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    2. Efficacy of coronary imaging on bifurcation intervention

      Efficacy of coronary imaging on bifurcation intervention
      During the coronary bifurcation intervention procedure, imaging including intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography is essential to provide precise anatomy of the lesion and morphological information. This consensus document between the Korean Bifurcation Club and the Japanese Bifurcation Club summarizes practical guidelines and current evidences on lesion assessment, device selection, procedural guidance, and the optimization of bifurcation intervention by the imaging.
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    3. Bandwidth enhancement in an InGaN/GaN three-section superluminescent diode for optical coherence tomography

      Bandwidth enhancement in an InGaN/GaN three-section superluminescent diode for optical coherence tomography
      In this paper, the optoelectronic properties of InGaN-based blue (430nm) superluminescent light-emitting diodes with a multi-section, three contact design are reported. The bias conditions of the rear absorber section and gain sections are explored in terms of enhancing and maximizing spectral bandwidth. We demonstrate that broader emission can be obtained with a short circuit, rather than an open circuit absorber section, and with two active regions at different current densities ...
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    4. En face slab optical coherence tomography imaging successfully monitors progressive degenerative changes in the innermost layer of the diabetic retina

      En face slab optical coherence tomography imaging successfully monitors progressive degenerative changes in the innermost layer of the diabetic retina
      Objective To evaluate the usefulness of en face slab optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging for monitoring diabetic retinal neurodegeneration with supporting animal experimental data. Research design and methods We retrospectively examined 72 diabetic eyes over 3 years using Cirrus-HD OCT. Two-dimensional en face slab OCT images of the innermost retina were reconstructed and graded according to the ratio of dark area to total area, and relative red, green, and blue ...
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    5. Association of Cholesterol Uptake Capacity, a Novel Indicator for HDL Functionality, and Coronary Plaque Properties: An Optical Coherence Tomography-based Observational Study

      Association of Cholesterol Uptake Capacity, a Novel Indicator for HDL Functionality, and Coronary Plaque Properties: An Optical Coherence Tomography-based Observational Study
      Background Cholesterol efflux from atherosclerotic lesion is a key function of high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Recently, we established a simple, high-throughput, cell-free assay to evaluate the capacity of HDL to accept additional cholesterol, which is herein referred to as cholesterol uptake capacity (CUC). Objective To clarify the cross-sectional relationship between CUC and coronary plaque properties. Methods We enrolled 135 patients to measure CUC and assess the morphological features of angiographic stenosis ...
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    6. Cut-off value of strut-vessel distance for the resolution of acute incomplete stent apposition in the early phase using serial optical coherence tomography after cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stent implantation

      Cut-off value of strut-vessel distance for the resolution of acute incomplete stent apposition in the early phase using serial optical coherence tomography after cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stent implantation
      Objective The purpose of this study was to identify a cut-off value to predict the resolution of incomplete-stent-apposition (ISA) after cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting stent (CoCr-EES) implantation at early follow-up. Background To date, appropriate stent apposition at the acute period using intracoronary imaging has been recommended because persistent ISA is considered to be a risk factor for stent thrombosis. We examined the indices for resolving acute ISA. In particular, we determined the ...
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    7. Efficacy of optical frequency-domain imaging in detecting peripheral artery disease: a single-center open-label, single-arm study protocol

      Efficacy of optical frequency-domain imaging in detecting peripheral artery disease: a single-center open-label, single-arm study protocol
      Intravascular optical coherence tomography is a high-resolution intracoronary imaging modality, providing a microscopic image of intravascular features. However, it has lower penetration depth than intravascular ultrasound. Recently, a second-generation optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI) technique has been developed to provide greater penetration depth and faster pullback speed. However, there is little evidence supporting the efficacy of OFDI in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) undergoing endovascular treatment (EVT). We aimed to ...
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    8. Expert consensus statement for quantitative measurement and morphological assessment of optical coherence tomography

      Expert consensus statement for quantitative measurement and morphological assessment of optical coherence tomography
      In this document, the methods for the quantitative measurement and morphological assessment of optical coherence tomography (OCT)/optical frequency domain imaging images (OFDI) are briefly summarized. The focus is on the clinical application of OCT/OFDI to guide percutaneous coronary interventions.
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    9. Early and mid-term vascular responses to optical coherence tomography guided everolimus-eluting stent implantation in stable coronary artery disease

      Early and mid-term vascular responses to optical coherence tomography guided everolimus-eluting stent implantation in stable coronary artery disease
      Background Analysis of pooled clinical data has shown the safety of 3 months of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with everolimus-eluting cobaltchromium stents (Co-Cr EESs). This study evaluated early and mid-term vascular responses to Co-Cr EESs in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Methods The MECHANISM-Elective trial (NCT02014818) is a multicenter optical coherence tomography (OCT) registry. Enrolled patients were evaluated by OCT immediately after EES implantation (post), were prospectively allocated ...
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    10. Discordance of Disc-Fovea Raphe Angles Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and MP-3 Microperimetry in Eyes With a Glaucomatous Hemifield Defect

      Discordance of Disc-Fovea Raphe Angles Determined by Optical Coherence Tomography and MP-3 Microperimetry in Eyes With a Glaucomatous Hemifield Defect
      Purpose : The purpose of this study was to evaluate the concordance of a temporal raphe architecture estimated using optical coherence tomography (OCT) and MP-3 microperimetry. Methods : We enrolled 25 eyes with either an upper or lower glaucomatous hemifield defect, as detected on the Humphrey visual field 30-2 test. A structural temporal raphe was extrapolated from visible end points of retinal nerve fiber bundles present in a perimetrically normal hemiretina on ...
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    11. Efficacy of the proximal optimization technique on crossover stenting in coronary bifurcation lesions in the 3D-OCT bifurcation registry

      Efficacy of the proximal optimization technique on crossover stenting in coronary bifurcation lesions in the 3D-OCT bifurcation registry
      Aim We sought to investigate the efficacy of the proximal optimization technique (POT) on crossover stenting followed by side branch (SB) dilation under optical coherence tomography guidance in a multicenter registry study. Methods and results A total of 135 bifurcation lesions in 134 patients were divided into POT (n=52) and non-POT groups (n=83). The POT was performed before SB dilatation (pre-POT; n=26), finally (final-POT; n=12), at ...
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    12. Favorable early vessel healing after everolimus-eluting stent implantation: 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up of optical coherence tomography

      Favorable early vessel healing after everolimus-eluting stent implantation: 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up of optical coherence tomography
      Background Although a prospective randomized control study revealed that 3-month dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) is safe and does not compromise the efficacy of everolimus-eluting stent (EES) in selected patients, detailed vessel healing at early phase after EES implantation has yet to be investigated in Japanese patients. Methods and results A total of 27 lesions in 19 patients treated with EES were serially evaluated by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) at ...
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    13. The Efficacy of Alirocumab for Thin-cap fIbroatheroma in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease Estimated by Optical Coherence Tomography

      The Efficacy of Alirocumab for Thin-cap fIbroatheroma in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease Estimated by Optical Coherence Tomography
      The purpose of this study is to show that alirocumab with statin therapy have a s tronger stabilizing effect on vulnerable plaque in coronary artery disease than statin alone administration. The investigators investigate to evaluate the efficacy of alirocumab for vulnerable plaque. The investigators enrolled the patient with standard statin therapy who were detected vulnerable plaque by optical coherence tomography, and categorized into two group; the patients with alirocumab and ...
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    14. Lumen Boundaries Extracted from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography on Computed Fractional Flow Reserve (FFRCT): Validation with Optical Coherence Tomography

      Lumen Boundaries Extracted from Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography on Computed Fractional Flow Reserve (FFRCT): Validation with Optical Coherence Tomography
      Aims: To evaluate the accuracy of minimal lumen area (MLA) by coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) and its impact on fractional flow reserve (FFRCT). Methods and results: Fifty-seven patients (118 lesions, 72 vessels) who underwent cCTA and optical coherence tomography (OCT) were enrolled. OCT and cCTA were co-registered and MLAs were measured with both modalities. FFROCT was calculated using OCT-updated models with cCTA-based lumen geometry replaced by OCT-derived geometry. Lesions ...
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    15. Comparison between Optical COherence tomography guidance and Angiography guidance in percutaneous coronary intervention (COCOA): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

      Comparison between Optical COherence tomography guidance and Angiography guidance in percutaneous coronary intervention (COCOA): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
      Background Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is increasingly used as an adjunct to coronary angiography for guiding percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The current consensus on PCI is that the large final stent area offers the best chance of a good late clinical outcome. Since OCT provides more accurate information about the coronary artery and implanted stents, OCT-guided stent implantation is expected to achieve greater stent expansion than angiography guidance alone. Therefore ...
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    16. Impact of CD14++CD16+ monocytes on coronary plaque vulnerability assessed by optical coherence tomography in coronary artery disease patients with well-regulated lipid levels

      Impact of CD14++CD16+ monocytes on coronary plaque vulnerability assessed by optical coherence tomography in coronary artery disease patients with well-regulated lipid levels
      Background and aims This study examined the impact of CD14 ++ CD16 + monocytes on coronary plaque vulnerability, as assessed by optical coherence tomography (OCT), and investigated their association with daily glucose fluctuation. Although increased CD14 ++ CD16 + monocyte levels have been reported to increase cardiovascular events, their impact on coronary plaque vulnerability in coronary artery disease (CAD) patients with or without diabetes mellitus (DM) remains unclear. Methods This prospective observational study included ...
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  2. About Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine

    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.