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James V Lloyd, Thomas P O Ashdown, Lucy R Jawad
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March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514248/foveal-curvature-and-asymmetry-assessed-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Dean A VanNasdale, Amanda Eilerman, Aaron Zimmerman, Nicky Lai, Keith Ramsey, Loraine T Sinnott
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to use cross-sectional optical coherence tomography imaging and custom curve fitting software to evaluate and model the foveal curvature as a spherical surface and to compare the radius of curvature in the horizontal and vertical meridians and test the sensitivity of this technique to anticipated meridional differences. METHODS: Six 30-degree foveal-centered radial optical coherence tomography cross-section scans were acquired in the right eye of 20 clinically normal subjects...
May 16, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505617/ganglion-cell-complex-in-early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration-evidence-by-sd-oct-manual-segmentation
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Pedro Camacho, Marco Dutra-Medeiros, Liliana Páris
PURPOSE: To evaluate ganglion cell layer (GCL) and ganglion cell complex (GCC) thickness manually by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography in subjects with early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 12 locations on the horizontal meridian. METHODS: A total of 450 eyes (specifically, 246 eyes classified as having early/intermediate AMD plus 204 control eyes) were studied. Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis tests were used to compare values between the healthy controls and the AMD group and also between the subgroups under study...
May 16, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501441/repeatability-of-topographic-corneal-thickness-in-keratoconus-comparing-visante%C3%A2-oct-and-oculus-pentacam-hr-%C3%A2-topographer
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Heinz Otchere, Luigina Sorbara
PURPOSE: To assess the repeatability and reproducibility of Visante™ OCT and Oculus Pentacam HR® in measuring central (CCT) and topographic corneal thickness (TCT) along the principle meridians in keratoconus (KC) corneae. METHOD: Twenty participants diagnosed with KC were recruited. There were two study visits. On the first study visit, two repeated corneal thickness measurements were obtained with each instrument. Measurements were repeated at least 48hrs later in the same order...
May 10, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495356/scleral-topography-analysed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Stefan Bandlitz, Joachim Bäumer, Uwe Conrad, James Wolffsohn
PURPOSE: A detailed evaluation of the corneo-scleral-profile (CSP) is of particular relevance in soft and scleral lenses fitting. The aim of this study was to use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to analyse the profile of the limbal sclera and to evaluate the relationship between central corneal radii, corneal eccentricity and scleral radii. METHODS: Using OCT (Optos OCT/SLO; Dunfermline, Scotland, UK) the limbal scleral radii (SR) of 30 subjects (11M, 19F; mean age 23...
May 8, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492726/theoretical-basis-application-reliability-and-sample-size-estimates-of-a-meridian-energy-analysis-device-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-research
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Ming-Yen Tsai, Shih-Yu Chen, Chung-Chun Lin
OBJECTIVES: The Meridian Energy Analysis Device is currently a popular tool in the scientific research of meridian electrophysiology. In this field, it is generally believed that measuring the electrical conductivity of meridians provides information about the balance of bioenergy or Qi-blood in the body. METHODS AND RESULTS: PubMed database based on some original articles from 1956 to 2014 and the authoŕs clinical experience. In this short communication, we provide clinical examples of Meridian Energy Analysis Device application, especially in the field of traditional Chinese medicine, discuss the reliability of the measurements, and put the values obtained into context by considering items of considerable variability and by estimating sample size...
April 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483188/agnihotra-yajna-a-prototype-of-south-asian-traditional-medical-knowledge
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Rahul Raveendran Nair
This study conceptualizes the principle of agnihotra yajna. The perusal of ancient and modern literature reveals that the functioning of the human body is impossible without maintaining an energetic continuum driven by sunlight. The seven major chakras existing over the spinal cord help to maintain this energetic continuum. Agnihotra yajna is proposed to balance the chakra system as a whole by minimizing entropy. Offerings of natural elements to fire lit in a copper pyramid during agnihotra liberate various volatile compounds having potent pharmacological actions...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483184/electrodermal-screening-of-asthmatics-with-acugraph-4
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Kuntal Ghosh, Alex Hankey, Thaiyar M Srinivasan
Traditional Chinese Medicine holds that acupuncture meridian activity is correlated with quality of function of specific organs. This study sets out to determine acupuncture meridian characteristics of subjects with moderate asthma distinguishing them from healthy subjects. Fifty asthma patients (age 35.36 ± 8.68 years) and fifty similarly aged (34.11 ± 7.29 years) healthy volunteers were enrolled in the study. Electrodermal conductances at Jing Well points were measured with Acugraph 4 and also Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR) for the asthma group...
April 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479892/chemical-constituents-of-cyperus-rotundus-l-and-their-inhibitory-effects-on-uterine-fibroids
#9
Ju Ying, Xiao Bing
BACKGROUND: Xiang Fu (Cyperus rotundus L) enters the liver, spleen and triple warmer meridians, and has qi stagnation-removing, qi circulation-promoting, menstruation-regulating and pain-relieving effects. Besides, it can improve ovarian function, and has hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic and neuroprotective actions. OBJECTIVES: To study the biflavone constituents in Cyperus rotundus L and to investigate the effect and mechanism of amentoflavone on inhibition of uterine tumors...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476445/characteristic-patterns-of-normal-meridian-acupoint-temperature
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Han-Ning Wei, Li-Ping Jiang, Bin Xiong, Si Zhou, Lan Yu, Yan-Mei Huang, Dao-Guang Liu, Wei Ling, Xin-Nan Song, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Hai-Lu Zhao
BACKGROUND: Body temperature is an important indicator of health and illness. However, a single temperature measurement is not always reliable. Such measurements can be made using meridians, which are energy channels with acupoints being the nodes. To date, there is no published reference of meridian acupoint temperatures applicable to human health, and there is no clear digitalized indicator that could be utilized to evaluate human health by way of meridian acupoints up to now. METHODS: Our study recruited 100 healthy medical college students for the measurement of acupoint temperature...
May 2, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468115/-on-the-chu-or-qu-of-wu-shi-er-bing-fang-prescriptions-for-fifty-two-diseases-and-relevant-issues
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J R Son
In Article 30 of Wu shi er bing fang(Prescriptions for Fifty-two Diseases) , the "Qu ()" in "Shen Shen Er Bu Neng Qu ()" has an opposite relation with "Shen ()" , that is, "Shen ()" , and it should be interpreted as "Qu ()" , that is bend. Thus, in "Shen Shen Er Bu Neng Qu ()" , bodies that appear to have "Shang Jing()" (spasmodic disease), causing stiffness and unable to flex. In Article 308 of Wu shi er bing fang, "Xi Xi Chu Chu()" and "Xi Xi Chu Chu ()" are synonymous. The "Chu ()" in "Xi Xi Chu Chu ()" is interpreted as "(exit)" while "Xi Xi Chu Chu ()" depicts a curse in which an evil fire is summoned out of an oven...
March 28, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Shi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459522/information-integration-research-on-cumulative-effect-of-siqi-wuwei-and-guijing-in-traditional-chinese-medicine
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Xuming Yang, Mingyuan Qi, Qian Li, Li Chen, Zhongyi Yu, Lin Yang
OBJECTIVE: To study the morphological basis of the role of Siqi (cold as winter, cool as autumn, warm as spring, hot as summer), Wuwei (five flavors: sweet, pungent, salty, sour, and bitter), and Guijing (meridian tropism) through the use of information integration. METHODS: A 14C-2-deoxy-glucose autoradiography method was adopted to determine the overall impact of treatment with 39 herbs on functions of various tissues and organs. Data was measured at 4 hs after a single dose and following the last treatment of repeated doses for a week...
August 2016: Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chung i Tsa Chih Ying Wen Pan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453366/patterns-of-visual-field-changes-in-thyroid-eye-disease
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Catherine J Choi, Susel Oropesa, Alison B Callahan, Lora R Glass, Livia Teo, Dean M Cestari, Michael Kazim, Suzanne K Freitag
This article provides a systematic description of visual field changes in thyroid eye disease-compressive optic neuropathy (TED-CON). A retrospective, non-comparative chart review of patients with TED-CON and documented Humphrey Visual Field 24-2 or 30-2 testing was conducted with IRB approval. Ninety-six visual fields in 68 patients were classified into 7 broad categories (superior, inferior, diffuse, temporal, nasal, central/paracentral, enlarged blind spot) and 17 mutually exclusive patterns from the Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study (OHTS) or "other...
April 28, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445309/exploring-spatial-patterns-of-acupoint-indications-from-clinical-data-a-strobe-compliant-article
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Won-Mo Jung, Soon-Ho Lee, Ye-Seul Lee, Younbyoung Chae
Every acupoint has specific indications for acupuncture treatment. These indications, primarily established based on the meridian system, have spatial patterns of symptoms on the human body. We investigated the associations between acupoints and symptom locations in 75 patients with chronic pain who were asked to sketch the localization of their symptoms on body schemes using the bodily sensation map (BSM) system. Combining the BSM and clinical information, we estimated the statistical parameters of relationships between acupoints and spatial information on symptoms...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439975/scleral-changes-with-accommodation
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Alejandra Consejo, Hema Radhakrishnan, D Robert Iskander
PURPOSE: To assess whether the sclera changes its shape during accommodation, quantify those changes and ascertain whether they depend on age and refractive power. METHODS: Twenty-two subjects, aged between 19 and 84 years old were recruited for the study. Young subjects were grouped according to their refractive power as emmetropes (seven subjects) and myopes (seven subjects). Data were obtained with a height corneo-scleral topographer (Eye Surface Profiler) with coverage area far beyond the limbus...
May 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436562/anatomical-subgroup-analysis-of-the-meridian-cohort-failed-commissuration
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Paul D Griffiths, Karen Brackley, Michael Bradburn, Daniel Ja Connolly, Mary L Gawne-Cain, Daniel I Griffiths, Mark D Kilby, Laura Mandefield, Cara Mooney, Stephen C Robson, Brigitte Vollmer, Gerald Mason
OBJECTIVE: To assess the contribution of in utero magnetic resonance (iuMR) imaging in fetuses diagnosed with either agenesis of the corpus callosum or hypogenesis of the corpus callosum (grouped as failed commissuration) on antenatal ultrasonography (USS) from the MERIDIAN cohort. METHODS: We report a sub-group analysis of fetuses with failed commissuration diagnosed on USS (with or without ventriculomegaly) from the MERIDIAN study who had iuMR imaging within 2 weeks of USS and outcome reference data were available...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421012/moderated-online-social-therapy-a-model-for-reducing-stress-in-carers-of-young-people-diagnosed-with-mental-health-disorders
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John Gleeson, Reeva Lederman, Peter Koval, Greg Wadley, Sarah Bendall, Sue Cotton, Helen Herrman, Kingsley Crisp, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
Family members caring for a young person diagnosed with the onset of mental health problems face heightened stress, depression, and social isolation. Despite evidence for the effectiveness of family based interventions, sustaining access to specialist family interventions is a major challenge. The availability of the Internet provides possibilities to expand and sustain access to evidence-based psychoeducation and personal support for family members. In this paper we describe the therapeutic model and the components of our purpose-built moderated online social therapy (MOST) program for families...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418457/the-field-of-view-available-to-the-ventral-occipito-temporal-reading-circuitry
#18
Rosemary Le, Nathan Witthoft, Michal Ben-Shachar, Brian Wandell
Skilled reading requires rapidly recognizing letters and word forms; people learn this skill best for words presented in the central visual field. Measurements over the last decade have shown that when children learn to read, responses within ventral occipito-temporal cortex (VOT) become increasingly selective to word forms. We call these regions the VOT reading circuitry (VOTRC). The portion of the visual field that evokes a response in the VOTRC is called the field of view (FOV). We measured the FOV of the VOTRC and found that it is a small subset of the entire field of view available to the human visual system...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417703/central-pedicle-reduction-mammaplasty-with-a-vertical-scar-a-technical-modification
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Yeon Soo Kim, Kun Hwang, Joo Ho Kim, Tae Ho Kim, Hyung Mook Kim
BACKGROUND: This study introduces a central pedicle reduction mammaplasty with a vertical scar technique. OBJECTIVES: This study is aimed to create a more conical breast shape and long-lasting better projection by modifying reduction mammaplasty by central pedicle flap. METHOD: Preoperative markings were made including the meridian line of breast and the new location of the nipple-areola complex (NAC). The new location of the inframammary fold was marked ∼2 ∼ 4 cm above the original inframammary fold...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417094/contemporary-acupressure-therapy-adroit-cure-for-painless-recovery-of-therapeutic-ailments
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REVIEW
Piyush Mehta, Vishwas Dhapte, Shivajirao Kadam, Vividha Dhapte
Since time immemorial, complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) have played a significant role in human health care. CAM is known to have a strong reputation and reliability within every culture to provide basic health care treatment for patients. CAM acts as a better therapeutic option in human being for treating various diseases and improving quality of life with apt consideration to the economic aspects. Acupressure, one of the known CAM, originated in ancient China is based on the principal of acupoints activation across the meridians which correct the imbalance between Qi...
April 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
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