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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913447/comparison-of-oct-angiography-and-indocyanine-green-angiographic-findings-with-subtypes-of-polypoidal-choroidal-vasculopathy
#1
Koji Tanaka, Ryusaburo Mori, Akiyuki Kawamura, Hiroyuki Nakashizuka, Yu Wakatsuki, Mitsuko Yuzawa
PURPOSE: To compare the findings of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) with indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) in polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) that was divided into two types: polypoidal choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) and typical PCV (type 2 PCV). METHODS: We studied a retrospective case series of 32 patients with treatment-naïve PCV (24 men, eight women; mean age 65.4 years). PCV was categorised into polypoidal CNV (type 1 PCV) and type 2 PCV based on ICGA findings...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913440/optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography-of-choroidal-neovascularization-ill-defined-with-fluorescein-angiography
#2
Mehrdad Malihi, Yali Jia, Simon S Gao, Christina Flaxel, Andreas K Lauer, Thomas Hwang, David J Wilson, David Huang, Steven T Bailey
PURPOSE: To evaluate the morphological structure of ill-defined choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) with traditional fluorescein angiography (FA) compared with optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA). METHODS: A retrospective case series study of 11 eyes with ill-defined CNV on FA was performed. Eyes were scanned with commercially available spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) (70 000 A-scans/s). The split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography (SSADA) algorithm was used to distinguish blood flow from static tissue...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911421/-analysis-of-changes-in-central-macular-thickness-based-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-findings-in-retinal-vein-occlusion
#3
M V Budzinskaya, A V Shelankova, M A Mikhailova, A A Plyukhova, N M Nurieva, A V Fomin
AIM: To investigate the relationship between OCT angiography measurements and central fundus changes in patients with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 21 RVO patients aged from 55 to 86 years (69.9±2.28 years), including 8 patients with ischemic central RVO (I-CRVO; 73.6±3.4 years on average) and 13 patients with branch RVO (BRVO; 67.6±3.0 years on average). Of the latter, 8 cases were ischemic (I-BRVO) and 5 non-ischemic (NI-BRVO)...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906811/measurement-of-radial-peripapillary-capillary-density-in-the-normal-human-retina-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#4
Tarannum Mansoori, Jayanthi Sivaswamy, Jahnavi Sai Gamalapati, Satish Gooty Agraharam, Nagalla Balakrishna
AIM: To image the radial peripapillary capillary (RPC) network with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and measure its capillary density (CD) in the normal human retina. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two normal participants underwent OCTA imaging with RTVue XR 100 Avanti OCT. The angioflow enface RPCs network was extracted from OCTA and 8 peripapillary sectors with a sector angle of 45 degrees were selected for quantitative analysis: superior nasal, superior temporal, temporal upper, temporal lower, nasal upper, nasal lower, inferior nasal, and inferior temporal...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899368/diagnostic-ability-of-peripapillary-vessel-density-measurements-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-primary-open-angle-and-angle-closure-glaucoma
#5
Harsha L Rao, Sujatha V Kadambi, Robert N Weinreb, Narendra K Puttaiah, Zia S Pradhan, Dhanaraj A S Rao, Rajesh S Kumar, Carroll A B Webers, Rohit Shetty
AIMS: To evaluate the diagnostic ability of peripapillary vessel density measurements on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG), and to compare these with peripapillary retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness measurements. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 48 eyes of 33 healthy control subjects, 63 eyes of 39 patients with POAG and 49 eyes of 32 patients with PACG underwent OCTA (RTVue-XR, Optovue, Fremont, California, USA) and RNFL imaging with spectral domain OCT...
November 29, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898981/macular-features-in-retinitis-pigmentosa-correlations-among-ganglion-cell-complex-thickness-capillary-density-and-macular-function
#6
Lisa Toto, Enrico Borrelli, Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Alfonso Senatore, Luca Di Antonio, Marta Di Nicola, Paolo Carpineto, Leonardo Mastropasqua
Purpose: To investigate correlations among macular ganglion cell complex (GCC) layer thickness, macular capillary density, and macular function in patients affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Methods: Fourteen patients (28 eyes) with previous diagnosis of RP were enrolled. The diagnosis of these conditions was made based on both clinical features and electrophysiological examination. All patients underwent a complete ophthalmologic examination, including optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG)...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893622/image-quality-and-artifacts-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-comparison-of-pathologic-and-paired-fellow-eyes-in-65-patients-with-unilateral-choroidal-melanoma-treated-with-plaque-radiotherapy
#7
Emil A T Say, Sandor Ferenczy, George N Magrath, Wasim A Samara, Chloe T L Khoo, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: To study image quality and artifacts seen on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: Sixty-five consecutive patients with unilateral posterior uveal melanoma treated with plaque radiotherapy had OCTA during follow-up. Optical coherence tomography angiography was performed on both the affected and fellow eye. Signal strength and frequency of image artifacts on en face images were compared between affected and fellow eyes. RESULTS: A total of 130 eyes in 65 patients were analyzed, the mean age at time of OCTA was 55 years (median: 56, range: 12-81 years), and 39 (39/65, 60%) were female...
November 23, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891250/diabetic-macular-ischemia-diagnosis-comparison-between-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-fluorescein-angiography
#8
Jose Mauricio Botto de Barros Garcia, Talita Toledo Lima, Ricardo Noguera Louzada, Alessandra Thome Rassi, David Leonardo Cruvinel Isaac, Marcos Avila
Purpose. To compare fluorescein angiography (FA) and optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images of foveal avascular zone (FAZ) in patients with diabetic retinopathy (DR) with and without diabetic macular ischemia (DMI). Methods. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to compare area measurements and p values of <0.05 were considered statistically significant. FA and OCTA images were independently graded by 2 observers that reached agreement regarding quantitative DMI according established protocols...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888308/comparative-analysis-of-inlight%C3%A2-labeled-enzymatically-depolymerized-heparin-by-reverse-phase-chromatography-and-high-performance-mass-spectrometry
#9
John B Mangrum, Akul Y Mehta, Alhumaidi B Alabbas, Umesh R Desai, Adam M Hawkridge
Structural characterization of the microheterogeneity of heparin, heparan sulfate, and other glycosaminoglycans is a major analytical challenge. We present the use of a stable isotope-labeled hydrazide tag (INLIGHT™) with high-resolution/accurate mass (HRAM) reverse-phase LC-MS/MS, which was recently introduced for detailed study of N-glycan heterogeneity, to characterize heparinase-digested heparin (digHep) products without the use of semi-volatile ion pairing reagents. Using both full scan LC-MS and data-dependent LC-MS/MS, we identified 116 unique digHep species, a feat possible because of INLIGHT™ labeling...
November 25, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887743/quantification-of-diabetic-macular-ischemia-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-its-relationship-with-visual%C3%A2-acuity
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Wasim A Samara, Abtin Shahlaee, Murtaza K Adam, M Ali Khan, Allen Chiang, Joseph I Maguire, Jason Hsu, Allen C Ho
PURPOSE: To quantify foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area and macular vascular density objectively using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and to examine correlations with visual acuity in eyes with diabetic retinopathy (DR) in the absence of diabetic macular edema. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-four eyes from 55 patients with DR and 34 control eyes from 27 age-matched healthy participants...
November 22, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886538/study-of-the-presence-of-pcdds-pcdfs-on-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticles
#11
Blanca Calderon, Lisa Lundin, Ignacio Aracil, Andres Fullana
Studies show that nanoscale zero-valent iron (nZVI) particles enhance the formation of chlorinated compounds such as polychlorinated dioxins and furans (PCDD/Fs) during thermal processes. However, it is unclear whether nZVI acts as a catalyst for the formation of these compounds or contains impurities, such as PCDD/Fs, within its structure. We analyzed the presence of PCDD/Fs in nZVI particles synthesized through various production methods to elucidate this uncertainty. None of the 2,3,7,8-substituted congeners were found in the commercially-produced nZVI, but they were present in the laboratory-synthesized nZVI produced through the borohydride method, particularly in particles synthesized from iron (III) chloride rather than from iron sulfate...
November 22, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880741/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-chorioretinal-lesions-due-to-idiopathic-multifocal-choroiditis
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Sarwar Zahid, Kevin C Chen, Jesse J Jung, Chandrakumar Balaratnasingam, Quraish Ghadiali, John Sorenson, Soraya Rofagha, K Bailey Freund, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the spectrum of macular chorioretinal lesions occurring in idiopathic multifocal choroiditis using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to evaluate those showing neovascular flow. METHODS: This was a descriptive, retrospective study of 18 eyes of 14 patients with multifocal choroiditis. Macular lesions were characterized as subretinal pigment epithelium, subretinal, or mixed and evaluated during active and presumed inactive states of multifocal choroiditis...
October 31, 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867702/evaluation-of-artifact-reduction-in-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-with-real-time-tracking-and-motion-correction-technology
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Acner Camino, Miao Zhang, Simon S Gao, Thomas S Hwang, Utkarsh Sharma, David J Wilson, David Huang, Yali Jia
Artifacts introduced by eye motion in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) affect the interpretation of images and the quantification of parameters with clinical value. Eradication of such artifacts in OCTA remains a technical challenge. We developed an algorithm that recognizes five different types of motion artifacts and used it to evaluate the performance of three motion removal technologies. On en face maximum projection of flow images, the summed flow signal in each row and column and the correlation between neighboring rows and columns were calculated...
October 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865700/adhesion-ability-of-angiotensin-ii-with-model-membranes
#14
Julia Preu, Louis Tiefenauer, Thomas Gutberlet
The octa-peptide angiotensin II (Ang II, (H2NAspArgValTyrIleHisProPheCOOH)) is one of the key player on blood pressure regulation in mammals. Predominantly binding to the Angiotensin type 1 and 2 receptors, the hormone is one of several peptide ligands binding to G protein coupled receptors (GPCR). The active hormone derives from a high molecular weight precursor sequentially cleaved by the proteases renin and the angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). The chemical nature of the amino acid sequence has an impact on the behavior in the proximity of membranes, demonstrated using different membrane model systems and biophysical methods...
November 17, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862456/heat-resistant-mechanoluminescent-chromism-of-the-hybrid-molecule-based-on-boron-ketoiminate-modified-octa-substituted-polyhedral-oligomeric-silsesquioxane
#15
Kazumasa Suenaga, Kazuo Tanaka, Yoshiki Chujo
This manuscript reports the rational design and development of the heat-resistant mechanoluminescent chromic (MLC) molecule based on a photoluminescent organoboron dye and an organic-inorganic hybrid molecular scaffold. Luminescent organoboron complexes were introduced into polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) at each vertex via the rigid linker structure not only for suppressing molecular interaction which induces concentration quenching but also for obtaining high molecular symmetry which would be favorable to enhance heat resistance...
November 14, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858705/epitope-analysis-of-japanese-cedar-pollen-allergen-cry-j2-with-a-human-igm-class-monoclonal-antibody-404-117
#16
Seiya Chiba, Haruka Yokoyama, Ayane Kumazawa, Michie Shimmoto, Yasunori Naganawa, Hiroshi Shinmoto
Japanese cedar pollen allergen Cry j2 is a causal allergen of seasonal pollinosis in Japan. To analyze B cell epitopes of Cry j2, we established two human-mouse hybridomas secreting IgM class human monoclonal antibodies to Cry j2. A pin-peptide enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with synthesized icosa peptides showed that 404-117 monoclonal antibody bound to peptides #11-13 with cry j2 amino acid sequence of 101F-L140. Detailed analysis with octa peptides and alanine substituted peptides indicated that an amino acid sequence of 118FKVD121 was an essential for antibody binding...
November 4, 2016: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856029/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-characteristics-of-iris-melanocytic-tumors
#17
Alison H Skalet, Yan Li, Chen D Lu, Yali Jia, ByungKun Lee, Lennart Husvogt, Andreas Maier, James G Fujimoto, Charles R Thomas, David Huang
PURPOSE: To evaluate tumor vasculature with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in malignant iris melanomas and benign iris lesions. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational clinical study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with iris lesions and healthy volunteers. METHODS: Eyes were imaged using OCTA systems operating at 1050- and 840-nm wavelengths. Three-dimensional OCTA scans were acquired. Iris melanoma patients treated with radiation therapy were imaged again after I-125 plaque brachytherapy at 6 and 18 months...
November 14, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852583/retinal-vessel-calibre-measurements-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#18
Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Mayss Al-Sheikh, Fatemeh Darvizeh, Alfredo A Sadun, Srinivas R Sadda
PURPOSE: To compare the vessel calibre measurements between optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and colour fundus photography. METHODS: In this retrospective comparative study, OCTA and colour fundus images of healthy eyes and eyes with optic atrophy were evaluated. The colour fundus image was registered manually using Image J software to the OCTA image of the optic disc. Two independent graders measured the vessel calibre of the widest vein and artery in each peripapillary quadrant on a 3...
November 16, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851091/1455-visualization-of-3d-microcirculation-of-rodents-retinas-for-studies-of-critical-illness-using-octa
#19
Jang Ryul Park, Yongjoo Kim, Taejin Park, Min Ji Lee, Jae Hyuk Lee, You Hwan Jo, Kyuseok Kim, Wang-Yuhl Oh
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December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849312/oct-angiography-of-the-peripapillary-retina-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma
#20
Eun Ji Lee, Kyoung Min Lee, Seung Hyen Lee, Tae-Woo Kim
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the topographic relationship between the decreased parapapillary retinal microvasculature as assessed by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) defect in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and a localized RNFL defect. Methods: The peripapillary retinal circulation was evaluated using the OCTA centered on the optic nerve head in 98 POAG eyes having a localized RNFL defect and 45 healthy control eyes...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
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