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Jeffrey Haspel
A new analytical method allows reconstruction of circadian gene expression in human biopsy samples.
May 17, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509425/methods-of-fixation-of-intraocular-lenses-according-to-the-anatomical-structures-in-trauma-eyes
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REVIEW
Miltiadis Fiorentzis, Anja Viestenz, Jens Heichel, Berthold Seitz, Thomas Hammer, Arne Viestenz
Ocular trauma can lead to severe visual impairment and morbidity, depending on the anatomical structures affected. The main causes of ocular trauma include foreign bodies, impact by an object, falls, and chemicals. Most ocular traumas occur in children or young male adults. A meticulous slit lamp examination is crucial for assessing all anatomical structures. Trauma to the crystalline lens can result in dislocation, an intralenticular foreign body, cataract, fragmentation, and capsular breach. An intraocular lens (IOL) can endure subluxation or luxation under the conjunctiva, into the anterior chamber or the vitreous, or can be extruded...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505307/sexual-dimorphism-and-retinal-mosaic-diversification-following-the-evolution-of-a-violet-receptor-in-butterflies
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Kyle J McCulloch, Furong Yuan, Ying Zhen, Matthew L Aardema, Gilbert Smith, Jorge Llorente-Bousquets, Peter Andolfatto, Adriana D Briscoe
Numerous animal lineages have expanded and diversified the opsin-based photoreceptors in their eyes underlying color vision behavior. However, the selective pressures giving rise to new photoreceptors and their spectral tuning remain mostly obscure. Previously, we identified a violet receptor (UV2) that is the result of a UV opsin gene duplication specific to Heliconius butterflies. At the same time the violet receptor evolved, Heliconius evolved UV-yellow coloration on their wings, due to the pigment 3-hydroxykynurenine (3-OHK) and the nanostructure architecture of the scale cells...
May 15, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491471/a-novel-three-dimensional-vector-analysis-of-axial-globe-position-in-thyroid-eye-disease
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Jie Guo, Jiang Qian, Yifei Yuan, Rui Zhang, Wenhu Huang
Purpose. To define a three-dimensional (3D) vector method to describe the axial globe position in thyroid eye disease (TED). Methods. CT data from 59 patients with TED were collected and 3D images were reconstructed. A reference coordinate system was established, and the coordinates of the corneal apex and the eyeball center were calculated to obtain the globe vector [Formula: see text]. The measurement reliability was evaluated. The parameters of [Formula: see text] were analyzed and compared with the results of two-dimensional (2D) CT measurement, Hertel exophthalmometry, and strabismus tests...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487647/meg-beamformer-based-reconstructions-of-functional-networks-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Maria E López, Marjolein M A Engels, Elisabeth C W van Straaten, Ricardo Bajo, María L Delgado, Philip Scheltens, Arjan Hillebrand, Cornelis J Stam, Fernando Maestú
Subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), and their functional brain networks are presumably already altered. To test this hypothesis, we compared magnetoencephalography (MEG) eyes-closed resting-state recordings from 29 MCI subjects and 29 healthy elderly subjects in the present exploratory study. Functional connectivity in different frequency bands was assessed with the phase lag index (PLI) in source space. Normalized weighted clustering coefficient (normalized Cw) and path length (normalized Lw), as well as network measures derived from the minimum spanning tree [MST; i...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487642/resting-state-neurophysiological-abnormalities-in-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-magnetoencephalography-study
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Amy S Badura-Brack, Elizabeth Heinrichs-Graham, Timothy J McDermott, Katherine M Becker, Tara J Ryan, Maya M Khanna, Tony W Wilson
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating psychiatric condition that is common in veterans returning from combat operations. While the symptoms of PTSD have been extensively characterized, the neural mechanisms that underlie PTSD are only vaguely understood. In this study, we examined the neurophysiology of PTSD using magnetoencephalography (MEG) in a sample of veterans with and without PTSD. Our primary hypothesis was that veterans with PTSD would exhibit aberrant activity across multiple brain networks, especially those involving medial temporal and frontal regions...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486274/a-novel-method-for-assessing-lamina-cribrosa-structure-ex-vivo-using-anterior-segment-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Jason L Chien, Mark P Ghassibi, Pooja Mahadeshwar, Pengcheng Li, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Robert Ritch, Tatyana Milman, Sung Chul Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the use of anterior segment enhanced depth imaging (EDI) optical coherence tomography (OCT) for ex vivo lamina cribrosa (LC) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After removing anterior segment and vitreous, the optic nerve head (ONH) tissue of porcine eyes was placed on a customized eye holder for imaging. Serial EDI OCT B-scans (interval, ∼35 μm) of the ONH were obtained using anterior segment module of spectral-domain OCT...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485528/bioengineered-keratocyte-spheroids-fabricated-on-chitosan-coatings-enhance-tissue-repair-in-a-rabbit-corneal-stromal-defect-model
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Shih-Feng Chou, Chih-Hung Lee, Jui-Yang Lai
Cultivated cell spheroid transplantation is widely studied as a means of facilitating tissue regeneration. Chitosan biomaterial has been shown to promote keratocyte aggregation and multicellular spheroid formation. Herein, we provide further evidence on application of bioengineered keratocyte spheroids for corneal stromal tissue engineering. In an allogeneic rabbit model of stromal destruction caused by bacterial keratitis, the corneas were intrastromally injected with isolated keratocyte suspensions or aggregated spheroid grafts at same cell number...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483655/visual-utilization-during-postural-control-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-deficient-reconstructed-patients-systematic-reviews-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
Erik A Wikstrom, Kyeongtak Song, Brian G Pietrosimone, J Troy Blackburn, Darin A Padua
OBJECTIVE: To determine if anterior cruciate ligament deficient (ACL-D) individuals and individuals with a reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL-R) rely more heavily on visual information to maintain postural control. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL, and SPORTDiscus databases were searched from their earliest available date to May 24, 2016 using the combination of key words. STUDY SELECTION: Articles were included if they reported any instrumented static single leg balance outcome in both a patient and control sample...
May 5, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481422/dual-chimeric-innervated-vastus-lateralis-free-flap-for-single-stage-blink-and-midface-reanimation
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Lauren S H Chong, Richard Tjahjono, Timothy J Eviston, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: The immediate reconstruction of the face in the setting of radical parotidectomy for malignancy represents a particular challenge. We present a novel technique using 2 sections of the vastus lateralis muscle as a chimeric flap in combination with the anterolateral thigh (ALT) fasciocutaneous flap to achieve midface reanimation and eye closure after radical parotidectomy. METHODS: The harvest technique in view of variations in chimeric muscle components, vascular pedicles, and neural coaptations is described herein...
May 8, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468367/near-eye-light-field-display-based-on-human-visual-features
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Mali Liu, Chihao Lu, Haifeng Li, Xu Liu
We introduce a near eye light field display proposal to reconstruct a light field in high synthesis speed by utilizing the multi-layer light field display technology and human visual features. The resolution distribution of the reconstructed light field is set to be identical to human visual acuity which decreases with the increasing visual eccentricity. We compress the light field information by using different sampling rates in different visual eccentricity area. A new optimization method for the compressed light field is proposed, which dramatically reduces the amount of calculation...
May 1, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468139/reconstruction-of-extensive-orbital-exenteration-defects-using-an-anterolateral-thigh-vastus-lateralis-chimeric-flap
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Tekin Simsek, Murat Sinan Engin, Kamil Yildirim, Enes Agah Kodalak, Ahmet Demir
Neglected malignant tumors within the orbital region can invade the eyeball, extraocular muscles, and bone substance surrounding the eye. Such patients require orbital exenteration, which may involve extraocular skeletal structures (even exposing paranasal sinuses), resulting in 3-dimensional defects requiring reconstruction. This study presents our experience with anterolateral thigh vastus lateralis (ALT/VL) chimeric free flaps for the reconstruction of extensive orbital exenteration defects involving various paranasal sinuses...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463298/large-real-time-holographic-3d-displays-enabling-components-and-results
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R Häussler, Y Gritsai, E Zschau, R Missbach, H Sahm, M Stock, H Stolle
A holographic 3D display with 300  mm×200  mm active area was built. The display includes a spatial light modulator that modulates amplitude and phase of light and thus enables holographic reconstruction with high efficiency. Furthermore, holographic optical elements in photopolymer films and laser light sources are used. The requirements on these optical components are discussed. Photographs taken at the display demonstrate that a 3D scene is reconstructed in depth, thus enabling selective accommodation of the observer's eye lenses and natural depth perception...
May 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457834/a-network-perspective-on-antimicrobial-peptide-combination-therapies-the-potential-of-colistin-polymyxin-b-and-nisin
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REVIEW
Paula Jorge, Martín Pérez-Pérez, Gael Pérez Rodríguez, Maria Olívia Pereira, Anália Lourenço
Antimicrobial combinations involving antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) attract considerable attention within current antimicrobial and anti-resistance research. The objective of this study was to review the available scientific literature on the effects of antimicrobial combinations involving colistin (polymyxin E), polymyxin B and nisin, which are US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved AMPs broadly tested against prominent multidrug-resistant pathogens. A bioinformatics approach based on literature mining and manual expert curation supported the reconstruction of experimental evidence on the potential of these AMP combinations, as described in the literature...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449625/clinical-study-of-orthogonal-view-phase-matched-digital-tomosynthesis-for-lung-tumor-localization
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You Zhang, Lei Ren, Irina Vergalasova, Fang-Fang Yin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Compared to cone-beam computed tomography, digital tomosynthesis imaging has the benefits of shorter scanning time, less imaging dose, and better mechanical clearance for tumor localization in radiation therapy. However, for lung tumors, the localization accuracy of the conventional digital tomosynthesis technique is affected by the lack of depth information and the existence of lung tumor motion. This study investigates the clinical feasibility of using an orthogonal-view phase-matched digital tomosynthesis technique to improve the accuracy of lung tumor localization...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440250/outcomes-of-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-following-autologous-simple-limbal-epithelial-transplant-in-pediatric-unilateral-severe-chemical-injury
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Divya Singh, M Vanathi, Chanchal Gupta, Noopur Gupta, Radhika Tandon
AIMS: To evaluate outcomes of deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) in pediatric eyes with unilateral severe chemical injury which have undergone autologous simple limbal epithelial transplant (SLET). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study design was a retrospective case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective, case series of all children <16 years of age that have undergone DALK following autologous SLET procedure in unilateral severe chemical injury evaluates the outcomes and complications in the setting of a tertiary care center in North India...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439517/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-organ-space-infection-after-radiofrequency-assisted-hepatectomy-or-ablation-of-liver-tumors-in-a-single-center-more-than-meets-the-eye
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Ioannis Karavokyros, Stamatios Orfanos, Anastasios Angelou, Antonia Meropouli, Dimitrios Schizas, John Griniatsos, Emmanouil Pikoulis
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infections (SSIs) and especially organ/space infection (O/SI) after resection or ablation of liver tumors are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A secondary blood stream infection (BSI) is considered an O/SI but the exact prevalence is unknown. We aimed to investigate the incidence of O/SI and BSIs in a cohort of consecutive patients after liver resection or ablation, to seek for a possible connection between them and to search for potential risk factors...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437155/eyelid-reconstruction-using-the-hughes-tarsoconjunctival-advancement-flap-long-term-outcomes-in-122-consecutive-cases-over-a-13-year-period
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James McKelvie, Reid Ferguson, Stephen G J Ng
This article evaluates the complications and long term functional and cosmetic outcomes of tarsoconjunctival advancement flaps for repairing a range of lower eyelid defects in a large cohort of consecutive cases. A retrospective series of 122 consecutive cases of eyelid reconstruction using tarsoconjunctival-advancement flaps was conducted at Waikato Hospital, or Hamilton Eye Clinic, New Zealand. All cases of lid reconstruction using tarsoconjunctival-advancement flaps between January 1, 2001 until April 3, 2014 were included for analysis...
April 24, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432786/the-comprehensive-connectome-of-a-neural-substrate-for-on-motion-detection-in-drosophila
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Shin-Ya Takemura, Aljoscha Nern, Dmitri B Chklovskii, Louis K Scheffer, Gerald M Rubin, Ian A Meinertzhagen
Analysing computations in neural circuits often uses simplified models because the actual neuronal implementation is not known. For example, a problem in vision, how the eye detects image motion, has long been analysed using Hassenstein-Reichardt (HR) detector or Barlow-Levick (BL) models. These both simulate motion detection well, but the exact neuronal circuits undertaking these tasks remain elusive. We reconstructed a comprehensive connectome of the circuits of Drosophila's motion-sensing T4 cells using a novel EM technique...
April 22, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417054/three-dimensional-and-topographic-relationships-between-the-orbital-margins-with-reference-to-assessment-of-eyeball-protrusion
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Kang-Jae Shin, Shin-Hyo Lee, Ki-Seok Koh, Wu-Chul Song
This study investigated the topographic relationships among the eyeball and four orbital margins with the aim of identifying the correlation between orbital geometry and eyeball protrusion in Koreans. Three-dimensional (3D) volume rendering of the face was performed using serial computed-tomography images of 141 Koreans, and several landmarks on the bony orbit and the cornea were directly marked on the 3D volumes. The anterior-posterior distances from the apex of the cornea to each orbital margin and between the orbital margins were measured in both eyes...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
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