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Optic canal

A Reum Kim, Ki Bum Ahn, Hyun Young Kim, Ho Seong Seo, Cheol-Heui Yun, Seung Hyun Han
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcus gordonii is a predominant member of the oral microflora and has been isolated from root canals of teeth with refractory apical periodontitis. Biofilm formation is important for various dental diseases, and S. gordonii is involved in dental biofilm formation as an early colonizer. Although serine-rich repeat (SRR) adhesins of S. gordonii such as gordonii surface protein B (GspB) are associated with bacterial colonization, the role of GspB in biofilm formation is not clearly understood...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Endodontics
Rolfe M Radcliffe, Yasmine Messiaen, Nita L Irby, Thomas J Divers, Curtis W Dewey, Katharyn J Mitchell, Lauren V Schnabel, Abraham J Bezuidenhout, Peter V Scrivani, Norm G Ducharme
OBJECTIVE: To report a transnasal, endoscopically guided ventral surgical approach for accessing the cranial and caudal segments of the sphenopalatine sinus for mass removal in a horse. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMAL: Adult horse with acute onset blindness referable to a soft tissue mass within the sphenopalatine sinus. CLINICAL REPORT: A 7-year-old Warmblood gelding presented with a history of running into a fence and falling...
October 12, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
F Ferreira, I Barbosa, P Scelza, D Russano, J Neff, M Montagnana, M Zaccaro Scelza
AIM: To describe a new method for the assessment of nanoscale alterations in the surface topography of nickel-titanium endodontic instruments using a high-resolution optical method, and to verify the accuracy of the technique. METHODOLOGY: Noncontact three-dimensional optical profilometry was used to evaluate defects on a size 25, .08 taper reciprocating instrument (WaveOne(®) ), which was subjected to a cyclic fatigue test in a simulated root canal in a clear resin block...
October 1, 2016: International Endodontic Journal
Pengcheng Li, Anum Butt, Jason L Chien, Mark P Ghassibi, Rafael L Furlanetto, Camila F Netto, Yiyi Liu, Wendy Kirkland, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Robert Ritch, Sung Chul Park
BACKGROUND/AIMS: To characterise in vivo Schlemm's canal (SC) and collector channels (CC) microstructures using enhanced-depth imaging (EDI) optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: Serial horizontal EDI OCT B-scans (81 scans, 15×5° rectangle) were prospectively obtained in the nasal and temporal limbus. SC cross-sectional area (CSA) was measured by delineating its lumen in each B-scan. CCs connected to SC were counted. SC CSA and the number of CCs were compared between the nasal and temporal areas...
September 28, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Vincenzo Giordano, José Sérgio Franco, Hilton Augusto Koch, Pedro José Labronici, Robinson Esteves S Pires, Ney Pecegueiro DO Amaral
OBJECTIVE: : to evaluate the histologic and morphometric characteristics of bone biopsies of the anterior iliac crest of patients of different age groups. METHODS: : we studied 30 bone samples from the iliac crest, using brightfield optical microscopy. We divided the samples by donors' age groups in three groups: Group 1 (n = 10), subjects aged between 25 and 39 years; Group 2 (n = 10), subjects aged between 40 and 64 years; Group 3 (n = 10), individuals aged 65 years and over...
July 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Yingbai Chen, Yunhai Tu, Ben Chen, Jieliang Shi, Bo Yu, Wencan Wu
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility and efficacy of endoscopic transnasal removal of cavernous hemangiomas of the optic canal. DESIGN: Retrospective, non-comparative case series. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients (11 eyes) with cavernous hemangioma of the optic canal underwent endoscopic trans-ethmoidal-sphenoidal removal of the tumor at the Eye Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University from January 2009 to March 2016. In each case, the indication for surgery was decreased visual acuity due to the tumor...
September 23, 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology
Mitsuru Yagi, Shinjiro Kaneko, Yoshiyuki Yato, Takashi Asazuma
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To compare the standing balance and posture between patients with ASD and healthy volunteers (HV). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The effect of adult spinal deformity (ASD) on standing posture and balance has not been fully documented. METHODS: 40 consecutive female patients with ASD (65.4 ± 6.7 years, Cobb angle 48.6 ± 20.2°, C7PL 9.1 ± 6.4 cm, and PI-LL 41...
September 23, 2016: Spine
B B Xie, H W Li, C F Dai
Objective: To identify the targets of the infrared laser stimulating on the cochlea of guinea pig which evoked auditory brainstem response (oABR), and explore the mechanisms of the infrared neurostimulation. Methods: A polished optical fiber with 200 μm diameter (NA=0.22) was planted into the scala tympani of guinea pigs to stimulate the cochlea of both the normal hearing and acute deafened guinea pigs. The direction of the fiber distal was changed to radiate different regions of the scala tympani, recording the oABR respectively...
September 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Antigoni Stylianou, John O Burgess, Perng-Ru Liu, Daniel A Givan, Nathaniel C Lawson
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The clinical challenge of adhering cement to intracanal dentin is transmitting light to the most apical parts of root canals to allow more efficient polymerization of the cement. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the cement-polymerizing ability, microstructure, and radiopacity of a new fiber optic post (iLumi fiber optic Post) with a clinically successful fiber post (DT Light Post). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Polymerizing ability was compared using a modified depth-of-cure protocol...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Holly A Holman, Vy M Tran, Mausam Kalita, Lynn N Nguyen, Sailaja Arungundram, Balagurunathan Kuberan, Richard D Rabbitt
We report on a new xyloside conjugated to BODIPY, BX and its utility to prime fluorescent glycosaminoglycans (BX-GAGs) within the inner ear in vivo. When BX is administered directly into the endolymphatic space of the oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau) inner ear, fluorescent BX-GAGs are primed and become visible in the sensory epithelia of the semicircular canals, utricle, and saccule. Confocal and 2-photon microscopy of vestibular organs fixed 4 h following BX treatment, reveal BX-GAGs constituting glycocalyces that envelop hair cell kinocilium, nerve fibers, and capillaries...
September 12, 2016: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
Chen Xin, Murray Johnstone, Ningli Wang, Ruikang K Wang
We report the use of a high-resolution optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging platform to identify and quantify pressure-dependent aqueous outflow system (AOS) tissue relationships and to infer mechanical stiffness through examination of tissue properties in ex vivo human eyes. Five enucleated human eyes are included in this study, with each eye prepared with four equal-sized quadrants, each encompassing 90 degrees of the limbal circumference. In radial limbal segments perfusion pressure within Schlemm's canal (SC) is controlled by means of a perfusion cannula inserted into the canal lumen, while the other end of the cannula leads to a reservoir at a height that can control the pressure in the cannula...
2016: PloS One
Xiaodong Wang, Wei Wu, Hengzhu Zhang, Qing Lan
AIM: Many approaches for optic nerve decompression have their own advantages and disadvantages. The aim of this study was to perform endoscopic decompression of optic nerve through the supraorbital keyhole and evaluate its feasibility. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten adult cadaveric heads were studied using 4-mm, 0- and 30-degree rigid endoscopes to perform the optic nerve decompression through the supraorbital keyhole extradural approach. Furthermore, the relevant measurements about the optic canal were recorded...
November 13, 2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
Kai B Kang, Scott Jones, Amjad Ahmad, Heather E Moss
We report a case of a 16 year-old healthy male, who experienced loss of vision in the right eye immediately after getting punched by a fist. His visual acuity improved to 20/20 within hours, and the optic nerve head appeared normal. CT scan of the orbits showed fractures of the right inferior orbital wall and lamina papyracea. The morning after the injury, he awoke with right eye vision decline to count fingers. There was pallid optic nerve swelling. MRI scan of the orbits showed right medial rectus enlargement and no optic canal abnormalities...
2016: Neuro-ophthalmology
Rafael Rodrigues Soares de Magalhães, Lígia Carolina Moreira Braga, Érika Sales Joviano Pereira, Isabella Faria da Cunha Peixoto, Vicente Tadeu Lopes Buono, Maria Guiomar de Azevedo Bahia
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the influence of clinical use, in vivo, on the torsional behavior of Reciproc and WaveOne instruments considering the possibility that they degraded with use. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Diameter at each millimeter, pitch length, and area at 3 mm from the tip were determined for both types of instruments. Twenty-four instruments, size 25, 0.08 taper, of each system were divided into two groups (n=12 each): Control Group (CG), in which new Reciproc (RC) and WaveOne Primary (WO) instruments were tested in torsion until rupture based on ISO 3630-1; and Experimental Group (EG), in which each new instrument was clinically used to clean and shape the root canals of one molar...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
Pravin Salunke, Apinderpreet Singh, Arsikere N Deepak
BACKGROUND: Resection of heavily calcified craniopharyngioma is a quite challenging. The stretched optic nerves, perforators and stalk are likely to be jeopardised further during attempts to break the calcified chunks especially through narrow corridors. The authors describe a surgical technique to mobilize bilateral optic nerves and drilling the calcified chunk to crumple it. METHODS: This technique was used in 6 patients with heavily calcified craniopharyngiomas (2 recurrent), who had presented with progressive visual loss...
August 17, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Akihito Uji, Yuki Muraoka, Nagahisa Yoshimura
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate a novel imaging technique to identify the continuous posttrabecular aqueous outflow pathway from a single B-scan, using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). METHODS: Three-dimensional volume scans of the temporal or nasal side of the anterior segment area at the limbus were acquired from 11 eyes of 11 healthy subjects, using SS-OCT. The aqueous outflow pathway was identified using an en face OCT image and reconstructed images of the vasculature (vasculature map)...
August 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Swati Singh, Mohammad Javed Ali, Milind N Naik
Incomplete punctal canalization is a form of punctal dysgenesis with membranous noncanalization and can be confused with punctal agenesis. The clinical and diagnostic features are known; however, familial incomplete punctal canalization has not been reported earlier. A family with 3 affected members is presented in this series with similar incomplete punctal canalization and nasolacrimal duct obstructions. After membranotomy and endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with bicanalicular intubation, all of them are free of epiphora at last visit...
August 16, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Milap P Mehta, Rao V Chundury, Eric S Ahn, Dipesh Mehta, Lyman M Jellema, Julian D Perry
PURPOSE: To determine how accurately a ray through the anterior and posterior ethmoidal foramina predicts the location of the optic foramen. METHODS: Dried, well-preserved, complete human skulls without bony defects belonging to the Hamann-Todd osteological collection of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History were examined. Photography was performed and a ray was drawn on orbit photographs extending through the center of the anterior and posterior ethmoidal foramina toward the optic canal...
August 16, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
D Lubbe, H Mustak, A Taylor, J Fagan
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August 16, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Daiva Paulaviciute-Baikstiene, Renata Vaiciuliene, Vytautas Jasinskas, Ingrida Januleviciene
Purpose. To evaluate the in vivo changes in Schlemm's canal (SC) and the trabecular meshwork (TM) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) after phacocanaloplasty using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). Methods. Ten eyes of nine patients with POAG (6 men and 3 women) who underwent phacocanaloplasty. Preoperative and postoperative visual acuity (VA), intraocular pressure (IOP), and use of glaucoma medications were evaluated. The main outcome measures were the area of SC and TM thickness assessed using AS-OCT before and 12 months after surgery...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
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