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    2. KU Leuven leads €6 million research project on heart disease and dementia

      KU Leuven leads €6 million research project on heart disease and dementia
      The starting point is an observation that people with conditions such as high blood pressure and obesity, or who are simply getting old, have a higher risk of certain kinds of dementia and heart disease. In particular, they seem to have a greater chance of developing vascular dementia, which is associated with reduced blood flow to the brain, and diastolic heart failure, which happens when the heart muscle cannot relax ...
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    3. PHD POSITION – OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ON AGRO-FOOD PRODUCTS

      PHD POSITION – OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY ON AGRO-FOOD PRODUCTS
      (ref. BAP-2019-576) The MeBioS group performs groundbreaking research on innovative sensor technologies and the associated data analysis methods to understand and control the quality of products and ongoing processes. The research on sensors mainly focusses on optical sensor systems (spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging, thermography, smart cameras,). While the data research involves the optimal design of experiments, chemometrics, process monitoring and control, as well as artificial intelligence and deep learning. OCT/OCM ...
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    4. Optical coherence tomography—A review of the opportunities and challenges for postharvest quality evaluation

      Optical coherence tomography—A review of the opportunities and challenges for postharvest quality evaluation
      Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is an established non-destructive and contactless photonic technique which has now been shown to be suitable for monitoring the near-surface internal structure of tissues in stored fruit and vegetables. Such real-time cross-sectional imaging allows for better visualisation and understanding of the temporal changes in internal structure. However, despite these advantages, problems persist around the trade-off between imaging resolution and penetration depth, image analysis and data processing ...
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    5. Neoatherosclerosis in Patients With Coronary Stent Thrombosis: Findings From Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging (A Report of the PRESTIGE Consortium)

      Neoatherosclerosis in Patients With Coronary Stent Thrombosis: Findings From Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging (A Report of the PRESTIGE Consortium)
      Objectives The purpose of this study was to assess neoatherosclerosis in a registry of prospectively enrolled patients presenting with stent thrombosis using optical coherence tomography . Background In-stent neoatherosclerosis was recently identified as a novel disease manifestation of atherosclerosis after coronary stent implantation. Methods Angiography and intravascular optical coherence tomography were used to investigate etiologic factors of neoatherosclerosis in patients presenting with stent thrombosis 1 year after implantation (very late stent ...
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    6. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Glaucoma: A Review

      Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography in Glaucoma: A Review
      Background: Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Several techniques exist for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography (OCTA) is a recently developed technique that provides a quantitative assessment of the microcirculation of the retina and choroid in a fast, noninvasive way. Despite it being a novel technique, several publications have already been done in the glaucoma field. However, a summary of findings ...
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    7. 5-Year clinical follow-up of the COBRA (complex coronary bifurcation lesions: Randomized comparison of a strategy using a dedicated self-expanding biolimus A9-eluting stent vs. a culotte strategy using everolimus-eluting stents) study

      5-Year clinical follow-up of the COBRA (complex coronary bifurcation lesions: Randomized comparison of a strategy using a dedicated self-expanding biolimus A9-eluting stent vs. a culotte strategy using everolimus-eluting stents) study
      Objectives We evaluated healing responses with optical coherence tomography, and long-term clinical outcomes after treatment with a dedicated stent versus a conventional culotte technique. Background Dedicated bifurcation stents have been proposed as an alternative treatment for coronary bifurcation lesions. The long-term performance of dedicated stents versus conventional dual-stent techniques for the treatment of complex coronary bifurcation lesions is unknown. Methods Forty patients with true coronary bifurcation lesions were randomized to ...
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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. Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Patients with Coronary Stent Thrombosis: A Report of the PREvention of Late Stent Thrombosis by an Interdisciplinary Global European Effort (PRESTIGE) Consortium

      Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Patients with Coronary Stent Thrombosis: A Report of the PREvention of Late Stent Thrombosis by an Interdisciplinary Global European Effort (PRESTIGE) Consortium
      Background Stent thrombosis (ST) is a serious complication following coronary stenting. Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) may provide insights into mechanistic processes leading to ST. We performed a prospective, multicenter study to evaluate OCT findings in patients with ST. Methods Consecutive patients presenting with ST were prospectively enrolled in a registry using a centralized telephone registration system. After angiographic confirmation of ST, OCT imaging of the culprit vessel was performed ...
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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. Intraoperative margin assessment of human breast tissue in optical coherence tomography images using deep neural networks

      Intraoperative margin assessment of human breast tissue in optical coherence tomography images using deep neural networks
      Objective: In this work, we perform margin assessment of human breast tissue from optical coherence tomography (OCT) images using deep neural networks (DNNs). This work simulates an intraoperative setting for breast cancer lumpectomy. Methods: To train the DNNs, we use both the state-of-the-art methods (Weight Decay and DropOut) and a newly introduced regularization method based on function norms. Commonly used methods can fail when only a small database is available ...
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    14. Anatomical and functional assessment of Tryton bifurcation stent before and after final kissing balloon dilatation: Evaluations by three-dimensional coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography imaging and fractional flow reserve

      Anatomical and functional assessment of Tryton bifurcation stent before and after final kissing balloon dilatation: Evaluations by three-dimensional coronary angiography, optical coherence tomography imaging and fractional flow reserve
      Objectives To assess the anatomical and functional impact of final kissing balloon inflation (FKBI) after implantation of a dedicated bifurcation stent system. Background Current evidence suggests clinical benefit of FKBI in patients undergoing bifurcation dilatation using the Tryton side branch stent (Tryton-SBS). We hypothesized that FKBI improves anatomical reconstruction and functional results of bifurcation treated by Tryton-SBS. Methods An unselected group of patients with complex bifurcation coronary lesions undergoing percutaneous ...
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    15. Complex bifurcation lesions: Randomized comparison of a fully bioresorbable modified t stenting strategy versus bifurcation reconstruction with a dedicated self-expanding stent in combination with bioresorbable scaffolds, an OCT study: Rationale and desig

      Complex bifurcation lesions: Randomized comparison of a fully bioresorbable modified t stenting strategy versus bifurcation reconstruction with a dedicated self-expanding stent in combination with bioresorbable scaffolds, an OCT study: Rationale and desig
      Objective There is an ongoing controversy regarding the efficacy and safety of different percutaneous stenting techniques for coronary bifurcation lesions needing 1 stent. The promise of safe vessel restoration with bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS) may not be transferable to complex double BRS bifurcation techniques, and permanent metallic scaffolding of the bifurcation core may be needed. We identified modified-T stenting as the most promising fully bioresorbable 2-stent strategy in a preclinical setting ...
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    16. Optical coherence tomography-based assessment of bifurcation stenting using the Axxess™ Biolimus A9™-eluting stent system

      Optical coherence tomography-based assessment of bifurcation stenting using the Axxess™ Biolimus A9™-eluting stent system
      Bifurcation lesions are associated with increased procedural complications and worse long-term outcome. Multiple techniques are available, including the dedicated drug-eluting Axxess stent system (Biosensors International Ltd., Singapore, Singapore), providing complete bifurcation support without covering the carina. Low rates of restenosis in both main vessel (MV) and side branch (SB) have been demonstrated. High-resolution imaging techniques such as intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT) may help the positioning and implantation of the ...
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    K. U. Leuven

    Catholic University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ) is situated in the heart of Western Europe and has been a centre of learning for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, K. U.Leuven bears the double honour of being the oldest existent Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries.