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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. The Use of Fractional Ablative CO2 Laser vs Control on Acute Traumatic Injuries to Prevent Scar Formation

      The Use of Fractional Ablative CO2 Laser vs Control on Acute Traumatic Injuries to Prevent Scar Formation

      Surgical standard for treating traumatic burn injury scarring is to wait one year following the initial assault prior to beginning treatment. This study investigates the use of fractional ablative CO2 laser when begun within 3 months of a traumatic burn injury and it's impact on scar formation compared to the control. We hypothesized that early intervention would substantially mitigate the formation of scar tissue and help restore more normal appearing skin.

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    6. MUcociliary Clearance IN Stroke

      MUcociliary Clearance IN Stroke

      Survival and functional outcome of stroke is strongly depending on the occurence of pneumonia (stroke-associated pneumonia, SAP). Early diagnose and treatment of SAP is paramount in the treatment of stroke patients. While dysphagia strongly contributes to its pathogenesis, recent years have also shown a strong risk-modulation by CNS injury induced immunosuppression, making stroke patients more susceptible to SAP. Additionally, murine models of stroke showed changes in mucociliary clearance as possible contributors to SAP. It remains unclear, whether structural integrity and mucociliary clearance of the respiratory epithel change in stroke patients, and whether these changes might contribute to the occurence of ...

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    7. Investigating the Wrinkle Reduction Potential of a Novel Compounded Skin Care Cream

      Investigating the Wrinkle Reduction Potential of a Novel Compounded Skin Care Cream

      In the realm of cosmetics, skin care accounts for a significant share accounting for 35.3% of the global market, creating a $121 billion industry. While many of the products claim to have unique, natural formulations that boost skin care, many products contain chemicals that are potentially damaging to skin. Such ingredients include preservatives, parabens, fragrances, and formaldehyde, which can cause skin irritation and inflammation. Although these ingredients help to preserve the stability and longevity of products, it is plausible to achieve efficacy and improve skin structure without risking unnecessary damage. The condition and health of the dermis rely largely ...

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    8. Determination of the Duration of the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy by the Degree of the Coverage of The Struts on Optical Coherence Tomography From the Randomized Comparison Between Everolimus-eluting Stents Versus Biolimus A9-eluting Stents

      Determination of the Duration of the Dual Antiplatelet Therapy by the Degree of the Coverage of The Struts on Optical Coherence Tomography From the Randomized Comparison Between Everolimus-eluting Stents Versus Biolimus A9-eluting Stents

      This study is a retrospective and prospective follow-up study of patients who were participating in a randomized comparative study (DETECT-OCT trial) to determine the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy for neointimal hyperplasia after Biolimus stent and Everolimus stent insertion . The primary objective of this study was to determine the duration of double antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) based on OCT results at 3 months after percutaneous coronary intervention with OCT guide and percutaneous coronary intervention with guided angiography. After that, patients who were enrolled in the previous DETECT-OCT study will be followed up for a 10 years follow-up.

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    9. Precision of OCT and OCTA-based Ocular Measurements

      Precision of OCT and OCTA-based Ocular Measurements

      The purpose of this study is to assess precision of measurements of vascular structures and the anatomical structures of the posterior pole of the eye based on OCTA and OCT scans in normal subjects, glaucoma patients, and retina patients, and to assess measurements of corneal layers based on corneal OCT scans in normal subjects and cornea patients.

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      Mentions: Optovue
    10. Identification of Risk Factors for Acute Coronary Events by Optical Coherence Tomography After STEMI and NSTEMI in Patients With Residual Non-flow Limiting Lesions

      Identification of Risk Factors for Acute Coronary Events by Optical Coherence Tomography After STEMI and NSTEMI in Patients With Residual Non-flow Limiting Lesions

      Despite major advances in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes a large proportion of patients is still at risk for new coronary events after experiencing an ACS. Detection of residual vulnerable plaques after ACS using OCT potentially identifies patients at high risk for new coronary events. However, no prospectively collected data on the prognostic power of OCT for plaque rupture are available at this moment. To design trials aimed to reduce events in patients with vulnerable plaques it is required to collect such prospective data on the relation between OCT derived characteristics of vulnerability and clinical outcome.

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    11. Comparison of OCT and OCTA-based Ocular Measurements to Those of Predicate

      Comparison of OCT and OCTA-based Ocular Measurements to Those of Predicate

      The purpose of this study is to compare with predicate device for the measurements of vascular structures and anatomical structures of the posterior pole of the eye based on OCTA and OCT scans in normal subjects, glaucoma patients, and retina patients, and to compare with predicate device for the measurements of corneal layers based on corneal OCT scans in normal subjects and cornea patients.

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      Mentions: Optovue
    12. (Cost)-Effectiveness of OCT in BCC (ROCTI)

      (Cost)-Effectiveness of OCT in BCC (ROCTI)

      Skin cancer incidence rises worldwide due to high sun exposure and ageing. Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most prevalent form, with a lifetime risk of 16-20% in the Netherlands. Currently, the gold standard for diagnosing and subtyping basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a punch biopsy. Since this technique is invasive, new non-invasive diagnostic methods have been developed, including optical coherence tomography (OCT). In patients with clinical and dermoscopic suspicion of BCC, OCT makes it possible to confirm and subtype BCC with high confidence, thereby obviating the need for a punch biopsy in a substantial part of patients. Hence, BCC ...

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    13. Dual Wavelength OCT

      Dual Wavelength OCT

      Histology studies have shown that many disorders of the retina and choroid such as age-related macular degeneration is associated with a build up abnormal deposits, in the retina or subretinal space. Being able to detect subtle changes in retina and choroidal structure is crucial for better understanding and monitoring of this potentially blinding condition. This study aims to commercially available Spectralis® OCT-system with a central wavelength of 880nm explore the ability of a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope (cSLO) for OCT imaging utilising a modified by the addition of a longer wavelength OCT (1075nm , a wavelength deployed on other commercially available ...

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      Mentions: Adnan Tufail
    14. Optical Coherence Tomography for Assessment of the Treatment Effect of Tiotropium in Early Stage of COPD

      Optical Coherence Tomography for Assessment of the Treatment Effect of Tiotropium in Early Stage of COPD

      The study aims to explore the reversibility of airway remodeling by Endobronchial Optical Coherence Tomography (EB-OCT). In this study, EB-OCT is used to assess the treatment effect of Tiotropium in early stage of COPD. Investigators recruit COPD patients in Grade A and Grade C according to GOLD 2019. Patients in Grade A will begin to use Tiotropium once daily, and EB-OCT, pulmonary function test and chest CT will be performed in baseline, 6 months, 1 year and 2 year. Patients in Grade C will begin to use LABA+LAMA (including but not limited to Olodaterol / Tiotropium) or LAMA (Tiotropium) , same ...

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    15. Impact of MEditerranean Diet, Inflammation and Microbiome After an Acute Coronary Syndrome

      Impact of MEditerranean Diet, Inflammation and Microbiome After an Acute Coronary Syndrome

      In the MEDIMACS project, we will use a randomized clinical-trial design to address the effects of mediterranean diet on atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability and coronary endothelial function in order to decipher complex interplays between diet, microbiome, immunological and metabolic responses and coronary atherosclerosis. We will focus on patients after an episode of acute coronary syndrome and use state-of-the-art techniques to address atherosclerotic plaque composition and coronary endothelial function. A number of different -omic approaches will be used to address effector pathways. The insights provided by this study will allow identifying potential new dietary, microbiota and/or metabolic targets for the treatment ...

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    16. Multimodal Retinal Imaging of the Angiofibrotic Switch in Neovascular AMD

      Multimodal Retinal Imaging of the Angiofibrotic Switch in Neovascular AMD

      The content of this research project is to identify the angiofibrotic switch, the transition from angiogenesis to fibrosis, in neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) longitudinally. AMD is the most important cause of vision loss of the elderly in industrialized countries. Despite optimal treatment about 50% of eyes with nAMD develop fibrosis within 2 years, causing irreversible damage to the retina and functional loss. Objective measurement of fibrosis, however, is challenging, since clinical staging is subjective and current imaging modalities such as color fundus photography (CFP), fluorescein angiography (FA) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) often do not allow clear delineation. Novel ...

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    17. Vessel Density in nAMD After Longterm Anti-VEGF Treatment Compared to Recently Started Anti-VEGF Treatment

      Vessel Density in nAMD After Longterm Anti-VEGF Treatment Compared to Recently Started Anti-VEGF Treatment

      Neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) is characterized by the abnormal growth of blood vessels from the choroid into the subretinal space which leads to sub- and intraretinal fluid accumulation, hemorrhages and subretinal fibrosis with progressive loss of central vision. Intravitreal anti-VEGF treatment is the standard of care. Intravitreal anti-VEGF application might temporarily increase intraocular pressure due to a volume effect. It remains unclear if repeated injections might have an impact on retinal capillary perfusion. Therefore this study aims to investigate the vascular microcirculation differences between patients who received longterm intravitreal Anti-VEGF treatment and patients who recently started Anti-VEGF treatment using ...

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    18. Pilot Study for OCT Guided In Vivo Laser Capture Microdissection for Assessing the Prognosis of Barrett's Esophagus

      Pilot Study for OCT Guided In Vivo Laser Capture Microdissection for Assessing the Prognosis of Barrett's Esophagus

      The investigators have developed a new technology, termed in-vivo laser capture microdissection (IVLCM), that addresses the limitations of endoscopic biopsy for screening for BE and provides targeted genomic profiling of aberrant tissue for more precise prediction of EAC risk. The device is a tethered capsule endomicroscope (TCE) that implements optical coherence tomography (OCT) to grab 10-mm-resolution, cross-sectional microscopic images of the entire esophagus after the capsule is swallowed. This OCT-based TCE technology is used in unsedated patients to visualize images of BE and dysplastic BE. During the IVLCM procedure, TCE images of abnormal BE tissue are identified in real time ...

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