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Kidney anatomy

Michael E Hall, Jennifer H Jordan, Luis A Juncos, W Gregory Hundley, John E Hall
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, a non-invasive modality that provides anatomic and physiologic information, is increasingly used for diagnosis of pathophysiologic conditions and for understanding renal physiology in humans. Although functional MR imaging methods were pioneered to investigate the brain, they also offer powerful techniques for investigation of other organ systems such as the kidneys. However, imaging the kidneys provides unique challenges due to potential complications from contrast agents. Therefore, development of non-contrast techniques to study kidney anatomy and physiology is important...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
Musallam Abukhalil, Osama Mehjez, Mohammed Aladdam, Bettina Bottcher, Sobhi Skaik, Mohammed Matter
BACKGROUND: In 2013, al-Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip, introduced an assessment programme for potential kidney donors on the basis of medical and radiological evaluation. The aims of this study and an associated clinical audit were to examine the final outcome of the potential live kidney donors assessment programme, to review the findings and determine the level of accuracy of the radiological evaluations, to assess the completeness and standard of radiological record keeping, and to evaluate adherence to guidelines...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
Vikas Gupta, Yibing Wang, Alejandra Méndez Romero, Andriy Myronenko, Petr Jordan, Calvin Maurer, Ben Heijmen, Mischa Hoogeman
PURPOSE: To validate a novel deformable image registration (DIR) method for online adaptation of planning organ-at-risk (OAR) delineations to match daily anatomy during hypo-fractionated RT of abdominal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For 20 liver cancer patients, planning OAR delineations were adapted to daily anatomy using the DIR on corresponding repeat CTs. The DIR's accuracy was evaluated for the entire cohort by comparing adapted and expert-drawn OAR delineations using geometric (Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC), Modified Hausdorff Distance (MHD) and Mean Surface Error (MSE)) and dosimetric (Dmax and Dmean ) measures...
March 8, 2018: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Federica Vernuccio, Raj Gondalia, Susan Churchill, Mustafa R Bashir, Daniele Marin
Proper pre- and post-transplant diagnostic imaging work-up is fundamental in ensuring a successful outcome for renal transplantation. Despite exposure to ionizing radiation, CT has high spatial resolution and is a widely available and fast imaging technique. CT is performed routinely to delineate the anatomy of the kidney, relevant vasculature, and urinary collecting system in the living donor, to assess the iliac vessels in potential recipients prior to surgery, and to assess early and late-term post-transplant complications...
March 5, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Cosimo Bleve, Valeria Bucci, Maria Luisa Conighi, Francesco Battaglino, Lorenzo Costa, Lorella Fasoli, Elisa Zolpi, Salvatore Fabio Chiarenza
Horseshoe kidney (HSK) is a congenital defect of the urinary tract that occurs in 0.25% of the general population. Laparoscopic Vascular Hitch (LVH) according to Hellstrom-Chapman represent an alternative approach in treatment of extrinsic hydronephrosis by crossing vessels (CV) in pediatric age. In our Department from 2006 to 2016, 36 children with extrinsic-Uretero-Pelvic-Junction (UPJ)-Obstruction (UPJO) underwent laparoscopic vessels transposition. Over the last 4years, we have treated three patients with extrinsic hydronephrosis in HSK; two males and one female respectively of 6, 7 and 8years...
December 13, 2017: La Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica: Medical and Surgical Pediatrics
Priya Outtandy, Claire Russell, Robert Kleta, Detlef Bockenhauer
Kidney disease is a global problem with around three million people diagnosed in the UK alone and the incidence is rising. Research is critical to develop better treatments. Animal models can help to better understand the pathophysiology behind the various kidney diseases and to screen for therapeutic compounds, but the use especially of mammalian models should be minimised in the interest of animal welfare. Zebrafish are increasingly used, as they are genetically tractable and have a basic renal anatomy comparable to mammalian kidneys with glomerular filtration and tubular filtration processing...
March 3, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Wolf B Kratzert, Eva K Boyd, Johanna C Schwarzenberger
Survival of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) has improved significantly over the last 2 decades, leading to an increase in hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions of these patients. Whereas most of the ICU admissions in the past were related to perioperative management, the incidence of medical emergencies from long-term sequelae of palliative or corrective surgical treatment of these patients is rising. Intensivists now are confronted with patients who not only have complex anatomy after congenital cardiac surgery, but also complex pathophysiology due to decades of living with abnormal cardiac anatomy and diseases of advanced age...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Tara Nikonow Morgan, Mohammed Shahait, Avinash Maganty, Michael C Ost, Stephen V Jackman, Timothy D Averch, Michelle Jo Semins
BACKGROUND: To describe the clinical characteristics, infectious and kidney function patterns, and overall outcomes in a cohort of patients with staghorn calculi treated conservatively. METHODS: Staghorn calculi treated non-operatively between January 2009 and January 2017 were identified. A retrospective analysis was completed. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients were identified with median age of 74 (IQR 61-81). Mean follow-up was 24 months. Fifty nine percent (17/29) had complete staghorn calculi with 6/29 (21%) bilateral...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Endourology
Philip Edgcumbe, Rohit Singla, Philip Pratt, Caitlin Schneider, Christopher Nguan, Robert Rohling
A projector-based augmented reality intracorporeal system (PARIS) is presented that includes a miniature tracked projector, tracked marker, and laparoscopic ultrasound (LUS) transducer. PARIS was developed to improve the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). In particular, it has been demonstrated to effectively assist in the identification of tumor boundaries during surgery and to improve the surgeon's understanding of the underlying anatomy. PARIS achieves this by displaying the orthographic projection of the cancerous tumor on the kidney's surface...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
Kaitlin M Ford, Sara Smolinski, Juan Carlos Perez Lozada
Adrenal vein development in utero occurs concurrently with the development of the inferior vena cava, the renal veins, and the gonadal veins. The embryologic formation of these veins involves communication of various venous systems. Although the left adrenal-renal vein complex is most commonly described as a shared emptying of the left adrenal vein and the left inferior phrenic vein into the left renal vein, there have been reports of numerous anatomic variations of this complex. In this report, we present a case of a rare variant of the left adrenal vein, in which the left adrenal vein empties into the left gonadal vein, which takes an atypical course superolateral to the left kidney...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Anukul Taweechaipaisankul, Geon A Kim, Jun-Xue Jin, Su Cheong Yeom, Byeong Chun Lee
Due to their close similarities with humans in anatomy, physiology and genetics and handling advantages, miniature pigs are becoming a very attractive model for biomedical research. The purpose of this study was to establish and evaluate blood type O cells derived from Korean native pig (KNP), a typical miniature pig breed in Korea. Total 10 cell lines derived from 8 KNP piglets, adult KNP female pig (kidney and ear tissues) were established. To confirm the blood type O, genomic DNA, fucosyltransferase (FUT) expression and immunofluorescence staining were examined...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Science
Stephan Rodrigo Marticorena Garcia, Markus Grossmann, Sophia Theresa Lang, Manh Nguyen Trong, Michael Schultz, Jing Guo, Bernd Hamm, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack, Heiko Tzschätzsch
The purpose of this study was to analyze full-field-of-view maps of renal shear wave speed (SWS) measured by time-harmonic elastography (THE) in healthy volunteers in terms of reproducibility, regional variation and physiologic effects. The kidneys of 37 healthy volunteers were investigated by multifrequency THE. The complete renal parenchyma, as well as cortex and medulla, was analyzed. A subgroup was investigated to test reproducibility (n = 3). Significant differences between SWS in cortex, medulla and full parenchyma were observed (2...
February 22, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
M A Momin, M N A Abdullah, M S Reza
Renal scintigraphy is an imaging method that uses small amount of radioactive materials called radiotracers, a Gamma camera and a computer to evaluate kidney functions and its anatomy. The present work reports the comparison of the relative renal functions (RRF) calculated with technetium-99m dimercaptosuccinic acid (99m Tc‑DMSA) and technetium-99m diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (99m Tc‑DTPA) for kidney patients of ages between 5 months and 71 years. A total of 50 patients including 29 male and 21 female has been selected and studied for renography...
January 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Donika Plyku, Esther Mena, Steven P Rowe, Martin A Lodge, Zsolt Szabo, Steve Y Cho, Martin G Pomper, George Sgouros, Robert F Hobbs
PURPOSE: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), a type-II integral membrane protein highly expressed in prostate cancer, has been extensively used as a target for imaging and therapy. Among the available PET radiotracers, the low molecular weight agents that bind to PSMA are proving particularly effective. We present the dosimetry results for18 F-DCFPyL in nine patients with metastatic prostate cancer. METHODS: Nine patients were imaged using sequential PET/CT scans at approximately 1, 12, 35 and 70 min, and a final PET/CT scan at approximately 120 min after intravenous administration of 321 ± 8 MBq (8...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Ophélie Cojean, Claire Vergneau-Grosset, Isabelle Masseau
Captive leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) often present to the exotic clinic for gastrointestinal impactions, follicular stasis, or dystocia. To our knowledge, normal ultrasonographic anatomy of these lizards has not been described. The objectives of this prospective, anatomic, analytical study were to develop ultrasound techniques for this species and to describe the normal sonographic anatomy of the head, coelomic cavity, and tail. Eleven, healthy, female leopard geckos were included. A linear array 13-18 MHz transducer was used...
February 19, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
J A Quadri, S Sarwar, A Sinha, M Kalaivani, A K Dinda, A Bagga, T S Roy, T K Das, A Shariff
The susceptibility of the kidneys to fluoride toxicity can largely be attributed to its anatomy and function. As the filtrate moves along the complex tubular structure of each nephron, it is concentrated in the proximal and distal tubules and collecting duct. It has been frequently observed that the children suffering from renal impairments also have some symptoms of dental and skeletal fluorosis. The findings suggest that fluoride somehow interferes with renal anatomy and physiology, which may lead to renal pathogenesis...
January 1, 2018: Human & Experimental Toxicology
Bruno Oliveira, Sandro Queirós, Pedro Morais, Helena R Torres, João Gomes-Fonseca, Jaime C Fonseca, João L Vilaça
Anatomical evaluation of multiple abdominal and thoracic organs is generally performed with computed tomography images. Owing to the large field-of-view of these images, automatic segmentation strategies are typically required, facilitating the clinical evaluation. Multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) strategies have been widely used with this process, requiring multiple alignments between the target image and the set of known datasets, and subsequently fusing the alignment results to obtain the final segmentation...
February 2, 2018: Medical Image Analysis
Jaspreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Varma, Makarand Mishra
Large staghorn calculi in unascended pelvic kidneys and in normally located kidneys with anatomy unsuitable for percutaneous nephrolithotomy have to be treated via pyelolithotomy. When performed laparoscopically, the extraction of these staghorn calculi, without extending skin incision at the port site is challenging. We describe the successful use of laparoscopic laser lithotripsy, intracorporeally, with the entrapped calculus inside the endocatch bag, for fragmentation and retrieval without extension of skin incision...
January 2018: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
João Arthur Brunhara, Paulo Renato Marcelo Moscardi, Marcos Figueiredo Mello, Hiury Silva Andrade, Paulo Afonso Carvalho, Bruno Nicolino Cezarino, Francisco Tibor Dénes, Roberto Iglesias Lopes
OBJECTIVE: to assess the feasibility and outcomes of laparoscopic pyeloplasty in children with complex ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) and compare to children with iso-lated UPJO without associated urinary tract abnormalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Medical records of 82 consecutive children submitted to transperitoneal laparoscopic pyeloplasty in a 12-year period were reviewed. Eleven cases were con-sidered complex, consisting of atypical anatomy including horseshoe kidneys in 6 patients, pelvic kidneys in 3 patients, and a duplex collecting system in 2 patients...
January 26, 2018: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
Simon Hein, Dominik Stefan Schoeb, Ingo Grunwald, Katharina Richter, Jörg Haberstroh, Maximilian Seidl, Peter Bronsert, Ulrich Wetterauer, Martin Schoenthaler, Arkadiusz Miernik
PURPOSE: To evaluate the viability and biocompatibility of a novel, patented bioadhesive system for intrarenal embedding and retrieval of residual fragments after endoscopic lithotripsy. Complete stone clearance via active removal of residual fragments (RF) after intracorporeal laser lithotripsy may be time-consuming and fail in many cases. Therefore, the novel adhesive has been developed and evaluated for the first time in an in vivo pig model in the present work. METHODS: Four female domestic pigs underwent flexible ureteroscopy (RIRS) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) under general anesthesia (8 kidneys, 4 × RIRS, 4 × PNL) evaluating the bioadhesive system...
January 24, 2018: World Journal of Urology
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