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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937877/changes-in-peripapillary-nerve-fiber-layer-thickness-after-adjuvant-stereotactic-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Mahdy Ranjbar, Maximilian Kurz, Annekatrin Holzhey, Dirk Rades, Salvatore Grisanti
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) in conjunction with intravitreal injections (IVI) of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) drugs on peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) thickness in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational case series of patients with nAMD, who underwent SRT and subsequently had at least 12 months of complete follow-up...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933233/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-retinal-vascular-network-assessment-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Roberta Lanzillo, Gilda Cennamo, Chiara Criscuolo, Antonio Carotenuto, Nunzio Velotti, Federica Sparnelli, Alessandra Cianflone, Marcello Moccia, Vincenzo Brescia Morra
BACKGROUND: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography is a new method to assess the density of the vascular networks. Vascular abnormalities are considered involved in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology. OBJECTIVE: To assess the presence of vascular abnormalities in MS and to evaluate their correlation to disease features. METHODS: A total of 50 MS patients with and without history of optic neuritis (ON) and 46 healthy subjects were included...
September 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931409/clinical-review-of-24-35%C3%A2-year-olds-conceived-with-and-without-in-vitro-fertilization-study-protocol
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Sharon Lewis, Joanne Kennedy, David Burgner, Robert McLachlan, Sarath Ranganathan, Karin Hammarberg, Richard Saffery, David J Amor, Michael M H Cheung, Lex W Doyle, Markus Juonala, Susan Donath, John McBain, Jane Halliday
BACKGROUND: Children conceived by assisted reproductive technologies (ART) currently comprise 4% of Australian births. The manipulation of biological parameters related to fertilization and implantation are integral to successful ART but potentially pose a risk to the longer-term health of the offspring. There is consensus that many common adult health problems (particularly cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory conditions) have their origins in early life, possibly before birth, and that risk trajectories track through childhood until clinical disease manifests in adulthood...
September 20, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929580/selective-expression-of-egfp-in-mouse-perivascular-astrocytes-by-modification-of-the-mlc1-gene-using-t2a-based-ribosome-skipping
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Jordan J Toutounchian, Joseph H McCarty
Perivascular astrocyte end feet closely juxtapose cerebral blood vessels to regulate important developmental and physiological processes including endothelial cell proliferation and sprouting as well as the formation of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The mechanisms underlying these events remain largely unknown due to a lack of experimental models for identifying perivascular astrocytes and distinguishing these cell types from other astroglial populations. Megalencephalic leukoencephalopathy with subcortical cysts 1 (Mlc1) is a transmembrane protein that is expressed in perivascular astrocyte end feet where it controls BBB development and homeostasis...
September 20, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926646/vascular-hypoperfusion-in-acute-optic-neuritis-is-a-potentially-new-neurovascular-model-for-demyelinating-diseases
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Ta-Ching Chen, Chao-Yuan Yeh, Chao-Wen Lin, Chung-May Yang, Chang-Hao Yang, I-Hung Lin, Pao-Yang Chen, Jung-Yu Cheng, Fung-Rong Hu
PURPOSE: Optic neuritis is highly correlated with multiple sclerosis and is a major cause of acute visual loss and long-term neuronal degeneration. Primary cerebral hypoperfusion has been reported in brain demyelinating diseases. This study investigated whether peripapillary perfusion is changed in patients with acute optic neuritis (AON). METHODS: This three-year cohort study was conducted from September 1 2012, to August 31, 2015. Two hundred and forty-one patients with non-glaucomatous acute optic neuropathy were screened, and 42 non-highly myopic patients who had suffered their first episode of unilaterally idiopathic AON were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924335/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-to-better-understand-glaucoma
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EDITORIAL
Gábor Holló
The term optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) comprises different OCT-based technologies which all allow noninvasive assessment of retinal perfusion, based on moving red blood cells. The main areas where OCTA is currently used are investigation of perfusion and vascular structure of the macular retina (e.g., in macular degenerations and diabetic macular diseases) and the disk and peripapillary retina (in glaucoma and other optic disk diseases). The current editorial provides a brief overview on the potential of OCTA and its use to measure perfusion in the peripapillary retina in glaucoma...
May 2017: Journal of Current Glaucoma Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923916/critical-role-of-caveolin-1-in-ocular-neovascularization-and-multitargeted-antiangiogenic-effects-of-cavtratin-via-jnk
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Yida Jiang, Xianchai Lin, Zhongshu Tang, Chunsik Lee, Geng Tian, Yuxiang Du, Xiangke Yin, Xiangrong Ren, Lijuan Huang, Zhimin Ye, Wei Chen, Fan Zhang, Jia Mi, Zhiqin Gao, Shasha Wang, Qishan Chen, Liying Xing, Bin Wang, Yihai Cao, William C Sessa, Rong Ju, Yizhi Liu, Xuri Li
Ocular neovascularization is a devastating pathology of numerous ocular diseases and is a major cause of blindness. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) plays important roles in the vascular system. However, little is known regarding its function and mechanisms in ocular neovascularization. Here, using comprehensive model systems and a cell permeable peptide of Cav-1, cavtratin, we show that Cav-1 is a critical player in ocular neovascularization. The genetic deletion of Cav-1 exacerbated and cavtratin administration inhibited choroidal and retinal neovascularization...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
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Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917120/automated-arteriole-and-venule-classification-using-deep-learning-for-retinal-images-from-the-uk-biobank-cohort
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R A Welikala, P J Foster, P H Whincup, A R Rudnicka, C G Owen, D P Strachan, S A Barman
The morphometric characteristics of the retinal vasculature are associated with future risk of many systemic and vascular diseases. However, analysis of data from large population based studies is needed to help resolve uncertainties in some of these associations. This requires automated systems that extract quantitative measures of vessel morphology from large numbers of retinal images. Associations between retinal vessel morphology and disease precursors/outcomes may be similar or opposing for arterioles and venules...
September 8, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913545/periostin-in-vitreoretinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Shigeo Yoshida, Takahito Nakama, Keijiro Ishikawa, Shintaro Nakao, Koh-Hei Sonoda, Tatsuro Ishibashi
Proliferative vitreoretinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), and age-related macular degeneration are a leading cause of decreased vision and blindness in developed countries. In these diseases, retinal fibro(vascular) membrane (FVM) formation above and beneath the retina plays an important role. Gene expression profiling of human FVMs revealed significant upregulation of periostin. Subsequent analyses demonstrated increased periostin expression in the vitreous of patients with both proliferative diabetic retinopathy and PVR...
September 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913517/intravitreal-injection-of-ziv-aflibercept-in-the-treatment-of-choroidal-and-retinal-vascular-diseases
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Kamran HodjatJalali, Shiva Mehravaran, Hooshang Faghihi, Hassan Hashemi, Pegah Kazemi, Hadith Rastad
PURPOSE: To investigate the short-term outcomes after intravitreal injection of ziv-aflibercept in the treatment of choroidal and retinal vascular diseases. METHODS: Thirty-four eyes of 29 patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and retinal vein occlusion (RVO) received a single dose intravitreal injection of 0.05 ml ziv-aflibercept (1.25 mg). Visual acuity, spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) activity, and possible side effects were assessed before and at 1 week and 1 month after the intervention...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910435/repeatability-and-reproducibility-of-superficial-macular-retinal-vessel-density-measurements-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-en-face-images
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Jianqin Lei, Mary K Durbin, Yue Shi, Akihito Uji, Siva Balasubramanian, Elmira Baghdasaryan, Mayss Al-Sheikh, Srinivas R Sadda
Importance: The repeatability and reproducibility of quantitative metrics from optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA) must be assessed before these data can be confidently interpreted in clinical research and practice. Objective: To evaluate the repeatability and reproducibility of OCTA-derived retinal vascular quantitative metrics. Design, Setting and Participants: In this cross-sectional study, 21 healthy volunteers (42 eyes) and 22 patients with retinal disease (22 eyes), including 14 with age-related macular degeneration, 3 with epiretinal membrane, 2 with diabetic retinopathy, 2 with myopic macular degeneration, and 1 with retinal vein occlusion, were enrolled...
September 14, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910154/activation-of-veratridine-sensitive-sodium-channels-but-not-electrical-field-stimulation-dilates-porcine-retinal-arterioles-with-preserved-perivascular-tissue
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Nils M Kratholm, Peter Skov Jensen, Sidse Kringelholt, Ulf Simonsen, Toke Bek
PURPOSE: Disturbances in retinal blood flow are a prominent feature of vision threatening retinal diseases. The regulation of tone in retinal resistance vessels involves the perivascular retinal tissue, but it is unknown to what extent neurons or glial cells contribute to the effect. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to study the contribution of neurons in the perivascular retina to vascular tone during activation of voltage-gated sodium channels with veratridine and electrical field stimulation (EFS)...
September 14, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904960/mystery-of-retinal-vein-occlusion-vasoactivity-of-the-vein-and-possible-involvement-of-endothelin-1
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REVIEW
Teruyo Kida
Retinal vein occlusion (RVO) is a common vascular disease of retina; however, the pathomechanism leading to RVO is not yet clear. In general, increasing age, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disorder, and cerebral stroke are systemic risk factors of RVO. However, RVO often occur in the unilateral eye and sometimes develop in young subjects who have no arteriosclerosis. In addition, RVO show different variations on the degrees of severity; some RVO are resolved without any treatment and others develop vision-threatening complications such as macular edema, combined retinal artery occlusion, vitreous hemorrhage, and glaucoma...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902411/functional-changes-in-the-neural-retina-occur-in-the-absence-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-a-rodent-model-of-diabetic-retinopathy
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Dustin R Masser, Laura Otalora, Nicholas W Clark, Michael T Kinter, Michael H Elliott, Willard M Freeman
Diabetic retinopathy is a neurovascular diabetes complication resulting in vision loss. A wealth of literature reports retinal molecular changes indicative of neural deficits, inflammation, and vascular leakage with chronic diabetes, but the mechanistic causes of disease initiation and progression are unknown. Microvascular mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage leading to mitochondrial dysfunction has been proposed to drive vascular dysfunction in retinopathy. However, growing evidence suggests that neural retina dysfunction precedes and may cause vascular damage...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900398/role-of-hydrogen-sulfide-in-retinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Jiantong Du, Hongfang Jin, Liu Yang
As the third gasotransmitter, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) plays a crucial role in the physiology and pathophysiology of many systems in the body, such as the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. The mechanisms for its effects, including inhibiting ischemic injury, reducing oxidative stress damage, regulating apoptosis, and reducing the inflammation reaction in different systems, have not been fully understood. Recently, H2S and its endogenous synthesis pathway were found in the mammalian retina...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895629/-novel-examination-procedures-for-the-assessment-of-retinal-artery-occlusion-by-oct-angiography
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Max Loidl, Christian Enders, Jens Ulrich Werner, Gerhard K Lang, Gabriele E Lang
Background Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is the most common primary angiopathy of the retina. With an incidence of 0.01 - 0.15%, this it is a rather rare disease, but is associated with irreversible damage to the retina and a poor prognosis for visual acuity. Since the 1960s - when fluorescence angiography (FA) was developed -, there has been little change in diagnostic investigations. FA is still the standard procedure for the assessment of retinal artery occlusions. With the development of OCT angiography (OCT-A), new multimodal imaging procedures have become possible...
September 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890107/real-time-imaging-of-vcam-1-mrna-in-tnf-%C3%AE-activated-retinal-microvascular-endothelial-cells-using-antisense-hairpin-dna-functionalized-gold-nanoparticles
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Md Imam Uddin, Ashwath Jayagopal, Alexis Wong, Gary W McCollum, David W Wright, John S Penn
Vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) is an important inflammatory biomarker correlating with retinal disease progression. Thus, detection of VCAM-1 mRNA expression levels at an early disease stage could be an important predictive biomarker to assess the risk of disease progression and monitoring treatment response. We have developed VCAM-1 targeted antisense hairpin DNA-functionalized gold nanoparticles (AS-VCAM-1 hAuNP) for the real time detection of VCAM-1 mRNA expression levels in retinal endothelial cells...
September 7, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889963/quantitative-analysis-of-retinal-perfusion-in-mice-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Maged Alnawaiseh, Cristin Brand, Eike Bormann, Joachim Wistuba, Nicole Eter, Peter Heiduschka
PURPOSE: To evaluate repeatability of the quantitative analysis of vessel density in the retinas of healthy mice using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A). METHODS: Seventeen eyes of seventeen healthy mice aged 10-15 weeks (young) and 75-95 weeks (old) were included in this study. OCT-A was performed using RTVue XR Avanti (Optovue Inc., Fremont, California, USA) under general anaesthesia. The retina was imaged twice using a 3 × 3 mm(2) scan. Retinal thickness and flow density data in the superficial and deep retinal OCT angiograms were extracted and analysed...
September 7, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885606/an-overview-of-the-clinical-applications-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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REVIEW
A C S Tan, G S Tan, A K Denniston, P A Keane, M Ang, D Milea, U Chakravarthy, C M G Cheung
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) has emerged as a novel, non-invasive imaging modality that allows the detailed study of flow within the vascular structures of the eye. Compared to conventional dye angiography, OCTA can produce more detailed, higher resolution images of the vasculature without the added risk of dye injection. In our review, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology in comparison to conventional dye angiography. We provide an overview of the current OCTA technology available, compare the various commercial OCTA machines technical specifications and discuss some future software improvements...
September 8, 2017: Eye
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