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    1. Recent findings in ophthalmology and visual science described by researchers from University of Sydney, Westmead Millennium Institute

      Recent findings in ophthalmology and visual science described by researchers from University of Sydney, Westmead Millennium Institute
      Researchers detail in 'Impact of ethnicity on the correlation of retinal parameters with axial length,' new data in ophthalmology and visual science. In this recent article published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, scientists in Sydney, Australia conducted a study "To examine whether the relationship of axial length (AL) to retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) and macular parameters measured by optical coherence tomography (OCT) differs according to ethnicity. As part of the Sydney Myopia Study, 2353 children from grade 7 (age range, 11.1-14.4 years) completed detailed ocular examinations in the 2004-2005 school year." "AL was measured with ...
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    2. Data on heart disease described by researchers at Wakayama Medical University, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

      Data on heart disease described by researchers at Wakayama Medical University, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
      A new study, 'The effect of lipid and inflammatory profiles on the morphological changes of lipid-rich plaques in patients with non-ST-segment elevated acute coronary syndrome: follow-up study by optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound,' is now available. "The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the morphological changes of nonculprit lipid-rich plaques and several clinical profiles in patients with non-ST-segment elevated acute coronary syndrome (NSTEACS). Identification of coronary lesion with morphological characteristics of rupture-prone plaques is still difficult," scientists in Wakayama, Japan report.
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    3. Glaucoma Epidemiology: Reports from University Hospital, Ophthalmology Department describe recent advances in glaucoma epidemiology

      (NewsRx.com) -- New research, 'Retinal nerve fiber layer evaluation in open-angle glaucoma. Optimum criteria for optical coherence tomography,' is the subject of a report. In this recently published article, scientists in Zaragoza, Spain conducted a study "To determine the optimum criteria for optical coherence tomography (OCT) to discriminate best between healthy and glaucomatous eyes. A prospective cross-sectional study."
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    4. Studies in the area of melanoma reported from Thomas Jefferson University

      2008 NOV 10 -- In this recently published article, scientists in the United States conducted a study "To investigate the potential benefit of periocular depot triamcinolone in the prevention of macular edema after iodine 125 plaque radiotherapy for uveal melanoma. This comparative, nonrandomized, interventional study included 87 patients with uveal melanoma who underwent plaque radiotherapy."
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    5. New findings in headache and migraine described by A. Martinez and co-researchers

      In this recent study, researchers in La Coruna, Spain conducted a study "To compare the retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) thickness in eyes of migraine patients with age-matched healthy subjects using optical coherence tomography. The study was designed as an observational cross-sectional study. 70 eyes of 70 patients (mean age 28.2 (SD 7.9) years) with migraine with or without aura according to the criteria of the Headache International Society and 53 eyes of 53 age-matched healthy controls (mean age 28.0 (8.1) years) were included." "Optical coherence tomography was performed with the Stratus OCT (model 3000, software ...
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    6. Reports from Harvard University, Cardiology Division highlight recent research in life sciences

      Current study results from the report, 'Association of statin therapy with reduced coronary plaque rupture: an optical coherence tomography study,' have been published. According to recent research from the United States, "Statin therapy induces plaque regression and may stabilize atheromatous plaques. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a high-resolution in-vivo imaging modality that allows characterization of atherosclerotic plaques." "We aimed to demonstrate the potential utility of OCT in evaluating coronary plaques in patients with or without statin therapy. Patients undergoing cardiac catheterization were enrolled. We identified culprit lesions and performed...
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    7. Data on thrombosis described by researchers at Medical College

      According to a study from Harbin, People's Republic of China, "Plaque rupture with subsequent thrombosis is recognised as the underlying pathophysiology of most acute coronary syndromes. Thus, direct thrombus visualisation in vivo may be beneficial for both diagnosis and guidance of therapy." "We sought to test the feasibility of imaging acute thrombosis in vivo using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in an experimental thrombosis animal model. Nine male New Zealand White rabbits (weight approximate to 3.0 kg) were made atherosclerotic with a high-cholesterol diet after injury of the right carotid artery endothelium. Thrombus was then induced with the use ...
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    8. Multiple Sclerosis: New multiple sclerosis data have been reported by researchers at University of Houston, College of Optometry

      A new study, 'The relationship between visual field and retinal nerve fiber layer measurements in patients with multiple sclerosis,' is now available. In this recent report, researchers in the United States conducted a study "To investigate the relationship between visual function, measured by standard automated perimetry (SAP), and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness,...
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    9. Background Finger Nail Disease & OCT

      "Background Nail diseases are often troubling to the patient and may present a diagnostic challenge to the dermatologist. Biopsies from the nail may be required although often perceived uncomfortable by the patient and potentially scarring," scientists in Roskilde, Denmark report. "Noninvasive technologies are therefore of particular interest in the study of nails....
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    10. Monoclonal Antibodies: Recent findings in monoclonal antibodies described by researchers from Labbafinejad Medical Center

      Data detailed in 'Dramatic response of choroidal neovascularization associated with choroidal osteoma to the intravitreal injection of bevacizumab (Avastin)' have been presented. In this recent study, researchers in Iran conducted a study "To report the dramatic response of juxtafoveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with choroidal osteoma to a single intravitreal...
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    11. Diabetic Retinopathy: Reports outline diabetic retinopathy research from University of Florence, Department of Ophthalmology

      New research, 'Optical coherence tomography versus stereoscopic fundus photography or biomicroscopy for diagnosing diabetic macular edema: a systematic review,' is the subject of a report. In this recent study, researchers in Florence, Italy conducted a study "To review systematically the sensitivity and specificity of optical coherence tomography (OCT) for diagnosing macular...
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    12. Bioptigen completes series A funding round, investment closes at $1.3 million

      Bioptigen, an optical technology company developing proprietary advances in the field of optical coherence tomography (OCT), announces the closing of its Series A round of funding. The round closed at $1.3 million and investors included the Piedmont Angel Network, the Inception Micro-Angel Fund and qualified individuals. Bioptigen will be The Piedmont Angel Network's PAN Two Fund's first investment. "We are exhilarated to have completed our first funding round with the support of the North Carolina angel investor community," stated Bioptigen's president and CEO Eric Buckland. "Over the past year, funded largely by phase I SBIR grants ...
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