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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601250/efficacy-safety-and-risk-factors-for-failure-of-standalone-ab-interno-gelatin-microstent-implantation-versus-standalone-trabeculectomy
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Matthew B Schlenker, Husayn Gulamhusein, Ina Conrad-Hengerer, Alix Somers, Markus Lenzhofer, Ingeborg Stalmans, Herbert Reitsamer, Fritz H Hengerer, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and risk factors for failure of standalone ab interno gelatin microstent implantation with mitomycin C (MMC) versus trabeculectomy with MMC. DESIGN: International, multicenter, retrospective interventional cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred fifty-four eyes of 293 patients (185 microstent and 169 trabeculectomy) with no prior incisional surgery. METHODS: Consecutive eyes with uncontrolled glaucoma underwent microstent or trabeculectomy surgery from January 1, 2011 through July 31, 2015 at 4 academic ophthalmology centers: Toronto, Canada; Frankfurt, Germany; Salzburg, Austria; and Leuven, Belgium...
June 7, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598959/microinvasive-glaucoma-stent-migs-surgery-with-concomitant-phakoemulsification-cataract-extraction-outcomes-and-the-learning-curve
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Toby S Al-Mugheiry, Heidi Cate, Allan Clark, David C Broadway
PURPOSE: To evaluate learning effects with respect to outcomes of a microinvasive glaucoma stent (MIGS) inserted during cataract surgery in glaucoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single surgeon, observational cohort study of 25 consecutive Ivantis Hydrus microstent insertions, with a minimum follow-up of 12 months. A learning curve analysis was performed by assessing hypotensive effect, adverse effects, and surgical procedure duration, with respect to consecutive case number...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547185/prognostic-value-of-eeg-microstates-in-acute-stroke
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Filippo Zappasodi, Pierpaolo Croce, Alessandro Giordani, Giovanni Assenza, Nadia M Giannantoni, Paolo Profice, Giuseppe Granata, Paolo M Rossini, Franca Tecchio
Given the importance of neuronal plasticity in recovery from a stroke and the huge variability of recovery abilities in patients, we investigated neuronal activity in the acute phase to enhance information about the prognosis of recovery in the stabilized phase. We investigated the microstates in 47 patients who suffered a first-ever mono-lesional ischemic stroke in the middle cerebral artery territory and in 20 healthy control volunteers. Electroencephalographic (EEG) activity at rest with eyes closed was acquired between 2 and 10 days (T0) after ischemic attack...
May 25, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528447/a-single-bout-of-endurance-exercise-modulates-eeg-microstates-temporal-features
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Jérôme N Spring, Miralena I Tomescu, Jérôme Barral
Electrical neuroimaging is a promising method to explore the spontaneous brain function after physical exercise. The present study aims to investigate the effect of acute physical exercise on the temporal dynamic of the resting brain activity captured by the four conventional map topographies (microstates) described in the literature, and to associate these brain changes with the post-exercise neuromuscular function. Twenty endurance-trained subjects performed a 30-min biking task at 60% of their maximal aerobic power followed by a 10 km all-out time trial...
May 20, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493012/eeg-microstate-correlates-of-fluid-intelligence-and-response-to-cognitive-training
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Emiliano Santarnecchi, Arjun R Khanna, Christian S Musaeus, Christopher S Y Benwell, Paula Davila, Faranak Farzan, Santosh Matham, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Mouhsin M Shafi
The neurobiological correlates of human fluid intelligence (Gf) remain elusive. Here, we demonstrate that spatiotemporal dynamics of EEG activity correlate with baseline measures of Gf and with its modulation by cognitive training. EEG dynamics were assessed in 74 healthy participants by examination of fast-changing, recurring, topographically-defined electric patterns termed "microstates", which characterize the electrophysiological activity of distributed cortical networks. We find that the frequency of appearance of specific brain topographies, spatially associated with visual (microstate B) and executive control (microstate C) networks, respectively, is inversely related to Gf scores...
May 10, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489401/molecular-dynamics-markov-state-model-of-protein-ligand-binding-and-allostery-in-crib-pdz-conformational-selection-and-induced-fit
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Kelly M Thayer, Bharat Lakhani, David L Beveridge
Conformational selection and induced fit are well-known contributors to ligand binding and allosteric effects in proteins. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations now enable the theoretical study of protein-ligand binding in terms of ensembles of interconverting microstates and the population shifts characteristic of "dynamical allostery." Here we investigate protein-ligand binding and allostery based on a Markov state model (MSM) with states and rates obtained from all-atom MD simulations. As an exemplary case, we consider the single domain protein par-6 PDZ with and without ligand and allosteric effector...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451913/eeg-microstates-during-different-phases-of-transcendental-meditation-practice
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Pascal L Faber, Frederick Travis, Patricia Milz, Niyazi Parim
Two phases of Transcendental Meditation (TM)-transcending and undirected mentation-were compared to each other and to task-free resting using multichannel EEG recorded from 20 TM practitioners. An EEG microstate analysis identified four classes of microstates which were labeled A, B, C and D, based on their similarity to previously published classes. For each class of microstates, mean duration, coverage and occurrence were computed. Resting and transcending differed from undirected mentation with decreased prominence of Class A and increased prominence of Class D microstates...
April 27, 2017: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442693/ab-interno-schlemm-s-canal-surgery
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Brian A Francis, Handan Akil, Benjamin B Bert
In primary open-angle glaucoma, the site of greatest resistance to aqueous outflow is thought to be the trabecular meshwork (TM) and inner wall of Schlemm's canal. Augmentation of the conventional (trabecular) outflow pathway can facilitate physiologic outflow and subsequently lower intraocular pressure. The most recent approach to enhancing the conventional outflow pathway is via an internal approach to the TM and Schlemm's canal. Ab interno Schlemm's canal surgery includes 4 novel surgical approaches: (1) removal of the TM and inner wall of Schlemm's canal by an internal approach (ab interno trabeculectomy), (2) implantation of a microstent to bypass the TM, (3) disruption of the TM and inner wall of Schlemm's canal via an internal approach (ab interno trabeculotomy), and (4) dilation of Schlemm's canal via an internal approach (ab interno canaloplasty)...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431164/low-activity-microstates-during-sleep
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Hiroyuki Miyawaki, Yazan N Billeh, Kamran Diba
Study Objectives: To better understand the distinct activity patterns of the brain during sleep, we observed and investigated periods of diminished oscillatory and population spiking activity lasting for seconds during non-rapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep, which we call "LOW" activity sleep. Methods: We analyzed spiking and local field potential (LFP) activity of hippocampal CA1 region alongside neocortical electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG) in 19 sessions from four male Long-Evans rats (260-360 g) during natural wake/sleep across the 24-hr cycle as well as data from other brain regions obtained from http://crcns...
June 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415287/effect-of-interstitial-fluid-on-the-fraction-of-flow-microstates-that-precede-clogging-in-granular-hoppers
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Juha Koivisto, Douglas J Durian
We report on the nature of flow events for the gravity-driven discharge of glass beads through a hole that is small enough that the hopper is susceptible to clogging. In particular, we measure the average and standard deviation of the distribution of discharged masses as a function of both hole and grain sizes. We do so in air, which is usual, but also with the system entirely submerged under water. This damps the grain dynamics and could be expected to dramatically affect the distribution of the flow events, which are described in prior work as avalanche-like...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402876/mechanistic-models-fit-to-variable-temperature-calorimetric-data-provide-insights-into-cooperativity
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Elihu C Ihms, Ian R Kleckner, Paul Gollnick, Mark P Foster
Allostery pervades macromolecular function and drives cooperative binding of ligands to macromolecules. To decipher the mechanisms of cooperative ligand binding it is necessary to define at a microscopic level the structural and thermodynamic consequences of binding of each ligand to its allosterically coupled site(s). However, dynamic sampling of alternative conformations (microstates) in allosteric molecules complicates interpretation of both structural and thermodynamic data. Isothermal titration calorimetry has the potential to directly quantify the thermodynamics of allosteric interactions, but usually falls short of enabling mechanistic insight...
April 11, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348884/xen-glaucoma-implant-with-mitomycin-c-1-year-follow-up-result-and-complications
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Ahmed Galal, Alper Bilgic, Rasha Eltanamly, Amr Osman
Purpose. To evaluate gel microstent (XEN, Aquesys, Inc) for treatment of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG). Methods. In this prospective interventional study, 13 eyes with POAG underwent XEN implantation with subconjunctival mitomycin-C. Of those eyes, 3 were pseudophakic and 10 underwent simultaneous phacoemulsification and XEN. Patients had uncontrolled IOP, had intolerance to therapy, or had maximal therapy but undergoing cataract extraction. Follow-up visits included IOP, number of medications, vision, and complications and lasted for 1 year...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269507/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-cfc%C3%AE-states-from-eeg-recordings-during-resting-state-and-mental-arithmetic-tasks
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Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos
The functional brain connectivity has been studied by analyzing synchronization between dynamic oscillations of identical frequency or between different frequencies of distinct brain areas. It has been hypothesized that cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between different frequency bands is the carrier mechanism for the coordination of global and local neural processes and hence supports the distributed information processing in the brain. In the present study, we attempt to study the dynamic evolution of CFC at resting-state and during a mental task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269506/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-from-resting-state-meg-an-application-to-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Marios Antonakakis, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Michalis Zervakis, Andrew C Papanicolaou, George Zouridakis
Recent studies have investigated the possible role of dynamic functional connectivity and the role of cross-frequency coupling (CFC) to provide the substrate for reliable biomarkers of brain disorders. In this study, we analyzed time-varying CFC profiles from resting state Magnetoencephal-ographic recordings of 30 mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) patients and 50 normal controls. Interactions among sensors at specific pairs of frequency bands were computed via estimation of phase-to-amplitude couplings. We then computed time-varying functional connectivity graphs that were described in terms of segregation (local efficiency, LE) and integration (global efficiency, GE) and mapped those graphs to time series of GE/LE estimates...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227759/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-cfc%C3%AE-states-from-eeg-recordings-during-resting-state-and-mental-arithmetic-tasks
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Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Yu Sun, Nitish Thakor, Anastasios Bezerianos
The functional brain connectivity has been studied by analyzing synchronization between dynamic oscillations of identical frequency or between different frequencies of distinct brain areas. It has been hypothesized that cross-frequency coupling (CFC) between different frequency bands is the carrier mechanism for the coordination of global and local neural processes and hence supports the distributed information processing in the brain. In the present study, we attempt to study the dynamic evolution of CFC at resting-state and during a mental task...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227758/mining-cross-frequency-coupling-microstates-from-resting-state-meg-an-application-to-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Marios Antonakakis, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Michalis Zervakis, Andrew C Papanicolaou, George Zouridakis, Marios Antonakakis, Stavros I Dimitriadis, Michalis Zervakis, Andrew C Papanicolaou, George Zouridakis, Michalis Zervakis, Marios Antonakakis, George Zouridakis, Andrew C Papanicolaou, Stavros I Dimitriadis
Recent studies have investigated the possible role of dynamic functional connectivity and the role of cross-frequency coupling (CFC) to provide the substrate for reliable biomarkers of brain disorders. In this study, we analyzed time-varying CFC profiles from resting state Magnetoencephal-ographic recordings of 30 mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) patients and 50 normal controls. Interactions among sensors at specific pairs of frequency bands were computed via estimation of phase-to-amplitude couplings. We then computed time-varying functional connectivity graphs that were described in terms of segregation (local efficiency, LE) and integration (global efficiency, GE) and mapped those graphs to time series of GE/LE estimates...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116239/characterization-of-functional-brain-activity-and-connectivity-using-eeg-and-fmri-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Michelle Case, Huishi Zhang, John Mundahl, Yvonne Datta, Stephen Nelson, Kalpna Gupta, Bin He
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a red blood cell disorder that causes many complications including life-long pain. Treatment of pain remains challenging due to a poor understanding of the mechanisms and limitations to characterize and quantify pain. In the present study, we examined simultaneously recording functional MRI (fMRI) and electroencephalogram (EEG) to better understand neural connectivity as a consequence of chronic pain in SCD patients. We performed independent component analysis and seed-based connectivity on fMRI data...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115636/ensemble-simulations-folding-unfolding-and-misfolding-of-a-high-efficiency-frameshifting-rna-pseudoknot
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Khai K Q Nguyen, Yessica K Gomez, Mona Bakhom, Amethyst Radcliffe, Phuc La, Dakota Rochelle, Ji Won Lee, Eric J Sorin
Massive all-atom molecular dynamics simulations were conducted across a distributed computing network to study the folding, unfolding, misfolding and conformational plasticity of the high-efficiency frameshifting double mutant of the 26 nt potato leaf roll virus RNA pseudoknot. Our robust sampling, which included over 40 starting structures spanning the spectrum from the extended unfolded state to the native fold, yielded nearly 120 μs of cumulative sampling time. Conformational microstate transitions on the 1...
May 5, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071918/stereoelectronic-effect-induced-conductance-switching-in-aromatic-chain-single-molecule-junctions
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Na Xin, Jinying Wang, Chuancheng Jia, Zitong Liu, Xisha Zhang, Chenmin Yu, Mingliang Li, Shuopei Wang, Yao Gong, Hantao Sun, Guanxin Zhang, Zhirong Liu, Guangyu Zhang, Jianhui Liao, Deqing Zhang, Xuefeng Guo
Biphenyl, as the elementary unit of organic functional materials, has been widely used in electronic and optoelectronic devices. However, over decades little has been fundamentally understood regarding how the intramolecular conformation of biphenyl dynamically affects its transport properties at the single-molecule level. Here, we establish the stereoelectronic effect of biphenyl on its electrical conductance based on the platform of graphene-molecule single-molecule junctions, where a specifically designed hexaphenyl aromatic chain molecule is covalently sandwiched between nanogapped graphene point contacts to create stable single-molecule junctions...
January 12, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030720/bleb-morphology-after-needling-with-viscoelastic-of-an-ab-interno-microstent-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
#20
Andrei-Alexandru Szigiato, Matthew Schlenker, Iqbal Ike K Ahmed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
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