1. Giovanni J. Ughi

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    2. High-resolution image-guided WEB aneurysm embolization by high-frequency optical coherence tomography

      High-resolution image-guided WEB aneurysm embolization by high-frequency optical coherence tomography
      Background High-frequency optical coherence tomography (HF-OCT) is an intra-vascular imaging technique capable of assessing device-vessel interactions at spatial resolution approaching 10m. We tested the hypothesis that adequately deployed Woven EndoBridge (WEB) devices as visualized by HF-OCT lead to higher aneurysm occlusion rates. Methods In a leporine model, elastase-induced aneurysms (n=24) were treated with the WEB device. HF-OCT and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were performed following WEB deployment and repeated ...
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    3. A neurovascular high-frequency optical coherence tomography system enables in situ cerebrovascular volumetric microscopy

      A neurovascular high-frequency optical coherence tomography system enables in situ cerebrovascular volumetric microscopy
      Intravascular imaging has emerged as a valuable tool for the treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease; however, no solution is available for safe and reliable use in the tortuous vascular anatomy of the brain. Endovascular treatment of stroke is delivered under image guidance with insufficient resolution to adequately assess underlying arterial pathology and therapeutic devices. High-resolution imaging, enabling surgeons to visualize cerebral arteries' microstructure and micron-level features of neurovascular ...
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    4. Longitudinal Monitoring of Flow-Diverting Stent Tissue Coverage After Implant in a Bifurcation Model Using Neurovascular High-Frequency Optical Coherence Tomography

      Longitudinal Monitoring of Flow-Diverting Stent Tissue Coverage After Implant in a Bifurcation Model Using Neurovascular High-Frequency Optical Coherence Tomography
      BACKGROUND Tissue growth over covered branches is a leading cause of delayed thrombotic complications after flow-diverter stenting (FDS). Due to insufficient resolution, no imaging modality is clinically available to monitor this phenomenon. OBJECTIVE To evaluate high-frequency optical coherence tomography (HF-OCT), a novel intravascular imaging modality designed for the cerebrovascular anatomy with a resolution approaching 10 microns, to monitor tissue growth over FDS in an arterial bifurcation model. METHODS FDS were ...
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    5. Acute Thrombus Burden on Coated Flow Diverters Assessed by High Frequency Optical Coherence Tomography

      Acute Thrombus Burden on Coated Flow Diverters Assessed by High Frequency Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose The implantation of flow diverters requires administration of dual anti-platelet therapy, posing the potential for complications. The p48MW HPC (phenox, Bochm, Germany) hydrophilic-coated flow diverting stent is designed to be anti-thrombotic, thus opening the potential for single anti-platelet therapy. We deploy a novel intravascular high-resolution imaging technique, high-frequency optical coherence tomography (HF-OCT), to study in an animal model the acute thrombus formation on coated p48MW devices versus uncoated control ...
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    6. High frequency optical coherence tomography assessment of homogenous neck coverage by intrasaccular devices predicts successful aneurysm occlusion

      High frequency optical coherence tomography assessment of homogenous neck coverage by intrasaccular devices predicts successful aneurysm occlusion
      Background High frequency optical coherence tomography (HF-OCT) is a novel intravascular imaging technology developed for use in the cerebral vasculature. We hypothesize that HF-OCT characterization of intrasaccular device neck coverage can prognosticate exclusion of the aneurysm from the circulation. Methods Bifurcation and sidewall aneurysms were made in six dogs. Seven aneurysms were treated with next generation intrasaccular devices (NGID) and four with traditional platinum coils. HF-OCT was performed to interrogate ...
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    7. MICRO-IMAGING CATHETERS FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION, IMAGE-GUIDED, ENDOVASCULAR REPAIR OF BRAIN ANEURYSMS

      MICRO-IMAGING CATHETERS FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION, IMAGE-GUIDED, ENDOVASCULAR REPAIR OF BRAIN ANEURYSMS
      This program will commercialize a high-speed, high-resolution, neuroendovascular imaging platform that allows neurointerventionalists to directly visualize intravascular devices and their interaction with vessels during treatment of brain aneurysms. The miniaturization of the design features of neurovascular stents and flow-diverters has enabled an explosion of technologies available for endovascular treatment of stroke. However, imaging technology has not kept pace with device technology to enable endovascular surgeons sufficient resolution to adequately visualize ...
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    8. In-stent fractional flow reserve variations and related optical coherence tomography findings: the FFR–OCT co-registration study

      In-stent fractional flow reserve variations and related optical coherence tomography findings: the FFR–OCT co-registration study
      We sought to assess in-stent variations in fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and to associate any drop in FFR with findings by optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. Suboptimal post-PCI FFR values were previously associated with poor outcomes. It is not known to which extent in-stent pressure loss contributes to reduced FFR. In this single-arm observational study, 26 patients who previously underwent PCI with ...
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    9. EuOptical coherence tomography findings: insights from the “randomised multicentre trial investigating angiographic outcomes of hybrid sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer compared with everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer in chro

      EuOptical coherence tomography findings: insights from the “randomised multicentre trial investigating angiographic outcomes of hybrid sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer compared with everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer in chro
      Aims: The PRISON IV trial investigated the next-generation sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) with ultra-thin struts and biodegradable polymer against the second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) with thin struts and durable polymer in patients with successfully recanalised chronic total occlusions (CTO). In this study, we examined the secondary optical coherence tomography endpoints. Methods and results: The main PRISON IV trial randomised 330 patients to either SES or EES. At nine months, 281 (85 ...
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    10. Recent Advances in the Field of Optical Coherence Tomography

      Recent Advances in the Field of Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose of Review The scope of this text is to critically review the most important recent advances in the field of optical coherence tomography, both from a clinical, scientific, and technical point of view. Recent Findings In recent years, important steps forward have been put in the field of optimization of PCI (with a focus on optimal sizing of stents and optimization of stent expansion after implantation) and the differentiation ...
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    11. Optical coherence tomography findings: insights from the “randomised multicentre trial investigating angiographic outcomes of hybrid sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer compared with everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer in chroni

      Optical coherence tomography findings: insights from the “randomised multicentre trial investigating angiographic outcomes of hybrid sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer compared with everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer in chroni
      Aims: The PRISON IV trial investigated the next-generation sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) with ultra-thin struts and biodegradable polymer against the second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) with thin struts and durable polymer in patients with successfully recanalised chronic total occlusions (CTO). In this study, we examined the secondary optical coherence tomography endpoints. Methods and results: The main PRISON IV trial randomised 330 patients to either SES or EES. At nine months, 281 (85 ...
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    12. Optical coherence tomography findings: insights from the “randomised multicentre trial investigating angiographic outcomes of hybrid sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer compared with everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer in chroni

      Optical coherence tomography findings: insights from the “randomised multicentre trial investigating angiographic outcomes of hybrid sirolimus-eluting stents with biodegradable polymer compared with everolimus-eluting stents with durable polymer in chroni
      Aims: The PRISON IV trial investigated the next-generation sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) with ultra-thin struts and biodegradable polymer against the second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) with thin struts and durable polymer in patients with successfully recanalised chronic total occlusions (CTO). In this study, we examined the secondary optical coherence tomography endpoints. Methods and results: The main PRISON IV trial randomised 330 patients to either SES or EES. At nine months, 281 (85 ...
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    13. IMAGE-GUIDED ENDOVASCULAR NEUROSURGERY: HIGH-RESOLUTION CEREBROVASCULAR IMAGING

      IMAGE-GUIDED ENDOVASCULAR NEUROSURGERY: HIGH-RESOLUTION CEREBROVASCULAR IMAGING
      The goal of this program is the development of a high-resolution, neuroendovascular imaging platform that provides detailed information on intravascular devices used to treat brain aneurysms. Miniaturization of the design features of neurovascular stents and flow-diverters (FD) with braided wires of 20 m and laser cut features of 10 m, has enabled an explosion of technology available for endovascular treatment of stroke. Despite these advances, however, several questions remain unanswered ...
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    14. EuroIntervention Automated characterisation of lipid core plaques in vivo by quantitative optical coherence tomography tissue type imaging

      EuroIntervention Automated characterisation of lipid core plaques in vivo by quantitative optical coherence tomography tissue type imaging
      Aims: Qualitative criteria for plaque tissue characterisation by OCT are well established, but quantitative methods lack systematic validation in vivo . High optical attenuation coefficient t has been associated with unstable plaque features, such as lipid core. The purpose of this study was to validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) attenuation imaging for tissue characterisation in vivo , specifically to detect lipid core in coronary atherosclerotic plaques, and to evaluate quantitatively the ability ...
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    15. Targeted Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Atherosclerosis

      Targeted Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Atherosclerosis
      Objectives This study sought to determine whether indocyanine green (ICG)enhanced near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging can illuminate high-risk histologic plaque features of human carotid atherosclerosis, and in coronary atheroma of living swine, using intravascular NIRF-optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging. Background New translatable imaging approaches are needed to identify high-risk biological signatures of atheroma. ICG is a U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved NIRF imaging agent that experimentally targets plaque macrophages ...
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  2. About Giovanni J. Ughi

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    Giovanni J. Ughi is at Gentuity LLC.