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    1. iMap-Intravascular Ultrasound Radiofrequency Signal Analysis Reflects Plaque Components of Optical Coherence Tomography-Derived Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma

      iMap-Intravascular Ultrasound Radiofrequency Signal Analysis Reflects Plaque Components of Optical Coherence Tomography-Derived Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma

      Background: The ability of iMap-intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) tissue characterization to detect thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) identified on optical coherence tomography (OCT) has not yet been fully elucidated. Methods and Results: We evaluated 86 coronary lesions from 73 patients with stable angina pectoris using iMap-IVUS and OCT. We defined OCT-derived TCFA (OCT-TCFA) as lipid-rich plaque with a <65-μm-thick fibrous cap. The external elastic membrane (EEM) cross-sectional area (CSA), lumen CSA, plaque plus media (P+M) CSA, plaque burden and remodeling index were measured on gray-scale IVUS. Plaque components categorized on iMap-IVUS as fibrotic, lipidic, necrotic or calcified are presented as absolute ...

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    2. Do Two Eyes Really See More Than One? - Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography

      Do Two Eyes Really See More Than One? - Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography

      Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an established treatment strategy for acute coronary syndrome. However, periprocedural myocardial infarction (PMI), which occurs in 5–50% of PCI procedures, has prognostic implications for long-term clinical outcomes. Coronary imaging modalities such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are expected to predict PMI. IVUS is widely used to safely and reliably guide PCI. Several studies suggest that IVUS-derived coronary plaque characteristics, such as a large plaque burden (positive remodeling), echo-attenuated plaque (EA), or plaque with necrotic core, are associated with the risk of PMI.1,2 However, IVUS has an axial resolution ...

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    3. Observation of white spot lesions using swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT): in vitro and in vivo study

      Observation of white spot lesions using swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT): in vitro and in vivo study

      This study aimed to assess swept source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) for in vitro and in vivo detection of enamel white spot lesion (WSL). WSLs without surface breakdown on 33 extracted human posterior teeth were non-invasively scanned using SSOCT. The teeth were then cross-sectioned and imaged under confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) and light microscopy (LM). SS-OCT cross-sectional images were compared with CLSM and LM. WSL shapes in SS-OCT images closely corresponded to those of LM. There were significant correlations ( p <0.001) in WSLs depth between SS-OCT and LM (r=0.92), SS-OCT and CLSM (r=0.80) and ...

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    4. Tissue Characterization of In-Stent Neointima Using Optical Coherence Tomography in the Late Phase After Bare-Metal Stent Implantation – An Ex Vivo Validation Study –

      Tissue Characterization of In-Stent Neointima Using Optical Coherence Tomography in the Late Phase After Bare-Metal Stent Implantation – An Ex Vivo Validation Study –

      Background: We performed an ex vivo study to investigate optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging for differentiating several types of neointimal tissue during the later phases after bare-metal stent (BMS) implantation as compared with histologic results. Methods and Results: OCT imaging was performed in 6 autopsy hearts for 10 BMS with implant duration >4 years. OCT qualitative neointimal tissue characterization was based on tissue structure and classified as homogeneous pattern, heterogeneous pattern with visible struts, or heterogeneous pattern with invisible struts. Corresponding histological analyses of each 2-mm cross-section of the entire BMS were performed. Of 81 cross-sections, histological analysis revealed that ...

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    5. Early Phase Arterial Reaction Following Drug-Eluting and Bare-Metal Stent Implantation in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment at 2 Weeks

      Early Phase Arterial Reaction Following Drug-Eluting and Bare-Metal Stent Implantation in Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Optical Coherence Tomography Assessment at 2 Weeks

      The early phase arterial reaction after implantation of second-generation drug-eluting stents (2nd DES) and baremetal stents (BMS) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. The MECHANISM pilot study is a multi-center prospective registry that enrolled 24 STEMI patients (from 11 centers) who had undergone implantation of everolimus-eluting ( n = 6), biolimus A9-eluting ( n = 6) or zotarolimus-eluting stents ( n = 6), or BMS ( n = 6). Scheduled optical coherence tomography (OCT) was performed 2 weeks after implantation, and images were independently analyzed at a core laboratory in a blinded fashion. Intra-stent thrombus was quantitatively analyzed in terms of the maximal area ...

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    6. Association of Intravascular Ultrasound- and Optical Coherence Tomography-Assessed Coronary Plaque Morphology With Periprocedural Myocardial Injury in Patients With Stable Angina Pectoris

      Association of Intravascular Ultrasound- and Optical Coherence Tomography-Assessed Coronary Plaque Morphology With Periprocedural Myocardial Injury in Patients With Stable Angina Pectoris

      Background: Periprocedural myocardial injury (PMI) is not an uncommon complication and is related to adverse cardiac events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We investigated the predictors of PMI in patients with stable angina pectoris (SAP) on intravascular imaging. Methods and Results: We enrolled 193 SAP patients who underwent pre-PCI intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Clinical characteristics, lesion morphology, and long-term follow-up data were compared between patients with and without PMI, defined as post-PCI elevation of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin-T. PMI were observed in 79 patients (40.9%). Estimated glomerular filtration rate (odds ratio [OR], 0.973; 95% confidence ...

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    7. Improvement of Transdermal Delivery of Sumatriptan Succinate Using a Novel Self-dissolving Microneedle Array Fabricated from Sodium Hyaluronate in Rats

      Improvement of Transdermal Delivery of Sumatriptan Succinate Using a Novel Self-dissolving Microneedle Array Fabricated from Sodium Hyaluronate in Rats

      The purpose of the present study was to develop an alternative transdermal formulation containing sumatriptan succinate (SS) for the treatment of migraine. Novel self-dissolving SS-loaded microneedle arrays (MNs) were fabricated from sodium hyaluronate and their efficacy for transdermal delivery of SS was characterized. The resulting MNs maintained their skin piercing abilities for at least 30 min after being placed at a high relative humidity of 75%. Rapid release of SS from the MNs was also observed in vitro . Optical coherence tomography images demonstrated that MNs were able to successfully pierce into rat skin without any bending or cracking, and needles ...

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    8. Thin Cap Fibroatheroma Defined as Lipid Core Abutting Lumen (LCAL) on Integrated Backscatter Intravascular Ultrasound

      Thin Cap Fibroatheroma Defined as Lipid Core Abutting Lumen (LCAL) on Integrated Backscatter Intravascular Ultrasound

      Background:This study evaluated the ability of a newly developed integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS) system (VISIWAVE, Terumo, Tokyo, Japan) to detect optical coherence tomography (OCT)-verified thin cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) and assessed the correlation with peri-procedural myocardial infarction (PMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Methods and Results:One hundred culprit lesions in 100 consecutive patients with ischemic heart disease who consented to repeated IVUS and OCT prior to PCI were studied. Of 100 lesions, 48 had OCT-verified TCFA with a cap thickness <65 µm. Such lesions had larger percentage lipid area and lipid angle >2 quadrants on IB-IVUS. A ...

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    9. Expansion of the Clinical Application of Optical Coherence Tomography to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Assessment of the Instability of Coronary Atherosclerosis

      Expansion of the Clinical Application of Optical Coherence Tomography to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Assessment of the Instability of Coronary Atherosclerosis

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an innovative intravascular imaging tool that can be used to examine coronary atherosclerotic lesions at a resolution (10–15μm) that far exceeds that of existing methods such as intravascular ultrasonography (IVUS), by an order of magnitude. In the research field, on account of its superior resolution, OCT has been used for qualitative assessment of vulnerable plaque characterized by thin-cap fibroatheroma;1,2 such plaque is the precursor of the ruptured thrombotic plaque, plaque containing calcium nodules, and plaque erosion

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    10. Optical coherence tomography for evaluation of enamel and protective coatings

      Optical coherence tomography for evaluation of enamel and protective coatings

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an interferometric imaging technique. This study aimed to employ OCT to evaluate four different resin-based materials including a coating containing glass-ionomer filler and calcium, a giomer, and two fluoride-releasing self-etch resins. The coating and its underlying and adjacent enamel were monitored using swept-source OCT (center wavelength: 1330 nm) at baseline, after 5,000 thermal cycles, and after 1, 4 and 7 days of demineralization (pH 4.5). The coatings showed different thicknesses (60–250 micrometers) and various levels of structural and interfacial integrity. OCT could detect a demineralization inhibition zone adjacent to the edge of ...

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    11. Clinical Utility and Significance of Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography in Guiding Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

      Clinical Utility and Significance of Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography in Guiding Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

      Both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) can provide critical information that facilitates pre-interventional lesion assessment and post-interventional stent assessment and both have the potential to influence treatment strategy. Meta-analyses of randomized trials and observational studies comparing IVUS-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with angiography-guided PCI revealed that IVUS-guided procedures reduce the incidence of target vessel revascularization, stent thrombosis, and myocardial infarction. Several IVUS criteria have been proposed to optimize stent implantation. Whether these criteria can be directly used to facilitate OCT-guided stent implantation needs to be clarified. Recent studies revealed several IVUS- and OCT-derived predictors of adverse events ...

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    12. Quantitative Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis for Late In-Stent Restenotic Lesions

      Quantitative Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis for Late In-Stent Restenotic Lesions

      Coronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) has the potential to identify in-stent neoatherosclerosis, which is a possible risk factor for late acute coronary events after drug-eluting stent implantation. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences between mid-term and late in-stent restenosis after stent implantation by quantitative and semiautomated tissue property analysis using OCT. In total, 1063 OCT image frames of 16 lesions in 15 patients were analyzed. This included 346 frames of 6 lesions in late in-stent restenosis, which was defined as restenosis that was not detected at 6 to 12 months but ≥ 12 months after follow-up coronary angiography ...

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    13. Feasibility of Optical Coronary Tomography in Quantitative Measurement of Coronary Arteries With Lipid-Rich Plaque

      Feasibility of Optical Coronary Tomography in Quantitative Measurement of Coronary Arteries With Lipid-Rich Plaque

      Background: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for measurement of vessel area in coronary arteries with lipid-rich plaque as compared with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Methods and Results: We investigated 80 coronary artery segments with lipid-rich plaque on OCT and non-attenuated plaque on IVUS. According to the lipid arc on OCT, the plaques were classified into 4 groups: group 1, lipid arc ≤90°; group 2, 90°<lipid arc≤180°; group 3, 180°<lipid arc≤270°; group 4, lipid arc >270°. Vessel circular arcs that could not be identified due to OCT ...

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    14. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Findings of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) Detected Vulnerable Plaque

      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Findings of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) Detected Vulnerable Plaque

      Background: Recently, coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) findings of positive vessel remodeling (PR) and low-attenuation plaque (LAP) have been reported to be associated with the development of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The aim of this study was to examine the CTA detected vulnerable plaque characteristics by using intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT). Method and Result: A total of 16 patients with 16 lesions underwent PCI by using intracoronary OCT, after coronary CTA examination, were enrolled in this study. The CTA detected vulnerable plaque (CT-VP) was defined as LAP (<30 hounsfield unit (HU)) with PR of at least 110%. The lesions ...

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    15. Vessel Response After First- and Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography – Pathological Background and Clinical Importance -

      Vessel Response After First- and Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stent Detected by Optical Coherence Tomography – Pathological Background and Clinical Importance -

      Editorial. Although drug-eluting stents (DES) have dramatically decreased restenosis and target lesion revascularization rates, very late stent thrombosis has emerged as a new problem related to first-generation DES. Abnormal inflammatory vessel response to the polymer has been considered responsible for the development of stent thrombosis.1 Pathological examinations have revealed that in-stent neointima after implantation of a first-generation DES may contain inflammatory cells and fibrin. Recently, optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become widely available as a high resolution intracoronary imaging modality for detecting coronary plaque, providing the detailed morphological features related to unfavorable

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    16. What Is the Optimal Time to Estimate the Final Vascular Response to a Drug-Eluting Stent by Optimal Coherence Tomography?

      What Is the Optimal Time to Estimate the Final Vascular Response to a Drug-Eluting Stent by Optimal Coherence Tomography?

      Editorial. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have significantly reduced the incidence of restenosis and the need of repeat revascularization after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).1 Each DES has 3 components, comprising stent strut, polymer and drug. Drugs can be coated on the stent strut and released slowly to suppress cell proliferation over a long duration by virtue of the polymer. However, it is now known that remaining polymer can delay the vascular healing process such as endothelialization by inflammation and localized hypersensitivity, a process that may induce very-late stent thrombosis. 2,3 Therefore, accurate evaluation of the neointimal coverage of DES is ...

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    17. Evaluation of the effects of fluoride-releasing varnish on dentin demineralization using optical coherence tomography

      Evaluation of the effects of fluoride-releasing varnish on dentin demineralization using optical coherence tomography

      Effects of a fluoride-releasing varnish containing surface reaction-type prereacted glass ionomer (S-PRG) filler on dentin demineralization were examined using optical coherence tomography. Bovine incisors that were sliced and treated with undersaturated 0.1 M lactic acid buffer solution (DE group). A thin film of varnish-containing S-PRG filler was applied before demineralization (PRG group). Control was maintained in artificial saliva. Using optical coherence tomography of selected locations on the dentin surface, peak intensity (dB) and width (μm) at 1/e 2 were obtained and integrated values calculated. Although alterations in integrated values were different in each group, there was a slight ...

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    18. Optical Coherence Tomography and Histopathology Assessment After Implantation of First- and Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents in a Porcine Coronary Model

      Optical Coherence Tomography and Histopathology Assessment After Implantation of First- and Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents in a Porcine Coronary Model

      Background: This study directly compared optical coherence tomography (OCT) and histopathology for the assessment of vascular response to first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents. Methods and Results: Sirolimus-, everolimus-, and biolimus-eluting stents (SES, EES, and BES, respectively) were randomly implanted into the coronary arteries of 12 porcine. OCT was conducted after implantation: at 1, 3, and 6 months; histopathology was assessed at 3 and 6 months. At 1-month OCT, EES had the highest neointimal area (NA) and lowest neointimal unevenness score (NUS). At 6 months, NA and NUS were equivalent among the stent types. ∆NA from 1 to 6 months was ...

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    19. Causes of very late stent thrombosis investigated using optical coherence tomograph

      Causes of very late stent thrombosis investigated using optical coherence tomograph

      Objective Very late stent thrombosis (VLST) remains an unresolved problem, and recent reports have indicated that VLST onset can occur in patients treated with both drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare metal stents (BMS). We evaluated the causes of VLST using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods OCT was performed in 22 patients (12 DES-treated patients, 10 BMS-treated patients). Because two instances of VLST occurred simultaneously in one case in the DES group, the DES group comprised 13 lesions, while the BMS group comprised 10 lesions. All struts were counted in each frame, and the proportion of uncovered or malapposed struts was ...

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    20. Impact of Eicosapentaenoic Acid Treatment on the Fibrous Cap Thickness in Patients with Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Impact of Eicosapentaenoic Acid Treatment on the Fibrous Cap Thickness in Patients with Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Aim : Previous clinical trials have demonstrated the effectiveness of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in preventing cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of EPA treatment on the accumulation of coronary atherosclerotic plaque using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods : A total of 46 acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients without dyslipidemia were divided into two groups: those who received 1,800 mg/day of EPA ( n =15) or the control group ( n =31). Serial OCT examinations were performed at baseline and after eight months of follow-up. The target for the OCT analysis was non-culprit plaque with a ...

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    21. Vascular Response to Drug-Eluting Stent With Biodegradable vs. Durable Polymer

      Vascular Response to Drug-Eluting Stent With Biodegradable vs. Durable Polymer

      Background: The aim of the present study was to compare vascular healing response between everolimus-eluting stent (EES) and biolimus-eluting stent (BES) using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and Results: In the NOBORI Biolimus-Eluting Versus XIENCE V/PROMUS Everolimus-Eluting Stent Trial (NEXT), a formal OCT substudy investigated 91 patients (55 EES-treated lesions in 48 patients and 51 BES-treated lesions in 43 patients) with 8–12 months follow-up imaging at 18 centers. A total of 980 frames with 8,996 struts in EES and 907 frames with 8,745 struts in BES were analyzed. Mean neointima thickness in EES and BES was ...

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    22. Assessment of Coronary Atherosclerosis using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Assessment of Coronary Atherosclerosis using Optical Coherence Tomography

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a catheter-based imaging system that uses near-infrared light to produce cross-sectional images of the coronary arteries. With its extraordinarily high resolution (10-20 μ m), OCT allows clinicians to observe various morphological features of coronary atherosclerosis in vivo . For example, intimal thickening presents as homogeneous, signal-rich regions on OCT, while fibroatheroma with a lipid-rich necrotic core is characterized by the presence of signal-poor regions with a diffuse border. Furthermore, plaque rupture is detected in 50〜70% of culprit lesions of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and plaque erosion develops over areas of intimal thickening and/or thick-cap fibroatheroma ...

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    23. Visualization of Complete Regression of Pulmonary Arterial Remodeling on Optical Coherence Tomography in a Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      Visualization of Complete Regression of Pulmonary Arterial Remodeling on Optical Coherence Tomography in a Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an interferometer- based imaging modality with a high resolution and its usefulness has recently attracted much attention in cardiovascular medicine.1–3 We have recently shown that OCT is useful in the management of pulmonary hypertension, not only for diagnosis but also for evaluation of treatment.4 Here, we show that OCT is also useful to document regression of pulmonary arterial remodeling in response to medical treatment. A 35-year-old woman with an 18-year history of Sjögren syndrome treated with oral prednisolone had a 4-year history of shortness of breath on exertion. On her first ...

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