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Idiopathic Microscopic Colitis of Rhesus Macaques: Quantitative Assessment of Colonic Mucosa
In this study, we developed an isotropic uniform random sampling method to evaluate macroscopic and microscopic changes and applied it on proximal ascending colon in monkeys. Colonic tissue and peripheral blood specimens were collected from six MC and six control juvenile macaques at necropsy. Uniform random samples were collected from the colon using punch biopsy tools. The volume of epithelium and lamina propria were estimated in thick (25 µm) sections using point probes and normalized to the area of muscularis mucosae. Our data suggests a significant increase of the Vs of the lamina propria (1.9‐fold, P = 0.02) and e...
Source: The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist - June 19, 2013 Category: Anatomy Authors: Amir Ardeshir, Karen L. Oslund, Frank Ventimiglia, Joann Yee, Nicholas W. Lerche, Dallas M. Hyde Tags: Full Length Article Source Type: research
Assessment of Coronary Artery Stenosis by Coronary Angiography: A Head-to-Head Comparison With Pathological Coronary Artery Anatomy [Coronary Artery Disease]
Conclusions— The accuracy of CCA is quite high in detecting coronary artery stenosis in patients- and vessels-based levels. However, the diagnosis ability decreased in more severe and complex lesions, especially for distal segments. (Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jiangping, S., Zhe, Z., Wei, W., Yunhu, S., Jie, H., Hongyue, W., Hong, Z., Shengshou, H. Tags: Coronary imaging: angiography/ultrasound/Doppler/CC Coronary Artery Disease Source Type: research
Isolated Conduction Within the Left His-Purkenje System During Sinus Rhythm and Idiopathic Left Ventricle Tachycardia: Findings From Mapping the Whole Conduction System [Original Articles]
Conclusions— During SR, isolated conduction within the HPS is demonstrated by documenting the reverse activation sequence with its surrounding myocardium. During ILVT, the earliest retrograde presystolic potentials were usually recorded at the middle segment of left posterior fascicle, and the isolated conduction within the HPS remained. (Source: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology)
Source: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology - June 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Long, D.-Y., Dong, J.-Z., Sang, C.-H., Jiang, C.-X., Tang, R.-B., Yan, Q., Yu, R.-H., Li, S.-N., Yao, Y., Ning, M., Lin, T., Salim, M., Du, X., Ma, C.-S. Tags: Myocardial cardiomyopathy disease, Ablation/ICD/surgery Original Articles Source Type: research
Contemporary Outcomes of Supraventricular Tachycardia Ablation in Congenital Heart Disease: A Single-Center Experience in 116 Patients [Original Articles]
Conclusions— The combination of remote magnetic navigation, 3D-image integration, and electroanatomic mapping system facilitated safe and feasible ablation with very low fluoroscopy exposure even in patients with complex anomalies. (Source: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology)
Source: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology - June 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ueda, A., Suman-Horduna, I., Mantziari, L., Gujic, M., Marchese, P., Ho, S. Y., Babu-Narayan, S. V., Ernst, S. Tags: Electrophysiology, Ablation/ICD/surgery, Pediatric and congenital heart disease, including cardiovascular surgery Original Articles Source Type: research
Mathematical model of the anatomy and fibre orientation field of the left ventricle of the heart
Conclusions: Our analysis shows that the band concept can generate realistic anisotropy of the LV. Our model shows good qualitative agreement between the simulated fibre orientation field and the experimental data on LV anisotropy, and the model can be used for various numerical simulations to study the effects of anisotropy on cardiac excitation and mechanical function. (Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine)
Source: BioMedical Engineering OnLine - June 18, 2013 Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Sergey PravdinVitaly BerdyshevAlexander PanfilovLeonid KatsnelsonOlga SolovyovaVladimir Markhasin Source Type: research
Heart sounds: are you listening? Part 1.
Abstract All nurses should have an understanding of heart sounds and be proficient in cardiac auscultation. Unfortunately, this skill is not part of many nursing school curricula, nor is it necessarily a required skillfor employment. Yet, being able to listen and accurately describe heart sounds has tangible benefits to the patient, as it is an integral part of a complete cardiac assessment. In this two-part article, I will review the fundamentals of cardiac auscultation, how cardiac anatomy and physiology relate to heart sounds, and describe the various heart sounds. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned nurse,...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing - June 17, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Reimer-Kent J Tags: Can J Cardiovasc Nurs Source Type: research
Meet the face behind Boston Children’s Hand Transplant Program
Amir Taghinia, MD As a child, Amir Taghinia, MD, was fascinated by the mechanics behind how things worked. “I was always taking things apart and trying to fix them,” says Taghinia, surgical director of Boston Children’s Hospital’s newly launched Hand Transplant Program. “I ruined more than one toy truck back in the day, but it never upset me much. For me, the excitement of seeing how the individual parts worked together, and the challenge of trying to re-create it, was more fun than the toy anyway. ” It’s a fascination that would stay with Taghinia from grade school to medical schoo...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 17, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tripp Underwood Tags: All posts Research Amir Taghinia hand transplant limb transplant Pediatric hand transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news
Quadricuspid aortic valve: an unusual cause of aortic regurgitation in rheumatoid arthritis
A 44-year-old woman with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis presented with exertional breathlessness since the last 3 months; cardiovascular examination revealed a decrescendo diastolic murmur along the left upper sternal border. A transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram revealed normal sized left ventricle, normal ventricular systolic function and a quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) with mild aortic regurgitation (figure 1A,B; supplementary video 1). A 3D echocardiographic reconstruction was performed which clearly delineated the anatomy of the quadricupid aortic valve with four equal sized cusps forming the c...
Source: Heart Asia - June 17, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sharma, J., Kapoor, A., Kumar, S. Tags: Images in cardiovascular medicine Source Type: research
Cellular Neuroinflammation in a Lateral Forceps Compression Model of Spinal Cord Injury
ABSTRACT Postinjury inflammation has been implicated in secondary degeneration following injury to the spinal cord. The cellular inflammatory response to injury has not been described in the lateral compression injury model, although various types of compression injuries account for ∼20% of human spinal cord injuries (SCI). Here, we used forceps to induce a moderate compression injury to the thoracic spinal cord of female Sprague‐Dawley rats. We evaluated innate and adaptive components of the inflammatory response at various times postinjury using immunohistochemical techniques. We show that components of innate immuni...
Source: The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist - June 17, 2013 Category: Anatomy Authors: Chloe N. Vaughn, Julia L. Iafrate, Jessica B. Henley, Edward K. Stevenson, Igor G. Shlifer, T. Bucky Jones Tags: Full Length Article Source Type: research
Quantitative examination of the bottlenose dolphin cerebellum
This study is part of a continuing effort toward providing explicit descriptions of cetacean neuroanatomy to support the interpretation of behavioral studies on cetacean cognition. Anat Rec, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist)
Source: The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist - June 17, 2013 Category: Anatomy Authors: Alicia Hanson, William Grisham, Colleen Sheh, Jacopo Annese, Sam Ridgway Tags: Full Length Article Source Type: research
Minimally Invasive Pyeloplasty in Horseshoe Kidneys with Ureteropelvic Junction obstruction: A case series
Conclusions MIS repair of UPJ obstruction in horseshoe kidneys is feasible and safe. Although excellent short-term clinical success is achieved, radiographic success may be lower than MIS pyeloplasty in heterotopic kidneys, possibly due to inherent differences in anatomy. Larger studies are needed to evaluate MIS pyeloplasty in this population. (Source: International Braz J Urol)
Source: International Braz J Urol - June 16, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
A patient with ischemic symptoms presents with left coronary artery-to-right ventricle fistula and agenesis of the right coronary artery.
In this report, we present a 14-year-old male patient with ischemic symptoms, a left coronary artery to right ventricle fistula and agenesis of the right coronary artery. The anatomy of the coronary arteriovenous fistula was determined in detail through a dual source CT coronary angiography. The patient underwent open cardiac surgery because of ischemic symptoms and a residual fistula was detected after the surgery. PMID: 23760124 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi)
Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi - June 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Genç B, Solak A, Doksöz O, Tavlı V Tags: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars Source Type: research
Birdbooker Report 274 | @GrrlScientist
Compiled by an ardent bibliophile, this week's report includes Pterosaurs: Natural History, Evolution, Anatomy; Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor; Birdfinding in British Columbia; and Birds of the Sierra Nevada: Their Natural History, Status, and Distribution; all of which were recently published in North America and the UK.Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky,My pile of books is a mile high.How I love them! How I need them!I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. ~ Arnold Lobel [1933-1987] author of many popular children's books. Compiled by Ian "Birdbooker" Paulsen, the Bird...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk Science Source Type: news
Fluoroscopy for transpedicular screw placement in scoliosis: to what extent can radiation exposure be reduced by the freehand technique?
CONCLUSION: The amount of ionizing radiation transmitted to the patient and the surgical team can be reduced by freehand insertion, confirmation of screw position by AP and lateral fluoroscopic views including more than one segment, the use of K-wires as a guide in spinal segments with abnormal pedicular anatomy and neuromonitorization of the patient during the surgical correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. PMID: 23756973 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - June 16, 2013 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Ege T, Bilgic S, Koca K, Oguz E, Kilic E, Kose O, Sehırlıoglu A, Kazanci A, Ersen O Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research
Anatomy of vegetative organs of Scutellaria agrestis, a medicinal plant cultivated by riverine populations of the Brazilian Amazon
This study aimed to characterize the anatomy and to make histochemical analysis on vegetative organs of S. agrestis. Samples of the leaf, stem and root were collected from five plants cultivated by the communities located in the Solimões river, Amazon. These samples were fixed and prepared following standard techniques for scanning electron microscopy and for light microscopy. Histochemical tests were carried out on sections to detect the main classes of compounds present in the secretion. Numerous glandular trichomes are seen in both leaf and stem of S. agrestis. The leaves are amphi-hypostomatics and show dorsiventral m...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia - June 15, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Plinia edulis - leaf architecture and scanning electron micrographs
Many species of Myrtaceae, including Plinia edulis (Vell.) Sobral (cambucá), have pharmacological properties and are used as hypoglycemiants and therapeutic agents against stomach problems and throat infections. Samples were collected from Tijuca Forest in Rio de Janeiro, and the morpho-anatomical data were compared with other specimens obtained from Trindade, Paraty, found in the literature. Variations in leaf anatomy were observed, and the possible causes for these effects are discussed. The plant material collected from Tijuca Forest was analyzed using scanning electron and optical microscopy. Histochemical tests were ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia - June 15, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Interaction between cognitive and motor cortico-basal ganglia loops during decision making: a computational study
In a previous modeling study, Leblois et al. (2006) demonstrated an action selection mechanism in cortico-basal ganglia loops based on competition between the positive feedback, direct pathway through the striatum and the negative feedback, hyperdirect pathway through the subthalamic nucleus. The present study investigates how multiple level action selection could be performed by the basal ganglia. To do this, the model is extended in a manner consistent with known anatomy and electrophysiology in three main areas. First, two-level decision making has been incorporated, with a cognitive level selecting based on cue shape a...
Source: Journal of Neurophysiology - June 15, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Guthrie, M., Leblois, A., Garenne, A., Boraud, T. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
The Superficial Glia Limitans of Mouse and Monkey Brain and Spinal Cord
ABSTRACT Using the double immunostaining method, the glia limitans on the surfaces of mouse and monkey brain and spinal cord were studied systematically. The results showed that the superficial glia limitans of mouse brain and spinal cord comprise a layer of surface astrocytes, while the glia limitans of monkey comprise a layer of foot‐plates from marginal regions as described in histology and neuroscience textbooks. These surface astrocytes first appear at embryonic day (E)16 in spinal cord and at E17 on the ventral surface of the brain. At postnatal day (P)1, a layer of astrocytes covered the outermost regions of the s...
Source: The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist - June 14, 2013 Category: Anatomy Authors: Xiaofeng Liu, Zhaohuan Zhang, Wei Guo, Geoffrey Burnstock, Cheng He, Zhenghua Xiang Tags: Cover Image Source Type: research
Anatomical knowledge among medieval folk artists: osteological interpretation of two Dance of Death motifs.
This article is an anthropological study of two medieval Dance of Death frescoes that are unusual in being relatively early as well as accurately datable. A comparative morphological analysis of the two late 15th century works present in Istria has been conducted. The two works were painted by two local masters and show how the artists filled the gaps in their knowledge of human anatomy mostly with insights into animal bones and imagination. Their artworks, even though only 16 years apart, demonstrate substantial differences in the representation of the skeletons. The article argues that the history of medicine and of art...
Source: Journal of Anatomy - June 14, 2013 Category: Anatomy Authors: Petaros A, Culina T, Suran A, Skrobonja A Tags: J Anat Source Type: research
A femur fracture reduction method based on anatomy of the contralateral side
In this report, we describe a method to rebuild the original femur based on the contralateral side as the reference after ascertaining the bilateral symmetry of the body. The method was tested on animals using the spine model and the experimental results are discussed briefly. (Source: Computers in Biology and Medicine)
Source: Computers in Biology and Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Bioinformatics Authors: Lei Hu, Jie Zhang, Changsheng Li, Yun Wang, Yan Yang, Peifu Tang, Liming Fang, Lihai Zhang, Hailong Du, Liquan Wang Source Type: research
Late diagnosis of fetal central nervous system anomalies following a normal second trimester anatomy scan
ConclusionsFetal brain continues to evolve throughout gestation, and therefore, some of the CNS anomalies can be diagnosed only during late second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Consequently, in patients who have a third trimester scan for any reason, assessment of the fetal CNS should be considered. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: Prenatal Diagnosis)
Source: Prenatal Diagnosis - June 13, 2013 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Y. Yinon, E. Katorza, D. I. Nassie, E. Ben‐Meir, L. Gindes, C. Hoffmann, S. Lipitz, R. Achiron, B. Weisz Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Recommendations for the echocardiographic assessment of native valvular regurgitation: an executive summary from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
Valvular regurgitation represents an important cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Echocardiography has become the primary non-invasive imaging method for the evaluation of valvular regurgitation. The echocardiographic assessment of valvular regurgitation should integrate the quantification of the regurgitation, assessment of the valve anatomy and function, as well as the consequences of valvular disease on cardiac chambers. In clinical practice, the management of patients with valvular regurgitation thus largely integrates the results of echocardiography. It is crucial to provide standards that aim at establi...
Source: European Journal of Echocardiography - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lancellotti, P., Tribouilloy, C., Hagendorff, A., Popescu, B. A., Edvardsen, T., Pierard, L. A., Badano, L., Zamorano, J. L., On behalf of the Scientific Document Committee of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging: Thor Edvardsen, Oliver Brud Tags: RECOMMENDATIONS Source Type: research
Left atrial volumetry from routine diagnostic work up prior to pulmonary vein ablation is a good predictor of freedom from atrial fibrillation
Conclusion LA volume assessed by MDCT is a better predictor of AF recurrence after PVA than echocardiograpic LA diameter and can be derived from the pre-procedural imaging data set. (Source: European Journal of Echocardiography)
Source: European Journal of Echocardiography - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sohns, C., Sohns, J. M., Vollmann, D., Luthje, L., Bergau, L., Dorenkamp, M., Zwaka, P. A., Hasenfuss, G., Lotz, J., Zabel, M. Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS Source Type: research
Cardiac magnetic resonance-derived anatomy, scar, and dyssynchrony fused with fluoroscopy to guide LV lead placement in cardiac resynchronization therapy: a comparison with acute haemodynamic measures and echocardiographic reverse remodelling
Conclusion CMR guidance compared well when validated against the AHR. Lead placement was possible in the CMR target region in most patients with an AHR comparable with the best achieved in any CS branch. The chronic response was significantly better in patients paced in a CMR target segment. These results suggest that CMR guidance may represent a clinically useful tool for CRT. (Source: European Journal of Echocardiography)
Source: European Journal of Echocardiography - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Shetty, A. K., Duckett, S. G., Ginks, M. R., Ma, Y., Sohal, M., Bostock, J., Kapetanakis, S., Singh, J. P., Rhode, K., Wright, M., O'Neill, M. D., Gill, J. S., Carr-White, G., Razavi, R., Rinaldi, C. A. Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS Source Type: research
Total cavopulmonary connection in patients with apicocaval juxtaposition: optimal conduit route using preoperative angiogram and flow simulation [CONGENITAL]
CONCLUSIONS In patients with ACJ, placement of a straighter and shorter conduit on the ventricular apical side provides better laminar blood flow with less energy loss. However, conduit compression and kinking are far more detrimental to the Fontan circulation. A preoperative IVC-index is pivotal for avoiding these factors and deciding the optimal conduit route. (Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Yoshida, M., Menon, P. G., Chrysostomou, C., Pekkan, K., Wearden, P. D., Oshima, Y., Okita, Y., Morell, V. O. Tags: CONGENITAL Source Type: research
Results of high-risk endovascular procedures in patients with non-dissected thoracic aortic pathology: intermediate outcomes [AORTIC SURGERY]
CONCLUSIONS Mid-term outcome after TEVAR does not differ between patients with favourable and unfavourable landing zone anatomy in terms of aorta-related survival. However, the more frequent need for secondary intervention warrants a more rigorous follow-up after TEVAR in patients with unfavourable anatomy. (Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Rylski, B., Blanke, P., Siepe, M., Kari, F. A., Euringer, W., Sudkamp, M., Beyersdorf, F. Tags: AORTIC SURGERY Source Type: research
Late complications and distal growth rates of Marfan aortas after proximal aortic repair [AORTIC SURGERY]
CONCLUSIONS Late distal complication rates are low for patients initially presenting with aneurysms. The risk of late distal reoperation is dictated by the initial pathology and by the presence of an initial dissection and not by faster distal aortic growth. Strategies to completely restore a non-dissected anatomy might improve late surgical outcome in Marfan's syndrome. (Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Kari, F. A., Russe, M. F., Peter, P., Blanke, P., Rylski, B., Euringer, W., Beyersdorf, F., Siepe, M. Tags: AORTIC SURGERY Source Type: research
Does the anatomy of mitral paravalvular leakage increase the risk of device embolization in percutenous treatment modalities? [LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]
(Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Durukan, A. B., Gurbuz, H. A., Ucar, H. I., Yorgancioglu, C. Tags: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Sheathless transcatheter aortic valve implantation via the direct aortic approach
We present the first reported case of a direct aortic TAVR using a sheathless technique in order to provide sufficient distance to safely deliver the prosthesis. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Paul Antonis, Robert Gooley, Randall Moshinsky, Ian T Meredith Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Patent foramen ovale closure with the Gore Septal Occluder (GSO); Initial UK experience
Conclusions: The GORE septal occluder is an effective occlusion device for closure of patent foramen ovale of all types. Longer‐term follow‐up particularly to document later closure rates are required. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: John D Thomson, David Hildick‐Smith, Paul Clift, Gareth Morgan, Matthew Daniels, Robert Henderson, Mark S Spence, Vaikom S Mahadevan, David Crossland, Oliver Ormerod Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Chronotopographical distribution patterns of cell death and of lectin-positive macrophages/microglial cells during the visual system ontogeny of the small-spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula.
Abstract The patterns of distribution of TUNEL-positive bodies and of lectin-positive phagocytes were investigated in the developing visual system of the small-spotted catshark Scyliorhinus canicula, from the optic vesicle stage to adulthood. During early stages of development, TUNEL-staining was mainly found in the protruding dorsal part of the optic cup and in the presumptive optic chiasm. Furthermore, TUNEL-positive bodies were also detected during detachment of the embryonic lens. Coinciding with the developmental period during which ganglion cells began to differentiate, an area of programmed cell death occurr...
Source: Journal of Anatomy - June 13, 2013 Category: Anatomy Authors: Bejarano-Escobar R, Blasco M, Durán AC, Martín-Partido G, Francisco-Morcillo J Tags: J Anat Source Type: research
Architectural analysis and predicted functional capability of the human latissimus dorsi muscle.
Abstract The latissimus dorsi is primarily considered a muscle with actions at the shoulder, despite its widespread attachments at the spine. There is some dispute regarding the potential contribution of this muscle to lumbar spine function. The architectural design of a muscle is one of the most accurate predictors of muscle function; however, detailed architectural data on the latissimus dorsi muscle are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to quantify the architectural properties of the latissimus dorsi muscle and model mechanical function in light of these new data. One latissimus dorsi muscle was remo...
Source: Journal of Anatomy - June 13, 2013 Category: Anatomy Authors: Gerling ME, Brown SH Tags: J Anat Source Type: research
South Africa: Low-Dose X-Ray Makes Its Mark
[SA Info]South African X-ray system manufacturer Lodox Systems is making its mark on the international medical scene with a low radiation dose X-ray system that takes a full-body scan in just 13 seconds. It's even got the attention of the makers of popular American television drama Grey's Anatomy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 12, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Safety and Efficacy of Neuroform for Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms: A Prospective, Consecutive, French Multicentric Study [INTERVENTIONAL]
CONCLUSIONS: Stent-assisted coiling with the Neuroform stent system provides a high level of occlusion with low rates of subsequent treatment despite a predominant population of patients with wide-neck aneurysms. Morbidity and thromboembolic rates were comparable to studies investigating stand-alone coiling. (Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology)
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - June 12, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Gentric, J. C., Biondi, A., Piotin, M., Mounayer, C., Lobotesis, K., Bonafe, A., Costalat, V., for the French SENAT Investigators Tags: INTERVENTIONAL Source Type: research
What You Need to Know About Your Colon
No one likes to discuss colon health. But it’s serious business, and learning about it—and what you can do to take care of your colon—can help ensure you and your loved ones lead healthier lives. Here, Benjamin Hopkins, MD, a Duke Medicine colon and rectal surgeon, touches every condition you don’t want to talk about – from hemorrhoids, and fecal incontinence to anal pain and diverticulitis. Q. What’s the most important thing to do for colorectal health? A. The best approach to good colorectal health is to maintain a high-fiber diet and drink plenty of water. Eight glasses of water a day helps prevent constipa...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - June 11, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Colorectal Cancer Duke Primary Care Source Type: news
Feasibility of interactive magnetic resonance imaging of moving anatomy for clinical practice
ConclusionOur approach verified that when imaging selected moving anatomical targets, with no a priori knowledge of the movement, interactive slice positioning using real‐time reconstruction may be a feasible approach for finding the optimal slice position in cases in which a standard 3D volumetric scan is impeded by movement. Future studies are needed to explore its full potential. (Source: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging)
Source: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging - June 11, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Lau Brix, Thomas S. Sørensen, Yasmina Berber, Mario Ries, Brian Stausbøl‐Grøn, Steffen Ringgaard Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The Human Hippocampus(Duvernoy et al.)
Functional Anatomy, Vascularization and Serial Sections with MRIThis new edition, like previous ones, offers a precise description of the anatomy of the human hippocampus based upon neurosurgical progress and the wealth of medical imaging methods available. The first part describes the fine structures of the hippocampus and is illustrated with new original figures. A survey is then provided of current concepts explaining the functions of the hippocampus, ... (Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - June 10, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Neurosurgery Source Type: news
What Is the Colon?
Take the first step to keep your colon healthy by learning more about its basic anatomy, layers and functions. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - June 10, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
A historical perspective and evolution of our knowledge on the cardinal ligament
Conclusions:The structure and role of the CL have been long studied, but remained unclear. Recent studies on imaging and biomechanics have improved our understanding and provide new insights which may enable the development of new techniques in prolapse surgery. Neurourol. Urodynam. 9999:XX–XX, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Neurourology and Urodynamics)
Source: Neurourology and Urodynamics - June 10, 2013 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: George Iancu, Stergios K. Doumouchtsis Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the ventral nerve cord of Remipedia (Crustacea): support for a sister group relationship of Remipedia and Hexapoda?
Conclusions: The anatomy of the remipede ventral nerve cord with its separate metameric ganglia mirrors the external morphology of the animal's trunk. The rope-ladder-like structure and principal architecture of the segmental ganglia in Remipedia corresponds closely to that of other Euarthropoda. A comparison of the serotonin-immunoreactive cell arrangement of Remipedia to reconstructed ground patterns of major euarthropod taxa supports a homology of the anterior and posterior neurons in Pancrustacea. These neurons in Remipedia possess unbranched projections across the midline, pointing towards similarities to the hexapod ...
Source: BMC Evolutionary Biology - Latest articles - June 10, 2013 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Torben StemmeThomas IliffeBjörn von ReumontStefan KoenemannSteffen HarzschGerd Bicker Source Type: research
Deep Brain Stimulation, Brain Maps and Personalized Medicine: Lessons from the Human Genome Project.
Abstract Although the appellation of personalized medicine is generally attributed to advanced therapeutics in molecular medicine, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can also be so categorized. Like its medical counterpart, DBS is a highly personalized intervention that needs to be tailored to a patient's individual anatomy. And because of this, DBS like more conventional personalized medicine, can be highly specific where the object of care is an N = 1. But that is where the similarities end. Besides their differing medical and surgical provenances, these two varieties of personalized medicine have had strikingly diff...
Source: Brain Topography - June 9, 2013 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Fins JJ, Shapiro ZE Tags: Brain Topogr Source Type: research
First For The NHS As Innovative New X-Ray Scanner Is Unveiled At RNOH, UK
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) is the first in the NHS to benefit from a state of the art imaging scanner that will deliver more accurate 3D images and result in safer surgery for patients. The new scanner will give RNOH surgeons the ability to carry out complex spinal operations more efficiently and safely. The surgeon is able to manipulate images created by the scan so that they can view a variety of different 3D and 2D angles of the patient's anatomy, including detailed images of the spine and bone structure... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news