Marios Loukas
St. George's University
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#1Mitchell R. Mann (Jagiellonian University Medical College)H-Index: 1
#2Michal Kawzowicz (Jagiellonian University Medical College)
Last. Artur Pasternak (Jagiellonian University Medical College)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Background The marginal artery of Drummond (MA) is an anatomically variable blood vessel that forms a major anastomotic network between the superior and inferior mesenteric arteries. It vascularizes the transverse and descending colons and is a major contributor to the collateral circulation of left-colic structures. Purpose To conduct a systematic review of the MA and highlight the current understanding of its anatomy and role in physiological and pathological vascularization. Methods ...
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#1Shinelle WhitemanH-Index: 2
#2Yusuf AlimiH-Index: 3
Last. Marios LoukasH-Index: 58
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Abstract Background The left ventricle is built to carry out its function as a powerful pump. To detail recent findings of anatomical variants associated with the left ventricular compartment, we will first review the external and general features, followed by the internal features and subsequently, the standard variants that can exist within this chamber of the heart. Methods This literature review seeks to collate and discuss peer-reviewed articles on the anatomy of the left ventricle. Results...
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#1Mohammad W. KassemH-Index: 2
#2Sasha Lake (St. George's University)H-Index: 1
Last. Marios Loukas (St. George's University)H-Index: 58
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Abstract Background The detailed investigations of the coronary arteries overshadow the anatomy and clinical relevance of the coronary venous tree. Many recent advances in diagnostic and therapeutic interventional cardiac procedures now involve manipulations of the coronary veins. Purpose The aim of this paper is to provide a review of the coronary venous tree to assist in enhancing the clinical knowledge on the anatomy of the coronary veins. Methods A literature search was conducted using googl...
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#1Michael Snosek (St. George's University)H-Index: 2
#2Veronica Macchi (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 46
Last. Marios Loukas (St. George's University)H-Index: 58
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INTRODUCTION The alar fascia remains one of the most variably described fascial structure in the human body. Much disagreement persists in the literature and mainstream anatomical texts about its anatomy, function, and clinical significance. It is generally described as a coronally-oriented fascial sheet separating the retropharyngeal space anteriorly from the danger space posteriorly. The current study aimed to confirm the presence of the alar fascia and delineate its anatomical characteristics...
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#1Stephen J. Bordes (St. George's University)H-Index: 4
#2Skyler Jenkins (St. George's University)H-Index: 2
Last. R. Shane Tubbs (Tulane University)H-Index: 69
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The pathogenesis of ulnar nerve subluxation and dislocation is widely debated. Upon elbow flexion, the ulnar nerve slips out of the groove for the ulnar nerve, relocates medial or anterior to the medial epicondyle, and returns to its correct anatomical position upon extension. This chronic condition can cause neuritis or neuropathy; however, it has also been suggested that it protects against neuropathy by reducing tension along the nerve. This article reviews the extant literature with the aim ...
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#1Graham Dupont (Tulane University)H-Index: 4
#2Stephen J. Bordes (St. George's University)H-Index: 4
Last. R. Shane TubbsH-Index: 1
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Obesity is a worldwide issue that many global health authorities consider a growing epidemic. Having a positive correlation between increases in the industrialization of processed foods and sedentary occupations as well as a lack of access to healthcare in poorer socioeconomic areas, obesity is a multifactorial disease affecting several organ systems. The tendency for obesity to cause detrimental changes to the human body is a focal point for healthcare providers to establish more effective clin...
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#1Skyler Jenkins (St. George's University)H-Index: 2
#2Stephen J. Bordes (St. George's University)H-Index: 4
Last. R. Shane TubbsH-Index: 69
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Knowledge of potential compression sites of peripheral nerves is important to the clinician and surgeon alike. One anatomical location for potential compression of the radial nerve, which is rarely mentioned in the literature, is at the proximal humeral attachment of the lateral head of the triceps brachii at the level of the proximal spiral groove. As no anatomical studies have been devoted to this band, the present study was conducted. Ten adult fresh-frozen cadavers were dissected and the lat...
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#1Elizabeth Sharp (Mount Sinai Health System)H-Index: 1
#2Melissa Roberts (St. George's University)H-Index: 1
Last. Marios Loukas (St. George's University)H-Index: 58
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INTRODUCTION Iatrogenic nerve injury during surgery is a major source of concern for both patients and surgeons. This study aimed to identify the nerves most commonly injured during surgery, along with the commonly associated operative procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS A literature search was conducted using the PubMed database to identify nerves commonly injured during surgery, along with the surgical procedure associated with the injury. RESULTS The following eleven nerves, ranked in order wit...
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#1Graham Dupont (Tulane University)H-Index: 4
#2Stephen J. Bordes (St. George's University)H-Index: 4
Last. R. Shane TubbsH-Index: 69
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This third installment of The Effects of Obesity on the Human Body discusses the endocrine, digestive, reproductive, cardiovascular, and excretory systems. Obesity is known to upset hormonal balance, leading to widespread metabolic disorders involving organs such as the liver and pancreas. Furthermore, the hypersecretion of leptin from adipose tissue triggers various responses from the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems, with implications for energy and nutrient balance and uptake.
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