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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733050/the-optical-imaging-of-an-idiopathic-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-chinese-young-man-and-review-of-the-literatures
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REVIEW
Yanyan Chen, Yuedong Hu
We report a case of idiopathic paracentral acute middle maculopathy with typical optical imaging and clinical features. A 26-year-old Chinese policeman presented with a 20-day history of paracentral scotoma in the left eye after early wake-up and long-time working in front of computer the day before. He experienced sudden-onset strong flash in his left eye. Paracentral scotoma appeared in his left eye after 6hours of rest. The general history was negative. His best-corrected visual acuity was 20/20 OU. Anterior segment, dilated fundus examination, papillary evaluation and intraocular pressure were normal...
July 18, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730092/parameters-of-ocular-fundus-on-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-for-glaucoma-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Yu-Lin Tao, Li-Ming Tao, Zheng-Xuan Jiang, He-Ting Liu, Kun Liang, Mo-Han Li, Xuan-Sheng Zhu, Yan-Lin Ren, Bing-Jie Cui
In this review, we summarize the progression of several parameters assessed by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in recent years for the detection of glaucoma. Monitoring the progression of defects in the retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness is essential. Imaging and analysis of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and inner plexiform layer (IPL), respectively, have been of great importance. Optic nerve head (ONH) topography obtained from 3D SD-OCT images is another crucial step. Other important assessments involve locating the Bruch's membrane opening (BMO), estimating the optic disc size and rim area, and measuring the lamina cribrosa displacement...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723781/assessment-of-optic-disc-and-ganglion-cell-layer-in-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
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Evre Pekel, Gökhan Tufaner, Hüseyin Kaya, Alper Kaşıkçı, Gökhan Deda, Gökhan Pekel
The purpose of this study was to compare the optic disc parameters, retinal nerve fiber (RNFL), and macular ganglion cell layers between patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2 and healthy controls.In this cross-sectional study, 69 eyes of 69 diabetic patients without diabetic retinopathy and 47 eyes of 47 healthy controls were included. Optic disc parameters (i.e., rim area, disc area, cup to disc ratio, cup volume), RNFL, and macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layers (GCL + IPL) thickness were measured by means of spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723600/detailed-analysis-of-high-frequency-auditory-brainstem-response-in-patients-with-tinnitus-a-preliminary-study
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Joseph Pinkl, Matthew J Wilson, Danica Billingsly, Raymundo Munguia-Vazquez
Increased spontaneous activity and aberrant neural synchrony is thought to be the underlying cause of tinnitus. The perceived pitch of tinnitus may be dictated by frequency specific neural fibers of the subcortical pathway, or the projection of altered cortical activity by-way-of tonotopic reorganizations. Subcortical neural activity in relation to tinnitus was characterized using ABR measurements. In the present study, 11 patients (21 ears) with constant tonal tinnitus underwent a two-part experiment. Experiment 1 involved click ABR measurements and included two experimental groups: tinnitus with normal hearing from 2000-4000 Hz (GI) and tinnitus with hearing loss within the range of 2000-4000 Hz (GII)...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717139/relationship-between-retinal-inner-nuclear-layer-thickness-and-severity-of-visual-field-loss-in-glaucoma
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Eun Kyoung Kim, Hae-Young Lopilly Park, Chan Kee Park
Glaucoma is a disease characterized by pathologic changes in inner retinal layers, which are comprised of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). As retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) cross over other retinal neurons that are connected by synapses, it is meaningful to investigate the outer retinal changes in glaucoma. We evaluated the association between thicknesses of segmented retinal layers in macular region and severity of visual field loss in open-angle glaucoma (OAG). This study involved 103 glaucomatous eyes. Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL), ganglion cell layer (GCL), inner plexiform layer (IPL), inner nuclear layer (INL), outer plexiform layer (OPL), and outer nuclear layer (ONL) thicknesses were measured at the macular level using the Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with segmentation software...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708891/loss-of-neuroligin3-specifically-downregulates-retinal-gabaa%C3%AE-2-receptors-without-abolishing-direction-selectivity
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Mrinalini Hoon, Vidhyasankar Krishnamoorthy, Tim Gollisch, Bjoern Falkenburger, Frederique Varoqueaux
The postsynaptic adhesion proteins Neuroligins (NLs) are essential for proper synapse function, and their alterations are associated with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. It is increasingly clear that each NL isoform occupies specific subsets of synapses and is able to regulate the function of discrete networks. Studies of NL2 and NL4 in the retina in particular have contributed towards uncovering their role in inhibitory synapse function. In this study we show that NL3 is also predominantly expressed at inhibitory postsynapses in the retinal inner plexiform layer (IPL), where it colocalizes with both GABAA- and glycinergic receptor clusters in a 3:2 ratio...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707166/altered-dynamic-functional-connectivity-in-the-default-mode-network-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Hua-Jun Chen, Hai-Long Lin, Qiu-Feng Chen, Peng-Fei Liu
PURPOSE: Abnormal brain intrinsic functional connectivity (FC) has been documented in minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) by static connectivity analysis. However, changes in dynamic FC (dFC) remain unknown. We aimed to identify altered dFC within the default mode network (DMN) associated with MHE. METHODS: Resting-state functional MRI data were acquired from 20 cirrhotic patients with MHE and 24 healthy controls. DMN seed regions were defined using seed-based FC analysis (centered on the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC))...
July 13, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704060/zno-nanocrystal-networks-near-the-insulator-metal-transition-tuning-contact-radius-and-electron-density-with-intense-pulsed-light
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Benjamin L Greenberg, Zachary L Robinson, K V Reich, Claudia Gorynski, Bryan N Voigt, Lorraine F Francis, B I Shklovskii, Eray S Aydil, Uwe R Kortshagen
Networks of ligand-free semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) offer a valuable combination of high carrier mobility and optoelectronic properties tunable via quantum confinement. In principle, maximizing carrier mobility entails crossing the insulator-metal transition (IMT), where carriers become delocalized. A recent theoretical study predicted that this transition occurs at nρ(3) ≈ 0.3, where n is the carrier density and ρ is the interparticle contact radius. In this work, we satisfy this criterion in networks of plasma-synthesized ZnO NCs by using intense pulsed light (IPL) annealing to tune n and ρ independently...
July 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698606/reading-induced-shifts-of-perceptual-speech-representations-in-auditory-cortex
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Milene Bonte, Joao M Correia, Mirjam Keetels, Jean Vroomen, Elia Formisano
Learning to read requires the formation of efficient neural associations between written and spoken language. Whether these associations influence the auditory cortical representation of speech remains unknown. Here we address this question by combining multivariate functional MRI analysis and a newly-developed 'text-based recalibration' paradigm. In this paradigm, the pairing of visual text and ambiguous speech sounds shifts (i.e. recalibrates) the perceptual interpretation of the ambiguous sounds in subsequent auditory-only trials...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695378/macular-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-for-detection-of-early-retinal-toxicity-of-hydroxychloroquine
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Emrah Kan, Konuralp Yakar, Mehmet Derya Demirag, Mustafa Gok
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the macular ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GC-IPL) thickness using spectral-domain (SD) optical coherence tomography (OCT) in patients with chronic exposure to hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). METHODS: A total of 90 patients (90 eyes) treated with HCQ for at least 5 years and normal controls were included in the study. A fundus examination, automated threshold perimetry, and GC-IPL thickness measurements using the Cirrus high-definition OCT ganglion cell analysis algorithm were performed in all patients treated with HCQ...
July 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693690/clinical-evaluation-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-in-selecting-the-optimal-treatment-modality-for-infantile-hemangioma-%C3%A2
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Li Min, Liu Juan, Maya Valeska, Luo Dan, Zhou Bingrong
Objective We investigated the efficacy and safety of 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser, intense pulsed light (IPL), and lauromacrogol injection in the treatment of hemangioma, in order to evaluate the value of color Doppler ultrasound guidance in choosing the optimal treatment modality. Methods Infantile patients who were clinical diagnosed as hemangiomas were randomly divided into group A, who had color Doppler ultrasound examinations before the treatment, and group B who had the treatment without ultrasound evaluation...
June 10, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684916/simulated-interprofessional-learning-activities-for-rural-health-care-services-perceptions-of-health-care-students
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Selina Taylor, Yaqoot Fatima, Navaratnam Lakshman, Helen Roberts
BACKGROUND: The literature on interprofessional learning (IPL) has limited empirical evidence on the impact of simulated IPL sessions in promoting collaborative health care services in rural settings. This study aims to explore health care students' perception of the relevance of simulated IPL for rural health care services. METHODS: Three focus group interviews were held with pre-registration medical, pharmacy, and allied health students (n=22). Students worked together to manage complex simulation scenarios in small interprofessional teams...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678834/normative-database-for-separate-inner-retinal-layers-thickness-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-caucasian-population
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María Nieves-Moreno, Jose M Martínez-de-la-Casa, Pilar Cifuentes-Canorea, Marina Sastre-Ibáñez, Enrique Santos-Bueso, Federico Sáenz-Francés, Laura Morales-Fernández, Julián García-Feijoó
PURPOSE: Develop the first normative database of the thickness of every inner retinal layer in the macular area in a healthy, Caucasian population between 18 to 87 years old, using Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). METHODS: On this transversal, observational study, 300 patients between 18 to 87 years old and without an ophthalmological condition were recruited. Macular OCT scans were performed on all patients (Spectralis OCT, Heidelberg Engineering)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677374/retinal-ganglion-cell-inner-plexiform-layer-thickness-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Maja Živković, Volkan Dayanir, Jelena Stamenović, Srdjan Ljubisavljević, Ana Pražić, Marko Zlatanović, Gordana Zlatanović, Vesna Jakšić, Marija Radenković, Svetlana Jovanović
<i><b>Introduction: </b> The aim of the paper was to analyze the changes in the macular ganglion cell layer and inner plexiform layer (GCL-IPL) thickness in patients with Parkinson's disease. <b>Material and methods</b>: The study enrolled 46 patients with established diagnosis of Parkinson's disease and 46 healthy subjects. Both groups were age- and gender-matched. An OCT protocol, namely standardized Ganglion Cell Analysis algorithm was used to measure the thickness of the macular GCL-IPL layer...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671919/evaluation-of-layer-by-layer-segmented-ganglion-cell-complex-thickness-for-detecting-early-glaucoma-according-to-different-macular-grids
#15
Hae Jin Kim, Ki Ho Park, Young Kook Kim, Jin Wook Jeoung
PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic performance of layer-by-layer segmented macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness for detecting early glaucoma using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) with different macular grids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two early-stage open-angle glaucoma patients and 70 healthy subjects were enrolled in this study. The SD-OCT with automated segmentation was used to obtain macular scans with different grids of "1, 2, and 3 mm"; "1, 2...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663190/functional-and-structural-findings-of-neurodegeneration-in-early-stages-of-diabetic-retinopathy-cross-sectional-analyses-of-baseline-data-of-the-eurocondor-project
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Ana Rita Santos, Luísa Ribeiro, Francesco Bandello, Rosangela Lattanzio, Catherine Egan, Ulrik Frydkjaer-Olsen, José García-Arumí, Jonathan Gibson, Jakob Grauslund DMSci, Simon P Harding, Gabriele E Lang, Pascale Massin, Edoardo Midena, Peter Scanlon, Stephen J Aldington Hnd, Sílvia Simão, Christian Schwartz, Berta Ponsati, Massimo Porta, Miguel Ângelo Costa, Cristina Hernández, José Cunha-Vaz, Rafael Simó
Cross-sectional study evaluating the relationship between: a) functional and structural measurements of neurodegeneration in initial stages of diabetic retinopathy (DR); and b) presence of neurodegeneration and early microvascular impairment. We analyzed baseline data of patients with type 2 diabetes (n=449) enrolled in the EUROCONDOR study (NCT01726075). Functional studies by multifocal ERG (mfERG) evaluated neurodysfunction and structural measurements using spectral domain optical-coherence tomography (SD-OCT) evaluated neurodegeneration...
June 29, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659467/motor-learning-in-a-complex-balance-task-and-associated-neuroplasticity-a-comparison-between-endurance-athletes-and-non-athletes
#17
Oliver Seidel, Daniel Carius, Rouven Kenville, Patrick Ragert
Studies suggested that motor expertise is associated with functional and structural brain alterations, which positively affect sensorimotor performance and learning capabilities. The purpose of the present study was to unravel differences in motor skill learning and associated functional neuroplasticity between endurance athletes (EA) and non-athletes (NA). For this purpose, participants had to perform a multimodal balance task (MBT) training on two sessions which were separated by one week. Before and after MBT-training, a static balance task (SBT) had to be performed...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653792/neural-correlates-underlying-the-attentional-spotlight-in-human-parietal-cortex-independent-of-task-difficulty
#18
Hang Zeng, Ralph Weidner, Gereon R Fink, Qi Chen
Changes in the size of the attentional focus and task difficulty often co-vary. Nevertheless, the neural processes underlying the attentional spotlight process and task difficulty are likely to differ from each other. To differentiate between the two, we parametrically varied the size of the attentional focus in a novel behavioral paradigm while keeping visual processing difficulty either constant or not. A behavioral control experiment proved that the present behavioral paradigm could indeed effectively manipulate the size of the attentional focus per se, rather than affecting purely perceptual processes or surface processing...
June 27, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652908/case-histories-of-intense-pulsed-light-phototherapy-in-dermatology-the-hppl%C3%A2-and-ifl-%C3%A2-technologies
#19
Alessandro Martella, Mauro Raichi
The intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser technologies are widely used for skin rejuvenation and for treating several dermatological disorders such as skin dyschromia and acne, and for non-ablative dermal remodeling of rhytides and hypertrophic scars. Technological evolution is rapid. The High Power Pulsed Light™ [HPPL™] and Incoherent Fast Light™ technologies [IFL™, Novavision Group S.p.A., 20826 Misinto (MB), Italy] are recent innovations in the field of IPL technologies; IFL™ is a further evolution of the already advanced HPPL™ system...
March 13, 2017: Dermatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652906/photoepilation-and-skin-photorejuvenation-an-update
#20
Alessandro Martella, Mauro Raichi
The effectiveness of intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser devices is widely accepted in aesthetic dermatology for unwanted hair removal and treatment of a variety of cutaneous conditions. Overall, most comparative trials have demonstrated similar effectiveness for IPL and laser devices. Literature studies alternatively favor the IPL and laser concepts, but the incidence of severe local pain and side effects were generally lower with IPL. IPL phototherapy, already established as a sound option in photoepilation and treatment of photoaging, hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions, is also considered first choice in the phototherapy of skin vascular malformations...
March 13, 2017: Dermatology Reports
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