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    2. Case report: Corneal endothelial degeneration and optic atrophy in dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy quantified by specular micrography and optical coherence tomography

      Case report: Corneal endothelial degeneration and optic atrophy in dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy quantified by specular micrography and optical coherence tomography
      Introduction: Dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease with various neurological manifestations. Corneal endothelial degeneration and optic atrophy have been reported separately; however, there are no reports of corneal endothelial degeneration with optic atrophy. Cases: Herein, we present four related patients with DRPLA: two patients (69-year-old woman and 80-year-old man) who exhibited both corneal endothelial degeneration and optic atrophy and another two (49- and 51-year-old women, respectively) who ...
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    3. The role of basal sweating in maintaining skin hydration in the finger: a long-standing paradox in dry skin resolved

      The role of basal sweating in maintaining skin hydration in the finger: a long-standing paradox in dry skin resolved
      long-standing paradox in dermatology is why skin dehydration in the fingers can be triggered by repeated water exposure despite the action of water to hydrate skin tissue. Potential clues might be provided by identifying a mechanism through which water is held in the skin of the fingers. We speculated that this mechanism would be impaired after repeated water exposure. Here, we investigated whether there might be glabrous skin-specific water-holding machinery ...
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    4. Optical coherence tomography in coronary atherosclerosis assessment and intervention

      Optical coherence tomography in coronary atherosclerosis assessment and intervention
      Since optical coherence tomography (OCT) was first performed in humans two decades ago, this imaging modality has been widely adopted in research on coronary atherosclerosis and adopted clinically for the optimization of percutaneous coronary intervention. In the past 10 years, substantial advances have been made in the understanding of in vivo vascular biology using OCT. Identification by OCT of culprit plaque pathology could potentially lead to a major shift in ...
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    5. Layered Plaque in Organic Lesions in Patients With Coronary Artery Spasm

      Layered Plaque in Organic Lesions in Patients With Coronary Artery Spasm
      Background Coronary artery spasm plays a vital role in the pathogenesis of coronary plaques. We sought to investigate the plaque characteristics of co‐existing organic lesions in patients with coronary artery spasm in comparison to those without coronary artery spasm by intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and Results We included 39 patients who presented with a symptom suspected of coronary spastic angina and had an organic lesion, defined as ...
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    6. Head-to-head comparison of quantitative measurements between intravascular imaging systems: An in vitro phantom study

      Head-to-head comparison of quantitative measurements between intravascular imaging systems: An in vitro phantom study
      Introduction The present study aimed to compare the accuracy of quantitative measurements by contemporary intravascular imaging systems including optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI), frequency domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT), and 6 intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) systems. Methods We imaged five cylindrical phantom models made from an acrylic resin with known lumen diameters (1.51, 2.03, 3.04, 4.04, and 5.04 mm, respectively) using OFDI (FastView and LUNAWAVE, Terumo ...
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    7. Acute coronary syndrome demonstrating plaque rupture in calcified plaque visualized by optical coherence tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy combined with intravascular ultrasound

      Acute coronary syndrome demonstrating plaque rupture in calcified plaque visualized by optical coherence tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy combined with intravascular ultrasound
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can visualize calcification of the coronary plaque as a low-intensity lesion with sharp borders. However, residual lipid tissue inside the calcification could pose a problem in plaque evaluation by OCT. We present a case of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) demonstrating plaque rupture in the calcified plaque. In this case, OCT demonstrated a cavity suspected to represent rupture in the calcified plaque and near-infrared spectroscopy revealed a ...
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    8. Choroidal vessel density in unilateral hyperopic amblyopia using en-face optical coherence tomography

      Choroidal vessel density in unilateral hyperopic amblyopia using en-face optical coherence tomography
      Background: Structural changes of the choroid, such as choroidal thickening, have been indicated in amblyopic eyes with hyperopic anisometropia as compared to fellow or healthy eyes. The purpose of the present study was to investigate choroidal vascular density (CVD) in children with unilateral hyperopic amblyopia. Methods: This study included 88 eyes of 44 patients with unilateral amblyopia due to hyperopic anisometropia with or without strabismus and 29 eyes of 29 ...
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    9. Predictors of Rapid Plaque Progression: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Predictors of Rapid Plaque Progression: An Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Objectives This study sought to identify morphological predictors of rapid plaque progression. Background Two patterns of plaque progression have been described: slow linear progression and rapid step-wise progression. The former pattern will cause stable angina when the narrowing reaches a critical threshold, whereas the latter pattern may lead to acute coronary syndromes or sudden cardiac death. Methods Patients who underwent optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging during the index procedure and ...
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    10. Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Layered Plaque in Patients With Stable Angina Pectoris ― Evaluation With Histopathology and Optical Coherence Tomography ―

      Prevalence and Clinical Significance of Layered Plaque in Patients With Stable Angina Pectoris ― Evaluation With Histopathology and Optical Coherence Tomography ―
      Background: Healed plaques are identified as a layered pattern with optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, but the exact relationship between healed plaques and the development of significant coronary stenosis in stable angina pectoris (SAP) is not fully understood. Methods and Results: A retrospective clinincal study investigated the OCT characteristics of culprit lesions of SAP patients (n=205), and a prospective study examined the histopathological characteristics of layered plaque in directional ...
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    11. Foveal avascular zone and macular vessel density after correction for magnification error in unilateral amblyopia using optical coherence tomography angiography

      Foveal avascular zone and macular vessel density after correction for magnification error in unilateral amblyopia using optical coherence tomography angiography
      Background To investigate the area of foveal avascular zone (FAZ) and macular vessel density (VD) after correction for magnification error in unilateral amblyopia using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods Participants comprised 15 patients with unilateral amblyopia due to anisometropia with or without strabismus (mean age, 9.83.4years; range, 617years). OCTA images were obtained by using spectral-domain OCT with angiography software. The OCTA scanning protocol used was 33-mm volume ...
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    12. Successful Treatment of Genital Warts with Ingenol Mebutate Monitored with Optical Coherence Tomography and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy

      Successful Treatment of Genital Warts with Ingenol Mebutate Monitored with Optical Coherence Tomography and Reflectance Confocal Microscopy
      Ingenol mebutate (IM) is approved for the treatment of actinic keratosis and induces cell death in precancerous lesions. The efficacy of IM in the treatment of genital warts was investigated in a therapy-refractory patient. The 74-year-old male was treated with IM gel for three consecutive days. Treatment course and efficacy were evaluated by clinical inspection and non-invasive diagnostics namely optical coherence tomography (OCT) and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM). Within 24 ...
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    13. Healed Culprit Plaques in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

      Healed Culprit Plaques in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome
      ackground Healed plaques, morphologically characterized by a layered phenotype, are frequently found in subjects with sudden cardiac death. However, in vivo data are lacking. Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, morphological characteristics, and clinical significance of healed culprit plaques in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods A total of 376 ACS patients (252 ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction [MI] and ...
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    14. Usefulness of longitudinal reconstructed optical coherence tomography images for predicting the need for the reverse wire technique during coronary bifurcation interventions

      Usefulness of longitudinal reconstructed optical coherence tomography images for predicting the need for the reverse wire technique during coronary bifurcation interventions
      Objectives The aim is to investigate the usefulness of longitudinal reconstructed optical coherence tomography (OCT) images in selecting the reverse wire (RW) technique for inserting a guidewire into a side branch (SB). Background It is sometimes necessary to protect the SB with a guidewire to prevent SB complications in PCI for bifurcation lesions. The RW is a novel method for guidewire insertion into an extremely angulated SB when the standard ...
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    15. Neointimal coverage of jailed side branches in coronary bifurcation lesions: an optical coherence tomography analysis

      Neointimal coverage of jailed side branches in coronary bifurcation lesions: an optical coherence tomography analysis
      Objectives: The jailed strut at the side-branch (SB) orifice may be a cause of delayed neointimal coverage and SB flow disturbance after single stenting to bifurcation. The aim of this study was to characterize the exact relationship between the jailed strut pattern at the SB orifice immediately after stent implantation and neointimal coverage of the jailed SB orifice in the chronic phase. Patients and methods: A total of 29 bifurcation ...
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    16. Current clinical applications of coronary optical coherence tomography

      Current clinical applications of coronary optical coherence tomography
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an intra-coronary diagnostic technique that provides detailed imagings of blood vessels in the current cardiac catheterization laboratory. The higher resolution of OCT often provides superior delineation of each structure compared with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and it can reliably visualize the microstructure of normal and diseased arteries. The capabilities of OCT are well suited for the identification of calcified plaque and neointima formation after stent implantation ...
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  2. About Kawasaki Medical School

    Kawasaki Medical School

    Kawasaki Medical School is a private university in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan, established in spring 1971.