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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434071/repeatability-and-agreement-of-central-corneal-thickness-measurement-with-non-contact-methods-a-comparative-study
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Tarannum Mansoori, Nagalla Balakrishna
PURPOSE: To compare the central corneal thickness (CCT) measurements and reliability of RTVue XR-100 anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT), AL-scan optical biometer and Schwind Sirius anterior segment analysis system. METHODS: The CCT was measured in one hundred and twenty-seven eyes of 127 healthy subjects with AS-OCT, AL-scan and Sirius system. Mean CCT was compared among the instruments, and the level of agreement was assessed using Bland-Altman plots...
April 22, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432693/multimodal-neurophysiological-monitoring-in-healthy-infants-born-at-term-normative-continuous-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-data
#2
Silvia Lori, Simonetta Gabbanini, Maria Bastianelli, Giovanna Bertini, Iuri Corsini, Carlo Dani
AIM: To describe accurate, standardized 1h-multimodal neurophysiological monitoring (1h-MNM), while simultaneously recording VEEG, aEEG, and SEP-C bilaterally from median nerves, and to collect neonatal normative SEP-C data related to behavioural states. METHOD: Twenty healthy, term newborn infants (13 males, 7 females; gestational age 37-42wks; mean 39.6wks, standard deviation [SD] 1.3wks) underwent 1h-MNM within 2 days of life, with focus on recording of the SEP-C (band-pass setting 1-100 Hz, rate of stimulation 1...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431861/cardiac-computed-tomography-derived-myocardial-mass-at-risk-using-the-voronoi-based-segmentation-algorithm-a-histological-validation-study
#3
Seiko Ide, Satoru Sumitsuji, Osamu Yamaguchi, Yasushi Sakata
BACKGROUND: Myocardial mass at risk (MMAR) is an important predictor of adverse cardiac events in patients with ischemic heart disease. This study aims to validate the accuracy of MMAR calculated from cardiac computed tomography (CCT) data using the Voronoi-based segmentation algorithm in comparison with actual MMAR measured on ex-vivo swine hearts prepared by injecting a dye into the coronary arteries. METHODS: Fifteen extracted swine hearts had India ink injected into one of the major coronary arteries...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430836/test-retest-reliability-of-common-behavioral-decision-making-tasks
#4
Melissa T Buelow, Wesley R Barnhart
Objective: To examine test-retest reliability of common behavioral decision making tasks. Method: A total of 98 undergraduate students completed two administrations of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT), Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART), Columbia Card Task (CCT), and Game of Dice Task (GDT), three weeks apart. Results: The BART, CCT, and GDT showed moderately strong correlations across time. On the IGT, no correlations were seen between Time 1 Trials 1-40 and Time 2 performance; however, weak correlations were observed between Time 1 Trials 41-100 and Time 2 performance...
April 20, 2017: Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: the Official Journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430242/thermally-stable-wleds-with-excellent-luminous-properties-by-screen-printing-a-patterned-phosphor-glass-layer-on-a-microstructured-glass-plate
#5
Yang Peng, Xing Guo, Ruixin Li, Hao Cheng, Mingxiang Chen
In order to improve the luminous properties and thermal reliability of white light-emitting diodes (WLEDs), we proposed a promising phosphor-in-glass (PiG) converter, which was prepared by screen-printing a patterned phosphor glass layer on a microstructured glass plate. The patterned layer achieves four-quadrant phosphor geometry based on separated yellow Y<sub>3</sub>Al<sub>5</sub>O<sub>12</sub>:Ce<sup>3+</sup> (YAG:Ce<sup>3+</sup>) and red CaAlSiN<sub>3</sub>:Eu<sup>2+</sup> (CASN:Eu<sup>2+</sup>) phosphor parts...
April 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426622/changes-in-central-choroidal-thickness-after-treatment-of-diabetic-macular-edema-with-intravitreal-bevacizumab-correlation-with-central-macular-thickness-and-best-corrected-visual-acuity
#6
Ramin Nourinia, Hamid Ahmadieh, Elnaz Nekoei, Parviz Malekifar, Zahra Tofighi
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab on central choroidal thickness (CCT) and its relationship with central macular thickness (CMT) and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) changes in eyes with center-involving diabetic macular edema. METHODS: This prospective interventional case series included 20 eyes of 20 patients with center-involving diabetic macular edema naive to treatment. The BCVA assessment, complete eye examination, enhanced depth optical coherence tomography, and fluorescein angiography were performed at baseline followed by 3 monthly intravitreal injection of bevacizumab...
April 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424868/non-invasive-measurements-of-the-dynamic-changes-in-the-ciliary-muscle-crystalline-lens-morphology-and-anterior-chamber-during-accommodation-with-a-high-resolution-oct
#7
José J Esteve-Taboada, Alberto Domínguez-Vicent, Daniel Monsálvez-Romín, Antonio J Del Águila-Carrasco, Robert Montés-Micó
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to assess non-invasively the changes in the anterior chamber eye, crystalline lens morphology, and ciliary muscle during accommodation by means of an anterior chamber optical coherence tomographer (OCT), and correlate them with vergence. METHODS: Twenty-five eyes of twenty-five healthy subjects, whose mean age was 29.9±7.1 years, were included and measured with an anterior chamber OCT. The central corneal thickness (CCT), anterior chamber depth (ACD), anterior crystalline lens radius of curvature (ALRC), crystalline lens thickness (CLT), and ciliary muscle area (CMA) were measured for each participant at 0, -1, -2, and -3 D of target vergence...
April 20, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421574/-compulsory-treatment-in-the-community-for-persons-in-need-of-mental-health-care
#8
D A de Waardt, F M M A van der Heijden
BACKGROUND: Clinical admissions and inpatient services are increasingly replaced by enhanced community treatment in Western countries. Currently the Dutch mental health legislation is being revised, making compulsory community treatment a novel legal option in The Netherlands. AIM: To summarize the current literature on compulsory community treatment and to review studies relating to efficacy, patients' and carers' perspectives, and costs. METHOD: We conducted a systematic review of the literature, using PubMed and Trip...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411334/normative-values-for-a-tablet-computer-based-application-to-assess-chromatic-contrast-sensitivity
#9
Lakshmi Bodduluri, Mei Ying Boon, Malcolm Ryan, Stephen J Dain
Tablet computer displays are amenable for the development of vision tests in a portable form. Assessing color vision using an easily accessible and portable test may help in the self-monitoring of vision-related changes in ocular/systemic conditions and assist in the early detection of disease processes. Tablet computer-based games were developed with different levels of gamification as a more portable option to assess chromatic contrast sensitivity. Game 1 was designed as a clinical version with no gaming elements...
April 14, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410724/effects-of-senofilcon-a-mechanical-protector-on-corneal-endothelial-cells-during-phacoemulsification-in-rabbit-eyes-pilot-study
#10
Seonghwan Kim, Deoksun Cha, Young Bin Song, Jung Yeol Choi, Young Keun Han
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of a senofilcon A mechanical protector against corneal endothelial cell damage induced by phacoemulsification in rabbit eyes. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Seoul Metropolitan Government-Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: The endothelial cell count, intraocular pressure (IOP), and central corneal thickness (CCT) were measured before and 3 days after the experiment in 26 rabbit eyes randomized into a test group and control group (6 per group)...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410723/risk-factors-predicting-steroid-induced-ocular-hypertension-after-photorefractive-keratectomy
#11
Yumna Busool, Michael Mimouni, Igor Vainer, Shmuel Levartovsky, Tzahi Sela, Gur Munzer, Igor Kaiserman
PURPOSE: To assess the risk factors contributing to steroid-induced ocular hypertension after photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Care Laser Centers, Tel Aviv, Israel. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients having PRK between January 2000 and December 2015 were followed for at least 3 months. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured using the Goldmann applanation tonometer after 1 week and after 1, 3, and 6 months...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406123/utilization-of-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-and-galectin-3-in-the-diagnosis-of-cerebral-infarction-patients-with-normal-cranial-tomography
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E Ekingen, M Yilmaz, M Yildiz, M Atescelik, M C Goktekin, M Gurger, O D Alatas, M Basturk, N Ilhan
OBJECTIVE: It was aimed to determine whether levels of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and Galectin-3 contribute to the diagnosis of cerebral infarction in clinically suspected ischemic stroke patients with normal computerized cranial tomography (CCT) in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, patients above the age of 18 years who presented to emergency department of Firat University between December 2011-November 2012 and were diagnosed with cerebral infarction were included...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402983/comparison-of-pro-re-nata-versus-bimonthly-injection-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-for-typical-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Ryusaburo Mori, Koji Tanaka, Miho Haruyama, Akiyuki Kawamura, Koichi Furuya, Mitsuko Yuzawa
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to clarify the 1-year outcomes of pro re nata (PRN) and bimonthly intravitreal injections of aflibercept (IVA) for typical neovascular age-related macular degeneration (tAMD) after the initial 3 monthly IVA. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, interventional study. Fifty-eight treatment-naïve patients with tAMD were randomly assigned to the PRN (30 patients) or the bimonthly (28 patients) treatment group. Both groups initially received 3 monthly IVA...
April 13, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400699/ladd-syndrome-with-glaucoma-is-caused-by-a-novel-gene
#14
Allie Simpson, Armin Avdic, Ben R Roos, Adam DeLuca, Kathy Miller, Michael J Schnieders, Todd E Scheetz, Wallace L M Alward, John H Fingert
PURPOSE: Lacrimo-auriculo-dento-digital (LADD) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder displaying variable expression of multiple congenital anomalies including hypoplasia or aplasia of the lacrimal and salivary systems causing abnormal tearing and dry mouth. Mutations in the FGF10, FGFR2, and FGFR3 genes were found to cause some cases of LADD syndrome in prior genetic studies. The goal of this study is to identify the genetic basis of a case of LADD syndrome with glaucoma and thin central corneal thickness (CCT)...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399483/female-sex-workers-use-power-over-their-day-to-day-lives-to-meet-the-condition-of-a-conditional-cash-transfer-intervention-to-incentivize-safe-sex
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Jan E Cooper, William H Dow, Damien de Walque, Ann C Keller, Sandra I McCoy, Lia C H Fernald, Marianna P Balampama, Admirabilis Kalolella, Laura J Packel, Wendee M Wechsberg, Emily J Ozer
Female Sex Workers are a core population in the HIV epidemic, and interventions such as conditional cash transfers (CCTs), effective in other health domains, are a promising new approach to reduce the spread of HIV. Here we investigate how a population of Tanzanian female sex workers, though constrained in many ways, experience and use their power in the context of a CCT intervention that incentivizes safe sex. We analyzed 20 qualitative in-depth interviews with female sex workers enrolled in a randomized-controlled CCT program, the RESPECT II pilot, and found that while such women have limited choices, they do have substantial power over their work logistics that they leveraged to meet the conditions of the CCT and receive the cash award...
March 14, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388258/cognitive-continuum-theory-in-interprofessional-healthcare-a-critical-analysis
#16
Michelle Parker-Tomlin, Mark Boschen, Shirley Morrissey, Ian Glendon
Effective clinical decision making is among the most important skills required by healthcare practitioners. Making sound decisions while working collaboratively in interprofessional healthcare teams is essential for modern healthcare planning, successful interventions, and patient care. The cognitive continuum theory (CCT) is a model of human judgement and decision making aimed at orienting decision-making processes. CCT has the potential to improve both individual health practitioner, and interprofessional team understanding about, and communication of, clinical decision-making processes...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382256/prognostication-of-traumatic-brain-injury-outcomes-in-older-trauma-patients-a-novel-risk-assessment-tool-based-on-initial-cranial-ct-findings
#17
Stanislaw P Stawicki, Thomas R Wojda, John D Nuschke, Ronnie N Mubang, James Cipolla, William S Hoff, Brian A Hoey, Peter G Thomas, Joan Sweeney, Daniel Ackerman, Jonathan Hosey, Steven Falowski
INTRODUCTION: Advanced age has been traditionally associated with worse traumatic brain injury (TBI) outcomes. Although prompt neurosurgical intervention (NSI, craniotomy or craniectomy) may be life-saving in the older trauma patient, it does not guarantee survival and/or return to preinjury functional status. The aim of this study was to determine whether a simple score, based entirely on the initial cranial computed tomography (CCT) is predictive of the need for NSI and key outcome measures (e...
January 2017: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375334/evaluation-of-whiteness-formulas-for-fwa-and-non-fwa-whites
#18
Minchen Wei, Shining Ma, Yuzhao Wang, Ming Ronnier Luo
Whiteness is an important colorimetric characteristic for surface colors. Currently, the CIE whiteness formula is widely used to characterize the whiteness of a surface in industry, whose limitations have been well documented. In this study, the whiteness appearance of 55 textile samples [43 non-fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) and 12 FWA samples] were evaluated under six lighting conditions, comprising three levels of correlated color temperature (CCT) (i.e., 3000, 4000, and 6500 K) and two levels of UV radiation (i...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, Image Science, and Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369004/evaluation-of-a-new-rebound-self-tonometer-icare-home-comparison-with-goldmann-applanation-tonometer
#19
Daisuke Takagi, Akira Sawada, Tetsuya Yamamoto
PURPOSE: To compare measurements from an Icare HOME rebound self-tonometer compared with those from a Goldmann applanation tonometer (GAT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 130 subjects with suspected or confirmed glaucoma in our outpatient clinic were examined. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured using both an Icare HOME unit, by an ophthalmologist and by each participant, and again using a GAT, by an ophthalmologist. The Icare HOME self-measurement [Icare HOME performed by the patients (HOMEp)] was compared with those taken by the specialist using that unit and a GAT...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367522/corneal-thickness-measurements-with-scheimpflug-and-slit%C3%A2-scanning%C3%A2-imaging-techniques-in-keratoconus
#20
Mohammad Aghazadeh Amiri, Hassan Hashemi, Shahroukh Ramin, Abbasali Yekta, Azadeh Taheri, Payam Nabovati, Mehdi Khabazkhoob
PURPOSE: To determine the repeatability of corneal thickness measurements with Scheimpflug (Pentacam) and slit scanning (Orbscan) imaging techniques in different grades of keratoconus. METHODS: This study was conducted as a cross-sectional research. Imaging with Orbscan and Pentacam was performed on patients with different grades of keratoconus. With each device, 3 measurements were taken at 10 min intervals. Repeatability indices in different grades of keratoconus were calculated for each device...
March 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
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