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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637033/quantitative-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography-of-early-enamel-erosion-in-vivo
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Rupert S Austin, Maisalamah Haji Taha, Frederic Festy, Richard Cook, Manoharan Andiappan, Juliana Gomez, Iain A Pretty, Rebecca Moazzez
Swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) shows potential for the in vivo quantitative evaluation of micro-structural enamel surface phenomena occurring during early erosive demineralization. This randomized controlled single-blind cross-over clinical study aimed to evaluate the use of SS-OCT for detecting optical changes in the enamel of 30 healthy volunteers subjected to orange juice rinsing (erosive challenge) in comparison to mineral water rinsing (control), according to wiped and non-wiped enamel surface states...
June 22, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636408/pattern-visual-evoked-potential-pattern-electroretinogram-and-retinal-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-in-patients-with-migraine-during-and-after-aura
#2
Amany Abd El-Fattah El-Shazly, Yousra Ahmed Farweez, Momen Mahmoud Hamdi, Noha Ezzat El-Sherbiny
PURPOSE: To study pattern visual evoked potential (PVEP), pattern electroretinogram (PERG), and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness in patients with migraine during and after aura. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 60 eyes of 60 patients with migraine (Group 1) and 30 healthy volunteers (30 eyes) as controls (Group 2). Group 1 was studied twice, during a visual aura (1-a) and in between attacks (1-b). All participants underwent full ophthalmological examination, PVEP, PERG, and optical coherence tomographyOCT imaging of the RNFL thickness for each patient...
June 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636406/protective-effect-of-intravitreal-administration-of-exosomes-derived-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-retinal-ischemia
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Elad Moisseiev, Johnathon D Anderson, Sharon Oltjen, Mayank Goswami, Robert J Zawadzki, Jan A Nolta, Susanna S Park
PURPOSE: Exosomes derived from human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) cultured under hypoxic conditions contain proteins and growth factors that promote angiogenesis. This study investigated the effect of intravitreal administration of these exosomes on retinal ischemia using a murine model. METHODS: Oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) was induced by exposing one-week-old male C57BL/6J mice to 5 days of 75% hyperoxic conditioning, and returning to room air. After hyperoxic conditioning, the right eye of each mouse was injected intravitreally with 1 µl saline or exosomes derived from hMSCs and compared to control mice of the same age raised in room air without OIR injected intravitreally with saline...
June 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636255/recombinant-human-serum-albumin-for-corneal-preservation
#4
Mohit Parekh, Hossein Elbadawy, Gianni Salvalaio, Marie-Claude Amoureux, Enzo Di Iorio, Denis Fortier, Diego Ponzin, Stefano Ferrari, Alessandro Ruzza
PURPOSE: To study the performance of a completely synthetic organ culture (OC) preservation system containing recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA) for preservation of human donor corneas. METHODS: Twenty-four paired donor corneas were randomly collected, and one cornea from each donor was preserved in synthetic (experimental) and serum-based media (control). The tissues were assessed at day 0; after 6 days of preservation at room temperature (RT) in Cornea Trans(®) and Cornea Prep II(®) ; after 28 days at 31°C in Cornea Syn(®) [with rHSA] and Cornea Max(®) [with foetal calf serum (FCS)] and; 4-day post deswelling in Cornea Trans(®) and Cornea Jet(®) ...
June 21, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635642/lack-of-association-between-serum-vitamin-b%C3%A2-vitamin-b12-and-vitamin-d-levels-with-different-types-of-glaucoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Shengjie Li, Danhui Li, Mingxi Shao, Wenjun Cao, Xinghuai Sun
Although vitamins play a major role in health, and their deficiency may be linked to symptoms of optic-nerve dysfunction, the association between serum vitamin levels and glaucoma in humans remains controversial. In this study, articles in the PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE databases were searched up to 25March 2017. Nine studies on primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), four studies on normal tension glaucoma (NTG), and six studies on exfoliative glaucoma (EXG) were retrieved. The combined results showed no differences in the levels of serum vitamin B₆ between POAG (p = 0...
June 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635357/hypertrophy-of-the-ligamentum-flavum-and-expression-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta
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Aierken Amudong, Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Tuerhongjiang Abudourexiti
Objective To explore the relationship between cellular apoptosis and hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum in the lumbar region. Methods Thirty patients with lumbar spinal stenosis were evaluated. Hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum was present in 15 patients and absent in 15. Hematoxylin-eosin staining and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) immunohistochemical testing were applied to compare these two groups. Results Derangement of fibrous alignment, fibrocartilage changes, and infiltration of inflammatory cells were observed in the patients with hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum, while fibrous alignment was normal and few inflammatory cells were observed in patients without hypertrophy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635288/color-control-of-pr-3-luminescence-by-electron-hole-recombination-energy-transfer-in-catio3-and-cazro3
#7
Zoila Barandiaran, Marco Bettinelli, Luis Seijo
Controlling luminescence in phosphors able to produce several emissions from different stable excited states determines their use in optical devices. We investigate the color control mechanism that quenches the greenish-blue emission in favor of the red one in the archetype phosphor CaTiO3:Pr(3+). State-of-the-art ab initio calculations indicate that direct host-to-dopant energy transfer (released by electron-hole recombination following the interband excitation and structural reorganization) selectively populates the (1)D2 red luminescent state of Pr(3+) and bypasses the (3)P0 greenish-blue emitter...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635250/a-highly-stimuli-responsive-au-nanorods-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-pnipam-composite-hydrogel-for-smart-switch
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Chuan-Ling Zhang, Fu-Hu Cao, Jin-Long Wang, Zhi-Long Yu, Jin Ge, Yang Lu, Zhi-Hua Wang, Shu-Hong Yu
To achieve both fast response and structural integrity during the repeating volume changes are the most significant chal-lenges for thermo-responsive hydrogels. In this work, AuNRs/PNIPAM composite hydrogel with fast thermal/optical re-sponse and structural integrity is facilely prepared by electrospinning and following a curing treatment. By combining the photothermal property of AuNRs and thermal-responsive effect of PNIPAM, the composite hydrogel shows fast thermal/photo-response, high heating rate and high structural integrity with fiercely size change...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635143/controlling-the-photonic-properties-of-cholesteric-cellulose-nanocrystal-films-with-magnets
#9
Bruno Frka-Petesic, Giulia Guidetti, Gen Kamita, Silvia Vignolini
The self-assembly of cellulose nanocrystals is a powerful method for the fabrication of biosourced photonic films with a chiral optical response. While various techniques have been exploited to tune the optical properties of such systems, the presence of external fields has yet to be reported to significantly modify their optical properties. In this work, by using small commercial magnets (≈ 0.5-1.2 T) the orientation of the cholesteric domains is enabled to tune in suspension as they assemble into films...
June 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635138/snake-spectacle-vessel-permeability-to-sodium-fluorescein
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Roy W Bellhorn, Ann R Strom, Monica J Motta, John Doval, Michelle G Hawkins, Joanne Paul-Murphy
OBJECTIVE: Assess vascular permeability of the snake spectacle to sodium fluorescein during resting and shedding phases of the ecdysis cycle. ANIMAL STUDIED: Ball python (Python regius). PROCEDURES: The snake was anesthetized, and spectral domain optic coherence tomography was performed prior to angiographic procedures. An electronically controlled digital single-lens reflex camera with a dual-head flash equipped with filters suitable for fluorescein angiography was used to make images...
June 20, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635102/ratiometric-analysis-of-optical-coherence-tomography-measured-in%C3%A2-vivo-retinal-layer-thicknesses-for-the-detection-of-early-diabetic-retinopathy
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Basanta Bhaduri, Ryan L Shelton, Ryan M Nolan, Lucas Hendren, Alexandra Almasov, Leanne T Labriola, Stephen A Boppart
Influence of diabetes mellitus (DM) and diabetic retinopathy (DR) on parafoveal retinal thicknesses and their ratios was evaluated. Six retinal layer boundaries were segmented from spectral-domain optical coherence tomography images using open-source software. Five study groups: (1) healthy control (HC) subjects, and subjects with (2) controlled DM, (3) uncontrolled DM, (4) controlled DR and (5) uncontrolled DR, were identified. The one-way analyses of variance (ANOVA) between adjacent study groups (i. e...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635081/understanding-and-improving-photo-control-of-ion-channels-in-nociceptors-with-azobenzene-photoswitches
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Alexandre Mourot, Christian Herold, Michael A Kienzler, Richard H Kramer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We previously developed a photoisomerizable local anaesthetic, named QAQ, to gain rapid, optical control over pain signaling without involving genetic modification. In darkness or in green light, trans-QAQ blocks voltage-gated K(+) and Na(+) channels and silences action potentials in pain-sensing neurons. Upon photoisomerization to cis with near UV light, QAQ blockade is rapidly relieved and neuronal activity is restored. However, the molecular mechanism of cis and trans QAQ blockade is not known...
June 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634498/evaluation-of-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-biocompatibility-and-changes-in-the-expression-of-apoptosis-regulatory-proteins-induced-by-cerium-oxide-nanocrystals
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Shahanavaj Khan, Anees A Ansari, Christian Rolfo, Andreia Coelho, Maha Abdulla, Khayal Al-Khayal, Rehan Ahmad
Cerium oxide nanocrystals (CeO2-NCs) exhibit superoxide dismutase and catalase mimetic activities. Based on these catalytic activities, CeO2-NCs have been suggested to have the potential to treat various diseases. The crystalline size of these materials is an important factor that influences the performance of CeO2-NCs. Previous reports have shown that several metal-based nanocrystals, including CeO2-NCs, can induce cytotoxicity in cancer cells. However, the underlying mechanisms have remained unclear. To characterize the anticancer activities of CeO2-NCs, several assays related to the mechanism of cytotoxicity and induction of apoptosis has been performed...
2017: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634334/image-guided-transplantation-of-single-cells-in-the-bone-marrow-of-live-animals
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Raphaël Turcotte, Clemens Alt, Judith M Runnels, Kyoko Ito, Juwell W Wu, Walid Zaher, Luke J Mortensen, Lev Silberstein, Daniel C Côté, Andrew L Kung, Keisuke Ito, Charles P Lin
Transplantation of a single hematopoietic stem cell is an important method for its functional characterization, but the standard transplantation protocol relies on cell homing to the bone marrow after intravenous injection. Here, we present a method to transplant single cells directly into the bone marrow of live mice. We developed an optical platform that integrates a multiphoton microscope with a laser ablation unit for microsurgery and an optical tweezer for cell micromanipulation. These tools allow image-guided single cell transplantation with high spatial control...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633563/mammalian-synthetic-biology-engineering-biological-systems
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Joshua B Black, Pablo Perez-Pinera, Charles A Gersbach
The programming of new functions into mammalian cells has tremendous application in research and medicine. Continued improvements in the capacity to sequence and synthesize DNA have rapidly increased our understanding of mechanisms of gene function and regulation on a genome-wide scale and have expanded the set of genetic components available for programming cell biology. The invention of new research tools, including targetable DNA-binding systems such as CRISPR/Cas9 and sensor-actuator devices that can recognize and respond to diverse chemical, mechanical, and optical inputs, has enabled precise control of complex cellular behaviors at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution...
June 21, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633092/epilepsy-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Anthony Pecoraro, Eric Arehart, William Gallentine, Rodney Radtke, Edward Smith, Carolyn Pizoli, Sujay Kansagra, Elie Abdelnour, Roger McLendon, Mohamad A Mikati
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of epilepsy in patients with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). METHODS: Analysis of a cohort of consecutive NF1 patients seen in our NF1 clinic during a three-year period. RESULTS: Of the 184 NF1 patients seen during that period, 26 had epilepsy and three had febrile seizures. Of the 26, 17 (65%) had localization-related epilepsy, seven of whom (41%) were drug resistant. Six (23%) had apparently primary generalized epilepsy (0/6 drug resistant), two (8%) Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and one (4%) West syndrome (all three were drug-resistant)...
June 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632734/choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Meleha Ahmad, Patrick A Kaszubski, Lucy Cobbs, Harmony Reynolds, Roland Theodore Smith
PURPOSE: To evaluate choroidal thickness (CTh) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to healthy controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. METHODS: Setting: Ambulatory clinic of a large city hospital. Patient population: Thirty-four patients had documented CAD, defined as history of >50% obstruction in at least one coronary artery on cardiac catheterization, positive stress test, ST elevation myocardial infarction, or revascularization procedure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632403/effect-of-amblyopia-treatment-on-choroidal-thickness-in-children-with-hyperopic-anisometropic-amblyopia
#18
Seray Aslan Bayhan, Hasan Ali Bayhan
PURPOSE: To evaluate choroidal thickness (CT) in the eyes of children with hyperopic anisometropic amblyopia and to assess changes in CT during amblyopia treatment using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: This longitudinal study, initially enrolled 40 patients, aged 3-9 years with hyperopic anisometropic amblyopia. Patients underwent treatment with refractive correction alone for 16 weeks and if needed, with refractive correction and patching treatment thereafter (6 months)...
June 20, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632153/fabrication-and-characterization-of-plasmonic-nanopores-with-cavities-in-the-solid-support
#19
Bita Malekian, Kunli Xiong, Gustav Emilsson, Jenny Andersson, Cecilia Fager, Eva Olsson, Elin M Larsson-Langhammer, Andreas B Dahlin
Plasmonic nanostructures are widely used for various sensing applications by monitoring changes in refractive index through optical spectroscopy or as substrates for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. However, in most practical situations conventional surface plasmon resonance is preferred for biomolecular interaction analysis because of its high resolution in surface coverage and the simple single-material planar interface. Still, plasmonic nanostructures may find unique sensing applications, for instance when the nanoscale geometry itself is of interest...
June 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632028/the-effect-of-combined-systemic-erythropoietin-and-steroid-on-non-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-a-prospective-study
#20
Mohammad Pakravan, Hamed Esfandiari, Kiana Hassanpour, Sarvnaz Razavi, Parastou Pakravan
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of combined intravenous (IV) erythropoietin (EPO) and corticosteroid as well as systemic steroid alone for the treatment of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). METHODS: In this prospective interventional comparative case series, 113 consecutive patients diagnosed with recent onset (less than 14 days) NAION were included. Patients were categorized into three groups. 40 patients received systemic IV corticosteroid combined with recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) (group 1), 43 patients received systemic corticosteroid alone (group 2), and 30 patients were enrolled as the control group (group 3)...
February 26, 2017: Current Eye Research
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