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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106471/topical-0-1-bromfenac-sodium-for-intraoperative-miosis-prevention-and-prostaglandin-e2-inhibition-in-femtosecond-laser-assisted-cataract-surgery
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Hui Chen, Haotian Lin, Wan Chen, Bo Zhang, Wu Xiang, Jing Li, Weirong Chen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of topical 0.1% bromfenac sodium, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), on intraoperative pupil dilation maintenance and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) inhibition during femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients (30 each in study and control groups) were included in this study. The patients received 0.1% bromfenac ophthalmic solution or control placebo twice a day for 3 days before surgery...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105741/potential-use-of-cubic-phase-masks-for-extending-the-range-of-clear-vision-in-presbyopes-initial-calculation-and-simulation-studies
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Justo Arines, Citlalli Almaguer, Eva Acosta
PURPOSE: In this paper we analyse the potential use of a non-symmetrical optical element, a cubic phase mask, for extending the range of clear vision of presbyopic eyes. Additionally, we will discuss the appropriateness of the visual Strehl ratio to analyse this sort of presbyopic solution based on non-symmetrical phase masks contrasted with through-focus retinal images. METHODS: In order to evaluate the performance of the cubic phase mask we employed computational Fourier Optics to compute the different visual Strehl criteria as well as simulate the retinal images...
January 20, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103255/mitigating-diseases-transmitted-by-aedes-mosquitoes-a-cluster-randomised-trial-of-permethrin-impregnated-school-uniforms
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Pattamaporn Kittayapong, Phanthip Olanratmanee, Pongsri Maskhao, Peter Byass, James Logan, Yesim Tozan, Valérie Louis, Duane J Gubler, Annelies Wilder-Smith
BACKGROUND: Viral diseases transmitted via Aedes mosquitoes are on the rise, such as Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. Novel tools to mitigate Aedes mosquitoes-transmitted diseases are urgently needed. We tested whether commercially insecticide-impregnated school uniforms can reduce dengue incidence in school children. METHODS: We designed a cluster-randomised controlled trial in Thailand. The primary endpoint was laboratory-confirmed dengue infections. Secondary endpoints were school absenteeism; and impregnated uniforms' 1-hour knock-down and 24 hour mosquito mortality as measured by standardised WHOPES bioassay cone tests at baseline and after repeated washing...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103197/the-tuebingen-scotopic-threshold-test-tstt
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Torsten Strasser, Hana Langrova, Sabrina Sundermeier, Dominic Hillerkuss, Katarina Stingl, Wilhelm Durst, Anne Kurtenbach, Eberhart Zrenner, Ditta Zobor
Measurement of the dark-adaptation threshold plays a key role in the diagnosis and estimation of disease progression of many retinal disorders. Determining the threshold is, however, difficult to perform in young children. We present here a prototype for a dark adaptometer, the Tuebingen Scotopic Threshold Test (TSST) aimed to ease measurement of photoreceptor thresholds in young subjects. The device consists of two 7cm x 10cm fields with either blue or yellow LEDs, for testing rod or cone sensitivity, respectively...
January 5, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102116/the-role-of-participant-responsiveness-on-a-socio-emotional-learning-program
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Nádia Salgado Pereira, Alexandra Marques-Pinto
The present study set out to evaluate participant responsiveness, one of the main dimensions of implementation quality, in a Socio-Emotional Learning after-school program using Educational Dance activities, Experiencing Emotions, and also to understand its influence on program outcomes. The sample involved 98 middle-school Portuguese pupils, 53 of whom participated in the program and 45 in after-school control sessions. Outcome measures included pre-test and post-test questionnaires of pupils' socio-emotional skills, well-being and school engagement...
January 19, 2017: Spanish Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096650/refractive-and-visual-outcomes-after-keraring-intrastromal-corneal-ring-segment-implantation-for-keratoconus-assisted-by-femtosecond-laser-at-6-months-follow-up
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Mohamed A Heikal, Marwa Abdelshafy, Tarek T Soliman, Abdelmonem M Hamed
PURPOSE: We attempted to evaluate the efficacy of femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation in patients with keratoconus (KC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective interventional consecutive clinical study was conducted on patients with KC who were treated with femtosecond laser Keraring implantation. All procedures were performed at Ebsar Eye Center in the period from January 5, 2015, to February 28, 2016. RESULTS: Thirty eyes of 20 patients were included in this study...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094645/boarding-school-rules
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Matt Griffiths
Ofsted inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, including boarding facilities. Medication management is an integral part of caring for children in boarding schools, and robust systems must be in place to pass inspection. These systems must cover how medicines are dispensed, administered and stored at the facility, risk assessments, identifying which pupils can manage their own medicines and the individual health needs of boarders, so that care plans can be put in place for children with specific needs...
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093534/the-role-of-adherence-on-the-impact-of-a-school-based-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-intervention-in-mali
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Joshua V Garn, Victoria Trinies, Jérémie Toubkiss, Matthew C Freeman
Studies assessing the impacts of school-based water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) interventions have revealed inconsistent improvements in pupils' health and educational outcomes. This may be in part due to suboptimal project fidelity or adherence. As part of a matched-control trial of a comprehensive school-based WASH project in Mali, we measured the degree to which schools met four prespecified WASH targets, comprised of 15 criteria, 0-3 years after program implementation. We compared achievement of the targets and criteria between beneficiary and matched control schools, and compared achievement within beneficiary schools at baseline and at follow-up visits...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092398/rate-of-strabismus-detection-on-digital-photographs-increases-by-using-off-center-near-target
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Ron Maor, Joanna Holland, Vijay Tailor, Marina Banteka, Payal Khandelwal, Selina Glaze, Simon Barnard, Yuval Yashiv, Annegret H Dahlmann-Noor
PURPOSE: To increase the detection rate of strabismus on digital photographs, with the ultimate aim of developing a new automated strabismus detection algorithm. METHODS: In this prospective case series, the authors acquired digital face photographs of 409 children with manifest or latent strabismus, using a 14-million-pixel camera with CCD image sensor. Of the last 52 enrolled, 34 image sets were selected for this study: 29 with manifest and 5 with latent strabismus...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089759/using-pupil-size-and-heart-rate-to-infer-affective-states-during-behavioral-neurophysiology-and-neuropsychology-experiments
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Andrew R Mitz, Ravi V Chacko, Philip T Putnam, Peter H Rudebeck, Elisabeth A Murray
BACKGROUND: Nonhuman primates (NHPs) are a valuable research model because of their behavioral, physiological and neuroanatomical similarities to humans. In the absence of language, autonomic activity can provide crucial information about cognitive and affective states during single-unit recording, inactivation and lesion studies. Methods standardized for use in humans are not easily adapted to NHPs and detailed guidance has been lacking. NEW METHOD: We provide guidance for monitoring heart rate and pupil size in the behavioral neurophysiology setting by addressing the methodological issues, pitfalls and solutions for NHP studies...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089758/pupil-responses-and-pain-ratings-to-heat-stimuli-reliability-and-effects-of-expectations-and-a-conditioning-pain-stimulus
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James C Eisenach, Regina Curry, Carol A Aschenbrenner, Robert C Coghill, Timothy T Houle
BACKGROUND: The locus coeruleus (LC) signals salience to sensory stimuli and these responses can modulate the experience of pain stimuli. The pupil dilation response (PDR) to noxious stimuli is thought to be a surrogate for LC responses, but PDR response to Peltier-controlled noxious heat stimuli, the most commonly used method in experimental pain research, has not been described. NEW METHOD: Healthy volunteers were presented with randomly presented heat stimuli of 5 sec duration and provided pain intensity ratings to each stimulus...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079498/how-place-and-audience-matter-perspectives-on-mathematics-plural-identities-from-late-1950s-french-and-english-middle-school-textbooks
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Catherine Radtka
Argument In this paper, I argue that studying school textbooks is a fruitful way to investigate mathematical conceptions in different national contexts. These sources give access to the written production of an extended mathematical milieu whose members write for various audiences. By studying the case of late 1950s French and English textbooks issued for a growing audience of 11- to 15-year-old pupils, I show that a plurality of conceptions was projected at the time onto pupils and their teachers in both national contexts...
December 2016: Science in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077002/pupil-size-behavior-during-on-line-processing-of-sentences
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G Fernández, J Biondi, S Castro, O Agamenonni
In the present work we analyzed the pupil size behavior of 40 subjects while they read well-defined sentences with different contextual predictability (i.e., regular sentences and proverbs). In general, pupil size increased when reading regular sentences, but when readers realized that they were reading proverbs their pupils strongly increase until finishing proverbs' reading. Our results suggest that an increased pupil size is not limited to cognitive load (i.e., relative difficulty in processing) because when participants accurately recognized words during reading proverbs, theirs pupil size increased too...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076571/pupilloplasty-in-a-patient-with-true-polycoria-a-case-report
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Handan Bardak, Nimet Yesim Ercalik, Murat Gunay, Ruveyde Bolac, Yavuz Bardak
Here we report a case of surgical pupilloplasty in an adult with true polycoria. A 44-year old man was referred to our clinic with a best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 0.5 diopters (D) in his left eye. Biomicroscopy revealed two pupils within a 2.5-mm central zone, with diameters of 1.2 and 1.1 mm. Both pupils had real iris sphincters and responded to light and chemical stimulation. Therefore, we surgically cut the bridge between the two pupils without any intraoperative or postoperative complications. One month after the surgery, BCVA had improved to 0...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076560/evaluation-of-anterior-segment-parameters-using-scheimpflug-technology-during-the-valsalva-maneuver-in-patients-with-keratoconus
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Yusuf Koçluk, Emine Alyamaç Sukgen, Selim Cevher
Purpose: This study aimed to explore the effects of the Valsalva maneuver (VM) on ectatic corneas during anterior segment tomography scans using a Scheimpflug camera. Methods: This prospective observational study included 100 eyes of 50 patients with bilateral keratoconus (KC). Anterior segment tomography was first performed when the patients were in a resting position and immediately repeated as the participant performed VM. Scheimpflug images were taken using a Pentacam®...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072724/fatal-antiphospholipid-syndrome-following-endoscopic-transnasal-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-a-pituitary-tumor-a-case-report
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Chiao-Zhu Li, Chiao-Ching Li, Chih-Chuan Hsieh, Meng-Chi Lin, Dueng-Yuan Hueng, Feng-Chen Liu, Yuan-Hao Chen
INTRODUCTION: The fatal type of antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare but life-threating condition. It may be triggered by surgery or infection. Endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery is a common procedure for pituitary tumor. We report a catastrophic case of a young woman died of fatal antiphospholipid syndrome following endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery. METHODS AND RESULT: A 31-year-old woman of a history of stroke received endoscopic transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery for a pituitary tumor...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072452/what-our-eyes-tell-us-about-feelings-tracking-pupillary-responses-during-emotion-regulation-processes
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Valerie L Kinner, Lars Kuchinke, Angelika M Dierolf, Christian J Merz, Tobias Otto, Oliver T Wolf
Emotion regulation is essential for adaptive behavior and mental health. Strategies applied to alter emotions are known to differ in their impact on psychological and physiological aspects of the emotional response. However, emotion regulation outcome has primarily been assessed via self-report, and studies comparing regulation strategies with regard to their peripheral physiological mechanisms are limited in number. In the present study, we therefore aimed to investigate the effects of different emotion regulation strategies on pupil dilation, skin conductance responses, and subjective emotional responses...
January 10, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070979/reading-comprehension-a-computerized-intervention-with-primary-age-poor-readers
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Joanna Kathryn Horne
The current study investigates the effectiveness of a computerized reading comprehension programme on the reading accuracy, reading comprehension and reading rate of primary-age poor readers. There is little published literature relating to computerized reading interventions in UK primary schools, and no previous studies have investigated the Comprehension Booster programme. Thirty-eight children (26 boys and 12 girls; aged 6:7 to 11:0) from two schools in East Yorkshire, UK, took part. Half of the participants (the intervention group) undertook the Comprehension Booster programme for a 6-week period, whilst the other half (the control group) continued with their usual teaching...
January 9, 2017: Dyslexia: the Journal of the British Dyslexia Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068442/oct-study-of-the-femtosecond-laser-opaque-bubble-layer
#19
Gustavo K Marino, Marcony R Santhiago, Steven E Wilson
PURPOSE: To characterize the location and regularity of the opaque bubble layer (OBL) in the corneal stroma after femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK) flap generation. METHODS: In this prospective study, 30 eyes of 15 patients who had FS-LASIK surgery for myopia, astigmatism, and/or hyperopia were included. Screen captures were obtained at the end of the flap creation and the eyes with hard type OBL were immediately imaged with anterior segment optical coherence tomography...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068124/cognitive-effort-is-modulated-outside-of-the-explicit-awareness-of-conflict-frequency-evidence-from-pupillometry
#20
Nathaniel T Diede, Julie M Bugg
Classic theories of cognitive control conceptualized controlled processes as slow, strategic, and willful, with automatic processes being fast and effortless. The context-specific proportion compatibility (CSPC) effect, the reduction in the compatibility effect in a context (e.g., location) associated with a high relative to low likelihood of conflict, challenged classic theories by demonstrating fast and flexible control that appears to operate outside of conscious awareness. Two theoretical questions yet to be addressed are whether the CSPC effect is accompanied by context-dependent variation in effort, and whether the exertion of effort depends on explicit awareness of context-specific task demands...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
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