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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212983/acircularity-index-and-axis-ratio-of-the-foveal-avascular-zone-in-diabetic-eyes-and-healthy-controls-measured-by-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Brian D Krawitz, Shelley Mo, Lawrence S Geyman, Steven A Agemy, Nicole K Scripsema, Patricia M Garcia, Toco Y P Chui, Richard B Rosen
Given the complexity of the current system used to stage diabetic retinopathy (DR) and the risks and limitations associated with intravenous fluorescein angiography (IVFA), noninvasive quantification of DR severity is desirable. We examined the utility of acircularity index and axis ratio of the foveal avascular zone (FAZ), metrics that can noninvasively quantify the severity of diabetic retinopathy without the need for axial length to correct for individual retinal magnification. A retrospective review was performed of type 2 diabetics and age-matched controls imaged with optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA)...
February 14, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211261/early-microvascular-retinal-changes-in-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#2
Joseph M Simonett, Fabio Scarinci, Fabiana Picconi, Paola Giorno, Daniele De Geronimo, Antonio Di Renzo, Monica Varano, Simona Frontoni, Mariacristina Parravano
PURPOSE: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) can lead to significant vision loss and blindness and has a particularly high prevalence in patients with type 1 diabetes (DM1). In this study, we investigate quantitative differences in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) data between DM1 patients with no or mild signs of retinopathy and non-diabetic subjects. METHODS: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) imaging was performed on DM1 patients with no or mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy and healthy, age-matched controls...
February 16, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207754/ascofuranone-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-response-via-nf-kappab-and-ap-1-p-erk-tnf-%C3%AE-il-6-and-il-1%C3%AE-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
#3
Jun-Young Park, Tae-Wook Chung, Yun-Jeong Jeong, Choong-Hwan Kwak, Sun-Hyung Ha, Kyung-Min Kwon, Fukushi Abekura, Seung-Hak Cho, Young-Choon Lee, Ki-Tae Ha, Junji Magae, Young-Chae Chang, Cheorl-Ho Kim
The natural fungal compound ascofuranone (5-chloro-3-[(2E,6E)-7-[(2S)-5,5-dimethyl-4-oxo-tetrahydrofuran-2-yl]-3-methyl-octa-2,6-dienyl]-2,4-dihydroxy-6-methyl-benzaldehyde, MW 420.93) (AF) isolated from Ascochyta viciae has been known to promote cell cycle arrest and inhibit invasion of tumor cells. We have previously studied a structurally similar compound ascochlorin (ASC; MW 404.93) with regard to its anti-inflammatory activity in LPS- stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. In order to examine the relationship between the anti-inflammatory activities and the molecular differences between AF and ASC, the activity of AF is herein studied, because ASC has a unique trimethyl oxocyclohexyl structure, while AF has a unique dimethyl-oxo-tetrahydrofuran structure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198786/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-adult-onset-foveomacular-vitelliform-dystrophy
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Komal M Joshi, Peter L Nesper, Amani A Fawzi, Rukhsana G Mirza
PURPOSE: To determine the ability of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) to detect choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in the pseudohypopyon stage of adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy. METHODS: Prospective case series of eight consecutive patients with adult-onset foveomacular vitelliform dystrophy with at least one eye in the pseudohypopyon stage (a total of 14 eyes). Patients were assessed with spectral domain OCT, flourescein angiography, and OCTA...
February 14, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198480/di-and-octa-nuclear-dysprosium-clusters-derived-from-pyridyl-triazole-based-ligand-dy2-showing-single-molecule-magnetic-behaviour
#5
Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar, Xiao-Fen Liao, Yan-Cong Chen, Jun-Liang Liu, Ming-Liang Tong
Two dysprosium aggregates, formulated as [Dy2(μ-OH)2(H2bpte)2Cl2(MeOH)2]Cl2 (1), and [Dy8(μ-OH)8(bpte)8]·24H2O (2) (H2bpte = 1,2-bis(3-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl)ethane), were obtained using solvothermal reactions. Upon changing the metal salt and synthetic reaction conditions, an eight-member {Dy8} (2) ring was isolated. Complex 1 is centrosymmetric in which two {Dy2} clusters are connecting to each other through the hydrogen bonding. Complex 2 forms an eight-member Dy(III) ring with an inner diameter of 4...
February 15, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197388/inhibition-of-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-by-emmprin-multiple-antigenic-peptide-map-vaccination-is-mediated-by-immune-modulation
#6
Elina Simanovich, Vera Brod, Maya M Rahat, Ella Drazdov, Miriam Walter, Jivan Shakya, Michal A Rahat
Previously, we have identified a new epitope in EMMPRIN, a multifunctional protein that mediates tumor cell-macrophage interactions and induces both MMP-9 and VEGF. Here, we synthesized this epitope as an octa-branched multiple antigenic peptide (MAP) to vaccinate mice implanted with subcutaneous syngeneic colon (CT26), prostate (TRAMP-C2) or renal (RENCA) cell line carcinomas. Vaccination inhibited, and sometimes regressed, tumor growth in a dose-dependent manner, reaching 94%, 71% and 72% inhibition, respectively, at a 50 μg dose (p < 0...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195622/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-paracentral-acute-middle-maculopathy-associated-with-primary-antiphospholipid-syndrome
#7
Matthew G J Trese, Aristomenis Thanos, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Sandeep Randhawa
The authors present the first case of paracentral acute middle maculopathy as a manifestation of primary antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) with multimodal imaging, including optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). The association between APS and ophthalmic sequela is well-known. Recent advances in multimodal imaging, specifically OCTA, allow for better characterization of the mechanism and extent by which retinal arterial thrombosis can cause vision loss. Using advanced imaging modalities, the authors provide a comprehensive assessment of retinal ischemia, which showed not only localized capillary occlusion, but also ischemia of the deep retinal capillary plexus...
February 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186181/detailed-vascular-anatomy-of-the-human-retina-by-projection-resolved-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#8
J P Campbell, M Zhang, T S Hwang, S T Bailey, D J Wilson, Y Jia, D Huang
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a noninvasive method of 3D imaging of the retinal and choroidal circulations. However, vascular depth discrimination is limited by superficial vessels projecting flow signal artifact onto deeper layers. The projection-resolved (PR) OCTA algorithm improves depth resolution by removing projection artifact while retaining in-situ flow signal from real blood vessels in deeper layers. This novel technology allowed us to study the normal retinal vasculature in vivo with better depth resolution than previously possible...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171871/effect-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-eyes-with-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
#9
Yishuang Xu, Yu Su, Lu Li, Hang Qi, Hongmei Zheng, Changzheng Chen
PURPOSE: To analyze the use of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in order to observe the changes in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CCSC) after half-dose photodynamic therapy (PDT). METHODS: This is a retrospective study evaluating an imaging technique in a cohort of patients. Fundus photography, fluorescein angiography (FA), indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) (Heidelberg Spectralis, Heidelberg, Germany), OCT, and OCTA with the split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography algorithm (XR Optovue, Fremont, CA, USA) were performed prior to half-dose PDT...
February 8, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168812/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-of-macular-telangiectasia-type-1-comparison-with-mild-diabetic-macular-edema
#10
Lei Mao, Si-Si Weng, Yuan-Yuan Gong, Su-Qin Yu
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to investigate the characteristics of macular telangiectasia type 1 (Mac tel type 1) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and compare them with the characteristics of mild diabetic macular edema (DME), to provide a new objective method for quick clinical diagnosis and treatment. METHODS: A retrospective comparative analysis of 9 Mac tel type 1, 15 DME, and 15 normal eyes was performed using fluorescein angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and OCTA...
February 7, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167119/endoscopic-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-microvascular-features-associated-with-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-a-pilot-study-with-video
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Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Osman O Ahsen, Kaicheng Liang, Zhao Wang, Marisa Figueiredo, Michael G Giacomelli, Benjamin Potsaid, Qin Huang, Hiroshi Mashimo, James G Fujimoto
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Angiogenesis is associated with neoplastic progression of Barrett's esophagus (BE). Volumetric optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) visualizes subsurface microvasculature without exogenous contrast agents. We investigated the association of OCTA microvascular features with low-grade dysplasia (LGD) and high-grade dysplasia (HGD). METHODS: Fifty-two patients undergoing BE surveillance or endoscopic eradication therapies for dysplasia were imaged using volumetric OCTA and corresponding histological diagnoses obtained, to yield 97 data sets (non-dysplastic BE (NDBE): N=74; LGD: N=10; HGD: N=13)...
February 3, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162201/-application-of-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-ophthalmology
#12
Y Di, J J Ye
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is a new technology of angiography in recent years. It has advantages of the optical coherence tomography (OCT), moreover, it can hierarchically observe the vascular morphology of the retina and choroid. By using the pseudo-color, abnormal vascular structure can be distinguished from normal vascular structure of the retina. With the fusion of the OCTA image and the regular OCT image, the structure and blood flow information can be obtained at the same time. This technology provides another method of examination for clinical ophthalmology, especially for the diagnosis of retinal diseases...
January 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152070/retinal-vessel-density-from-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-to-differentiate-early-glaucoma-pre-perimetric-glaucoma-and-normal-eyes
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Handan Akil, Alex S Huang, Brian A Francis, Sirinivas R Sadda, Vikas Chopra
PURPOSE: To evaluate optic nerve vascular density using swept source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in patients with early primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), pre-perimetric glaucoma and normal eyes. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational study including 56 eyes in total and divided into 3 groups; 20 eyes with mild POAG, 20 pre-perimetric glaucoma eyes, and 16 age-matched normal eyes as controls. The optic disc region was imaged by a 1050-nm-wavelength swept-source OCT system (DRI OCT Triton, TOPCON)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151966/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-findings-in-stargardt-disease
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Rodolfo Mastropasqua, Lisa Toto, Enrico Borrelli, Luca Di Antonio, Peter A Mattei, Alfonso Senatore, Marta Di Nicola, Cesare Mariotti
BACKGROUND: to assess vessel density of superficial capillary plexus (SCP), deep capillary plexus (DCP) and choriocapillaris (CC) in advanced Stargardt disease (STGD) using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and correlate these findings with macular function using pattern electroretinogram (PERG) and multifocal electroretinogram (mfERG). METHODS: Twelve patients (24 eyes) with advanced STGD underwent vessel densities and macular thickness measurements using OCTA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142329/preparation-of-gelatin-nanospheres-incorporating-quantum-dots-and-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-multimodal-cell-imaging
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Yuki Murata, Jun-Ichiro Jo, Yasuhiko Tabata
The objective of this study is to prepare a multimodal probe which can simultaneously visualize cells by optical and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging modalities. Gelatin nanospheres incorporating quantum dots (QD) and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONP) were prepared by the conventional emulsion method. The percentage of QD and IONP incorporated in gelatin nanospheres was changed by the concentrations of gelatin and glutaraldehyde used. However, the apparent size and surface zeta potential were hardly changed. Gelatin nanospheres incorporating QD and IONP were treated with octa-arginine (R8) of a cell-penetrating peptide...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133946/identification-and-clinical-role-of-choroidal-neovascularization-characteristics-based-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#16
Florian Sulzbacher, Andreas Pollreisz, Alexandra Kaider, Stefan Kickinger, Stefan Sacu, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
PURPOSE: To suggest a novel classification of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and to correlate morphological characteristics based on optical coherence tomography (OCT)/OCTA with clinical criteria of disease activity. METHODS: A total of 88 eyes with neovascular AMD (14 treatment-naïve, 74 eyes following anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment (VEGF)) were examined using the AngioVue OCTA system (Optovue, Inc...
January 30, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133932/differential-standard-deviation-of-log-scale-intensity-based-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
#17
Weisong Shi, Wanrong Gao, Chaoliang Chen, Victor X D Yang
In this paper, a differential standard deviation of log-scale intensity (DSDLI) based optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is presented for calculating microvascular images of human skin. The DSDLI algorithm calculates the variance in difference images of two consecutive log-scale intensity based structural images from the same position along depth direction to contrast blood flow. The en face microvascular images were then generated by calculating the standard deviation of the differential log-scale intensities within the specific depth range, resulting in an improvement in spatial resolution and SNR in microvascular images compared to speckle variance OCT and power intensity differential method...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114569/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-analysis-of-the-foveal-avascular-zone-and-macular-vessel-density-after-anti-vegf-therapy-in-eyes-with-diabetic-macular-edema-and-retinal-vein-occlusion
#18
Khalil Ghasemi Falavarjani, Nicholas A Iafe, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Irena Tsui, Srinivas R Sadda, David Sarraf
Purpose: To evaluate the changes in foveal avascular zone (FAZ) area and the retinal capillary density after a single intravitreal anti-VEGF injection for macular edema secondary to diabetic retinopathy or retinal vein occlusion. Methods: In this prospective noncomparative case series, 18 eyes of 15 patients with diabetic macular edema (13 eyes) or macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (5 eyes) were included. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) images were obtained, and retinal capillary vessel density and FAZ area were measured in the foveal and parafoveal regions at the level of the superficial (SCP) and deep retinal capillary plexus (DCP) before and at the first visit after intravitreal injection...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101428/wide-field-and-highly-sensitive-angiography-based-on-optical-coherence-tomography-with-akinetic-swept-source
#19
Jingjiang Xu, Shaozhen Song, Wei Wei, Ruikang K Wang
Wide-field vascular visualization in bulk tissue that is of uneven surface is challenging due to the relatively short ranging distance and significant sensitivity fall-off for most current optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) systems. We report a long ranging and ultra-wide-field OCTA (UW-OCTA) system based on an akinetic swept laser. The narrow instantaneous linewidth of the swept source with its high phase stability, combined with high-speed detection in the system enable us to achieve long ranging (up to 46 mm) and almost negligible system sensitivity fall-off...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101412/visualization-of-micro-capillaries-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-with-and-without-adaptive-optics
#20
Matthias Salas, Marco Augustin, Laurin Ginner, Abhishek Kumar, Bernhard Baumann, Rainer Leitgeb, Wolfgang Drexler, Sonja Prager, Julia Hafner, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Michael Pircher
The purpose of this work is to investigate the benefits of adaptive optics (AO) technology for optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). OCTA has shown great potential in non-invasively enhancing the contrast of vessels and small capillaries. Especially the capability of the technique to visualize capillaries with a lateral extension that is below the transverse resolution of the system opens unique opportunities in diagnosing retinal vascular diseases. However, there are some limitations of this technology such as shadowing and projection artifacts caused by overlying vasculature or the inability to determine the true extension of a vessel...
January 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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