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    1. Treatment of Periodontal Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      Treatment of Periodontal Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      Many studies have conducted to evaluate the relationship of systemic inflammatory diseases with periodontal disease. Previous evaluations suggest that there is no significant association between patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Periodontitis (PD). However, some of the studies have shown relevancy between these two inflammatory diseases and have suggested to explore more for further knowledge. The aim of the study is to establish and investigate a relationship between SLE and PD. The study which will take place in two centers and will recruit 30 patients which will enter a pilot randomized controlled trial. Individuals enrolled into the study will ...

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    2. Comparison of Coronary Lithoplasty and Rotablation

      Comparison of Coronary Lithoplasty and Rotablation

      Severe coronary calcification is still a challenge for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Reduction of the calcified plaque mass is necessary to achieve adequate stent expansion during further course. Rotablation has been the only reliable option to treat extremely calcified coronary lesions for a long time. Coronary lithoplasty has been recently introduced as a new promising treatment option in this special subset. It provides the unique opportunity to break severely calcified plaque structures even inside deeper layers of the vessel wall. Aim of this study is to compare rotablation and coronary lithotripsy for treatment of severely calcified coronary lesions. Plaque structure ...

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    3. OCT Feasibility Older Hip Fracture

      OCT Feasibility Older Hip Fracture

      Optical coherent tomography (OCT) is a device used to achieve cross-sectional imaging of tissues. It is often used in ophthalmology and also has application in dermatology, cardiology and other specialities. Usually, in adults, a table-top device is used necessitating the transfer of patients to the location of the device. In children a hand held device is used meaning the device can be taken to the patients' location. To facilitate/ help design a future study, this study's aim is to assess the feasibility of achieving retinal imaging in older people who are recovering from hip fracture surgery using a hand ...

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    4. Vascular Responses After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Stenting In Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

      Vascular Responses After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Stenting In Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

      Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an increasingly common chronic disorder in adults. Compared to the general population, OSA occurs more often in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), with a reported prevalence of 38% to 65%. Emerging evidence indicates OSA initiates and exacerbates coronary atherosclerosis. Moreover, several observational studies indicate the presence of OSA was associated with higher rate of restenosis and repeat revascularization (mainly attributed non-culprit lesion revascularization) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). OSA might initiate endothelial injury by repetitive bursts of sympathetic activity that occur with apneas and hypopneas. Moreover, untreated OSA reduces endothelial repair capacity. Whether OSA ...

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    5. Severely Calcified Coronary Lesions Prepared With Rotational Atherectomy and Modified Balloons

      Severely Calcified Coronary Lesions Prepared With Rotational Atherectomy and Modified Balloons

      A prospective single-arm trial to evaluate the acute and long term efficacy of a combined strategy of lesion preparation with rotational atherectomy followed by cutting balloon and by hybrid sirolimus-eluting stent implantation in an angiographically well-defined group of patients with severely calcified coronary lesions.

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    6. Physiology & Optical Coherence in STEMI

      Physiology & Optical Coherence in STEMI

      The objective of this study is to prospectively evaluate the outcomes of different treatment pathways using a Physiology & Imaging guided PCI in patients with STMEI. A multi-centre study that will prospectively enrol consecutive STEMI patients who don't receive primary PCI within 48 hours after symptom onset because of different reasons. STEMI patients with culprit lesion stenosis between 0%-90% will be included in this study and randomized to angiography-guided, FFR-guided or OCT guided PCI groups.

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    7. NOTAL-OCT V.2.5 vs Commercial OCT in AMD Patients

      NOTAL-OCT V.2.5 vs Commercial OCT in AMD Patients

      Primary objective: To evaluate the level of agreement between the NOTAL-OCT V2.5 and a commercial OCT in the presence of fluid as identified in the OCT images, in the central 10 degrees of the macula in AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) patients. Secondary objectives: To evaluate the level of agreement between the NOTAL-OCT V2.5 and a commercial OCT in the presence of fluid as identified in the OCT images, in the central 10 degrees of the macula in DME (Diabetic Macular Edema) patients. To evaluate patient experience when self-operating the Notal-OCT V2.5.

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      Mentions: Notal Vision
    8. Optical Coherence Tomography and Optic Neuritis Not Related to Multiple Sclerosis

      Optical Coherence Tomography and Optic Neuritis Not Related to Multiple Sclerosis

      The visual prognosis of optic neuritis not related to multiple sclerosis is unknown, both in terms of functional recovery and evolution. This prospective cohort study aim to assess the ophthalmological evolution of patients presenting an episode of optic neuritis (NO) not related to a multiple sclerosis or to a clinically isolated syndrome.

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    9. Analysis of the Variation in Thickness of Per-papillary Retinal Optic Nerve Fibres in Professional Rugby Players

      Analysis of the Variation in Thickness of Per-papillary Retinal Optic Nerve Fibres in Professional Rugby Players

      The main hypothesis is that exposure to repeated shocks is associated with a greater decrease in the thickness of optical nerve fibres. In order to show a association between the occurrence of concussions (in number and severity) and the variation in the thickness of the retinal nerve fibre layer, all participating rugby players will have an ophthalmologic examination (OCT and (retinophotography) at the beginning and end of the Rugby season.

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    10. Apelin as a Potential Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease

      Apelin as a Potential Treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease

      Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 8-16% of the world's population, and is independently associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). As renal function declines, rates of major adverse cardiovascular events, cardiovascular and all-cause mortality increase. In addition to hypertension, increased arterial stiffness is characteristic of CKD, a marker of CVD risk, and an independent predictor of mortality in CKD patients. The endothelium is an important regulator of arterial stiffness, and endothelial dysfunction is a feature of CKD and a predictor of CVD. Current treatment of CKD is limited and aims to reduce blood pressure and proteinuria through the use of angiotensin ...

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    11. Role of Intracoronary Imaging in Plaque Identification

      Role of Intracoronary Imaging in Plaque Identification

      NSTE-ACS patients are more likely to exhibit high-risk plaque characteristics in non-culprit lesions. Both IVUS and OCT imaging techniques interact in a complementary manner to provide morphological characterization of the atherosclerotic coronary plaques and help identification of high-risk vulnerable plaques. Using morphological parameters obtained from OCT and IVUS, a new plaque vulnerability score will be established for more precise definition of the most vulnerable plaques that carry the greatest risk of rupture and subsequent detrimental clinical outcomes in the future. Such score might help in targeting these plaques with certain therapeutic interventions aiming to their stabilization.

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    12. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC) (OPACITY)

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) and Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC) (OPACITY)

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) is a noninvasive imaging technique that allows one to see blood vessels in the retina. The investigating team used this approach in patients with acute, recurrent and persistent subtypes of Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSC) to check for possible Choriocapillaris hypoperfusion. The presence or absence of these microvascular changes was explored in both eyes of the patients and compared to a control group of healthy volunteers. The possibility of a correlation between Choriocapillaris flow deficits, age and spontaneous resolution of serous retinal detachment was also evaluated. This study was conducted in an effort to improve one ...

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    13. Infracyanine Green vs Brilliant Blue G in Macular Hole Inverted Flap Surgery: A Swept Source OCT Analysis.

      Infracyanine Green vs Brilliant Blue G in Macular Hole Inverted Flap Surgery: A Swept Source OCT Analysis.

      This study will compare by swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) the retinal morphology after inverted internal limiting membrane (I-ILM) flap vitreoretinal surgery for medium-to-large macular holes using infracyanine green (IFCG) vs brilliant blue G (BBG) dyeing. It is a single-center prospective, randomized study. One group of patients will undergo I-ILM vitrectomy with IFCG staining, the other vitrectomy with BBG staining. Postoperative six-month corrected distance visual acuity, macular hole closure rate, and SS-OCT parameters will be compared and statistically analyzed. The aim of the study is to verify if these parameters can be negatively affected by toxicity related to the use ...

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    14. OCT Explores Vascular Response and Healing Profile After Stenting in CTO

      OCT Explores Vascular Response and Healing Profile After Stenting in CTO

      True-false-true occurred during wire penetration in coronary CTO procedure. Subintimal stenting influences vascular response. Intravenous ultrasound confirmed wire position in the procedure. Then stenting procedure was performed. Optical coherence tomography was used for exploring long-term vascular response and healing profile after successful coronary stenting in CTO lesions.

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      Mentions: Fudan University
    15. OCTA (Optical Coherence Angiography Tomography) Versus Structural OCT(Optical Coherence Tomography) in Neovascular AMD (Age Macular Degeneration)

      OCTA (Optical Coherence Angiography Tomography) Versus Structural OCT(Optical Coherence Tomography) in Neovascular AMD (Age Macular Degeneration)

      The objective is to find if there is a relationship between the Fractal Dimension, the gap, vascular density (VD), the surface, the span ratio and the status of the choroidal neovessels to adjust the interval between 2 intravitreal injections nor on the qualitative aspect of Optical Coherence Structural Tomography but also on quantified quantitative and objective values.

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    16. Surgical Outcome of Macular Membrane Peeling Associated With Significant Macular Drusen

      Surgical Outcome of Macular Membrane Peeling Associated With Significant Macular Drusen

      Surgical outcome of patients with macular drusen and co-existing abnormalities of the vitreoretinal interface, who routinely undergo pars plana vitrectomy with membrane peeling, is evaluated. Best corrected visual acuity as well as optical coherence tomography data are compared at baseline and last follow up. The rate of development of choroidal neovascularization postoperatively is noted.

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    17. WF and Pr OCTA in Diabetic Retinopathy

      WF and Pr OCTA in Diabetic Retinopathy

      Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a leading cause of vision loss in working-age Americans. Capillary damage from hyperglycemia causes vision loss through downstream effects, such as retinal ischemia, edema, and neovascularization (NV). Proper screening and timely treatment with laser photocoagulation and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) injections can minimize morbidity. In the last decade, clinicians have been able to use objective structural data from optical coherence tomography (OCT) to guide the treatment of diabetic macular edema. Other aspects of care, however, still largely depend on subjective interpretation of clinical features and fluorescein angiography (FA) to determine the disease severity and treatment ...

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    18. Monitoring Large Vessel Vasculitis With PET/MR Imaging

      Monitoring Large Vessel Vasculitis With PET/MR Imaging

      Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) causes blood vessel inflammation leading to pain, fatigue and complications such as aneurysm formation and stroke. Treatments used can have significant side-effects. Doctors find it difficult to determine when to start and stop treatment, often leading to over- or under-treatment. A new test is required to determine disease activity that will guide treatment more accurately. This study will recruit participants with active LVV from throughout Scotland in order to assess the ability of two new types of scan - positron emission tomography with magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MR) and retinal optical coherence tomography (OCT) - to determine disease ...

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    19. Defining Disease Activity in Neovascular AMD With Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      Defining Disease Activity in Neovascular AMD With Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography

      The purpose of this study is to be able to describe optical coherence angiography (OCTA) patterns of disease activity and quiescence in eyes that have received treatment. Our target population group is patients that have neovascular age-related macular degeneration and have had treatment with aflibercept for this condition. This is a single-site study and does not involve any masking or treatment allocation.

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    20. Optical Coherence Tomography of Nerve Fiber Layer and Ganglion Cell Complex After Cataract Extraction

      Optical Coherence Tomography of Nerve Fiber Layer and Ganglion Cell Complex After Cataract Extraction

      The investigator's study includes two groups of patients, each consists of 25 eyes, group 1 (cataract group)includes patients who are planned for cataract extraction without any other preexisting retinal or optic nerve pathology that may affect the RNFL thickness, while group 2 (combined cataract and glaucoma group) includes patients who are diagnosed with POAG controlled on medical treatment with cataract and planned for cataract extraction only. The OCT scans with complete ophthalmological examination are done before surgery and 6 weeks after uneventful cataract extraction (phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation

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