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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486842/impact-of-angioscopic-evaluation-for-femoropopliteal-in-stent-restenosis-before-and-after-excimer-laser-atherectomy
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Akiko Idemoto, Naotaka Okamoto, Akihiro Tanaka, Naoki Mori, Daisuke Nakamura, Masamichi Yano, Nobuhiko Makino, Yasuyuki Egami, Ryu Shutta, Jun Tanouchi, Masami Nishino
In-stent restenosis (ISR) is a prevalent problem following stenting of femoropopliteal lesions. A potential novel treatment modality for ISR including excimer laser atherectomy (ELA) has become available. We performed ELA for in-stent chronic total occlusion (CTO) of femoropopliteal lesions and evaluated lesion morphology before and after ELA by angioscopy in 2 patients. The angioscopic findings clearly showed removal of in-stent thrombi after ELA. Thus, ELA may be effective for in-stent CTO of femoropopliteal lesions...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486725/regeneration-of-defective-epithelial-basement-membrane-and-restoration-of-corneal-transparency-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Abirami Santhanam, Andre A M Torricelli, Steven E Wilson
PURPOSE: To study regeneration of the normal ultrastructure of the epithelial basement membrane (EBM) in rabbit corneas that had -9.00 D photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and developed late haze (fibrosis) with restoration of transparency over 1 to 4 months after surgery and in corneas that had incisional wounds. METHODS: Twenty-four rabbits had one of their eyes included in one of the two procedure groups (-9.00 D PRK or nearly full-thickness incisional wounds), whereas the opposite eyes served as the unwounded control group...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486722/lasik-for-the-correction-of-high-hyperopic-astigmatism-with-epithelial-thickness-monitoring
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Dan Z Reinstein, Glenn I Carp, Timothy J Archer, Tim Buick, Marine Gobbe, Elizabeth L Rowe, Mario Jukic, Emma Brandon, Johnny Moore, Tara Moore
PURPOSE: To evaluate outcomes of high hyperopic LASIK using the MEL 80 excimer laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 830 consecutive high hyperopic LASIK procedures using the MEL 80 excimer laser and either the VisuMax femtosecond laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec) or zero compression Hansatome microkeratome (Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, NY). Inclusion criteria were attempted hyperopic correction of +4.00 diopters [D] or higher in one axis and corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA) of 20/20 or better...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486720/comparative-analysis-of-the-clinical-outcomes-of-smile-and-wavefront-guided-lasik-in-low-and-moderate-myopia
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Mounir A Khalifa, Ahmed Ghoneim, Mohamed Shafik Shaheen, Mohamed G Aly, David P Piñero
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes of small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and wavefront-guided LASIK (WFG LASIK) in eyes with low and moderate myopia. METHODS: This was a prospective, comparative study enrolling 110 eyes with low and moderate myopia (spherical equivalent ≤ 6.00 diopters [D]). Two groups were differentiated according to the surgical technique used: the WFG LASIK group included 51 eyes (51 patients) undergoing WFG LASIK using the STAR S4IR excimer laser and the iDesign aberrometer (Abbott Medical Optics, Abbott Park, IL) and the SMILE group included 59 eyes (59 patients) undergoing SMILE with the VisuMax platform (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485053/ink-free-reversible-optical-writing-in-monolayers-by-polymerization-of-a-trifunctional-monomer-toward-rewritable-molecular-paper
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Vivian Müller, Tim Hungerland, Milos Baljozovic, Thomas Jung, Nicholas D Spencer, Hadi Eghlidi, Payam Payamyar, A Dieter Schlüter
A Langmuir-Blodgett film consisting of a dense array of trifunctional monomers bearing three 1,8-diazaanthracene units is polymerized at an air/water interface or after transfer on solid substrates. The transfer does not affect the excimer fluorescence of the film, indicating that the monomers' packing with their diazaanthracene units stacked face-to-face is retained-a prerequisite for successful polymerization. The monomer film can be polymerized in confined areas on solid substrates by UV irradiation with a confocal microscope laser...
May 9, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482596/surface-roughness-in-action-cells-in-opposition
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P Slepička, I Michaljaničová, S Rimpelová, V Švorčík
Aim of this work is to study the interaction of krypton fluoride (KrF) excimer laser beam with a biopolymer and creation of new nanostructures with great potential for cell growth guidance. As a substrate we used biocompatible and biodegradable polymer polyhydroxybutyrate, which is frequently used in medicine and drug delivery system. Modification was carried out by KrF laser and method was also supplemented by treatment with Ar(+) plasma. The changes in physico-chemical properties of surface layer were determined by goniometry, gravimetry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472818/excimer-laser-facilitated-coronary-angioplasty-of-a-heavy-calcified-lesion-treated-with-bioresorbable-scaffolds
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Antonio Mangieri, Richard J Jabbour, Akihito Tanaka, Andrea Aurelio, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib
: Excimer coronary laser atherectomy (ECLA) has been shown to be both well tolerated and effective for plaque modification. Its technology is based on ultraviolet energy and is capable of disintegrating atheroma, without burning or grossly fragmenting it. ELCA has proven effective in the percutaneous treatment of a variety of complex lesions. Here we present a case of multiple heavy calcified lesions successfully prepared with ELCA and finally treated with the implantation of multiple bioresorbable scaffolds...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461870/assessment-of-refractive-outcome-of-femtosecond-assisted-lasik-for-hyperopia-correction
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Mohamed Tarek El-Naggar, Dikran Gilbert Hovaghimian
INTRODUCTION: Laser vision correction for hyperopia is challenging. The purpose of the study was to assess the refractive outcomes of femtosecond-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for hyperopic correction using wavefront-optimized ablation profiles. METHODS: This retrospective case series study included 20 Egyptian patients (40 eyes) with hyperopia or hyperopic astigmatism with a mean manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) of +2.55D±1.17 (range from +1...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396803/corneal-clarity-and-visual-outcomes-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction-and-comparison-to-femtosecond-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis
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Apostolos Lazaridis, Konstantinos Droutsas, Walter Sekundo, Michael Petrak, Stephan Schulze
Purpose. To evaluate corneal clarity and visual outcomes after small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) and compare them to femtosecond laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK). Materials and Methods. Fifty-eight myopic eyes of 33 patients who underwent SMILE were compared to 58 eyes of 33 patients treated with FS-LASIK. All procedures were performed using VisuMax® femtosecond laser and MEL 80® excimer laser (Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Germany). Pentacam™ (Oculus, Germany) was used for pre- and 3-month postoperative corneal densitometry (CD) analysis...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387767/femtosecond-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis-for-the-correction-of-residual-ametropia-after-deep-anterior-lamellar-keratoplasty-a-pilot-investigation
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A Balestrazzi, A Balestrazzi, F Menicacci, G Cartocci, F Menicacci, P Michieletto, E Balestrazzi
PurposeTo evaluate the refractive and visual results of one-stage laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis with femtosecond laser (Femto-LASIK) for the correction of residual ametropia after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK).MethodsThis retrospective study included 13 eyes of 12 patients, who underwent corneal Femto-LASIK to correct refractive errors after DALK. IntraLase FS150 was used to create a lamellar flap and excimer laser ablation for refractive correction was performed using the Star S4 IR Excimer Laser in eight cases and the Technolas 217z Excimer Laser in Tissue Saving mode in five cases...
April 7, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386707/laser-recanalization-of-a-chronically-occluded-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips
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Alaa Mahmoud, David M Tabriz, Beau B Toskich
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) dysfunction is conventionally managed with balloon angioplasty, stent extension, and sharp recanalization when necessary. We describe percutaneous transjugular recanalization and neointimal excision of a chronically occluded 17-year-old TIPS using excimer laser after conventional techniques were unsuccessful. Patient clinical improvement and shunt patency were documented three weeks post-intervention.
April 6, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384723/optimum-laser-beam-characteristics-for-achieving-smoother-ablations-in-laser-vision-correction
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Shwetabh Verma, Juergen Hesser, Samuel Arba-Mosquera
Purpose: Controversial opinions exist regarding optimum laser beam characteristics for achieving smoother ablations in laser-based vision correction. The purpose of the study was to outline a rigorous simulation model for simulating shot-by-shot ablation process. The impact of laser beam characteristics like super Gaussian order, truncation radius, spot geometry, spot overlap, and lattice geometry were tested on ablation smoothness. Methods: Given the super Gaussian order, the theoretical beam profile was determined following Lambert-Beer model...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375972/striae-distensae-preventative-and-therapeutic-modalities-to-improve-aesthetic-appearance
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Nicholas A Ross, Derek Ho, Juliya Fisher, Andrew Mamalis, Edward Heilman, Nazanin Saedi, Jared Jagdeo
BACKGROUND: Striae distensae (SD) are aesthetically troublesome to patients and therapeutically challenging. OBJECTIVE: Herein, the authors comprehensively review the literature pertaining to the history, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, clinical rating scales, and laboratory, imaging, and histologic features of SD. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A review of PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, Embase, and Google scholar was conducted, including literature published from 1773 to August 6, 2016...
May 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366365/intraocular-lens-power-calculations-in-eyes-with-previous-hyperopic-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-or-photorefractive-keratectomy
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Eric B Hamill, Li Wang, Hayley K Chopra, Warren Hill, Douglas D Koch
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of 7 intraocular lens (IOL) calculation formulas in patients with previous hyperopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and private practice, Mesa, Arizona, USA. METHODS: The 7 formulas evaluated were the adjusted Atlas 0-3, Masket, Modified Masket, Haigis-L, Shammas-PL, Barrett True-K, and Barrett True-K No-History...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366363/comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-wavefront-optimized-versus-corneal-wavefront-guided-transepithelial-photorefractive-keratectomy-for-myopic-astigmatism
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Ikhyun Jun, David Sung Yong Kang, Jerry Tan, Jin Young Choi, Woon Heo, Joo Young Kim, Min Goo Lee, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes, including visual acuity, refractive errors, and aberrations, between aberration-free transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial PRK in eyes with myopic astigmatism. SETTING: Yonsei University College of Medicine and Eyereum Eye Clinic, Seoul, South Korea. DESIGN: Retrospective comparative case series. METHODS: Patients with myopic astigmatism were treated with aberration-free transepithelial PRK or corneal wavefront-guided transepithelial PRK using a 1050 Hz high-repetition excimer laser...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359626/effects-of-femtosecond-and-excimer-lasers-on-implanted-kamra-corneal-inlay-in-animal-models
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F K Sammouh, T A Baban, W N Dandan, E L Warrak
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of femtosecond laser and excimer laser on an intracorneal inlay (KAMRA(®)) implanted in animal models. METHODS: Femtosecond laser was used to create corneal intrastromal pockets at 250μm depth in five porcine eyes. Four intact KAMRA inlays, examined by slit-lamp biomicroscopy and light microscopy, were implanted in the pocket of four eyes. A standard LASIK flap was created above each implanted inlay in the four eyes using a femtosecond laser with flap thicknesses of 150μm, 130μm, 110μm and 90μm...
May 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341348/the-impact-of-oral-polypodium-leucotomos-extract-on-ultraviolet-b-response-a-human-clinical-study
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Indermeet Kohli, Rubina Shafi, Prescilia Isedeh, James L Griffith, Mohammed S Al-Jamal, Narumol Silpa-Archa, Bradford Jackson, Mohammed Athar, Nikiforos Kollias, Craig A Elmets, Henry W Lim, Iltefat H Hamzavi
BACKGROUND: There is a rationale for adding systemic photoprotective agents to the current photoprotection regimen. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to objectively evaluate the molecular and photobiologic effects of oral administration of Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE). METHODS: In all, 22 subjects with Fitzpatrick skin phototype I to III were enrolled. On day 1, subjects were irradiated with visible light, ultraviolet (UV) A1, and UVB (using 308-nm excimer laser)...
March 21, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323482/constraints-on-the-early-terrestrial-surface-uv-environment-relevant-to-prebiotic-chemistry
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Sukrit Ranjan, Dimitar D Sasselov
The UV environment is a key boundary condition to abiogenesis. However, considerable uncertainty exists as to planetary conditions and hence surface UV at abiogenesis. Here, we present two-stream multilayer clear-sky calculations of the UV surface radiance on Earth at 3.9 Ga to constrain the UV surface fluence as a function of albedo, solar zenith angle (SZA), and atmospheric composition. Variation in albedo and latitude (through SZA) can affect maximum photoreaction rates by a factor of >10.4; for the same atmosphere, photoreactions can proceed an order of magnitude faster at the equator of a snowball Earth than at the poles of a warmer world...
March 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320220/a-combination-of-yiqiqubai-granule-and-308-nm-excimer-laser-in-treatment-of-segmental-vitiligo-a-prospective-study-of-233-patients
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Chengzhong Zhang, Le Zhou, Jie Huang, Weimin Shi
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of Yiqiqubai granule combined with 308-nm excimer laser treatment for segmental vitiligo (SV). METHODS: A prospective research was performed in 233 patients with SV treated in Shanghai General Hospital from 11 February 2015 to 25 August 2016, they were divided into group A (n = 75), group B (n = 78) and group C (n = 80) according to the random number table. Group A was treated with Yiqiqubai granule, group B treated with 308-nm excimer laser and group C treated with combined treatments...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317527/phototherapy-and-combination-therapies-for-vitiligo
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Samia Esmat, Rehab A Hegazy, Suzan Shalaby, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Cheng-Che E Lan
Vitiligo is a disease characterized by disappearance of melanocytes from the skin. It can negatively influence the physical appearance of affected individuals, and may profoundly affect a person's psychosocial function and quality of life. Therefore, vitiligo should not be considered as merely a condition that affects a patient's appearance, but needs to be actively treated in patients who seek medical help. Phototherapy has been used as the main treatment modality for patients with vitiligo. Different forms of phototherapy for vitiligo include broadband UVB, narrowband UVB, excimer light and excimer laser, and psoralen plus UVA...
April 2017: Dermatologic Clinics
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