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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332249/correlation-of-flow-density-as-measured-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-with-structural-and-functional-parameters-in-glaucoma-patients
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Maged Alnawaiseh, Larissa Lahme, Viktoria Müller, André Rosentreter, Nicole Eter
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between flow density, as measured by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA), and structural and functional parameters in patients with open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: Thirty-four eyes of 34 patients with open-angle glaucoma and 35 eyes of 35 healthy subjects were prospectively included in this study. OCTA was performed using RTVue XR Avanti with AngioVue. The macula was imaged with a 3 × 3 mm scan and the optic nerve head (ONH) with a 4...
January 13, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332121/pattern-onset-ergs-and-veps-produced-by-patterns-arising-from-light-increment-and-decrement
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Dennis M Fritsch, Jane C Sowden, Dorothy A Thompson
Purpose: Our aim was to elaborate how on and off signals contribute to pattern ERGs and pattern visual evoked potentials (VEPs) by using pedestal patterns arising from incremental and decremental onset stimulation. Methods: Pattern onset/offset ERGs and VEPs were produced by black and white checks of 60' side length and 88% spatial contrast appearing in a 16° field for 200 ms from white (110 cd/m2), black (7 cd/m2), and gray (48 cd/m2) backgrounds and disappeared for 1000 ms...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332093/structure-function-correlation-in-hemianopic-vision-loss-in-children-aged-3-6-years-using-oct-and-svop-and-comparison-with-adult-eyes
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Wadim Bowl, Robert Knobloch, Silke Schweinfurth, Kerstin Holve, Knut Stieger, Birgit Lorenz
PURPOSE: To correlate visual field assessment with saccadic vector optokinetic perimetry (SVOP) in children with ganglion cell loss due to anterior pathway pathologies resulting in hemianopic visual field defects measured with optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS: 5 young (aged 3-6 years) and 5 adult patients with hemianopia, 10 healthy preschoolers (mean age 4.4 years), and 10 healthy adults (mean age 25.3 years) were tested with SVOP and OCT (focusing on the ganglion cell layer, GCL+)...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331951/sita-standard-perimetry-has-better-performance-than-fdt2-matrix-perimetry-for-detecting-glaucomatous-progression
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Michael Wall, Chris A Johnson, K D Zamba
PURPOSE: The Humphrey Matrix (FDT2) may be more sensitive in detecting glaucomatous visual field loss than SITA standard automated perimetry (SAP) performed on the Humphrey Field Analyzer (HFA). Therefore, FDT may be a good candidate to determine disease progression in patients with glaucoma. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that automated perimetry using the FDT2 would be equal to, or more effective than, HFA SITA-Standard, in identifying glaucomatous progression. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients with glaucoma were tested twice at baseline and every 6 months for 4 years with HFA SITA-Standard and FDT2...
January 13, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331693/disease-management-apps-and-technical-assistance-systems-for-bipolar-disorder-investigating-the-patients%C3%A2-point-of-view
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Henning Daus, Natalia Kislicyn, Stephan Heuer, Matthias Backenstrass
BACKGROUND: Smartphone-based disease management has become increasingly interesting for research in the field of bipolar disorders. This article investigates the attitudes of persons affected by this disorder towards the appropriation of mobile apps or assistance systems for the management of their disease. METHODS: We conducted two separate studies. Study 1 was an online survey with 88 participants. In study 2 we consulted 15 participants during a semi-structured interview...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331685/nucleic-adaptability-of-heterokaryons-to-fungicides-in-a-multinucleate-fungus-sclerotinia-homoeocarpa
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Dylan Kessler, Hyunkyu Sang, Amanda Bousquet, Jonathan P Hulvey, Dawlyn Garcia, Siyeon Rhee, Yoichiro Hoshino, Toshihiko Yamada, Geunhwa Jung
Sclerotinia homoeocarpa is the causal organism of dollar spot in turfgrasses and is a multinucleate fungus with a history of resistance to multiple fungicide classes. Heterokaryosis gives rise to the coexistence of genetically distinct nuclei within a cell, which contributes to genotypic and phenotypic plasticity in multinucleate fungi. We demonstrate that field isolates, resistant to either a demethylation inhibitor or methyl benzimidazole carbamate fungicide, can form heterokaryons with resistance to each fungicide and adaptability to serial combinations of different fungicide concentrations...
January 10, 2018: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331450/mapping-stimulus-feature-selectivity-in-macaque-v1-by-two-photon-ca2-imaging-encoding-model-analysis-of-fluorescence-responses-to-natural-movies
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REVIEW
Koji Ikezoe, Mahya Amano, Shinji Nishimoto, Ichiro Fujita
In vivo calcium (Ca2+) imaging using two-photon microscopy allows activity to be monitored simultaneously from hundreds of individual neurons within a local population. While this allows us to gain important insights into how cortical neurons represent sensory information, factors such as photo-bleaching of the Ca2+ indicator limit imaging duration (and thus the numbers of stimuli that can be tested), which in turn hampers the full characterization of neuronal response properties. Here, we demonstrate that using an encoding model combined with presentation of natural movies results in detailed characterization of receptive field (RF) properties despite the relatively short time for data collection...
January 10, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330602/ecosystem-carbon-emissions-from-2015-forest-fires-in-interior-alaska
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Christopher Potter
BACKGROUND: In the summer of 2015, hundreds of wildfires burned across the state of Alaska, and consumed more than 1.6 million ha of boreal forest and wetlands in the Yukon-Koyukuk region. Mapping of 113 large wildfires using Landsat satellite images from before and after 2015 indicated that nearly 60% of this area was burned at moderate-to-high severity levels. Field measurements near the town of Tanana on the Yukon River were carried out in July of 2017 in both unburned and 2015 burned forested areas (nearly adjacent to one-another) to visually verify locations of different Landsat burn severity classes (low, moderate, or high; LBS, MBS, HBS)...
January 8, 2018: Carbon Balance and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330457/spatially-selective-responses-to-kanizsa-and-occlusion-stimuli-in-human-visual-cortex
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Benjamin de Haas, Dietrich Samuel Schwarzkopf
Early visual cortex responds to illusory contours in which abutting lines or collinear edges imply the presence of an occluding surface, as well as to occluded parts of an object. Here we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and population receptive field (pRF) analysis to map retinotopic responses in early visual cortex using bar stimuli defined by illusory contours, occluded parts of a bar, or subtle luminance contrast. All conditions produced retinotopic responses in early visual field maps even though signal-to-noise ratios were very low...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330448/visual-field-loss-and-vision-related-quality-of-life-in-the-italian-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-study
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Eliana Rulli, Luciano Quaranta, Ivano Riva, Davide Poli, Lital Hollander, Fabio Galli, Andreas Katsanos, Francesco Oddone, Valter Torri, Robert N Weinreb
The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between visual field (VF) loss, vision-related quality of life (QoL) and glaucoma-related symptoms in a large cohort of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) patients. POAG patients with or without VF defects or "glaucoma suspect" patients were considered eligible. QoL was assessed using the validated versions of the 25-item National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI-VFQ-25) and glaucoma-related symptoms were assessed using the Glaucoma Symptom Scale (GSS)...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329947/-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-and-pseudoexfoliation-glaucoma
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REVIEW
C Schweitzer
Pseudoexfoliation syndrome is an age-related systemic disease that mainly affects the anterior structures of the eye. Despite a worldwide distribution, reported incidence and prevalence of this syndrome vary widely between ethnicities and geographical areas. The exfoliative material is composed mainly of abnormal cross-linked fibrils that accumulate progressively in some organs such as the heart, blood vessels, lungs or meninges, and particularly in the anterior structures of the eye. The exact pathophysiological process still remains unclear but the association of genetic and environmental factors are thought to play a role in the development and progressive extracellular accumulation of exfoliative material...
January 9, 2018: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329666/advances-in-self-healing-materials-based-on-vascular-networks-with-mechanical-self-repair-characteristics
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REVIEW
Min Wook Lee, Seongpil An, Sam S Yoon, Alexander L Yarin
Here, we review the state-of-the-art in the field of engineered self-healing materials. These materials mimic the functionalities of various natural materials found in the human body (e.g., the healing of skin and bones by the vascular system). The fabrication methods used to produce these "vascular-system-like" engineered self-healing materials, such as electrospinning (including co-electrospinning and emulsion spinning) and solution blowing (including coaxial solution blowing and emulsion blowing) are discussed in detail...
December 24, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329375/heterogeneous-redistribution-of-facial-subcategory-information-within-and-outside-the-face-selective-domain-in-primate-inferior-temporal-cortex
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Naohisa Miyakawa, Kei Majima, Hirohito Sawahata, Keisuke Kawasaki, Takeshi Matsuo, Naoki Kotake, Takafumi Suzuki, Yukiyasu Kamitani, Isao Hasegawa
The inferior temporal cortex (ITC) contains neurons selective to multiple levels of visual categories. However, the mechanisms by which these neurons collectively construct hierarchical category percepts remain unclear. By comparing decoding accuracy with simultaneously acquired electrocorticogram (ECoG), local field potentials (LFPs), and multi-unit activity in the macaque ITC, we show that low-frequency LFPs/ECoG in the early evoked visual response phase contain sufficient coarse category (e.g., face) information, which is homogeneous and enhanced by spatial summation of up to several millimeters...
January 10, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329138/relationship-of-macular-thickness-and-function-to-optical-microangiography-measurements-in-glaucoma
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Harsha L Rao, Mohammed Riyazuddin, Srilakshmi Dasari, Narendra K Puttaiah, Zia S Pradhan, Robert N Weinreb, Kaweh Mansouri, Carroll A B Webers
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between macular optical microangiography (OMAG), ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer (GCIPL) thickness and visual sensitivity measurements of different macular sectors in primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 39 eyes of 26 POAG patients underwent OCT imaging and 10-2 visual field examination of the macula in the same session. Linear regression models were used to evaluate the relationships between OMAG, GCIPL thickness and visual sensitivity measurements in different macular sectors...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328152/single-shot-dual-mode-water-immersion-microscopy-platform-for-biological-applications
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José Ángel Picazo-Bueno, Dan Cojoc, Federico Iseppon, Vincent Torre, Vicente Micó
A single-shot water-immersion digital holographic microscope combined with broadband (white light) illumination mode is presented. This double imaging platform allows conventional incoherent visualization with phase holographic imaging of inspected samples. The holographic architecture is implemented at the image space (that is, after passing the microscope lens), thus reducing the sensitivity of the system to vibrations and/or thermal changes in comparison to regular interferometers. Because of the off-axis holographic recording principle, quantitative phase images of live biosamples can be recorded in a single camera snapshot at full-field geometry without any moving parts...
January 1, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327998/a-novel-scale-for-describing-visual-outcomes-in-patients-following-resection-of-lesions-affecting-the-optic-apparatus-the-unified-visual-function-scale
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Serge Makarenko, Vincent Ye, Peter A Gooderham, Ryojo Akagami
OBJECTIVE Historically, descriptions of visual acuity and visual field change following intracranial procedures have been very rudimentary. Clinicians and researchers have often used basic descriptions, such as "improved," "worsened," and "unchanged," to describe outcomes following resections of tumors affecting the optic apparatus. These descriptors are vague, difficult to quantify, and challenging to apply in a clinical perspective. Several groups have attempted to combine visual acuity and visual fields into a single assessment score, but these are not user-friendly...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327431/enhanced-bone-regeneration-and-visual-monitoring-via-super-paramagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticle-scaffold-in-rats
#17
Shuying Hu, Yi Zhou, Yantao Zhao, Yang Xu, Feimin Zhang, Ning Gu, Junqing Ma, Mark A Reynolds, Yang Xia, Hockin H K Xu
A main challenge for use of scaffolds in bone engineering involves non-invasive monitoring in vivo and enhanced bone regeneration. The tissue-repair effect of super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) was demonstrated previously by our group. However, testing in vivo is needed to confirm in vitro results. Here, SPIONs loaded gelatin sponge (GS) was used as a scaffold (SPIONs-GS) and implanted in the incisor sockets of Sprague-Dawley rats. Incisor sockets filled with nothing and filled with GS served as controls...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325855/gating-of-long-term-potentiation-ltp-in-the-thalamocortical-auditory-system-of-rats-by-serotonergic-5-ht-receptors
#18
Karen K Y Lee, Chloe N Soutar, Hans C Dringenberg
The neuromodulator serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) plays an important role in controlling the induction threshold and maintenance of long-term potentiation (LTP) in the visual cortex and hippocampus of rodents. Serotonergic fibers also innervate the rodent primary auditory cortex (A1), but the regulation of A1 plasticity by 5-HT receptors (5-HTRs) is largely uncharted. Thus, we examined the role of several, predominant 5-HT receptor classes (5-HT1ARs, 5-HT2Rs, and 5-HT3Rs) in gating in vivo LTP induction at A1 synapses of adult, urethane-anesthetized rats...
January 8, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325490/allocating-less-attention-to-central-vision-during-vection-is-correlated-with-less-motion-sickness
#19
Yue Wei, Jiayue Zheng, Richard H Y So
Visually induced motion sickness (VIMS) is a common discomfort response associated with vection-provoking stimuli. It is suggested that VIMS susceptibility depends on the ability to regulate visual performance during vection. To test this, in total 29 participants, with VIMS susceptibility assessed by Motion Sickness Susceptibility Questionnaire, were recruited in three successive experiments to perform sustained attention to response tests (SARTs) while watching dot pattern stimuli known to provoke roll-vection...
January 11, 2018: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325186/qualitative-and-quantitative-radiological-measures-of-fracture-healing
#20
John R Field, Greg R Ruthenbeck
The formulation of appropriate postoperative strategies, following fracture repair, currently involves an understanding of radiological and clinical outcome measures. This study has evaluated several modalities used to assess the progression of bone healing in a sheep tibial segmental defect model. Measures of defect optical density and volumetric data including bone density (BD), bone volume (BV) and bone mass (BM) were compared with qualitative data involving visual appraisal of radiographs [% bridging callus and modified radiographic union score tibia (mRUST)] and a clinical outcome measure (locomotory function)...
January 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
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