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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329819/development-of-a-physical-environmental-observational-tool-for-dining-environments-in-long-term-care-settings
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Habib Chaudhury, Heather Keller, Kaylen Pfisterer, Lillian Hung
Purpose: This paper presents the first standardized physical environmental assessment tool titled Dining Environment Audit Protocol (DEAP) specifically designed for dining spaces in care homes and reports the results of its psychometric properties. Items rated include: adequacy of lighting, glare, personal control, clutter, staff supervision support, restraint use, and seating arrangement option for social interaction. Two scales summarize the prior items and rate the overall homelikeness and functionality of the space...
February 20, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317674/clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-bilateral-implantation-of-a-2-5-diopter-multifocal-intraocular-lens
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Andrew Maxwell, Edward Holland, Lisa Cibik, Anna Fakadej, Gary Foster, Les Grosinger, Andrew Moyes, Stephen Nielsen, Steven Silverstein, Melissa Toyos, Arthur Weinstein, Scott Hartzell
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of a multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) with +2.5 diopter (D) additional power compared with a monofocal IOL. SETTING: Fifteen sites in the United States. DESIGN: Prospective randomized patient- and observer-masked clinical trial. METHODS: Randomized patients received multifocal or monofocal IOLs bilaterally. Visual acuity (33 cm, 40 cm, 53 cm, 60 cm, 4 m) was measured; safety was assessed through adverse event rates...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289998/slim-slit-lamp-image-mosaicing-handling-reflection-artifacts
#3
Kristina Prokopetc, Adrien Bartoli
PURPOSE: The slit lamp is an essential instrument for eye care. It is used in navigated laser treatment with retina mosaicing to assist diagnosis. Specifics of the imaging setup introduce bothersome illumination artifacts. They not only degrade the quality of the mosaic but may also affect the diagnosis. Existing solutions in SLIM manage to deal with strong glares which corrupt the retinal content entirely while leaving aside the correction of semitransparent specular highlights and lens flare...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271538/the-lack-of-relation-between-straylight-and-visual-acuity-two-domains-of-the-point-spread-function
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Thomas J T P van den Berg
PURPOSE: The effect of cataract and other media opacities on functional vision is typically assessed clinically using visual acuity. In both clinical and basic research, straylight (the functional result of light scattering in the eye) is commonly measured. The purpose of the present study was to determine the link between these two measures: is visual acuity in cataract and other media opacities related to straylight? METHODS: Interdependence between acuity and straylight is addressed from three different points of view: (1) Methodological: can acuity differences affect the measurement value of straylight, and vice versa? (2) Basic optics: does the optical process of light scattering in the human eye affect both straylight and visual acuity? (3) Statistical: how strongly are acuity and straylight correlated in the practice of important clinical conditions? Experimental and theoretical aspects will be considered, with a focus on normal ageing and cataract formation...
March 8, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266503/atypical-sensory-sensitivity-as-a-shared-feature-between-synaesthesia-and-autism
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Jamie Ward, Claire Hoadley, James E A Hughes, Paula Smith, Carrie Allison, Simon Baron-Cohen, Julia Simner
Several studies have suggested that there is a link between synaesthesia and autism but the nature of that link remains poorly characterised. The present study considers whether atypical sensory sensitivity may be a common link between the conditions. Sensory hypersensitivity (aversion to certain sounds, touch, etc., or increased ability to make sensory discriminations) and/or hyposensitivity (desire to stimulate the senses , or a reduced response to sensory stimuli are a recently introduced diagnostic feature of autism spectrum conditions (ASC)...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257379/use-of-crossed-polarizers-to-enhance-images-of-the-eyelids
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Ryan OʼSullivan, Lisa M Tom, Vatinee Y Bunya, William C Nyberg, Mina Massaro-Giordano, Ebenezer Daniel, Eli Smith, David H Brainard, James Gee, Maureen G Maguire, Richard A Stone
PURPOSE: To describe imaging of the external eye with Crossed Polarizers to enhance clinically important features in digital photographs of the eyelids. METHODS: External photographs with and without crossed polarizing filters were taken of patients with blepharitis and controls with no clinical eye pathology. RESULTS: Photographing eyelid skin through Crossed Polarizers decreased reflections on the skin surface and improved visualization of eyelid telangiectasias and blood vessels in patients with a broad range of skin pigmentation and ethnicities...
March 1, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251083/predictive-factors-for-photic-phenomena-after-refractive-rotationally-asymmetric-multifocal-intraocular-lens-implantation
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Hungwon Tchah, Kiyeun Nam, Aeri Yoo
AIM: To investigate the independent factors associated with photic phenomena in patients implanted with refractive, rotationally asymmetric, multifocal intraocular lenses (MIOLs). METHODS: Thirty-four eyes of 34 patients who underwent unilateral cataract surgery, followed by implantation of rotationally asymmetric MIOLs were included. Distance and near visual acuity outcomes, intraocular aberrations, preferred reading distances, preoperative and postoperative refractive errors, mesopic and photopic pupil diameters, and the mesopic and photopic kappa angles were assessed...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251082/visual-performance-with-accommodating-and-multifocal-intraocular-lenses
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Jie Lan, Yu-Sen Huang, Yun-Hai Dai, Xiao-Ming Wu, Jia-Jun Sun, Li-Xin Xie
AIM: To compare the visual functional outcomes with accommodating and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs). METHODS: Our retrospective comparative study included 51 patients (60 eyes) received implantation of an accommodating IOL (Tetraflex; 16 patients, 20 eyes), a refractive multifocal IOL (ReZoom; 18 patients, 20 eyes), or a diffractive multifocal IOL (ZMA00; 17 patients, 20 eyes). Subjective refraction, visual acuity, contrast sensitivity (CS), intraocular aberration, and subjective photic phenomena were detected at 3mo after surgery...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245346/n-acetylcarnosine-nac-drops-for-age-related-cataract
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Vincent Dj-P Dubois, Andrew Bastawrous
BACKGROUND: Cataract is the leading cause of world blindness. The only available treatment for cataract is surgery. Surgery requires highly-trained individuals with expensive operating facilities. Where these are not available, patients go untreated. A form of treatment that did not involve surgery would be a useful alternative for people with symptomatic cataract who are unable or unwilling to undergo surgery. If an eye drop existed that could reverse or even prevent progression of cataract, then this would be a useful additional treatment option...
February 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194506/treatment-of-type-ii-endoleaks-with-a-novel-agent-precipitating-hydrophobic-injectable-liquid-phil
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Amir Helmy, Nadeem Shaida
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair has become the principle technique used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms. However, its long-term success is limited by complications, including type II endoleaks from lumbar arteries and the inferior mesenteric artery. Treatment of these endoleaks can be difficult. The most commonly performed procedure is embolisation via mesenteric or iliolumbar vessels. Embolic agents currently used include coils, glue and Onyx, all of which have their limitations...
February 13, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178755/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-uavs-for-surveying-marine-fauna-assessing-detection-probability
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Amanda Hodgson, David Peel, Natalie Kelly
Aerial surveys are conducted for various fauna to assess abundance, distribution, and habitat use over large spatial scales. They are traditionally conducted using light-aircraft with observers recording sightings in real time. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) offer an alternative with many potential advantages, including eliminating human-risk. To be effective, this emerging platform needs to provide detection rates of animals comparable to traditional methods. UAVs can also acquire new types of information, and this new data requires a re-evaluation of traditional analyses used in aerial surveys; including estimating the probability of detecting animals...
February 8, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176170/suturing-repair-of-subtotal-iridodialysis
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Yoko Okamoto, Shogo Yamada, Masayuki Akimoto
PURPOSE: To report a case of subtotal iridodialysis that was repaired using suturing with the assistance of a guide needle. PATIENT AND METHODS: A 52-year-old man had subtotal iridodialysis of approximately 300° with massive hyphema and vitreous hemorrhage after blunt trauma. The patient was treated with pars plana vitrectomy, and then suturing repair of iridodialysis was performed. RESULTS: After the surgeries, the ratio of pupil area to corneal area is improved from 82...
February 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162629/-386-the-influence-of-age-and-gender-on-opioid-dosage-in-cancer-pain-clinic-patients
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N Moryl, V Dave, P Glare, V Malhotra, A Gulati, J Hung, V Puttanniah, Y Griffo, R Tickoo, A Wiesenthal, C Johnson, S Horn, C Inturrisi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156669/a-novel-scoring-system-to-predict-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-the-memorial-prognostic-score-mps
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Alison Wiesenthal, Andrew S Epstein, Junting Zheng, Jessica Goldberg, Jason Meadows, Eileen Mary O'Reilly, Paul A Glare
36 Background: A major limitation of prognostic tools such as the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), Karnofsky, and Palliative Performance Scale is a reliance on subjective clinical assessment. An objective tool, the Glasgow Prognostic Score (GPS) is derived from C-reactive Protein (CRP) and albumin and has been validated in patients with operable and inoperable malignancies. One disadvantage of this tool is that CRP is not routinely measured in the United States. We examined if the Neutrophil-Lymphocyte Ratios (NLR) (Ahn, H...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146039/a-rare-ocular-presentation-of-metastatic-lung-cancer-unilateral-anterior-chamber-angle-bilateral-choroidal-and-multiple-intracranial-metastases
#15
Amber Hoang, Kay T Khine, O'Rese J Knight, Rachel A Tesser, David A Chesnutt
A 64-year-old man who presented with photopsia was found to have elevated intraocular pressure in one eye and optic disc swelling in the other eye. He was initially diagnosed with neurocysticercosis and later metastatic lung adenocarcinoma. The purpose of this paper is to report a rare case of bilateral glare as the first sign of diffusely metastatic cancer and to raise clinical suspicion for systemic malignancy in the presence of multiple ocular manifestations.
February 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133543/visual-outcomes-quality-of-vision-and-quality-of-life-of-diffractive-multifocal-intraocular-lens-implantation-after-myopic-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-a-prospective-observational-case-series
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John S M Chang, Jack C M Ng, Vincent K C Chan, Antony K P Law
Purpose. To report visual performance and quality of life after implantation of a bifocal diffractive multifocal intraocular lens (MIOL) in postmyopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) patients. Methods. Prospective, observational case series. Patients with prior myopic LASIK who had implantation of Tecnis ZMA00/ZMB00 MIOL (Abbott Medical Optics) at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital were included. Postoperative examinations included monocular and binocular distance, intermediate and near visual acuity (VA), and contrast sensitivity; visual symptoms (0-5); satisfaction (1-5); spectacle independence rate; and quality of life...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130324/internet-search-query-analysis-can-be-used-to-demonstrate-the-rapidly-increasing-public-awareness-of-palliative-care-in-the-usa
#17
Sarah McLean, Paul Lennon, Paul Glare
BACKGROUND: A lack of public awareness of palliative care (PC) has been identified as one of the main barriers to appropriate PC access. Internet search query analysis is a novel methodology, which has been effectively used in surveillance of infectious diseases, and can be used to monitor public awareness of health-related topics. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to demonstrate the utility of internet search query analysis to evaluate changes in public awareness of PC in the USA between 2005 and 2015...
January 27, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125754/agreement-of-ocular-symptom-reporting-between-patient-reported-outcomes-and-medical-records
#18
Nita G Valikodath, Paula Anne Newman-Casey, Paul P Lee, David C Musch, Leslie M Niziol, Maria A Woodward
Importance: Accurate documentation of patient symptoms in the electronic medical record (EMR) is important for high-quality patient care. Objective: To explore inconsistencies between patient self-report on an Eye Symptom Questionnaire (ESQ) and documentation in the EMR. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was an observational study in comprehensive ophthalmology and cornea clinics at an academic institution among a convenience sample of 192 consecutive eligible patients, of whom 30 declined participation...
March 1, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103597/psychophysiological-effects-of-a-single-short-and-moderately-bright-room-light-exposure-on-mildly-depressed-geriatric-inpatients-a-pilot-study
#19
Markus Canazei, Wilfried Pohl, Kathrin Bauernhofer, Ilona Papousek, Helmut K Lackner, Harald R Bliem, Josef Marksteiner, Elisabeth M Weiss
BACKGROUND: Light interventions typically exert their mood-related effects during morning bright light exposures over several weeks. Evidence about immediate ambient room light effects on depressed individuals is still sparse. OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at examining the acute effects of a single moderately bright room light exposure on mood, and behavioural and cardiac stress reactions of mildly depressed geriatric inpatients during a short cognitive stimulation and while resting...
January 20, 2017: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059301/spatial-dimming-scheme-for-optical-ofdm-based-visible-light-communication
#20
Yang Yang, Zhimin Zeng, Julian Cheng, Caili Guo
A new dimming control scheme termed spatial dimming orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (SD-OFDM) is proposed for multiple-input and multiple output OFDM based visible light communication. The basic idea of SD-OFDM is that the illumination can be represented by the number of glared light emitting diodes (LEDs) in an LED lamp. As the biasing level of LEDs does not adjust to represent the required illumination level, the proposed scheme can significantly mitigate the clipping noise compared to analogue dimming schemes...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
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