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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905829/variation-in-the-vitreoretinal-configuration-of-stage-4-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-photocoagulated-and-treatment-naive-eyes-undergoing-vitrectomy
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Salil Sharad Gadkari, Madan Deshpande
PURPOSE: We sought to document the difference in the vitreoretinal configuration of Stage 4 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in photocoagulated and treatment naive eyes undergoing vitrectomy and to correlate it with surgical complexity. METHODS: Consecutive eyes posted for vitrectomy with Stage 4 ROP were documented preoperatively using a RetCam for the presence of peripheral traction (PT), presence of central traction just outside the arcades, and presence of traction extending to the lens...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905827/refractive-and-ocular-biometric-profile-of-children-with-a-history-of-laser-treatment-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity
#2
Savleen Kaur, Jaspreet Sukhija, Deeksha Katoch, Mansi Sharma, Ramanuj Samanta, Mangat R Dogra
PURPOSE: Indian children belong to a diverse socioeconomic strata with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) developing in mature, higher birth weight babies as well. The purpose of our study is to analyze the long-term status of refractive errors and its relationship with ocular biometry in children with ROP who were laser treated at a tertiary center in North India. METHODS: Cross sectional study. Children (<16 years) enrolled from January 2014 to December 2014 with a history of laser treatment for ROP and examined for refractive and biometric status...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860671/polyphasic-taxonomy-of-aspergillus-section-aspergillus-formerly-eurotium-and-its-occurrence-in-indoor-environments-and-food
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A J Chen, V Hubka, J C Frisvad, C M Visagie, J Houbraken, M Meijer, J Varga, R Demirel, Ž Jurjević, A Kubátová, F Sklenář, Y G Zhou, R A Samson
Aspergillus section Aspergillus (formerly the genus Eurotium) includes xerophilic species with uniseriate conidiophores, globose to subglobose vesicles, green conidia and yellow, thin walled eurotium-like ascomata with hyaline, lenticular ascospores. In the present study, a polyphasic approach using morphological characters, extrolites, physiological characters and phylogeny was applied to investigate the taxonomy of this section. Over 500 strains from various culture collections and new isolates obtained from indoor environments and a wide range of substrates all over the world were identified using calmodulin gene sequencing...
September 2017: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845603/comparison-of-anterior-segment-health-in-wild-and-captive-common-murres
#4
Kate S Freeman, Christine Fiorello, Michael Murray
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the anterior segment health of wild and captive common murres. PROCEDURES: Thirty wild common murres (Uria aalge) were captured and housed in freshwater pools and had an adnexal and anterior segment exam performed prior to a subsequent wildlife health study. The examination included phenol red thread tear tests, fluorescein staining, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, rebound tonometry, and conjunctival culture sampling. Six captive common murres housed in natural seawater at the Monterey Bay Aquarium were examined in a similar manner...
August 27, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826410/altered-functional-connectivity-of-the-subthalamus-and-the-bed-nucleus-of-the-stria-terminalis-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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M Cano, P Alonso, I Martínez-Zalacaín, M Subirà, E Real, C Segalàs, J Pujol, N Cardoner, J M Menchón, C Soriano-Mas
BACKGROUND: The assessment of inter-regional functional connectivity (FC) has allowed for the description of the putative mechanism of action of treatments such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the nucleus accumbens in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Nevertheless, the possible FC alterations of other clinically-effective DBS targets have not been explored. Here we evaluated the FC patterns of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST) in patients with OCD, as well as their association with symptom severity...
August 22, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818755/biochemical-abnormalities-in-basal-ganglia-and-executive-dysfunction-in-acute-and-euthymic-episode-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-a-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-study
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Shunkai Lai, Shuming Zhong, Xiaoxiao Liao, Ying Wang, Jingyu Huang, Shanhong Zhang, Yao Sun, Hui Zhao, Yanbin Jia
BACKGROUND: Recent studies found abnormal biochemical metabolism and executive cognitive deficits in acute bipolar disorder (BD). However, the evidence concerning in euthymic BD is limited. Thus, a comparison between acute and euthymic BD is conductive to better understanding the association between cognition and the outcome of neuroimaging. This study sought to investigate the relationship between the executive function and the biochemical metabolism in acute- and euthymic-episode BD patients and delineate the prominent endophenotype of BD...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794574/pseudodidymellaceae-fam-nov-phylogenetic-affiliations-of-mycopappus-like-genera-in-dothideomycetes
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A Hashimoto, M Matsumura, K Hirayama, R Fujimoto, K Tanaka
The familial placement of four genera, Mycodidymella, Petrakia, Pseudodidymella, and Xenostigmina, was taxonomically revised based on morphological observations and phylogenetic analyses of nuclear rDNA SSU, LSU, tef1, and rpb2 sequences. ITS sequences were also provided as barcode markers. A total of 130 sequences were newly obtained from 28 isolates which are phylogenetically related to Melanommataceae (Pleosporales, Dothideomycetes) and its relatives. Phylogenetic analyses and morphological observation of sexual and asexual morphs led to the conclusion that Melanommataceae should be restricted to its type genus Melanomma, which is characterised by ascomata composed of a well-developed, carbonaceous peridium, and an aposphaeria-like coelomycetous asexual morph...
June 2017: Studies in Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781902/study-on-lesion-assessment-of-cerebello-thalamo-cortical-network-in-wilson-s-disease-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Anqin Wang, Hongli Wu, Chunsheng Xu, Lanfeng Tang, Jaeyoun Lee, Min Wang, Man Jiang, Chuanfu Li, Qi Lu, Chunyun Zhang
Wilson's disease (WD) is a genetic disorder of copper metabolism with pathological copper accumulation in the brain and any other tissues. This article aimed to assess lesions in cerebello-thalamo-cortical network with an advanced technique of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in WD. 35 WD patients and 30 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers were recruited to accept diffusion-weighted images with 15 gradient vectors and conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The DTI parameters, including fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusion (MD), were calculated by diffusion kurtosis estimator software...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773161/effect-of-isothermal-temperature-on-growth-behavior-of-nanostructured-bainite-in-laser-cladded-coatings
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Yanbing Guo, Chengwu Yao, Kai Feng, Zhuguo Li, Paul K Chu, Yixiong Wu
The growth and propagation behavior of austenite-to-bainite isothermal transformation in laser-cladded, Si-rich, and Fe-based coatings is investigated. The crystallographic features, orientation relationship at different isothermal temperatures, and the morphology of the nanostructured bainite are determined. The Nishiyama-Wassermann type orientation relationship is observed at a high temperature and at a low temperature, and mixed Nishiyama-Wassermann and Kurdjumov-Sach mechanisms are seen. The growth direction is investigated by the partial dislocation theory and an extrapolated model based on the repeated formation of lenticular-shaped subunits and pile-up along the close-packed directions of the close-packed planes...
July 14, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765058/changes-in-cerebral-metabolites-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-meta-analysis-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
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REVIEW
Guang-Yao Wu, Qing Zhang, Jian-Lin Wu, Li Jing, Yang Tan, Tai-Chun Qiu, Jiao Zhao
To investigate whether there were differences and consistent patterns that highlight and consolidate the metabolite changes in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a meta-analysis of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) was conducted. PubMed, Web of Science, and Embase databases were searched up to August 2016 for collecting the relevant studies. After an inclusion and exclusion criteria, the data was extracted. The data was analyzed using Stata software v.12.0. The weight mean difference (MD) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to compare continuous variables...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740298/thermal-pasting-and-morphological-properties-of-starch-granules-of-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-varieties
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Rajesh Kumar, B S Khatkar
Large (A) and small (B) granules of wheat starch were separated and their morphological, thermal, structural and pasting properties were investigated. The pasting properties of starches from two wheat varieties showed significant differences. For wheat variety C-306, the unfractionated starch showed higher peak, trough, breakdown, final, and setback viscosities than the starch isolated from wheat variety WH-147. On the contrary, unfractionated starch of variety WH-147 has higher pasting temperature than the starch of the variety C-306...
July 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708726/measuring-cerebral-hypoperfusion-induced-by-hyperventilation-challenge-with-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-healthy-volunteers
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Aude Pavilla, Alessandro Arrigo, Mehdi Mejdoubi, Régis Duvauferrier, Giulio Gambarota, Hervé Saint-Jalmes
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility to assess cerebral hypoperfusion with a hyperventilation (HV) challenge protocol using intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) magnetic resonance imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging experiments were performed on 10 healthy volunteers at 1.5 T, with a diffusion IVIM magnetic resonance imaging protocol using a set of b-values optimized by Cramer-Rao Lower Bound analysis. Hypoperfusion was induced by an HV maneuver...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643537/a-diffusion-weighted-imaging-study-of-basal-ganglia-in-schizophrenia
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Giuseppe Delvecchio, Alessandro Pigoni, Cinzia Perlini, Marco Barillari, Amelia Versace, Mirella Ruggeri, A Carlo Altamura, Marcella Bellani, Paolo Brambilla
OBJECTIVES: Several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies provided evidence of selective brain abnormalities in schizophrenia, both in cortical and subcortical structures. Basal ganglia are of particular interest, given not only the high concentration of dopaminergic neurons and receptors, but also for their crucial role in cognitive functions, commonly impaired in schizophrenia. To date, very few studies explored basal ganglia using diffusion imaging, which is sensitive to microstructural organization in brain tissues...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553069/the-use-of-wavelight-%C3%A2-contoura-to-create-a-uniform-cornea-the-lyra-protocol-part-1-the-effect-of-higher-order-corneal-aberrations-on-refractive-astigmatism
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Manoj Motwani
PURPOSE: To demonstrate how higher-order corneal aberrations can cancel out, modify, or induce lower-order corneal astigmatism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six representative eyes are presented that show different scenarios in which higher-order aberrations interacting with corneal astigmatism can affect the manifest refraction. WaveLight(®) Contoura ablation maps showing the higher-order aberrations are shown, as are results of correction with full measured correction using the LYRA (Layer Yolked Reduction of Astigmatism) Protocol...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549087/thalamic-alterations-remote-to-infarct-appear-as-focal-iron-accumulation-and-impact-clinical-outcome
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Grégory Kuchcinski, Fanny Munsch, Renaud Lopes, Antoine Bigourdan, Jason Su, Sharmila Sagnier, Pauline Renou, Jean-Pierre Pruvo, Brian K Rutt, Vincent Dousset, Igor Sibon, Thomas Tourdias
See Duering and Schmidt (doi:10.1093/awx135) for a scientific commentary on this article.Thalamic alterations have been observed in infarcts initially sparing the thalamus but interrupting thalamo-cortical or cortico-thalamic projections. We aimed at extending this knowledge by demonstrating with in vivo imaging sensitive to iron accumulation, one marker of neurodegeneration, that (i) secondary thalamic alterations are focally located in specific thalamic nuclei depending on the initial infarct location; and (ii) such secondary alterations can contribute independently to the long-term outcome...
July 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532939/guiding-flying-spot-laser-transepithelial-phototherapeutic-keratectomy-with-optical-coherence-tomography
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REVIEW
Yan Li, Hideaki Yokogawa, Maolong Tang, Winston Chamberlain, Xinbo Zhang, David Huang
PURPOSE: To analyze transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) results using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and develop a model to guide the laser dioptric and depth settings. SETTING: Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon, USA. DESIGN: Prospective nonrandomized case series. METHODS: Patients with superficial corneal opacities and irregularities had transepithelial PTK with a flying-spot excimer laser by combining wide-zone myopic and hyperopic astigmatic ablations...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532926/sequential-segmental-terminal-lenticular-side-cut-dissection-for-safe-and-effective-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-in-thin-lenticules
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Soosan Jacob, Amar Agarwal, Cosimo Mazzotta, Athiya Agarwal, John Michael Raj
Small-incision lenticule extraction may be associated with complications such as partial lenticular dissection, torn lenticule, lenticular adherence to cap, torn cap, and sub-cap epithelial ingrowth, some of which are more likely to occur during low-myopia corrections. We describe sequential segmental terminal lenticular side-cut dissection to facilitate minimally traumatic and smooth lenticular extraction. Anterior lamellar dissection is followed by central posterior lamellar dissection, leaving a thin peripheral rim and avoiding the lenticular side cut...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525556/transcriptome-of-the-gsh-depleted-lens-reveals-changes-in-detoxification-and-emt-signaling-genes-transport-systems-and-lipid-homeostasis
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Jeremy A Whitson, Xiang Zhang, Mario Medvedovic, Jenny Chen, Zongbo Wei, Vincent M Monnier, Xingjun Fan
Purpose: To understand the effects of glutathione (GSH)-deficiency on genetic processes that regulate lens homeostasis and prevent cataractogenesis. Methods: The transcriptome of lens epithelia and fiber cells was obtained from C57BL/6 LEGSKO (lens GSH-synthesis knockout) and buthionine sulfoximine (BSO)-treated LEGSKO mice and compared to C57BL/6 wild-type mice using RNA-Seq. Transcriptomic data were confirmed by qPCR and Western blot/ELISA on a subset of genes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515637/ultrasound-biomicroscopy-value-in-evaluation-of-restoration-of-ciliary-muscles-contractility-after-cataract-extraction
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Ayser Abd El-Hameed Fayed
PURPOSE: To assess the changes in the contractility of the ciliary muscle in eyes with presbyopia before and after phacoemulsification and intracapsular lens implantation using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 50 eyes of 30 consecutive subjects operated at the Department of Ophthalmology. Patients with any ocular disorder affecting visual acuity, corneal surface irregularities, had posterior capsular perforation or intensive postoperative corneal edema, or were <35 years of age, were excluded...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507388/congenital-nuclear-cataracts-in-a-holstein-dairy-herd
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Stephanie Osinchuk, Lyall Petrie, Marina Leis, Fritz Schumann, Bianca Bauer, Lynne Sandmeyer, Kayla Madder, Fiona Buchanan, Bruce Grahn
This report describes congenital nuclear cataracts and posterior lenticonus in a closed purebred Holstein dairy herd in Canada. Ophthalmic examinations were completed on 30 male and 249 female cattle aged newborn to 10 years old. Nutritional, infectious, and toxic etiologies were investigated. Necropsies of 3 affected calves were performed and eyes of 2 additional affected calves were examined with light microscopy. Bilateral nuclear cataracts were identified in 53/279 (19%) animals. Additional congenital anomalies observed included posterior lenticonus, iris to lens persistent pupillary membranes (n = 7), and lenticular colobomata (n = 1)...
May 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
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