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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732047/in-vivo-analysis-of-glaucoma-related-features-within-the-optic-nerve-head-using-enhanced-depth-imaging-optical-coherence-tomography
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Tiago S Prata, Flavio S Lopes, Vitor G Prado, Izabela Almeida, Igor Matsubara, Syril Dorairaj, Rafael L Furlanetto, Roberto M Vessani, Augusto Paranhos
Structural differences between optic nerve head (ONH) parameters in glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous eyes has been documented, however the association between such parameters in patients with different disease stages is yet to be elucidated. We investigated the relationship between different laminar and prelaminar ONH structures using enhanced depth imaging spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (EDI OCT) in a population with and without glaucoma. In this observational case-control study, we prospectively enrolled healthy individuals and glaucomatous patients with different disease stages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731055/choroidal-excavation-in-choroidal-osteoma-complicated-by-choroidal-neovascularization
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L Pierro, A Marchese, M Gagliardi, U Introini, M Battaglia Parodi, G Casalino, F Bandello
PurposeTo describe multimodal imaging features of choroidal osteoma (CO) complicated by choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and focal choroidal excavation (FCE).MethodsPatients presenting with CO and CNV between January and October 2016 were considered for this study. Diagnosis of CO was confirmed by ultrasound examination. All patients underwent multimodal imaging including optical coherence tomography (OCT), swept-source OCT angiography (DRI OCT Triton, Topcon, Inc., Tokyo, Japan) and fluorescein angiography (Spectralis HRA+OCT; Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
July 21, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730850/development-and-validation-of-the-heidelberg-form-for-emotion-regulation-strategies-hferst-factor-structure-reliability-and-validity
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Shahrzad Izadpanah, Sven Barnow, Andreas B Neubauer, Julia Holl
The Heidelberg Form for Emotion Regulation Strategies (HFERST) was developed to complement previous emotion regulation (ER) questionnaires and addresses some of their limitations by measuring eight ER strategies. An initial item pool was developed in German following expert discussions and adaptation of the items from existing ER scales. Following a stepwise selection based on the experts' judgments, 32 items with the best content validity were chosen. Results of an exploratory factor analysis in Study 1 ( N = 399) and two confirmatory factor analyses in Studies 2 ( N = 715) and 3 ( N = 408) supported the eight-factor structure of the HFERST and provided evidence for its internal consistency, construct and criterion validity, and clinical utility...
July 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727836/the-disc-damage-likelihood-scale-diagnostic-accuracy-and-correlations-with-cup-to-disc-ratio-structural-tests-and-standard-automated-perimetry
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Andrea C Kara-José, Luiz Alberto S Melo, Bruno L B Esporcatte, Angelica T N H Endo, Mauro Toledo Leite, Ivan Maynart Tavares
Our objective was to compare the diagnostic accuracies of and to determine the correlations between the disc damage likelihood scale (DDLS) and anatomical and functional tests used for glaucoma detection. A total of 54 healthy subjects (54 eyes) and 47 primary open-angle glaucoma patients (47 eyes) were included in this cross-sectional observational study. DDLS scores and cup-to-disc (C/D) ratios were evaluated. Subjects underwent standard automated perimetry (SAP), optic disc and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) imaging with time and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (TD and SD-OCT), Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT II), and scanning laser polarimetry (GDx-VCC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723848/progression-of-macular-atrophy-in-eyes-with-type-1-neovascularization-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-receiving-long-term-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-an-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography-analysis
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Joseph G Christenbury, Nopasak Phasukkijwatana, Fatimah Gilani, K Baily Freund, SriniVas Sadda, David Sarraf
PURPOSE: To evaluate the size and location of macular atrophy in eyes with Type-1 neovascularization (NV) and age-related macular degeneration receiving chronic intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review of a case series of 27 eyes with Type-1 NV and retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) having a minimum of 12 months follow-up was performed. Demographic information and visual acuity at baseline and the final follow-up were collected...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723847/blindness-related-to-presumed-retinal-toxicity-after-using-perfluorocarbon-liquid-during-vitreoretinal-surgery
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Silvia Méndez-Martínez, Pilar Calvo, Nelson Arturo Rodriguez-Marco, Fernando Faus, Emilio Abecia, Luis Pablo
PURPOSE: To describe the presumed retinal toxicity after using specific batches of perfluorocarbon liquid ALA OCTA (Alamedics, Dornstadt, Germany) in pars plana vitrectomy. METHODS: This is an observational retrospective consecutive case series analyses of patients operated on pars plana vitrectomy for retinal detachment or intraocular lens subluxation, using the 150141 or 200114 batches of perfluorocarbon liquid ALA OCTA as assistance during the surgery in a single center...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713657/290-metagenome-assembled-genomes-from-the-mediterranean-sea-a-resource-for-marine-microbiology
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Benjamin J Tully, Rohan Sachdeva, Elaina D Graham, John F Heidelberg
The Tara Oceans Expedition has provided large, publicly-accessible microbial metagenomic datasets from a circumnavigation of the globe. Utilizing several size fractions from the samples originating in the Mediterranean Sea, we have used current assembly and binning techniques to reconstruct 290 putative draft metagenome-assembled bacterial and archaeal genomes, with an estimated completion of ≥50%, and an additional 2,786 bins, with estimated completion of 0-50%. We have submitted our results, including initial taxonomic and phylogenetic assignments, for the putative draft genomes to open-access repositories for the scientific community to use in ongoing research...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713334/quantification-of-salmonella-survival-and-infection-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-the-human-intestinal-tract-as-proxy-for-foodborne-pathogens
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Lucas M Wijnands, Peter F M Teunis, Angelina F A Kuijpers, Ellen H M Delfgou-Van Asch, Annemarie Pielaat
Different techniques are available for assessing differences in virulence of bacterial foodborne pathogens. The use of animal models or human volunteers is not expedient for various reasons; the use of epidemiological data is often hampered by lack of crucial data. In this paper, we describe a static, sequential gastrointestinal tract (GIT) model system in which foodborne pathogens are exposed to simulated gastric and intestinal contents of the human digestive tract, including the interaction of pathogens with the intestinal epithelium...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701096/-the-outpatient-clinic-for-adolescent-risk-taking-and-self-harm-behaviors-atr-sk-a-pioneering-approach-of-outpatient-early-detection-and-intervention-of-borderline-personality-disorder
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Michael Kaess, Denisa Ghinea, Gloria Fischer-Waldschmidt, Franz Resch
The Outpatient Clinic for Adolescent Risk-taking and Self-harm behaviors (AtR!Sk) - A Pioneering Approach of Outpatient Early Detection and Intervention of Borderline Personality Disorder Self-harm and risk-taking behaviors are frequently occurring problems in adolescents' everyday life and commonly challenge the present child and adolescent health-care system. Those behaviors are typical features of borderline-personality disorder (BPD), a severe mental disorder that is associated with immense psychological strain, increased risk of mortality and poor psychosocial functioning...
July 2017: Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697786/spinal-bone-metastases-in-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-of-stability-prognostic-factors-and-survival-after-palliative-radiotherapy
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Tilman Bostel, Robert Förster, Ingmar Schlampp, Tania Sprave, Thomas Bruckner, Nils Henrik Nicolay, Stefan Ezechiel Welte, Jürgen Debus, Harald Rief
BACKGROUND: This retrospective analysis aimed to analyse the stability of spinal bone metastases in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients following radiotherapy (RT) by use of a validated score and to assess prognostic factors for stability and survival. METHODS: Ninety-four patients with osteolytic spinal bone metastases from CRC were treated at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University Hospital Heidelberg between 2000 and 2014. The stability of each affected vertebral body was assessed according to the validated Taneichi bone stability score on the basis of the treatment planning CT scan prior to RT and also based on the follow-up CT examinations at 3 and 6 months after RT...
July 11, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697524/-health-science-research-with-primary-care-routine-data-from-electronic-patient-records-the-beonet-registry
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Heidrun Lingner, Ines Aumann, Margarethe Wacker, Michael Kreuter, Reiner Leidl, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, Tobias Welte
Reliable current information is needed for daily patient care and the health system, but comprehensive data, especially from primary care, are scarce and/or hard to access. The BeoNet Register-Database (BNR) aims to depict quality of medical care in Germany using routine data and with no additional documentation or costs for GPs. Registry design, data structure and database use will be demonstrated using chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) as an example. The BNR is moving through pilot- and roll-out phases...
July 11, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678834/normative-database-for-separate-inner-retinal-layers-thickness-using-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-caucasian-population
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María Nieves-Moreno, Jose M Martínez-de-la-Casa, Pilar Cifuentes-Canorea, Marina Sastre-Ibáñez, Enrique Santos-Bueso, Federico Sáenz-Francés, Laura Morales-Fernández, Julián García-Feijoó
PURPOSE: Develop the first normative database of the thickness of every inner retinal layer in the macular area in a healthy, Caucasian population between 18 to 87 years old, using Spectralis Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). METHODS: On this transversal, observational study, 300 patients between 18 to 87 years old and without an ophthalmological condition were recruited. Macular OCT scans were performed on all patients (Spectralis OCT, Heidelberg Engineering)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673490/accuracy-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-measuring-dentin-thickness-and-its-potential-of-predicting-the-remaining-dentin-thickness-after-removing-fractured-instruments
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Jialei Xu, Jingzhi He, Qian Yang, Dingming Huang, Xuedong Zhou, Ove A Peters, Yuan Gao
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) to measure dentin thickness and its potential of predicting the remaining dentin thickness after the removal of fractured instrument fragments. METHODS: Twenty-three human mandibular molars were selected, and 4-mm portions of #25/.06 taper K3 files (SybronEndo, Orange, CA) were fractured in mesial canals. The teeth were then scanned using a micro-computed tomographic (micro-CT) system and a CBCT unit...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667200/quality-of-life-treatment-satisfaction-and-efficacy-of-non-biological-systemic-therapies-in-patients-with-plaque-psoriasis-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christine Fink, Timo E Schank, Nina Trenkler, Lorenz Uhlmann, Knut Schäkel
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis vulgaris often leads to a significant impaired quality of life and dissatisfaction with the existing therapeutic approaches. However, patients' quality of life and treatment satisfaction are of utmost importance, since it is positively related to therapy adherence and encourages patient's compliance. The study described herein evaluates the quality of life, treatment satisfaction and efficacy during the initial 6 months of treatment with a non-biological systemic agent in a real-life clinical setting...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660788/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-a-genetically-modified-live-vaccine-in-broilers-challenged-with-salmonella-heidelberg
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Eduardo Correa Muniz, Renato Verdi, Joice Aparecida Leão, Alberto Back, Vladimir Pinheiro do Nascimento
Salmonellosis ranks among the major diseases of commercial poultry, and its presence in poultry flocks is responsible for economic losses and risks related to public health. Vaccines are an important tool within integrated programs to control salmonellosis. The purpose of this study was to assess cross-protection provided by the Poulvac(®) ST vaccine in the control of Salmonella Heidelberg (SH) in experimentally challenged 3- and 21-day-old birds. Eighty birds were identified and separated into four treatments (T1: vaccinated and challenged at 3 days of age, T2: unvaccinated and challenged at 3 days of age, T3: vaccinated and challenged at 21 days of age, and T4: unvaccinated and challenged at 21 days of age)...
June 29, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660215/clinical-relevance-of-hla-antibodies-in-kidney-transplantation-recent-data-from-the-heidelberg-transplant-center-and-the-collaborative-transplant-study
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REVIEW
Caner Süsal, Alexander Fichtner, Burkhard Tönshoff, Arianeb Mehrabi, Martin Zeier, Christian Morath
Herein, we summarize our recent findings from the international Collaborative Transplant Study (CTS) and Heidelberg Transplant Center regarding the role of HLA antibodies in kidney transplantation and their application into the clinical routine. Based on the antibody findings from the CTS serum study, an algorithm was developed in 2006 for the transplantation of high-risk sensitized patients at the Heidelberg Transplant Center which includes seven different pre- and posttransplant measures. Using this algorithm, the number of transplantations could be increased in high-risk presensitized patients and the previously existing impact of antibodies on graft survival could greatly be diminished but not totally eliminated...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654631/changes-in-choroidal-thickness-in-clinically-significant-pseudophakic-cystoid-macular-edema
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Efrat Fleissig, Shai Cohen, Matias Iglicki, Michaella Goldstein, Dinah Zur
PURPOSE: To investigate choroidal thickness in eyes with clinically significant pseudophakic cystoid macular edema (PCME) during the acute phase and following resolution of the edema, using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT). METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational clinical study. Patients' records were reviewed for cases of clinically significant PCME after uneventful phacoemulsification surgery. Choroidal thickness was measured at time of PCME diagnosis in both eyes and after CME resolution in the affected eye using enhanced depth imaging spectral domain optical coherence tomography (Spectralis; Heidelberg Engineering)...
June 20, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653099/meeting-report-of-the-6th-heidelberg-myeloma-workshop-current-status-and-developments-in-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-multiple-myeloma
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Maximilian Merz, Marc S Raab, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Jens Hillengass
PURPOSE: The 6th Heidelberg Myeloma Workshop was held on May 5th and 6th, 2017 in the lecture hall of the University Hospital Heidelberg. METHODS AND RESULTS: Main topics of the meeting were (1) biology and genomics of multiple myeloma, (2) diagnostics and prognostic factors, (3) role of immunotherapy in multiple myeloma, as well as (4) therapy of multiple myeloma-drugs and treatment strategies. CONCLUSION: The landscape for the treatment of newly diagnosed and relapsed disease has significantly changed since the last Heidelberg Myeloma Workshop in 2015...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650846/dosimetric-verification-in-water-of-a-monte-carlo-treatment-planning-tool-for-proton-helium-carbon-and-oxygen-ion-beams-at-the-heidelberg-ion-beam-therapy-center
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Thomas Tessonnier, Till Tobias Boehlen, Francesco Cerutti, Alfredo Ferrari, Paola Roberta Sala, Stephan Brons, Thomas Haberer, Juergen Debus, Katia Parodi, Andrea Mairani
The introduction of "new" ion species in particle therapy needs to be supported by a thorough assessment of their dosimetric properties and by treatment planning comparisons with clinically used proton and carbon ion beams. In addition to the latter two ions, helium and oxygen ion beams are foreseen at the Heidelberg Ion beam Therapy (HIT) center as potential assets for improving clinical outcomes in the near future. We present in this study a dosimetric validation of a FLUKA-based Monte Carlo Treatment Planning tool (MCTP) for protons, helium, carbon and oxygen ions for spread-out Bragg peaks...
June 26, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650386/corneal-nerve-morphology-and-tear-film-substance-p-in-diabetes
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Maria Markoulli, Jingjing You, Juno Kim, Carmen L Duong, Jonathan B Tolentino, Joshua Karras, Edward Lum
PURPOSE: This work aims to characterize the relationship between tear film neuropeptide substance P and the structural integrity of the sub-basal nerve plexus in diabetes. METHODS: Seventeen healthy control participants and nine participants with diabetes were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Total protein content and substance P concentrations were determined in the flush tears of participants. Corneal nerve morphology was assessed by capturing the corneal sub-basal nerve plexus using the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II with the Rostock Corneal Module (Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) in the central cornea...
July 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
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