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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636406/protective-effect-of-intravitreal-administration-of-exosomes-derived-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-retinal-ischemia
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Elad Moisseiev, Johnathon D Anderson, Sharon Oltjen, Mayank Goswami, Robert J Zawadzki, Jan A Nolta, Susanna S Park
PURPOSE: Exosomes derived from human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) cultured under hypoxic conditions contain proteins and growth factors that promote angiogenesis. This study investigated the effect of intravitreal administration of these exosomes on retinal ischemia using a murine model. METHODS: Oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) was induced by exposing one-week-old male C57BL/6J mice to 5 days of 75% hyperoxic conditioning, and returning to room air. After hyperoxic conditioning, the right eye of each mouse was injected intravitreally with 1 µl saline or exosomes derived from hMSCs and compared to control mice of the same age raised in room air without OIR injected intravitreally with saline...
June 21, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632158/on-the-application-of-image-processing-methods-for-bubble-recognition-to-the-study-of-subcooled-flow-boiling-of-water-in-rectangular-channels
#2
Concepción Paz, Marcos Conde, Jacobo Porteiro, Miguel Concheiro
This work introduces the use of machine vision in the massive bubble recognition process, which supports the validation of boiling models involving bubble dynamics, as well as nucleation frequency, active site density and size of the bubbles. The two algorithms presented are meant to be run employing quite standard images of the bubbling process, recorded in general-purpose boiling facilities. The recognition routines are easily adaptable to other facilities if a minimum number of precautions are taken in the setup and in the treatment of the information...
June 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631244/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-pre-perimetric-open-angle-glaucoma
#3
Gilda Cennamo, Daniela Montorio, Nunzio Velotti, Federica Sparnelli, Michele Reibaldi, Giovanni Cennamo
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography, in patients with pre-perimetric open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: Thirty-eight consecutive eyes of 26 patients with pre-perimetric open-angle glaucoma and 48 normal eyes of 32 controls were included in this prospective study. We evaluated OCT angiography, spectral-domain OCT and visual fields parameters. Differences between controls and patients and between OCT angiography parameters and traditional glaucoma measurements were evaluated...
June 19, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629622/optical-coherence-tomography-compared-with-fractional-flow-reserve-guided-approach-in-acute-coronary-syndromes-a-propensity-matched-analysis
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Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Mario Iannaccone, Ovidio De Filippo, Antonio Maria Leone, Giampaolo Niccoli, Filippo Zilio, Fabrizio Ugo, Enrico Cerrato, Massimo Fineschi, Massimo Mancone, Stefano Rigattieri, Nicolas Amabile, Marco Ferlini, Gennaro Sardella, Alberto Cresti, Umberto Barbero, Pascal Motreff, Francesco Colombo, Salvatore Colangelo, Roberto Garbo, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Corrado Tamburino, Antonio Montefusco, Pierlugi Omedè, Claudio Moretti, Maurizio D'amico, Geraud Souteyrand, Fiorenzo Gaita, Ugo Limbruno, Andrea Picchi
AIM: To compare in patients with ACS (acute coronary syndromes) a PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) approach based on FFR (fractional flow reserve) vs. one based on OCT (optical coherence tomography). METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients admitted for ACS and treated with a PCI approach based on OCT or on FFR (recruited in two different studies) were compared and matched with propensity score analysis. Target Lesion revascularization (TLR) was the primary end point, while major adverse cardiovascular events [MACEs defined as the composite of death from cardiac causes, non-fatal MI, clinically driven target vessel revascularization (TVR), or re-hospitalization due to unstable angina] were the secondary ones...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627046/donor-specific-antibodies-are-associated-with-micro-and-macrovascular-coronary-disease-restrictive-myocardial-damage-and-poor-outcome-in-heart-transplanted-patients
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Tor Skibsted Clemmensen, Pernille Koefoed-Nielsen, Lis-Ann Jensen, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen, Niels Ramsing Holm, Brian Bridal Løgstrup, Evald Høj Christiansen, Jouke Dijkstra, Kamilla Pernille Bjerre Valen, Hans Eiskjaer
AIMS: We examined the relationship between donor-specific HLA antibody (DSA) presence and graft function, hemodynamics, cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in stable long-term heart-transplanted (HTx) patients. METHODS: Sera from 79 patients (median 7.5 years after HTx) were analyzed for DSA presence. Graft function was evaluated by echocardiography and right heart catheterization. CAV-burden was determined by coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT), and coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR)...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626243/characterization-of-an-aerosol-microconcentrator-for-analysis-using-microscale-optical-spectroscopies
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Lina Zheng, Pramod Kulkarni, Konstantinos Zavvos, Huayan Liang, M Eileen Birch, Dionysios D Dionysiou
Efficient microconcentration of aerosols to a substrate is essential for effectively coupling the collected particles to microscale optical spectroscopies such as laser-induced or spark microplasma, or micro-Raman or infrared spectroscopies. In this study, we present detailed characterization of a corona-based aerosol microconcentration technique developed previously (Diwakar and Kulkarni, 2012). The method involves two coaxial electrodes separated by a few millimeters, one held at a high electrical potential and the other grounded...
February 2017: Journal of Aerosol Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626148/prevalence-of-thin-cap-fibroatheroma-in-relation-to-the-severity-of-anatomical-and-physiological-stenosis
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Eisuke Usui, Taishi Yonetsu, Tadashi Murai, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Junji Matsuda, Masahiro Hoshino, Makoto Araki, Takayuki Niida, Masahiro Hada, Sadamitsu Ichijyo, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Mitsuaki Isobe, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: The relationship between the features of morphologically unstable plaque and physiological lesion severity remains elusive. We aimed to investigate this relationship using optical coherence tomography (OCT)-derived high-risk plaque characteristics and fractional flow reserve (FFR) as the degree of anatomical and physiological stenosis severity.Methods and Results:We investigated 286 de novo intermediate and severe coronary lesions in 248 patients who underwent OCT and FFR examinations...
June 16, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623771/liquid-electrode-plasma-optical-emission-spectrometry-combined-with-solid-phase-preconcentration-for-on-site-analysis-of-lead
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Suman Barua, Ismail M M Rahman, Iftakharul Alam, Maho Miyaguchi, Hikaru Sawai, Teruya Maki, Hiroshi Hasegawa
A relatively rapid and precise method is presented for the determination of lead in aqueous matrix. The method consists of analyte quantitation using the liquid electrode plasma-optical emission spectrometry (LEP-OES) coupled with selective separation/preconcentration by solid-phase extraction (SPE). The impact of operating variables on the retention of lead in SPEs such as pH, flow rate of the sample solution; type, volume, flow rate of the eluent; and matrix effects were investigated. Selective SPE-separation/preconcentration minimized the interfering effect due to manganese in solution and limitations in lead-detection in low-concentration samples by LEP-OES...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623310/one-pot-synthesis-of-geas-ultrafine-particles-from-coal-fly-ash-by-vacuum-dynamic-flash-reduction-and-inert-gas-condensation
#9
Lingen Zhang, Zhenming Xu
Ge-monopnictides (GeAs) plays critical role in high-tech industry, especially in the field of advanced optical devices and infrared. As a secondary material, coal fly ash could be further recycled to retrieve germanium and prepare GeAs material with high added values. Hence, the aim of this paper is to propose a one-pot synthesis that uses vacuum flash reduction and inert-gas consolidation method to prepare GeAs ultrafine particles. Germanium in coal fly ash can be successfully recycled; simultaneously, GeAs ultrafine particles were prepared...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623262/optofluidic-device-for-the-quantification-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-breast-cancer
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Eric Pedrol, Manuel Garcia-Algar, Jaume Massons, Moritz Nazarenus, Luca Guerrini, Javier Martínez, Airan Rodenas, Ana Fernandez-Carrascal, Magdalena Aguiló, Laura G Estevez, Isabel Calvo, Ana Olano-Daza, Eduardo Garcia-Rico, Francesc Díaz, Ramon A Alvarez-Puebla
Metastatic cancer patients require a continuous monitoring during the sequential treatment cycles to carefully evaluate their disease evolution. Repetition of biopsies is very invasive and not always feasible. Herein, we design and demonstrate a 3D-flow focusing microfluidic device, where all optics are integrated into the chip, for the fluorescence quantification of CTCs in real samples. To test the chip performance, two cell membrane targets, the epithelial cell adhesion molecule, EpCAM, and the receptor tyrosine-protein kinase, HER2, are selected...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619594/characterisation-of-medical-microfluidic-systems-regarding-fast-changing-flow-rates-using-optical-front-tracking-methods
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Joerg Schroeter, Lino Del Bianco, Christian Damiani, Stephan Klein, Bodo Nestler
The presented optical flow metering methods are appropriate to characterise the dynamic properties of microfluidic systems. The dynamic behaviour of clinical or medical devices, micro pumps and flow sensors based on thermal methods were investigated. The Camera-System covers a flow range from 50nl/min to 500µl/min. The uncertainty is less than 4%, sample rates up to 5kS/s. The Displacement-Sensor-System covers a flow range between 100µl/min and 50ml/min. The uncertainty is less than 3% at sample rates up to 49kS/s...
June 12, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619499/results-of-early-high-flow-bypass-and-trapping-for-ruptured-blood-blister-like-aneurysms-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
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Yuichiro Kikkawa, Toshiki Ikeda, Ririko Takeda, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Takeshi Ogura, Hidetoshi Ooigawa, Hiroki Kurita
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to clarify the efficacy and safety of early surgery using trapping of the affected internal carotid artery (ICA) and high-flow bypass between second portion of the middle cerebral artery and cervical external carotid artery with radial artery graft for ruptured blood blister-like aneurysms (BBAs) arising from anterior wall of the ICA. METHODS: Medical chart of consecutive 16 patients (M:F=7:9, mean 59 years) with subarachnoid hemorrhage (WFNS grade I:2, II:5, III:2, IV:4, V:3) due to ruptured BBA surgically treated between July 2010 and October 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618804/an-optical-flow-based-state-space-model-of-the-vocal-folds
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Alba Granados, Jonas Brunskog
High-speed movies of the vocal fold vibration are valuable data to reveal vocal fold features for voice pathology diagnosis. This work presents a suitable Bayesian model and a purely theoretical discussion for further development of a framework for continuum biomechanical features estimation. A linear and Gaussian nonstationary state-space model is proposed and thoroughly discussed. The evolution model is based on a self-sustained three-dimensional finite element model of the vocal folds, and the observation model involves a dense optical flow algorithm...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614139/multiple-evanescent-white-dot-syndrome-with-subretinal-deposits
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Orly Gal-Or, John A Sorenson, Sarra Gattoussi, Rosa Dolz-Marco, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: To describe the multimodal imaging findings of transient subretinal deposits occurring in multiple evanescent white dot syndrome (MEWDS). METHODS: The multimodal imaging characteristics of transient subretinal deposits occurring in MEWDS were investigated with ultra-widefield color and fundus autofluorescence, cross-sectional and en-face optical coherence tomography (OCT), en face OCT-angiography, and quantitative autofluorescence. RESULTS: A 28-year-old woman presented with photopsia and temporal visual field loss in her right eye...
June 13, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613418/differences-in-optic-nerve-head-microcirculation-between-evening-and-morning-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Tomoaki Shiba, Mao Takahashi, Tadashi Matsumoto, Yuichi Hori
PURPOSE: To determine whether differences or variation of blood flow in the optic nerve head (ONH) are independent risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: We studied 144 consecutive patients whose ocular blood flow in the ONH was measured in the evening and morning by laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG). We analysed the mean blur rate (MBR) throughout the ONH (MBR-A) and in the tissue (MBR-T) and vessels (MBR-V) in the ONH. We also evaluated the MBR-T, -V and -A values obtained in the evening and morning and the variation (Δ) between evening and morning values in each group...
June 14, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613361/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-venous-loops-in-diabetic-retinopathy
#16
Chiara Giuffrè, Adriano Carnevali, Maria Vittoria Cicinelli, Lea Querques, Giuseppe Querques, Francesco Bandello
Venous loops are relatively rare manifestations of diabetic retinopathy. The authors describe a case characterized by the development of a venous loop during a 3-year period. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) revealed a hyperintense signal from the lesion, attesting an ordinary flow into the venous loop. OCTA also showed an area of capillary loss in proximity of the lesion, which is in agreement with the proposed pathogenesis for venous loops, developed to bypass an area of retinal vessels occlusion...
June 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613354/the-quantitative-measurements-of-vascular-density-and-flow-areas-of-macula-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-normal-volunteers
#17
Fariba Ghassemi, Kaveh Fadakar, Fatemeh Bazvand, Reza Mirshahi, Masoumeh Mohebbi, Siamak Sabour
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The quantification of the density of macular vascular networks and blood flow areas in the foveal and parafoveal area in healthy subjects using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional, prospective study in an institutional setting at the Retina Services of Farabi Eye Hospital. One hundred twelve normal volunteers with no known ocular or systemic disease were included, including patient numbers (one or both eyes), selection procedures, inclusion/exclusion criteria, randomization procedure, and masking...
June 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613216/polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy-upon-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography
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Szy Yann Chan, Qian Wang, Ya Xing Wang, Xue Hui Shi, Jost B Jonas, Wen Bin Wei
PURPOSE: To study polypoidal lesions and branching choroidal vascular networks in eyes with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy by optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based angiography (OCTA). METHODS: In the observational cross-sectional study, patients with polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy, as diagnosed by indocyanine green angiography, underwent OCTA. RESULTS: Thirty-two eyes of 31 patients with an age of 61.1 ± 7.6 years were included. Branching choroidal vascular networks were detected by indocyanine green angiography and OCTA in 25 of 32 (78 ± 73%) and in 30 of 32 (94 ± 4%) eyes, respectively, with a marginally significant difference (P = 0...
May 22, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609459/het0016-decreases-lung-metastasis-from-breast-cancer-in-immune-competent-mouse-model
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Thaiz F Borin, Adarsh Shankar, Kartik Angara, Mohammad H Rashid, Meenu Jain, Asm Iskander, Roxan Ara, Iryna Lebedyeva, Hasan Korkaya, Bhagelu R Achyut, Ali S Arbab
Distant metastasis is the primary cause of death in the majority of the cancer types. Recently, much importance has been given to tumor microenvironment (TME) in the development of invasive malignant tumors, as well as the metastasis potential. The ability of tumor cells to modulate TME and to escape immune-mediated attack by releasing immunosuppressive cytokines has become a hallmark of breast cancer. Our study shows the effect of IV formulation of HET0016 (HPßCD-HET0016) a selective inhibitor of 20-HETE synthesis, administered intravenously in immune-competent in vivo mouse model of murine breast cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608519/catheter-based-anatomic-and-functional-assessment-of-coronary-arteries-in-anomalous-aortic-origin-of-a-coronary-artery-myocardial-bridges-and-kawasaki-disease
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Athar M Qureshi, Hitesh Agrawal
Most diagnostic testing in patients with anomalous aortic origins of coronary arteries, myocardial bridges, and coronary artery changes after Kawasaki disease are performed with the use of noninvasive techniques. In some cases, however, further diagnostic information is needed to guide the clinician in treating these patients. In such instances, cardiac catheterization with invasive anatomic and functional testing is an invaluable tool. Moreover, interventional treatment in the cardiac catheterization laboratory may be performed in a small subset of these patients...
June 13, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
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