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    2. Association between daily glucose fluctuation and coronary plaque properties in patients receiving adequate lipid-lowering therapy assessed by continuous glucose monitoring and optical coherence tomography

      Association between daily glucose fluctuation and coronary plaque properties in patients receiving adequate lipid-lowering therapy assessed by continuous glucose monitoring and optical coherence tomography
      Background Glucose fluctuation has been recognized as a residual risk apart from dyslipidemia for the development of coronary artery disease (CAD). This study aimed to investigate the association between glucose fluctuation and coronary plaque morphology in CAD patients. Methods This prospective study enrolled 72 consecutive CAD patients receiving adequate lipid-lowering therapy. They were divided into 3 tertiles according to the mean amplitude of glycemic excursions (MAGE), which represents glucose fluctuation ...
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    3. OCT for bifurcation stenting: what have we learned?

      OCT for bifurcation stenting: what have we learned?
      Treatment of bifurcation lesions by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) shows major variation in complexity. Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) provides high-resolution images of the pathoanatomy, thrombus, wires and stent positions during the procedure. This information may prove crucial in optimising PCI results and clinical outcomes after complex bifurcation treatment. Mounting evidence confirms the feasibility of OCT in bifurcations, and specific steps where OCT may be advantageous in guiding bifurcation PCI ...
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    4. Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Evaluation at 6, 12, and 24 months Following Biolimus A9-Eluting Biodegradable Polymer Coated Stent Implantation

      Serial Optical Coherence Tomography Evaluation at 6, 12, and 24 months Following Biolimus A9-Eluting Biodegradable Polymer Coated Stent Implantation
      Background Nobori is a biolimus A9-eluting stent (BES) featured with a biodegradable polymer coated on the abluminal side only. We previously reported that favorable vessel healing was achieved at 6-12 months after BES implantation. However, detailed long-term vessel reaction post-BES deployment is unclear. Methods Twenty-two BESs were serially evaluated by optical coherence tomography (OCT) at 6, 12, and 24 months post-stenting. Average neointimal thickness, uncovered struts and neointimal unevenness score ...
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    5. Assessment of vascular response after drug-eluting stents implantation in patients with diabetes mellitus: an optical coherence tomography sub-study of the J-DESsERT

      Assessment of vascular response after drug-eluting stents implantation in patients with diabetes mellitus: an optical coherence tomography sub-study of the J-DESsERT
      ...apan Division of Cardiology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan Advanced Cardiovascular Therapeutics, Osaka Universi...
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    6. Effects of Axial Length and Age on Circumpapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer and Inner Macular Parameters Measured by 3 Types of SD-OCT Instruments

      Effects of Axial Length and Age on Circumpapillary Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer and Inner Macular Parameters Measured by 3 Types of SD-OCT Instruments
      Purposes: To evaluate the effects of axial length and age on the circumpapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (cpRNFL) and the inner macular parameters measured using 3 spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) instruments. Methods: A total of 102 normal eyes (1 eye per subject) were imaged using Cirrus, RTVue, and 3D-OCT. The cpRNFL and the macular retinal nerve fiber layer (mRNFL), the ganglion cell layer+inner plexiform layer (GCLIPL), and the ...
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    7. Difference in correspondence between visual field defect and inner macular layer thickness measured using three types of spectral-domain OCT instruments

      Difference in correspondence between visual field defect and inner macular layer thickness measured using three types of spectral-domain OCT instruments
      Purpose To compare the relationship between visual field sensitivity (VFS) and macular parameters measured using three spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) instruments and to determine a base level (=floor effect) for macular parameters. Methods We imaged 127 glaucomatous eyes (1 eye per subject) using three different OCT instruments, i.e., the Cirrus , RTVue and 3D OCT devices; 76 normal eyes were evaluated as controls using the same instruments. The thicknesses ...
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    8. Outcomes of everolimus-eluting stent incomplete stent apposition: a serial optical coherence tomography analysis

      Outcomes of everolimus-eluting stent incomplete stent apposition: a serial optical coherence tomography analysis
      Aim The aim of the present study was to evaluate the natural course of acute incomplete stent apposition (ISA) after second-generation everolimus-eluting stent (EES) when compared with first-generation sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) by using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods and results From the OCT substudy of the RESET trial, we identified 77 patients (EES = 38 and SES = 39) who successfully underwent serial OCT examination at post-stenting and 812-month follow-up. The presence ...
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    9. Evaluating Dissociated Optic Nerve Fiber Layer Appearance Using En Face Layer Imaging Produced by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Evaluating Dissociated Optic Nerve Fiber Layer Appearance Using En Face Layer Imaging Produced by Optical Coherence Tomography
      ...MH eyes are liable to have an apparent DONFL following PPV. Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan Purpose: To investigate the incidence of and risk fa...
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    10. Optical Coherence Tomography and Histopathology Assessment After Implantation of First- and Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents in a Porcine Coronary Model

      Optical Coherence Tomography and Histopathology Assessment After Implantation of First- and Second-Generation Drug-Eluting Stents in a Porcine Coronary Model
      Background: This study directly compared optical coherence tomography (OCT) and histopathology for the assessment of vascular response to first- and second-generation drug-eluting stents. Methods and Results: Sirolimus-, everolimus-, and biolimus-eluting stents (SES, EES, and BES, respectively) were randomly implanted into the coronary arteries of 12 porcine. OCT was conducted after implantation: at 1, 3, and 6 months; histopathology was assessed at 3 and 6 months. At 1-month OCT, EES had ...
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    11. Atherosclerotic plaque characterization by CT angiography for identification of high-risk coronary artery lesions: a comparison to optical coherence tomography

      Atherosclerotic plaque characterization by CT angiography for identification of high-risk coronary artery lesions: a comparison to optical coherence tomography
      AIMS: Adverse plaque characteristics (APCs) by coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CTA) are associated with myocardial ischaemia and future acute coronary syndromes. The overall objective was to determine whether APCs on non-invasive CTA are associated with vulnerable plaque features by invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Sixty-eight coronary plaques in 45 patients were evaluated by CTA and OCT. APCs by CTA were: positive remodelling (PR), remodelling index 1 ...
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    12. Two-year vessel healing after everolimus-eluting stent implantation: Serial assessment by optical coherence tomography

      Two-year vessel healing after everolimus-eluting stent implantation: Serial assessment by optical coherence tomography
      ... Taniguchi, MD, * Hiromasa Otake, MD Affiliations + Corresponding Author Information Corresponding author at: Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyog...
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    13. Impact of strut-vessel distance and underlying plaque type on the resolution of acute strut malapposition: serial optimal coherence tomography analysis after everolimus-eluting stent implantation

      Impact of strut-vessel distance and underlying plaque type on the resolution of acute strut malapposition: serial optimal coherence tomography analysis after everolimus-eluting stent implantation
      ... everolimus-eluting stent implantation Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 7-5-1 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, 650-0017, Japan ...
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    14. Stabilizing effect of combined eicosapentaenoic acid and statin therapy on coronary thin-cap fibroatheroma

      Stabilizing effect of combined eicosapentaenoic acid and statin therapy on coronary thin-cap fibroatheroma
      Background The addition of highly purified eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to statin therapy prevents cardiovascular events. However, the impact of this treatment on vulnerable plaques remains unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of adding EPA to a standard statin therapy on vulnerable plaques by serial optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods Forty-nine non-culprit thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) lesions in 30 patients with untreated dyslipidemia were included. Patients were ...
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    15. Analysis of Long-term Arterial Healing Following Implantation of Different Types of Stents by Optical Coherence Tomography

      Analysis of Long-term Arterial Healing Following Implantation of Different Types of Stents by Optical Coherence Tomography
      Background Although drug-eluting stents have significantly reduced the mid-term incidence of target lesion revascularization, however, in vivo studies on long-term vessel healing of sirolimus-eluting and paclitaxel-eluting stents (SES and PES) are limited. So the aim of this study was to compare long-term arterial healing in SES and PES. Methods We evaluated 27 SES (23 patients) and 21 PES (20 patients) by serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) at 6 months (mid-phase ...
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    Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine

    Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine. Medicine and medical care have crucially important roles in the health and quality of life not just for those living in Japan, but also for people worldwide. Looking ahead to the future of medicine and medical care, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine/School of Medicine has taken up the challenge to establish a unique center of excellence for medical research and education. Our goal is to become one of the best medical schools in Japan and achieve worldwide recognition.