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    2. New prediction tools and treatment for ACS patients with plaque erosion

      New prediction tools and treatment for ACS patients with plaque erosion
      For decades, we have known from autopsy observations that the proximate cause of the majority of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) is occlusive thrombosis generated by plaque rupture or, less frequently, superficial erosion.1-3 Mounting evidence supports the concept that these two substrates are separate entities, with distinct pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and prognosis.4-9 Yet, when ACS patients present to the emergency department with ischemic symptoms, we still triage them exclusively ...
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    3. Micro-optical coherence tomography for high-resolution morphologic imaging of cellular and nerval corneal micro-structures

      Micro-optical coherence tomography for high-resolution morphologic imaging of cellular and nerval corneal micro-structures
      We demonstrate the highest resolution (1.51.51 m) micrometer optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the morphologic micro-structure of excised swine and non-human primate corneas. Besides epithelial, stromal, and endothelial cell morphology, this report focuses on investigating the most peripheral corneal nerve fibers, the nerve fibers of the subbasal plexus (SBP). Alterations of SBP nerve density and composition are reportedly linked to major neurologic disorders, such as diabetic neuropathy ...
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    4. Linear-in-wavenumber actively-mode-locked wavelength-swept laser

      Linear-in-wavenumber actively-mode-locked wavelength-swept laser
      We report on an akinetic actively-mode-locked wavelength-swept laser (ASL) with a sweep that is highly linear in wavenumber. By tailoring the drive waveform of the intracavity modulator, the wavenumber sweep was further linearized to enable high fidelity frequency-domain interferometric ranging without resampling of the acquired data. Used for catheter-based optical coherence tomography, the ASL showed comparable imaging performance to a state-of-the-art polygon-based wavelength-swept source at a matching sweep rate of ...
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    5. Intravascular Polarimetry: Clinical Translation and Future Applications of Catheter-Based Polarization Sensitive Optical Frequency Domain Imaging

      Intravascular Polarimetry: Clinical Translation and Future Applications of Catheter-Based Polarization Sensitive Optical Frequency Domain Imaging
      Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) visualize the coronary artery wall and plaque morphology in great detail. The advent of these high-resolution intracoronary imaging modalities has propelled our understanding of coronary atherosclerosis and provided enhanced guidance for percutaneous coronary intervention. Yet, the lack of contrast between distinct tissue types and plaque compositions impedes further elucidation of the complex mechanisms that contribute to acute coronary syndrome (ACS ...
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    6. Study of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Enteric Neural Pathology in Patients With Parkinson's Disease

      Study of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Enteric Neural Pathology in Patients With Parkinson's Disease
      The purpose of this study is to establish the esophageal pathology findings as imaged with tethered capsule microscopy in subjects with Parkinson Disease. Images from patients with Parkinson disease will be compared to our previously obtained images in healthy subjects to establish the spectrum of esophageal pathologies occurring in patients with Parkinson disease by OCT imaging. In the case of imaging internal luminal organs, like the esophagus, OCT light is ...
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    7. Artifact Rates for 2D Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Versus 3D Neuroretinal Rim Thickness Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

      Artifact Rates for 2D Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Versus 3D Neuroretinal Rim Thickness Using Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
      Purpose : To compare the rates of clinically significant artifacts for two-dimensional peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness versus three-dimensional (3D) neuroretinal rim thickness using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods : Only one eye per patient was used for analysis of 120 glaucoma patients and 114 normal patients. For RNFL scans and optic nerve scans, 15 artifact types were calculated per B-scan and per eye. Neuroretinal rim tissue was quantified ...
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    8. Feasibility Study to Assess a Trans-nasal Intestinal Potential Difference Probe

      Feasibility Study to Assess a Trans-nasal Intestinal Potential Difference Probe
      Increased gastrointestinal (GI) permeability is associated to several GI conditions that affect millions of people worldwide. Healthy intestinal walls limit only specific molecules to cross into the body. "Leaky gut" is a condition of unregulated and increased gut permeability that allows unwanted antigens, pathogens and microbial toxins into the bloodstream(1). This in turn leads to a subsequent immune response that includes the production of inflammatory mediators. Leaky gut is ...
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    9. Optical Imaging of Gastrointestinal Biopsy Samples and Their Correlation With Histology

      Optical Imaging of Gastrointestinal Biopsy Samples and Their Correlation With Histology
      The investigators have previously developed optical imaging systems that have been able to provide highly detailed images of tissue structures in multiple application areas including Cardiology, Gastroenterology, and Pulmonology. They are looking to continue the advancement of these various technologies under development. The population will include subjects who are undergoing elective esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy, colonoscopy with biopsy, and/or endo-mucosal resection.The endoscopist will take no more than 3 biopsies ...
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    10. Evaluation of Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy as a Screening Tool for Barrett's Esophagus in the Primary Care Setting

      Evaluation of Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy as a Screening Tool for Barrett's Esophagus in the Primary Care Setting
      The investigators have developed a tethered capsule OCT device intended as an inexpensive screening tool for BE. The capsule, which is attached to a thin, flexible tether, is reusable after being processed by a standard disinfection technique. Used without sedation, the capsule is swallowed by the participant and travels in the esophagus to the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) via peristalsis. Cross-sectional microscopic OCT images of the entire esophagus are collected during ...
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    11. Efficacy and Safety of Laser‐Assisted Combination Chemotherapy: An Explorative Imaging‐Guided Treatment With 5‐Fluorouracil and Cisplatin for Basal Cell Carcinoma

      Efficacy and Safety of Laser‐Assisted Combination Chemotherapy: An Explorative Imaging‐Guided Treatment With 5‐Fluorouracil and Cisplatin for Basal Cell Carcinoma
      Background and Objectives Rising incidences of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) have increased the need for effective topical therapies. By enhancing cutaneous uptake of the chemotherapeutic agents, cisplatin and 5‐fluorouracil (5‐FU), laser‐assisted delivery may provide a new combination treatment for BCC. Accordingly, this study aimed to evaluate tumor response, safety, and drug biodistribution in tumors and blood after topical laser‐assisted 5‐FU+CIS treatment in BCC patients ...
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    12. Influence of tissue fixation on depth-resolved birefringence of oral cavity tissue samples

      Influence of tissue fixation on depth-resolved birefringence of oral cavity tissue samples
      Significance: To advance our understanding of the contrast observed when imaging with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) and its correlation with oral cancerous pathologies, a detailed comparison with histology provided via ex vivo fixed tissue is required. The effects of tissue fixation, however, on such polarization-based contrast have not yet been investigated. Aim: A study was performed to assess the impact of tissue fixation on depth-resolved (i.e., local) birefringence ...
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    13. Tethered capsule en face optical coherence tomography for imaging Barrett’s oesophagus in unsedated patients

      Tethered capsule en face optical coherence tomography for imaging Barrett’s oesophagus in unsedated patients
      Objective Barretts oesophagus (BE) screening outside the endoscopy suite can identify patients for surveillance and reduce mortality. Tethered capsule optical coherence tomography (OCT) can volumetrically image oesophageal mucosa in unsedated patients and detect features of BE. We investigated ultrahigh-speed tethered capsule swept-source OCT (SS-OCT), improved device design, developed procedural techniques and measured capsule contact, longitudinal pullback non-uniformity and patient toleration. Design OCT was performed in 16 patients prior to endoscopic ...
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    14. In vivo imaging of the depth-resolved optic axis of birefringence in human skin

      In vivo imaging of the depth-resolved optic axis of birefringence in human skin
      Recent progress has enabled the reconstruction of the local (i.e., depth-resolved) optic axis (OAx) of biological tissue from measurements made with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT). Here we demonstrate local OAx imaging in healthy human skin in vivo . The images reveal dense, weaving patterns that are imperceptible in OCT intensity tomograms or conventional PS-OCT metrics and that suggest a mesh-like tissue organization, consistent with the morphology of dermal collagen ...
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    1. We are excited to see the publication of this data from our collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital that clearly demonstrate the imaging technology can produce valuable images of esophageal tissue...We look forward to moving ahead with continued development of this exciting new technology.
      Charles Carignan in NinePoint Medical Imaging Technology Highlighted in Nature Medicine