigate this we performed targeted fate-mapping, molecular characterisation and cell cycle analyses in the embryonic chick. Presumptive hypothalamic cells derive from the rostral diencephalic ventral midline, lie above the prechordal mesendoderm and express Fgf10Fgf10(+) progenitors undergo anisotropic growth: those displaced rostrally differentiate into anterior cells, then those displaced caudally differentiate into mammillary cells...
August 14, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807013/microneedle-physical-contact-as-a-therapeutic-for-abnormal-scars
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David C Yeo, Elizabeth R Balmayor, Jan-Thorsten Schantz, Chenjie Xu
BACKGROUND: Abnormal (keloid and hypertrophic) scars are a significant affliction with no satisfactory single modality therapy to-date. Available options are often ineffective, painful, potentially hazardous, and require healthcare personnel involvement. Herein a self-administered microneedle device based on drug-free physical contact for inhibiting abnormal scars is reported. Its therapeutic activity through microneedle contact eliminates hazards associated with toxic anti-scarring drugs while self-treatment enables administration flexibility...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806411/cross-sectional-area-of-the-femoral-vein-varies-with-leg-position-and-distance-from-the-inguinal-ligament
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Dorota Czyzewska, Andrzej Ustymowicz, Radoslaw Kowalewski, Anna Zurada, Jaroslaw Krejza
PURPOSE: The risk of complications associated with femoral venous catheterization could be potentially reduced if the procedure was performed at the location where the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the vessel is the largest. The diameter of the femoral vein depends on leg position as well as the distance from the inguinal ligament. We determined the CSA of the right femoral vein in three different leg positions at two distances from the inguinal ligament. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Informed consent was given by 205 healthy volunteers aged 19-39 years, mean: 23±3 years (108 women, 97 men)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806257/orbital-hemangiopericytoma-in-68ga-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-hbed-cc-pet-ct
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Jochen Hammes, Carsten Kobe, Ute Hilgenberg, Wolfgang E Lieb, Alexander Drzezga
A 76-year-old man with biochemical relapse of prostate cancer underwent Ga-prostate-specific membrane antigen PET/CT. Besides a local lymph node metastasis, a nodular structure inside the left orbit caudal to the optic nerve showed increased uptake. A metastasis in this location is unlikely. The subsequently performed MRI showed the structure being T1 hypointense, T2 indifferent, and strongly gadolinium contrast agent enhancing. Histopathologic examination after surgical removal identified the tumor as hemangiopericytoma, which rarely occurs in the orbit...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803829/the-vascular-niche-regulates-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-lodgment-and-expansion-via-klf6a-ccl25b
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Yuanyuan Xue, Junhua Lv, Chunxia Zhang, Lu Wang, Dongyuan Ma, Feng Liu
In mammals, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) rapidly expand in the fetal liver (FL), but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, we characterize zebrafish caudal hematopoietic tissue (CHT) and identify an important cellular and molecular mechanism of HSPC expansion. Time-lapse imaging showed that HSPCs localize adjacent to vascular endothelial cells (ECs), and their migration and expansion display caudal vein-specific orientation in the CHT. RNA sequencing and functional analysis identified that an EC-expressed transcription factor, Krüppel-like factor 6a (Klf6a), is essential for the CHT niche...
August 9, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803750/motor-cortex-and-spinal-cord-neuromodulation-promote-corticospinal-tract-axonal-outgrowth-and-motor-recovery-after-cervical-contusion-spinal-cord-injury
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N Zareen, M Shinozaki, D Ryan, H Alexander, A Amer, D Truong, N Khadka, A Sarkar, S Naeem, M Bikson, J Martin
Cervical injuries are the most common form of SCI. In this study, we used a neuromodulatory approach to promote skilled movement recovery and repair of the corticospinal tract (CST) after a moderately severe C4 midline contusion in adult rats. We used bilateral epidural intermittent theta burst (iTBS) electrical stimulation of motor cortex to promote CST axonal sprouting and cathodal trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) to enhance spinal cord activation to motor cortex stimulation after injury. We used Finite Element Method (FEM) modeling to direct tsDCS to the cervical enlargement...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800952/the-best-single-measurement-for-assessing-splenomegaly-in-patients-with-cirrhotic-liver-morphology
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Zachary Nuffer, Thomas Marini, Andrey Rupasov, Stephen Kwak, Shweta Bhatt
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: There is little agreement within the radiology literature as to the best single measurement for assessing splenomegaly. In this study, we evaluate the correlation of multiple unidirectional measurements of the spleen with splenic volume in patients with cirrhotic liver morphology on computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Splenic volume was retrospectively calculated from CT examinations of 179 adult patients, 47 of whom were approved as renal donors, and 132 of whom were referred for various other indications, and were found to have cirrhotic liver morphology on CT...
August 8, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800615/pitx3-and-en1-determine-the-size-and-molecular-programming-of-the-dopaminergic-neuronal-pool
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Willemieke M Kouwenhoven, Lars von Oerthel, Marten P Smidt
Mesodiencephalic dopaminergic (mdDA) neurons are located in the ventral midbrain. These neurons form the substantia nigra (SNc) and the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Two transcription factors that play important roles in the process of terminal differentiation and subset-specification of mdDA neurons, are paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 3 (Pitx3), and homeobox transcription factor Engrailed 1 (En1). We previously investigated the single Pitx3KO and En1KO and observed important changes in the survival of mdDA neurons of the SNc and VTA as well as altered expression of pivotal rostral- and caudal-markers, Ahd2 and Cck, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799855/surgical-management-of-cervical-spine-deformity-in-chondrodysplasia-punctata
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Nobuhito Morota, Satoshi Ihara, Hideki Ogiwara, Goichiro Tamura
OBJECTIVE Chondrodysplasia punctata (CDP), a rare skeletal dysplasia, can lead to cervical spine instability and deformity. However, an optimal neurosurgical intervention has yet to be established. Thus, a retrospective study was conducted to assess the efficacy of various surgical interventions for children with CDP. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed 9 cases of CDP in which cervical decompression with or without posterior fusion was performed between April 2007 and May 2016. Patient demographics, preoperative clinical conditions, radiographic findings, surgical procedures, and the postoperative course were analyzed in detail...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799128/the-influence-of-epidural-catheter-on-the-incidence-of-intravascular-injection-during-caudal-block
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Jin Young Lee, Sung Hyun Lee, Woo Seog Sim, Duk Kyung Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Hyo Min Yun, Hue Jung Park
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of epidural catheters on the incidence of intravascular injection and to identify possible predictors of intravascular injection in patients undergoing a caudal block using fluoroscopy. METHODS: A total of 154 patients scheduled to receive a caudal block were randomized into group N (those without epidural catheter) or group C (those with epidural catheter). Demographic and clinical data were recorded and analyzed...
August 10, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796547/do-superior-or-inferior-interlaminar-approach-or-bevel-orientation-predispose-to-nonepidural-needle-penetration
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Nicholas A Koontz, Richard H Wiggins, Gregory J Stoddard, Lubdha M Shah
OBJECTIVE: There is a paucity of evidence-based literature regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the interlaminar approach and needle bevel orientation for performing a lumbar interlaminar epidural steroid injection (ESI). The purpose of this study was to determine if superior versus inferior lamina approach, needle bevel tip orientation, or both may predispose to inadvertent nonepidural penetration during lumbar interlaminar ESI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was performed of patients with low back pain with or without radicular pain or neurogenic claudication referred for lumbar interlaminar ESI...
August 10, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796253/tnf-signaling-and-macrophages-govern-fin-regeneration-in-zebrafish-larvae
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Mai Nguyen-Chi, Béryl Laplace-Builhé, Jana Travnickova, Patricia Luz-Crawford, Gautier Tejedor, Georges Lutfalla, Karima Kissa, Christian Jorgensen, Farida Djouad
Macrophages are essential for appendage regeneration after amputation in regenerative species. The molecular mechanisms through which macrophages orchestrate blastema formation and regeneration are still unclear. Here, we use the genetically tractable and transparent zebrafish larvae to study the functions of polarized macrophage subsets during caudal fin regeneration. After caudal fin amputation, we show an early and transient accumulation of pro-inflammatory macrophages concomitant with the accumulation of non-inflammatory macrophages which, in contrast to pro-inflammatory macrophages, remain associated to the fin until the end of the regeneration...
August 10, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795472/does-ultrasound-guidance-add-accuracy-to-continuous-caudal-epidural-catheter-placements-in-neonates-and-infants
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Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Ankit P Desai, Kiran A Puranik
BACKGROUND: Caudo-lumbar and caudo-thoracic epidural anesthesia is an established technique that carries a low risk of dural puncture or spinal cord trauma in infants. Traditionally catheter advancement is based on external measurements. However, malpositioning of catheters are known to occur. We hypothesized that caudal-epidural catheters inserted under real-time ultrasound guidance may be more accurate than the accuracy of the measurements traditionally used for their placement. METHODS: We studied 25 patients, aged 2 days to 5 months, posted for abdominal or thoracic surgery, receiving general anesthesia followed by caudo-epidural continuous block...
August 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794440/vitellogenin-induction-in-caudal-fin-of-guppy-poecilia-reticulata-as-a-less-invasive-and-sensitive-biomarker-for-environmental-estrogens
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Jun Wang, Shuwei Ma, Zhenzhong Zhang, Mingyi Zheng, Yifei Dong, Shaoguo Ru
Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is an ideal model for studying environmental estrogens, and its large caudal fin has a high capacity to regenerate. This study analyzed the feasibility of caudal fin for detecting vitellogenin (Vtg), the most commonly used biomarker of environmental estrogens. Firstly, a sandwich ELISA for guppy Vtg was developed using purified lipovitellin and its antibody and it had a working range of 7.8-1000 ng/mL and detection limit of 3.1 ng/mL. The ELISA was used to detect tissue distribution of Vtg...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791699/restricted-co-localization-of-glutamate-and-dopamine-in-neurons-of-the-adult-sea-lamprey-brain
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B Fernández-López, D Sobrido-Cameán, R Anadón, M C Rodicio, A Barreiro-Iglesias
Co-localization of dopamine with other classical neurotransmitters in the same neuron is a common phenomenon in the brain of vertebrates. In mammals, some dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area and the hypothalamus have a glutamatergic co-phenotype. However, information on the presence of this type of dopaminergic neurons in other vertebrate groups is very scant. Here, we aimed to provide new insights on the evolution of this neuronal co-phenotype by studying the presence of a dual dopaminergic/glutamatergic neuron phenotype in the central nervous system of lampreys...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790899/sensory-processing-in-the-dorsolateral-striatum-the-contribution-of-thalamostriatal-pathways
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Kevin D Alloway, Jared B Smith, Todd M Mowery, Glenn D R Watson
The dorsal striatum has two functionally-defined subdivisions: a dorsomedial striatum (DMS) region involved in mediating goal-directed behaviors that require conscious effort, and a dorsolateral striatum (DLS) region involved in the execution of habitual behaviors in a familiar sensory context. Consistent with its presumed role in forming stimulus-response (S-R) associations, neurons in DLS receive massive inputs from sensorimotor cortex and are responsive to both active and passive sensory stimulation. While several studies have established that corticostriatal inputs contribute to the stimulus-induced responses observed in the DLS, there is growing awareness that the thalamus has a significant role in conveying sensory-related information to DLS and other parts of the striatum...
2017: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
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