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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356381/biomechanical-analysis-of-decellularized-dermis-and-skin-initial-in-vivo-observations-using-oct-and-vibrational-analysis
#1
Ruchit G Shah, Dale DeVore, Frederick H Silver
Measurement of the mechanical properties of skin in vivo has been complicated by the lack of methods that can accurately measure the viscoelastic properties without assuming values of Poisson's ratio and tissue density. In this paper, we present the results of preliminary studies comparing the mechanical properties of skin and scar tissue measured using a technique involving OCT and vibrational analysis. This technique has been reported to give values of the modulus that correlate with those obtained from tensile measurements made on decellularized dermis [1, 2]...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352993/comparison-of-chorioretinal-layers-in-rhesus-macaques-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-and-high-resolution-histological-sections
#2
Glenn Yiu, Zhe Wang, Christian Munevar, Eric Tieu, Bradley Shibata, Brittany Wong, David Cunefare, Sina Farsiu, Jeffrey Roberts, Sara Thomasy
Nonhuman primates are important preclinical models of retinal diseases because they uniquely possess a macula similar to humans. Ocular imaging technologies such as spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) allow noninvasive, in vivo measurements of chorioretinal layers with near-histological resolution. However, the boundaries are based on differences in reflectivity, and detailed correlations with histological tissue layers have not been explored in rhesus macaques, which are widely used for biomedical research...
January 15, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349656/correlations-among-multifocal-electroretinography-and-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Metin Unlu, Duygu Gulmez Sevim, Murat Gultekin, Cagatay Karaca
To assess the correlation between functional and anatomical evaluations with multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). This cross-sectional study involved 116 eyes of 58 patients with PD and 30 age- and sex-matched control subjects. All study participants underwent a comprehensive neuro-ophthalmic examination, retinal single-layer thicknesses and volumes, and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (pRNFL) measurements with SD-OCT, and the patients' mfERG recordings were evaluated...
January 18, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349516/new-perspectives-in-the-history-of-twentieth-century-life-sciences-historical-historiographical-and-epistemological-themes
#4
Robert Meunier, Kärin Nickelsen
The history of twentieth-century life sciences is not exactly a new topic. However, in view of the increasingly rapid development of the life sciences themselves over the past decades, some of the well-established narratives are worth revisiting. Taking stock of where we stand on these issues was the aim of a conference in 2015, entitled "Perspectives for the History of Life Sciences" (Munich, Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015). The papers in this topical collection are based on work presented and discussed at and around this meeting...
January 18, 2018: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348831/aberrant-expression-of-mir-21-mir-376c-and-mir-145-and-their-target-host-genes-in-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ismini Lasithiotaki, Eliza Tsitoura, Anastasios Koutsopoulos, Eleni Lagoudaki, Chara Koutoulaki, George Pitsidianakis, Demetrios A Spandidos, Nikolaos M Siafakas, George Sourvinos, Katerina M Antoniou
Merkel Cell Polyoma Virus (MCPyV) infection has been associated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Viruses can manipulate cellular miRNAs or have a profound impact on cellular miRNA expression to control host regulatory pathways. In this study, we evaluated the expression profiles of cancer-associated and virally affected host microRNAs miR-21, miR-145, miR-146a, miR-155, miR-302c, miR-367 and miR-376c in a series of NSCLC tissue samples as well as in samples from "healthy" sites, distant from the tumour region that were either positive or negative for MCPyV DNA...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346429/the-farnesoid-x-receptor-agonist-obeticholic-acid-upregulates-biliary-excretion-of-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-via-mate-1-during-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Andrea Ferrigno, Laura Giuseppina Di Pasqua, Clarissa Berardo, Veronica Siciliano, Vittoria Rizzo, Luciano Adorini, Plinio Richelmi, Mariapia Vairetti
BACKGROUND: We previously showed that increased asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) biliary excretion occurs during hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), prompting us to study the effects of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist obeticholic acid (OCA) on bile, serum and tissue levels of ADMA after I/R. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were orally administered 10mg/kg/day of OCA or vehicle for 5 days and were subjected to 60 min partial hepatic ischemia or sham-operated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346426/proliferation-and-survival-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-during-their-hepatic-differentiation
#7
Julieta L Maymó, Rodrigo Riedel, Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Marta Magatti, Bernardo Maskin, José Luis Dueñas, Ornella Parolini, Víctor Sánchez-Margalet, Cecilia L Varone
Stem cells derived from placental tissues are an attractive source of cells for regenerative medicine. Amniotic epithelial cells isolated from human amnion (hAECs) have desirable and competitive characteristics that make them stand out between other stem cells. They have the ability to differentiate toward all three germ layers, they are not tumorigenic and they have immunosuppressive properties. Although liver transplantation is the best way to treat acute and chronic hepatic failure patients, there are several obstacles...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346239/factors-associated-with-development-of-dissociated-optic-nerve-fiber-layer-appearance-in-the-pioneer-intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Anne P Runkle, Sunil K Srivastava, Alex Yuan, Peter K Kaiser, Rishi P Singh, Jamie L Reese, Justis P Ehlers
PURPOSE: To assess the relationship of dissociated optic nerve fiber layer (DONFL) and intraoperative membrane-peeling dynamics as visualized using intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT), and to evaluate the functional implications of DONFL. METHODS: This was a post hoc analysis of eyes undergoing membrane peeling for vitreomacular interface disorders in the prospective PIONEER intraoperative OCT study. Retinal layer measurements in preincision and postpeel intraoperative OCT images were obtained...
January 16, 2018: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344889/quantitative-analysis-of-tyrosine-kinase-signaling-across-differentially-embedded-human-glioblastoma-tumors
#9
Hannah Johnson, Forest M White
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive primary brain tumor with a poor mean survival even with the current standard of care. Kinase signaling analyses of clinical glioblastoma samples provide a physiologically relevant view of oncogenic signaling networks. Here, we describe the methods that enable the quantification of protein expression profiles and phosphotyrosine signaling across flash frozen and optimal cutting temperature (OCT) compound embedded tumor specimens. The data derived from these experiments can be used to identify the intra- and inter-patient heterogeneity present in these tumors...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344064/occult-acute-macular-neuroretinopathy
#10
Michael S Vaphiades, Brendan Grondines
A 19-year-old Caucasian woman developed an upper respiratory infection, took a cold formulation containing 5 mg of phenylephrine, and developed a very rare and unusual form of acute macular neuroretinopathy (AMN) that could not be detected on fundoscopic examination, visual fields, nor electrophysiological testing. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) revealed a lesion limited to the fovea. This case illustrates the value of SD-OCT, in light of otherwise normal testing, in a variant of AMN the authors call "occult AMN"...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343729/drug-self-assembly-for-synthesis-of-highly-loaded-antimicrobial-drug-silica-particles
#11
Cameron A Stewart, Yoav Finer, Benjamin D Hatton
Antimicrobial drug release from biomaterials for orthopedic repair and dental restorations can prevent biofilm growth and caries formation. Carriers for drug incorporation would benefit from long-term drug storage, controlled release, and structural stability. Mesoporous silica, synthesized through a co-assembly of silica and surfactant template, is an ideal drug encapsulation scaffold that maintains structural integrity upon release. However, conventional loading of drug within meso-silica pores via concentration-gradient diffusion limits the overall payload, concentration uniformity, and drug release control...
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/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/29341445/automated-detection-of-preserved-photoreceptor-on-optical-coherence-tomography-in-choroideremia-based-on-machine-learning
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Zhuo Wang, Acner Camino, Ahmed M Hagag, Jie Wang, Richard G Weleber, Paul Yang, Mark E Pennesi, David Huang, Dengwang Li, Yali Jia
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can demonstrate early deterioration of the photoreceptor integrity caused by inherited retinal degeneration diseases (IRD). A machine learning method based on random forests was developed to automatically detect continuous areas of preserved ellipsoid zone structure (an easily recognizable part of the photoreceptors on OCT) in sixteen eyes of patients with choroideremia (a type of IRD). Pseudopodial extensions protruding from the preserved ellipsoid zone areas are detected separately by a local active contour routine...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340651/macular-perfusion-parameters-in-different-angiocube-sizes-does-the-size-matter-in-quantitative-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#16
Alessandro Rabiolo, Francesco Gelormini, Alessandro Marchese, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Giacinto Triolo, Riccardo Sacconi, Lea Querques, Francesco Bandello, Giuseppe Querques
Purpose: To investigate the macular quantitative parameters interchangeability of three different optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) angiocubes (i.e., 3 × 3, 6 × 6, and 12 × 12 mm) on healthy subjects and patients affected by diabetic retinopathy (DR) and to assess the interrater reliability of such indices across the different scan protocols. Methods: Retrospective study involving 20 eyes of healthy subjects and 20 eyes with DR. All eyes underwent swept-source OCT-A with 3 × 3-, 6 × 6-, and 12 × 12-mm angiocubes centered on the fovea...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340648/a-novel-strategy-for-quantifying-choriocapillaris-flow-voids-using-swept-source-oct-angiography
#17
Qinqin Zhang, Fang Zheng, Elie H Motulsky, Giovanni Gregori, Zhongdi Chu, Chieh-Li Chen, Chunxia Li, Luis de Sisternes, Mary Durbin, Philip J Rosenfeld, Ruikang K Wang
Purpose: To achieve reproducible imaging of the choriocapillaris and associated flow voids using swept-source OCT angiography (SS-OCTA). Methods: Subjects were enrolled and SS-OCTA was performed using the 3 × 3 mm scan pattern. Blood flow was identified using the complex optical microangiography (OMAG) algorithm. The choriocapillaris was defined as a slab from the outer boundary of Bruch's membrane (BM) to approximately 20 μm below BM. Compensation for the shadowing effect caused by the RPE and BM complex on the choriocapillaris angiogram was achieved by using the structural information from the same slab...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340646/visual-fixation-instability-in-multiple-sclerosis-measured-using-slo-oct
#18
Robert M Mallery, Pieter Poolman, Matthew J Thurtell, Jan M Full, Johannes Ledolter, Dorlan Kimbrough, Elliot M Frohman, Teresa C Frohman, Randy H Kardon
Purpose: Precise measurements of visual fixation and its instability were recorded during optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a marker of neural network dysfunction in multiple sclerosis (MS), which could be used to monitor disease progression or response to treatment. Methods: A total of 16 MS patients and 26 normal subjects underwent 30 seconds of scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO)-based eye tracking during OCT scanning of retinal layer thickness. Study groups consisted of normal eyes, MS eyes without prior optic neuritis (MS wo ON), and MS eyes with prior optic neuritis (MS + ON)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340640/in-vivo-three-dimensional-lamina-cribrosa-strains-in-healthy-ocular-hypertensive-and-glaucoma-eyes-following-acute-intraocular-pressure-elevation
#19
Meghna R Beotra, Xiaofei Wang, Tin A Tun, Liang Zhang, Mani Baskaran, Tin Aung, Nicholas G Strouthidis, Michaël J A Girard
Purpose: To compare in vivo lamina cribrosa (LC) strains (deformations) following acute IOP elevation in healthy, glaucoma, and ocular hypertensive subjects. Methods: There were 20 healthy, 20 high-tension primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), 16 primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), and 20 ocular hypertensive (OHT; with normal visual fields) eyes studied. For each test eye, the optic nerve head was imaged three times (at baseline IOP, following an acute elevation of IOP to approximately 35 then 45 mm Hg using an ophthalmodynamomter) using optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339997/the-relative-age-effect-on-soccer-players-in-formative-stages-with-different-sport-expertise-levels
#20
Alba Práxedes, Alberto Moreno, Luis García-González, David Pizarro, Fernando Del Villar
The Relative Age Effect (RAE) in sport has been targeted by many research studies. The objective of this study was to analyze, in amateur clubs, the RAE of soccer players, according to the sport expertise level of the team (e.g., A, B, C and subsequent) that they belong to within the same game category. 1,098 soccer players in formative stages took part in the study, with ages varying between 6 and 18 years old (U8 to U19 categories). All of them were members of 4 Spanish federated clubs. The birth dates were classified into 4 quartiles (Q1 = Jan-Mar; Q2 = Apr-Jun; Q3 = Jul-Sept; Q4 = Oct-Dec)according to the team they belonged to...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
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