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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350098/commentary-to-18f-gp1-a-novel-pet-tracer-designed-for-high-sensitivity-low-background-detection-of-thrombi-imaging-activated-platelets-in-clots-are-we-getting-there
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Andrew W Stephens, Norman Koglin, Ludger M Dinkelborg
Thrombus formation can lead to heart attacks, stroke and pulmonary embolism, which are major causes of mortality. Current standard diagnostic imaging methods detect anatomic abnormalities such as vascular flow impairment but have limitations. By using a targeted molecular imaging approach critical components of a pathology can be selectively visualized and exploited for an improved diagnosis and patient management. The GPIIb/IIIa receptor is abundantly and specifically exposed on activated platelets and is the key receptor in thrombus formation...
January 2018: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348485/motor-signatures-of-emotional-reactivity-in-frontotemporal-dementia
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Charles R Marshall, Chris J D Hardy, Lucy L Russell, Camilla N Clark, Rebecca L Bond, Katrina M Dick, Emilie V Brotherhood, Cath J Mummery, Jonathan M Schott, Jonathan D Rohrer, James M Kilner, Jason D Warren
Automatic motor mimicry is essential to the normal processing of perceived emotion, and disrupted automatic imitation might underpin socio-emotional deficits in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly the frontotemporal dementias. However, the pathophysiology of emotional reactivity in these diseases has not been elucidated. We studied facial electromyographic responses during emotion identification on viewing videos of dynamic facial expressions in 37 patients representing canonical frontotemporal dementia syndromes versus 21 healthy older individuals...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347941/a-five-year-retrospective-study-of-the-epidemiological-characteristics-and-visual-outcomes-of-pediatric-ocular-trauma
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Edita Puodžiuvienė, Giedrė Jokūbauskienė, Monika Vieversytė, Kirwan Asselineau
BACKGROUND: Pediatric trauma can lead to serious visual impairment as a result of the trauma itself or secondary to amblyopia. Precise data on epidemiological characteristics and visual outcomes of pediatric ocular injuries are valuable for the prevention of monocular blindness. METHODS: A total of 268 cases of pediatric ocular trauma admitted to the Department of Ophthalmology of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital from January 2008 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 18, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346572/analysis-of-experience-regulated-transcriptome-and-imprintome-during-critical-periods-of-mouse-visual-system-development-reveals-spatiotemporal-dynamics
#4
Chi-Lin Hsu, Chih-Hsuan Chou, Shih-Chuan Huang, Chia-Yi Lin, Meng-Ying Lin, Chun-Che Tung, Chun-Yen Lin, Ivan Pochou Lai, Yan-Fang Zou, Neil A Youngson, Shau-Ping Lin, Chang-Hao Yang, Shih-Kuo Chen, Susan Shur-Fen Gau, Hsien-Sung Huang
Visual system development is light-experience dependent, which strongly implicates epigenetic mechanisms in light-regulated maturation. Among many epigenetic processes, genomic imprinting is an epigenetic mechanism through which monoallelic gene expression occurs in a parent-of-origin-specific manner. It is unknown if genomic imprinting contributes to visual system development. We profiled the transcriptome and imprintome during critical periods of mouse visual system development under normal- and dark-rearing conditions using B6/CAST F1 hybrid mice...
January 15, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346496/melanopsin-system-dysfunction-in-smith-magenis-syndrome-patients
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Mirella Telles Salgueiro Barboni, Clarissa Bueno, Balázs Vince Nagy, Patrícia Lobo Maia, Kallene Summer Moreira Vidal, Rosana Cardoso Alves, Russel J Reiter, Fernanda Gaspar do Amaral, José Cipolla-Neto, Dora Fix Ventura
Purpose: Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) causes sleep disturbance that is related to an abnormal melatonin profile. It is not clear how the genomic disorder leads to a disturbed synchronization of the sleep/wake rhythm in SMS patients. To evaluate the integrity of the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell (ipRGC)/melanopsin system, the transducers of the light-inhibitory effect on pineal melatonin synthesis, we recorded pupillary light responses (PLR) in SMS patients. Methods: Subjects were SMS patients (n = 5), with molecular diagnosis and melatonin levels measured for 24 hours and healthy controls (n = 4)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345732/near-visual-impairment-incidence-in-relation-to-diabetes-in-older-people-the-three-cities-study
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Marie Danet-Lamasou, Karine Pérès, Fanny Matharan, Claudine Berr, Isabelle Carrière, Christophe Tzourio, Cécile Delcourt, Isabelle Bourdel-Marchasson
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and future risk of near vision impairment (VI) in a community-dwelling population of older people. DESIGN: Seven-year population-based longitudinal study. SETTING: Three-Cities Study, a French prospective study designed to assess the risk of cognitive and functional decline attributable to vascular factors. PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling individuals aged 65 and older (N = 8,412)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345520/correlates-of-physical-activity-among-middle-aged-and-older-adults-with-hazardous-drinking-habits-in-six-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs, Mats Hallgren, Andreas Lundin, James Mugisha, Ai Koyanagi
We investigated physical activity (PA) correlates among middle-aged and older adults (aged ≥50 years) with hazardous drinking patterns in six low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs). Cross-sectional data were analyzed from the World Health Organization's Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health. Hazardous drinking was defined as consuming >7 (females) or >14 (males) standard drinks per week. Participants were dichotomized into low (i.e. not meeting 150 minutes of moderate PA / week) and moderate-to-high physically active groups...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344823/long-term-visual-outcomes-of-craniopharyngioma-in-children
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Michael J Wan, Michal Zapotocky, Eric Bouffet, Ute Bartels, Abhaya V Kulkarni, James M Drake
Visual function is a critical factor in the diagnosis, monitoring, and prognosis of craniopharyngiomas in children. The aim of this study was to report the long-term visual outcomes in a cohort of pediatric patients with craniopharyngioma. The study design is a retrospective chart review of craniopharyngioma patients from a single tertiary-care pediatric hospital. 59 patients were included in the study. Mean age at presentation was 9.4 years old (range 0.7-18.0 years old). The most common presenting features were headache (76%), nausea/vomiting (32%), and vision loss (31%)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344491/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-adults-with-intraocular-involvement-clinicopathologic-features-of-3-cases
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M Adelita Vizcaino, Charles G Eberhart, Fausto J Rodriguez
Background/Aims: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an infrequent inflammatory multisystemic syndrome. Only rare cases with ophthalmic involvement describing their pathologic features have been previously reported. Methods: We report 3 cases of adult-onset HLH with bilateral ocular involvement and describe their clinicopathologic features. Results: Three adult males - 2 with a history of viral infection - developed persistent fever, fatigue, bone marrow abnormalities, and irreversible multiorgan failure...
December 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344070/diffuse-colour-discrimination-as-marker-of-afferent-visual-system-dysfunction-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Lindsay Boven, Qin Li Jiang, Heather E Moss
Abnormalities of the inner and intermediate retinal structures in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been described using optical coherence tomography and histopathology. Colour vision is a potential marker of these structural changes. The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that colour vision impairment is associated with ALS. Monocular (right eye) colour vision was assessed in subjects with definite or probable ALS (n = 25, aged 50-80 years) and control (n = 21, aged 46-89 years) subjects with corrected near visual acuity of at least 20/40 using the L'Anthony D15 color test (desaturated), scored by c-index, a measure of diffuse colour discrimination...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344068/clinical-versus-evidence-based-rehabilitation-options-for-post-stroke-visual-impairment
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K L Hanna, F J Rowe
The aim of this study was to identify which treatments for post-stroke visual impairment have a supportive evidence base, and which are being used in practice without supportive evidence. A systematic review of the literature reporting on the available treatment options was compared against the visual treatments used in the Vision In Stroke (VIS) study. Treatments were identified for visual field, visual neglect, visual perception and ocular motility disorders. Visual scanning therapies for hemianopia and neglect have an established evidence base...
December 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344061/subacute-acrylamide-intoxication-with-severe-visual-disturbance-a-case-report
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Takashi Kageyama, Shuji Hashimoto, Toshihiko Suenaga
A 35-year-old man was admitted due to somnolence and progressive sensory-motor polyneuropathy, followed by severe visual impairment in both eyes after direct skin exposure to an acrylamide monomer solution. The results of an ophthalmological examination including central critical flicker fusion frequency and the decreased amplitude of action potentials observed in the visual evoked potential studies suggested that acrylamide intoxication resulted in neuronal degeneration in the optic pathways. Additional attention should be directed to the potential effect of acrylamide on the human visual system...
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343840/vision-status-in-older-adults-the-brazilian-amazon-region-eye-survey
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Solange R Salomão, Adriana Berezovsky, João M Furtado, Arthur G Fernandes, Sergio Muñoz, Nívea N Cavascan, Marcela C Cypel, Cristina C Cunha, Galton C Vasconcelos, Márcia R K H Mitsuhiro, Paula Y Sacai, Mauro Campos, Paulo H A Morales, Marcos J Cohen, Jacob M Cohen, Sung E S Watanabe, Rubens Belfort
Older adults living in remote areas with limited access to health services are at higher risk to develop visual impairment and blindness. We conducted a population-based survey to determine the vision status in subjects 45 years of age and older from urban and rural areas of Parintins city, Brazilian Amazon Region. Participants underwent ophthalmic examination, including uncorrected (UCVA), presenting (PVA) and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA). Vision status was described as lines of visual acuity (VA) impairment and lines of VA improvement from UCVA to BCVA and from PVA to BCVA in the better-seeing eye...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343804/compound-heterozygous-spata5-variants-in-four-families-and-functional-studies-of-spata5-deficiency
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Sanna Puusepp, Reka Kovacs-Nagy, Bader Alhaddad, Matthias Braunisch, Georg F Hoffmann, Urania Kotzaeridou, Lucia Lichvarova, Mailis Liiv, Christine Makowski, Merle Mandel, Thomas Meitinger, Sander Pajusalu, Richard J Rodenburg, Dzhamilja Safiulina, Tim M Strom, Inga Talvik, Annika Vaarmann, Callum Wilson, Allen Kaasik, Tobias B Haack, Katrin Õunap
Variants in the SPATA5 gene were recently described in a cohort of patients with global developmental delay, sensorineural hearing loss, seizures, cortical visual impairment and microcephaly. SPATA5 protein localizes predominantly in the mitochondria and is proposed to be involved in mitochondrial function and brain developmental processes. However no functional studies have been performed. This study describes five patients with psychomotor developmental delay, microcephaly, epilepsy and hearing impairment, who were thought clinically to have a mitochondrial disease with subsequent whole-exome sequencing analysis detecting compound heterozygous variants in the SPATA5 gene...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342192/white-matter-tract-specific-quantitative-analysis-in-multiple-sclerosis-comparison-of-optic-radiation-reconstruction-techniques
#15
Chenyu Wang, Alexander Klistorner, Linda Ly, Michael H Barnett
The posterior visual pathway is commonly affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology that results in measurable clinical and electrophysiological impairment. Due to its highly structured retinotopic mapping, the visual pathway represents an ideal substrate for investigating patho-mechanisms in MS. Therefore, a reliable and robust imaging segmentation method for in-vivo delineation of the optic radiations (OR) is needed. However, diffusion-based tractography approaches, which are typically used for OR segmentation are confounded by the presence of focal white matter lesions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341857/development-of-visibility-forecasting-modelling-framework-for-the-lower-fraser-valley-of-british-columbia-using-canada-s-regional-air-quality-deterministic-prediction-system
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Rita So, Andrew Teakles, Jonathan Baik, Roxanne Vingarzan, Keith Jones
Visibility degradation, one of the most noticeable indicators of poor air quality, can occur despite relatively low levels of particulate matter when the risk to human health is low. The availability of timely and reliable visibility forecasts can provide a more comprehensive understanding of the anticipated air quality conditions to better inform local jurisdictions and the public. This paper describes the development of a visibility forecasting modelling framework, which leverages the existing air quality and meteorological forecasts from Canada's operational Regional Air Quality Deterministic Prediction System (RAQDPS) for the Lower Fraser Valley of British Columbia...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341797/visual-dependence-affects-postural-sway-responses-to-continuous-visual-field-motion-in-individuals-with-cerebral-palsy
#17
Yawen Yu, Richard T Lauer, Carole A Tucker, Elizabeth D Thompson, Emily A Keshner
The current study aimed to explore the impact of visual dependence on sensorimotor coupling of postural sway and visual motion in adults and teens with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). We hypothesized that individuals with CP would exhibit greater magnitudes of sway than healthy individuals, and the presence of visual dependence (VD) would produce instability in the direction of visual motion. Participants stood in a virtual environment in which the visual scene remained static or continuously rotated 30 degree/second in pitch-up or pitch-down...
January 17, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340643/association-of-low-luminance-questionnaire-with-objective-functional-measures-in-early-and-intermediate-age-related-macular-degeneration
#18
Atalie C Thompson, Ulrich F O Luhmann, Sandra S Stinnett, Lejla Vajzovic, Anupama Horne, Cynthia A Toth, Scott W Cousins, Eleonora M Lad
Purpose: To determine whether Low Luminance Questionnaire (LLQ) scores are associated with objective measures of visual function in early and intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Methods: Cross-sectional study of subjects with early AMD Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) stage 2, N = 33), intermediate AMD (AREDS stage 3, N = 47), and age-matched healthy controls (N = 21). Subjects were interviewed with the LLQ. Psychophysical tests performed included best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), mesopic microperimetry, dark adaptometry (DA), low luminance visual acuity (LLVA), and cone contrast test (CCT)...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340641/effects-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-on-driving-performance
#19
Joanne M Wood, Alex A Black, Kerry Mallon, Anthony S Kwan, Cynthia Owsley
Purpose: To explore differences in driving performance of older adults with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and age-matched controls, and to identify the visual determinants of driving performance in this population. Methods: Participants included 33 older drivers with AMD (mean age [M] = 76.6 ± 6.1 years; better eye Age-Related Eye Disease Study grades: early [61%] and intermediate [39%]) and 50 age-matched controls (M = 74.6 ± 5.0 years). Visual tests included visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, visual fields, and motion sensitivity...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340521/organic-solvent-exposure-and-contrast-sensitivity-comparing-men-and-women
#20
A R Oliveira, A A Campos Neto, M J O de Andrade, P C B de Medeiros, N A Dos Santos
The goal of this study was to compare the visual contrast sensitivity (CS) of men and women exposed and not exposed to organic solvents. Forty-six volunteers of both genders aged between 18 and 41 years (mean±SD=27.72±6.28) participated. Gas station attendants were exposed to gas containing 46.30 ppm of solvents at a temperature of 304±274.39 K, humidity of 62.25±7.59% and ventilation of 0.69±0.46 m/s (a passive gas chromatography-based sampling method was used considering the microclimate variables). Visual CS was measured via the psychophysical method of two-alternative forced choice using vertical sinusoidal gratings with spatial frequencies of 0...
January 11, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
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