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    2. Novel volumetric analysis for stent expansion after drug‐eluting stent implantation: An optical coherence tomography study

      Novel volumetric analysis for stent expansion after drug‐eluting stent implantation: An optical coherence tomography study
      Objectives To assess the clinical significance of a novel optical coherence tomography (OCT)‐derived volumetric parameter of stent expansion by comparing it with the conventional parameters in real‐world practice. Background The clinical significance of novel parameters in real‐world practice including longer and smaller stents remains to be elucidated. Methods A total of 226 de novo lesion treated with drug‐eluting stents in 208 consecutive patients were enrolled. Stent ...
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    3. Comprehensive In Vivo Coronary Plaque Mapping: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study

      Comprehensive In Vivo Coronary Plaque Mapping: A 3-Vessel Optical Coherence Tomography Study
      Background Previous pathology studies demonstrated that thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) is localized in specific segments of the epicardial coronary arteries. A detailed description of in vivo coronary plaques of various phenotypes has not been reported. Objectives We performed a comprehensive analysis on the distribution of coronary plaques with different phenotypes from our 3-vessel optical coherence tomography (OCT) database. Methods OCT images of all 3 coronary arteries in 131 patients were analyzed ...
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    4. Comparison of post‐stent optical coherence tomography findings among three subtypes of calcified culprit plaques in patients with acute coronary syndrome

      Comparison of post‐stent optical coherence tomography findings among three subtypes of calcified culprit plaques in patients with acute coronary syndrome
      Objectives To compare the postprocedural optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings and in‐hospital outcomes among the three subtypes of calcified plaques: eruptive calcified nodules, superficial calcific sheet, and calcified protrusion. Background Recently, three subtypes of calcified culprit plaques were reported in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). How these subtypes respond to stenting is unknown. Methods ACS patients with calcified plaque at the culprit lesion were selected from our database ...
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    5. Comparison of angle-to-angle distance using three devices in normal eyes

      Comparison of angle-to-angle distance using three devices in normal eyes
      Purpose To compare the angle-to-angle (ATA) distance, and the repeatability and the reproducibility of these measurements among the three devices. Methods We performed the ATA measurements in 26 healthy subjects using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (CASIA2, Tomey, Japan), the Scheimpflug camera (Pentacam HR, Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany), and the combined Placido-ring corneal topography and Scheimpflug camera (TMS-5, Tomey). We also compared the repeatability and the reproducibility of the ATA measurements ...
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    6. Keratoconus detection using deep learning of colour-coded maps with anterior segment optical coherence tomography: a diagnostic accuracy study

      Keratoconus detection using deep learning of colour-coded maps with anterior segment optical coherence tomography: a diagnostic accuracy study
      Objective To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of keratoconus using deep learning of the colour-coded maps measured with the swept-source anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT). Design A diagnostic accuracy study. Setting A single-centre study. Participants A total of 304 keratoconic eyes (grade 1 (108 eyes), 2 (75 eyes), 3 (42 eyes) and 4 (79 eyes)) according to the Amsler-Krumeich classification, and 239 age-matched healthy eyes. Main outcome measures The diagnostic ...
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    7. Lipoprotein (a) level is associated with plaque vulnerability in patients with coronary artery disease: An optical coherence tomography study

      Lipoprotein (a) level is associated with plaque vulnerability in patients with coronary artery disease: An optical coherence tomography study
      Background High lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] levels are an independent factor for worse prognosis in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the association between serum Lp(a) level and coronary plaque vulnerability remains to be determined. Methods A total of 255 consecutive patients with CAD who underwent optical coherence tomography imaging of culprit lesions were included. Patients were divided into 2 groups according to their Lp(a) levels (the ...
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    8. Zero-Contrast Optical Coherence Tomography- and Physiology-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Severely Calcified Lesion

      Zero-Contrast Optical Coherence Tomography- and Physiology-Guided Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Severely Calcified Lesion
      An 80-year-old man with severe kidney dysfunction (estimated glomerular filtration rate, 26 mL/min/1.73 m 2 ) not requiring hemodialysis presented with effort angina. Diagnostic angiography with minimum contrast showed a diffuse lesion in the proximal right coronary artery (RCA; Figure A ). On a later day, optical coherence tomography (OCT)-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with dextran injection was performed. Because multiple cracks were seen in the severely calcified ...
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    9. Incidence, factors, and clinical significance of cholesterol crystals in coronary plaque: An optical coherence tomography study

      Incidence, factors, and clinical significance of cholesterol crystals in coronary plaque: An optical coherence tomography study
      Background and aims Intraplaque cholesterol crystal (CC) is recognized as a component of vulnerable plaques. However, the clinical characteristics of patients with CC and the impact of CC on clinical events remain unknown. Methods A total of 340 consecutive patients who underwent optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of culprit lesions were included in the study. CC was defined as a thin linear structure with high reflectivity and low signal attenuation ...
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    10. Influence of corneal power on circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve head measurements by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

      Influence of corneal power on circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer and optic nerve head measurements by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography
      AIM : To evaluate the influence of corneal power on circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (cpRNFL) and optic nerve head (ONH) measurements by spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). METHODS : Twenty-five eyes of 25 healthy participants (mean age 23.63.6y) were imaged by SD-OCT using horizontal raster scans. Disposable soft contact lenses of different powers (from ?11 to +5 diopters including 0 diopter) were worn to induce 2-diopter changes in corneal ...
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    11. Speckle variance optical coherence tomography using an SS-OCT system and an extended k-sampling clock

      Speckle variance optical coherence tomography using an SS-OCT system and an extended k-sampling clock
      is vacant or filled with material having a refractive index different from the tissue, the observed structure is deformed significantly. This deformation artifact can be minimized by filling the cavity with liquid having a refractive index nearly equal to the tissue. Furthermore, by using dynamical OCT method, cavity image intensity can be significantly enhanced compared with the tissue. This image contrast improvement may allow imaging of cavity structures inside deep ...
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    12. Low eicosapentaenoic acid to arachidonic acid ratio is associated with thin-cap fibroatheroma determined by optical coherence tomography

      Low eicosapentaenoic acid to arachidonic acid ratio is associated with thin-cap fibroatheroma determined by optical coherence tomography
      Background A low eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)/arachidonic acid (AA) ratio is known to be associated with cardiovascular events. However, the relationship between the EPA/AA ratio and coronary plaque vulnerability assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT) has not been examined thoroughly. This study examined the relationship between the EPA/AA ratio and coronary plaque vulnerability assessed by OCT in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Methods We evaluated 59 ACS ...
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    13. Comparative Kitasato-type optical coherence tomography study of differences in scleral shapes between the superonasal and superotemporal quadrants

      Comparative Kitasato-type optical coherence tomography study of differences in scleral shapes between the superonasal and superotemporal quadrants
      Objective: To determine differences in the scleral shape between the superonasal and superotemporal quadrants, which are the sites of scleral flap creation in trabeculectomy, using anterior-segment optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods: Thirty-eight eyes of 22 subjects without ocular diseases except for cataract or ametropia were enrolled. The mean patient age was 63.8 15.7 years (range, 2880 years). The same examiner captured all images using Kitasato-type anterior-segment swept-source OCT ...
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  2. About Kitasato University

    Kitasato University

    Kitasato University is a private university in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The head of the university is located in the Shirokane Campus, neighboring the Kitasato Institute. Its major educational facilities are located in the Sagamihara Campus, located 60 kilometers west of central Tokyo. The departments include the School of Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, School of Fisheries Sciences, School of Nursing, and the School of Science.