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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550975/corneo-scleral-limbal-changes-following-short-term-soft-contact-lens-wear
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Alejandra Consejo, Maciej M Bartuzel, D Robert Iskander
PURPOSE: To assess whether short-term soft contact lens wear alters the anterior eye surface. METHODS: Twenty-two neophyte subjects wore soft contact lenses for a period of five hours. Topography based corneo-scleral limbal radius estimates were derived from height measurements acquired with a corneo-scleral profilometer. Additionally, central corneal thickness (CCT), anterior chamber depth (ACD), corneal curvature radius (R) and white-to-white (WTW) diameter were acquired with an OCT-assisted biometer...
May 24, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546927/safety-of-hydroimplantation-in-cataract-surgery-in-patients-with-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome
#2
Tevfik Oğurel, Reyhan Oğurel, Zafer Onaran, Kemal Örnek
AIM: To evaluate the safety of hydroimplantation in cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. METHODS: This prospective randomized study comprised 100 eyes of 100 consecutive patients who underwent cataract surgery and implantation of foldable intraocular lens (IOL). Each eye was assigned to group 1 or group 2. Hydroimplantation without using viscoelastic agent as group 1 (n=50), and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (Eyevisc, Biotech, India) was used in group 2 (n=50)...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546925/comparison-of-corneal-biomechanics-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-non-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-dry-eyes-by-scheimpflug-based-device
#3
Qin Long, Jing-Yi Wang, Dong Xu, Ying Li
AIM: To compare the corneal biomechanics of Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and non-SS dry eyes with Corneal Visualization Scheimpflug Technology (CorVis ST). METHODS: Corneal biomechanics and tear film parameters, namely the Schirmer I test value, tear film break-up time (TBUT) and corneal staining score (CSS) were detected in 34 eyes of 34 dry eye patients with SS (SSDE group) and 34 dry eye subjects without SS (NSSDE group) using CorVis ST. The differences of the above parameters between the two groups were examined, and the relationship between corneal biomechanics and tear film parameters were observed...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540493/investigation-of-corneal-biomechanics-at-moderate-to-high-refractive-errors
#4
Nehir İnceoğlu, Sinan Emre, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy
PURPOSE: Corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) are corneal biomechanical parameters which were measured by ocular response analyzer (ORA). Aim of this study was to define the CH and CRF in high myopic and hyperopic patients and compare the results with emmetropic control group. METHODS: A total of 193 eyes of 100 healthy volunteers were included. Study groups were high myopic patients (n = 27) with spherical refractive errors (SRE) of greater than -5...
May 24, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540212/infarct-characterization-using-ct
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REVIEW
Ludovico La Grutta, Patrizia Toia, Erica Maffei, Filippo Cademartiri, Roberto Lagalla, Massimo Midiri
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. The incidence is not expected to diminish, despite better prevention, diagnosis and treatment, because of the ageing population in industrialized countries and unhealthy lifestyles in developing countries. Nowadays it is highly requested an imaging tool able to evaluate MI and viability. Technology improvements determined an expansion of clinical indications from coronary plaque evaluation to functional applications (perfusion, ischemia and viability after MI) integrating additional phases and information in the mainstream examination...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540004/the-association-of-central-corneal-thickness-with-ocular-and-general-parameters-in-a-community-setting-the-yazd-eye-study
#6
Reza Soleimanizad, Mohammad Hosein Nowroozzadeh, Hossein Ziaei, Mohammad Pakravan, Mehdi Yaseri, Marzieh Katibeh
PURPOSE: To assess central corneal thickness (CCT) and its associations in an adult Iranian population. METHODS: This was a population-based cross-sectional study of adults aged 40-80 years. Eyes with corneal disorders, previous ocular surgery, or trauma were excluded. All subjects underwent complete ophthalmic examination, general health assessment, laboratory tests, and a detailed interview. CCT was measured with an ultrasonic pachymeter. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was measured with Goldmann applanation tonometry...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532933/clinical-outcomes-of-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-versus-conventional-phacoemulsification-surgery-for-hard-nuclear-cataracts
#7
Xinyi Chen, Yinhui Yu, Xiaohui Song, Yanan Zhu, Wei Wang, Ke Yao
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes between femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (femtosecond group) and conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery (conventional group) in patients with hard nuclear cataract. SETTING: Eye Center, Second Affiliated Hospital of School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. DESIGN: Prospective consecutive nonrandomized comparative cohort study. METHODS: According to the Emery-Little classification, cataract patients with a grade 4 or 5 hard nuclei were assigned to 1 of the 2 groups...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526899/electricity-generation-from-real-industrial-wastewater-using-a-single-chamber-air-cathode-microbial-fuel-cell-with-an-activated-carbon-anode
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Hend Omar Mohamed, M Obaid, Enas Taha Sayed, Yang Liu, Jinpyo Lee, Mira Park, Nasser A M Barakat, Hak Yong Kim
This study introduces activated carbon (AC) as an effective anode for microbial fuel cells (MFCs) using real industrial wastewater without treatment or addition of external microorganism mediators. Inexpensive activated carbon is introduced as a proper electrode alternative to carbon cloth and carbon paper materials, which are considered too expensive for the large-scale application of MFCs. AC has a porous interconnected structure with a high bio-available surface area. The large surface area, in addition to the high macro porosity, facilitates the high performance by reducing electron transfer resistance...
May 19, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526714/constans-imparts-dna-sequence-specificity-to-the-histone-fold-nf-yb-nf-yc-dimer
#9
Nerina Gnesutta, Roderick W Kumimoto, Swadhin Swain, Matteo Chiara, Chamindika Siriwardana, David Stephen Horner, Ben F Holt, Roberto Mantovani
NF-Y is a heterotrimeric transcription factor that binds CCAAT elements. The NF-Y trimer is composed of a Histone Fold Domain (HFD) dimer (NF-YB/NF-YC) and NF-YA, which confers DNA sequence-specificity. NF-YA shares a conserved domain with the CCT (CONSTANS, CONSTANS-LIKE, TOC1) proteins. We show that CONSTANS (CO/BBX1), a master flowering regulator, forms a trimer with Arabidopsis NF-YB2/NF-YC3 to efficiently bind the CORE element of the FT promoter. We term this complex NF-CO. Using saturation mutagenesis EMSAs and RNA-Seq profiling of co, nf-yb, and nf-yc mutants, we identify CCACA elements as the core NF-CO binding site...
May 19, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514942/corneal-biomechanical-properties-in-healthy-children-measured-by-corneal-visualization-scheimpflug-technology
#10
Miao He, Hui Ding, Hong He, Chi Zhang, Liangping Liu, Xingwu Zhong
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate corneal biomechanical properties in a population of healthy children in China using corneal visualization Scheimpflug technology (CST). METHODS: All children underwent complete bi-ocular examinations. CST provided intraocular pressure (IOP) and corneal biomechanical parameters, including time, velocity, length and deformation amplitude at first applanation (A1T, A1V, A1L, A1DA), at second applanation (A2T, A2V, A2L, A2DA), highest concavity time (HCT), maximum deformation amplitude (MDA), peak distance (PD), and radius of curvature (RoC)...
May 17, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513492/repeatability-and-agreement-of-five-imaging-systems-for-measuring-anterior-segment-parameters-in-healthy-eyes
#11
Mukesh Kumar, Rohit Shetty, Chaitra Jayadev, Harsha L Rao, Debarun Dutta
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the repeatability and agreement of five imaging devices, namely, the Pentacam (Oculus), Sirius (CSO), Orbscan IIz (Bausch and Lomb), Corvis (Oculus), and ultrasound pachymetry (UP, Tomey) in measuring steep keratometry (sKm), flat keratometry (fKm), central corneal thickness (CCT), thinnest corneal thickness (TCT), and anterior chamber depth (ACD) in healthy individuals. DESIGN: This was prospective, comparative study...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513225/use-of-the-augmentation-index-from-applanation-tonometry-of-the-radial-artery-for-assessing-the-extent-of-coronary-artery-calcium-as-assessed-by-coronary-computed-tomography
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Noriaki Watanabe, Satoshi Kurisu, Yoji Sumimoto, Hiroki Ikenaga, Takashi Shimonaga, Tadanao Higaki, Fuminari Tatsugami, Ken Ishibashi, Toshiro Kitagawa, Yoshihiro Dohi, Yukihiro Fukuda, Hideya Yamamoto, Kazuo Awai, Yasuki Kihara
BACKGROUND: The augmentation index (AI) obtained from applanation tonometry of the radial artery is technically the easiest and quickest of available methods for assessing arterial stiffness. We tested the hypothesis that the radial AI is associated with the extent of coronary artery calcium (CAC) as assessed by coronary computed tomography (CCT). METHODS AND RESULTS: This study included 161 patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease undergoing central hemodynamic measurements and CCT...
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504010/effects-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-on-intraocular-pressure-and-anterior-segment-parameters-in-open-angle-eyes
#13
Gamze Uçan Gündüz, Neslihan Parmak Yener, Oğuzhan Kılınçel, Cem Gündüz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the short and long term effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on intraocular pressure (IOP) and anterior segment parameters in open angle eyes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 325 eyes of 166 subjects. Subjects were divided into three groups; group 1 included 116 eyes of 58 patients receiving SSRIs for 1 week - 6 months, group 2 included 102 eyes of 53 patients receiving SSRIs for longer than 6 months, and group 3 included 107 eyes of 55 healthy subjects not receiving any drugs...
May 14, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501441/repeatability-of-topographic-corneal-thickness-in-keratoconus-comparing-visante%C3%A2-oct-and-oculus-pentacam-hr-%C3%A2-topographer
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Heinz Otchere, Luigina Sorbara
PURPOSE: To assess the repeatability and reproducibility of Visante™ OCT and Oculus Pentacam HR® in measuring central (CCT) and topographic corneal thickness (TCT) along the principle meridians in keratoconus (KC) corneae. METHOD: Twenty participants diagnosed with KC were recruited. There were two study visits. On the first study visit, two repeated corneal thickness measurements were obtained with each instrument. Measurements were repeated at least 48hrs later in the same order...
May 10, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498823/enhancing-thermal-dissipation-of-light-converting-composite-for-quantum-dot-based-white-light-emitting-diodes-through-electrospinning-nanofibers
#15
Huai Zheng, Xiang Lei, Ting Cheng, Sheng Liu, Xiaoliang Zeng, Rong Sun
Quantum dots (QDs) have been developed as one of the most promising light-converting materials for white light-emitting diodes (LEDs). In current QD-based LED packaging structures, composites of QDs and polymer are used as light-converting layers. However, the ultralow thermal conductivity of such composites seriously hinders the dissipation of QD-generating heat. In this paper, we demonstrate a method to enhance the thermal dissipation of QD-polymer composites through electrospinning polymer nanofibers. QD-polymer films embedded by electrospun nanofibers were prepared...
May 12, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497070/impact-of-polyethylene-glycol-400-propylene-glycol-hydroxypropyl-guar-and-0-1-sodium-hyaluronate-on-postoperative-discomfort-following-cataract-extraction-surgery-a-comparative-study
#16
Georgios Labiris, Panagiota Ntonti, Haris Sideroudi, Vassilios Kozobolis
BACKGROUND: Universal postoperative guidelines for cataract extraction surgery are yet to be introduced. Artificial tears are gaining popularity as an additional integral component of the postoperative regime. The primary objective of this study was to explore the impact of two prevalent artificial tear preparations on postoperative discomfort following cataract extraction surgery. METHODS: A total of 180 patients that underwent cataract extraction surgery were randomly divided into three groups according to their postoperative regime: a) Study group 1 (SG1) received a fixed combination of tobramycin and dexamethasone (FCTD) quid for 3 weeks and, additionally polyethylene glycol 400/propylene glycol/hydroxypropyl-guar quid, for 6 weeks, b) Study group 2 (SG2) received FCTD quid for 3 weeks and, additionally 0...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496302/goldmann-tonometer-error-correcting-prism-clinical-evaluation
#17
Sean McCafferty, Garrett Lim, William Duncan, Eniko T Enikov, Jim Schwiegerling, Jason Levine, Corin Kew
PURPOSE: Clinically evaluate a modified applanating surface Goldmann tonometer prism designed to substantially negate errors due to patient variability in biomechanics. METHODS: A modified Goldmann prism with a correcting applanation tonometry surface (CATS) was mathematically optimized to minimize the intraocular pressure (IOP) measurement error due to patient variability in corneal thickness, stiffness, curvature, and tear film adhesion force. A comparative clinical study of 109 eyes measured IOP with CATS and Goldmann prisms...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494587/fabrication-and-electrochemical-performance-of-structured-mesoscale-open-shell-v2o5-networks
#18
Cody J Chalker, Hyosung An, Jose Alejandro Zavala, Abhishek Parija, Sarbajit Banerjee, Jodie L Lutkenhaus, James D Batteas
Crystalline vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) has attracted significant interest as a potential cathode material for energy storage applications due to its high theoretical capacity. Unfortunately, the material suffers from low conductivity as well as slow lithium ion diffusion, both of which affect how fast the electrode can be charged/discharged and how many times it can be cycled. Colloidal crystal templating (CCT) provides a simple approach to create well organized 3-D nanostructures of materials, resulting in a significant increase in surface area that can lead to marked improvements in electrochemical performance...
May 11, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489806/the-relationship-between-corneal-biomechanics-and-anterior-segment-parameters-in-the-early-stage-of-orthokeratology-a-pilot-study
#19
Renai Chen, Xinjie Mao, Jun Jiang, Meixiao Shen, Yan Lian, Bin Zhang, Fan Lu
To investigate the relationship between corneal biomechanics and anterior segment parameters in the early stage of overnight orthokeratology.Twenty-three eyes from 23 subjects were involved in the study. Corneal biomechanics, including corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF), and parameters of the anterior segment, including corneal curvature, central corneal thickness (CCT), and corneal sublayers' thickness, were measured at baseline and day 1 and 7 after wearing orthokeratology lens. One-way analysis of variance with repeated measures was used to compare the longitudinal changes and partial least squares linear regression was used to explore the relationship between corneal biomechanics and anterior segment parameters...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486855/the-effects-of-smoking-on-corneal-endothelial-cells-a-cross-sectional-study-on-a-population-from-isfahan-iran
#20
Khodayar Golabchi, Mohammad Ali Abtahi, Ali Salehi, Hamidreza Jahanbani-Ardakani, Sara Ghafari, Ziba Farajzadegan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the effect of smoking in corneal endothelial cell number and morphology by specular microscopy on a non-smoker population. METHODS: Our cross-sectional study was performed on 150 participants from a non-smoker population. Non-contact specular microscopy (Tomey Corporation Inc., Nagoya, Japan) was performed in the center of the cornea of all subjects. The cell density (CD), average cell size (AVG), percent of hexagonality (HEX %), and central corneal thickness (CCT) were calculated and compared in both groups...
May 10, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
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