A bite size summary of Atheroma in 60 seconds
I created this as part of a research project into the application of art and media in medicine. Its purpose is to give a quick and memorable visual summary of the pathological process of atheroma.
Created by Cilein Kearns using Blender 2.5 beta
All modelling, lighting, rigging, materials, texturing, animation etc is 100% my own work, please do not redistribute or host without my advance permission.
This animation shows a simplified version of the macrophage's role in the initiation of atherosclerosis. In an atherosclerotic-prone blood vessel, macrophages invade the subendothelial space. Oxidised Low-Density Lipoproteins (oxLDL) present within the vessel wall will bind to scavenger receptors on the macrophage's surface, such as CD36. This will activate the macrophage, and it will phagocytose the oxLDL. As this process continues, the macrophage increases in size and forms a Foam Cell, which is too large to pass between the endothelial cells back into the lumen. Therefore, the foam cells remain in the subendothelial space and are the main cells present within an atherosclerotic plaque.
Done for Student Selected Component (SSC), University of Aberdeen. Year 2. 2011.
Made in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Imageready.
This poster offers a basic level of understanding of ABGs for medical students. I have also made an ID-card-sized version which can be easily used on the ward. Students can work around the table, looking at pH, then CO2 and then HCO3- and find the answer in the correct box.
This quiz covers indications, complications and blood products. Information from NICE guidelines, JPAC website (joint UK blood transfusion and tissue transplantation) and oxford handbook of clinical medicine.