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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633153/association-between-visual-function-and-subretinal-drusenoid-deposits-in-normal-and-early-age-related-macular-degeneration-eyes
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David Neely, Anna V Zarubina, Mark E Clark, Carrie E Huisingh, Gregory R Jackson, Yuhua Zhang, Gerald McGwin, Christine A Curcio, Cynthia Owsley
PURPOSE: To examine the association between subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDDs) identified by multimodal retinal imaging and visual function in older eyes with normal macular health or in the earliest phases of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Age-related macular degeneration status for each eye was defined according to the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) 9-step classification system (normal = Step 1, early AMD = Steps 2-4) based on color fundus photographs...
July 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628420/value-of-multiparametric-us-in-the-assessment-of-intratesticular-lesions
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Thomas Auer, Tobias De Zordo, Christian Dejaco, Leonhard Gruber, Renate Pichler, Werner Jaschke, Vikram S Dogra, Friedrich Aigner
Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of multiparametric ultrasonography (US) consisting of gray-scale US, color Doppler US, strain elastography, and contrast agent-enhanced US in the assessment of intratesticular lesions. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective study. From January 2012 to December 2015, 55 focal testicular lesions that were indeterminate on gray-scale US scans were further characterized with color Doppler US, strain elastography, and contrast-enhanced US...
June 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600993/robust-sensitive-and-facile-method-for-detection-of-f-cn-and-ac-anions
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P Madhusudhana Reddy, Shih-Rong Hsieh, Jem-Kun Chen, Chi-Jung Chang, Jing-Yuan Kang, Chih-Hsien Chen
Sensing of F(-), CN(-) and Ac(-) is important from the viewpoint of both medically and environmentally. Particularly, sensing of the anions in 100% water by a colorimetric chemical sensor is a highly difficult task as water molecules interfere the sensing mechanism. In this regard, sensor R1, having azo and nitrophenyl groups as signaling units and thiourea as a binding site was prepared. This sensor exclusively detected CN(-) ion over other testing anions in 30% aq. DMSO solution by exhibiting distinct spectral and visual color changes...
June 6, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597330/the-utility-of-superb-microvascular-imaging-for-monitoring-low-velocity-venous-flow-following-pancreas-transplantation-report-of-a-case
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Kazuaki Tokodai, Shigehito Miyagi, Chikashi Nakanishi, Yasuyuki Hara, Wataru Nakanishi, Koji Miyazawa, Kenji Shimizu, Masafumi Goto, Takashi Kamei, Michiaki Unno
Vascular thrombosis is a major complication after pancreas transplantation. Because delays in detecting thrombosis often result in graft failure, monitoring blood flow is crucial. Periodic evaluation using color Doppler ultrasonography is mostly performed for monitoring blood flow in the grafted pancreas. However, conventional color Doppler imaging has limited capability to visualize low-velocity blood flow. Superb microvascular imaging (SMI) is a novel ultrasound Doppler technique that is especially sensitive in detecting low-velocity flow...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574037/-diagnostic-significance-of-the-color-duplex-scanning-in-estimation-of-the-arteries-state-at-different-stages-of-infrainguinal-reconstructions
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I E Timina, I I Piatkova, A E Zotikov, Z A Adyrkhaev
AIM: The study was aimed at assessing diagnostic possibilities of duplex scanning (DS) of lower limb arteries, used as 'ultrasonographic angiography' in patients presenting with critical ischaemia for appropriately planning complicated infrainguinal reconstructions at stages of surgical management, including dynamic follow up in the postoperative period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined a total of 30 patients. Of these, 14 patients composed the control group and 16 patients with critical ischaemia of lower limb arteries who underwent 8 external iliac-tibial and 8 femorotibial bypass graftings with a relieving arteriovenous fistula and application of a venous cuff according to the type of 'St...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567705/diagnostic-value-of-doppler-echocardiography-for-identifying-hemodynamic-significant-pulmonary-valve-regurgitation-in-tetralogy-of-fallot-comparison-with-cardiac-mri
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Niek E G Beurskens, Thomas M Gorter, Petronella G Pieper, Elke S Hoendermis, Beatrijs Bartelds, Tjark Ebels, Rolf M F Berger, Tineke P Willems, Joost P van Melle
Quantification of pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is essential in the management of patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). We sought to evaluate the accuracy of first-line Doppler echocardiography in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify hemodynamic significant PR. Paired cardiac MRI and echocardiographic studies (n = 97) in patients with repaired TOF were retrospectively analyzed. Pressure half time (PHT) and pulmonary regurgitation index (PRi) were measured using continuous wave Doppler...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561084/a-label-free-colorimetric-biosensor-for-sensitive-detection-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-165
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Huige Zhang, Liang Peng, Maoxing Li, Ji Ma, Shengda Qi, Hongli Chen, Lei Zhou, Xingguo Chen
Sensitive detection of a low abundant protein is essential for biomedical research and clinical diagnostics. Herein, we develop a label-free colorimetric biosensor for the sensitive detection of recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factor-165 (VEGF165). This biosensor consists of an aptamer-based hairpin probe, an assistant DNA-trigger duplex and a linear template. In the presence of VEGF165, the specific binding of VEGF165 with the aptamer-based hairpin probe results in the opening of a hairpin probe and the opened hairpin probe subsequently hybridizes with the single-stranded region of the assistant DNA-trigger duplex to initiate the strand displacement amplification (SDA) to yield abundant triggers...
May 31, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554087/negative-emotion-enhances-mnemonic-precision-and-subjective-feelings-of-remembering-in-visual-long-term-memory
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Weizhen Xie, Weiwei Zhang
Negative emotion sometimes enhances memory (higher accuracy and/or vividness, e.g., flashbulb memories). The present study investigates whether it is the qualitative (precision) or quantitative (the probability of successful retrieval) aspect of memory that drives these effects. In a visual long-term memory task, observers memorized colors (Experiment 1a) or orientations (Experiment 1b) of sequentially presented everyday objects under negative, neutral, or positive emotions induced with International Affective Picture System images...
May 26, 2017: Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547388/is-color-doppler-a-reliable-method-for-the-diagnosis-of-malrotation
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İbrahim Karaman, Ayşe Karaman, Hasibe Gökçe Çınar, Ahmet Ertürk, Derya Erdoğan, İsmet Faruk Özgüner
PURPOSE: The gold standard for the diagnosis of malrotation is barium contrast study of the upper gastrointestinal system (UGCS), while color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) is another method used in the diagnosis. We investigated the value of CDUS for the diagnosis of malrotation in this study. METHODS: UGCS images, CDUS images, plain abdominal images, demographic data, and symptoms of 82 patients who were investigated for presumed malrotation during a 7-year period were evaluated, retrospectively...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546509/behavioral-color-vision-in-a-cichlid-fish-metriaclima-benetos
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Daniel Escobar-Camacho, Justin Marshall, Karen L Carleton
Color vision is the capacity of discriminating color regardless of brightness. It is essential for many fish species as they rely on color discrimination for numerous ecological tasks. The study of color vision is important because it can unveil the mechanisms that shape coloration patterns, visual system sensitivities and hence, visual signals. In order to understand better the mechanisms underlying color vision an integrative approach is necessary. This usually requires combining behavioral, physiological, and genetic experiments with quantitative modeling, resulting in a distinctive characterization of the visual system...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545983/feedback-from-higher-to-lower-visual-areas-for-visual-recognition-may-be-weaker-in-the-periphery-glimpses-from-the-perception-of-brief-dichoptic-stimuli
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Li Zhaoping
Eye movements bring attended visual inputs to the center of vision for further processing. Thus, central and peripheral vision should have different functional roles. Here, we use observations of visual perception under dichoptic stimuli to infer that there is a difference in the top-down feedback from higher brain centers to primary visual cortex. Visual stimuli to the two eyes were designed such that the sum and difference of the binocular input from the two eyes have the form of two different gratings. These gratings differed in their motion direction, tilt direction, or color, and duly evoked ambiguous percepts for the corresponding feature...
June 6, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533455/coevolution-of-coloration-and-colour-vision
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Olle Lind, Miriam J Henze, Almut Kelber, Daniel Osorio
The evolutionary relationship between signals and animal senses has broad significance, with potential consequences for speciation, and for the efficacy and honesty of biological communication. Here we outline current understanding of the diversity of colour vision in two contrasting groups: the phylogenetically conservative birds, and the more variable butterflies. Evidence for coevolution of colour signals and vision exists in both groups, but is limited to observations of phenotypic differences between visual systems, which might be correlated with coloration...
July 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527199/the-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-using-a-high-end-ultrasound-system-in-the-characterization-of-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aortic-repair-evar
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J Rübenthaler, M Reiser, V Cantisani, D Rjosk-Dendorfer, D A Clevert
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using a high-end ultrasound system in the characterization of endoleaks after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this mono-center study, 41 patients were retrospectively analyzed after being examined using a modern high-end ultrasound system (RS80A with Prestige, Samsung Medison Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea). The maximum diameters of the aneurysms were measured in two planes (right-left and ventral-dorsal)...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526539/diagnostic-accuracy-of-lung-subtraction-iodine-mapping-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-pulmonary-perfusion-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-correlation-with-perfusion-spect-ct
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Masashi Tamura, Yoshitake Yamada, Takashi Kawakami, Masaharu Kataoka, Yu Iwabuchi, Hiroaki Sugiura, Masahiro Hashimoto, Tadaki Nakahara, Shigeo Okuda, Seishi Nakatsuka, Fumiya Sano, Takayuki Abe, Yuichiro Maekawa, Keiichi Fukuda, Masahiro Jinzaki
BACKGROUND: For treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), the evaluation of segmental pulmonary perfusion is important. There are no previous reports about lung subtraction iodine mapping (LSIM) computed tomography (CT) for evaluation of segmental pulmonary perfusion in patients with CTEPH, using lung perfusion SPECT/CT (LPS) as the reference. METHODS: 50 patients (age, 60.7±16.7years) with known or suspected CTEPH were enrolled in this study...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506064/ice-melting-dynamics-the-role-of-protons-and-interfacial-geometry
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Andrew J Schwartz, Gerald H Pollack
The surface of ice plays a significant role in melting. To better understand the role of the surface, we studied the melting of ice using infrared imaging and pH-sensitive dyes. Ice was allowed to melt in baths of water of varying depths. When the ice melted in a high level of room-temperature water, equal to the height of the ice, the conventional melting pattern appeared. When the ice melted in a chamber with a lower water level, the melting pattern was unexpected. Seconds after the ice was placed in the water, localized regions of low-temperature water appeared around the perimeter of the ice...
June 6, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479109/fuzzy-spectral-clustering-for-automated-delineation-of-chronic-wound-region-using-digital-images
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Dhiraj Manohar Dhane, Maitreya Maiti, Tushar Mungle, Chittaranjan Bar, Arun Achar, Maheshkumar Kolekar, Chandan Chakraborty
Chronic wound is an abnormal disease condition of localized injury to the skin and its underlying tissues having physiological impaired healing response. Assessment and management of such wound is a significant burden on the healthcare system. Currently, precise wound bed estimation depends on the clinical judgment and remains a difficult task. The paper introduces a novel method for ulcer boundary demarcation and estimation, using optical images captured by a hand-held digital camera. The proposed approach involves gray based fuzzy similarity measure using spatial knowledge of an image...
April 23, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474130/blood-vessel-segmentation-in-color-fundus-images-based-on-regional-and-hessian-features
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Syed Ayaz Ali Shah, Tong Boon Tang, Ibrahima Faye, Augustinus Laude
PURPOSE: To propose a new algorithm of blood vessel segmentation based on regional and Hessian features for image analysis in retinal abnormality diagnosis. METHODS: Firstly, color fundus images from the publicly available database DRIVE were converted from RGB to grayscale. To enhance the contrast of the dark objects (blood vessels) against the background, the dot product of the grayscale image with itself was generated. To rectify the variation in contrast, we used a 5 × 5 window filter on each pixel...
May 4, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451159/dual-emissive-nanoarchitecture-of-lanthanide-complex-modified-silica-particles-for-in-vivo-ratiometric-time-gated-luminescence-imaging-of-hypochlorous-acid
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Hua Ma, Bo Song, Yuanxiu Wang, Deyuan Cong, Yufei Jiang, Jingli Yuan
We have developed a ratiometric time-gated luminescence sensory system for in vivo imaging of hypochlorous acid (HClO) by preparing a dual-emissive nanoarchitecture of europium- and terbium-complex-modified silica nanoparticles. The design of this nanoarchitecture is based on our new finding that the strong, long-lived luminescence of the β-diketonate-Eu(3+) complex can be rapidly and selectively quenched by HClO. Therefore, the β-diketonate-Eu(3+) complex was decorated on the surface of the silica nanoparticles for responding to HClO, while a HClO-insensitive luminescent terbium complex was immobilized in the inner solid core of the nanoparticles to serve as an internal standard...
January 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446838/visual-functions-of-workers-exposed-to-organic-solvents-in-petrochemical-industries
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R Indhushree, R Monica, K Coral, Narayanasamy Angayarkanni, R Punitham, B M Subburathinam, R Krishnakumar, P P Santanam
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the visual functions of workers exposed to organic solvents in petrochemical industries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty workers from the petroleum refinery and 30 age-matched controls (mean age) were recruited. Visual functions and occupational exposure levels were assessed among both the groups. Visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, color vision, and visual fields were evaluated at the workplace. The biological samples, namely blood and urine, were collected at the workplace and transported to the laboratory for analysis...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431637/transcranial-color-coded-sonography-of-vertebral-artery-for-diagnosis-of-right-to-left-shunts
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Teppei Komatsu, Yuka Terasawa, Ayumi Arai, Kenichi Sakuta, Hidetaka Mitsumura, Yasuyuki Iguchi
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether contrast transcranial color-coded sonography of vertebral artery monitoring via the foramen magnum window (cTCCS-VA) is useful to detect right-to-left shunt (RLS). We investigated whether cTCCS-VA can be proposed as an alternative to middle cerebral artery monitoring via the temporal bone window (cTCCS-MCA) for RLS detection, as compared with contrast transesophageal echocardiography (cTEE). METHODS: We evaluated 112 patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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