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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350529/a-colorimetric-dnazyme-biosensor-for-convenience-detection-of-enterotoxin-b-harbouring-staphylococcus-aureus-from-food-samples
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Bhairab Mondal, Bhavanashri N, Shylaja Ramlal, Joseph Kingston
In the present study, a colorimetric DNAzymes biosensor strategy was devised in combination with immunomagnetic separation for rapid and easy detection of enterotoxin B harbouring Staphylococcus aureus from food and clinical samples. The method employs immunocapture of S. aureus and amplification of seb gene by DNAzyme complementary sequence integrated forward primer and with specific reverse primer. The DNAzyme sequence integrated dsDNA PCR products when treated with hemin and TMB (3, 3', 5, 5'-tetramethylbenzidine) in the presence of H2O2 produce colorimetric signal...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348094/in-vitro-salmonella-typhi-biofilm-formation-on-gallstones-and-its-disruption-by-manuka-honey
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Abdul Hannan, Asma Ejaz Bajwa, Saira Riaz, Usman Arshad, Sidrah Saleem, Usama Ijaz Bajwa
Biofilm is a complex community of single or different types of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa) attached to a surface and stick to each other through production of extracellular matrix. Salmonella typhi forms biofilm on cholesterol gallstones resulting in carrier state. Once formed, biofilm is difficult to treat. To date cholecystectomy is the only cure for this condition. Manuka honey is known to have tremendous antibiofilm activity against various organisms. S. typhi biofilm was grown in vitro on clinical samples of human cholesterol gallstones by Gallstone tube assay method for 12 days...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346713/spark-generated-microbubble-cell-sorter-for-microfluidic-flow-cytometry
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Jingjing Zhao, Zheng You
High-speed and accurate cell sorting is of great significance for cell analysis regarding both bioresearch and clinical application. Different from the jet-in-air sorting of commercial flow cytometers, sorting in fully enclosed and disposal microfluidic chips can avoid aerosols and crosscontamination, thus contributing to the improvement of biosafety and test accuracy. However, current microfluidic sorters usually require complicated structures, or otherwise cannot attain high throughput. In this article, a sorting mechanism for microfluidics is proposed for the first time based on the jet flow induced by the spark-generated cavitation microbubble that can be easily realized by a pair of electrodes...
January 18, 2018: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346298/motion-tracking-system-for-robust-non-contact-blood-perfusion-sensor
#4
Masaaki Hashimoto, Yoshihiro Taguchi
We propose a motion-robust laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) system that can be used as a non-contact blood perfusion sensor for medical diagnosis. Endoscopic LDF systems are typically limited in their usefulness in clinical contexts by the need for the natural organs to be immobilized, as serious motion artifacts due to the axial surface displacement can interfere with blood perfusion measurements. In our system, the focusing lens moves to track the motion of the target using a low-frequency reference signal in the optical data, enabling the suppression of these motion artifacts in the axial direction...
January 18, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346243/pars-plana-vitrectomy-with-anterior-chamber-versus-gore-tex-sutured-posterior-chamber-intraocular-lens-placement-long-term-outcomes
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M Ali Khan, Omesh P Gupta, Kasim Pendi, Allen Chiang, James Vander, Carl D Regillo, Jason Hsu
PURPOSE: To compare clinical outcomes of combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) with anterior chamber intraocular lens (ACIOL) placement versus scleral fixation of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (PCIOL) using Gore-Tex suture. METHODS: Retrospective, interventional case series of eyes undergoing combined PPV and IOL placement for retained lens material, aphakia, or dislocated IOL. Eyes with history of amblyopia, corneal opacity, retinal, or optic nerve disease were excluded...
January 16, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346242/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-pachydrusen-in-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-multimodal-image-study
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Junwon Lee, Suk Ho Byeon
PURPOSE: To investigate the prevalence of a newly defined drusen type, pachydrusen, soft drusen, and subretinal drusenoid deposits in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and fellow eyes and the relationship between each drusen type and the choroidal thickness, vascular morphology, and hyperpermeability. METHODS: The 169 eyes of 90 patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy were retrospectively reviewed. The prevalence of each drusen type was evaluated using color fundus photography and optical coherence tomography...
January 16, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345414/molecular-characterization-of-a-series-of-990-index-patients-with-albinism
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E Lasseaux, C Plaisant, V Michaud, P Pennamen, A Trimouille, L Gaston, S Monfermé, D Lacombe, C Rooryck, F Morice-Picard, B Arveiler
Albinism is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous disease characterized by variable degrees of hypopigmentation and by nystagmus, foveal hypoplasia, and chiasmatic misrouting of the optic nerves. The wide phenotypic heterogeneity impedes the establishment of phenotype-genotype correlations. In order to obtain a precise diagnosis we screened the 19 known albinism genes in 990 index patients using targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) and high resolution comparative genomic hybridization. A molecular diagnosis was obtained in 72...
January 18, 2018: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344739/what-we-have-learned-from-the-recent-meta-analyses-on-diagnostic-methods-for-atherosclerotic-plaque-regression
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Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Simona Mastrangeli, Enrico Romagnoli, Mariangela Peruzzi, Giacomo Frati, Leonardo Roever, Arturo Giordano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atherosclerosis has major morbidity and mortality implications globally. While it has often been considered an irreversible degenerative process, recent evidence provides compelling proof that atherosclerosis can be reversed. Plaque regression is however difficult to appraise and quantify, with competing diagnostic methods available. Given the potential of evidence synthesis to provide clinical guidance, we aimed to review recent meta-analyses on diagnostic methods for atherosclerotic plaque regression...
January 17, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344490/capillary-dropout-a-novel-fluorescein-angiography-finding-in-primary-vitreoretinal-lymphoma
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Ramesh Venkatesh, Prachi Gurav, Prachi Abhishek Dave, Arpan Gandhi
Tissue diagnosis with vitreous and/or retinal biopsy usually confirms the diagnosis of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma. Multiple imaging modalities like fundus fluorescein angiography, fundus autofluorescence, and optical coherence tomography have been used to support the diagnosis of vitreoretinal lymphoma. We report a case of a 74-year-old lady diagnosed with primary vitreoretinal lymphoma showing a novel fluorescein angiographic finding of capillary dropout. We hypothesize that this clinical finding on the fluorescein angiogram may be due to the occlusion of the retinal vasculature by the malignant tumor cells...
November 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344318/noninvasive-long-term-monitoring-of-actinic-keratosis-and-field-cancerization-following-treatment-with-ingenol-mebutate-gel-0-015
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Orit Markowitz, Katie Wang, Amanda Levine, Michelle Schwartz, Sumeet Minhas, Eleanor Feldman, Daniel M Siegel
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether actinic keratosis and photodamaged perilesional areas (field cancerization) treated successfully with topical ingenol mebutate gel 0.015% remained clear one year later, and to treat actinic keratosis and perilesional skin not treated one year earlier. DESIGN: Single-center, single-arm, open-label extension of an original clinical study completed one year earlier. SETTING: An outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen of the original 28 study patients enrolled in and who completed the extension phase...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344062/cystic-optic-chiasm-lesion-atypical-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
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Sameen Haque, Kate Reid, Ross O'Neil, Christian Lueck
Intrinsic cystic lesions in the optic chiasm are an uncommon cause of bitemporal hemianopia compared with compressive lesions extrinsic to the chiasm. A 40-year-old man presented with difficulty driving. Clinical assessment revealed a bitemporal hemianopia. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an unusual cystic appearance of the chiasm. The appearance was felt to be most likely secondary to previous infective or inflammatory disease, but biopsy was not undertaken given the very significant risk of further visual loss...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344057/causes-and-prognosis-of-unilateral-and-bilateral-optic-disc-swelling
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Masayuki Hata, Kazuaki Miyamoto
The authors reviewed 93 consecutive cases with optic disc swelling (ODS) to compare clinical manifestations and prognosis among the causes. Among unilateral ODS patients ≥50 years old and without pain, anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy accounted for 87.5%. Furthermore, papilloedema (PE) presented unilateral ODS with an atrophic or hypoplastic disc in the opposite eye. Despite no differences for age and initial visual acuity between PE and pseudopapilloedema, the two main causes of bilateral ODS, some PE patients showed poor visual prognosis...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343781/ocular-and-clinical-characteristics-associated-with-the-extent-of-posterior-lamina-cribrosa-curve-in-normal-tension-glaucoma
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Seung Hyen Lee, Tae-Woo Kim, Eun Ji Lee, Michaël J A Girard, Jean Martial Mari, Robert Ritch
Although normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is pathogenetically heterogenous, there have been few attempts to subclassify NTG patients according to the mechanism and anatomy of optic nerve damage. This cross-sectional study was performed to investigate differences in the clinical and ocular characteristics between NTG patient groups stratified according to the degree of posterior lamina cribrosa (LC) curve which was assessed by calculating LC curvature index (LCCI). A total of 101 eyes of 101 treatment naïve NTG patients were included...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343530/peripapillary-vascular-changes-in-radiation-optic-neuropathy-an-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-grading
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Raffaele Parrozzani, Luisa Frizziero, Davide Londei, Sara Trainiti, Rocco Luigi Modugno, Francesca Leonardi, Serena Pulze, Giacomo Miglionico, Elisabetta Pilotto, Edoardo Midena
AIMS: To investigate peripapillary vascular changes secondary to radiation optic neuropathy (RON) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) and to propose a clinical grading of RON based on OCT-A findings. METHODS: Thirty-four patients affected by RON were consecutively included. Each patient underwent best corrected visual acuity measurement (ETDRS score) and OCT-A (Nidek RS-3000 Advance device, Nidek, Gamagori, Japan). The radial peripapillary capillary plexus (RPCP) and the entire peripapillary capillary bed (EPCB) were analysed...
January 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342192/white-matter-tract-specific-quantitative-analysis-in-multiple-sclerosis-comparison-of-optic-radiation-reconstruction-techniques
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Chenyu Wang, Alexander Klistorner, Linda Ly, Michael H Barnett
The posterior visual pathway is commonly affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology that results in measurable clinical and electrophysiological impairment. Due to its highly structured retinotopic mapping, the visual pathway represents an ideal substrate for investigating patho-mechanisms in MS. Therefore, a reliable and robust imaging segmentation method for in-vivo delineation of the optic radiations (OR) is needed. However, diffusion-based tractography approaches, which are typically used for OR segmentation are confounded by the presence of focal white matter lesions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342153/the-impact-of-optic-nerve-and-related-characteristics-on-disc-area-measurements-derived-from-different-imaging-techniques
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Michael Yapp, George Rennie, Michael P Hennessy, Michael Kalloniatis, Barbara Zangerl
PURPOSE: Optic nerve head (ONH) assessment and its interpretation in healthy patients and those with glaucoma remains a pivotal topic specifically considering rapid advancements in imaging technologies. We undertook a large-scale, mixed cohort, comparative study to assess the correlation of optic disc measurements between different imaging modalities and investigated the impact of patient and disc associated parameters. METHODS: ONH sizes were obtained from one randomly selected eye of each of 209 patients using stereophotography, confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and two different optical coherence tomographers (OCT)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342012/diffuse-chorioretinopathy-without-serous-detachment-associated-with-cardiac-transplantation
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Michael F Marmor
PURPOSE: To analyze an unusual case of widespread chorioretinopathy after cardiac transplantation for its potential etiology and clinical significance. METHODS: Clinical examinations included widefield and macular color and fundus autofluorescence photography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography, full-field electroretinography, and Goldmann visual fields. PATIENT: A 44-year-old Hispanic woman was referred to rule out retinitis pigmentosa...
January 16, 2018: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341541/radiotherapy-fiber-dosimeter-probes-based-on-silver-only-coated-hollow-glass-waveguides
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Arash Darafsheh, Jeffrey E Melzer, James A Harrington, Alireza Kassaee, Jarod C Finlay
Manifestation of Čerenkov radiation as a contaminating signal is a significant issue in radiation therapy dose measurement by fiber-coupled scintillator dosimeters. To enhance the scintillation signal transmission while minimizing Čerenkov radiation contamination, we designed a fiber probe using a silver-only coated hollow waveguide (HWG). The HWG with scintillator inserted in its tip, embedded in tissue-mimicking phantoms, was irradiated with clinical electron and photon beams generated by a medical linear accelerator...
January 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341375/transparency-enhancing-technology-allows-three-dimensional-assessment-of-gastrointestinal-mucosa-a-porcine-model
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Hiroya Mizutani, Satoshi Ono, Tetsuo Ushiku, Yotaro Kudo, Masako Ikemura, Natsuko Kageyama, Nobutake Yamamichi, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Takao Someya, Masashi Fukayama, Kazuhiko Koike, Hiroshi Onodera
Although high-resolution three-dimensional imaging of endoscopically resected gastrointestinal specimens can help elucidating morphological features of gastrointestinal mucosa or tumor, there are no established methods to achieve this without breaking specimens apart. We evaluated the utility of transparency-enhancing technology for three-dimensional assessment of gastrointestinal mucosa in porcine models. Esophagus, stomach, and colon mucosa samples obtained from a sacrificed swine were formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded, and subsequently deparaffinized for analysis...
January 17, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341355/reflectance-confocal-microscopy-and-optical-coherence-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-bullous-pemphigoid-and-pemphigus-and-surrounding-sub-clinical-lesions
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V D Mandel, E Cinotti, E Benati, B Labeille, S Ciardo, C Vaschieri, F Cambazard, J L Perrot, G Pellacani
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of bullous pemphigoid (BP) and pemphigus is based on clinical features, histology, immunofluorescence and laboratory data. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate features of BP and pemphigus at reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) in order to provide a rapid non-invasive bed-side diagnosis. Secondary objective was to evaluate the detectability of clinically non-visible lesions. METHODS: This was an observational, retrospective, multicentre study in which patients with suspicious lesions for BP or pemphigus underwent clinical assessment, RCM, OCT, blood tests and skin biopsy for histological and direct immunofluorescence examinations from January 2014 to December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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