My Favourite List of Research/Educational Resources

Similarly to the highly useful (at least for myself) list of physiotherapy/anatomy-related video resources for self-education, this is meant to be a list of my favourite research papers/textbooks etc. Mostly for myself to remember at those times when I want to share something in particular with someone, but can’t quickly find it.

The less offtopic in this thread, the better :slight_smile:

The molecular athlete: exercise physiology from mechanisms to medals
Regula Furrer, John A. Hawley, and Christoph Handschin
Published Online:17 APR 2023

An article about muscle development and transformation processes.

Mechanism of skeletal muscle atrophy after spinal cord injury: A narrative review
Xin Xu et al

An article on skeletal muscle degradation/atrophy following spinal cord injury (or general permanent nerve injury)

Urinary Iodine Excretion After Contrast Computed Tomography Scan Implications for Radioactive Iodine Use
Grace L. Nimmons, MD; Gerry F. Funk, MD; Michael M. Graham, MD, PhD; et alNitin A. Pagedar, MD, MPH
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(5):479-482. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2552

An article about various effects (and retention) of the iodine-based contrast (used for CT scanning, cerebral angiography/venography and similar interventional procedures)

Notably, iodine-based CT contrast may induce (temporary) nephropathy (kidney dysfunction), and/or thyroid dysfunction (not sure if it’s temporary or may become permanent).


Normal Variations and Artifacts in MR Venography that may cause Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis.
October 2015 | DOI:10.1594/ranzcr2015/R-0005
Conference: Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists’ 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting (RANZCR 2015 Adelaide)

  • Aruna Pallewatte at The National Hospital of Sri Lanka
  • N. Liyanage at The National Hospital of Sri Lanka

This article has a great visual illustration of “normal” cerebral (brain) venous structure:



Thanks again!