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    2. Randomized comparison of optical coherence tomography versus angiography to guide Bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: The OPTICO BVS stud

      Randomized comparison of optical coherence tomography versus angiography to guide Bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: The OPTICO BVS stud
      Purpose We investigated whether optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) implantation can improve in-scaffold minimal lumen area (MLA) at 6-month compared with angiography guidance. Methods The OPTICO BVS was a randomized, international multicenter, assessor blind, superiority trial comparing OCT- versus angiography-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (1:1 allocation) in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing Absorb BVS 1.1 implantation. The primary endpoint was in-scaffold MLA at ...
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    3. Mechanism of Drug-Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold Restenosis: A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Mechanism of Drug-Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold Restenosis: A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Background: The pathomechanisms underlying restenosis of the bioabsorbable sirolimus-eluting metallic scaffold (Magmaris) remain unknown. Using serial optical coherence tomography, we investigated causes of restenosis, including the contribution of late scaffold recoil versus neointimal hyperplasia. Methods: Patients enrolled in BIOSOLVE-II undergoing serial angiography and optical coherence tomography (post-intervention and follow-up: 6 months and/or 1 year) were analyzed. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to angiographic in-scaffold late lumen loss ...
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    4. In vivo relationship between near-infrared spectroscopy-detected lipid-rich plaques and morphological plaque characteristics by optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound: a multimodality intravascular imaging study

      In vivo relationship between near-infrared spectroscopy-detected lipid-rich plaques and morphological plaque characteristics by optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound: a multimodality intravascular imaging study
      Aims We assessed morphological features of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-detected lipid-rich plaques (LRPs) by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). Methods and results IVUS-NIRS and OCT were performed in the two non-infarct-related arteries (non-IRAs) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for treatment of an acute coronary syndrome. A lesion was defined as the 4mm segment with the maximum amount of lipid core burden index (maxLCBI 4mm ) of ...
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    5. Correlation between in vivo near-infrared spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography detected lipid-rich plaques with post-mortem histology

      Correlation between in vivo near-infrared spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography detected lipid-rich plaques with post-mortem histology
      A 67-year-old female presented with an acute anterior STEMI and underwent percutaneous coronary intervention of the mid-left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery. Following successful implantation of two drug-eluting stents with TIMI III flow, multimodality imaging using near-infrared spectroscopy with intravascular ultrasound (NIRS-IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) was performed in the LAD and right coronary artery (RCA) in the setting of an imaging study (A1 and B1).
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    6. Optical coherence tomography diagnostic signs in posterior uveitis

      Optical coherence tomography diagnostic signs in posterior uveitis
      A diagnostic sign refers to a quantifiable biological parameter that is measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological, pathogenic, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention. When used in translational research discussions, the term itself often alludes to a signs used to accelerate or aid in diagnosis or monitoring and provide insight into personalized medicine. Many new diagnostic signs are being developed that involve imaging technology. Optical coherence ...
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    7. Clinical use of intracoronary imaging. Part 2: acute coronary syndromes, ambiguous coronary angiography findings, and guiding interventional decision-making: an expert consensus document of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervent

      Clinical use of intracoronary imaging. Part 2: acute coronary syndromes, ambiguous coronary angiography findings, and guiding interventional decision-making: an expert consensus document of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Intervent
      This consensus document is the second of two reports summarizing the views of an expert panel organized by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) on the clinical use of intracoronary imaging including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-IVUS. Beyond guidance of stent selection and optimization of deployment, invasive imaging facilitates angiographic interpretation and may guide treatment in acute coronary syndrome. Intravascular ...
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    8. Repeatability of Wide-field Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Normal Retina

      Repeatability of Wide-field Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Normal Retina
      Purpose : We evaluated the repeatability of wide-field en face swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) in healthy subjects. Methods : Healthy subjects underwent two imaging sessions, on average 8 days apart, with a 100 kHz SS-OCTA instrument. The imaging protocol included a central 3 3 and 12 12 mm scans of the four quadrants resulting in more than a 70 wide-field OCTA of the posterior pole. Quantitative analysis was performed using ...
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    9. Comparison of Choroidal Thickness Measurements Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Six Different Settings and With Customized Automated Segmentation Software

      Comparison of Choroidal Thickness Measurements Using Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography in Six Different Settings and With Customized Automated Segmentation Software
      Purpose : We investigate which spectral domain-optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) setting is superior when measuring subfoveal choroidal thickness (CT) and compared results to an automated segmentation software. Methods : Thirty patients underwent enhanced depth imaging (EDI)-OCT. B-scans were extracted in six different settings (W+N = white background/normal contrast 9; W+H = white background/maximum contrast 16; B+N = black background/normal contrast 12; B+H = black background/maximum contrast 16 ...
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    10. Radiofrequency ablation lesion assessment using optical coherence tomography – a proof‐of‐concept study

      Radiofrequency ablation lesion assessment using optical coherence tomography – a proof‐of‐concept study
      Background Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation. However, ablation lesions are usually only assessed functionally. The immediate effect of RFA on the tissue is not directly visualized. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an imaging technique that uses light to capture high‐resolution images with histology‐like quality. Therefore, it might be used for high‐precision imaging of ablation lesions. Methods and Results Radiofrequency ablation lesions ...
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    11. Swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography reveals vascular changes in intermediate uveitis

      Swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography reveals vascular changes in intermediate uveitis
      Purpose To evaluate retinal and choroidal vascular changes in patients with intermediate uveitis with/without concomitant retinal vasculitis using wide field swept‐source optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods In this study consecutive patients with intermediate uveitis vasculitis and healthy age‐matched controls were evaluated using central 3 3 mm OCTA scans and montage scans. Differences among the groups as well as the association between central changes assessed by 3 ...
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    12. Comparison of Optical Coherence Tomography-derived Minimal Lumen Area, Invasive Fractional Flow Reserve and FFRCT

      Comparison of Optical Coherence Tomography-derived Minimal Lumen Area, Invasive Fractional Flow Reserve and FFRCT
      Significant left main (LM) stenosis is associated with a poor prognosis, therefore, adequate judgement of the prognostic significance of LM stenosis is essential to improve patients' prognosis. Recently, fractional flow reserve (FFR) has become widespread practice and carries a Class Ia recommendation to assess functional significance of intermediate coronary stenosis in patients with stable angina. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-derived minimum lumen area (MLA) represents an accurate measure to determine LM ...
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    13. Vascular Abnormalities In Diabetic Retinopathy Assessed With SWEPT-SOURCE Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Widefield Imaging

      Vascular Abnormalities In Diabetic Retinopathy Assessed With SWEPT-SOURCE Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Widefield Imaging
      Purpose: To detect vascular abnormalities in diabetic retinopathy using swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) widefield images, and to compare the findings with color fundus photographs (CFPs) using Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study severity grading. Methods: 3 mm 3 mm and 12 mm 12 mm scans were acquired to cover 70 to 80 of the posterior pole using a 100-kHz SS-OCTA instrument. Two masked graders assessed the presence of vascular ...
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    14. Changes in Coronary Plaque Composition in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated With High-Intensity Statin Therapy (IBIS-4): A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Changes in Coronary Plaque Composition in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated With High-Intensity Statin Therapy (IBIS-4): A Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Objectives This study assessed changes in optical coherence tomography (OCT)-defined plaque composition in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) receiving high-intensity statin treatment. Background OCT is a high-resolution modality capable of measuring plaque characteristics including fibrous cap thickness (FCT) and macrophage infiltration. There is limited in vivo evidence regarding the effects of statins on OCT-defined coronary atheroma composition and no evidence in the context of STEMI. Methods In the ...
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    15. Evaluation of vascular changes in intermediate uveitis and retinal vasculitis using swept-source wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography

      Evaluation of vascular changes in intermediate uveitis and retinal vasculitis using swept-source wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography
      Purpose To evaluate vascular changes in patients with intermediate uveitis with or without retinal vasculitis using swept-source wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods This is a prospective cross-sectional study. Consecutive patients with intermediate uveitis were evaluated using wide-field OCTA. Wide-field OCTA and en-face OCT images were analysed for the presence of capillary non-perfusion and reduced perfusion, disruption of ellipsoid zone, and abnormalities on en-face wide-field retinal thickness maps, respectively ...
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    Bern University Hospital (Inselspital) As a university hospital, Inselspital plays an important role within the Swiss health care system. We are a medical competence, high-technology and knowledge centre with an international reputation and an interface for academic scholarship and scientific research.