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BACKGROUND Shoulder deformities are common secondary sequelae associated with brachial plexus birth palsy. The aim of the present study was to characterize three-dimensional glenohumeral deformity associated with brachial plexus birth palsy with use of microcomputed tomography scanning in a recently developed animal model. METHODS Brachial plexus birth(More)
OBJECTIVE To test if virtual endoscopy (VE) enabled by 3-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) scanner with supporting software allows for practical clinical interrogation and evaluation of the urethral lumen and anatomy in an animal model. METHODS Assessment of urethral anatomy and repair results was performed in 18 male beagles using conventional(More)
Pituitary adenoma in a rabbitA 44-mo-old, female, nulliparous New Zealand White Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) presented with bilaterally diffusely enlarged mammary glands with enlarged, discolored teats that exuded brown, mucoid discharge. The complete blood count and serum chemistry panels were within normal limits, bacteria were not isolated from a(More)
The morphology of the avian skeleton is often studied in the context of adaptations for powered flight. The effects of other evolutionary forces, such as sexual selection, on avian skeletal design are unclear, even though birds produce diverse behaviors that undoubtedly require a variety of osteological modifications. Here, we investigate this issue in a(More)
Surgical removal of approximately 70% of the bladder (subtotal cystectomy [STC]) was used as a model system to gain insight into the normal regenerative process in adult mammals in vivo. Female F344 rats underwent STC, and at 2, 4, and 8 weeks post-STC, bladder regeneration was monitored via microcomputed tomography scans, urodynamic (bladder function(More)
Objective: Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5: PM with aerodynamic diameters < 2.5 μm) has been linked with cognitive deficits in older adults. Using fine-grained voxel-wise analyses, we examined whether PM2.5 exposure also affects brain structure. Methods: Brain MRI data were obtained from 1365 women (aged 71-89) in the Women's Health(More)
Galway, Ireland The Utility of in vivo Imaging to Monitor de novo Bladder Regeneration David Burmeister, Maja Herco, Tamer Aboushwareb, Josh Tan, Kerry Link, Karl-Erik Andersson, and George Christ Corresponding Author: gchrist@wfubmc.edu Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA and ICenter for Biomolecular Imaging, Winston(More)
BACKGROUND Restoration of normal bladder volume and function (i.e., bioequivalent bladder) are observed within 8 weeks of performing subtotal cystectomy (STC; removal of ~70 % of the bladder) in 12-week old rats. For analysis of bladder function in rodents, terminal urodynamic approaches are largely utilized. In the current study, we investigated the(More)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a commonly used, non-invasive imaging technique that provides visualization of soft tissues with high spatial resolution. In both a research and clinical setting, the major challenge has been identifying a non-invasive and safe method for longitudinal tracking of delivered cells in vivo. The labeling and tracking of(More)
Malignant catatonia (MC) is a life-threatening manifestation which can occur in the setting of an underlying neuropsychiatric syndrome or general medical illness and shares clinical and pathophysiological features and medical comorbidities with the Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). The subsequent diagnosis and definitive therapy of MC are typically(More)
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