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Excimer laser

Csaba Szekrényesi, Gábor László Sándor, Andrea Gyenes, Huba Kiss, Tamás Filkorn, Zoltán Nagy
INTRODUCTION: Thermal conditions during photorefractive keratectomy might be an important issue related to the corneal wound healing and long-term outcomes. AIM: Authors tried to find out the importance of temperature conditions during the treatment. METHOD: One eye of 90 patients has been included into the study. Photorefractive keratoctomy was applied with Carl Zeiss MEL 70, MEL 80 and Wavelight Allegretto excimer lasers. EBRO TLC 730 infrared thermometer was used for the measurement of surface temperature of the cornea before epithelial removal, as well as before and after the treatment...
October 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Thandar Aye, Thanh Trung Phan, Douglas Findlay Muir, Nicholas John Linker, Richard Hartley, Andrew John Turley
AIM: This new laser facilitated 'inside-out' technique was used for transvenous pacemaker insertion in a pacemaker-dependent patient with bilateral subclavian occlusion and a failed epicardial system who is not suitable for a transfemoral approach. METHOD AND RESULTS: Procedure was undertaken under general anaesthesia with venous access obtained from right femoral vein and left axillary vein. 7F multipurpose catheter was used to enter proximal edge of the occluded segment of subclavian vein via femoral approach, which then supported stiff angioplasty wires and microcatheters to tunnel into the body of occlusion...
October 14, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Sarah Moussa, Alois Dexl, Eva Maria Krall, Marie Dietrich, Eva-Maria Arlt, Günther Grabner, Josef Ruckhofer
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare visual and refractive outcomes after laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery for the correction of myopia or myopic astigmatism using 3 different treatment protocols. METHODS: We included 736 eyes of 369 patients (age 18-62 years) divided into 3 groups: 235 eyes of 118 patients (MEL80 group) undergoing LASIK using optimized aspheric ablation profiles (MEL80 excimer laser; Carl Zeiss Meditec), 248 eyes of 124 patients (Wavescan group) undergoing wavefront-guided (WFG) LASIK (STAR S4IR excimer laser + Wavescan aberrometer; Abbott Medical Optics), and 253 eyes of 127 patients (iDesign group) undergoing WFG LASIK (STAR S4IR excimer laser + iDesign system; Abbott Medical Optics)...
October 10, 2016: European Journal of Ophthalmology
William T Kuo, Justin I Odegaard, Jarrett K Rosenberg, Lawrence V Hofmann
BACKGROUND: Many patients are subjected to the potential risks and morbidity associated with an indwelling IVC filter when standard methods fail to remove the filter. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of the excimer laser-sheath technique for removing embedded IVC filters. METHODS: Over a 5-year period, 251 consecutive patients undergoing laser-assisted filter retrieval were prospectively enrolled. There were 103 men and 148 women (mean:46 years, range:15-82)...
October 8, 2016: Chest
V Malheiro, F Lehner, V Dinca, P Hoffmann, K Maniura-Weber
The typical foreign body response (FBR) to synthetic implants is characterized by local inflammation and tissue fibrosis. Silicone implants have been associated with the development of adverse capsular contraction (ACC); a form of excessive FBR to the material that often requires the replacement of the implant. It has been shown that surface roughening of silicone can reduce the prevalence of ACC, but the mechanisms remain poorly understood. Macrophages are key cells in FBR. They exert their control mainly by polarizing into pro-inflammatory (M1) or pro-healing (M2) cells...
October 18, 2016: Biomaterials Science
Arun Kumar Jain, Chintan Malhotra, Anand Pasari, Pawan Kumar, Majid Moshirfar
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of topography-guided and wavefront-optimized treatment in patients having laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia. SETTING: Advanced Eye Centre, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. DESIGN: Prospective contralateral-eye case study. METHODS: Patients had topography-guided LASIK in 1 eye and wavefront-optimized LASIK in the contralateral eye using the Customized Refractive Surgery Master software and Mel 80 excimer laser...
September 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Yuan Zeng, Jian-Hua Gao
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Mydrin eye-drops on central corneal thickness values and investigate the duration of the effect. METHODS: In this prospective randomised self-controlled study, we enrolled 60 myopic patients (120 eyes) undergoing corneal laser refractive surgery. The central corneal thickness was measured before and one and four hours after administration of Mydrin eye-drops (major components are tropicamide and phenylephrine hydrochloride) using the Orbscan II anterior segment analysis system and a SP-2000P non-contact specular microscope, respectively...
September 29, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Eleanor Higgins, Nicola Ralph, Sheila Ryan, Nicola Koik, Bahman Honari, Aoife Lally, Paul Collins
This study compared two dose-escalation regimens using the 308 nm excimer laser treating localised plaque psoriasis, to determine the optimal regimen. A randomised, left-right body trial was designed including patients aged >18 years with localised plaque psoriasis (<10% body surface area). The standard/low dose regimen started at 70% of the minimal erythema dose (MED), with 20% dose increments. The medium dose regimen commenced at 200% MED, with 25% increments. Patients were treated until disease clearance or a maximum of 36 treatments...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Judit Karacsonyi, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Khaldoon Alaswad, Farouc A Jaffer, Robert W Yeh, Mitul Patel, John Bahadorani, Anthony Doing, Ziad A Ali, Aris Karatasakis, Barbara A Danek, Bavana V Rangan, Aya J Alame, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S Brilakis
BACKGROUND: Balloon uncrossable lesions can be challenging to treat, requiring specialized techniques and equipment. METHODS: We examined the prevalence, clinical and angiographic characteristics, management and procedural outcomes of balloon uncrossable lesions in a multicenter chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) registry. RESULTS: Between 2012 and 2016, 718 CTO PCIs (in which the occlusion was successfully crossed with a guidewire) were performed in 701 patients at 11 US centers...
September 21, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Li Lei, Jinhua Huang, Qinghai Zeng, Caiyun Xi, Aiyuan Guo, Jing Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and influential factors for 308 nm excimer laser in the treatment of stable vitiligo patients.
 METHODS: A total of 207 stable vitiligo patients with 1 763 patches were treated with 308 nm excimer laser. Open-label study was carried out to investigate the efficacy and safety regarding the treatment with 308 nm excimer laser, and to compare the response under different conditions including gender, age, duration, lesion location, and hair color...
September 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
Dorothy L Rodenbeck, Jonathan I Silverberg, Nanette B Silverberg
Phototherapy is a second-line treatment for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) that effectively decreases cutaneous inflammation with minimal or no systemic side effects. Children in grade school, adolescents, and adults may benefit from phototherapy, when they have chronic AD refractory to first-line topical treatments. This review focuses on six approaches for phototherapy in AD: (1) broadband ultraviolet B (UVB), (2) Goeckerman regimen (coal tar + broadband UVB), (3) narrowband UVB, (4) excimer lasers for targeted areas, (5) combination UVA/UVB, and (6) UVA-1...
September 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
Tiago R Matos, Tsui C Ling, Vaneeta Sheth
Psoriasis is a chronic and common disease mediated by resident memory T cells that negatively affects a broad range of people worldwide. One of the oldest and most commonly used treatments is phototherapy. We reviewed the existing literature on the four main ultraviolet B (UVB) modalities of phototherapy in the management of psoriasis: heliotherapy, broadband UVB, narrowband UVB, and excimer laser and lamp. Despite the many studies done on these therapies, there is significant variation in their prescription and use...
September 2016: Clinics in Dermatology
Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Giuseppe Esposito, Jorn Fierstra, Oliver Bozinov, Luca Regli
AIM: Managing ruptured giant internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms in an emergency situation is very challenging. By reporting two cases, we discuss the role of the Excimer Laser-assisted Non-occlusive Anastomosis (ELANA) technique as an armamentarium for cerebrovascular surgeons dealing with giant ICA aneurysms presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The management of two consecutive patients treated with ELANA bypass during a 6-month period (June- December 2013) for ruptured giant ICA aneurysms in an emergency setting is presented...
2016: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Jamil Bashir, Lynn M Fedoruk, John Ofiesh, Shahzad S Karim, G Frank O Tyers
BACKGROUND: Injuries to cardiac and venous structures during pacemaker and defibrillator lead extraction are serious complications that have been studied poorly. The incidence of these injuries is unknown but likely underestimated. No systematic multicenter review of these injuries or their management has been undertaken. METHODS AND RESULTS: We interrogated our mandatory administrative database for all excimer laser extractions that sustained a cardiac or venous injury in the province of British Columbia...
September 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Marcony R Santhiago, Bruna V Ventura, Ramon C Ghanem, Newton Kara-Junior, Haroldo V Moraes, Emir Ghanem
PURPOSE: To investigate potential differences in predictability, efficacy, and safety of corneal excimer laser to correct residual myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in eyes previously implanted with multifocal intraocular lenses using distinct optical surfaces and platforms for multifocality. METHODS: This prospective comparative study included 37 eyes submitted to laser in situ keratomileusis correction for residual errors after implantation of either an apodized diffractive-refractive (Restor) or a full-diffractive (Tecnis) multifocal intraocular lens...
November 2016: Cornea
Alexandra Meidani, Chara Tzavara
PURPOSE: The main aim of this study was to compare the efficacy, safety, and predictability of femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis performed by two different laser suites in the treatment of myopia for up to 6 months. METHODS: In this two-site retrospective nonrandomized study, myopic eyes that underwent laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis using IntraLase FS 60 kHz formed group 1 and those using WaveLight FS200 femtosecond laser system formed group 2...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
S E Avetisov, V R Mamikonyan, O A Shmeleva-Demir, A A Karamyan, I A Bubnova, E E Kazaryan, N S Galoyan, A T Karapetyan
AIM: to study changes in intraocular pressure (IOP), volumetric ocular blood flow (OBF) rate, and biomechanical properties of the cornea after excimer laser ablation in patients with myopia of different degrees. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 16 patients (32 eyes) with myopia ranging from 2.75 to 9.0 D were examined before and after LASIK. Ocular Blood Flow Analyzer (OBFA) was used to measure IOP and OBF as well as pulse amplitude and volume. Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) was also employed to provide the following data: Goldmann-equivalent IOP, corneal compensated IOP, corneal hysteresis, and corneal resistance factor...
July 2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
Wei Zhang, Jiannian Yao, Yong Sheng Zhao
Micro/nanoscale lasers that can deliver intense coherent light signals at (sub)wavelength scale have recently captured broad research interest because of their potential applications ranging from on-chip information processing to high-throughput sensing. Organic molecular materials are a promising kind of ideal platform to construct high-performance microlasers, mainly because of their superiority in abundant excited-state processes with large active cross sections for high gain emissions and flexibly assembled structures for high-quality microcavities...
September 20, 2016: Accounts of Chemical Research
Anh T Le, Gregory E Hall, Trevor J Sears
Transient diode laser absorption spectroscopy has been used to measure three strong vibronic bands in the near infrared spectrum of the C2H, ethynyl, radical not previously observed in the gas phase. The radical was produced by ultraviolet excimer laser photolysis of either acetylene or (1,1,1)-trifluoropropyne in a slowly flowing sample of the precursor diluted in inert gas, and the spectral resolution was Doppler-limited. The character of the upper states was determined from the rotational and fine structure in the observed spectra and assigned by measurement of ground state rotational combination differences...
August 21, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
Jung Min Bae, Ji Yoon Choo, Hee Sun Chang, Hyub Kim, Ji Hae Lee, Gyong Moon Kim
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September 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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