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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817638/the-transcriptional-profiling-of-human-in-vivo-generated-plasma-cells-identifies-selective-imbalances-in-monoclonal-gammopathies
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Luis M Valor, Beatriz Rodríguez-Bayona, Ana B Ramos-Amaya, José A Brieva, Antonio Campos-Caro
Plasma cells (PC) represent the heterogeneous final stage of the B cells (BC) differentiation process. To characterize the transition of BC into PC, transcriptomes from human naïve BC were compared to those of three functionally-different subsets of human in vivo-generated PC: i) tonsil PC, mainly consisting of early PC; ii) PC released to the blood after a potent booster-immunization (mostly cycling plasmablasts); and, iii) bone marrow CD138+ PC that represent highly mature PC and include the long-lived PC compartment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817571/automated-segmentation-of-mouse-oct-volumes-asimov-validation-clinical-study-of-a-light-damage-model
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Bhavna Josephine Antony, Byung-Jin Kim, Andrew Lang, Aaron Carass, Jerry L Prince, Donald J Zack
The use of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is becoming commonplace for the in vivo longitudinal study of murine models of ophthalmic disease. Longitudinal studies, however, generate large quantities of data, the manual analysis of which is very challenging due to the time-consuming nature of generating delineations. Thus, it is of importance that automated algorithms be developed to facilitate accurate and timely analysis of these large datasets. Furthermore, as the models target a variety of diseases, the associated structural changes can also be extremely disparate...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817389/congenital-anomalies-of-the-optic-disc-insights-from-optical-coherence-tomography-imaging
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Karen W Jeng-Miller, Dean M Cestari, Eric D Gaier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Congenital anomalies of the optic nerve are rare but significant causes of visual dysfunction in children and adults. Accurate diagnosis is dependent on a thorough funduscopic examination, but can be enhanced by imaging information garnered from optical coherence tomography (OCT). We review common congenital optic nerve anomalies, including optic disc pit, optic nerve coloboma, morning glory disc anomaly, and hypoplasia of the optic nerve, review their systemic associations, and discuss insights from OCT imaging...
August 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817086/non-destructive-analysis-of-the-internal-anatomical-structures-of-mosquito-specimens-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Naresh Kumar Ravichandran, Ruchire Eranga Wijesinghe, Seung-Yeol Lee, Kwang Shik Choi, Mansik Jeon, Hee-Young Jung, Jeehyun Kim
The study of mosquitoes and analysis of their behavior are of crucial importance in the on-going efforts to control the alarming increase in mosquito-borne diseases. Furthermore, a non-destructive and real-time imaging technique to study the anatomical features of mosquito specimens can greatly aid the study of mosquitoes. In this study, we demonstrate the three-dimensional imaging capabilities of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for structural analysis of Anopheles sinensis mosquitoes. The anatomical features of An...
August 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816864/increased-photoreceptor-outer-segment-volume-following-systemic-treatment-of-birdshot-chorioretinopathy
#5
Gavin Docherty, Rosanna Martens, Farzin Forooghian
PURPOSE: Retinal degeneration in birdshot chorioretinopathy can be quantified using spectral domain optical coherence tomography by measuring the photoreceptor outer segment (PROS) volume. The purpose of this study was to determine if the PROS volume in BSCR responds to systemic immunomodulatory therapy (IMT). METHODS: Retrospective chart review with analysis of PROS volume derived from spectral domain optical coherence tomography. RESULTS: We identified a total of three patients who met our inclusion criteria...
August 14, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816727/effect-of-time-on-scleral-lens-settling-and-change-in-corneal-clearance
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Heinz Otchere, Lyndon W Jones, Luigina Sorbara
SIGNIFICANCE: With the increase in the use of scleral contact lenses among practitioners, questions regarding lens settling are gradually gaining attention. This is because current studies support the notion that scleral lenses settle back over time. More research is needed to understand the exact cause and the factors that underpin such phenomenon. PURPOSE: The present study aims to assess the effect of time on topographic corneal clearance of three scleral contact lenses of varying sagittal depths...
August 16, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816546/determination-of-topographic-variations-in-inner-retinal-blood-flow-areas-in-young-chinese-subjects-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Minwen Zhou, Bing Lu, Pengfei Zhang, Jingke Zhao, Qiu Wang, Xiaodong Sun
PURPOSE: To investigate (i) topographic variations in, and (ii) establish references for, inner retinal blood flow areas of the macular region of young Chinese subjects by means of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography. METHODS: To measure inner retinal blood flow areas, we scanned an 8 × 8 mm(2) area and centered on the fovea of 336 eyes from 170 subjects using OCT angiography. Blood flow area measurements were made from a 1-mm radius circle, centered on the fovea, and 3 mm to the fovea superiorly, inferiorly, temporally, and nasally...
August 17, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815346/unilateral-cancer-associated-retinopathy-diagnosis-serology-and-treatment
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Dimitri Roels, Shinji Ueno, Cornelia D Talianu, Dafina Draganova, Mineo Kondo, Bart P Leroy
PURPOSE: To report a case of unilateral cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) with clinical, serological and electroretinogram (ERG) normalization after aggressive cancer treatment combined with steroids and rituximab. METHODS: Work-up included extensive clinical and electrophysiological testing. Also, serological work-up for antiretinal antibodies and oncological screening was organized. RESULTS: A 45-year-old female presented with progressive photopsias, photophobia and relative central scotoma in the right eye since 6 weeks prior...
August 16, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814750/the-linear-artifact-in-enhanced-depth-imaging-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Chengguo Zuo, Lan Mi, Shasha Yang, Xinxing Guo, Hui Xiao, Xing Liu
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a valuable ancillary test in the diagnosis and management of chorioretinal disease. The evaluation of choroid thickness using OCT has become the focus of clinical applications. We report a linear artifact that acts as a confounding factor in choroidal thickness measurements by enhanced depth imaging OCT. We found that the linear artifact is located stably at a depth of 485 μm beneath the retinal pigment epithelium in 81.88% of subjects. The study suggested that the linear artifact was a confounding factor in assessing choroidal thickness and that caution should be used in the interpretation of the choroidal thickness, especially when it is approximately 485 μm...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814416/the-volume-of-peripapillary-vessels-within-the-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-study-of-normal-subjects
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Davide Allegrini, Giovanni Montesano, Paolo Fogagnolo, Alfredo Pece, Roberta Riva, Mario R Romano, Luca Rossetti
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To investigate the contribution of vascular volume calculated by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to the measurement of peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness. METHODS: We used OCTA scans to build volumetric maps of the RNFL angiograms by thresholding the decorrelation images and summing the number of white pixels along the z-axis at each location. We used these maps to calculate the contribution of the vascular tissue to the RNFL thickness...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814415/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-enhances-the-detection-of-optic-nerve-damage-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Rebecca I Spain, Liang Liu, Xinbo Zhang, Yali Jia, Ou Tan, Dennis Bourdette, David Huang
BACKGROUND: Quantitative assessment of optic nerve damage is important in the evaluation of optic neuritis (ON) and multiple sclerosis (MS). OBJECTIVE: To detect optic nerve damage using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT angiography in MS. METHODS: Peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (NFL) thickness, macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness and Optic Nerve Head Flow Index (ONH-FI) were measured. The ONH-FI was defined as flow signal averaged over the optic disc...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814409/identification-of-imaging-features-that-determine-quality-and-repeatability-of-retinal-capillary-plexus-density-measurements-in-oct-angiography
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Beau J Fenner, Gavin Sw Tan, Anna Cs Tan, Ian Ys Yeo, Tien Yin Wong, Gemmy Cm Cheung
PURPOSE: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) potentially allows for rapid and non-invasive quantification of retinal capillary plexus density in various disease states. This study aims to identify the key features that influenced the repeatability of OCT-A measurements. METHODS: We obtained OCT-A images on two separate visits in 44 healthy eyes from 44 subjects, each imaged with using the Topcon DRI OCT Triton imaging system. The parafoveal vessel density within a 1...
August 16, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812407/scaling-the-punctum-and-canaliculus-in-patients-undergoing-punctoplasty-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nisha Nesaratnam, Krisztina Emeriewen, Julie Smith, Beena David, James Wawrzynski, Anant Sharma, George M Saleh
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a safe and non-invasive method of high-resolution cross-sectional imaging of tissue microstructures using infrared radiation. This study investigates how the appearance of the punctum and proximal canaliculus differs pre- and post-operatively in patients undergoing punctoplasty surgery. Patients with symptomatic punctal stenosis warranting punctoplasty surgery were prospectively invited to enrol from a single centre. Spectral OCT images of the lower punctae were captured with a Topcon 3D OCT 2000 machine pre- and post-operatively (at their follow-up appointment)...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812133/-watchful-waiting-as-a-therapeutic-principle-for-diseases-of-the-vitreoretinal-interface
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H Hoerauf, B Kirchhof
Elective surgery of the vitreoretinal interface is currently the most common reason for vitrectomy in Germany. The evaluation and correct interpretation of spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) images is of great importance but the indications for vitrectomy in macular surgery should be based more on patient symptoms and not only the OCT findings. Watchful waiting is highlighted as an alternative therapeutic option in individual patients. This article addresses a number of aspects and discrepancies between findings and patients' level of suffering based on binocular symptoms...
August 15, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811934/the-estimates-of-retinal-ganglion-cell-counts-performed-better-than-isolated-structure-and-functional-tests-for-glaucoma-diagnosis
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Bruno L B Esporcatte, Andrea C Kara-José, Luiz Alberto S Melo, Luciano M Pinto, Ivan M Tavares
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) counts as estimated by combining data from standard automated perimetry (SAP) and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS: Healthy individuals and glaucoma patients were included in this cross-sectional study. All eyes underwent 24-2 SITA SAP and structural imaging tests. RGC count estimates were obtained using a previously described algorithm, which combines estimates of RGC numbers from SAP sensitivity thresholds and SD-OCT retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) average thickness...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811895/long-term-rearrangement-of-retinal-structures-in-a-novel-mutation-of-x-linked-retinoschisis
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Stefano Piermarocchi, Stefania Miotto, Davide Colavito, Elda Del Giudice, Alberta Leon, Veronica Maritan, Rita Piermarocchi, Alma Patrizia Tormene
The aim of the present study was to report a novel mutation in the retinoschisin 1 (RS1) gene in a Caucasian family affected by X-linked juvenile retinoschisis (XLRS) and to describe the long-term modification of retinal structure. Two brothers with an early onset maculopathy were diagnosed with XLRS. Fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography and electroretinogram analyses were performed. Their sister was also examined. All subjects were screened for mutations in the RS1 gene...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811187/chiral-resolution-absolute-configuration-and-bioactivity-of-a-new-racemic-asarone-derivative-from-the-rhizome-of-acorus-tatarinowii
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En Gao, Fei-Fei Ren, Jian Zou, Yang Yu, Hong-Xia Fan, Zheng-Qun Zhou, Guo-Dong Chen, Rong-Rong He, Xin-Sheng Yao, Hao Gao
A new asarone-derived racemate (1) was isolated from the rhizome of Acorus tatarinowii. The structure of 1 was established by comprehensive spectroscopic analyses, and it was successfully resolved by chiral HPLC, demonstrating that it is racemic. The absolute configurations of 1a [(-)-acortatarone A] and 1b [(+)-acortatarone A] were determined using quantum chemical calculations. Compounds 1a and 1b were the first cases of asarone derivatives with the 5,7-dialkyl-6-aryl-8-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-3-en-2-one core...
August 12, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811134/a-new-chemotype-inhibitor-for-the-human-organic-cation-transporter-3-hoct3
#18
Xiaolei Pan, Kavita A Iyer, Hebing Liu, Douglas H Sweet, Małgorzata Dukat
Human organic cation transporters (OCTs) represent an understudied neurotransmitter uptake mechanism for which no selective agents have yet been identified. Several neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin, norepinephrine) are low-affinity substrates for these transporters, but possess higher affinity for other transporters (e.g. the serotonin or norepinephrine transporters; SERT and NET, respectively). We have identified a new class of OCT inhibitors with a phenylguanidine structural scaffold. Here, we examine the actions of a series of such compounds and report preliminary structure-activity relationships (SARs) - the first dedicated SAR study of OCT3 action...
August 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810900/polymer-free-dual-drug-eluting-stents-evaluated-in-a-porcine-model
#19
Bin Zhang, Bo Zheng, Xingang Wang, Qiuping Shi, Jia Jia, Yong Huo, Chunshui Pan, Jingyan Han, Ming Chen
BACKGROUND: Although drug-eluting stents have dramatically reduced the rates of restenosis and target lesion revascularization, they are associated with stent thrombosis (ST), a catastrophic event likely due to delayed endothelialization and chronic inflammation caused by the polymer and the metal scaffolds. To increase the safety and efficacy of stents, polymer-free dual drug-eluting stents (DDES) have been developed. METHODS: A total 160 stents (Bare-metal stents (BMS), polymer-free probucol stents (PrES), sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and DDES) were randomly implanted in the coronary arteries of 80 pigs...
August 15, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810643/occludin-downregulation-in-high-glucose-is-regulated-by-sstr2-via-the-vegf-nrp1-akt-signaling-pathway-in-rf-6a-cells
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Mengling Li, Shuaiwei Wang, Songjiang Wang, Lei Zhang, Dongdong Wu, Ruisheng Yang, Ailing Ji, Yanzhang Li, Jun Wang
Occludin is a tight junction protein that forms the permeability barrier, which is typically disturbed in ischemic associated diseases. The aim of the present study was to determine whether somatostatin receptor 2 (SSTR2) in RF/6A cells is involved in the modulation of the downregulation of occludin induced by high glucose, and to evaluate the implicated molecules. RF/6A cells were maintained in Dulbecco's modified Eagle medium and treated with 0 or 30 mM D-glucose. SSTR2 agonist octreotide (OCT), OCT with SSTR2 antagonist cycle-somatostatin (c-SOM) and neuropilin 1 (NRP1) inhibitor ATWLPPR, respectively, were administered to RF/6A cells under high glucose conditions...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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