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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Early vascular responses to everolimus-eluting cobalt–chromium stent in the culprit lesions of st-elevation myocardial infarction: results from a multicenter prospective optical coherence tomography study (MECHANISM-AMI 2-week follow-up study)

      Early vascular responses to everolimus-eluting cobalt–chromium stent in the culprit lesions of st-elevation myocardial infarction: results from a multicenter prospective optical coherence tomography study (MECHANISM-AMI 2-week follow-up study)
      The use of cobaltchromium everolimus-eluting stents (CoCr-EES) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) reduces the incidence of stent thrombosis compared with bare metal stents, and a substantial difference is apparent in the initial 2 weeks. However, vascular behavior during this early period remains unclear. This was a prospective study (MECHANISM-AMI-2W) to investigate early vascular responses in STEMI patients immediately after CoCr-EES implantation and at 2-week follow-up using frequency domain-optical coherence ...
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    7. Data on two- and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography guidance for the treatment for the bifurcation lesion

      Data on two- and three-dimensional optical coherence tomography guidance for the treatment for the bifurcation lesion
      This article comprised the data related to the research article entitled Feasibility and usefulness of three-dimensional optical coherence tomography guidance for optimal side branch treatment in coronary bifurcation stenting (Nagoshi et al., In press) [1] . In this article we reports details about two patterns of guide wire (GW) recrossing position after crossover stenting in bifurcation lesion classified with three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (3D-OCT) (Okamura et al., 2014) [2] and follow-up ...
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    8. Impact of Guidewire Recrossing Point into Stent Jailed Side Branch for Optimal Kissing Balloon Dilatation - Corelab 3D Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis

      Impact of Guidewire Recrossing Point into Stent Jailed Side Branch for Optimal Kissing Balloon Dilatation - Corelab 3D Optical Coherence Tomography Analysis
      AIMS: We investigated the influence of the guidewire recrossing point on the incidence of incomplete stent apposition (ISA) after kissing balloon dilatation (KBD), and clinical and angiographic outcome at 9 months in a prospective multicenter registry. METHODS AND RESULTS: One hundred five patients underwent single crossover stenting across the side branch (SB) and subsequent KBD. Jailing configuration of the SB orifice and the guidewire recrossing position were assessed by off-line ...
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    9. Optical Frequency Domain Imaging Versus Intravascular Ultrasound in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (OPINION Trial) : Results From the OPINION Imaging Study

      Optical Frequency Domain Imaging Versus Intravascular Ultrasound in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (OPINION Trial) : Results From the OPINION Imaging Study
      Objectives We sought to clarify how intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography affect percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with current-generation drug-eluting stents in a pre-specified substudy of the OPINION (OPtical frequency domain imaging versus INtravascular ultrasound in percutaneous coronary interventiON) trial, a multicenter, prospective, randomized, noninferiority trial comparing optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI)-guided PCI with IVUS-guided PCI. Background The impact of these 2 imaging modalities in guiding PCI remains ...
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    10. Feasibility and usefulness of three-dimensional optical coherence tomography guidance for optimal side branch treatment in coronary bifurcation stenting

      Feasibility and usefulness of three-dimensional optical coherence tomography guidance for optimal side branch treatment in coronary bifurcation stenting
      Background For the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions, optimal guidewire (GW) recrossing after main vessel stenting is important for good stent apposition at the side branch (SB) orifice in kissing balloon inflation (KBI). Methods We analyzed 150 bifurcation lesions treated with single stenting following KBI in the three-dimensional optical coherence tomography (3D-OCT) bifurcation registry study (201516) and a single center experience (201216). OCT examination was performed after GW recrossing to ...
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    11. Coronary risk factors associated with OCT macrophage images and their response after CoCr everolimus-eluting stent implantation in patients with stable coronary artery disease

      Coronary risk factors associated with OCT macrophage images and their response after CoCr everolimus-eluting stent implantation in patients with stable coronary artery disease
      Background and aims The aim of this study was to evaluate the accumulation of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-macrophages and OCT findings after CoCr everolimus-eluting stent placement, in addition to coronary risk factors. Methods A total of 89 lesions in 89 patients were registered in the 1- and 3-month cohort of the multi-centre study. Lesion characteristics and post-procedure OCT images were evaluated immediately and 1 and 3 months after stenting ...
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    12. The impact of serum trans fatty acids concentration on plaque vulnerability in patients with coronary artery disease: Assessment via optical coherence tomography

      The impact of serum trans fatty acids concentration on plaque vulnerability in patients with coronary artery disease: Assessment via optical coherence tomography
      Background and aims Recent epidemiological studies have showed that excessive intake of trans fatty acids (TFA) can be a residual risk for the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) even under medical management, including statins. This study aimed at investigating the association between lipid profile, including serum TFA concentration, and plaque vulnerability using optical coherence tomography (OCT). Methods Level of serum elaidic acid, a major TFA component, was measured using ...
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    13. Morphological and pharmacological determinants of peri-procedural myocardial infarction following elective stent implantation: Optical coherence tomography sub-analysis of the PRASFIT-Elective study

      Morphological and pharmacological determinants of peri-procedural myocardial infarction following elective stent implantation: Optical coherence tomography sub-analysis of the PRASFIT-Elective study
      Background Previous studies have suggested that peri-procedural myocardial infarction (PMI) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with adverse short- and long-term outcomes, and several morphological predictors of PMI have been studied. However, the determinants of PMI under novel anti-platelet therapy are not fully elucidated. Methods and results PRASFIT-Elective is a multicenter, parallel-group study of PCI patients in non-acute settings receiving either prasugrel or clopidogrel in addition to aspirin. Among ...
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    14. Comparisons of Morphological Measurement Between Coronary Computed Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography

      Comparisons of Morphological Measurement Between Coronary Computed Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography
      The objective of this study is to evaluate the precision of semi-automated lumen boundary identification from coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA) by current version of HeartFlow software and the impact on fractional flow reserve (FFRCT) by using optical coherence tomography (OCT) as reference standard.
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    15. Kif14 overexpression accelerates murine retinoblastoma development

      Kif14 overexpression accelerates murine retinoblastoma development
      The mitotic kinesin KIF14 has an essential role in the recruitment of proteins required for the final stages of cytokinesis. Genomic gain and/or overexpression of KIF14 has been documented in retinoblastoma and a number of other cancers, such as breast, lung and ovarian carcinomas, strongly suggesting its role as an oncogene. Despite evidence of oncogenic properties in vitro and in xenografts, Kif14's role in tumor progression has not ...
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    16. Effects of daily glucose fluctuations on the healing response to everolimus-eluting stent implantation as assessed using continuous glucose monitoring and optical coherence tomography

      Effects of daily glucose fluctuations on the healing response to everolimus-eluting stent implantation as assessed using continuous glucose monitoring and optical coherence tomography
      Background Several studies have revealed that glucose fluctuations provoke oxidative stress that leads to endothelial cell dysfunction, progression of coronary atherosclerosis, and plaque vulnerability. However, little is known regarding their effect on neointimal growth after stenting in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to investigate the effects of glucose fluctuations on neointimal growth after everolimus-eluting stent (EES) implantation. Methods This study examined 50 patients who underwent a 9-month ...
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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.