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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548280/air-core-detectors-for-cerenkov-free-scintillation-dosimetry-of-brachytherapy-%C3%AE-sources
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Marion Eichmann, Benedikt Thomann
PURPOSE: Plastic scintillation detectors are used for dosimetry in small radiation fields with high dose gradients, green e.g. provided by β-emitting sources like (106) Ru/(106) Rh eye plaques. A drawback is a background signal caused by Cerenkov radiation generated by electrons passing the optical fibers (light guides) of this dosimetry system. Common approaches to correct for the Cerenkov signal are influenced by uncertainties resulting from detector positioning and calibration procedures...
May 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546876/self-monitoring-symptoms-in-glaucoma-a-feasibility-study-of-a-web-based-diary-tool
#2
Leanne McDonald, Fiona C Glen, Deanna J Taylor, David P Crabb
Purpose. Glaucoma patients annually spend only a few hours in an eye clinic but spend more than 5000 waking hours engaged in everything else. We propose that patients could self-monitor changes in visual symptoms providing valuable between clinic information; we test the hypothesis that this is feasible using a web-based diary tool. Methods. Ten glaucoma patients with a range of visual field loss took part in an eight-week pilot study. After completing a series of baseline tests, volunteers were prompted to monitor symptoms every three days and complete a diary about their vision during daily life using a bespoke web-based diary tool...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545982/canonical-wnt-signaling-in-diabetic-retinopathy
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Qian Chen, Jian-Xing Ma
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common eye complication of diabetes, and the pathogenic mechanism of DR is still under investigation. The canonical Wnt signaling pathway is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that plays fundamental roles in embryogenesis and adult tissue homeostasis. Wnt signaling regulates expression of multiple genes that control retinal development and eye organogenesis, and dysregulated Wnt signaling plays pathophysiological roles in many ocular diseases, including DR. This review highlights recent progress in studies of Wnt signaling in DR...
May 22, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545918/recent-trends-in-high-spin-sensitivity-magnetic-resonance
#4
Aharon Blank, Ygal Twig, Yakir Ishay
Magnetic resonance is a very powerful methodology that has been employed successfully in many applications for about 70years now, resulting in a wealth of scientific, technological, and diagnostic data. Despite its many advantages, one major drawback of magnetic resonance is its relatively poor sensitivity and, as a consequence, its bad spatial resolution when examining heterogeneous samples. Contemporary science and technology often make use of very small amounts of material and examine heterogeneity on a very small length scale, both of which are well beyond the current capabilities of conventional magnetic resonance...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545734/cup-to-disc-ratio-asymmetry-in-u-s-adults-prevalence-and-association-with-glaucoma-in-the-2005-2008-national-health-and-nutrition-examination%C3%A2-survey
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Mary Qiu, Michael V Boland, Pradeep Y Ramulu
PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence of vertical cup-to-disc ratio (vCDR) asymmetry in U.S. adults and assess the utility of vCDR asymmetry in the diagnosis of glaucoma. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 5359 subjects aged ≥40 years from the 2005-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). METHODS: Subjects completed retinal photography and had vCDR determined in both eyes, with vCDR asymmetry calculated as the absolute value of the difference between the 2 eyes...
May 22, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545123/predictability-of-arousal-in-mouse-slow-wave-sleep-by-accelerometer-data
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Gustavo Zampier Dos Santos Lima, Sergio Roberto Lopes, Thiago Lima Prado, Bruno Lobao-Soares, George C do Nascimento, John Fontenele-Araujo, Gilberto Corso
Arousals can be roughly characterized by punctual intrusions of wakefulness into sleep. In a standard perspective, using human electroencephalography (EEG) data, arousals are associated to slow-wave rhythms and K-complex brain activity. The physiological mechanisms that give rise to arousals during sleep are not yet fully understood. Moreover, subtle body movement patterns, which may characterize arousals both in human and in animals, are usually not detectable by eye perception and are not in general present in sleep studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543741/detection-of-progression-of-glaucomatous-retinal-nerve-fibre-layer-defects-using-optical-coherence-tomography-guided-progression-analysis
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Young Hoon Hwang, Min Kyung Kim, Jae Min Wi, Jae Keun Chung, Kwan Bok Lee
PURPOSE: The aim was to investigate the agreement for detection of progression of glaucomatous retinal nerve fibre layer defects (RNFLD) between optical coherence tomography-guided progression analysis (OCT GPA) and conventional red-free fundus photography. METHODS: Four hundred and fifteen glaucomatous eyes that underwent at least four serial red-free photographic and OCT examinations were included in the study. Based on the inspection of the red-free fundus photographs and GPA maps, RNFLD progression was defined as the development of a new defect, widening or deepening of a pre-existing RNFLD in red-free fundus photography (photographic progression) or 'Likely Loss' on a GPA map (GPA progression)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542788/saturated-salt-solution-a-further-step-to-a-formaldehyde-free-embalming-method-for-veterinary-gross-anatomy
#8
M Lombardero, M M Yllera, A Costa-E-Silva, M J Oliveira, P G Ferreira
In the field of veterinary anatomy, most of the specimens used in practical sessions are perfused with fixatives. Thus, they can be used for a longer time, reducing the number of animals for educational purposes. Formalin is the most commonly used fixative, consisting of a 37% formaldehyde solution. However, formaldehyde is a powerful irritant of the eyes and airways and is considered carcinogenic, causing nasopharyngeal cancer in exposed workers and professionals. In the present study, we explored an alternative method to avoid the use of formaldehyde in specimens used for gross anatomy practical sessions...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542692/association-between-undetected-10-2-visual-field-damage-and-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-glaucoma
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Dana M Blumberg, Carlos Gustavo De Moraes, Alisa J Prager, Qi Yu, Lama Al-Aswad, George A Cioffi, Jeffrey M Liebmann, Donald C Hood
Importance: Recent evidence supports the presence of macular damage (within 8° of the central field) to retinal ganglion cells and associated central visual field (VF) defects in glaucoma, even in early stages. Despite this, to our knowledge, the association of 10-2 VF damage with vision-related quality of life (QOL) has not been well studied. Objective: To determine the association between QOL and visual function as measured by 24-2 and 10-2 VFs in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and to test the hypothesis that patients with vision-related QOL disproportionate to their 24-2 VF status may exhibit 10-2 damage overlooked by the 24-2 test...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542536/comparison-of-matrix-frequency-doubling-technology-perimetry-and-standard-automated-perimetry-in-monitoring-the-development-of-visual-field-defects-for-glaucoma-suspect-eyes
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Rongrong Hu, Chenkun Wang, Lyne Racette
BACKGROUND: Perimetry is indispensable for the clinical management of glaucoma suspects. Our goal is to compare the performance of standard automated perimetry (SAP) and Matrix frequency-doubling technology (FDT) perimetry in monitoring the development of visual field (VF) defects in glaucoma suspect eyes. METHODS: Longitudinal data of paired SAP and FDT from 221 eyes of 155 glaucoma suspects enrolled in the Diagnostic Innovations in Glaucoma Study or the African Descent and Glaucoma Evaluation Study were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542342/development-of-machine-learning-models-for-diagnosis-of-glaucoma
#11
Seong Jae Kim, Kyong Jin Cho, Sejong Oh
The study aimed to develop machine learning models that have strong prediction power and interpretability for diagnosis of glaucoma based on retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and visual field (VF). We collected various candidate features from the examination of retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness and visual field (VF). We also developed synthesized features from original features. We then selected the best features proper for classification (diagnosis) through feature evaluation. We used 100 cases of data as a test dataset and 399 cases of data as a training and validation dataset...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542230/visual-field-changes-after-vitrectomy-with-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-for-epiretinal-membrane-or-macular-hole-in-glaucomatous-eyes
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Shunsuke Tsuchiya, Tomomi Higashide, Kazuhisa Sugiyama
PURPOSE: To investigate visual field changes after vitrectomy for macular diseases in glaucomatous eyes. METHODS: A retrospective review of 54 eyes from 54 patients with glaucoma, who underwent vitrectomy for epiretinal membrane (ERM; 42 eyes) or macular hole (MH; 12 eyes). Standard automated perimetry (Humphrey visual field 24-2 program) was performed and analyzed preoperatively and twice postoperatively (1st and 2nd sessions; 4.7 ± 2.5, 10.3 ± 3.7 months after surgery, respectively)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541267/choroidal-melanoma-sector-melanocytosis-and-retinal-pigment-epithelial-microdetachments-in-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Charlotte L Marous, Molly R Marous, R Joel Welch, Jerry A Shields, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant condition that can predispose patients to numerous cutaneous fibrofolliculomas and other cutaneous lesions, pulmonary cysts with spontaneous pneumothorax, and multifocal renal tumors and cancer. The genetic mutations responsible for BHDS are related to tumor suppression and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. Previous reports of the ocular findings in BHDS include eyelid fibrofolliculomas, "flecked chorioretinopathy," and one report of choroidal melanoma...
May 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541266/retinochoroidal-anastomosis-associated-with-enhanced-s-cone-syndrome
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Jennyfer Zerbib, Rocio Blanco Garavito, Sylvie Gerber, Hassiba Oubraham, Anne Sikorav, Isabelle Audo, Josseline Kaplan, Jean-Michel Rozet, Eric H Souied
PURPOSE: To describe the phenotype and genotype of a 10-year-old boy affected with enhanced S-cone syndrome associated with neovascularization. METHODS: Fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, full-field electroretinogram and NR2E3 molecular testing were performed. RESULTS: Best-corrected visual acuity was measured as 20/32, right eye and 20/20, left eye...
May 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540014/toward-the-art-of-robotic-assisted-vitreoretinal-surgery
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Amir Molaei, Ebrahim Abedloo, Marc D de Smet, Sare Safi, Milad Khorshidifar, Hamid Ahmadieh, Mohammad Azam Khosravi, Narsis Daftarian
New technological progress in robotics has brought many beneficial clinical applications. Currently, computer integrated robotic surgery has gained clinical acceptance for several surgical procedures. Robotically assisted eye surgery is envisaged as a promising solution to overcome the shortcomings inherent to conventional surgical procedures as in vitreoretinal surgeries. Robotics by its high precision and fine mechanical control can improve dexterity, cancel tremor, and allow highly precise remote surgical capability, delicate vitreoretinal manipulation capabilities...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539952/executive-dysfunction-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-anterior-cingulate-based-resting-state-functional-connectivity
#16
Je-Yeon Yun, Joon Hwan Jang, Wi Hoon Jung, Na Young Shin, Sung Nyun Kim, Jae Yeon Hwang, Jun Soo Kwon
OBJECTIVE: Executive dysfunction might be an important determinant for response to pharmacotherapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and could be sustained independently of symptom relief. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) has been indicated as a potential neural correlate of executive functioning in OCD. The present study examined the brain-executive function relationships in OCD from the ACC-based resting state functional connectivity networks (rs-FCNs), which reflect information processing mechanisms during task performance...
May 2017: Psychiatry Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538994/predictive-feature-remapping-before-saccadic-eye-movements
#17
Dongjun He, Ce Mo, Fang Fang
Saccadic eye movements cause rapid and dramatic displacements of the retinal image of the visual world, yet our conscious perception of the world remains stable and continuous. A popular explanation for this remarkable ability of our visual system to compensate for the displacements is the predictive feature remapping theory. The theory proposes that, before saccades, the representation of a visual stimulus can be predictively transferred from neurons that initially encode the stimulus to neurons whose receptive fields will encompass the stimulus location after the saccade...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538993/fefsem-neuronal-response-during-combined-volitional-and-reflexive-pursuit
#18
Leah Bakst, Jérome Fleuriet, Michael J Mustari
Although much is known about volitional and reflexive smooth eye movements individually, much less is known about how they are coordinated. It is hypothesized that separate cortico-ponto-cerebellar loops subserve these different types of smooth eye movements. Specifically, the MT-MST-DLPN pathway is thought to be critical for ocular following eye movements, whereas the FEF-NRTP pathway is understood to be vital for volitional smooth pursuit. However, the role that these loops play in combined volitional and reflexive behavior is unknown...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538392/maculopapular-rash-after-intravitreal-injection-of-an-antivascular-endothelial-growth-factor-aflibercept-for-treating-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-case-report
#19
Norihiro Nagai, Mari Ibuki, Hajime Shinoda, Kaori Kameyama, Kazuo Tsubota, Yoko Ozawa
RATIONALE: Aflibercept, an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug, is used for treatment of colon cancer as well as retinal diseases, including wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is injected into the vitreous cavity of eyes for treatment of AMD. Although vascular suppression-including cardiovascular events-and local infection related to the injection procedure are well-known potential adverse events, pathological immune responses after intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) injection have not been described...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538035/structure-function-analysis-of-nonarteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-and-age-related-differences-in-outcome
#20
Ming-Hui Sun, Yaping Joyce Liao
BACKGROUND: The optic nerve head is vulnerable to ischemia leading to anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION), the most common acute optic neuropathy in those older than 50 years of age. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional study of 55 nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) eyes in 34 patients to assess clinical outcome and perform structure-function correlations. RESULTS: The peak age of NAION onset was between 50 and 55 years...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
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