OCT Angiography a Good Way to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy OCT Angiography a Good Way to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

Wide-field swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography can detect key features of diabetic retinopathy, in a much less-invasive manner than common alternatives, researchers report.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

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Authors: Yamada SM, Tomita Y, Takaya Y Abstract In chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) patients, motor functions usually recover quickly after burr-hole surgery; however, in a rare case, the hemiparesis showed poor improvement after surgery. In that case, investigation of cerebral infarctions is important. Among the 284 CSDH patients with motor weakness, magnetic resonance image (MRI) and MR angiography (MRA) were acquired in 82 patients before surgery when the hemiparesis progressed rapidly. Small lacunar infarction was identified on the hematoma side in five cases; all were older than 80 years with hypertension, and...
Source: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) Source Type: research
Authors: Namat RA, Burlacu A, Tinica G, Covic A, Mitu F Abstract Introduction: Marked isolated elevation of cardiac biomarkers (CK-MB, cardiac troponin I, heart-type fatty acid binding protein, hFABP) within 48 hours after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), even in the absence of electrocardiographic/angiographic evidence of myocardial infarction (MI), indicates prognostically significant cardiac procedural myocardial injury. There are no data exploring the relationship between the complexity of coronary atherosclerotic burden and early post-CABG myocardial injury. Aim: To analyse correlations and predictive st...
Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Hemodialysis access-induced distal ischemia is a serious complication of hemodialysis vascular access, with multifactorial etiology. Correct and timely diagnosis is crucial for maintaining access and limb salvage. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that may be effective and long-lasting in carefully selected patients with ischemic complaints. PMID: 32723132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - Category: Surgery Tags: J Vasc Access Source Type: research
The global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is expected to dramatically rise to greater to 500 million people by 2035[1] and to top 600 million by 2040[2]. Given this trend, it will be increasingly important to limit both the microvascular and macrovascular related complications of diabetes. Macrovascular, or large vessel disease, can lead to cardiovascular and stroke related complications. Microvascular changes are at the level of smaller blood vessels and can lead to renal compromise and in the eye, retinopathy.
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Invited review Source Type: research
Conclusion As NLR and LMR were correlated with MACE only on univariate analysis, we do not believe that they are predictive enough to be used alone in a clinical setting. Further studies are required to assess the prognostic ability of these ratios in combination with other inflammatory markers.
Source: Coronary Artery Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: Risk Stratification/Biomarkers Source Type: research
Conclusion: The DM patients had high-risk plaque composition features like a higher necrotic core, which is a marker of plaque vulnerability. Thus, aggressive medical therapy targeting vascular inflammation using high-dose statins would help in the stabilization of unstable plaque morphology and the reduction of major cardiovascular events.Cardiology
Source: Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Three segmentation protocols (VRS, OVS and CVS) with different but complementary characteristics, allowed a reproducible and standardised investigation of NVD and NVE. The proposed new SS-OCTA cortical vitreous segmentation protocols may be of value when identifying and assessing NV-activity (VRS, OVS and CVS) or NV-regression (VRS) in PDR and therefore, response to therapy. PMID: 32722940 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Authors: Bayam E, Kalçık M, Öztürkeri B, Yıldırım E, Karaduman A, Kalkan S, Küp A, Günay N, Güner A, Kahyaoğlu M, Uyan C Abstract BACKGROUND: The Synergy between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (SYNTAX) score, has been used to estimate the extent and complexity of coronary artery disease (CAD). The H2FPEF score enables robust discrimination of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) from non-cardiac aetiologies of dyspnea. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between H2FPEF and SYNTAX scores in patients with non-ST elevation myocardial...
Source: Acta Cardiologica - Category: Cardiology Tags: Acta Cardiol Source Type: research
J Reconstr Microsurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1714425 Background Perforator imaging is routinely performed before perforator flap harvest. Hand-held Doppler (hhD) and color duplex ultrasonography (CDU) are currently the most popular radiation-free methods for this purpose that can be applied by the surgeon alone. The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy, reliability, and feasibility of hhD and CDU with indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) in the anterolateral thigh perforator flap (ALTPF). Methods All consecutive ALTPF procedures between May 2017 and April 2018 were included in this prospective study. T...
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
In this study, Ins2Akita IFN-γ-deficient (Akita-GKO) mice were established by crossbreeding Akita mice with GKO mice, and Th17-mediated immune responses on DR were investigated. Blood glucose levels (BGL) of Akita mice and Akita-GKO mice were significantly higher than those of age-matched wild type (WT) or GKO mice, and there was no significant difference in BGL between Akita and Akita-GKO mice. Relative mRNA expression of ROR-γt that is a transcriptional factor of Th17 cells but not GATA-3 that is for Th2 cells was significantly upregulated only in Akita-GKO mice compared with WT mice, and the proportions of...
Source: Experimental Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Exp Eye Res Source Type: research
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