Dental Anatomy – Teeth Whitening Ireland http://teethwhiteningireland.com/ Sun, 15 May 2022 01:58:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Dental Anatomy – Teeth Whitening Ireland http://teethwhiteningireland.com/ 32 32 Getting facial fillers? 5 questions to ask the expert https://teethwhiteningireland.com/getting-facial-fillers-5-questions-to-ask-the-expert/ Sat, 14 May 2022 05:32:41 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/getting-facial-fillers-5-questions-to-ask-the-expert/ Not all facial fillers and injectables make you look like a Kardashian! I won’t get into the right and wrong of the Kardashians’ decisions on fillers, but modern injectables don’t deliver (such) spectacular results, to say the least. Therefore, they are safe and require little to no downtime to cure. However, this is a pool […]]]>

Not all facial fillers and injectables make you look like a Kardashian! I won’t get into the right and wrong of the Kardashians’ decisions on fillers, but modern injectables don’t deliver (such) spectacular results, to say the least. Therefore, they are safe and require little to no downtime to cure. However, this is a pool of questions you dive into when considering a filler service and so, the apprehension surrounding it is natural. First, find a qualified cosmetic dermatologist to service. A clinic down the street or a regular dermatologist won’t be able to do it right. “He should have a proper medical degree and the website should also talk about the training programs the doctor has gone through to learn anatomy and injection techniques,” says celebrity cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jaishree Sharad.

After choosing the expert, the first session should be a consultation where you will ask the doctor some burning questions! While you might have a list ready, we’re giving you the five most important questions to ask a cosmetic dermatologist before doing facial fillers.

Question 1 – How safe are facial fillers?

Facial fillers

Honestly, the thought of injecting a foreign substance into the skin is scary. If this is your first time using facial fillers, we suggest it is of the utmost importance to check its safety and make sure there are no side effects. to be dealt with later. “There are hyaluronic acid fillers which are extremely safe and if you don’t like the result, you can inject hyaluronidase which dissolves the whole filler in 24 hours,” says Dr Jaishree. She further suggests opting for FDA-approved facial fillers. Be sure to check with the beautician for brand authenticity.

Question 2 – How long will the results last?

When you invest time, money and trust in a service, the next obvious question is to verify the maintenance of its results. This will help you make a better decision keeping in mind its value and value for money. “ The results depend on the type of filler used. An under-eye filler lasts about a year, while a chin and nose filler lasts a year and a half,” she says. However, a cheek lift, she explains, can only last about a year and lip fillers are the most fleeting, lasting only six to eight months. “If you do heavy workouts or smoke, those may go away sooner,” she adds.

Question 3 – What is pre- and post-treatment care?

This is crucial because a slight miss in the care procedure can interfere with the effects of the treatment. Dr. Jaishree suggests not having anti-inflammatories like combiflam and enzoflam. “It is also advisable to avoid taking glutathione, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, alcohol and green tea, as these are blood thinners and will increase the chances that the procedure will not work as well,” she adds. Other care tips include no smoking for 24 hours, no dental treatment for two weeks, no bathing for nine hours, and no cosmetic applications – makeup and skincare – for 12 hours.

Question 4 – How long before an important event should the treatment be taken?

Facial Fillers Queries

This is not a facial or a regular salon appointment that can be done days or hours before an important event. You need time with facial fillers considering the number of sessions needed, healing time and careful monitoring of results. “You should schedule it at least a month before any big event, because it takes that many days for the whole load to stabilize,” says Dr Jaishree. Also, if you have a bruise, it takes about a week or 10 days for it to heal. And if there is swelling, you can’t attend an event anyway unless it calms down. “You can go to work and do your daily chores, but don’t schedule it before an important event,” she adds.

Question 5 – What side effects, if any, should I be prepared for?

It is common for the injection to hit a blood vessel, which can cause bruising. “The most common side effect is the bruise which disappears in about 10 days. The patient should be informed of the swelling, especially around the eyes and lips, which disappears in three days,” she says.

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Convolutional neural network for automatic segmentation of the maxillary sinus on cone-beam CT images https://teethwhiteningireland.com/convolutional-neural-network-for-automatic-segmentation-of-the-maxillary-sinus-on-cone-beam-ct-images/ Sat, 07 May 2022 14:54:46 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/convolutional-neural-network-for-automatic-segmentation-of-the-maxillary-sinus-on-cone-beam-ct-images/ This study was conducted in accordance with the standards of the Declaration of Helsinki on Medical Research. Institutional ethics board approval was obtained from the Ethical Review Board of Leuven University Hospitals (reference number: S57587). Informed consent was not required as patient-specific information was anonymized. The study design and report followed the recommendations of Schrendicke […]]]>

This study was conducted in accordance with the standards of the Declaration of Helsinki on Medical Research. Institutional ethics board approval was obtained from the Ethical Review Board of Leuven University Hospitals (reference number: S57587). Informed consent was not required as patient-specific information was anonymized. The study design and report followed the recommendations of Schrendicke et al.23 to report on artificial intelligence in dental research.

Database

A sample of 132 CBCT scans (264 sinuses, 75 women and 57 men, mean age 40 years) from 2013 to 2021 with different scan parameters was collected (Table 1). Inclusion criteria were patients with permanent dentition and maxillary sinus with/without mucosal thickening (shallow > 2 mm, moderate > 4 mm) and/or with a semi-spherical membrane in one of the walls24. Scans with dental restorations, orthodontic brackets and implants were also included. The exclusion criteria were patients with a history of trauma, sinus surgery and the presence of pathologies affecting its contour.

Table 1 CBCT scan parameters.

DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) files of CBCT images were exported anonymously. The dataset was then randomly divided into three subsets: (1) training set (n = 83 scans) for ground-truth-based CNN model training; (2) validation set (n = 19 scans) for evaluation and selection of the best model; (3) test set (n = 30 scans) to test model performance against ground truth.

Ground truth labeling

Ground truth datasets for CNN model training and testing were labeled by semi-automatic sine segmentation using Mimics Innovation Suite (version 23.0, Materialize NV, Leuven, Belgium). Initially, a custom threshold leveling was adjusted between [− 1024 to − 200 Hounsfield units (HU)] to create an air mask (Fig. 1a). Subsequently, the region of interest (ROI) was isolated from the rest of the surrounding structures. Manual delineation of the bone contours was performed using the eclipse and livewire function, and all contours were checked in the coronal, axial, and sagittal orthogonal planes (Fig. 1b). To avoid any inconsistency in the ROI of the different images, the segmentation region was restricted to the early start of the sinus ostium on the side of the sinus before continuing into the infundibulum (Fig. 1b). Finally, the edited mask of each sine was exported separately as a Standard Tessellation Language (STL) file. Segmentation was performed by a dentomaxillofacial (NM) radiologist with seven years of experience and subsequently reassessed by two other radiologists (KFV&RJ) with 15 and 25 years of experience, respectively.

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(a) Creating an air mask using custom thresholding, (b) The edited mask with 3D reconstruction (version 23.0, Materialize NV, Leuven, Belgium).

Architecture and training of the CNN model

Two U-Net 3D architectures were used25which both consisted of 4 encoder blocks and 3 decoder blocks, 2 convolutions with a kernel size of 3×3×3, followed by rectified linear unit (ReLU) activation and group normalization with 8 maps of characteristics26. Subsequently, maximum pooling with a 2×2×2 step-by-two kernel size was applied after each encoder, allowing the resolution to be reduced by a factor of 2 in all dimensions. Both networks were trained as a binary classifier (0 or 1) with a weighted binary cross-entropy loss:

$${L}_{BCE}={y}_{n}*logleft({p}_{n}right)+left(1-{y}_{n}right)*log left(1-{p}_{n}right)$$

for each voxel n with a ground truth value ({y}_{n}) = 0 or 1, and the predicted probability of the network =({p}_{n})

A two-step pre-processing of the training dataset was applied. First, all scans were resampled to the same voxel size. Subsequently, to overcome graphics processing unit (GPU) memory limitations, the full-size scan was downsampled to a fixed size.

The first U-Net 3D was used to provide roughly low-resolution segmentation to offer 3D patches and crop only those that belonged to the sine. Later these relevant patches were transferred to the second U-Net 3D where they were individually segmented and combined to create the full resolution segmentation map. Finally, binarization was applied and only the largest connected part was kept, followed by the application of a cubic walk algorithm on the binary image. The resulting mesh was smoothed to generate a 3D model (Fig. 2).

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Principle of operation of the segmentation model based on 3D U-Net.

Model parameters were optimized with ADAM27 (an optimization algorithm for training deep learning models) having an initial learning rate of 1.25e−4. During training, random spatial augmentations (rotation, scaling, and rubberbanding) were applied. The validation dataset was used to define the early stop which indicates a saturation point of the model where no further improvement can be noticed by the training set and more cases will lead to overfitting of the data. The CNN model was deployed on a cloud-based online platform called Virtual Patient Creator (creator.relu.eu, Relu BV, October 2021 release) where users could upload a DICOM dataset and get segmentation automatically of the desired structure.

Testing the AI ​​pipeline

CNN model testing was performed by uploading DICOM files from the test set to the virtual patient creation platform. The resulting automatic segmentation (Fig. 3) could be downloaded later in DICOM or STL file format. For the clinical evaluation of automatic segmentation, the authors developed the following classification criteria: A—perfect segmentation (no refinements were necessary), B—very good segmentation (refinements of no clinical relevance, slightly over or under- segmentation in regions other than the maxillary sinus floor), C—good segmentation (refinements that have some clinical relevance, slight over or under-segmentation in the maxillary sinus floor region), D—deficient segmentation (over or under-segmentation considerable, independent of sinus region, with repeat needed) and E—negative (the CNN model could not predict anything). Two observers (NM and KFV) assessed all cases, followed by expert consensus (RJ). In cases where improvements were needed, the STL file was imported into the Mimics software and edited using the 3D Tools tab. The resulting segmentation was referred to as refined segmentation.

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The resulting automatic segmentation on the online platform for creating virtual patients (creator.relu.eu, Relu BV, Version October 2021).

Evaluation Metrics

Evaluation metrics28.29 are described in Table 2. The comparison of the results between the ground truth and the automatic and refined segmentation was performed by the main observer on the entire test set. A pilot of 10 scans was first tested, which showed a Dice Similarity Coefficient (DSC) of 0.985 ± 004, Intersection Over Union (IoU) of 0.969 ± 0.007, and Hausdorff Distance (HD) at 95% of 0.204±0.018mm. Based on these results, the sample size of the test set was increased up to 30 scans according to the Central Limit Theorem (CLT)30.

Table 2 Parameters used to assess accuracy and consistency.

Time efficiency

The time required for semi-automatic segmentation was calculated from opening the DICOM files in the Mimics software until exporting the STL file. For automatic segmentation, the algorithm automatically calculates the time needed to have a full resolution segmentation. The refined segmentation time was calculated similarly to that of semi-automatic segmentation and added later to the initial automatic segmentation time. The average time for each method was calculated based on the test set sample.

Accuracy

A voxel comparison between ground truth, automatic and refined segmentation of the test set was performed by applying a four-variable confusion matrix: true positive (TP), true negative (TN), false positive (FP) and false negative (FN) voxels. Based on the aforementioned variables, the accuracy of the CNN model was evaluated according to the parameters mentioned in Table 2.

Consistency

Once the CNN model is trained, it is deterministic; therefore, its consistency was not assessed. As an illustration, a scan was uploaded twice to the platform and the resulting STLs were compared. Intra- and inter-observer consistency was calculated for semi-automatic and refined segmentation. The intra-observer reliability of the primary observer was calculated by resegmenting 10 scans from the test set with different protocols. For inter-observer reliability, two observers (NM and KFV) performed the necessary refinements, then the STL files were compared with each other.

statistical analyzes

Data was analyzed with RStudio: Integrated Development Environment for R, version 1.3.1093 (RStudio, PBC, Boston, MA). The mean and standard deviation were calculated for all evaluation measures. A paired-samples t-test was performed with significance level (p < 0.05) to compare the time required for semi-automatic and automatic segmentation of the test set.

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Dharma Dog Services, a 5-Time ThreeBestRated® Award-Winning Pet Groomer in Vancouver, Shares the Benefits of Professional Dog Grooming https://teethwhiteningireland.com/dharma-dog-services-a-5-time-threebestrated-award-winning-pet-groomer-in-vancouver-shares-the-benefits-of-professional-dog-grooming/ Fri, 06 May 2022 16:10:34 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/dharma-dog-services-a-5-time-threebestrated-award-winning-pet-groomer-in-vancouver-shares-the-benefits-of-professional-dog-grooming/ Like us humans, dogs are social animals accustomed to living in packs. Your four-legged friend is an equally important member of your family (like any other). It is therefore up to you to take care of certain things such as cleanliness concerning his well-being and that of the whole family. Why does your pet need […]]]>

Like us humans, dogs are social animals accustomed to living in packs. Your four-legged friend is an equally important member of your family (like any other). It is therefore up to you to take care of certain things such as cleanliness concerning his well-being and that of the whole family.

Why does your pet need grooming?

If you’re a pet lover, you know that our beloved furry friend usually sits on couches or beds and roams around the house all day. And after all the stains and grime they accumulate from going out in the park or playing in the garden, a regular grooming schedule becomes essential!

It is especially crucial for long-haired pets, which require regular brushing and combing sessions. Grooming helps keep your pet happy and healthy, and you can avoid frequent visits to the vet.

The benefits of professional grooming

According to Dharma Dog Services, a 5-time ThreeBestRated® award-winning pet grooming service in Vancouver, “Routine grooming by an experienced professional grooming service can play a crucial role in keeping your pet healthy. . Hiring a professional groomer is a gift you can give yourself and your pet. It offers many benefits like

  • Healthy grooming – Professional pet groomers know exactly how to make your dog look good without causing injury. A pet groomer will thoroughly inspect your dog’s paws for cuts, thorns, or punctures.
  • Hassle-free nail trimming – Trimming nails is a dreaded task for most pet owners. A dog groomer knows how to make your dog cooperative and trim nails appropriately.
  • Professional haircuts – A professional groomer knows how to give your dog the perfect style.
  • Grooming tools and tips – Like us, our pets have different needs: long-haired dogs need different grooming supplies than short-haired breeds. Professional groomers use the most appropriate grooming supplies to achieve the best results and avoid irritation. A groomer will know what type of hairbrush to use and what type of haircut to give.
  • Detection of early signs of diseases/parasites – Professional groomers know dog anatomy and can help detect bumps, skin discoloration, rashes, skin lesions, bald patches, and gum discoloration in your dog. A well-trained professional groomer will also be able to tell you if your dog has parasites.

Although dog grooming can be a difficult chore for some, it is essential to do it regularly and correctly. Frequent and regular grooming by a professional service provider like Dharma Dog Services is essential to your pet’s overall health and well-being.

About Dharma Dog Services – Dog Grooming Service, Vancouver

Dharma Dog Services is a ThreeBestRated® dog grooming service in Vancouver that offers a full range of services to nurture and enhance your furry friend’s daily life. It provides a fun, clean, calm and stress-free environment.

Established in 2013, it offers comprehensive grooming services for all breeds, coat types and conditions, including nail trimming, pad treatments, tooth brushing and scraping, and more. They also offer full brushings and nail clippings at reduced prices for their regulars.

They only use all-natural, hypoallergenic products that won’t harm your pet. Suitable for dogs and the environment, the products are free of parabens, sulfates, minerals and castor oils. They do not contain any harmful chemicals, dyes or artificial colors. Dharma Dog is proud to use only organic dog shampoo, made locally in Vancouver!

On the price

In winning the 5th consecutive ThreeBestRated® award for 2022 as one of Vancouver’s Top Pet Groomers, Dharma Dog Services says, “It’s great to win our 5th consecutive ThreeBestRated® award. With this award comes the responsibility to consistently provide best-in-class services, and we will strive to maintain this.

Dharma Dog is deeply dedicated to your dog’s happiness. From grooming services to dental care, they treat your perfect partner like they’re part of their family.

To learn more about Dharma Dog Services or to make an appointment, visit https://dharmadogservices.com/.

About ThreeBestRated

Three Best Rated® was created in 2014 for the simple purpose of finding the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants, healthcare providers, and everything in between, in any city. Each company is meticulously hand-picked by our employees. We check reputation, history, complaints, ratings, proximity, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, reviews, etc. company, using our 50-point inspection. We only display companies verified by our employees. Other places will call it “hard work” and “unnecessary”. We call it ‘due diligence’ and ‘the right thing to do’. Our website is updated regularly for quality and the latest business information.

Three Best Rated has the honor of helping 4 million customers every month find the best businesses in any city – effortlessly!

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Reading Programs: What’s Beyond the Classics for Kids? — Observatory https://teethwhiteningireland.com/reading-programs-whats-beyond-the-classics-for-kids-observatory/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:00:03 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/reading-programs-whats-beyond-the-classics-for-kids-observatory/ Reading is a valuable learning resource. In previous articles we have discussed the benefits of this activity, the need to be attentive to the quality of the content read by children and young people and to keep the programs up to date. A helpful conversation would point to learning options that encourage reading at the […]]]>

Reading is a valuable learning resource. In previous articles we have discussed the benefits of this activity, the need to be attentive to the quality of the content read by children and young people and to keep the programs up to date. A helpful conversation would point to learning options that encourage reading at the preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Cultivating the habit of reading from an early age greatly increases a student’s chances of continuing to read into their youth and adult life. With that in mind, we’ve compiled several recommendations for quality contemporary books to consider for school and home libraries.

A good start (3-7 years)

Preschool is when many children learn basics such as self-concept, body autonomy, healthy habits, and hygiene. The author Patricia Arredondo contributes to this learning with Poems for when your teeth fall out, a haiku-like, lyrically structured book about dental anatomy and hygiene. The work won an honorable mention in the Laura Méndez De Cuenca 2018 competition. It combines Arredondo’s experience as a writer with his contextual expertise, coming from a family of dentists. This title is in the catalog of the Fondo Editorial Estado de México (FOEM). It is not distributed through commercial channels, but the Secretary of Education of Guerrero (Mexico) has shared the complete work in document form via social networks.

For the English market or language teaching, my tree is an excellent choice. Author Hope Lim tells the story of an immigrant boy from South Korea who takes refuge in the shade of a tree to rest and remember his home. Also an immigrant, Lim takes this opportunity to talk about the experience of losing a place of origin and the healing that makes this new site her home. The book has received positive reviews from several newspapers and media specializing in education and the promotion of reading.

Make a path (6 to 9 years old)

This age range is conducive to fostering children’s individual reading habits. Stories of personal development through adventures or difficulties are particularly effective in creating connections between the books and the experiences of child readers. It’s time to understand that a book is a journey. The book 9 kilometers is an excellent example of these necessary narratives. This book by author Claudio Aguilera tells the story of a boy who has to travel a long distance every day to get to school. Through this story of determination and growth, Aguilera makes relevant social commentary on socio-economic inequality and the universal right to education. The book received several awards, such as the White Ravens and the Martha Brunet Awards in 2021.

The stone giant is one of the few literary offerings for these adventures and opportunities for growth to be dimensioned into a girl’s story. Author Anna Höglund introduces us to a world of knights and ogres, in which a girl’s father disappears on a mission, and she sets out to find him. The book is available in English and Spanish.

Building ideas and habits (10 to 12 years old)

Puberty is a critical transition stage for students. They need to surround themselves with books that help them contextualize their experiences and accompany them in their transition to adolescence. Luna de Gatos (Cat Moon), by author and cartoonist Jis (José Ignacio Solórzano), offers support through a story that is neither complex nor difficult to read. The book is interactive because it is also an album of stamps that will make each rereading a different day. The book deals with questions of defining identity, transitioning to a new age group and what that entails.

At this stage in life, children begin to have their own interests and seek a sense of belonging and group identity with their peers. Jazz Santos against the world tells the story of a girl who brings together a group of classmates to create a football team. The book belongs to a series called the Dream Team, in which the author, Priscilla Mante, explores the challenges of adolescents in discovering and pursuing the activities that form and excite them. The series also includes the title: Charligh Green versus the Spotlight.

Through the universe of speech (ages 12 and up)

By the age of 12, if children have become accustomed to reading, they begin to gravitate toward more complex stories with richer narratives, structures, and a wider range of words and plots. The books we put in their hands during this time will have a significant impact; the children will pursue a life of adolescent and adult in which reading remains a constant.

Understanding how society works is crucial for children of this age. El niño que vivía en las estrellas (The Boy Who Lived in the Stars) makes us participate in the difficulties of a child who claims to be from another planet. The way the adults around him handle his case is an integral part of this story. This work by author Jordi Sierra i Fabra received the National Prize for Literature from the Ministry of Culture in 2007 and, in 2013, the SM Ibero-American Prize for Literature for Children and Adolescents. Its sales figures exceed 12 million copies.

The teaching of history, diverse cultural heritages and languages ​​are academic areas that can be nurtured by the books that parents and teachers choose for their libraries. soul lanterns is one of those works that serves all three purposes. Published only in English, it tells the story of three children from Hiroshima in the 1970s who carried out a school project on the consequences of the atomic bomb in their city. The anecdotes collected by the protagonists are a window not only on a high-caliber historical event but on the human experiences and emotions linked to these 27 years after.

Like the works mentioned above, there are hundreds of other books by young authors with a solid literary base to support the learning of children and young people in the classroom and at home. It is only a question of looking for media which give a place to contemporary authors. Do you think that including these works in school curricula would be a step forward in teaching and encouraging reading? Do you prefer the classics? Would you like a balance between the two types? Let us know in the comments.

Translation by Daniel Wetta

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The Deer Park store specializes in piercings https://teethwhiteningireland.com/the-deer-park-store-specializes-in-piercings/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 16:04:19 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/the-deer-park-store-specializes-in-piercings/ Yvette Orozco, STAFF EDITOR April 25, 2022 Blacksails Jewelry and Piercing brings body piercings to Deer Park with its store at 4914 Luella Avenue. The store opened at the end of 2021. Blacksails courtesy jewelry and piercing / Blacksails courtesy jewelry and piercing Blacksails Jewelry and Piercing brings body piercings to Deer Park with its […]]]>


Blacksails Jewelry and Piercing brings body piercings to Deer Park with its store at 4914 Luella Avenue. The store opened at the end of 2021.

Blacksails courtesy jewelry and piercing / Blacksails courtesy jewelry and piercing

Blacksails Jewelry and Piercing brings body piercings to Deer Park with its store at 4914 Luella Avenue.

The boutique opened in late 2021 with a team of artists whose work ranges from custom facial piercings to dental gem implants.

The store offers over 20 types of piercings, including ear, septum, high nostril, helix, and nipple piercings using materials like standard and high-grade titanium. Customers can buy boutique jewelry or bring their own for piercings or implants.

The staff are experienced in piercings for children from the age of 3 months. Staff members also design jewelry and piercings to fit any part of clients’ anatomy and provide detailed aftercare information.

Blacksails Jewelry and Piercing is owned and operated by Deer Park native Joe DeMase.

Address: 4914, avenue Luella, deer park

Website: https://bit.ly/3JYms6N

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3Otr48f

Contact: 281-930-7013

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CT Scans Provide Valuable Information for Evaluating Head Injuries in Horses – Horse Racing News https://teethwhiteningireland.com/ct-scans-provide-valuable-information-for-evaluating-head-injuries-in-horses-horse-racing-news/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 16:17:28 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/ct-scans-provide-valuable-information-for-evaluating-head-injuries-in-horses-horse-racing-news/ The information provided by CT imaging can be extremely valuable to veterinarians trying to diagnose equine diseases, especially in horses with head problems. The anatomical information provided by a CT scan can help veterinarians identify many problems, including subtle lesions that are often difficult to diagnose by x-ray. Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas of Oregon State University’s […]]]>

The information provided by CT imaging can be extremely valuable to veterinarians trying to diagnose equine diseases, especially in horses with head problems.

The anatomical information provided by a CT scan can help veterinarians identify many problems, including subtle lesions that are often difficult to diagnose by x-ray.

Dr. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas of Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Ashley Hanna of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have reported that diseases affecting the head are quite common. The equine head is a complex structure both anatomically and spatially; CT and MRI are useful for eliminating overlapping images of anatomical structures.

CT scans are particularly useful for evaluating bones and air-filled structures. They have proven extremely useful in the evaluation of sinuses, ear and dental problems, and head trauma.

Additionally, the use of contrast with a CT scan allows veterinarians to determine tissue viability and vascular anatomy. CT scans can also help rule out masses found in the head.

The duo conclude that the use of CT scans in horses may eliminate the need for other diagnostic imaging to assess head problems and that the modality is becoming more widely available.

Read the article here.

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CT imaging is playing an increasing role in the assessment of head problems in horses – review https://teethwhiteningireland.com/ct-imaging-is-playing-an-increasing-role-in-the-assessment-of-head-problems-in-horses-review/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 20:40:34 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/ct-imaging-is-playing-an-increasing-role-in-the-assessment-of-head-problems-in-horses-review/ CT imaging is an excellent technique for assessing the head in horses and can provide good anatomical understanding of a wide range of lesions, the researchers report. (File Image) The growing role of CT imaging in the assessment of head problems in horses is discussed in a recently published review. Susanne Stieger-Vanegas and Ashley Hanna, […]]]>
CT imaging is an excellent technique for assessing the head in horses and can provide good anatomical understanding of a wide range of lesions, the researchers report. (File Image)

The growing role of CT imaging in the assessment of head problems in horses is discussed in a recently published review.

Susanne Stieger-Vanegas and Ashley Hanna, writing in the Frontiers in Veterinary Science newspaper, noted that diseases affecting the head of horses are common.

Head X-rays provide good spatial resolution in equine patients, they said, but identifying lesions on these X-rays can be difficult. Subtle lesions may even go unnoticed.

“In cases where physical examination, X-ray and endoscopy do not provide enough information, or there is an incomplete or no response to treatment, additional diagnostic imaging methods are often considered.

“The equine head is an anatomically and spatially very complex structure, and cross-sectional imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance tomography (MRI) are useful in eliminating overlapping anatomical structures.”

While MRI is generally preferred for evaluating the brain and spinal cord, CT scanning is often the method of choice for evaluating bones or air-filled structures.

CT scans of the head in equine patients are now commonplace as CT scans are more readily available, they noted.

It is, they said, an excellent technique for assessing the head and can provide good anatomical understanding of a wide range of lesions.

“Head CT has proven extremely valuable in the evaluation of dental and paranasal sinus disease, disease of the hyoid apparatus and ear, and in the evaluation of head trauma.”

It is excellent for evaluating bony and soft tissue structures. However, assessment of complex vascular anatomy and determination of tissue viability is limited without the use of contrast agents. Therefore, various contrast agent protocols have been established.

“CT images of the head are most often evaluated in transverse planes. However, standard multiplanar reconstructions of the head, including dorsal and parasagittal planes, improve understanding of spatially complex disease processes.

These reconstructions can be crucial in accurately identifying diseased teeth and determining the extent and severity of bone damage. [bone] and paranasal sinus disease.

CT scans of the head are becoming an increasingly important diagnostic tool for head disorders, they said, with the results becoming an important part of the clinical decision-making process.

“Furthermore, it has great value in planning interventional procedures and removing masses occurring on the head,” the couple wrote.

CT scans can eliminate the need for other diagnostic imaging studies, especially when CT scans can be performed on standing horses.

“The ability to perform thin slices and multiplanar reconstructions of the head may help more accurately assess head pathologies, especially in patients with head trauma, ear disease, or dental abnormalities.”

Stieger-Vanegas works in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University. Ashley Hanna works at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Stieger-Vanegas SM and Hanna AL (2022) The role of computed tomography in the imaging of non-neurological head disorders in equine patients. Before. Veterinary. Sci. 9:798216. do I: 10.3389/fvets.2022.798216

The review, published under a Creative Commons Licensecan be read here.

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Make the right choice – The Hindu https://teethwhiteningireland.com/make-the-right-choice-the-hindu/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 09:49:00 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/make-the-right-choice-the-hindu/ Nandini Raman April 16, 2022 3:19 PM HST Update: April 16, 2022 3:19 PM HST Nandini Raman April 16, 2022 3:19 PM HST Update: April 16, 2022 3:19 PM HST Not sure about your career options? Lack of self-confidence ? This question and answer column can help you Not sure about your career options? Lack […]]]>

Not sure about your career options? Lack of self-confidence ? This question and answer column can help you

Not sure about your career options? Lack of self-confidence ? This question and answer column can help you

I am studying a BA with economics as a major and I want to become an economic advisor and budget analyst for government agencies, industries and organizations. Which institutions should be consulted? What are my other job opportunities? – Nogen

Dear Nogen,

To become an economic advisor, a doctorate in finance or economics is desirable. Extensive experience in economic research, provision of economic advice and evaluation of economic reforms with some administrative experience in NGOs, small-scale government agencies and certain industries and corporations is beneficial. Being a budget analyst, a master’s degree in accounting, finance, an MBA, or a related field will help. The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is also highly coveted and a definite advantage.

I’m 23 years old and graduated in electronics and instrumentation engineering. I am preparing for Tamilnadu public service exam. I face enormous social pressure because I am unemployed at 23 years old. How can I handle this? –Guhan

Dear Guhan,

TNPSE exams can be taken between the ages of 21 and 30. How many years did you decide to take to crack this? Calculate the time investment you want to make to achieve this dream. Also work on your plan B and make it work as well. Social pressure will not make your exam easier or harder, nor will it provide you with a lucrative job. It will only demotivate and discourage you. Stop the noise and focus on your immediate target: what you want to accomplish.

I’m currently pursuing an intermediate BiPC, but I don’t trust NEET. What other options are available? I want to study abroad. – Heeba

Dear Heeba, There are so many choices for you outside of medicine. You can take courses in Dental Science (BDS), Ayush Courses – Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Science in Naturopathy and Yoga (BNYS), Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS), Courses Veterinary (BVSc.), Nursing Courses, B.Sc Courses – Anatomy, Physiology, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Agriculture Courses, Medical Engineering Courses – B.Tech Food Technology, Biotechnology, Physiotherapy, Related Courses in audiology, radiology, psychology, occupational therapy, etc. You can search for colleges abroad based on your interest and aptitude for whatever you may have selected.

I completed an integrated master’s degree in English studies last year and would like to pursue a career as an interpreter/translator. I have already taken basic/intermediate certificate courses in Korean and Chinese, but I have not yet participated in proficiency tests like TOPIK and TOCFL. Please guide me on what to do next. Also what are the possible fields/sectors in which I can apply? -Aswathy V

Dear Aswathy,

The basic qualifications to become an interpreter include the ability to read, write and speak Korean/Chinese fluently at a near native level. TOPIK and TOCFL are standardized language proficiency tests and certification is required to qualify to become an interpreter. what do you want to do next? What will bring you happiness and joy? Get the specialized training you need and then you can teach in schools, colleges and private institutions or even become an online tutor, search for jobs at the embassy/consulate, multinationals or specific cohorts of groups and people where this language is essential. , Tourism and hospitality industry, aviation industry, become a content writer and/or editor, blogger or even move to Korea or China based on lucrative job offers.

Disclaimer: This column is merely a guiding voice and provides advice and suggestions on education and careers.

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Your stepping stone to a health science degree https://teethwhiteningireland.com/your-stepping-stone-to-a-health-science-degree/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 23:54:25 +0000 https://teethwhiteningireland.com/your-stepping-stone-to-a-health-science-degree/ SELECTING your next step after high school is always daunting. When you leave safe and structured school for a more independent and mature environment, you have to manage your time and yourself, even away from your family. Also, deciding on a course to study could prove difficult with the many education options available. If the […]]]>

SELECTING your next step after high school is always daunting.

When you leave safe and structured school for a more independent and mature environment, you have to manage your time and yourself, even away from your family. Also, deciding on a course to study could prove difficult with the many education options available.

If the healthcare profession is your choice, there are many pre-college choices, ranging from college-specific Foundation in Science (FIS) to STPM and A-Levels.

FIS programs can, however, provide a necessary foundation for healthcare students to prepare for a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree.

Manipal University College Malaysia (MUCM, formerly Melaka-Manipal Medical College) launched its one-year FIS program in 2012 to launch students into their chosen field of health science.

By carefully blending relevant subjects, FIS equips students with foundational knowledge and ensures a smooth academic transition to undergraduate study.

Focused and specialized

What makes MUCM’s FIS unique is its inclusion of preclinical study topics in its health science degree, such as Basic Human Anatomy and Basic Human Physiology.

Early exposure to human anatomy helps students learn basic definitions and terminology that can be used in medicine, as well as various facts, concepts, and principles.

According to FIS Batch 20 student Ajairam Sivananainda Perumal: “The medically oriented subjects gave me a rough idea of ​​what to expect, which helped prepare me to undertake MBBS.

“Although the professors have delivered lessons online, they are doing their best to ensure maximum learning.

“Face-to-face classes on campus are exciting, especially during lab classes, with well-equipped labs and friendly lab assistants.”

The curriculum is constantly reviewed by medical and dental faculty members, with feedback from alumni, to ensure that it remains consistent with the changing landscape of the profession and the degree.

Firm orientation

The Center for Basic and General Studies is led by Dr. Rashmirekha Sahoo, who provides hands-on supervision to students and personally seeks to ensure the growth and prosperity of his wards, with the resilience to meet challenges.

“My goal is to build a stronger foundation for them to move forward and be fully prepared to pursue undergraduate studies,” Dr. Rashmirekha said.

“I aim to uplift their spirit despite ever-changing circumstances and empower them to overcome obstacles.”

From school to university

To prepare new students for university life, the MUCM Foundation Department organizes a mentor-mentee event in each promotion.

It promotes friendship between students and familiarizes them with the university environment in a fun way. New students can learn successful ways to navigate the same program from seniors.

It also allows faculty to extend pastoral care by coaching their mentees in goal setting, time management, conflict resolution, skill development, appreciation of lifelong learning life and the meaning of having a purpose in life.

problem-based learning

MUCM’s FIS also runs the Posmed competition, where students unleash their creativity by designing posters showcasing their research on medical devices in biology, physics, mathematics and clinical correlation.

Students are also required to produce a prototype to complete their posters using scrap materials. This semester 1 assessment integrates basic learning with medical and dental technologies.

A springboard to MUCM diplomas

Since its inception, MUCM has successfully trained over 6,000 doctors and over 400 dental surgeons, across the Malaysian and international healthcare systems.

Many of his former students have successfully progressed in their own specialist careers.

Through FIS, MUCM hopes to empower young students to become agents of change and steer them towards personal and professional success in healthcare.

■ For more information on the MUCM FIS program, call 1700 811 662 or log on to www.manipal.edu.my

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